|We at Periodontal Surgical Arts, believe in the overall welfare of our patients but also advocate doing our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Following the mandate from Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Dental Examiners, we are following distancing guidelines. This includes minimizing the number of patients and team members in the practice at one time. Also, patients are being treated one at a time on a personalized basis. We do require that patients wear face masks and screen themselves prior to visiting. Thank you for your understanding.|
Business Team Lead
Valerie has been in Texas since she was 9 years old. Her family relocated to Austin from San Jose, California for her dad’s job. Although she went to dental assisting school, she has always enjoyed the work of the front desk including interactions with the patients and their families.
Valerie is a busy mom of two active children who play sports. She and her partner love spending time with the kids and their dog, Patches. When she's not attending games with her son and daughter, she likes baking and creating crafts.
Working in the dental field for years, Valerie loves helping people and appreciates being part of the team that educates patients and helps restore their smile and confidence.
"Falling down is an accident. Staying down is a choice." - Rosemary Nonny Knight
Practice Site Coordinator
Jill grew up in Cambridge, MN and moved to Texas because she and her husband love the sunny skies and warmer weather that you can experience for much of the year in Austin! They love that they can be active throughout the year in Austin and the delicious food scene.
Jill got a BS in Biology from the University of Minnesota. Her favorite part of the job is "The People! I love seeing patients connect with all members of our team as they are cared for throughout the treatment process. It is truly remarkable to see the artistry that is needed in this profession to achieve the desired outcome that patients are looking for, and I am proud to be on a team that understands this and exemplifies such quality for each and every patient."
Jill loves the outdoors and enjoy hiking at Parks throughout Austin with her family. She and her husband have three kids(William, Gabbi, and Hudson) as well as a chocolate lab named Bella, who loves to go on park adventures. Jill is also passionate about photography "I love the opportunity to pick-up my lens and capture sweet candid moments of my kids or other families when I can!"
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Hellen Keller
Patient Scheduling Coordinator
Born in Austin and raised in Round Rock, TX. She attended Austin Dental Assisting School in 2013. "I started as a dental assistant and quickly gravitated to the front office, where my true passion is working with patients to get the smile they have always wanted.
In my free time, I love to hangout with my husband, Tommy. We love to go out to eat, hangout with my family and friends. My hobbies include making Resin keychains, painting and anything crafty. I live with my husband, Tommy, married in 2015. I have two dogs, Remi and Paisley. I have two tarantulas, Bitsy and Azul."
"Think Positive" - Johnny Diaz
Patient Care Coordinator
Kyla grew up in East New Mexico and West Texas. She moved to Austin for flora, fauna, landscape and new opportunities. Kyla attended Angelo State University, and received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology Degree. Her current education goal is a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health.
Kyla's hobbies include volunteer work in the community in various capacities. Flower arranging, gardening, bird watching, hiking, baking, running, and roller blading. She has a cute long haired dachshund.
"I love an opportunity to problem solve and meet someone's needs daily. I love creating a welcoming and calming environment for others. I have the sweetest co-workers that make me belly laugh on a daily basis."
"I do not want the peace which passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace" - Helen Keller
Patient Care Coordinator
Victoria grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She moved to Austin because she loves the city, the music, and the people.
Victoria enjoys checking out local spots with her husband and working on their new house. Victoria loves "The great people I work with and helping patients achieve their oral health goals".
"I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul" - William Ernest Henley