About UsMeet Our Team

Meet the Belterra Dental team that's dedicated to giving you something to smile about.

Belterra DentalOur Office

First we would like to thank you for choosing us as your local Austin Dentist. Belterra Dental’s team is committed in providing you with gentle and personalized dental care. Our goal is to achieve and maintain the highest oral care to all of our patients. Our dental practice provides a variety of services to all ages and for every dental need. We prioritize in providing a caring and comfortable environment during each dental visit. Belterra Dental will make every attempt to accommodate patients concerns, with complete understanding.

About UsOur Doctors

I graduated from Houston Baptist University for my undergraduate studies and attended UT- Dental school in San Antonio thereafter. In Dental school, not only did I have the chance to surround myself with some of the best faculty and students in Texas, but also met my husband, Manvir. After graduating from dental school, Manvir and I moved to the beautiful city of Austin and have never looked back.  In Austin, I found an amazing food scene and the great outdoors, which I love to explore. I first fell in love with Austin during a run around Town-lake, followed by a swim at Barton Springs. What a great way to cool off and escape the sweltering summer heat!

I love my job as a dentist; not only do I get to connect with patients on a personal level, but I get to be their partner in a journey towards optimum oral health, and a beautiful smile. I believe in educating my patients and showing them how oral health relates to overall wellbeing. Since graduating from Dental School, I have participated multiple CE courses and study groups. As a clinician, it is my goal to provide patients with comprehensive, up to date dental services. I am thrilled by the opportunity to serve my local Belterra and Austin Community.

While in college at the University of Texas at Austin, I discovered my passion for the dental profession. Through volunteering activities at dental offices, I realized how much I enjoyed the dentist-patient relationship and the care given to every patient who walks through the door. My favorite moment was seeing a patient, who was embarrassed to smile her whole life, light up with joy after seeing her smile makeover. From then on, I knew I wanted to be a dentist.

I attended UT Health Science San Antonio for dental school. After four challenging but ultimately rewarding years, I graduated and became a licensed dentist. Since graduating, I have seen thousands of patients and spent 100+ hours of continuing education to stay up to date with the latest dental technology and research. I am very passionate about delivering high quality care with the most current and scientifically proven procedures.

Outside of dentistry, I love the great outdoors, especially biking, kayaking and swimming. In my down time, I also enjoy reading science fiction and fantasy novels as well as watching the occasional TV show, in particular Game of Thrones. Let’s not forget college football; my heart still bleeds burnt orange, Hookem!

I was raised in Katy, Texas. Growing up, I was actively involved in organized sports, and had a passion for the outdoors. I attended Texas State University, and was accepted into the Dental Early Admissions Program while earning my bachelor degree in Biology.

Following my studies at Texas State, I attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS). After finishing dental school, I completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency program at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. During my residency, I received extensive training in comprehensive dentistry, and focused my efforts in learning conscious sedation techniques and surgical procedures such as removal of wisdom teeth and implant placement. In addition to my residency training, I completed the Preceptorship in Dental Implantology at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my wife London and dog Tevah. I also enjoy playing the guitar, running, biking, backpacking, and being in the outdoors.

About UsThe Back Office Team

Sunena Gagneja RDH

Sunena has been a Dental Hygienist for over 4 years. Sunena has proudly served the Austin and Belterra community by educating all of her patients. She sees each appointment as an opportunity for patients to walk away knowing a little more about their teeth. Sunena has been on the Belterra Dental team for three years and will continue to proudly serve the community. Sunena has a loving husband in the medical field, a daughter, and a son in Sound Design & Production, she spends her time trying new and wonderful culinary delights and traveling the world!

Racquel Poque RDH

Racquel, or Rocky, recently joined the Belterra Dental team after welcoming a wonderful daughter to her family. Rocky has 10 years of Dental experience ranging from pediatric dental care, to elder and sedation care. Rocky graduated from hygiene school with honors, so she definitely knows a thing or two about cleaning teeth. She's been a hit with the Belterra community and excited to serve you all and meet you! Patients love Rocky, and her care is nothing but smooth sailing. When you come into our office, you can expect a great conversation, knowledge about your mouth, and an easy going healthy mouth cleaning. Rocky has a loving husband, a brand new baby girl, and 2 doodles they enjoy playing with! When Rocky isn’t cleaning teeth, she is spending time with family, friends, traveling, and exploring the wonders of Austin, Texas.

Mechalonte Delapierre RDA

One of the first things a patient asks about when arriving at Belterra Dental is, “Can Meme be my assistant?” Mechalonte’, or Meme, has been with Belterra Dental for over a year now and has been the assistant on countless procedures, Invisalign journeys, and helping manage our office. Meme makes sure our office is stocked so Belterra Dental can function for all patients. Meme has a cheerful attitude and will ensure that you have an easy going dental experience, whatever you may be here for! Ask for Meme, or check out our social media to see why patients love Meme!

Sandra Flores RDA

Sandra, one of our top notch Dental Assistants ensures a quick and easy dental experience. Sandra has one goal, patient care. Sandra will typically be assisting Rocky with hygiene and will work to make sure everyone heads home happy. Sandra is a Spanish speaking pro, and loves to do make-up art for friends and family. Ask for Sandra, and have a great experience!

About UsOur Front Office Team

Melisa Medina, Chief Operating Officer

Melisa Medina has been proudly serving the residents of Austin and the surrounding area for over 20 years. Melisa has done it all, starting as a Dental Assistant, now the Chief Operating Officer of Belterra Dental for over 2 years. Melisa ensures a smooth patient experience by verifying all insurance for patients, maintaining a well stocked office, and a happy dental team! Melisa has a loving husband and two kids, a daughter and son and loves to spend time serving her community with her family via volunteer work. You may see her at the foodbank!

James Guhlin, Marketing Patient Success Manager

James has been serving the Belterra & Austin community for a year and a half now. He joined the Belterra Dental team in 2021 after graduating from Texas State University with a Bachelors in Digital Media Innovations. James has one goal, patient happiness, he uses his marketing abilities to ensure that patients are directed to the right dental office to meet their needs. James runs all of Belterra Dentals social media accounts, emails to patients, and can be contacted on this very website! James is happy to advocate for any and all patients, to ensure a wonderful experience. James has a wonderful fiance; both spend time navigating the city of Austin and finding new, fun adventures to embark on.
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