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Meet the Team

Dental hygienist Melissa HowardMelissa, Dental Hygienist

Melissa’s career in the dental field spans over 25 years now, with over half of those spent right here at Legacy Dental SA. She completed her dental education at UT Health San Antonio and is a Certified Dental Hygienist with training in CPR. She loves the patient care aspect of her work and being able to build such friendly relationships over time. She’s also always happy to spend time with her wonderful coworkers!

Originally from San Antonio, Melissa has a busy family life outside of the office with a teenage daughter at home. Her passions outside of dentistry include party planning, decorating, and animals.

Dental hygienist Neha JonwalNeha, Dental Hygienist

Neha’s career in oral healthcare spans eight years so far, and she studied dental hygiene at UT Health San Antonio, graduating Magna Cum Laude as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She really enjoys so many parts of being at Legacy Dental SA, including the friendly patients, the beautiful scenery, and the lovely coworkers!

At home, Neha has a loving husband and actually speaks three languages. She always enjoys doing adventurous activities outside of work, as well as painting, sewing, reading, singing, practicing photography, and cooling down with yoga.

Dental hygienist DonnaDonna, Dental Hygienist

Donna may be relatively new to our dental practice, but her career in the field overall spans an impressive 40 years and counting! She attended Delaware Technical Community College before pursuing her dental education at UT Health San Antonio. She is certified in CPR, dental sealants, and nitrous oxide. When it comes to what she loves about the job, the answer is easy – the people!

Donna and her husband John have two grown sons named Josh and Jeremiah, as well as five Labrador Retrievers and three cats! Her hobbies include fishing, boating, crafting, practicing photography, watching her sons play sports. The oldest plays college basketball and the youngest competes in football and track.

Team leader and dental assistant MargaretMargaret, Manager of Operations/Registered Dental Assistant

Margaret has been a member of Legacy Dental SA for almost a decade, and she loves working with such a wonderful staff and seeing great patients every day. She earned her Associates of Applied Science from San Antonio College and has her certifications in nitrous oxide, pit and fissure sealants, and coronal polishing.

A San Antonio native, Margaret and her husband have a son and two Chihuahuas named Peanut and Zeus. Together, they’re a very happy, loving and energetic family, and she spends all the free time she can with them outside of work. Also, she really enjoys being outdoors!  

Team leader and dental assistant Margaret Stephanie, Scheduling Coordinator

Originally from San Antonio, Stephanie loves that there’s never a boring day at Legacy Dental SA, as well as her amazing coworkers! She earned her Associates in Applied Science from San Antonio College and is a Certified Dental Assistant.

Outside of the practice, Stephanie has a close-knit and humorous family that includes two young daughters. Her hobbies include traveling, decorating, taking pictures, and participating in all sorts of high-adrenaline activities.

Dental Assistant Gamaliel called GamaGamaliel, Dental Assistant

Gamaliel (better known as “Gama”) earned his education at Northwest Vista and San Antonio College before joining our oral healthcare family 16 years ago. His favorite part of the job is easy – the patients! Whether old or new, they ensure that there’s never a dull moment. Better yet, the whole office staff all works together well to make every day great. He is a RDA and has several certificates from Straumann, CEREC, and more, as well as many hours of continuing education under his belt.

At home, Gamaliel and his wife Melinda have two children named Sebastian and Elena and a dog named Chico. He loves spending as much free time with his family as possible!

Dental assistant ValerieValerie, Dental Assistant

Valerie completed her Associates of Applied Science in Dental Assisting at San Antonio College and has been a member of our team for two years so far. She loves being able to transform smiles and lives through her position, as well as develop such strong relationships with patients. Dentistry truly is art in her eyes!

A San Antonio native, Valerie is the middle child out of four kids. When she isn’t busy at Legacy Dental SA, she spends her free time working out, hiking, practicing as a self-taught makeup artist, and spoiling her Shih Tzu! She’s also bilingual.

Dental assistant and hygiene assistant JackieJacqueline, Dental/Hygiene Assistant

Jacqueline is originally from Firebaugh, CA and studied at San Antonio College. Here at Legacy Dental SA, she really enjoys being able to help patients achieve better oral health through her efforts. She is trained in monitoring nitrous oxide.

At home, Jacqueline is proud to be a part of such a caring and supportive family. Her hobbies include working out and playing soccer when she has the free time. She’s also bilingual!