Meet the Team
Melissa Howard, Hygienist
Melissa Howard loves creating healthy and happy smiles. She is a registered dental hygienist who graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2003. She has been in practice with Dr. Eck for 14 years. Prior to hygiene school, Melissa cared for patients as a dental assistant for 12 years. She is passionate about oral health and has spent her life working to create healthy smiles. When not at work, she loves time with her family.
Neha Jonwal, Hygienist
Neha Jonwal will greet you with a smile as she helps you keep yours fresh and beautiful. Originally from India, Neha came to the United States in 2002 with her mother. She attended San Antonio College to finish her pre requisites and obtained an Associate's Degree in dental assisting. She is a graduate of the dental hygiene program at The University of Texas Health Science Center and received her Bachelor's Degree in dental hygiene in 2012. Neha enjoys serving patients and supporting their life-long dental hygiene. She loves to travel and enjoys trips back to her homeland to see her extended family.
Margaret, Team Leader/Dental Assistant
Margaret loves leading the team at Legacy Dental SA! She began her work five years ago as a dental assistant for Dr. Eck. As a Registered Dental Assistant graduate from San Antonio College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Margaret is also Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen monitoring, pit, and fissure sealants, and coronal polishing certified, since 2010. Her education also includes an Associate of Science in Pre-Dental and Associate of Liberal Arts studies from Palo Alto College. Margaret has a fabulous smile for every patient who walks in the door and leads this team in excellence with all our patients. Her after work hours are spent with her husband and two very energetic Chihuahuas named Peanut and Zeus.
Ray, Front Office
Ray is a wonderful asset to the Legacy Dental SA team. He graduated from San Antonio College with his Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. Ray works in the front office welcoming patients and scheduling appointments. He enjoys taking excellent care of patients and listening to their concerns over the phone. When not at work, his passion is to skydive with friends and family.
Gamaliel, Dental Assistant
Gamaliel (Biblical Hebrew roots), is better known as "Gama" to the patients at Legacy Dental SA. He has been the lead assistant to Dr. Brian Eck for over 15 years. After attending the Dental Assisting Program at San Antonio College, he received his RDA and began working in our office. Patients love Gama's positive energy and effervescent smile as he strives to give each patient personal care.
Valerie, Dental Assistant
Valerie is an outstanding dental assistant her at Legacy Dental SA. She graduated from San Antonio College with her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting degree. She is an extremely hardworking assistant and is always happy to help out wherever she is needed. In her spare time, Valerie enjoys exercising and spending time with her family.
Jackie, Dental Assistant/Hygiene Assistant
Jackie is the newest member to Legacy Dental SA team. She graduated from San Antonio College receiving her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Assisting in 2017. She also holds her certificate in Monitoring Nitrous Oxide. Jackie's most important task is keeping our hygiene department running smoothly and efficiently.
Stephanie, Front Office/Scheduling Coordinator
Stephanie is our patient scheduling coordinator, she helps patients utilize their dental insurance to its maximum potential. She recently graduated with her Associates in Applied Science at San Antonio College in 2017. Stephanie is one of the first people you talk to on the phone and the smiling face you see when you walk into our dental office. Outside of the office, Stephanie is very family oriented and spends her time with her two beautiful daughters enjoying all life has to offer.