About Our Office
Welcome to our office where you’ll find clean facilities, friendly staff and professional advice.
Texas Sedation Dental & Implant Center is a full service dental center providing convenient, quality dental care for East Texas. Innovation in dentistry technology has give patients the opportunity to restore and maintain a beautiful and healthy smile.
Let us take the fear out of going to the dentist. We make your experience comfortable free of anxiety and pain through variety of sedation methods, including IV sedation.
Meet Our Team
Always friendly service with a smile!
Dr. Travis L. Kendall
In 2016 Dr. Kendall opened of his state-of-the-art Sedation & Dental Implant practice in Gregg County. While in dental school Dr. Kendall was introduced to East Texas and has since fallen in love with it and all that it has to offer. Whether it is mountain biking through the East Texas Pines, off-roading in the mud trails, or his personal favorite of wakeboarding in the beautiful lakes throughout East Texas, he loves it all.
After graduating with honors from the University of Utah with a degree in Medical Biology in 2004, he continued his education at the Ohio State University where he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Graduating at the top of his class in 2008. Dr. Kendall is passionate about education and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education over the last eight years. He recently was awarded the Master of the College of Sedation by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. This distinction has only been awarded to a handful of Texas dentists. Dr. Kendall also has extensive training in all phases of oral implant rehabilitation including All On 4’s, implant dentures, and single tooth implant replacements. He is a member of the International college of oral implantologists.
Dr. Kendall is married to Jennifer Kendall and together they have six children. As a family, they enjoy many different hobbies and pastimes together including boating, hiking, mountain biking and a variety of sports from soccer to volleyball. They are currently attending Alpine church of Christ here in Longview Texas.
Jennifer Murphy Kendall
Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer grew up in a small town called Bountiful, just north of Salt Lake City, Utah. As the third child of 5 she has been given the title of peacemaker throughout her life. Jennifer and Dr. Kendall met at the University of Utah back in May of 2000. With an extensive background and training in business and marketing Jennifer used her skills in the banking industry to support Travis during his early years of study. Once she had their first child Gloria both Jennifer and Dr. Kendall decided that it would be in their children’s best interest to have her be a full-time home maker and child rearing specialist (the most difficult job of all)!!!!
Fortunately for Dr. Kendall all six of their kids are in full-time school, so he is lucky enough to have Jennifer dedicating more of her time and talents during her day to marketing and running the practice. She is our Chief Financial Officer, she also helps in managing the marketing for our practice.
Dr. Timothy J. Gengel
Dr. Gengel grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University before moving to East Texas.
Dr. Gengel is passionate about helping patients achieve optimal dental health while providing them with a comfortable and relaxed experience. He is committed to treating each person’s individual needs and helping them to enjoy their dental care. He understands the importance of keeping up with the newest research and technology, because the field of dentistry is constantly changing.
He dedicates much of his time toward being a lifelong student by attending continuing education courses to ensure that his patients receive the highest quality care possible.
Office Manager/Registered Dental Assistant
Sarah is a Registered Dental Assistant for the state of Texas and California for the past 14 years. Sarah was raised in the dental office because her mother has been in dentistry all of her life. She started in her first dental office at the age of 15 and has loved dentistry ever since. Sarah is engaged to the love of her life, Brian, and they have one son together, Benson. Sarah has worked with Dr. Kendall in his offices in California, she and her family came to Longview to continue working with Dr. Kendall. Sarah is a California girl at heart from San Diego, so she loves surfing, snowboarding, boating and fishing.
Registered Dental Assistant/Phlebotomist
Rayann is one of our Dental Assistants and a Phlebotomist. She graduated from Gilmer High School in 2014, and later went to Eastex Dental Academy in Longview TX and received her Registered Dental Assistant certificate. She is going back to school at Tyler Junior College in the Summer of 2017 to become a Dental Hygienist. Rayann worked in the veterinary field through high school and has a huge love for all animals. She has three hairless cats that she adores and enjoys spending time with her family and golfing.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Cindy is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She lives in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. Cindy is married to Lee and they have three wonderful children; Kalee, Caleb and Kamille. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Angelo State University in 1991 and her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Northeast Texas Community College in 2006. In her free time, Cindy, enjoys attending bible study and watching her daughter, Kamille, play softball.
Registered Dental Assistant
Kathy is a Registered Dental Assistant. She is married to Larry and they have one son, Blake. Kathy received her RDA training from the Minnesota Institute of Medical and Dental. She has been in the Longview community since 1985. Kathy started her dental assisting with Dr. William Bussey who introduced her to the sport of Hot Air Ballooning. Her and her family enjoy being part of Dr. Bussey’s balloon crew and traveling all over to balloon races. Kathy also enjoys being an active member of her church and watching her son, Blake, play tennis.
Registered Dental Assistant/Phlebotomist
Jessica graduated from Hallsville High School in 2012. She graduated from Hallsville High School in 2012, graduating as a Texas Scholar with Merits and then started her college career at Kilgore college. Later on she then transferred to Tyler Junior College where she graduated with an Associates of Science and Associates of Arts in general studies in 2015. Soon after Jessica’s graduation she went on to get her phlebotomy certification along with her Registered Dental Assistant Certification. Jessica’s favorite hobbies include tubing, wakeboarding, and playing board games with her family and friends. Jessica is currently a newlywed. They hope to begin their own family in a few years.
Hygiene Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant
Catherine is a Registered Dental Assistant who has been in dentistry for over 45 years. She has been married to Norman for 38 years and they have a combined family of 5 children; Erin, Paige, Christin, Troy and David. She loves reading, sewing and spending time with her children and 13 grandchildren. Catherine is very active in her local church and enjoys serving the community.
Registered Dental Assistant
Laikyn is a Registered Dental Assistant who lives in Diana, TX. She is a devoted wife and mother to her husband Jeb and their two little girls, Jett and Arden. She and her family enjoy spending all their spare time together and traveling. She attended East Texas Dental Academy in the fall of 2016 and graduated with her RDA certificate. She is now our hygiene assistant who loves to take care of you with our hygienist Cindy helping with your annual cleanings, x-rays and exams.
Taylor is the Scheduling Coordinator. She has been working in the dental field since 2007. She moved from the small town of Crandall and loved East Texas so much she decided to make it her forever home. She comes from a huge family; 10 siblings and 18 nieces and nephews and counting. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and fur baby Louis. She enjoys anything outdoors, and watching her little ones in whatever activities they are involved in. Oh, and don’t forget she enjoys shopping, too! She is very excited about being a part of our team and can’t wait to build new relationships with present and future patients
Cara is our Insurance Coordinator. She is the newest member of our team and has been in the dental field since 2010. Cara enjoys the challenges of dealing with insurance companies and helping patients utilize and maximize their insurance benefits. After graduating high school, she moved to the Dallas area to attend UT Dallas. About two years ago she decided to move back to the East Texas area to be closer to her family. Currently, she lives in Tyler and enjoys traveling, kickboxing and participating in 5ks.
Treatment Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant
Amber is our Patient Care Advocate and a Registered Dental Assistant. Born and raised in the small East TX town of Marshall. She has 1 kiddo named Cade who is always keeping it interesting and one on the way! She was a stay at home mom for 11 years with the aspiration of joining the dental field. Graduating with her RDA in 2014, she has enjoyed working in dentistry ever since. She loves inspiring others, cruising down the Caddo River, back roading, trail riding and hanging out with family and friends.
Registered Dental Assistant
Erika is one of our Registered Dental Assistants. She graduated from Texarkana College in 2010 and has enjoyed being in the dental field for the last 4 years. She continues to follow her dream of becoming a hygienist which has always been her passion. She also enjoys being a mom to her 3 year old little girl, Malary. She enjoys karaoke, cookouts, deer hunting and spending as much time with family as possible.
What Our Clients Say:
Friendly and informative service to all our clients
I will recommend Texas Sedation Dental to everyone! I had such an amazing experience... everyone was so caring! Both Dr. Kendall and Dr. Hegel took such great care of me... they made sure that I felt no pain at all. I feel very blessed to have had this experience! Thank y'all so much!!
- Mary Small
Dr. Kendall and his staff are incredible! I am an extremely high anxiety patient that needed extensive dental work. I have completed phase one of my restoration with sedation. There was no pain and the restoration work was top notch! Can't wait to get phase 2 done. Dr. Kendall and his staff truly care about their patients. They have earned my respect and business for life!
- C.J. Nevill
I don't like going to the dentist at all, I say that in all actuality I have a fear and hate going to the dentist.<br /> To make a long story short I had a tooth break and had to have it removed.<br /> They had me in the next day and taken care of pain free, Jessica even put a kids movie on so my daughter could watch it while my procedure was done.