Meet the Team

Dana, Office Manager of South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics

South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentistry,

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

South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry,

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

South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics, Family Dentistry,

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

South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics, Emergency Dentist,

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

South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics, Cosmetic Dentist,

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

South Austin Dentist and Orthodontics, Restorative Dentistry,

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.

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Emergency Services
  • Cutting Edge Technology
  • A “Best of Austin” Winner
  • Relaxing Chairside Manner
  • Financing Options Available
  • Serving Austin for 30+ Years
  • Locally Owned, Not Corporate
  • Most Oral Surgeries Done On Site
  • All Implants Done In Office