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.
Kim Gass – Public Relations Manager
Kim has been with our office since April 2015. She has taken on the role to assist with Marketing, Promotions, and Team Building. She loves to work with the amazing group of professionals at our office, who also bring such great joy and laughter. Kim has a wonderful husband and two sons. As a family, they love to share in laughter, spend time outside, target shoot, cook, and bake. She loves to spend time with all of her family and friends.
Alison Loeffel – Dental Assistant
Alison has been with our office as a dental assistant since October 2013, and she enjoys helping to put our patients at ease while also anticipating the doctors’ needs as much as she can. She finds joy in seeing our patients leave with a smile. Alison attended school in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the IntelliTec Medical Institute. She likes the fact that everyone at our office is committed to having a positive attitude and working as a team. Alison has two wonderful children, one boy and one girl, and she loves any adventure that involves the outdoors.
Veronica Aguilar – Dental Assistant
Veronica has been in dentistry for 23 years. She worked with Dr. Walker during the early years of Carolyn Walker for 6 years! She recently moved back to San Antonio, and she is very happy to be back on board with Dr. Walker. She is a mother of two sons and a grandmother of four granddaughters. She is a West Texas girl who loves to laugh, play golf, spend time outdoors, and listen to Country music.
Alice Martinez – Dental Assistant
Alice is a dental assistant who brings a sweet, fun-loving feeling to our practice. She enjoys being able to make people smile and feel comfortable in the dental chair with her friendly disposition and courteous nature. She was born and raised in Boerne, Texas, and she graduated from Champion High School. In 2012, Alice continued her education by becoming a certified Dental Assistant, and she was the valedictorian of her graduating class. Alice is a San Antonio Spurs fan, enjoys being outdoors, and traveling; she keeps busy by being on the go and taking care of her loving husband and two wonderful daughters. “My favorite part of being a Dental Assistant is being able to make patients smile, and getting to know about them and their families.”
Kayla Arredondo – RRT, BSDH, Registered Dental Hygienist
Kayla spent 12 years in the medical field as a registered respiratory therapist before pursuing her long-time goal of dental hygiene. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2017 and was excited to join a dental team that provides exceptional care in a comfortable and calm environment. Kayla is passionate about the dental field and enjoys giving individualized care to each of her patients. She lives in Leon Springs with her husband, John, and their two dogs, Ruby and Hamilton. She enjoys family time, sporting events, boutique shopping, traveling, and spending time on her family farm in West Texas