Clayton Cook, DMD
Clayton Cook was born and raised in Cache Valley, Utah, and comes from a large family – he is the 5th of 6 children. Growing up, Dr. Cook spent many hours in his father’s podiatry office cleaning rooms, stocking cupboards, and – when his dad wasn’t looking – playing with equipment. Consequently, Dr. Cook discovered his fascination with the medical world at a very young age.
Dr. Cook met his best friend, Kallee, now his wife, in 9th grade. After graduating from high school, he worked in the Dallas area for a short time and fell in love with Texas. He left Texas to serve a Christian mission in Hiroshima, Japan. Shortly after returning, he married his wife, and they’ve been married for 8 years and have 4 beautiful children.
Dr. Cook graduated from Utah State University, majoring in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Japanese. He attended dental school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona.
In his spare time, Dr. Cook enjoys hiking, playing sports of all kinds, reading, challenging his wife to a game of scrabble, and giving his kids “Wild Buckin’ Bronco” rides in the family’s front room. He’s always wanted to make it back to Texas and is so excited to be in Fort Worth.
Dr. Kiet Nguyen, DDS
Dr. Kiet Nguyen has been practicing in Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth for the last 22 years. He is a native of Vietnam, originally moving to West Texas with his family. After graduating from high school in the Houston area, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington, before receiving an academic scholarship to Texas Christian University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry.
Dr. Nguyen went on to receive his dental degree from the University of Texas’s dental branch in Houston. After graduation, Dr. Nguyen owned multiple practices, focusing on family and cosmetic dentistry.
He has been married for 23 years and he and his wife have 2 children, who are attending Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington.
Cheyenne Mathis, Office Manager
Cheyenne Mathis was born and raised in Stephenville, TX. During her 2 year orthodontic treatment at sixteen, she found a love for dentistry. She graduated valedictorian of her 2010 class and shortly after completed a dental assisting course at the Dental Career Center of Stephenville.
Cheyenne met her husband of three years in high school and they now have one three-year old daughter. Cheyenne enjoys endless Pinterest projects, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. Cheyenne is extremely excited to be a part of the Polished Family Dental team.
Tiffany DePriest, Office Manager
Tiffany grew up in Joshua, TX. She is the oldest of 4 siblings. After graduation she had a passion to serve people and went to school to become a Medical Assistant. After several years of working in the medical field she was ready for a change.
That exciting change came when Tiffany joined the Polished Family Dental team. She is married and has 4 wonderful children. In her free time you will find Tiffany camping or on an outdoor adventure somewhere.
Samantha Watson, Lead Hygienist
Samantha enjoys being active and spending time with her family and friends. She has always had a deep passion to care for people and, by becoming a dental hygienist, she not only gets to care for her patients, but, more importantly, she gets to educate them on their oral health.
Her favorite quote is by Marian Edelman, “Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” Glen Rose is Samantha’s community and she will do everything she can to better it.
Chrissie Massey, Lead Assistant
Chrissie has enjoyed working in dentistry for over 20 years. In her spare time, she and her husband enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends, and listening to great music.
Deborah Gay, Hygienist
Deborah was raised in Ohio, but has been all over the country. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. She then finished her schooling, earning an academic scholarship in the dental hygiene program, at Howard University, in Washington, DC. For nearly 20 years she has loved meeting new people and helping them improve their health, by improving their smile. She feels educating patients empowers them to make smart choices.
Deborah has been married for 17 years and loves taking care of her 3 girls. In her spare time she loves to craft, exercise, and play games with her family. She is pretty competitive, so be prepared if there is a challenge.