Meet the Team

Dr. Matt Roberts

Dr. Roberts attended Texas A&M University from 1974 to 1977 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology.   After graduating from Texas A&M Dr. Roberts then attended and graduated from the University of Texas Dental School San Antonio in 1981.  Upon graduation from dental school he then moved to Crockett and took over the practice of long time Crockett resident Dr. Lyle Thomasson, where he has practiced since 1981.  Upon beginning his dental practice Dr. Roberts became actively involved in the Texas Dental Association, while also starting a family and raising two children with his wife Nancy.  In addition to local leadership positions as past president of both the Jordan School Board (now the Vista Academy), the Crockett Rotary Club and past treasurer for both his local and state 4H shooting sports programs Dr. Roberts has also held the leadership positions of his local dental society-the Brazos Valley District Dental Society.   These have included the Secretary/Treasurer position, the President-elect position and Presidents’ position. Dr. Roberts has also served on the TDA political action committee board and has been instrumental in legislative action at both the state and national levels.  Dr. Roberts also served on the Texas Dental Association Board of directors from 2003 thru 2006 and became President of the Association in 2009.  He looks forward to continuing to serve the patients of Crockett, Houston County and the surrounding area.




    Denise Gunnels


            Denise is our registered Dental Hygienist and a member of the team since 1986.  

            She takes care of our offices continuing care appointments.  Her job

            involves maintenance of our patients oral health needs which include cleanings,

            oral hygiene instructions and recommendations for continuing care once our patients

            leave the office.  Denise is married to Richard Gunnels and together they have raised

            two children- Richard Arlon Gunnels and Case Gunnels.  She enjoys outdoor activities

            such as hunting, photography and gardening. 



Carol Patrick


            Carol is my chair side Dental Assistant.  She has been with the office for 42 years and has

            worked with me for the entire 39 years I have been in practice.  Carol is a certified

            Dental Assistant with the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.  This allows her to take

            radiographs and perform other duties as allowed by State Law.  Carol has one daughter-

            Julie Patrick and is married to James Patrick.  Being involved with her close family keeps

            Carol busy outside of the dental office. 




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Memory Emmons




            Memory manages the business matters for our office including patient scheduling,
            billing and insurance. She married Craig Emmons in 2017 and decided after thirty
            plus years traveling across the southwest visiting universities in Texas, Oklahoma,
            New Mexico, Arkansas and Louisiana to leave corporate America to work locally and
            join our team. She attended University of Mary Hardin-Baylor from 1979-1983
            where she received her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science and later served
            in numerous positions including Director of Financial Aid at the university.
            This experience led her to leadership positions with various entities in the student
            loan industry including the state guarantor and the nation’s largest secondary market.
            Memory and Craig live in Grapeland and share duties of caring for precious
            donkeys (Maybelline is her favorite), chickens, cows and Katrina the main cat. They
            both enjoy their 1-acre garden which include various fruit trees, organic vegetables,
            herbs, and flowers to attract pollinators.