A Different Kind of Dentistry

Katy Trail Dental, the practice of Dr. Dominique Fufidio, is not your average Dallas dental office. Yes, we offer everything you’d expect from a general and cosmetic dentist's office, but our passionate focus on personalized care and patient comfort sets us apart — and helps our patients to feel at ease — whether they are here for a checkup or a root canal.

We’re not just passionate about teeth. (Yes, we admit that we love teeth.) We’re also passionate about people. To us, providing an experience that brings a smile to your face is just as important as making sure your smile is healthy and beautiful.

Dominique Fufidio, DDS, FAGD ("Fa-Fid-E-O")

Doctor of Dental Surgery, Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry

Dentist / Owner

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Dr. Dominique Fufidio relocated to Texas from New York in 2012, when she accepted an offer to attend the prestigious Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Baylor’s School of Dental Medicine in Dallas. Preferring the warmth of Texas charm over New York winters, Dr. Fufidio chose to make Dallas her home.

Before, during and after her residency, Dr. Fufidio constantly strove to increase her knowledge through continuing education, seminars and practical work experience. She is a 2016 recipient of the Fellowship Award with the Academy of General Dentistry (a prestigious award presented to less than 5% of dentists), is an active member of numerous dental societies including the Dallas County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association and their Texas branches; the Texas Academy of General Dentistry and Texas Dental Association.  She is an active participant in multiple community and networking groups and serves as a peer reviewer for the Academy of General Dentistry's print publications.

Dr. Fufidio is sedation certified and Invisalign©, ZoomWhitening©, Botox© trained. She and her office staff pride themselves on excellence in dentistry, patient comfort and customer service.

Outside the office Dr. Fufidio is a nationally ranked competitive weightlifter (she may be little — but she’s tough), weightlifting Coach, former gymnast, cyclist and yogi, loyal friend, and a loving daughter, sister, dog momma and wife.

 

Emily Estrella

Our Office Manager and Financial/Insurance Coordinator

American Associations of Notaries Member

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We are pleased to welcome Emily to our Dental Home!  Emily was born and raised in East Texas where her HUGE, close-knit, family still resides.  Emily’s mother has 7 siblings and she herself has two older (protective) brothers that all live in Tyler, TX.  In 2013 Emily relocated to Dallas to pursue her Biology degree at UT Dallas with intentions of going to Dental School in the future.  Her boyfriend, Vincent, who actually put Emily in touch with Dr. Fufidio (THANKS VINCENT!  WE OWE YOU ONE!!) relocated shortly after.  While studying Emily was working out and working at Equinox when she fell into a part time position there, then a Nanny position, waitressed at the local Vietnamese restaurant and then fell into an Office Manager Position in a dental office all through her contacts at Equinox.  She is a little go-getter and social butterfly for sure.  It was about 2 years ago Emily took the plunge and pursued Dental Office Management full time.  Currently she plans to go back to school for Business although secretly she still aspires to pursue a modeling career (We just can’t tell Dad!).

 

Emily is a wealth of information and a breath of fresh air at KTD.  With her free time she enjoys visiting home more often, working out, traveling to new places, shopping and fashion, loves her essential oils and eating all kinds of foods.  Welcome Emily!  We adore you and are happy to have you!

 

Jessica Hernandez, RDA

Our Lead Chairside Registered Dental Assistant

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We are thrilled to welcome the experienced and organized Ms. Jessica to our team!  This born and raised Dallasite started dental assisting in 2007 when she walked into the office where her childhood friend Carina was working.  Carina’s boss offered Jessica a job and since that moment Jessica immersed herself in everything dental.  She has been working for a handful of offices looking for the right fit and after the birth of her now four year old daughter, Melissa, Jessica considered returning to school for dental hygiene.  But, since joining Katy Trail Dental, we have been able to involve Jessica heavily in our hygiene department and protocols.  Jessica is beyond thrilled again to be dental assisting and it's a good thing because Dr. Fufidio and Jessica do truly make an incredible team!

Outside the office Jessica can be found swinging her hips at a concert with her husband of 5 years, Jose Luis, or spending time with the very extended family.  Jessica and Jose have an extensive Dallas based family consisting of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews galore!  The weekends and holidays become big family To Do’s at either Jessica’s mother’s house or her sister-in-law’s.  The Hernandez family loves watching football and baseball.  It’s no surprise they can be found rooting for the Rangers and Cowboys.  Jessica absolutely loves authentic Mexican cuisine so the hardest question you can ask her is, “So what’s the best taco joint in Dallas?”  If she has to answer, she will say Fito’s in Oak Cliff but she has many others she goes to when she is craving a very specific type of taco!  Welcome to the team Jessica.  Bienvenidos!

 

Kassandra Bowie, RDH 

OUR REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST

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As one door closed with the departure of our previous hygienist Oralia to the Pacific Northwest, another opened allowing us the pleasure of having Kassandra join our team.  This coy hygienist has been practicing in Texas for 16 years with the experience and talent to show for it! 

Kassandra has a long history of being interested in dental health. It was in fourth grade that her intrigue was sparked when her best friend came to school with fancy new braces.  At that moment, Kassandra became fascinated by all things dentistry and later pursued her career in dental hygiene at Tyler Junior College. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Northern Arizona University. Kassandra maintains a membership with the Dallas Dental Hygienist Association and volunteers regularly in their fluoride varnish program that benefits underserved children.

Kassandra hails from Tyler, TX where she met and later married her high school sweetheart. She and her husband started a family of their own in the years to come. Outside the office, Kassandra spends her time being involved in her three children's exciting lives of sports and band activities. They can be found all summer long at the lake grilling and relaxing or eating pizza at their favorite local joint. Her daughter is a member of the Girl Scouts and will be selling her cookies in the office this season, so be sure to support! 

Get excited to meet Kassandra, you won’t be disappointed!

Chuntel Spence

Business ADMINISTRATOR and Secondary Dental Assistant

Our born and raised in Dallas, cross-trained, Business Administrator and Dental Assistant has been in dentistry for 6 years now.  Ironically Chuntel took a high school biology class with our Lead Dental Assistant, Jessica, but neither of them met before coming to our office.

After ignoring Jessica in High School, Chuntel went on to pursue her Psychology Degree but, unfortunately, life happens and Chuntel chose to spend time with her Father and helping her Mother in time of illness.  

Chuntel has a way older brother, 3 nieces and 2 nephews, and one dog baby of her own, Ms. Bella.  Chuntel is a newly wed.  She just celebrated her first wedding anniversary and the anniversary of her wedding photographs being photobombed by a classic Texas tornado just outside of Wylie, TX.

Chuntel plans to become a mother some day but right now is loving living life and exploring new eateries with her husband, especially those serving seafood.  Chuntel loves the idea of hiking and travel but right now is usually dancing or singing Karaoke and dreaming of vacationing in Mexico!

Cami Manning

dental Assisting Extern/Dental Assistant

Cami is our young and enthusiastic dental assistant.  Cami is a small town Texas girl, named by her mother after Cambridge University and is fresh out of High School and Dental Assisting school.  Her Dental Assisting school found us for her externship requirement and we kept her shortly after.  We will continue to teach her dentistry and our office ways although she is learning at a rapid pace!

Outside the office Cami has close relations with her two brothers, one older, one younger, grandparents and mother.  She lives with her best friend from childhood, Courtney.  The two of them love food, all foods, but mostly Chinese food and ice cream.  Cami’s family has many dogs and excels in training these canines.

Cami is a retired softball and volleyball player after a torn rotator cuff and is now found cruising in her mustang to Torchy’s Tacos and shopping for all kinds of shoes.  We are so happy she found us, we can’t let her go!

 
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