Our Exceptional Staff

Our friendly and dedicated staff will focus on your comfort, while providing answers for your questions you may have about your dental treatment. Each member brings their own unique skill to the practice to help make your dental experience a positive one. Dr. Studer personally makes evening follow up phones calls to ensure excellence. Dr. Studer is dedicated to staying on the forefront of cutting edge dentistry. The doctor and his staff regularly attend advanced continuing education courses and seminars.


Debbie Beard, Office Manager

Debbie has worked in our practice for over seven years. She is a Certified Medical Assistant and has extensive experience in both the medical and dental office settings. Debbie will diligently handle each of your dental needs, including scheduling appointments, explaining treatment proposals and fees, insurance questions and filing, as well as remembering details about you and your family. Debbie and Jim, her husband of 26 years, are long-time residents of Hurst. They are the proud parents of Katy, an RN who recently graduated from UTA, and their youngest daughter, Jamie, who is attending Texas State to pursue her degree in education. When away from the office, Debbie and Jim enjoy relaxing and fishing at their cabin on the weekends and are blessed to be part of a large, close family.

Tammy Dugger, Registered Dental Hygienist

Tammy is a 2008 Tarrant County graduate who is the newest member of our practice, but has filled in over the years. She is an excellent dental hygienist whose main interest is patient education. She is very knowledgeable about TMJ disorder and can answer almost any question. Tammy has two children. Her son Virgil, who is 22, lives and works on the beach in Rosemary Beach, Florida. Daughter, Carys, is 14 years old and is part of the gifted and talented program as well as a violinist in the symphony at her high school. Tammy and Carys enjoy going to concerts and hearing new bands play.

Kristin Byam, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kristin, a 2008 graduate of Tarrant County College, has worked in our practice for over 5 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Her friendly personality, kind smile and dedication to educating her patients are just a few of the many great qualities that Kristin shares with everyone that she meets. Kristin enjoys learning about new preventative products and modalities to treat dry mouth, gingivitis and periodontal disease in order to provide our patients with the best care possible. Originally from the mountains of Truckee, CA, she now resides in Fort Worth. Kristin and her husband of 14 years, Darian have two children. Samuel is an energetic 4th grader who is interested in mountain bike riding and is in the gifted and talented program at his elementary school. Her daughter, Gwyneth, is a precocious 2 year old who loves to run, play with her big brother and be read to every night. They have a dog, Maggie and a new cat, Pi. When Kristin is not delivering the best dental care in town, she is working out at Camp Gladiator or playing with her kids.

Amanda Thomas, Registered Dental Assistant

Commuting from Dallas, Amanda is not a stranger to the metroplex. Amanda grew up in Colleyville and graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2010 with a degree of Psychology. She played soccer her whole life, including college up to the Semi Pro Level in Fort Worth. Amanda discovered she loved the dental field as much as sports, with that passion and determination graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Tarrant County College. She is the bright, smiling face you will see alongside Dr. Struder. In her spare time she likes to enjoy the Dallas restaurants, spending time with her family, friends and working to accomplish her goal of completing a marathon.