Welcoming New Patients!
Richard Fossum, DDS
2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 778-3900  

Meet the Team

Office Managers

Dina, Regional Manager - Fossum Dental Group

Growing up in a military family, Dina couldn't been more thankful to have settled down in Central Texas in the mid-80s. Dina has worked in the dental industry since 2003 and joined the Fossum Dental Group in 2011. She attended Temple College for Business Management and have continued with courses in Team Building, Business Management and Dental Practice Management. Dina carries a Registered Dental Assistant license from Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. She is a strong believer in continued education. It brings Dina excitement to work alongside a dedicated, driven team that also appreciates seeing smiles on the faces of our patients. She has learned through professional success that people are your most important commodity and creating a team environment is worth its weight in gold. Dina is also just as passionate to cultivate a culture where our patients are supported, listened to, and have a the best dental care available. She has been married since 2007 and is very proud of her Baylor Bear son. When not at work, you may find Dina antique shopping, on the beach, or spending time with family and my chocolate lab, Bailey.

Business Assistants

Brenda, Business Assistant - Richard Fossum, DDS

Brenda grew up in Westphalia, Texas. She received her Dental Assistant certificate from Texas State Technical College in 1991 and has worked in the dental industry for over 20 years. Brenda has been an integral part of our team since 2003. She has attended the Bell Leadership program, Heartland Communications class and is a Notary Public for the State of Texas. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience and is our longest employee! Brenda truly enjoys working with our patients to help them find their confident smiles again. Brenda is happily married with two adult sons. She and her family are very active in their community. Brenda volunteers as a youth leader for St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and for SPJST Lodge 24. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and scrapbooking.

Lynn, Business Assistant - Richard Fossum, DDS

Lynn is our Director of First Impressions and is originally from Georgetown, Tx. She proudly served our country for four years in the United States Navy. Lynn has been an important part of our team since 2009. She loves to see patients who have dental fears transform into patients who love coming to the dentist for the dental care they need. Lynn is also happily married with three wonderful children and a Border Collie named, Dixie. In her spare time, Lynn loves going to see live music and has declared herself to be Aerosmith’s #1 fan.

Gina, Business Assistant - Richard Fossum, DDS

Gina has over 10 years of experience assisting patients, and she began at our practice in July of 2017. She says the best thing about her job is getting to interact with our wonderful patients. Originally from Plano, Gina attended Texas A&M University and is also a licensed realtor. She and her husband have two adult sons, and her family is very active in boxer rescue. In her free time, Gina enjoys camping, riding motorcycles, traveling, and skiing (in the water and snow!) with her family.

Registered Dental Hygienists

Lauren, RDH - Richard Fossum, DDS

Lauren joined the team in August 2016, after graduating from Western Kentucky University with her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in May of 2016. Prior to her time at Western Kentucky University, she attended Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green KY. Lauren has been in the dental industry since 2014. When not in the office she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her family and dog.

Debra, RDH - Richard Fossum, DDS

Debra has been with our office since 2006 and has over 20 years of experience in her role as a dental hygienist. In addition to helping our patients keep their teeth clean, she’s also devoted to educating others on effective brushing and flossing. She earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from El Paso Community College and loves having the chance to meet new people every day. When she’s not helping our patients create healthier smiles, Debra loves shopping. She’s inspired by the quote, “Never say you can’t!”

Paul, RDH - Richard Fossum, DDS

Paul is originally from Killeen, Tx, and has worked in the dental industry for over 10 years. He’s played an important role on our dental hygiene team since 2012. Paul attended Harker Heights High School and graduated from Temple College with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2008. He volunteers each year for Sealants Across Texas and the Texas Mission of Mercy. Paul loves to help people rebuild their confident smiles. He always has a high level of energy and a kind and friendly approach to serving our patients. When not working, Paul enjoys collecting matchbooks, riding on roller coasters, traveling, staying in shape, reading, and target practice.

Natasha, RDA - Richard Fossum, DDS

Natasha grew up in Copperas Cove and started out her dental career as an extern for Dr. Fossum. She has worked in each of his offices and joined our practice in 2010. Natasha graduated with her RDA License from Allied Health Careers in 2009 and is currently attending Central Texas College as she works towards a degree in dental hygiene. Natasha is also certified in nitrous oxide administration and CPR. Natasha loves to help people conquer their dental fears to achieve the healthy and beautiful smile they desire. Natasha is a newlywed with two pre-teens and a hyper Boston terrier named, Zoey. When not serving our patients, she also enjoys spending time with her loved ones and working out to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Arletee, RDA - Richard Fossum, DDS

Arletee loves working side-by-side with our dentists to provide patients exceptional care. Prior to joining our team she studied at Temple College and the Austin Dental Assistant School.  In addition to her dental training she has experience with nitrous oxide, CPR, first aid, and both early childhood and mental health training. Arletee and her husband have been married since 2008 and have two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys shopping, scrapbooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.