By Meredith Knight
When Dr. Cindy McMann opened Stonebridge Dental in 2002 with her former dental school lab partner, Dr. Michael Bolten, the two were eager to offer a dental home to the families of Greater McKinney. The practice quickly grew. Soon they added PebblePath Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to meet the needs of their youngest patients and offer braces to patients of all ages. “We’ve been blessed to have Drs. Lehman, Parks, and Huynh join us—as well as Alan McDavid. Each woman brings something unique,” she said.
Norma Lehman, DDS
It was a family friend who inspired Norma to consider a dentistry career. “I always had an interest in science and health,” she said. “I got to dental school and realized I loved dentistry! I love getting to know my patients and the fact that my job is part science and part art. It requires a good deal of skill and continuing education, and no two days are the same.” When not on the job, Dr. Lehman enjoys time outdoors with family and friends and watching her four-year-old son grow up way too fast.
Laurie Parks, DDS
Laurie Parks always thought orthodontic appliances were cool. “I used to make pretend braces and retainers out of paper clips and twist ties,” she laughed. “Now, as an orthodontist, I treat patients of all ages, which works out well because I love treating kids, adults and even elderly patients. Clear aligners allow me to straighten teeth with fewer visits with less discomfort.” Dr Parks advocates conservative care with only as much intervention as necessary to lead to a healthy and aesthetic result. When not on the job, she loves spending time with family, and makes her grandparents a priority.
Christina Huynh, DDS
As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Huynh has a sweet rapport with her patients—and their parents. “I take a lot of time explaining what I see in the child’s mouth,” she said. “Intraoral cameras allow parents to see everything I see. Some parents believe because they had ‘bad teeth’ as kids it’s inevitable their children will, too. That’s not necessarily true. So much is preventable and oral care has come a long way. It’s my job to help them find ways to give their kids a better smile than they had growing up.” Dr. Huynh has a young son and another on the way. “Being a mother of two little boys really helps me understand busy moms,” she said.
Cindy McMann, DDS
Most weekends, Dr. McMann can be found cheering her daughter on the soccer field. “I was never athletic myself, so it’s fun to watch her develop as a player and become more independent as a person,” she said. In addition to founding and running a successful dental practice, Dr. McMann is a devoted community volunteer, most recently with the Community Garden Kitchen Project, a wonderful program in which she wants her office and patients involved.