Welcome to Our Office

Meet Dr. Kenny and the East Texas Children's Dentistry Team

Dr. Kenneth C. Thompson grew up in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He attended Texas Tech University for his undergrad degree. Following graduation, Dt. Thompson attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas where he graduated with honors. He then completed an additional two years of training in pediatric dentistry at Children's Medical Center in Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. He obtained his specialty degree in 2002 and started his pediatric dental practice in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Dr. Thompson maintains his affiliations with Children's Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite hospitals. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the First District Dental Society of Texas. He and his wife Delann have four children, two girls and two boys. Dr. Thompson enjoys all outdoor activities and helping others with his free time. Most of his patients know him simply as “Dr. Kenny”. He works closely with the local Head Start, Migrant, and Communities in Schools programs which serve underprivileged children in our area. He was elected Volunteer of the Year in 2007 by the Communities in School's program and accepted his award at the State Capital in Austin, Texas. Dr. Thompson and his wife recently returned from a week long mission trip to Guatemala.

Amy Orren, RDH
Amy is our full time dental hygienist and has been with East Texas Children's Dentistry for 4 years. Amy graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1996. She enjoys listening to music, shopping, being outdoors, and most importantly spending time with her four sons.

Lynn Cooper, RDH
Lynn started working with our team in 2003 and has more than 32 years of experience in dental hygiene. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Caruth School of Dental Hygiene at Baylor College of Dentistry in 1975. Lynn is married to an oral surgeon, Dr. Robert Cooper, and has two grown children. Both children recently graduation from the University of Texas at Austin.

Shelby Beaty, RDH
Shelby graduated from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science Dental Hygiene in 1999, and she is a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha dental hygiene honor society. She joined our dental team in 2006. Shelby has been working in the field of dentistry for over 9 years and she is married with one son. She loves cooking, running, and spending time with her family.

Darlene Tuck, RDA
Darlene graduated from Texas State Technical College in 1979 with an Associate's Degree in dental assisting. She joined our team in 2004 with 25 years of experience. She loves working with children and feels that this is her most rewarding experience in dentistry. Darlene is married with two daughters and one dog. She enjoys fishing, riding 4 wheelers, and cooking in the Dutch oven.