Meet The Doctors
Dentists (D.D.S.) Serving Tyler and East Texas
Dr. Steve Lebo, DDS, was born in Houston, Texas and attended Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas. He began attending Stephen F. Austin University at the age of 16 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He continued his studies in a Masters program in chemistry at Stephen F. Austin. Dr. Lebo was accepted and attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas graduating in 1980 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While at Baylor, he was active on both the schools soccer and flag football teams.
Dr. Lebo began his dental practice in N. Richland Hills, Texas in 1980 and practiced there for twenty years before moving to Tyler, Texas in 2001. While caring for patients and living in the Mid-Cities area, he volunteered with city government as chairman of City Commissions, task forces and committees, Chambers of Commerce, Lion's Club, Rotary Club, and several homeowner's associations. His favorite volunteer positions involved his family while coaching soccer and baseball.
Dr. Lebo has volunteered for the Texas Mission of Mercy free dental clinic and served two volunteer tours in the Dominican Republic and El Salvador with the US Navy humanitarian hospital ship, USNS Comfort. Dr. Lebo has served on several hospitals' surgical staff for the last 31 years and is currently on the active surgical staff at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler, Texas. This year, Dr. Lebo will again be able to serve aboard the USNS Comfort Navy Hospital ship that will tour The Caribbean, Central and South America. "My service with the Navy is a privilege and helps the image of America in these foreign countries."
Dr. Heather Compton, DDS, grew up in a small town in Indiana and later went to Indiana University to study medical technology and graduated in 1994. She then attended the Indiana Universty School of Dentistry and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1998.
Dr. Compton has practiced dentistry for the past 15 years in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona as well as Detroit, Michigan. In 2010, Dr. Compton was selected as one of America's Top Dentists. She has a wealth of knowledge in all facets of general dentistry and offers a wide array of treatment options.
Dr. Compton resides in Tyler with her husband, Dr. Compton, a vascular surgeon, and their son. Dr. compton is excited to be a part of the team at East Texas Dental Associates and hopes to have a long career treating and caring for the friendly people of East Texas.
Dr. Brandon Hooper, DDS, was born and raised in Horseheads, New York. He attended the University at Buffalo located in Buffalo, New York, and graduated with honors in 2010.
Dr. Hooper attended San Francisco's University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2013. He was president of the California Academy of General Dentistry at University of the Pacific. Dr. Hooper has been trained in a wide range of procedures including cosmetic dentistry, fillings, extractions, dentures and partials, implants, root canal treatment, crowns and bridges, and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Hooper is also trained in laser dentistry and is certified in Invisilign Braces technique. Dr. Hooper is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Hooper now resides in Tyler, TX with his wife, Shannon, where they are excited to grow their family and return to the small-town life that they enjoyed as children. Dr. Hooper enjoys biking, going to the movies and also serving in his church with his wife.
Dr. Hooper is committed to helping his patients maintain overall dental health and achieving excellence in quality while delivering comfortable care.
Dr. Halberstadt was born in Pennsylvania but moved to Texas at a young age and grew up in the Tyler area. He received his Bachelor's in English from the University of Texas at Tyler and his Master’s in Theater from A&M Commerce. With the birth of his daughter, Dr. Halberstadt knew he wanted a career with a stronger sense of community and family focus. He refocused his studies and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Dr. Halberstadt returned to Tyler to practice all facets of general dentistry. He focuses on the needs and desires of patients and enjoys working with them to develop a plan for treatment that achieves the perfect balance of esthetics, function, and finances. He utilizes his training in oral sedation to help make the dental experience as comfortable and relaxed as possible for his patients.
Dr. Halberstadt lives in Tyler with his wife Stephanie and three children, and they eagerly await the arrival of their fourth. Dr. Halberstadt enjoys wood carving, martial arts, and running. In his spare time, he also writes children’s stories and short fiction.
Dr. Halberstadt is proud to be able to serve the community of East Texas by providing quality care and education in oral health.
I became interested in orthodontics at a young age after having a great experience with my orthodontist. I loved the idea of working with my hands as well as giving people a really positive experience in a practice that’s both science based and artistic.
I attended Texas A&M University where I graduated Magna Cum Laude in just three years with a degree in Biomedical Science. I then received my dental training at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, serving as a class officer all four years and was elected president of the Odontological Honor Society.
Upon graduating in 2010 with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, I continued my education at Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education. After completing a 30-month residency of specialized training in orthodontics, I received my specialty Certificate in Orthodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry and Orthodontics.
When not at the office, I enjoy hanging out with my wife Courtney, playing with our daughter Madeline and living an active, healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Dallin R. Palmer grew up in Utah where he enjoyed the rich outdoors and adventure that the Rocky Mountains offer. He loves the open wilderness and is an avid backcountry skier. He also enjoys water recreation, biking, golf and other sports. He played on his high school soccer team and took State three years in a row. He comes from a large family and is the youngest of seven children.
After high school, he lived in Italy where he served a two-year full time mission for his church, and later met his wife. He and his wife were married in 2004 and now have two children. Dr. Palmer especially enjoys playtime with his kids!
Dr. Palmer attended Dental School at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he earned his DMD. He had the distinct privilege and opportunity to travel to Haiti – the poorest country in the Western hemisphere – and provide dental treatment to hundreds of people who are otherwise without access to medical or dental care. Dr. Palmer has always felt a strong desire to help others, which greatly influenced his career choice in dentistry.
Dr. Palmer has been trained in, and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry including, restorations, crown and bridge, extractions, root canal treatment, denture needs and implants, and is Invisalign certified. His focus is on you, the patient, and is committed to providing an enjoyable and comfortable experience while delivering high quality care to meet your needs.
Dr. Palmer now lives in Tyler with his wife and children and is excited to serve the needs of the community here.