Doctor and Team
Our team practices “whole health dentistry,” so you are not just a set of teeth, but a complex individual we want to know and understand as your dental care providers. Your first visit will be unique and longer because we take time to get to know you, your history, and your goals for the future. We believe you deserve the time and attention it takes to personalize your care.
We look at all aspects of your health, because we know from research how all the systems in our bodies are connected. We are a resource for referrals to all kinds of providers as we treat many excellent physicians and their staff in the Houston area.
Trust and integrity are extremely important in our relationship with patients, and we treat everyone like friends and family. We honor the trust you place in us by providing the highest quality of care possible. We invest in continuing education for the entire staff on a regular basis and enjoy learning and growing as a team.
Susan Latimer, DDS
A native Houstonian, Dr. Susan Latimer graduated in 1996 from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. After a general practice residency at Hermann Hospital, she went on to teach at The University of Texas while practicing as an associate in Clear Lake. Dr. Latimer dedicated herself to full-time private practice in 2000 and established Latimer Dental Arts. She and her team regularly attend classes and participate in rigorous study clubs to advance their knowledge of dental and oral-systemic health. In 2020, Dr. Latimer became a Master and certified expert in Digital Smile Design, a facially-driven, fully 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, American Academy of Physiological Medicine & Dentistry, Slow Dentistry Global Network, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society. Since 2013, Latimer Dental Arts has been part 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 also a member of the Spear Faculty Club. With Spear, Dr. Latimer and her team are committed to a lifetime of clinical learning and professional development. We work diligently to improve our knowledge and skills, provide you with an exceptional dental experience, and earn the trust you have placed in us. Dr. Latimer is an accomplished pianist and violist. She loves performing music, yoga, playing outdoors, and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Shannon Logan, RDH
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 Hygiene Study Club 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 Schulz, Care Coordinator
Emily has been helping patients achieve better health and confident smiles since 2005. As our Patient Care Coordinator, she communicates with Dr. Latimer and specialists to customize treatment for each individual’s needs. She is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Management and Spear Study Club. Emily grew up in Texas and New York before attending The University of Texas at Austin as an Plan II/English major. As an avid singer, she performs in the Houston Masterworks Chorus and Grace Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. She also serves as a Deacon at Grace Presbyterian and leads her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop. She enjoys yoga, knitting, birding, and keeping fish.
Toni Leanard, RDA
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. She is adventurous and enjoys sky diving, motorcycling riding, scuba diving, and spending time with her fur babies at home.
Jaimee Morin, RDA
Jaimee is a native of Bloomington, Indiana, but came to Texas in 2010. She has been in the dental field since 2011 as a Registered Dental Assistant. Jaimee is passionate about her profession because it is a powerful way of making a difference in the overall health of people. Every day, she is eager to serve others while expanding her knowledge and skillset by pursuing dentistry. In Jaimee’s free time, she attends The Chruch Triumphant in Pasadena, where she is an active member. Her hobbies include reading, journaling, traveling, and outside recreational activities. She also enjoys chilling with her two fur babies, Milo and Mia.