Meet the Team

Meet Dr. Brad Tiner

Dr. Brad TinerBorn and raised in Southern California, Dr. Tiner received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Southern Illinois University in 1997. After school, he operated a successful dental practice in his wife’s hometown of St. Louis for 15 years before relocating with his family to their “true home” in Texas in 2012.

Each year, Dr. Tiner completes over 100 hours of continuing education in fields such as dental implantology, CEREC restorations, full mouth reconstruction, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. He enjoys taking courses from many different providers, so that he can find the ideal techniques and procedures for his own patients. This allows him to provide the very best, cutting-edge care available.

“I love investing in technology and finding tools that will make things easier, faster and more comfortable.  My love for design has followed me as a dentist and allows me to see your smile as a work of art to be molded.  I am a bit of a perfectionist and use this to ensure that when my patients leave, their work is done right.”

Featured on CBS’s American Health Front for his work with CEREC same day dentistry, Dr. Tiner has mastered the same day dental crown procedure – something that he’s spent over 10 years working toward.

His professional affiliations include:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Dental Implant Association
  • Mastership with the International Implant Dentistry Association

He was also voted:

  • Who’s Who Top Doc 2014
  • America’s Best Dentist 2015, 2016
  • One of St. Louis’ Top Dentists in 2010, 2011, 2012

Outside of the Office

Dr. Tiner and his family are members of Prestonwood Baptist Church. Dr. Tiner and his son both share a love for cross-country, and run on a regular basis, as well as being very involved in Boy Scouts. He also enjoys boating with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Shawn Blagowsky

Dr. Blagowsky’s interest in dentistry started early—during her middle school orthodontic appointments! She graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 with a B.S. in Medical Technology, and went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Michigan in 1990. After graduating, she completed her General Practice Residency (GPR) at Dallas VA Medical Center. She received her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1997 after completing 500 hours of continuing education in all phases of dentistry, and is working on obtaining her Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Blagowsky belongs to the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She is certified to provide Invisalign and MTM clear aligner orthodontics. She takes a minimum of 15 hours of continuing education each year in all areas of general dentistry. Dentistry is Dr. Blagowsky’s passion, and she is determined to provide her patients with the most advanced, highest quality dental care.

Dr. Blagowsky values patient affinity, and having ongoing relationships with families through Dentistry by Design. She enjoys the technical aspects of dentistry, but especially the relationships with patients. She is delighted to treat the children of patients who she first treated when they were young!

Outside of the office, Dr. Blagowsky is active in her church, First Baptist Church of Richardson, and in helping at Plano schools, where her children attend(ed). She is also active in Dallas Tri Delta Alumnae group, and served on the board for their annual philanthropy event, Cookies and Castles.

Dr. Blagowsky is married and has two children. Her daughter attends college for special education, and her son plays high school football. She loves taking vacations and going to OU football games with her family. In her free time, Dr. Blagowsky enjoys running, pilates and antique shopping.

The Dentistry by Design Team

Our staff welcomes you to come see for yourself what makes Dentistry by Design so special. To our team, Dentistry is more than just caring for your teeth. We pride ourselves on education, your overall health, and the family care we provide to our patients. We are happy to help you with all of your dental needs!

Thelma Dentistry by Design

Thelma has been with Dentistry by Design for 14 years. She has 25+ years of experience in dentistry, and graduated from the San Antonio College of Dental Assistants.

One of Thelma’s favorite parts of her job is getting to work with such a great team! She enjoys building relationships with patients, as well as assisting them with any administrative needs.

Thelma’s hobbies include running, crafting, attending sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. She is active in her church. Thelma is blessed with 4 grown children, and 1 granddaughter who she and her husband enjoy spoiling.

Alysha Design by Dentistry

Alysha has been with Dentistry by Design for 9 years, and is glad to be a part of a great team. She enjoys getting to know patients and their families, and easing any fears they have about dental procedures.

Alysha’s favorite pastimes are crafting projects and baking. She serves at her church in the children’s ministry. She enjoys spending time with her daughter and family.

Jennifer Dentistry by Design

Jennifer has been with Dentistry by Design for 16 of her 19 years in dentistry. She earned her BS in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry.

Jennifer loves building relationships with her patients and their families, and feels blessed to work with such a great team.

Outside of work, Jennifer serves in the children’s ministry at her church. She and her husband of 14 years, Paul, have a girl and a boy, aged 9 and 5. Jennifer loves activities with her kids, and spending time with her family.

Lisa Dentistry by Design

Lisa has been with Dentistry by Design for 16 of her 19 years in dentistry. She earned her BS in Dental Hygiene from Texas Woman’s University. She is also an Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene at Collin College, where she helps to shape future dental hygienists.

Lisa loves her work, and is passionate about the relationships she has with her patients. She strives to provide individualized care based upon each patient’s unique situation. She enjoys educating patients about their dental health, and helping them achieve better results each and every appointment.


Susan has been with Dentistry by Design for 6 of her 38 years in dentistry. She obtained her credentials from Tyler Jr. College.

Susan’s favorite part of her job is getting to know our patients and providing great dental care and education. She also enjoys working as a team member of our staff.

Outside of work, Susan likes to read, and teaches Bible studies for women through Bible Discussion Groups. She loves working with children and youth at her church. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting.

Susan is married to Gregg, and has 2 adult children and 2 grandkids.

Lauren Dentistry by Design

Lauren has spent her 3 years in dentistry with Dentistry by Design. Her favorite part of her job is seeing our patients smile. She also enjoys utilizing high tech equipment and techniques to deliver optimal results for our patients

Away from work, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family. She is a dog person and loves her pups!