Dr. David G. Sweet attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 1982 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He then attended the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio, graduating in 1986 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Sweet has practiced in Temple, Texas since 1986, and is certified in the use of laser technology as well as Cerec same-day crown production.


He enjoys volunteering on short term mission trips to serve people in areas where dental care is needed. He has been to several countries in the past and now regularly servers on a team of medical and dental professionals in Guatemala for a week each summer.


Dr.  Sweet is married to Janice and has three grown children, Michael, James, and Katie, as well as a new granddaughter, Natalie.  Dr. Sweet enjoys archery-hunting and filming wildlife. He also enjoys tennis and an occassional round of golf.  His love for Texas Aggie sports is now rivaled by his love for entertaining Natalie, his granddaughter. 

Dr. Sweet is a deacon at First Baptist Church of Temple, and he has served as a group leader, member, and children's leader for Bible Study Fellowship and as a children's supervisor over the past 22 years.  He and his wife, Janice, currently lead a worship service at a local rehabilitation center. When not serving FBC Temple or BSF, Dr. Sweet works on his ranch, the Sweet-5 Cattle Company, managing the grounds, tending the animals, and filming the wildlife.

Dr. Justin Ross, DMD

Dr. Ross grew up in Longview, Texas, and attended Baylor University for undergraduate and graduate studies. His wife is from Belton, and they met in class at Baylor. He attended dental school at Nova Southeastern in Florida while his wife finished residency. He spent a year in the Miami area practicing then he and his family moved back to Texas. He worked over a year at a charity clinic as well as a dental implant clinic.

Dr. Ross and his wife have one beautiful baby girl. He looks forward to the day he brings his children to work and meets the team and the patients, just as he did! He is excited to settle down and care for patients of all ages in a family-oriented practice.

Dr. Ross’s training includes placing and restoring dental implants, routine dental treatments like fillings, veneers and crowns, and creative prosthetic replacements. He hopes each patient feels comfortable and understood.  He desires that they leave knowing their personalized ways to prevent cavities, gum disease, jaw pain, and with the smile they want. 

Staff at David Sweet DDS - dentists in temple tx

Ann Steiner
Registered Dental Hygienist

Ann has been a practicing dental hygienist for over 11 years. Her expertise and experience is being taught to future hygienists at Temple College, where Ann is an instructor.

While she is a skilled hygienist, patients always often remark how warm and comfortable her dental care has been.

Judy Lemley-Guffey
Registered Dental Hygienist

Judy has over 24 years of experience in the dental field and has worked with Dr. Sweet since 2004.  Judy is passionate about dental care and works hard to ensure that every patient has a positive experience.  

Judy is married to her high school sweetheart and has two grown children. Much of her attention after work goes to her 2 dogs and 2 cats, which she enjoys spoiling.  Judy loves getting away from the hustle and bustle and spending time in nature.

Office Staff

David Sweet DDS has an excellent dedicated office staff. With one of the most experienced staff in Temple, they strive to provide friendly, high-quality service to provide a quick and stress-free visit.

Susanne Coss
Office Manager

A native German, Susanne is our outstanding office manager.  With 33 years of experience in the field of dentistry, Susanne is an excellent problem solver and is extremely knowledgeable regarding your dental insurance and claims.  

She enjoys spending time with her husband and she has an abiding affection for animals- especially her dogs and cats.

Rhonda Light
Treatment Coordinator

Rhonda has worked in the dental field for over two decades.  As the front desk receptionist, Rhonda enjoys interacting with all who come through the door. Rhonda is the person to ask if you ever have questions about dental treatment plans. She is very experienced explaining dental insurance claims and can take the confusion out of even the most complicated insurance issues. 

Rhonda is married, has 3 wonderful children, and 2 lovable dogs. Rhonda loves to travel and wants to add Hawaii to her list of vacation destinations one day.

April Navarro
Treatment Coordinator, Dental Assistant

April has enjoyed working with Dr. Sweet for almost 15 years as a certified Texas Registered Dental Assistant.  April is always smiling and brings a positive energy to every appointment!  

She has been married for 20 years and is the proud mom of two Belton Tigers. Go Big Red!  Most of all, April enjoys gatherings to celebrate family, friends, and life.

Dental Assistants

Dr. Sweet’s dental assisting staff are thoroughly trained in instrument sterilization, hazardous materials, dental instrumentation, infection control, radiography, and dental materials management.

Noel Cummings
Dental Assistant

Noel is a Texas Registered Dental Assistant and has assisted in dental procedures with Dr. Sweet for 17 years.  


She has been happily married for over 21 years and has a beautiful daughter she loves to brag about!  Noel loves nothing more than having her feet buried in the sand with her family on sunny beach getaways. Be sure to ask her about her most recent summer vacation! 

Barbara Wilks
Dental Assistant, Front Desk

As a Texas Registered Dental Assistant, Barbie has worked in the dental field with Dr. Sweet for 22 years. She assists in dental procedures, supports the dental hygiene area, and serves at the front desk welcoming patients and setting appointments.  

Barbie is married with 6 amazing children.  She enjoys family time, the outdoors, and just being happy.

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David Sweet DDS
1605 Forest Trail
Temple, TX 76502

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