Meet Our Staff

Cristina Nicastro – Operations Manager

Though I am a Texas Native, I lived in Denver, CO. for 10 years and Washington, DC for 7 years. Living outside of Texas made me realize how much I love The Lone Star State, I’ve been back for 4 years. I have been in Practice Management for 14 years and have recently joined the Cypress Oral Surgery team. My favorite part of my job is building relationships with the team and the patients I meet.

Fun fact… I am also a Yoga Teacher, I love incorporating the things I learn from my practice into my day to day life.

Outside of work you will find me outdoors as much as possible. I love to run, kayak, sail, bike, hike and camp. I also enjoy sharing those experiences with my 2 boys.


Kelly Usai aka K-U – Surgical Assistant – DAANCE Certified

I was born in Champagne, Illinois, I lived in Chicago for 5 years, moved to Dallas, TX in 1966 then to Houston in 1971. I have been in dentistry for 20 years and with Cypress Oral Surgery for 4 years. My favorite part of my job is working with my amazing work family. We all work towards the same goal of ensuring that our patients feel comfortable and confident that they have chosen the perfect surgical group to entrust their care to.

Fun fact… I love all genres of music, from classical to Country but my go to is Classic Rock.

Outside of work I like spending quality time with my family, especially my grand daughter Harper. I also enjoy traveling, I have a trip to Ireland coming up and am looking forward to it, I also enjoy gardening.


Maritza Sanchez aka Mari – Treatment Coordinator

Born and raised here in Houston, I have been in the dental field for 6 years and with Cypress Oral Surgery for 1 year. My position with the company is Treatment Coordinator, I help our patients find a financial avenue that fits their life needs. My favorite part of my job is helping patients get the treatment they need.

Fun fact…. I enjoy road trips, going to different places and seeing new things.

Outside of work I enjoy shopping and spending time with my 4-year-old son.




Adriana Herrera – Lead Implant Coordinator

I was born in Houston and raised in California. My parents brought us back in 2004 and the rest is history. I have been a surgical assistant for 11 years and have been working at Cypress Oral Surgery for 6 years. I met Dr. Bachoura and Dr. Michael at the hospital when they were doing their residency.

Fun fact…. During my internship, as a surgical technician at Ben Taub, my first surgery was a mandible fracture and I totally hated it. Now, I can’t see myself doing anything else except oral surgery.

Outside of work I like spending time with my husband and children, traveling and reading a good book even once in a while.


Ashlie Brown – Surgical Assistant

I am from Aransas Pass, TX and have lived in Houston since I was 16 years old, my family moved here to be closer to my Mom’s family. I have worked as a Surgical Assistant and Registered Dental Assistant for 7 years. My favorite part of what I do is helping patients feel better.

Fun fact…. I love watching The Investigation Discovery Channel, also I am a tad bit OCD and it may or may not have rubbed off on my kids.

Outside of work I like spending time with my family and friends, watching movies and going to concerts.