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 and a daughter, Brynlee in October 2015. 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 newest members, Reba(English Bulldog) and Barbara Jean(Pitbull). Pam loves the Texas Rangers, muscle cars, the newest being a ’76 Trans Am. They attend New Life Worship Center.


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.