Over the years, we've served generations of patients with friendly, family-oriented care. Dr. Jesse B. Kirkpatrick has been practicing at our Baytown office for over 50 years and recently sold the practice to Dr. Zachary J. Holder. Even though Dr. Holder will be at the helm, Dr. Kirkpatrick will still continue to serve his patients several days a week.
This smooth transition would not have been possible without the support of our friendly, dedicated team of professionals. We all look forward to meeting you and your family so you can experience the difference our personalized approach makes to your dental care. Until then, please take a moment to get to know a little more about us!
Zachary J. Holder, DDS
Dr. Zachary J. Holder attended the University of Texas at Dallas on a full academic scholarship, where he received his bachelor's degree in biology and business administration. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. After completion of dental school, he then received additional training by completing a hospital based general practice residency at the University of North Carolina Hospital.
During his schooling, Dr. Holder received many honors and awards, and he is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr. Holder continues to advance his dental knowledge with numerous hours of continuing education, including a one-year orthodontic course, multiple implant courses, and additional areas including esthetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, anesthesiology/sedation, and hospital dentistry. Dr. Holder is also a certified Invisalign provider and holds a Level 2 Sedation Permit in the State of Texas.
Throughout his career, Dr. Holder has been committed to giving back to his community and has volunteered his services to numerous organizations including Habitat for Humanity in Dallas and Houston, Medisend, and Peer Assistance Leadership, a child mentoring program.
In his free time, Dr. Holder enjoys being with his family, traveling, exercising, reading, and participating in sports like baseball, football, basketball, golf, and snowboarding.
Jesse B. Kirkpatrick, DDS
Dr. Jesse Kirkpatrick grew up in Baytown and has practiced here for 49 of the 51 years. Soon after his graduation from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1964, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and proudly served overseas as a dentist for two years in an Army General Hospital.
“I’ve enjoyed every one of my 51 years taking care of our patients (a.k.a. our extended family) and now truly look forward to working with Dr. Holder since he took the helm. He is an extremely proficient dentist with exceptional qualities and ethics that I’m sure you will come to respect and admire. I have no doubt you’ll welcome him into our extended dental family!”
In his free time, Dr. Kirkpatrick loves spending time with his family and friends. His family vacations are very important, and he loves creating special memories with his grandkids. Dr. Kirkpatrick also enjoys driving cars, working on cars, and doing just about anything else involving cars.
Azaliah is a Channelview native with 13 years in the dentistry field. She is currently attending Houston Baptist University and plans to graduate in 2016 with her Bachelors Degree in Biology. Azaliah plans to apply to dental school in 2017. She has a passion for dentistry and helping others. She is the eldest of four and has four nieces and nephews. Azaliah enjoys spending time with her friends and family doing her favorite activity.....eating!
DeLeesa attended Indiana University and Sam Houston State University, then went on to Lamar University where she completed the dental hygienist program. She worked with us for several years in the 80s, moved to San Antonio for several years, then returned to our practice and has been with us ever since. DeLeesa has a passion for helping people and loves to educate our patients so that they understand the ways in which great oral health can improve their lives.
In her free time, she likes to bike ride and enjoy outdoor activities. She’s lived all over – Texas, Ohio, Indiana, and Colorado – and developed an appreciation for traveling, which she does as much as possible!
Registered Dental Assistant
Patricia grew up in Monterey, Mexico, where she received her training. She then earned her Registered Dental Assistant certification in Houston. Patricia is also certified in Nitrous Oxide, CPR, and Home Health Care. She joined our office in August, 2015.
Patricia loves helping our patients achieve a healthy, more attractive smile. She appreciates the change in people’s attitudes about dentistry when they understand the benefits of proper oral health care.
When she’s not helping our patients, she takes advantage of the time to relax and catching up with her “to-do” list.
Sylvia received her training on-the-job with Dr. Kirkpatrick, and has been with our office for 28 years. She enjoys her job and the opportunity it gives her to meet and get to know our wonderful patients and work with an amazing team of professionals.
Sylvia grew up in Taft, and enjoys spending her free time with her grandbabies.
Mayra is a Houstonian who has been working in dentistry since 2013. She graduated from Remington College where she received her RDA certification. Along the way, she has been able to expand her knowledge in dentistry where she has been able to help her patients understand their dental treatment needs.
Linda attended Lee College, where she studied elementary education and completed the Dental Assistant Program. She’s been with our office for over 42 years.
Linda loves people and enjoys taking the time to learn about our patients and develop strong relationships with them that last for years. She is a native of Houston, and in her spare time enjoys the mountains, traveling, spoiling the grandchildren, Texans football, and relaxing with her husband, Frank.
When Barbara was in high school, she was chosen by the local Lions’ Club to participate in an international exchange program. She lived with a large Italian family during the summer of 1975, an experience that changed her life. After high school, she received her Associate of Applied Science degree in Allied Health at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.
Barbara grew up in Pearland and has been with our practice for nearly ten years. She finds great satisfaction in helping our patients and working with friendly, supportive co-workers. Barbara's heavily involved with her church and teaches first and second grade Sunday school. Barbara also loves gardening, traveling, and spending time with her grown children.