Jeff Nguyen, DDS

Undergraduate Degree: B.B.A., Real-Estate Finance, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tx. Dental School Attended: Herman Ostrow School Of Dentistry, University Of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Jeff Nguyen was born in Birmingham, AL and grew up in Dallas where he attended the St. Marks School Of Texas for eleven years. He is a second generation dentist. Both of Dr. Nguyen's parents are dentists in the DFW area, and have been in practice for over 20 years. After graduating from SMU, Dr. Nguyen was inspired by his parents to become a dentist and carry on the family tradition. His younger sister, Jennifer, also graduated from USC dental school in 2015 and they run their family practices together. 

Upon completing his Dental Education at USC, Dr. Nguyen returned home to his family and married his wife, Caroline. He is licensed in the State of Texas. In his spare time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys working out and spending time with his family and dogs.

Awards & Memberships Include:

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, SMU, 1998 - 2001
Dean’s List At USC School Of Dentistry In 2004, 2005 & 2006
Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, 2003 - 2007
American Dental Association, 2008 - Present
Texas Dental Association, 2008 - Present
Dallas County Dental Society, 2008 - Present

Dr. Jenny Jeong, DDS

Associate Dentist

Dr. Jenny Jeong was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and moved to Seoul, South Korea when she was 7 years old, where her family was from. With the dream of pursuing higher education she came back to the states and attended a boarding school at The Culver Academies, in Culver, IN away from her family. Since then she moved to Michigan and completed both her undergraduate and doctorate degree at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and served the Ann Arbor community several years. She recently moved to Dallas, following her husband who now works at UTSW as a postdoctoral researcher. Dr. Jenny’s philosophy for dental/oral care focuses on one goal: “ Healthy mouth is a getaway for overall healthy body and mind.” Her passion is to restore broken, discolored or misaligned front teeth by delivering caring and pain-free dentistry. At Henderson Family Dental, she is committed to deliver the standard of care she continues to strive. Aside from dentistry, she enjoys playing golf and tennis with her husband, cooking and exploring Dallas food scene. She also loves learning and listening to Spanish music and wishes to be fluent one day.  

Caroline Tran Nguyen, BS, RDH

Undergraduate Degree: B.S., Business Administration, University of Texas at Dallas (UTD); B.S. in Dental Hygiene, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA
Dental Hygiene School Attended: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA

Caroline Nguyen was born and raised in Dallas where she attended a small, Catholic school from Pre-K through 8th grade and went onto Bishop Lynch High School for four years. Upon completing her first bachelor's degree at UTD, Caroline decided to join Dr. Nguyen and moved to Los Angeles to begin her education in dental hygiene at USC. After graduating from USC's dental hygiene program, she began working at dental offices in: Beverly Hills, Westwood, Santa Monica, Marina del Rey and Pasadena, CA, where she met and worked on people from all walks of life. They include top music and TV producers, “A" to "D-list" celebrities and well-known physicians and make-up artists.

After living and working in Los Angeles for almost 5 years, she returned home with Dr. Jeff Nguyen to start a family. Caroline and Dr. Nguyen married in October 2007. The couple has two children, Jaxon, 8 and Zoe, 6. Caroline, is now practicing as a registered dental hygienist, with Dr. Nguyen at Henderson Family Dental. She is licensed in both Texas and California. In her spare time, she enjoys: cooking, running 5k's, half-marathons and marathons and spending time with her family and dogs, Sammie, Fred, and Dug.

Memberships Include:

American Dental Hygiene Association, 2004 - Present
California Dental Hygiene Association, 2004 - 2007
Nitrous and Local Anesthesia Licensed in CA, 2006 - Present
Texas Dental Hygiene Association, 2008 - Present
Dallas County Dental Hygiene Society - 2008 - Present

Lori Mendez, RDA

Office Manager  

Lori has been HFD's lead front office since November of 2014. Born and raised in Dallas, she grew up only 10 minutes from our office. Originally wanting to do hygiene, she decided to enroll in a dental assisting program to learn more about the field, but being left-handed proved difficult as an assistant, and Lori soon realized front office managing was a better fit! She loves getting to know our patients and being the middle man between the office and insurance companies. On her days office, she loves spending time with her family, baking, and doing yoga.

Katherine George, RDH


Katherine has been a practicing dental hygienist since graduating from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2012, and has seamlessly transitioned into our office after joining us. Katherine has maintained the level of care and personal attention to each patient that we aim to achieve with every visit! She loves to travel and do photography in her free time :)

Erika Quiroz, RDA

Lead Assistant

Erika is our lead assistant that will always make you laugh! Originally from Dallas, she went to Sam Houston State for physical therapy, but when looking for work, ended up finding a job in a dental office and loving it. She enjoys working with people, especially kids, and has now been assisting for over 13 years. You can catch her on the soccer field or taking care of her pups when she's not at work with us!

Lorena Aguirre, RDA


Lorena was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She has been an RDA for about two years now, but eventually wants to go back to school for hygiene. On her off days, she enjoys spending time with family, going rollerskating, and playing with her puppy Bruno!