Serving Hill, Bosque and surrounding counties

Clifford N. Auten DDS P.A. | Whitney, TX Dental service

Is a tooth cavity causing you discomfort and pain? Visit Clifford N. Auten DDS P.A. today. Providing gentle dental care in Whitney, TX since 1977, trust our professional staff to make your visit to the clinic as pleasant and pain-free as possible. We also have an easy financing facility and currently accept CareCredit Cards.


No job is too much for us and we offer comprehensive dental solutions including restorative, preventive, and cosmetic services.

Keep Your Teeth Bright and Healthy

Cliff Auten, D.D.S.

Dr. Auten is a native of Whitney he graduated from Whitney High School in 1970 and married Annette that summer. After attending Hill Jr. College, Texas A&M University and Baylor College of Dentistry, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1977. After graduation, he moved back to Whitney and opened his practice on July 4, 1977. Dr. Auten provides general dentistry care such as cleanings, filling, crown and bridge work, extractions, full and partial dentures, implants and some root canals. He treats emergency care patients daily. As for his practice philosophy, he has adopted the prayer of Jabez found in I Chronicles 4:10, “Dear Lord, I pray that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” Dr. Auten and staff welcome new patients and promise to do the best we can to properly take care of those who come to us. Away from the office, Dr. Auten enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.

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Family Dentist You Can Depend Upon

Leona Yoder, R.D.H.

Leona grew up in the Whitney area. She graduated from Temple College in 2002 with a degree in Dental Hygiene and joined Dr. Auten in 2005. She loves the small town atmosphere and keeps our patients smiling and laughing. Leona has four children and is a member of Open Range Cowboy Church. Her interests include riding horses, outdoor activities and anything that involves her family.

Shelby Glass, R.D. H.

Shelby grew up in Midlothian, but made Whitney her home in 2005. She graduated for Baylor College of Dentistry in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene and joined our staff in 2005. She enjoys teaching patients how to improve their oral health in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Shelby and her husband Clay enjoy watching their children play sports and spending time with their family.

Trena Booth, R. D. A.

Trena is a lifelong resident of the Whitney Hillsboro area. She graduated from Texas State Technical College in 2000 as a Registered Dental Assistant and joined Dr. Auten in 2006. She not only works as a Dental Assistant but is also cross trained at the front desk. Trena and her husband Tim have three wonderful children Kylie, Zane and Brance. She loves watching her children participate in sports and shopping.

Andrea Nelson, R.D.A.

Andrea is a native of the area. She graduated from Texas State Technical College’s Dental Assistant program in 2007. Andrea joined our staff in 2009. She enjoys being a part of the staff and says it’s like a small family. She is the mother of 2 wonderful children who are very active in sports. Andrea’s interests include spending time with her family, traveling and being involved in her church activities.

Kara Sneed, R.D. A., Front Office

Kara was born and raised in Whitney. She has been a Dental Assistant with Dr. Auten since 1997 where she was trained in the office and is also cross trained at the front desk.  She and her husband Jason enjoy watching their children in sports and spending time with their families. Kara loves baking and time at the gym. She and her family are members of Whitney Fellowship.

Annette Auten, Office Manager

Annette has been with the practice since 1986 in various capacities. First as a dental assistant, then front office and now as the office manager, she also takes care of filing the insurance for our patients. She and her husband Dr. Auten have been married for over 45 years they have four children and at last count 14 grandchildren. Annette’s hobbies include baking, sewing, traveling and spending a lot of time with her family. She and her husband attend Whitney Family Fellowship.

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Ayme DeLara, R.D.A.

Ayme has lived in the Whitney area for the past eight years. She graduated from Whitney High School in 2011 and from ATI’s Dental Assisting School in 2012. Ayme joined our team in 2013 as one our bi-lingual team members. You will find her at our front desk always happy to assist our patients with all their scheduling needs. She and her husband Luis have one energetic son. Ayme’s interests include spending time with her family and watching movies.