Meet Our Admin Team
Mary – Office Manager / RDA
I began my dental career in 1992 as an RDA and then in 1995 I became Office Manager. I joined New Image Dental in 2007 and am still a certified RDA and Health Care Provider level CPR. I oversee all aspects of the practice including accounts payable/receivable, scheduling, and insurance submissions. I am always available to our patients to discuss any needs or concerns regarding their dental treatment or accounts. I am blessed to work with such a wonderful and talented team, and Dr. Socia and Dr. Briese are nothing less than excellent.
I love spending time with my husband, children, and 7 wonderful grandchildren. Also, I love fishing, quilting, and cooking for my family and friends.
Ana – Office Manager
I graduated with honors with two Associates Degrees from NWACC. One in Graphic Design and the other in General Studies. I joined New Image Dental in January of 2019. I was born in El Salvador and came to the United States in 1994 and have lived in Rogers ever since. I love Northwest Arkansas and I am proud to call it my home.
I have a son and a daughter. I enjoy watching my daughter play soccer and volleyball on the school teams at Rogers High School. I also enjoy traveling the country and seeing all the beauty the United States has to offer. I also love to cook and share my food with friends and coworkers.
Michelle – Patient Relations Coordinator
I graduated from the University of Iowa and the University of Arkansas and have been in the dental field for 20 plus years and with New Image Dental since 2012. I made the choice to leave nursing when I moved from my native Iowa. The dental field has offered me a chance to be more connected to the patient and see results in a few days. Truly I am blessed to work with Dr. Socia and Dr. Briese and the other team members, who believe in a mission to serve the patient.
My passion is caring for people and spending time with family. My husband and I have 5 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. I enjoy raising money for charity, playing Texas Hold’em, cooking and entertaining.
Meet Our Dental Hygienists
Andrea – RDH
I am originally from Little Rock, AR. I moved to NWA to complete my prerequisite coursework at the University of Arkansas before finishing my studies at the University of Arkansas for Medical Services. In 2004, I graduated with honors with a degree in Dental Hygiene. My husband and I returned to NWA in 2005 when I joined the New Image Dental Team!
My husband and I enjoy traveling to new places, spending time with friends and family, and snuggling with my 3 basenji fur babies.
Lydia – RDH
I joined the New Image Dental team in the fall of 2015. I graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. I am certified in Nitrous Oxide Sedation, Local Analgesia, Health Care Provider level CPR, and Perio Protect Method. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, Arkansas State Dental Hygienist Association, and participate in two local study clubs. I volunteer with AR Mission of Mercy. I love keeping up with the latest dental information so I can take better care of my patients.
Alina – RDH
Born in Detroit, MI. Majority of family in the medical profession and the arts in one form or another. Fluent in Spanish. Have been a practicing hygienist for over 15 years.
Graduated from Fairmont State University, WV in 2002 with a BA in Spanish and English Literature. Graduated from West Liberty State University, WV in 2004 with Associates Degree in dental hygiene.
Have been at New Image Dental for 6 years.
Hobbies: wife, mother, vocalist, pianist, guitarist, writer, dancer (especially ballet, salsa and meringue!)
Meet Our Dental Assistants
Jennifer – RDA
I have been in dentistry since 1979 and joined New Image Dental in 2001 as a Registered Dental Assistant. A favorite aspect of my work day is to create a calm and caring atmosphere for my patients, while providing quality care.
I understand the benefits of continuing care education, and have attended seminars in San Francisco, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.
When I am not attending to my patients, I enjoy volunteering with the United Way and local blood drive, church mission trips, and spending time with my grandchildren.
Jenny – RDA
I joined New Image Dental in 2020 as a registered dental assistant after moving to the Northwest Arkansas area from Texas. I have been in dentistry for over 10 years in Missouri and Texas. I will meet with you during most of your restorative work where you’ll find yourself pampered with a gentle, caring touch to give you a healthy mouth and a smile to be proud of.
Tammy – RDA
I have been in the dental profession for over 40 years, joining New Image Dental in 2013 where I plan to stay for many years to come. I went to dental assisting school in Fayetteville in 1976 and graduated in 1977, getting my certification in dental assisting. I enjoy working with the patients and do my best to make them more comfortable with the procedures that they undergo in the office.
I have been married for over 40 years to my wonderful husband, Bill. We have a farm in Missouri where we raise exotic animals, many of which are rescued in some form or another. Our goal is to make the best possible life for these animals.
Daisy – RDA
I joined New Image Dental upon graduating from NWACC with a 4.0 GPA. I am more than blessed to have been hired by Dr. Socia and Dr. Briese. I’ve loved the dental field since I was young. I want to provide the same quality and care to my patients that I received when I was a young girl. I want to create a comfortable and relaxing experience for your dental treatment so you don’t feel obligated to come but want to come back to the dentist!
Some hobbies I enjoy are going to car shows, building, remodeling, crocheting, painting, photography, and modeling.
Kristina – New Patient Coordinator / RDA
I have been in dentistry since 2002 and have been with New Image Dental for 6 years. I am here to help you as a new patient feel welcome and cared for, while building relationships and trust. I will make sure your visit with New Image Dental will be a pleasant one while helping to show you how important proper dental care is for your overall health.
I love spending time with my husband and daughter, going to car shows and raising money for children.