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About Wholesome Dentistry

Edith Peña, DDS

My name is Dr. Edith Peña, and I graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, one of the best dental schools in the country, in 2008. Before moving to San Antonio so that I could attend school here, I lived in McAllen, Texas, where I was born.

The picture to the right is of my family. My sweet daughter’s name is Sofia, and my energetic son’s name is Isaac. Once in a while, you may see them at our office when you come visit. After all, we are a family practice. My husband’s name is Joel, and he has worked for more than 18 years at AT&T.

Edith Pena and FamilyI really enjoy dentistry. I like getting to know our patients, and I like the clinical aspect of it. I also like that it is very versatile. One hour I can be heard singing to an anxious child while I do their fillings, and the next, I can be doing cosmetic work on someone’s front teeth. When I am not in the office, I am usually at home cooking for my family, or at the SA Zoo, or DoSeum with my kids.

I am a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and IAOMT (International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology). I have extensive training in removing amalgam restorations safely, and I am a certified ozone therapist. In addition, I have an interest in minimally invasive dentistry, so I have trained under experts in this field.

Edward Gonzalez, DDS

Dr. Gonzalez was born in The Bronx, in New York City, and was raised in the small town of Piaxtla in the state of Puebla, Mexico.  He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, New York.  After working for five years as an engineer for NASA in Houston, DR. Gonzalez entered the program for dental surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and graduated in 2008.  He then joined the United States Air Force, and completed a program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.  In this program, he learned advanced surgical skills, and he has continued to combine these skills with his knowledge in biological dentistry, for the benefit of the patients.

His hobbies include running, swimming, cycling, and triathlons.  He has completed Ironman Cozumel, and has participated in over 20 marathons in his career, including marathons in Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Colorado, New York, Greece, Brazil, and China.  Dr. Gonzalez is married to his lovely wife Liliana, and together they have one son, David Alexandro.  Dr. Gonzalez is very kind, and easy to talk to, and he is a good listener too.

Meet Our Staff

Faith De La Garza

Dental Hygienist

Faith is a native of Corpus Christi with almost 20 years of dental hygiene experience. We call her “our ray of sunshine”. She is very sweet by nature, and always has a positive attitude. She enjoys working with children, and dental phobics to overcome their fears about the dentist. In her spare time, she likes to cook, travel, and volunteer in different community events. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and their two rescue dogs, Lexi and Lola. One of her favorite things about working at Wholesome Dentistry is getting to know the patients, and their families…plus all her awesome coworkers!

Elvira Rojas

Dental Hygienist

Elvira grew up in Southern California and moved to San Antonio in 2006. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Center with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She has a passion for health, prevention, and education, and it shows in her work. She loves to educate people on how to take better care of their teeth and is very gentle and thorough when doing her work. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and loves being outdoors going on hikes, bike rides, or relaxing at the beach and river.

Ruby Ramos

Financial Coordinator

Ruby is our insurance and fees specialist. She will be the one to answer your questions about insurance plans, cost of treatment plans, and any other questions you may have about finances. She is friendly, courteous, and a math whiz.

When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and going on cool adventures with her niece Briella and nephew Oscar.  She loves music, dancing, and traveling.

Hugo Sanchez

Dental Assistant

Hugo is our lead dental assistant. He is very kind, gentle, and friendly, and shows compassion to everyone. He is originally from Eagle Pass, but is now enjoying living in San Antonio. He is a HUGE Spurs fan. When he is not spending time with his wife Erika, he enjoys playing his guitar, working on cars, and going to concerts.

Leslie Kottke

Dental Assistant

Leslie has been a registered dental assistant for more than 8 years, so she has plenty of experience, and is great with patients. She is also trained in orthodontics and implants, and she is now learning biological dentistry at Wholesome Dentistry. She is married to a United States Marine and together they share a son named Thane Oliver. They also have two beautiful and lovable Rottweilers named Luci and Lola. On her spare time, Leslie is studying to finish her BA in Biology, and likes to spend time with family and weight train.

Roxanna Hopkins

Administrative Assistant

Roxy is probably the person who will answer the phone when you call the office. She is sweet, kind, and a great listener. She also has a great sense of humor. After working in interior design for 10 years, she decided she wanted a slower pace in work, and better quality of life, so she decided to work with us, and we are lucky to have her. She recently married her husband Chris, and their fur babies are named Bootsie and Sox.