307 Childress Dr, Rockdale,, TX 76567

About Us


David K. Pendleton, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.

David K. Pendleton, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Dr. Pendleton was a Pre-Dental major at Texas Tech University before earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. He has served the Rockdale community in private practice ever since his graduation. In addition to being an active member of the Academy of GP Orthodontics, Dr. Pendleton serves on the Board of Directors. He is also a member of:

Texas Dental Association
American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Pendleton additionally attended courses at the Pankey Institute and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies, earning over 1,100 hours of continuing education and completing a 400-question exam to earn his Master in the Academy of General Dentistry. His extensive education also includes two years of hands-on Orthodontic course training through the Academy of GP Orthodontics, where he received the distinction of Associate Fellow.

Dr. Pendleton and his wife, Dana, are parents to three children – Heather, Kent and Faith – as well as four grandchildren: Kyla, Katelyn, Riley, and Freya. In his time away from Rockdale Smile Center, he enjoys running, cycling,riding motorcycles, fishing, scuba diving, and playing bass guitar for the Praise & Worship Band at church.

Our Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.


Dana Pendleton – Registered Dental Hygienist

Dana is a graduate of Tyler Junior College and has now been a full time hygienist for 28 years.. Her certifications and trainings include:

Nitrous oxide sedation
Professional in-office whitening
MI paste

She regularly accentuates her knowledge with continuing education courses. Recent highlights include:

Periodontal disease and systemic impact
Meth Mouth
Caries prevention
Xerostemia (dry mouth)
Street drugs and signs

Dana is happily married to Dr. David K. Pendleton, with three children, Heather, Kent, and Faith, and four grandchildren, Kyla, Katie, Riley, and Freya. Away from the office Dana likes spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycles, cycling, reading, traveling, scuba diving, and music.


Kelly Kovar – Registered Dental Hygienist

Kelly is a graduate of Coastal Bend College. Her certifications and trainings include:

Nitrous oxide sedation
MI paste
In-office whitening (Sapphire™ Whitening System)

Kelly regularly attends continuing education courses. Recent courses include:

Sugar and diet directly related to decay
Street drugs (Meth Mouth)
Periodontal disease and systemic links
Diabetes and gingival health
How to treat the pediatric patient

Kelly and her husband John have two children: Kelsey and Kaden. Outside the office, Kelly enjoys exercising, being with family and friends, watching her kids play baseball and softball, and shopping.


Felicia Alexander – Registered Dental Assistant

A Rockdale native, Felicia began her dental career in 2007. She obtained an Associated in Science degree from Blinn College. While waiting for her acceptance into the dental hygiene program, Dr. Pendleton and staff introduced her to the world of dental assisting. Felicia became a Registered Dental Assistant in 2008 and never looked back. Along with her RDA, she is certified in CPR and first aid. She has also attended the Academy of GP Orthodontics Assistants Course in 2010. Felicia has been married to her husband, Jerad, for nine years. They have one daughter, Isabella. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active, scrapbooking, and spending time with her entire family.


Tiffany Galvan – Registered Dental Assistant

Tiffany was born and raised in Rockdale. Tiffany began her dental career in 2000 while attending college at ITT Technical Institute. Upon graduating and entering the field of her degree, she found that dentistry was were her heart was and obtained her certification as a Registered Dental Assistant. She is also certified in CPR and first aid and continues to stay up to date on continuing education.

Tiffany and her husband, Mitchell, have a son, Tristan, and a daughter, Kinley. When she’s away from the office, Tiffany likes spending time with family and friends, camping, shopping, and reading.


Chris Lewis – Front Desk/Financial Coordinator

As the Financial Consultant for Dr Pendleton’s office, Chris’ job is to help people construct a plan to restore their mouth. Whether its a couple of fillings or a full mouth restoration, she is there to provide guidance and direction to all patients. It’s very fulfilling for Chris to lead this process and, in many cases, transform a person’s life. Being a part of that has always been her favorite part of her work. In her spare time, Chris competes in Endurance riding on her horses, runs, travels and helps her husband with their farm and cattle.


Laci Oldham – Office/Hygiene Coordinator

As front office/hygiene coordinator, Laci will be the first and last face you see while at Dr. Pendleton’s office. Laci has been in the dental field for 10 years. She has worked every position from dental assistant to sterilization tech, but enjoys working the front desk best. Laci grew up in Shamrock, TX but has lived in Giddings for the last 6 years. She has two children; a son, Hayden and daughter Kinley. In her free time she likes playing with her chocolate lab; Ammo, spending time with family, eating good BBQ and going to the lake.

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