At University Dental Associates, every member of our staff is friendly, professional, and experienced. We are committed to providing each of our Bryan/College Station patients with personalized care and exceptional service. We strive to maximize the one-on-one time with each patient and to completely answer any questions they have about their treatment. Our goal is to ensure a comfortable and relaxing experience for every patient.
Our Bryan/College Station dental professionals are dedicated to providing quality, advanced care to our family of patients. We endeavor to provide comprehensive dental examinations, a complete selection of cosmetic services, and the best possible restorative oral health care in Bryan. Make an appointment today or come in to meet our friendly University Dental Associates staff.
Meet our Hygienists
Jackie Green, RDH
Jackie started caring for smiles at University Dental Associates in 1998 after graduating with an Associates Degree in Applied Science, Dental Hygiene from Texas State Technical College. She works hard at maintaining a personal connection with her patients and likes taking care of their oral health. In her free time, Jackie enjoys travelling, riding her motorcycle, camping and home renovation projects.
Rene Jenkins, RDH
Since 2005, Rene has been a part of the University Dental Associates team. She attended Tarrant County College and earned an Associates of Science in Dental Hygiene. Rene enjoys working closely with the dental team to provide the best possible oral care to all of her patients. Reading and horses are some of Rene's favorite past times but her real passion is spending time with her grandchildren.
Raquella Dutton, RDH
Raquella has been a part of the University Dental Associates team since July 2015. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Raquella strives to provide the best preventive dental care to each patient through careful treatment and patient education. On her time off, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, dancing, travelling and spoiling her cats.
Suzie McDaniel, RDH
Suzie has worked in dentistry since high school. She attended dental hygiene school at the UT Dental School in Houston. She and her husband moved to Bryan/College Station in 2010. After substituting in several dental offices, she recently joined our University Dental Associates team where she enjoys getting to know our patients and helping to restore and maintain their dental health. Suzie spends her spare time with her 5 grandchildren, painting and teaching babies in Sunday School class.
Meet our Assistants
Sara Hernandez, CDA
Since joining University Dental Associates in 2012, Sara has come to enjoy her fast-paced work environment but likes to make her patients and co-workers feel like part of a big family. Sara completed her certification through a Dental Assisting Options program at Blinn College in 2008. Sara loves spending quality time with her family and friends, shopping and dancing.
Eva Lazo, CDA
Eva started assisting the University Dental Associates doctors and patients in 2013. She enjoys the welcoming, friendly, fast-paced environment and strives to create a pleasant experience for her patients. Eva's education includes course work at both Blinn College and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. Spending time with family and friends or creating do-it-yourself projects from Pinterest are some of the things Eva enjoys outside of work.
Sarah Turansky, CDA
Sarah joined University Dental Associates in 2013 part time but quickly became an integral part of the staff when she transitioned to full time. Sarah works with the doctors assisting during procedures as well as helping out at the reception desk. In her spare time, Sarah loves to spend time with her dogs, hunting, dancing and travelling.
Lauren Hoelscher, CDA
Lauren joined the University Dental Associates family in 2014 first as a Receptionist then as a Dental Assistant. With her many talents, Lauren can be found at the front desk greeting patients or making appointments as well as assisting the doctors in the procedure rooms. Lauren spends her time outside of work with her family and loves to hunt.
Meet our Office Staff
Jennifer Escobar, Office Manager
Joining University Dental Associates in early 2015, Jennifer brought a wealth of experience in the retail industries that add to her bubbly personality. As Office Manager, Jennifer strives to make every visit to University Dental Associates a delight from the moment a patient calls to make an appointment, through interactions with our highly trained and pleasant staff as well as helping patients understand financial obligations. Outside of work, Jennifer loves spending time with her family and volunteering at her children's schools.
Maxine Nisbet, Schedule Coordinator
Since 2012, Maxine has been an assistant to the doctors, a supply coordinator and an office receptionist. With a background and degree in Educational Assisting, it is no surprise that Maxine enjoys learning new things. She is instrumental in helping finalize patient appointments and schedule new visits. Originally from Canada, it is easy to see why Maxine enjoys wilderness backpacking and canoeing. While at home, she enjoys reading, gardening and spending quality time with family and friends.
Amanda Munoz, Reception
After joining our staff in 2015, Amanda proved to be a quick learner with a pleasant, welcoming personality to greet patients to University Dental Associates. Her organization and multi-tasking skills keep the Reception area running smoothly, which in turn keeps our entire schedule on track and means patients arriving for their appointments have a very short wait time. Amanda enjoys spending quality time outside of work with her children, family and friends.