About Our Doctors


Lisa M. Stokes, DDS, MS, PA

Dr. Stokes received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas, where she graduated with one of the highest scholastic standings in her class. She was awarded the Texas Dental Association’s Outstanding Senior Dental Student Award. In addition, she received an American Association of Orthodontists Award in her future specialty, orthodontics, as well as numerous other awards for academic and clinical excellence. She was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.

Dr. Stokes also graduated with honors from her orthodontic residency at The University of Texas. She earned her Master of Science in Orthodontics while completing her orthodontic residency.

Dr. Stokes is an active member of several national professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, Southwest Society of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. She has served on several professional committees, including the Bylaws Committee of the American Association of Orthodontists, the New and Younger Member Advisory Committee of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Council on New and Younger Members to the American Association of Orthodontists, and the New Member Development Committee of the Southwest Society of Orthodontists. She has served as editor of the American Association of Orthodontists’ online newsletter, “NYMO,” and has held positions in various local and state dental organizations. Dr. Stokes has been a frequent speaker at professional symposia and seminars. In 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, she was recognized by her peers with the "Texas Super Dentist" award. This was, subsequently, published in the November issue each year of Texas Monthly magazine. Dr. Stokes has also received the America's Top Dentist Award for the years of 2011, 2012 and 2013.

She is a member of the Schulman Study Group. This group was founded over 30 years ago and is made up of 125 orthodontists from around the United States and Canada. It is the most prestigious orthodontic study club in the world and is by invitation only. 

Dr. Stokes regularly gives of her time to the community. Annually, she sponsors field trips to her office to teach third grade students about the importance of good dental health. Her office also goes to the schools to speak to third graders about dental health. Her commitment to the community is also displayed in her generous charity involvement. 

Dr. Stokes has served on the board of directors of several professional organizations and is active in her church and community. Faith, family and community have always been important to Dr. Stokes. Because of her strong Christian faith, her practice philosophy is that the patient always comes first. She and her husband, Jerry, were high school sweethearts and have three children, Emma, Griffin and Brody. Dr. Stokes enjoys exercising, reading, swimming, watching movies and anything involving her children and family.


Alyssa Emory-Carter, DDS, MS

Dr. Emory-Carter received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, both of which she graduated from with the highest scholastic honors. These accomplishments allowed her to continue her education in the specialty of orthodontics. She completed a three-year residency program at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, where she served as chief resident and earned numerous leadership and academic awards. Most recently, Dr. Emory-Carter was awarded the prestigious Charley Shultz Resident Scholar award, which is awarded to only one orthodontic resident in the United States, Canada, and other countries combined.

In addition to her educational accomplishments and experiences, Dr. Emory-Carter places emphasis on community involvement. She frequently engages in local events and enjoys the many benefits of small towns and close-knit communities.