Meet Our Team
Kyle Raymond, DDS
Dr. Kyle Raymond is a pediatric dentist who has been delivering the highest quality of dental care to the people of his community since 2000. He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Texas at San Antonio and completed a specialized residency in pediatric dentistry from Nova Southeastern University. An esteemed member of the dental community, Dr. Raymond is a member of many leading dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society.
Nieku Manshadi, DDS
Dr. Nieku Manshadi is a pediatric dentist who views treating children as a privilege and an opportunity to make dental visits fun and enjoyable for patients and their families. He believes in building trust from the first visit to ensure a comfortable experience for his patients. Dr. Manshadi graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at Boston University. He is board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and licensed to provide safe treatment to patients with special needs and oral conscious sedation for those with anxiety.
A firm believer in expanding access to care to those in need, his travels have taken him as far as Ecuador and the Philippines to provide treatment to areas with limited health care. He is also an avid traveler who loves to explore the food and culture of various countries. In his spare time, Dr. Manshadi enjoys alpine skiing and spending time with close friends and family.
Corey Shook, DMD
Dr. Corey Shook is an orthodontist who received his certificate and MDS degree from the University of Pittsburgh Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics program. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate and dental education at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and a one-year fellowship in Advanced General Dentistry at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He is also board eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics. His favorite part of being an orthodontist is getting to be part of such a huge milestone in his patients’ lives. Outside of life as an orthodontist, Dr. Shook enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and meeting new people. He is also proud to call Texas his new home!
Jessica Rodriguez – Lead Dental Assistant
Jessica Rodriguez grew up in Marlin and Waco, TX. She graduated at Cedar Park dental assistant school in 2013, where she had the best time learning. Jessica is certified in nitrous oxide, coronal polishing and sealant. The most rewarding part about her job at Route 32 is being able to see her patients have a genuine experience at the office.
Jessica is very active outside of her work at Route 32 Pediatrics and Orthodontics. She helps care for her daughter’s pony and enjoys fishing when she gets the chance. She’s not only great with dental care, but she also partakes in doing hair, makeup, and crafty projects. Out of all these activities, her favorite thing to do when she’s not working is spending time with her family, especially her sweet children.
Brian Gray –
Brian Gray is a true professional who has a varied background. Early in his career he earned his Associate of Paralegal Studies from McLennan Community College. He spent several years working for both a corporate legal department as well as for the great State of Texas. Looking to further his career, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Tarleton State University and sought to lead in the Healthcare sector. He has gained much experience in working at the Hospital as well as in the outpatient setting. He enjoys participating in community events and has partnered with many organizations including Head Start and Early Head Start. He also is a board member of the local Health Service Advisory Committee ensuring the community has access to healthcare information and needs. Brian currently is the Office Manager of Route 32 Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics where he continues to ensure the community has access to superior service. In his spare time he enjoys live music, bowling and spending hours in the summer at the local water park surfing the lazy river.
Roxanne Morales – Registered Dental Assistant
**Bio coming soon**
Janie Diaz –
Front Desk Lead
Janie grew up right here in Waco, Texas! From verifying your benefits to helping you understand how they will work, Janie is dedicated to serving all of your insurance needs. She loves how happy and satisfied patients are when they leave our office, and knowing that their child/children are safe and well taken care of at their office visits. Janie feels pride working with a team that goes above and beyond to make sure each patient has a great experience!
Janie’s favorite things she likes to do are to go hunting, fishing, and to spend time with her family.
Heather Gibson – RHD, Treatment Coordinator & Clinical Supervisor
Heather Gibson graduated from Blinn College in Bryan, TX in 2006. She is a member of Phi Theta Kapa and a health advisory committee member for EOAC-Headstart. Her love for dentistry began in general dentistry in 2006 and progressed into pediatric dentistry in 2009. She’s so proud to have been working at Route 32 since it’s opening in 2014 because everyday she gets to work with some of her favorite patients, kids. Heather has many titles, but she really enjoys reaching out to the community and seeing new and existing patients out and about. Heather believes in doing her best to help those around her, which is reflected in her mission trips. She volunteers with several local groups to help serve the under populated, as well as volunteered during Hurricane Katrina. Outside of the office, she enjoys travelling, camping, and loves to spend quality time with her son, Adam. Since Heather grew up in Waco, she also loves rooting for her favorite sports team, her Baylor Bears.
What is the best part about working at the dentist office, you ask? Heather says, “getting to build relationships with the patients. I love helping change their outlook on dentistry from questionable to great, by positive visits at an early age.”
Julie Ashcraft –
Registered Dental Assistant
My specialty and passion are in orthodontics. I LOVE what I do and I’m always wanting to learn and grow with the newest and latest in my field. I was born in Sherman, TX and was adopted the same day and brought home to the small town of Abbott, TX. Population 314. Some know it as Willie Nelson’s hometown. Being from a small town instilled in me the love of outdoors. In the winter, I enjoy hunting and in the spring I’m gearing up for baseball season with my boys! Doing anything with or for my sweet little guys, Eli, 8 and Liam, 4 is always my favorite thing to do.
After high school, I attended TSTC in Waco. Before graduation from in 2006, I began my clinicals with the orthodontic practice, Collins and Team Orthodontics in Hewitt, TX. Immediately upon completion, I was hired by Dr. Michael Collins to join his team. The two years at this office is where I grew and learned most of what I know about orthodontics. I was in my early 20’s and became pregnant and at the time my husband was traveling for work. I decided to become a stay at home mom to have a more flexible schedule for our growing family.
Years went by and after my youngest son was born, I ran into a familiar face. We went to the local Buddy Walk that had several vendors set up. The Buddy Walk is an event supporting Down Syndrome and we were there for my son Liam because he has down syndrome. Among the vendors, I ran into the Route 32 booth and a former patient of Dr. Collins during the time I worked there. After visiting with her a bit I asked if they were hiring for orthodontics. The answer was, “Yes, very soon. Come by with your resume.” I was hired for ortho only shortly after and have been here since 2016.
The most rewarding thing about working at Route 32, or at any dental office, is the relationships you build with the patients. Seeing them grow and learn about the importance of good oral hygiene, walking with them through their treatment, and seeing the end result is really amazing. Seeing a patient’s sweet, smiling face is truly the ultimate reward.