Meet Your San Antonio Dental Team
Faith De La Garza, RDH BSDH
For more than a decade, Faith has given every New Image Dentistry patient a reason to smile. She loves meeting new people, and she especially enjoys helping dental-phobics overcome their fears. Her friendly smile and knowledgeable advice helps to ease the anxiety of even the most fearful patient. Faith has a strong educational foundation. She earned her Registered Dental Hygienist certification from Del Mar College, and hold a BS in Dental Hygiene from Texas Women’s University. Faith also holds certification as an orthodontic assistant, and maintains memberships in a number of professional organizations: American Dental Hygienists Association, Texas Dental Hygienists Association, and the San Antonio Dental Hygiene Society.
When she’s not hard at work putting a smile on our patients’ faces, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Aaron, and their 2 dogs Lexi and Lola. Faith never seems to be able to leave her work behind, and spends countless hours volunteering to provide dental care for local, underserved populations who do not have access to regular dental care. When they find the time, Faith and Aaron enjoy traveling.
With more than 30 years of experience as a dental hygienist, Vicki has spent countless hours helping her patients feel better about their smiles. At New Image Dentistry, Vicki’s kind, gentle care are irreplaceable. Vicki studied at San Antonio College and Coastal Bend College, and holds certifications in nitrous administration and Invisalign.
She and her husband of 32 years are proud of their two grown daughters, son-in-law, and beautiful grandson and granddaughter. Outside of work, Vicki spends most of her time with family, but when she can find a quiet moment, she enjoys painting and reading.
Emily relocated from Omaha, NE to Texas in January of 2017 and has been loving the southern hospitality that Texas is famous for. The dental field was commonplace for her as Emily has 8 family members who also work in dentistry. Emily graduated from Iowa Western Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Hygiene degree and then continued her education by graduating from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Science in Hygiene.
Emily decided to join the New Image Dentistry team as a Registered Dental Hygienist because she loves establishing lasting relationships with her patients and making them feel comfortable and well cared for. In her free time, Emily loves being outdoors and doing active activities like hiking, running and lifting. She is a wonderful asset to our team and we know our patients will agree.
Registered Dental Assistant & Radiation Safety Officer
Liz has worked in the dental field for nearly 20 years, and with New Image Dentistry for more than a decade. Born and raised in San Antonio, Liz loves working in her hometown. She completed her dental assistant training through the Red Cross on the Randolph Air Force Base. She is certified in CPR, nitrous, Invisalign, and radiology. Liz serves as an assistant and our radiation safety officer. The comfort and safety of our patients is her top priority. This awesome lady provides excellent care, and all her best patients know that chocolate is the way to her heart.
Out of the office, Liz is happily married with three talented children. Attending their sports events and band performances takes up most of her spare time.
Registered Dental Assistant
A registered dental assistant for more than 8 years, Juliet provides skilled care for each of her patients. She loves the people she works with, and always goes above and beyond to make our patients feel at home. Juliet is a New Braunfels, TX native, and completed her dental assistant certification through The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She devotes many hours annually to continuing education courses and is radiology and OSHA certified.
After work, Juliet enjoys spending time with her husband, Adam and their children. They have a two boys and girl. Juliet enjoys traveling, trying new foods, baking delicious treats for her friends, making everyone she meets laugh, and she stays fit by running 5ks and playing soccer and volleyball.
Registered Dental Assistant
Another San Antonio native, Melissa studied at the San Antonio College for Medical and Dental Assistants, and has been working in the dental field for nearly 20 years. Dedicated to lifelong learning, Melissa completes numerous continuing education courses annually, and holds certifications in nitrous oxide, x-ray, Invisalign, and CPR.
Outside of work, Melissa is happily married with 3 children. Most of her spare time is filled with running her kids around to all their extra-curricular activities, but when she finds some down time, Melissa enjoys reading and visiting the beach.
Arianna has worked in the dental field since 2013 and joined our practice in 2015. She loves working with our staff, and she has dedicated herself to getting to know patients every day. Arianna studied dental assisting at the College of Healthcare Professions and is certified in nitrous oxide. Happily married to her middle school sweetheart, Arianna and her husband have one daughter who was born on July 4th, and they are expecting their second child in 2016. In her spare time, Arianna enjoys traveling, relaxing at the beach, river, or pool, painting, and making hair bows.
Helena is our office veteran. She has been with New Image Dentistry since 1981, and has had the opportunity to work with numerous talented dentists. Her love of patients and dedication to ensuring they receive the skilled, gentle dental care they need, have made her a patient favorite for years. Helena strives to know our patients by name, and to make patients and staff feel comfortable. She holds a dental assistant Associate’s degree from San Antonio College. She is a certified Dentrix dental software user, completed continuing education with the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education Programs, attended a Linda Miles dental seminar, and utilized Straine professional development services.
After work, Helena loves spending time with her husband, their 3 daughters, 2 dogs and a cat who comes and goes. She sticks by the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it adage,” and once drove the same car for 17 years.
Claudia H. Kerouac
For the past decade, Claudia has been relieving patients’ financial stress one insurance billing at a time. She loves working with the great group at New Image Dentistry, and enjoys meeting new patients and helping them understand their insurance coverage. Claudia is a native of San Antonio, and attended San Antonio College.
Happily married, Claudia is proud of her 2 sons and 1 daughter and loves to spoil her 2 grandsons. Claudia enjoys spending time with her family, and is extremely creative. She likes completing home décor projects, revamping old furniture, and has even baked and decorated wedding and birthday cakes.
Front Office Receptionist
As our front office receptionist, Alex is always ready to greet patients with a smile and a warm welcome. She recently completed an associate’s degree in business from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is excited to be a part of the New Image Dentistry team. Her favorite part of working here, she says, is helping patients feel at home in the dentist’s office. Originally from Mexico, Alex loves spending time with her family (especially her two nephews), watching movies, and shopping.
Jane Holland, BSN
Front Office/Projects Manager
For the last 3 years, Jane has helped New Image Dentistry run smoothly. She enjoys the challenges of her position, and working with her amazing coworkers and wonderful patients. Jane received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and is a retired nurse.
Jane and Dr. Holland have been happily married for 25 years, and have 2 daughters. Both of their children decided to enter the medical field, the oldest is a physical therapist in Austin and the youngest is studying optometry. Jane enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs. A self-professed healthy living enthusiast, Jane enjoys staying fit especially when it means hitting the slopes during ski season.
Back-up for Front Office
A recent graduate of Texas State University, Nicole’s friendly, outgoing personality makes her a valuable team member at New Image Dentistry. Patient comfort and care are our top priorities, and Nicole is always willing to go above and beyond to provide outstanding service. She grew up in San Antonio with a loving and warm family.
Outside of work, she spends time with her family, runs, decorates her home, and goes to the beach. After a particularly stressful day, you won’t find Nicole taking a nap. When she’s under pressure, cleaning helps to soothe her nerves.