Meet Our Staff


Amanda Benton

Amanda began working in the dental field in 2003 when she began working with Dr. Hughes. She became a registered dental assistant in 2006 but is currently the office manager. Amanda enjoys her work and takes pride in being a vital part of an office that take such pride in the way their patients are cared for.

Amanda was born and raised in Lindale. She married her husband Bryan in 1999 and they moved to California where Bryan served in the United States Marine Corp. They moved back to Texas in 2003 and are happy to be back close to family and friends. They were blessed with their son Camdyn in December 2013. In her free time Amanda loves spending time with her family and friends as well as shopping!


 Pam Simmons, RDA

Pam has been a registered dental assistant since 1995 and has been working with Dr. Hughes since 2000. She enjoys assisting Dr. Hughes and getting to know her patients in order to make them feel at ease in the dental chair.

Together, she and her husband Jimmy have 4 sons, 4 grandsons, one granddaughter, and their two Boston Terriers Gabby and Allie. Pam loves the Texas Rangers, muscle cars, and especially her mustang Shelby GT. They attend Cornerstone Assembly of God where they are active in adult and youth ministry.


 Pearl Andrews

Pearl has been in the dental field for 33 years and has worked in every aspect of the dental office. She loves to work with the public and enjoys getting to know her patients. Pearl is known for always having a warm welcoming smile on her face.

Pearl grew up in Lindale but currently resides in Tyler with her husband Don of 35 years. She has two sons Daniel, and Darren, a stepdaughter Stephanie, and eight grandchildren. She and Don attend Flint Baptist Church. In her free time Pearl loves to fish, garden, spend time with family and friends, and her animals Little girl, Little man, and Shea!


Misty Bridges RDH,BS, COM

Misty has been with Dr. Hughes since 1993 and has practiced dental hygiene since 1990. She has a background in oral health promotion and orofacial myofunctional therapy. She has a passion for educating the patient on their oral health as it relates to their overall health. She is certified in evaluating and treating orofacial dysfunctions such as thumb-sucking, nail biting, tongue thrust, and open mouth postures to name a few. Misty enjoys staying current on the latest continuing education and strives to give each patient excellent care.

When not working Misty enjoys spending time with her family, serving in various local and international missions, and rescuing and rehoming unwanted animals.


Michelle Bradley, RDA

 Michelle has been a Registered Dental Assistant since February of 2000. She has experience in many areas of dentistry and is blessed to be a part of Dr. Hughes’ team. Her dental experience mixed with a bubbly personality makes our patients feel at ease and very comfortable during their visit.

Michelle was bon and raised in Lindale, until she married her best friend, Adam, in 2006. They lived in his hometown, Lake O’ the Pines until moving to Lindale in 2012. They share their home with a spoiled-rotten Cocker Spaniel named Bailey. In their spare time they enjoy traveling, shopping and spending time with family and friends. They are active members of Lindale Church of Christ.