Meet Our Staff

Melissa Woodruff

Registered Dental Assistant

Melissa graduated from Pampa High School in 2006 and attended Milan Institute to become a Registered Dental Assistant. She loves working in the Dental field and loves her family at Pampa Dental Associates. She has two kids, Gunner and Lilly, both 7 years old and a wonderful husband, Matt. Outdoors with her family is where she spends her extra time.


Shelly DeMar

Patient Coordinator/RDA

Shelly is a long time resident of Pampa.  With her background in chair side assisting for over 15 years, she has an additional strength in understanding treatments, scheduling appointments and making each appointment special. You will now find Shelly at the front desk of Pampa Dental Associates as your patient coordinator. In her spare time, Shelly enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three beautiful grandchildren.

Haley Kuhn

Registered Dental Hygienist

Haley Kuhn is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Amarillo College in May of 2011 with an Associates in Applied Science. Haley grew up in Pampa and graduated from Pampa High School in 2007. She is married to Dustin Kuhn, also of Pampa. She enjoys working in the community where she grew up. One of Haley’s favorite things about being a Dental Hygienist is growing a relationship with each patient.

Tanya Ward

Financial Coordinator

Tanya is our Financial and Insurance Coordinator. She has been with our office for 14 years and has over 40 years of experience in the dental field. She enjoys helping our patients find convenient and comfortable ways to get the dental treatment they need. Tanya is a long time resident of Pampa and graduated from Pampa High School. After working in the Dental field in Texas, Arizona and Georgia, Tanya returned to Pampa where she married husband.  Tanya enjoys spending time with their 5 children and 14 grandchildren.

Shawna Schulte

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shawna has been a Dental Hygienist for Pampa Dental Associates since 2005. She grew up in Dimmitt, Texas and graduated with an Associates in Dental Hygiene from Amarillo College in 2002. She recently relocated to Canyon, where her husband, Travis, is the Head Boys Basketball Coach. They have been married for 13 years and have two girls, Shaylin (10) and Tatum (7). Shawna enjoys spending time with her family, coaching her girls’ sports teams, cooking and her church.

Jessica Helton

Hygiene Coordinator/RDA

Jessica is from the small town of Allison Texas. After graduating High School, she attended North Carolina College of Theology where she earned her Associates.  She then lived in Lubbock for the next four years and received her RDA License from Kaplan College. Once Jessica graduated she began working for an Endodontist and then decided it was time to move closer to her family. Jessica is now our Hygiene Coordinator and feels blessed to be a part of Pampa Dental Associates. She thoroughly enjoys assisting our patients with their hygiene needs.

Valerie Hill

Registered Dental Hygienist

Valerie was born and raised in Pampa. After graduating from Amarillo College Dental Hygiene Program in 2002, she moved back to Pampa with her husband, Brandon. They have been married for 13 years and have 4 kids. Valerie has been a dental hygienist at Pampa Dental Associates since 2009. She enjoys watching her kids in their many sports and activities.

Shawna Harper

Patient Coodinator


Shawna can be found at the front desk in the office of Pampa Dental Associates assisting our patients with appointments, insurance benefits and treatment needs. Shawna graduated from West Texas A&M University in 2012 with Bachelors in Business Administration with emphasis in Biotechnology and Healthcare. She has worked in a variety of medical offices over the past nine years and is a Certified Medical Office Manager. Shawna currently lives in White Deer with her husband, Dustin, and their four children. Weekends are full of chauffeuring to and from sports, playing outside and eating fruit snacks.

Lacee Freeman

Registered Dental Assistant

Lacee was raised in White Deer, where she currently resides with her husband Justin, son Jaxon and daughter Logan.  She graduated from West Texas Dental Assistant Training School of Lubbock in 2003. Lacee has been an assistant for 10 years, assisting in pediatrics, endodontics, and general dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her family baking and attending church.