Meet Our Team

Tisha Hammons DDS

Dr. Tisha Hammons grew up in Katy, Texas. While attending Katy High School, Dr. Hammons was fortunate to be involved with the Youth Apprenticeship Program where she started her dental career as a Dental Assistant. This Program was the foundation of her aspiration for dentistry and evolved over time as she pursued her college education. In 2000 she received her undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University.She continued to pursue her goal and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio in 2005.

Dr. Hammons has been living and practicing dentistry in New Braunfels, Texas for 13 years. She has a sincere passion for dentistry and the patients she serves. Dr. Hammons and her team strive to provide impeccable customer service with compassion and integrity. She is genuinely interested in her patients and developing long lasting relationships with their entire family. Dr. Hammons loves working with both children and adults and is committed to providing the highest quality care using the best and latest dental technology.

Dr. Hammons is a Member of The American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the River District Dental Society.

When not performing dentistry, Dr. Hammons is spending time with her husband, Jake and their three children. She enjoys life to the fullest professionally and personally. Her hobbies include; all outdoor activities, camping, visiting music venues and playing with her animals (4 dogs, 4 pigs, fish and a ferret). She even enjoys mowing the yard!

“A smile is a curve that sets things straight”– Unknown

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence” – Vince Lombardi

Angelica A. Urista (Abby)

Angelica A. Urista (Abby) was born and raised in Seguin, Texas. Abby earned her Registered Dental Assistant license from The University of Texas Health Science Center in 2013. She has been working alongside Dr. Hammons as a dental assistant for five years. She is certified in coronal polishing, sealant placement, and nitrous oxide monitoring. Abby loves interacting with patients and building relationships with them and their families.

When Abby is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has two dogs and loves all outdoor activities. She is currently continuing her education, striving to reach her goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist.

Crystal Cardenas

Crystal M Cardenas was born and raised in Seguin, Texas. In 2008 she earned her RDA from Kaplan Career College in San Antonio, Texas. Throughout her 10 years of dental assisting she has also earned certificates in Coronal Polish and Pit and Fissure sealants. She has attended the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio and is continuing her education to achieve her goal of becoming a Dental Hygienist.

She has worked with Dr. Hammons for the past 10 years. Crystal enjoys spending time with family, friends and her fur baby Rex. She Ioves being around water, and hates to admit it, but loves being team mom to her son’s football team.

Annie Almaraz

Annie Almaraz was raised in Northern California. She attended
Sacramento City College and obtained her Registered Dental
Assisting License in 2004. During her 15 years in the dental field she
has worked as a chairside dental assistant, front office/insurance
coordinator and has taught dental assisting courses. She truly enjoys
what she does. She enjoys the constant room for growth and
learning in the dental field.


Annie moved to Texas in 2018 with her husband and two sons and
they really like living here. In her free time Annie enjoys spending
time with her family, they love to explore. One of their favorite places
to spend the day is at The Pearl, they enjoy the Farmer’s Market and
their 5 year old loves the splash pad. Annie is looking forward to what
is to come as she gets to know Texas.

River Run Family Dentistry Core Values

Respect – Loyalty – Relationships – Integrity – Compassion – Quality – Gratitude

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