Our Team

Burleson Pediatric Dentistry

The thing that really sets us apart from other dental offices is that we treat children as the individuals they are and truly care about their unique needs. In fact, we treat your kids with the same care and compassion that we would want for our own children. Our entire team is committed to personalized treatment as well as excellence and professionalism so that your children get the very best that pediatric dentistry has to offer.

Take a moment to read about us and know that we look forward to welcoming you to our Burleson, TX dental family.

Chris Walton, DDS

 Chris WaltonDDS

Dr. Walton feels fortunate to have the greatest job in the world. There is no greater joy than being able to work with kids every day. He loves having a profession where he can build the foundation for children to have positive dental experiences and healthy smiles for the remainder of their lives.

Dr. Christopher Walton graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University with his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and went on to attend dental school at The University of Tennessee where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and graduated with honors. 

Because a specialty in pediatric dentistry requires additional education and training, Dr. Walton completed a residency at Baylor College of Dentistry, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Walton holds memberships in the following organizations:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association

When Dr. Walton is away from the office, you can find him spending time with his wife, Krystal and their three-year-old son, Caden. He also enjoys running, watching movies, and traveling.

Meet Our Team

Elizabeth Laborde, DDS

 Elizabeth LabordeDDS

Dr. Elizabeth Laborde knew she wanted to become a dentist at a young age. She spent a lot of time in the dentist’s office, and feels grateful to have had a wonderful dentist growing up who encouraged her to pursue the profession. 

Dr. Laborde graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. She returned home to Texas to complete her dental training at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduating from dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which focused on patients with complicated medical conditions. It was during this time that Dr. Laborde realized her love of working with children.

After working as a general dentist for two years, Dr. Laborde pursued a pediatric dentistry residency at Baylor College of Dentistry, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Laborde lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Joe, who is a periodontist. They live with their two dogs, Rudy and Radar, and their cat, Leon. They are looking forward to the arrival of their twin boys at the end of this year.

Sarah - Office Manager

 Sarah

Sarah serves as both our treatment coordinator and office manager.  She attended Concorde Career College and graduated Valedictorian.  She also received the Helping Hands Award from her classmates.

After almost three years in our dental practice, Sarah is extremely proud to be part of a team that works together to educate children on the importance of good oral hygiene.  She appreciates that the entire team is compassionate and appreciate each of our young patients and team members.  

Sarah strives to provide excellent customer service and lives by the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
When she is away from the office, she is actively involved in her children’s sports and school activities. She enjoys shopping, dinner dates, listening to music, and watching movies. Most of all, she loves spending time with her family.

Krystal - Financial and Marketing Coordinator

 Krystal

Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Krystal attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and achieved a Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship. She has worked with us for the last three years and enjoys being part of a dental practice where patients and families always come first. Working in an environment where customer service, strong ethics, and quality dentistry are core principles makes her job constantly rewarding.

Krystal stays busy, but when she has spare time, spending it with her family is her first priority. She also enjoys shopping, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Brittany - Front Office Receptionist

 Brittany

Brittany is from a military family and spent much of her childhood moving from place to place. She has lived in California, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. We are so lucky she settled here and joined our practice.

She loves everything about Burleson Pediatric Dentistry. From the colorful environment to the hard work and dedication of the team, she truly enjoys working with an amazing staff who goes above and beyond to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible.  She receives a huge amount of satisfaction when she sees a child walk out of the office with a smile on their face saying, “I can’t wait to come back next time!”

When Brittany is enjoying her free time you can find her spending time with her husband and family. Whether they are staying home to watch a movie or going out for fun on the lake, she cherishes her time surrounded by her loved ones.

 

Christie - Scheduling Coordinator

 Christie

Christie is a native Texan and currently resides in the Fort Worth area. She attended ATI in 2000 and graduated Valedictorian. 

With over 17 years of experience in both general and pediatric dentistry, she possesses a wealth of knowledge and expertise. She has a passion for helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles by encouraging them to understand the importance of oral health.  In addition, she enjoys developing relationships with our patients by providing great customer service and making them a part of our dental family. 

When not in the office, Christie loves spending quality time with her husband, two kids, two wonderful grandkids and loving dog Kane. She is also an avid football, basketball and soccer fanatic! 

Maranda - RDH - Dental Hygienist

 Maranda

Maranda is originally from Granbury, Texas and attended TCC as well as rotations at Children’s Medical Center.  She has six years of experience as a pediatric dental hygienist.

She truly enjoys seeing a child leave the office knowing they had a great experience and actually enjoyed having their teeth cleaned. It makes her heart smile to know she had a positive impact!

When Maranda is away from the office, she spends time with her husband and three-year-old son.  She also loves reading and planning parties.

 

Cassie - RDH - Dental Hygienist

 Cassie

Cassie is originally from Springtown, Texas and now resides in Cleburne, Texas. She attended Tarrant County College to obtain her dental hygiene degree.

She started her career in general practice, but soon found her calling was in pediatric dentistry. Cassie is also part of From Your Heart Ministries, where she travels internationally to provide dental care to children.

During her off time Cassie can be found spending time with family, watching her nephew/niece’s play sports, or spending time with her boyfriend and two dogs. 

Bridget - RDH - Dental Hygienist

 Bridget

Bridget is originally from Mansfield, Texas and attended TCC, where she received her license in Dental Hygiene. Bridget has always enjoyed jobs working with children and knew when she graduated she wanted to pursue a career in a pediatric office. Bridget is passionate about educating children about oral health and helping them learn how to keep their smiles throughout their whole life.

Outside of work, Bridget likes to spend time with her husband, family, friends and church community. She loves summer time where she enjoys going to the lake and running outside. She is expecting her first child in April and couldn’t be more excited to meet her baby girl. 

Erika - Lead Registered Dental Assistant

 Erika

Erika is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and has been with Burleson Pediatric Dentistry for three years. Her favorite part of being a dental assistant is working with all her team members and all the amazing kids.  She loves being the operative assistant because she can help kids get through treatment comfortably.

When she is not in the office taking care of our patients, you can find her listening to Justin Timberlake, spending time with her beautiful daughter, Valerie along with friends and family.

 

Erin - Registered Dental Assistant

 Erin

Erin is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and attended the Texas Academy of Dental Assisting where she earned her degree in dental assisting.  She has been with the practice for almost two years and loves working with children and how rewarding it can be.  Erin has a passion for special-needs children and enjoys making them leave with a smile on their face.

For fun, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and attending church on Sundays.  Her friends and family mean everything to her. She loves to go shopping, watch movies and has had unconditional love for horses since she was a little girl.