9113 Stella Link Road, Suite 1 Houston, TX 77025(713) 375-1777

Meet Dr. Palmer & the Team

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All professionals at Gregory Palmer, D.M.D. Family & Cosmetic Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our team's experience and training.

Dr. Gregory Palmer, Dentist

Dr. Gregory Palmer earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He was awarded his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Palmer focuses his work in general dentistry, including re-care, restorative treatments, and esthetic procedures. His artistic abilities have drawn out his passion for cosmetic dentistry, the area he now focuses much of his continuing education. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Palmer has trained at the Spear Campus in Scottsdale, Arizona to further his education on the CEREC technology, for same-day restorations. He is also a member of the BNI Professionals of Bellaire, a local chapter of the international networking organization.

In his spare time, Dr. Palmer loves spending time outdoors playing golf. He enjoys writing music and playing his guitar and traveling with his wife Katie and daughter Shae. He is also a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

Katelynn Zerante, R.D.H., Senior Hygienist

Katelynn is a graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Dental Hygiene. She has really enjoyed her time so far at Dr. Palmer’s office learning about the newest technology in dentistry. Her favorite part of dental hygiene is getting to know each of her patients, building great relationships with them and helping them with their dental needs. Katelynn is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, Texas Dental Hygienists Association, and Houston Dental Hygienists Association. She also has her certification in Diode Laser Training.

Katelynn and her husband have relocated to Houston from a small town in Ohio. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, running 5k’s, and playing with her pups, Kaylee and Zoey.

Lexie Gonzalez, R.D.A., Lead Dental Assistant

Lexie has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 5 years. Having completed her Dental Assisting program in 2013 she has learned so much about the anatomy of teeth. Lexie really takes pride in her job as an Assistant and always strives to be the best that she can be. She loves working alongside of Dr. Palmer and his team and is very happy to be a part of his office!

Lexie is a happily married mother of two girls, Selena and Zoe. She loves the outdoors and playing sports and is a huge Houston Rockets fan. On her days off she's most likely enjoying a day out with her family. You can say Lexie stays busy busy busy, but she wouldn't have it any other way!

Stephanie Herrera, Practice Manager

Stephanie Herrera was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is the youngest of six siblings. In her 3 years in the dental industry, she has really grown a passion for dental care. Stephanie enjoys giving patients the best experience they can possibly have and helping patients understand their dental needs. She is always learning new things about dentistry and enjoys being a part of Dr. Palmer’s team.

When Stephanie is not working she enjoy spending quality time with her husband and twin daughters, Aliyah and Alexah. She loves the outdoors, exercising, shopping, and makeup.

Laura Ortiz, R.D.A., Registered Dental Assistant


Laura graduated in 2017 at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA and Honors. She is member of the Excellence Society team for her great performance in college. As a dental assistant, Laura enjoys meeting new people and educating them on oral hygiene. She has always been passionate about dentistry; from the time she was a little girl her parents taught her the importance of good oral hygiene. Laura enjoys working with Dr. Palmer and the team and is excited to advance her career in dentistry.

In her spare time, Laura likes to work out with her boyfriend and dance. She also volunteers her time at her old high school, assisting ESL students.

Sj Vazquez, Hygiene Coordinator


Sj has worked in dentistry for over 7 years. She started as a dental assistant and has transitioned into the front office where she has a speciality in insurance. Sj has always had a passion for dentistry and is still current with her Registered Dental Assistant license so she can assist both in the front office and clinical sides of the practice. She considers herself to be a big planner which helps keep the practice organized!

Sj is happily married and a mother of three children (Mariah, Victor Jr. & Marilyn). She enjoys family time and being outdoors and loves shopping. Sj and her family are huge Houston Astros fans so you’ll always find them at Minute Maid Park cheering on the Astros!