Meet The Team

Meranda Marek, Registered Dental Assistant

merandaMeranda joined Lathrop Dental Center as an RDA in 2013. A graduate of Brazos High School, Meranda attended The Academy of Health Care Profession in 2000, Blinn College in 2010, and Wharton Junior College in 2011. She received her Radiology Certificate in 2002, her Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Conscious Sedation Certification in 2009, and her ACLS Certification. After 14 years in the dental industry, Meranda still finds joy in helping patients achieve personal goals and obtain healthy, radiant smiles. When she’s not at the office, Meranda enjoys outdoor hobbies, such as boating, skydiving, fishing, and biking. She also likes dancing and antique shopping with friends and family.


Traci Kroesche, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Traci joined our team in 2015. She obtained her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Wharton County Junior College and her Bachelor of Science on Biology from A&M. She completes continuing education courses every year to further her knowledge of dentistry. Traci loves the chance to meet so many new people and learn about their lives and their travels. When not at the office, she enjoys being outdoors and fishing from her boat or in the surf.


Nicole Hudson, Registered Dental Assistant

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Nicole joined our team in 2014. She has over 20 years of experience in dentistry, and each year, she completes continuing education courses to further her skills and knowledge. Nicole loves meeting new patients and hearing about their lives. When not at the office, she enjoys fishing, playing on the beach, sports, and spending time with her son at his baseball games.

“You have to want it to get it.”


Shannon Konesheck. Registered Dental Hygienist

shannonShannon obtained her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Wharton County Junior College, and then joined our practice in 2014. Each year she completes continuing education courses to further her knowledge of dentistry. She loves the opportunity to meet new people every day. She is a member of the Texas Right to Life organization and the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association. Outside of the office, Shannon enjoys weekends on Lake LBJ, wake boarding, traveling, staying active, and spending time with family.


Shelby Ehlert, Dental Assistant/Receptionist

shelbyShelby graduated from Sealy High School in 2010. She joined the practice as a dental assistant in 2013. She has completed continuing education courses in coronal polishing and pit and fissure sealants. Shelby considers her patients to be family and loves how positive and happy they are. When not in the office, she enjoys sports, spending time with her family, and relaxing.


Kelsey Johse, Registered Dental Hygienist

kelseyKelsey joined our team in 2016, after receiving her Associate of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Wharton County Junior College. She enjoys taking care of her patients’ smiles, and her patients appreciate her hard work and dedication. During her free time, Kelsey enjoys being outdoors, fishing, and spending time with her dachshund, Reagan.


Noemi Guerrero, Registered Dental Assistant

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Noemi joined our team in 2016, and as a Registered Dental Assistant, she is specially certified in radiology, CPR, ACLS, and the administration of nitrous oxide. She loves giving patients the best dental experience they’ve ever had, and when they’re nervous, her goal is to make sure they feel at home by walking them through it all. In her spare time, Noemi enjoys working out, teaching Sunday School for children, and hunting with the family.

“The unexpected is usually what brings the unbelievable!”


Kelli DeVillier, Registered Dental Hygienist

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Kelli joined our team in 2016 after receiving her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Wharton County Junior College. She has also obtained special certifications in BLS and CPR. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and was the Dental Hygiene Class President. Kelli loves the opportunity to learn about her patients, including their experiences and their families. Outside of the office, she enjoys hunting and spending time with her girls.

“Difficulties in your life don’t come to destroy you, but to help you realize your hidden potential.”

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Call Today to Schedule a Consultation

We’re excited to welcome you to our family! To schedule a consultation with us, call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX, today at 832-437-3849. You can also request an appointment online by filling out our form here. We proudly serve patients from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities

A proactive approach to dentistry meets a compassionate approach to patient care.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!