Meet the CR Dental Group Team

Our Mission

We are a professional team dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care. Our goal is to build a long-term relationship of mutual trust through listening to and meeting your needs. We have created a safe environment that exceeds all standards of excellence.

Our diagnosis will be based upon a complete exam. We will educate you of our findings and recommend a personalized treatment plan in which we take into consideration your needs and desires.

We will strive to achieve maximum comfort, function, health, and esthetics. Utilizing the most current technology available, our comprehensive dental care can only be successful with your cooperation.

Our Doctors

Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz, DMD

Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz (pronounced “Con-True-Chee”) prides herself in providing gentle and compassionate care to all her patients. She is dedicated to being understanding, and providing the most honest treatment personalized specifically to each patient’s wants and needs.

Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dentistry has always been a passion for her. Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz knew she wanted to be a dentist since she was nine years old. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a BA degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Anthropology. While at SMU, she was an active member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, Student Senate, and Pre-Dental Organization.

Following graduation, Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz received her doctorate in dental medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Florida. She graduated at the top of her dental class, receiving many awards and honors. Some include, the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award; and induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Chi Psi Chapter, Delta Epsilon Iota (Academic Honor Society), and Student Clinicians American Dental Association.

Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Dallas County Dental Society. She continues to enjoy learning and applying cutting-edge techniques of dentistry.

Dr. Jordana Contrucci Ruiz and her husband live in Dallas. When she is not in the office, she loves to cook, travel, and go for long runs.

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Named one of D Magazine’s Best Dentists

Dr. James Reisman, DDS

A Dallas native, Dr. Reisman received his bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Austin and his dental degree from Baylor Dental College. He is very active in the dental community and holds membership in the:

  • Dallas County Dental Society Dentist of the Year 2012
  • Texas Academy of Dental Practice Admin., Past President
  • American Dental Association, Parameters Committee
  • Mid-Winter Dental Convention, Past Chairman
  • Texas Academy of General Dentistry, nominee for “Texas Dentist of the Year” in ’94, ’97 and ’09
  • International College of Dentists, Fellow
  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
  • American College of Dentists, Fellow
  • Texas Dental Association, 2007 Annual Session Chairman
  • Academy of Cosmetic dentistry, Member
  • American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Member

Dr. Reisman is married to Karen Cortell Reisman, a professional speaker, author, and speaking coach. They have two children, Courtney and Brett. Dr. Reisman is an avid outdoors man, skier, and gym rat.

Karen and Jim Reisman purchased the beautiful Star Ranch in 2008. Nestled in the Cross-Timber region in the north end of Texas’ famous Hill Country lies this 75 acre working registered longhorn ranch. View the ranch at

Our Team

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JoDe, Dental Hygienist

For the past 21 years, JoDe has helped our patients achieve optimal oral health through regular flossing and effective brushing. Her patients who don’t floss have a serious guilt complex, so she knows her efforts are not in vain. JoDe earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from the University of New Mexico. She thoroughly enjoys our patients, as well as our team.

JoDe is a mother of a house full of energetic boys who are crafty, trouble finding bundles of joy. She and her husband own a mixed martial arts studio in Frisco and keep busy with karate, soccer, and baseball, as well as many other outdoor activities.

Kandi, Dental Hygienist

Kandi grew up in the East Texas area and completed her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Tyler Junior College in 1994. She has completed numerous hours of continuing education and her love of dental hygiene is seen and felt in the detail she provides for every patient. Kandi has a true passion for patient education and helping individuals achieve optimal oral health.

She and her husband Chris are empty nesters. Together they enjoy running, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Their daughter, Audrey, is pursuing her education at Texas Christian University.

Kandi, Dental Hygienist

Tara, Dental Hygienist

Tara is a native Texan who began a love for dentistry over 15 years ago. She enjoys collaborating with patients to obtain ideal dental and overall health by educating and building relationships. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner!), she quickly returned to Texas to start helping her community achieve healthy, confident smiles.

Tara and her husband Max are extremely blessed with their two sets of twins. When not working she enjoys spending time with her rambunctious kids, traveling, reading, and dabbling in the garden on their “mini farm”.

Tara, Dental Hygienist

Heidi James, Dental Hygienist

Heidi is a recent transplant from Washington State, where she received her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Clark College in 1995. Upon graduation, she was one of the few chosen for the Sigma Phi Alpha Award. With her thorough but gentle approach, she helps and encourages our patients towards brighter and healthier smiles. A fun fact is that Heidi comes from a family of hygienists. Her husband, son, and cousin all practice dental hygiene around the Dallas area. Heidi and her husband have three grown children. Their daughter, who is the youngest, is in the Navy! Besides spending time with friends and family, Heidi enjoys exercising, gardening, and doing puzzles.


Heidi is a dental hygienist at CR Dental Group.

Dyan, Dental Assistant

Dyan is originally from east Texas but has lived in the Dallas area since 1998. She currently lives in Nevada, Texas with her husband and 2 beautiful children. Dyan is a registered dental assistant and has been assisting since 2005. She loves making her patients feel comfortable and educating them on their oral health. When she is not working she enjoys watching her kids play their favorite sports, spending time with family, and working in the garden.

Dyan, Dental Assistant

Michelle, Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Texas, Michelle attended Garland High School before graduating from the Dental Assistant program at ATI Trade School and obtaining certifications in CEREC, Invisalign, CPR, and OSHA. In her free time, Michelle can be found watching her two daughters, Natalee and Emily, play fastpitch softball, or curling up with her two dogs, Rex and Hazel. Michelle is married to her high-school sweetheart, Lee, and they’ve made their home on the same street where Michelle grew up with her three older siblings. Her true love is dogs, though she also enjoys keeping and watching her two very active goldfish.

Michelle - Dental Assistant for CR Dental Group

Cynthia Abrego, Hygiene Assistant

Originally from Illinois, Cynthia moved to Texas in 2016 with her husband and son. Recently starting in dentistry, she enjoys helping the hygienists keep on schedule and making sure they have what is needed to make patients appointments have the best possible experience. Being passionate about learning and continuing to gain knowledge about dentistry, she couldn’t have asked for a better team to learn from. In her off time you can catch her reading books, at baseball games, enjoying time with her family or adding sneakers to her shoe collection

Pam, Office Manager

A Colorado native, Pam moved to the Dallas area in 2007 with her husband and three boys.  Pam’s previous background was in orthodontics where she has worked for over 10 years. Pam enjoys developing lasting relationships while assisting our patients with their scheduling, payments, insurance and financial needs and concerns.  Spending time with her family and friends, while enjoying football, crafting and volunteering in the community, keeps her active outside the office.

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