Dr. Hensley spent the majority of her childhood in Nacogdoches in the piney woods of east Texas. She moved to Midlothian, TX for high school but after she graduated, she moved right back to Nacogdoches to attend Stephen F. Austin State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree before attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for a DDS degree. Dr. Hensley has done several mission projects like TDA Texas Mission of Mercy and Smile on Wheels events in underserved areas of Texas such as Crockett, Leander, Lubbock, Corpus Christi, and Houston. These projects aim to provide free dental treatment to individuals in need. She remembers her biggest contribution being tooth extractions for adults and explains “People would stand in line for hours hoping to be seen and the screening form would often say ‘extract as many teeth as possible’. It was very exhausting and yet so rewarding.”
Her commitment to evolving alongside dentistry itself can be seen in her involvement with several organizations, including ADA, TDA, and AGD (which present many continuing education opportunities to expand on her knowledge and skills). She has wanted to be a dentist since she was in middle school, and has a passion for taking care of people and helping them achieve their best smiles by promoting self-care, maintenance, and prevention. Dr. Hensley believes in the old adage “if you want something done right, do it yourself” and she has high expectations for what taking care of someone requires.
Dr. Hensley is married to her best friend, Brad and they have 2 beautiful boys, Cayden and Corban. They spend most of their leisure time outdoors on adventures like hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking and overall enjoying the beautiful Texas Hill Country.