Meet the Team
Dana, Office Manager of South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics
Born and raised in San Angelo, Dana relocated to Austin with her husband
Roger in 1994. Since then, her family has expanded to one son, a daughter-in-law,
and four beautiful grandchildren. She started working in the dentistry
field in San Angelo in 1984. In 1997, she started working with Dr. Steven
Van Wicklen DDS and South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics. When she’s
out of the office, you can find Dana at the floral shop she co-owns with
her husband. She enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, Harley rides with
her husband, Roger, and spoiling her grandchildren.
Melinda, Administrative Assistant
Born and raised in Austin, TX, Melinda married her high school sweetheart,
James, and is raising four beautiful girls. Melinda has been working in
the dental field since 1996. In 2003, she started working with Dr. Steven
Van Wicklen DDS and South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics. In addition
to spending time with her family, Melinda enjoys shopping, traveling,
scrap booking, and a variety of arts and crafts.
Emily, Patient Coordinator
After attending the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Emily moved
to Austin and graduated from the Austin Dental Assisting School in September
2012. She then started working for Dr. Steven Van Wicklen DDS and South
Austin Dentist and Orthodontics. She is married to Glen and they have
one baby girl. Together they enjoy enjoy taking in the sights and sounds
of Austin. You can find them at any number of hip restaurants, live music
venues, or spending time with their dog, Penny.
Angie, Dental Assistant
An Austin, TX native, Angelina has been a registered dental assistant for
seven years and worked with Dr. Steven Van Wicklen DDS and South Austin
Dentist and Orthodontics for five years. She currently lives in Buda,
TX with her husband and children. When she’s not at the office or
hauling kids to sporting events and chasing a toddler, Angelina enjoys
spending quality time outdoors with her family and close friends.
Kirsten, Dental Hygienist
Kirsten has been practicing dental hygiene for over 24 years and was the
top graduate of class at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston.
She now happily works alongside Dr. Steven Van Wicklen DDS and the rest
of the South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics team. Born in Seattle, WA,
Kirsten has lived in many places across the United States and even Frankfurt,
Germany. She and her husband, Bob, have an English Bull Terrier named
Bullet. They’re currently building a second home in the mountains
of Idaho, and hope to retire there one day. Her hobbies include travel,
interior design, cycling, motorcycles, skydiving, camping, and hiking.
Emma Lujan, Dental Assistant
Emma was born and raised in El Paso, Tx.. However,she and her husband Carlos
have now called Austin their home, for many yrs. They have two sons and
3 grandchildren. Emma is a Certified Dental Assistant and also a Certified
Nurse Assistant. She enjoys working alongside Dr. Steven Van Wicklen DDS
and the rest of the South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics team. Outside
the office, Emma is the owner of a private Hospice Care Placement Agency.
She enjoys working in the dental field and also providing hospice care
because she loves people and truly enjoys caring for them. When she’s
not working, she enjoys time spent with her family and traveling.