Meet Our Friendly Victoria Staff
Megan Schoener, Office Manager
Megan joined Golden Crescent Dental at the beginning of March, 2017. She has been a registered dental assistant since October of 2008 but found her place assisting patients with any insurance, billing or scheduling needs. She thoroughly enjoys working with the patients and meeting new people. Megan was born in Austin,TX, also growing up in the music capital of the world. Her and her family just recently moved to Victoria, TX in December 2016. Her spare time is spent with her husband, Randy, her daughter Mallory, family and friends. Majority of that time is spent outdoors whether it is going for a walk, listening to live music, fishing, and playing disc golf!
Erika R. Burger- Insurance Verification Specialist
Erika was born and raised in Port Lavaca, TX. She moved to Victoria TX, when she was 14. Not realizing that she would fall in love with this city. Erika was the average student, graduating in the middle of her class at Victoria High School, Class of 2000. Go Stings! Erika completed 3 years at Victoria Collage, for Office Administration. Erika is now, a mother 1st, to 3 beautiful children. She is a wife to a wonderful, loving man, Philip Burger. She joined the Golden Crescent Dental family, this year in February 2016, appreciating her position, as Insurance Verification Specialist. Erika is looking forward to many more years with Golden Crescent Dental.
Keri Baumgartner, RDH
My name is Keri and I have been in the dental field for 19 years. I graduated from Bee County College of Dental Hygiene in 1997. I am based in the Port Lavaca Dentistry office and also assist at Golden Crescent Dental. My greatest desire is to make dental hygiene a positive experience for my patients. My relationship with my patients is very important to me and my goal is for them to have a pleasant and positive experience in our office.
Katie Mallette, RDH
Hi there! I'm Katie Mallette, a hygienist here at GCD that started with the office when it first opened its doors in the summer of 2013. I have enjoyed 10+ years of practicing hygiene and feel incredibly blessed and fulfilled to work with a tight knit group of co-workers who make coming to work fun! Our relaxed, easy-going atmosphere in our office really puts our patients at ease and they truly look forward to their next appointment. I take great pride in my job and especially love having a successful role in transforming the terrified patient into a recall regular, while building wonderful, lasting relationships. Beyond work, I am a happy mother of two girls and married to my husband Bo of nine years. I especially enjoy being a Rodan and Fields skin care consultant, in addition to spending time with family and friends, loving on my beloved 3 dogs and 2 cats, baking, and singing. I look forward to meeting you!
Jordan Koop, RDH
Hey! My name is Jordan and I am a Registered Dental Hygienist who works for this great family friendly dental practice. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and I am currently a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. I grew up in Victoria and recently married my high school sweetheart and have many adorable and beloved fur babies. My role as your dental hygienist is to provide dental education and oral hygiene instruction as well as preventive and therapeutic services to maintain a healthy beautiful smile. Teeth are very important to me and I take great pride in being a health care professional and providing a comfortable environment for my patients. Come and see what our knowledgeable staff has to offer! I look forward to meeting you!
Elizabeth Youngblood, RDH
Elizabeth grew up in the small town of Refugio, Texas. After graduating Refugio High School in 2009. She joined the Victoria College to study nursing and obtained her Certified Nurse Aid Certificate. She had a change of heart, but still had a passion for the medical field and helping and educating people on their health. She began traveling to Beeville and began pre-requisites for the dental hygiene program. She graduated from Coastal Bend College in Beeville with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in 2016. She also holds CPR, first aid and sealant certifications. Elizabeth began working for Golden Crescent Dental in August of 2016 as a Hygienist. Elizabeth is married to her husband of three years and together they have two children. She also has two fur babies, Bruno, a boxer and Citori, a German short hair pointer. Elizabeth enjoys hunting with her husband and playing together on a recreational softball team. In her free time, also like to indulge in watching the Golden Girls, Bravo or reading a book. She has a love of meeting new people and spending time with her family and friends!
Heather Bourland, RDH
Heather joined Golden Crescent Dental in March, 2017. She graduated from Wharton County Junior College in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She grew up in Inez, where she currently lives with her elementary sweetheart husband and their beloved puppy son. Her goal as your Hygienist is to provide a positive dental experience while educating you on how to maintain a healthy smile.
Joni Browning, RDA
Joni Browning has been a member of Golden Crescent Dental since 2013. She has been working as a dental assistant since 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, friends, and family. She also has two dogs and a lovely cat.
AnaBelle Stevens, RDA
AnaBelle is the Head Dental Assistant and has been a member of the Golden Crescent Family since January of 2015. She has been working as an assistant since 2013. AnaBelle received her certification from Austin Dental Assisting School in Austin Texas where she lived for a year before she decided to move back home to Victoria. AnaBelle enjoys traveling with her husband and playing fetch with her fur baby Sadie in her spare time.
Moriah Boehm, RDA
Moriah has been a member of the Golden Crescent Dental family since August 2015. Moriah started with us as a Sterile Tech and where she learned a great deal about the dental world and her passion grew. A few months later she began her training to become a Registered Dental Assistant. Moriah officially became a Registered Dental Assistant in July of 2016! In her spare time Moriah enjoys walks in the park with her husband and her fur child Taz.
Mercedes McDaniel, RDA
Graduating from South Texas School of Dental Assisting in 2012, Mercy strives for excellence in oral health care. She is the newest member of the dental assisting team at Golden Crescent Dental. You will always be greated with a warm, energetic smile and caring, outgoing spirit. She believes in not just creating a healthy mouth but to help create and maintain a healthy mind, body and soul. Born and raised in South Texas. Mercy loves spending time with her high school sweetheart and husband Michael and their daughter, Camille. She love the outdoors and an array of outdoor activities such as relaxing at the lake, fishing and hunting with her family. She loves to cook, bake and entertain friends and family every chance she gets.
Sidney Simons, RDA
Sidney Simons is one or the newest members of the dental team at Golden Crescent Dental. She received her certification from the Austin Dental Assistant Academy in June of 2016. Being a part of the dental field is something she planned to make a career out of shortly after high school. She has expressed the satisfaction she receives from assisting in helping those in our community gain a clean, confident smile! During closed office hours she enjoys spending time relaxing with her friends and family.