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Meet Your San Antonio Dental Team

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.

Aniela Lopez

Registered Dental Hygienist

Aniela was raised in Piedras Negras, Mexico and has lived in San Antonio for nearly five years so far. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with honors, also receiving the Community Dentistry Award. She has wanted to work in dentistry from a very young age and is thrilled to be living out her dreams!

Today, Aniela finds that happiness has come into her life through serving others. She is very passionate about working directly with people and impacting their lives in a positive way here at New Image Dentistry. Her top goal is providing meaningful, affectionate service to those in need, helping them understand the true greatness of lifelong dental health.

When she isn’t busy at the practice, Aniela loves spending lots of quality time with her family and friends. Her top hobbies include playing tennis, participating in various outdoor activities, reading a good book, and trying different types of food.

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.

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!

Denise Serrato

Registered Dental Assistant

Denise has been in the dental field for almost 12 years so far and loves the opportunity to help patients smile with more confidence. She studied at San Antonio College for Medical and Dental Assistants.

Denise recently got engaged to her long-time boyfriend, and together they have a blended family with 5 kids ranging from three years old all the way up to fourteen. When she’s not in the office, she is often out and about exploring the city with the kids or enjoying their favorite DJs and artists at music festival with her fiancĂ©.

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.

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.