Greg Atwood, DDS
Dr. Atwood was raised in a small town in Southern Alberta, Canada, as the fourth of seven children. He grew up involved in church and sports, and played high school basketball. Two of his older sisters were dental assistants, which may have influenced his decision to pursue a career in dentistry.
Dr. Atwood earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Alberta in 2003. While there, he completed his U.S. board exams and earned awards for the student with the greatest potential in fixed prosthodontics (crowns and bridges) and orthodontics. He worked for two years at a practice in central Alberta, but both winters were long, with periods of temperatures of -67 F. The Atwoods decided to look for work further south. Dr. Atwood got licensed for Texas and moved to Midland where he practiced from 2005 through 2011. In January 2012, Dr. Atwood purchased the practice of Dr. James Edmondson, who had been practicing in Odessa for well over 30 years.
Dr. Atwood enjoys learning and regularly takes more than the required amount of continuing education, including several courses in orthodontics. He also enjoyed his dental mission trip to Costa Rica in 2011.
Dr. Atwood and his wife, Jaime, are the parents of five wonderful children who keep them very busy with soccer, volleyball, basketball, piano, violin, scouting, church, school, and various other activities. Being a family man has helped shape the focus of his dental practice. Dr. Atwood offers services for the entire family with a conservative and preventive approach. He tries to treat each patient the way he would want a member of his family treated.
Jay Fandel, DMD
If you find yourself in need of oral surgery procedures like wisdom teeth removal, ridge preservation, or bone graft placement, then come and see Dr. Jay Fandel for these services. Dr. Fandel has over 25 years of experience in oral surgery and will help you feel comfortable during yours with his skilled care and the use of IV general anesthesia.
Meet Our Team
Our dentist’s team has received extensive training on customer service and insurance. They strive to work as a true team for optimum patient care at Atwood Family Dental. Come and meet the people who provide quality dentistry in Odessa, Texas.
Donna Jones—Insurance Coordinator & Treatment Plan Coordinator
Donna has been involved in dentistry front office administration for 14 years. She works to resolve insurance claim issues, explaining the financial aspects of patients’ treatment plans and helping them get as much benefit from insurance as they can. Donna enjoys working at our office because of the kindness of Dr. Greg Atwood and her relationship with co-workers.
Donna has been married to her husband, Kevin, for almost 38 years. They have two sons, one daughter, two daughters-in-law, one son-in-law, and three grandchildren with another expected in March. Donna enjoys anything that involves working with her hands and tools, including gardening, crocheting, and sewing.
Kelsey Campbell—New Patient Coordinator & Dental Assistant
Kelsey recently graduated from dental assisting school and is one of our newest team members. She assist anywhere she is needed in order to help patients have a great experience and to help things run smoothly in our practice. Kesley enjoys working with her great boss and great patients, and in her spare time she loves to play the guitar.
Iris Hinojos—Registered Dental Hygienist
Iris has been with Atwood Family Dental since 2008 where she enjoys interacting with patients, meeting new people, and helping those who visit our office. She graduated from college with honors and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
At our office, Iris provides patient education, quality cleanings, and periodontal (gum) therapy. When not at our office, Iris enjoys volleyball, 5K races, and spending time with her family. She has been married for over 16 years and has two children, a daughter and a son.
Shawna Foust—Registered Dental Hygienist
Shawna began her dental career over 30 years ago as a dental assistant, while still in high school at Odessa High School. Intrigued by the role of the dental hygienist regarding patient education and behavior modification, she decided to further her education by becoming a hygienist. She has had experience with many dental offices including general, orthodontists, and periodontics. Shawna received her Associates degree in Arts and General Studies at Odessa College in 2007. She graduated from Howard College Dental Hygiene Program with an Associate’s degree in Applied Science in 2010. She has also received nitrous oxide certification. Shawna recently earned her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. She continues to further her knowledge every year by maintaining at least 12 hours or more of continuing education courses.
Shawna was born in Wichita Falls, Texas but was raised, and still resides, here in Odessa, Texas, with her husband, Ralph, of 33 years. They have three grown children and four grandchildren. When not at work, Shawna enjoys spending time with family, taking pictures, and reading.
Debbie Martinez—Registered Dental Assistant
Debbie has been with our office since 1997 and continues to implement her experience as a dental assistant and share her knowledge while providing patient care. She believes that it is a privilege and honor to work with such a wonderful group of people and she enjoys what she does. Together, Debbie and our staff members have built an outstanding work team.
In addition to working at our office, Debbie has been an instructor at the VIP Private Dental Assistant School in Odessa. She enjoys learning how to play golf as well as hanging out with her family and friends. Debbie also considers herself the master of Pinterest fails.