Dental Staff

All professionals at Daren Evans maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

  • Daren Evans

    For over twenty-five years, Dr. Daren Evans has been setting the highest standards in general and cosmetic dentistry. Highly educated, Dr. Evans carried out his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He then earned a dental degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at the Health Science Center in Houston, graduating in 1992.

    To stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the dental field, Dr. Evans maintains membership in many prestigious professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, and the Lone Star Dental Study Club. Dr. Evans was voted as one of Austin’s Best Dentists by Austin Monthly Magazine.

    Providing the most advanced dental care in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere is Dr. Evan’s priority. He is among the most accomplished and regarded general dentists in Austin and the surrounding area. Dr. Evans is diligent in his pursuit to stay current in providing leading dental care procedures while utilizing state-of-the-art technology, supplies, and equipment.

    Dr. Evans enjoys playing golf and spending time with his son Drew. They also enjoy the outdoors and playing with their two rescue dogs, Bella and Mia. Dr. Evans also commits his free time to serve others in the community through volunteer work and mentoring.

  • Carrie Irwin
    Office Administrator

    Upon arriving in Austin from Lancaster, Pa in 2005, Carrie attended dental assisting school and received her certificate. Carrie has been with Dr. Evans since August of 2020, where she manages the front office and greets every patient with a warm smile. In her free time, Carrie spends time with her two children Ean, 20, and Shea, 13. She loves doing home remodeling and projects.

  • Kathy Nguyen
    Scheduling Coordinator

    Kathy has been working in the dental field since 2006. Kathy’s favorite thing about her position is interacting with patients and ensuring their dental needs are met. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her little boy, cooking, and traveling.

  • Lisa Cure
    Dental Hygienist

    Lisa Cure's interest in the dental field began while she was attending high school in Plano, Tx. She has been a dental hygienist for 40 years. She has worked with Dr. Evans for the last 13 years. Your comfort during procedures and the health of your teeth are her priority. Lisa is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying mountain climbing, hiking, and yoga. She and her husband belong to RV groups and are often found camping near lakes and hiking trails. They have four adult children and one tiny fur baby named Ava.

  • Kristene Kubenka
    Dental Hygienist

    Kristene, a native Texan, raised in the small town of Moulton, where her first job was working for the town’s only dentist as his assistant. She later completed her studies with Honors, in the dental hygiene program at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio. She joined Dr. Evans's amazing team in 1997 and has had the privilege of seeing friends and families have families! When not in the office, she is busy with her family and 2 children or enjoying gardening and the great Texas outdoors!

  • Laura Murphy
    Dental Hygienist

    Laura was born and raised in Lockhart, Texas, where she still likes to call home. After moving around as an Air Force brat, she landed in Kansas City, Missouri, where she graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Dentistry, and found her life’s passion as a dental hygienist. Laura has a wonderful husband, two sweet and crazy kids, and a rescue dog named KC. You will be in great hands with Laura and the rest of the team at Dr. Daren Evans’ office as they all strive to go above and beyond to exceed your dental needs.

  • Erika Garza
    Dental Assistant

    Erika was born in Eagle Pass, Texas, and raised in Austin, Texas. She graduated from John B. Connally High School in 2008. Later she received her certificate as a Dental Assistant in 2009. She joined our practice in March 2019 and has a strong work ethic and takes pride in her work. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband Frank, family, and friends.

  • Crystal Bailiff
    Dental Assistant

    Crystal was born and raised in Austin. She graduated from Leander High School in 2004 and became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2008. Crystal has worked with Dr. Evans for 6 years. Crystal recently got married in October of 2020. In her free time, Crystal and her husband Brad enjoy working on their new house and spending time with their fur baby Dash.

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