Renew Dental Believes in a Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body
In our Office we want what is best for you dentally and for your overall health and well being. Our goal is for you to have a healthy smile and a healthy body! Healthy teeth and gums make for a great smile, but they also contribute to the whole health of our bodies. Today, we can do better dentistry in a less toxic environment with advanced treatment options that can be individualized for each patient. Biologic dentistry is a thought process, a holistic approach, and a guide for making choices in a dental practice. In recent years several studies have been published connecting oral conditions to the rest of the body. For example, effects of periodontal disease/infection on markers of systemic inflammation that can help predict and when treated prevent conditions such as cardiovascular disease or low birth weight. Biologic dentistry also considers the effects of dental materials and dental procedures themselves on the overall health of the body. It is of paramount importance that when we place foreign materials in the mouth that we understand the toxicology, the immunology, and the microbiology of our work and minimize the effects on the biologic terrain of our patients. We take our hippocratic oath of “First, do no harm” very seriously. It is our passion to stay current on information, technology, and procedures so that we can give our patients the best holistic dental care available.
It is our passion to stay current on information, technology, and procedures so that we can give our patients the best holistic dental care available.
Meet Dr. Beard
Elizabeth Beard, DDS, FAGD is a Lubbock native and a proud Red Raider! Dr Beard graduated from Lubbock High in 1999 and obtained a bachelors in science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Texas Tech University in 2003. Dr Beard completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2007. She continued her dental education with a hospital based general practice residency. During residency she acquired extensive training and experience in the surgical removal of teeth, placement and restoration of dental implants, IV conscious sedation, and advanced cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. In 2014 Dr Beard shifted her focus to a more holistic approach dentistry. Dr Beard completed her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry in 2016. She also hold a fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, an honor that recognizes a commitment to post doctoral continuing dental education. It is her passion to help her patients attain their best oral health as a potentially pivotal part of their overall health. Dr Beard is excited to bring these options and treatment philosophy to the West Texas area.
Locally, Dr Beard has served the community as a committee member of Kids in the Kitchen, a program that educates children and their parents on healthy living and eating in effort to reduce their likelihood of childhood obesity. Dr Beard has also been the Chairman of Junior League of Lubbock’s Food to Kids, a program that sends sacks of food home with elementary kids in the Lubbock area that are at risk of not having adequate food at home over the weekends.
Dr Beard is married to Derek Beard an absolute car fanatic! The Beards have two crazy kids, Sloan and Cannon who are the complete light of their lives! The Beards worship at Lakeridge Methodist Church. When Dr Beard is not in the office you can find her volunteering at Roscoe Wilson Elementary, in her garden, cooking, traveling, or hanging out with her crazy kids.
Dr Beard’s memberships include International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, American Academy of General Dentistry, International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, American Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesia, American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and American Board of Sleep Dental Medicine.
Meet The Renew Dental Team
My name is Whitney and I have been a registered dental assistant since 2009 and a registered phlebotomist since 2017. I started my dental career with Dr. Beard in 2010. From an early age I knew that one of my love languages was to care and love people. I grew up being treated by a wonderful dentist and orthodontist, which sparked a love for science and a general interest in dentistry. I am a Lubbock native. I am blessed to be a mother to an amazing son, Jaxton. Outside of my caree,r I love doing things with my family and friends, attending church, meeting new people, cooking and spending time outdoors.
Hi! My name is Alyssa and I began working with Dr. Beard as a registered dental assistant in 2015. I can be found all over the office, anywhere from greeting patients to assisting Dr. Beard chairside. I loved the difference that my own orthodontic treatment made in my life and it was then that I knew that I wanted to be a reason someone smiles more confidently. One of my favorite things about my job here at Renew is the relationship I build with my patients. They enter as patients and usually leave as a new Facebook friends. The Renew team is second to none. I love getting to hang out with my friends all day and call it “going to work”. Aside from work, my kids and I stay moving with busy sports lives and random activities that keep us outside. I am a member of Trinity Church and love directing energy towards making an impact in the Lubbock community by volunteering through various areas throughout the church.
Hey ya’ll, my name is Danielle. Most call me Dani.I am originally from Amarillo, but moved to Lubbock in August of 2020. I have three children and a small dog. I started my dental career as a state and nationally recognized dental assistant in 2017, later becoming a dental hygienist in 2020, graduating from Amarillo College. I love being a dental hygienist!! I am actively working on my bachelors in dental hygiene from TWU. I am passionate about functional dentistry and biological dental hygiene. I am a scientist at heart and learning this line of dentistry has opened my eyes.Outside of the office, I enjoy working out, traveling, trying new food ( I am a foodie), attending a local church and hanging out with my kids and our dog.
My name is Brandy Hightower. I have always had a fascination with teeth and the human body. I began my career in dentistry in 1996., and over the years I have worked in many aspects of the dental office. First as a hygiene and dental assistant; then teaching dental assisting and finally making it into, through and out of dental hygiene school.
I yearn to be the best at what I do. It is my goal to learn daily and hone my skills, so that I may be a master at my craft. Most recently I began to delve into the area of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT). I desire to utilize those skills to help my patients in a multitude of areas, ranging from clenching, snoring, as well as breathing and swallowing properly. I desire to help my patients understand the relationship between the mouth and the body and how our habits affect both.
I am married and have two grown sons. I love dogs and have three. I enjoy spending time with my husband hiking, camping, kayaking, mountain biking,hunting and spending time outdoors. I love studying Biblical Hebrew and growing in my faith daily.
I began my career as a dental hygienist in 2012 after graduating from Texas Tech and Amarillo College. Over the course of my career, I have focused on educating myself to best serve my patients. I love learning new methods and techniques in dentistry while connecting to patients on a personal level. I enjoy spending time with my family and I’m known as the “cool aunt” to my many nieces and nephews. In my free time I enjoy traveling to new places for any outdoor adventure.
Hi, My name is Christine. I began my career in the dental field 21 years ago. I started dentistry as a dental assistant in New Mexico. I love the relationships I have built with my friends, and patients. I also love changing and impacting the lives of patients being a dental assistant. I then furthered my career by becoming a dental insurance coordinator / scheduling coordinator. My Husband and I became Lubbockites in 2004; I joined Dr. Beards office in 2019. Aside from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and family or you can catch me watching Hallmark.
My Name is Misty-Rae and I’ve been a registered dental assistant since 2015. Over that time my career has never ceased to amaze me. I have a passion for what I do and the patients I get to care for. I am thankful and blessed to be a part of a team of women who not only are fantastic in the office, but in life as well. Outside of work, you can find me spending time with my dog Hank, enjoying time with my friends & family, church at TWC or getting to love the ladies at Unpack Ministries which is a part of Lubbock Impact. I look forward to having you in our office!
Hi, My name is Erica. I joined Dr. Beard’s team in January of 2022 to work as the sleep coordinator for Renew Sleep. In the past 5 years, I have worked in commercial interior design as a Registered Interior Designer, where I was a lead project manager. Managing design projects taught me to focus on the details and always help the client make the best decision for their specific project. Working as the sleep coordinator, I help clients review all information and help them make a plan for sleep treatment designed specifically for them. Many people in my life have been affected by Sleep Apnea and I have seen how poor sleep can affect your entire body. I strive to help every patient determine what treatment will work best for their lifestyle and improve their sleep and overall well being. Aside from work, my husband, son and I enjoy golfing, traveling, and attending Texas Tech football and basketball games. I love cooking and spending quality time with friends and family.