Meet Our Team

Chad Latino, DDS

Dr. Chad Latino would like to welcome you to a fantastic dental experience and invite you to meet his team! By combining advanced dental technology with a gentle, friendly style, Dr. Latino and his team will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.

The office’s comforting atmosphere and inviting staff members will make you feel right at home, and the latest advances in technology and quality dentistry—including digital x-rays, tooth-colored restorations, intra-oral cameras, cosmetic dentistry, family dentistry, and restorative dentistry in Waco, Texas. We’ll help you and your family maintain beautiful, healthy smiles. Best of all, Dr. Latino takes the time to get to know each and every patient one-on-one, helping you make informed choices about your dental health. You won’t get lectures here—just straight talk and a commitment to treat you as our own family!

Dr. Latino is a native Texan and received his doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. He is happily married to his best friend, Shawnna, and has numerous adventures with his three kids, Bailee, Aidan, and Tristan.

Seeing himself as a lifelong student, Dr. Latino has a never-ending passion for learning and advancing his expertise in the field of dentistry. Averaging around 100 hours of continuing education a year (the state required amount is 12), Dr. Latino has completed training with prestigious institutions such as Orognathic Bioesthetics International, Cabodent, and the Atlanta Center for Restorative Dentistry. He has also trained with world-renowned Bill Blatchford.

Meet Our Team

Our team is passionate about providing excellent customer service and making our patients feel like part of our dental family. We invite you to meet the friendly individuals who assist Dr. Chad Latino in creating a successful dental experience. When you visit our dentist in Waco, Texas, you will already know us!

Christina Zapata

Christina has been working with Dr. Chad Latino for 9 years. When it comes to assisting Dr. Chad Latino, she is simply the best! Christina has countless hours in dental education and training, all which allows her to be very knowledgeable in answering most of our patients’ questions. When not serving our patients, Christina enjoys spending time with her kids: Christopher and Catalina. She also enjoys playing soccer, working out, and watching movies.

Charissa Jost

Charissa has over 20 years of experience as a dental assistant. That has led her to be exceptional in her field, and our patients can tell! None of our patients leave without feeling like they have made a friend with Charissa. She has two sons: Ross and Andrew. When she is not making patients feel at home, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Denise Adamick

Denise is the Insurance Coordinator at Chad Latino, DDS. She uses her ability and patience to navigate
insurance providers and provide the patient with the best available outcome for insurance payments, by
assisting patients with the processing of dental claims and appeals while managing an alliance with the
insurance carriers. She has been in the dental field since 2007 and has been with Dr. Latino since 2015.
She truly enjoys the relationships built within the office and with each patient. When she is not working,
Denise enjoys spending time with family, traveling, going fishing, and learning new creative hobbies.

Jackie Miller

Jackie has been a hygienist since 2015. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from the University of New England in Maine where she was born and raised. She moved here in 2020 and loves the people and weather in Texas. She lives in Robinson with her boyfriend Daniel. They are expecting their first child in Sept 2023, a baby girl! In her free time, she likes to spend time at home with her family and their dogs, hanging by the pool, camping, fishing, and traveling. She has been working at Dr. Latino’s office since August of 2020.

Lori Witt

Lori is the first smiling face you will see when you walk through the door. She has over 16 years of dental experience. Laurie began her dental career as a registered dental assistant & now she is our front office coordinator. She has been married to her husband Billy for over 20 years. They have two daughters Kealey & Kennadi. In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her friends and family or reading a good book.


Kaitlyn is the Hygiene coordinator at Dr. Latino’s office. Her dental career began in 2021 and is continuing her journey by making patients feel happy and reassured walking in and out of the office. Kaitlyn is getting married in 2024 to her Fiancé Taylor and has a son. She loves traveling and enjoys spending time on the boat with her family!

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