Elsa Oviedo – Office Manager
Elsa joined Carolyn Walker in the fall of 2009, back when there was a total of only 5 staff members! She considers it a privilege to have been part of a great team that has grown and continues to strive for excellence. Elsa spends a lot time keeping up with the changes in the dental field, especially with procedure codes, insurance patterns, patient relations, and helping to remind the doctors where they need to be and when. She enjoys meeting with new patients and catching up with patients we have established relationships with. Elsa graduated from UTSA with a degree in Architecture, but now she considers her “second degree” to be in the ever-evolving dental field. Besides spending time with her husband, three daughters, and son, Elsa also enjoys reading, cooking, camping, and traveling.
Kristen Kunz, BSDH – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristen has been with our office since 2012, and she brings a pleasant attitude and a bright smile with her every day. She tries to make every patient leave feeling that all their dental needs have been met, and that they have the motivation and skills to care for their smile at home. Kristen went to the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and graduated in May 2011 from dental hygiene school, where she was elected the senior class president.
Throughout the year, Kristen volunteers for many community projects with the San Antonio District Dental Hygienists Society. When not serving, Kristen loves watching movies, playing saxophone, hiking or running, and relaxing with her husband and four cats. She loves her friends, family, career, coworkers, and life, and she hopes to share her happiness with everyone she meets.
Tiffanie Hoskins – Administrative Assistant
Tiffanie has worked in the medical field for over four years and has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare management from Bellevue University. She traveled and lived in many other states when her husband was active duty military, and has even been a flight attendant. Tiffanie’s passion is customer service and she enjoys talking with the patients and getting to know them. She grew up in Boerne and graduated from Boerne High School. She was excited to start working in an office that values its customers and employees, and where the co-workers can laugh with each other. She loves spending time with her husband of 20 years, Sean, and their two daughters, as well as their two boxers. She loves to read, go country dancing with Sean, and listens to country music. As a family, they love hiking, snow skiing, boating, going to Spurs and Rampage games, and traveling.
Elizabeth Garza – Registered Dental Assistant
Elizabeth comes to us from San Diego, California originally. She moved to San Antonio in 1998. Elizabeth has worked as a Registered Dental Assistant for 19 years now and joined our team with an incredible work ethic and zeal for patient care.
She and her husband have been married for 16 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Harlie (13) and Ella (7). In her free time Elizabeth loves to read, collect vintage clothing, and enjoy art and music.
Erica Torres – Treatment Plan Coordinator
Erica has been in the dental field for 16 years. Born and raised in San Antonio, Erica graduated from John Jay High School and then attended San Antonio College of Medical and Dental Assistants. Erica joined our team as a Dental Treatment Plan Coordinator in 2018.
Erica has 2 children, a son and daughter, as well as 3 spoiled dogs. She loves to spend time with her boyfriend, Mark, her children, and her family. Outdoor activities are always on the agenda for the weekends. In her free time you will find her enjoying the gym.
Melissa Grant – Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for 20 years now. She is licensed in Nevada, California, as well as Texas. Melissa absolutely loves what she does and counts it a privilege to serve others in this way.
Melissa and her husband have been happily married for 14 years. They have a son who is 10 years old. As a family they enjoy being outside, traveling, as well as trying new restaurants in the area. She looks forward to getting established within this beautiful community as well as caring for the patients here at Leon Springs Dental Center.
Stacy Ellenwood – Receptionist and Marketing
Stacy has worked in the medical field for over 10 years now. Recently she crossed over into the dental field and joined our team. She counts it a tremendous blessing to be part of such an amazing team of joy filled, compassionate individuals.
Stacy and her husband, Adrian, have been married for 26 years. They have three children, a son in law, and recently added their first grandson to their growing family. Stacy and her family enjoy the outdoors while hiking, kayaking, and camping.
She looks forward to being a part of this growing practice for many more years!!
Julienne – Registered Dental Hygienist
Julienne is a Registered Dental Hygienist who strives to help patients leave with a brighter smile than they came in with. Julienne loves educating patients and making a difference in their self-confidence and health.
Julienne grew up in Cibolo, TX, and went on the receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from UTSA. She then went on to UT Health School of Dentistry in Houston to receive her second Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene in 2018. In her spare time, Julienne love traveling, watching movies, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.