Doctor and Team
Meet the smiling faces behind Latimer Dental Arts. Our team of professionals is ready to assist you with your dental needs, helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that you deserve. Dr. Latimer, and each member of the team, work closely with patients to provide individualized care in a comfortable and supportive environment.
Dr. Susan Latimer
A native Houstonian, Dr. Susan Latimer attended Baylor University and the University of Texas at Austin for her undergraduate education and graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1996. She was selected to continue her education in a general practice residency at Hermann Hospital. She went on to serve as a part-time clinical instructor at The University of Texas while practicing as an associate in Clear Lake. Since 2000, when Latimer Dental Arts was established, Dr. Latimer dedicated herself to full-time private practice. She and her team regularly attend continuing education classes and participate in rigorous study clubs to continuously advance their knowledge of dental and oral-systemic health. In 2020, Dr. Latimer became a Master and certified expert in Digital Smile Design technology, a facially-driven, digital treatment planning system. She is a member of the Spear Faculty Club, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Slow Dentistry Network, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society. Since 2013, Latimer Dental Arts has been a member of Smile Source’s network of premier, private dental practices and was honored with Smile Source’s Practice Excellence Award in 2019. Dr. Latimer is an accomplished pianist and violist and enjoys performing. She loves yoga, playing outdoors, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
For more than twenty years, Shannon has practiced as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She brings to our practice a genuine love for her patients and exceptional technical skill. Patients often tell us Shannon is the best hygienist they’ve ever encountered! She is caring, thorough, and passionate about helping others achieve a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. She graduated from Wharton County Junior College in 1991 and stays current through ongoing research and education. She is a member of Spear Dental Hygiene Study and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health. She is happily married with two kids and is an active member of her community in Angleton, Texas. She enjoys fishing, kayaking, and being outdoors.
Emily started her dental career in 2005 as an office administrator and fell in love with facilitating patients through their wellness journeys. She enjoys helping patients feel at ease by building confidence and helping customize treatment to fit each individual patient’s needs. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Management and Spear Education. Emily grew up in Texas and New York before attending The University of Texas at Austin. She sings with the Houston Masterworks Chorus and Grace Presbyterian Choir, leads her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, and serves as Communication Specialist for the Buffalo Trail Girl Scout Community. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, quilting, and aquascaping.
Toni has been in the dental field for over 35 years as a Registered Dental Assistant. Originally from Tyler, she has been in the Houston area for over 20 years and now resides in Galveston. Toni is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality care and attention. She has given back to the community through volunteering with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for over 10 years. About 8 years ago, she followed her dream to start her own company, Toni’s Treasures, designing unique, hand-crafted jewelry. You can see her designs online or visit her gallery in Galveston. She is adventurous and enjoys sky diving, motorcycling riding, scuba diving, and spending time with her two fur babies at home.