Meet Ayaba S. Guiste, DDS

DENTIST

While most people would agree that the dental office is not their favorite place to visit, Dr. Guiste ( Dr. G) had a different experience in her teen years which positively impacted her and motivated her to pursue dentistry.

Her core values encompass compassion, empathy, gentleness while treating her patients. Her cultural background enables her to understand and work with patients from diverse backgrounds. She was born and raised in Togo (West Africa). She is trilingual ( English, French, Ewe -Togolese dialect). She moved to the US where she was able to continue her education.

She received her undergraduate science degree in Biology in Morrow Georgia. Thereafter, she moved to Nashville, TN where she was awarded her doctor of dental surgery degree from the prestigious Meharry Medical College. Dr. Guiste was able to fine tune and broaden her skills by pursuing advanced general dental practice in Hackensack, New Jersey. She is proficient in general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. She also treats patients from pediatric to geriatric stages.

She began practicing in Texas after her training. It was here that she met her husband. They are excited and looking forward to calling Livingston their home where they will raise their two daughters.

Dr. Guiste is excited to provide dental care to the community of Livingston. More importantly, she and her family are looking forward to being involved in the community.

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Carol Williford

DENTAL HYGIENIST

Carol is a lifetime resident of Polk County. She graduated from Lamar Institute of Technology in 1998 and is a licensed dental hygienist. Carol has worked at Today’s Dental for 19 years and loves her job. Carol strives to create a comfortable and friendly environment for her patients. She loves to spend time talking to her patients and developing relationships with them. Her gentle touch is greatly appreciated.

Carol is married, has two children and three grandchildren. In her free time she loves spending time with family and friends, taking cycling classes and traveling.

Becca Luna

FINANCIAL COORDINATOR

Becca has over 15 years of experience in dental offices and with insurance. As our Financial Coordinator, she assists patients in navigating their treatment and insurance. She is responsible for accounts receivable, resolving insurance claims and questions, and pre-authorizations. Becca will help coordinate and explain any concerns about insurance issues, benefits, and claims processing. During her time in dentistry, she has done everything from Scheduling, Front Desk Reception, Treatment Planning, and Billing. While she has worked in larger dental clinics, she enjoys building relationships with patients in the more intimate environment our private family practice provides. She is compassionate, friendly, and a caring person who loves the positive energy and attentive care our team provides to each patient.

Becca is a mother of three and in her spare time enjoys attending their sporting events and spending time in nature. She also is an avid bibliophile and lover of art and architecture.

Marisol

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Marisol Castillo has been a dental assistant for 6 years. Marisol exemplifies the work ethic that is set at Today’s Dental. Providing gentle dental care and educating patients on maintaining healthy, beautiful smiles. A mother of one who enjoys working out and spending time with her son.

Madison

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Madison obtained her Dental Assistant license from UT San Antonio and resides in Livingston, TX. Raised in East Texas and graduated from Livingston High School, she has been working in the dental field for 6 years. Madison has become proficient in the clinical and administrative sides of dentistry. She enjoys spending time with her family, singing, and photography. She is currently enrolled in courses to pursue her goal to become a Dental Hygienist. She is dedicated to providing exceptional care and guidance to our patients from the front of the office to the chairside of their treatment. Madison’s dedication and compassion have been most welcomed and appreciated by the Today’s Dental team and our patients. Her experience working as an assistant, treatment coordinator, and human resources administrator has made her an asset to the team. You will be able to experience Madison’s multi-talents as you visit our office, and we know you will enjoy her as much as we do!

Shelby

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Shelby has over 8 years of experience in dentistry. You will find that she is compassionate, and strives to make patients comfortable. She takes pride in ensuring a positive dental experience for each patient. She is a mother of two and in her spare time loves being with her family and outdoor activities.