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Meet Your San Antonio Dental Team

Emily Holt

Registered Dental Hygienist

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.

Carolina Garza

Registered Dental Hygienist

Carolina started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in her hometown, Laredo. Her two years working as a dental assistant ignited her passion for the field, and Carolina decided to seek further training to become a dental hygienist. Carolina earned her bachelor of science degree in dental hygiene from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where she graduated with honors as the valedictorian of her class.

Since completing her dental hygiene education with distinction, Carolina has continued to excel in the field. She goes above and beyond to build relationships with her patients, and she truly enjoys education them about their oral health and being part of helping patients create healthy smiles.

When she’s not hard at work helping patients achieve their healthiest smiles, Carolina enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her boyfriend. You might also catch her spoiling her Chihuahua, Mimi, working out, going to the movies, or painting.

Charity Baran

Registered Dental Hygienist

With nearly a decade of experience in the dental field, Charity has worked in numerous areas of the dentistry practice. She started her career as a member of the US Coast Guard, and following her military service, Charity moved to San Antonio to continue her dental career. She earned her associate of science degree from Concorde Career College of San Antonio, and Charity will receive a bachelor of science in public health form Walden University in the spring of 2018.

In her years of practice as a dental hygienist, Charity has enjoyed having the opportunity to provide comprehensive oral hygiene treatment and education for patients. She prides herself on offering treatment that is comfortable and stress free, so patients always look forward to seeing Charity in our office.

A native of Honolulu, Charity enjoys spending time outside of work with family and friends, especially in the outdoors. She has trained for and participated in local triathlon events, and enjoys staying fit. She and her husband, Jon, live nearby, and they are the proud parents of one son, Jonah. The family also enjoys spoiling their puppy, Groot.

Analisa Saucedo

Registered Dental Assistant

Analisa has been a dental assistant since 2012. With a bachelor’s in biology and a chemistry minor from Our Lady of the Lake University, Analisa says her favorite thing about being a dental assistant is helping people achieve their best smiles! She always aspires to make patients feel their most comfortable and welcome in our office. In her freetime, Analisa enjoys dancing salsa and merengue with her husband and also binge watching Grey’s Anatomy when she gets the chance.

Melissa Rodriguez

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 Peacock

Registered Dental Assistant

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.

Jazmine Rivera

Registered Dental Assistant

Jasmine received her associates in Biology from Palo Alto College where should graduate in the top 8% of her class and plans to apply for hygiene school in the near future. Her favorite aspect of being a dental hygienist is being able to make her patients feel comfortable and not embarrassed. Jasmine is currently engaged to her fiancé Leo and outside of the office she loves hanging out with family, going to the movies, swimming, fishing, riding dirt bikes and singing!

Helena Harns

Office Manager

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

Insurance Coordinator

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.

Elizabeth 'Liz' Lopez

Hygiene Coordinator

Liz has worked in customer service for several years, and she’s interested in pursuing a career in the medical field – maybe psychology – and being a member of our team is the first step. She loves working with people every day and helping patients to feel welcome and leave our office smiling. Her favorite quote is from Audrey Hepburn, “As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself and one helping others.” She lives this philosophy every day in our office and out. When she’s not hard at work helping patients, Liz enjoys spending time with her dog, family members, and friends, staying physically fit, and exploring new restaurants.

Alex Pena

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.