Victoria Ramirez, DDS
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Victoria Ramirez was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She attended Texas A&M International University where she played volleyball and served as president of the Pre-Dental society. Dr. Ramirez received her dental degree at The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. She practiced for 5 years as a general dentist in a pediatric dental practice. Dr. Ramirez’s passion for children, learning and providing the best care for her patients propelled her to attend a pediatric dental residency.
She completed her pediatric dentistry specialty training at NYU Langone Health in Nashville, TN. She was chief resident and received extensive training in pediatric sedation dentistry.
Due to Dr. Ramirez’s own upbringing and her close ties to the community she serves, she has a strong belief in creating a family-friendly, educational environment where parents play an active role in their child’s dental health. Outside of the office, Dr. Ramirez loves to travel, cook international foods, stay active and cheer for the San Antonio Spurs.
Joanna Ayala, DMD
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Joanna Ayala was born and raised in San Antonio. After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Dr. Ayala went on to complete her dental degree at Boston University.
Her passion for children inspired her to continue her education at Miami Children’s Hospital, where she earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry.
She has three wonderful children Atticus, Araceli and Augustus.
Jennifer Hole, DDS
General Dentist - Limited to the Practice of Children’s Dentistry
Dr. Jennifer Hole is a San Antonio native, born and raised in the Alamo Heights area. She attended the Honors Program at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she double majored in Biology and Chemistry. Upon being awarded the Bush-Jones Sprenger Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Excellence, she attended Baylor College of Dentistry, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2012.
During her time at Baylor, Dr. Hole was involved in many leadership positions, including student council class representative, philanthropy chair, student consultant for Admissions Committee and a mentor for the summer pre-enrichment program for prospective students.
Dr. Hole lives in the neighborhood she grew up in with her husband, Dr. Steven Hole, who is a Captain in the United States Army. They have two children together, a daughter, Riley, who is two years old and a son, Everett, who turned one this past May. While life with two kids can get busy, in her free time she enjoys cooking, crafting, and running!
Nikoleta Konstantoni DDS, MSD - Orthodontics Adults & Children
Dr. Nikoleta was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Her passion for orthodontics started at a young age while watching her father work. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Athens. After graduating from dental school, she practiced as a general dentist in private practice in Athens and this was when she realised how much value there is in creating healthy, highly aesthetic smiles for her patients. She moved to the United States to pursue her dream to become an Orthodontist. After completing a three year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Saint Louis University, she received her Master of Science in Dentistry degree.
In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband Ross and their dog, Bear. When their schedule allows it, they travel back home to enjoy time with her family in the blue waters of Greece.
Lauren Melendez, DDS - Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Lauren Melendez was born in Gainesville Florida. Growing up in a military family, she has traveled and lived in many places around the world such as Germany and Japan. For college, she attended the University of The Incarnate Word where she received a bachelors degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While in Dental School, Dr. Melendez remained very active in many pediatric extracurriculars and published an article in The American Journal of Dentistry. Following Dental School, she then continued her education at the University of Florida, specializing and receiving her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Melendez has many exciting events in the near future, including marrying her fiancé Domenic who is attending an oral surgery residency at UTHSCSA in addition to becoming a parent to her new fur baby (a goldendoodle named Honey).
When Dr. Melendez isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking and enjoying the outdoors.