Meet the Team

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Above (L to R): Dr Schaack, Donna Jo, Jessica, Jodi, Kyla
Below (L to R): Miya, Allie, Brooke, Teresa

Teresa Shepperd – Office Administrator

Teresa does just about everything for our practice including coordinating your care, scheduling, and financial arrangements.

She started her dental career 31 years ago in Houston and has been here working at this practice in the Hill country for 18 years.

“Nothing is more rewarding to me than helping people and calming their fears of coming to see us. I enjoy being a part of this great practice. It’s more than a job, it’s like family.”

In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling, and enjoying anything outside or water related. She likes spending time with family and friends which includes her beloved fur babies (3 dogs and 1 cat).

ashleyAshley Mills – Registered Dental Hygienist

Ashley Mills, a native Texan, resides near Canyon Lake with her husband, Danny. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, she has worked as a dental hygienist for 17 years.

Ashley chose this profession to educate individuals on enhancing their oral health, which significantly impacts their overall well-being. She takes pleasure in building relationships with her patients and tailoring unique plans to meet their specific requirements.

Beyond the dental office, Ashley is actively involved in managing the couple’s two businesses, traveling, cooking, decorating, contributing to her community, and engaging in outdoor pursuits such as walking and swimming.

priscilaPriscila Franco – Registered Dental Hygienist

Priscila Franco is a talented dental hygienist residing in Bulverde, Texas. Priscila was born in Brazil and moved to the United States as a young adult. She brings a unique educational background in both tourism and hospitality, as well as dental hygiene. With a bachelor’s degree in tourism and hospitality, Priscila brings a customer-focused approach to her work, ensuring that each patient receives exceptional care and service. Her additional degree in dental hygiene further enhances her skills and expertise in oral health care and the connection between oral health and systemic health.

Beyond her professional life, Priscila values the importance of spending quality time with her family, exploring new destinations through travel and serving the community. Her love for adventure and creating lasting memories with loved ones fuels her desire to strike a balance between her career and personal life. Priscila’s dedication to oral health, coupled with her passion for family bonding and travel, exemplifies her well-rounded and dynamic personality.


Brooke was born and raised in a small town called Burnet, Tx. She moved to San Antonio shortly after high school to study dental hygiene at Concorde Career College, where she graduated with her degree in 2019. She is passionate about instilling confidence and comfort to her patients by removing barriers of fear or insecurity in order to help them achieve their greatest potential.

When she’s not at the office you can probably find her with a book in her hand. She also enjoys drawing, playing tennis with her boyfriend, and watching videos about tiny homes.


Miya is a Registered Dental Hygienist with a passion for listening to each of her patients and discovering each person’s unique situations, educating them, and then building a custom oral healthcare plan to help everyone be the healthiest they can be.

Formerly a pharmacist in South Korea, Miya immigrated to the US when her eldest son was only 4 months old so she and her husband could raise their family in America. She wanted a change in careers and chose dental hygiene because of its proactive approach to healthy living. Having a deep international education and occupational history in the medical field has provided Miya a well developed and unique approach to dental hygiene.

Miya enjoys listening to acoustic music, playing with her two beautiful boys, cooking with her husband, and traveling to beautiful locations with interesting people.

Jodi Palumbo – Registered Dental Hygienist

Jodi is a consummate professional who is passionate and takes pride in her work. Jodi provides patients with excellent dental hygiene care in a comfortable treatment environment. She has put time into her craft and believes strongly in being a patient’s advocate which aids in empowering them in their oral health.

Jodi has a broad skill base with general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, and periodontal therapies, as well as staying up to date on the latest advancements in her field. She is dedicated to and enjoys the opportunity she has to help patients understand why complete oral health is beneficial, essential, and connected to their overall health.

Jodi grew up in small farming community in Southern Idaho and after marrying her high school sweetheart they spent many years in Utah for her husband to attend college. She wasn’t born in Texas but got here as soon as she could. She loves living here and raising her three beautiful children, one daughter and two boys. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, spending time outdoors, serving in the community, and of course shopping! Jodi has a strong desire to serve others by delivering hygiene care internationally on a dentistry mission trip.

allieAllie Robinson – Dental Assistant

kylaKyla Brewer – Dental Assistant

jessicaJessica Ramos – Patient Care Coordinator

donnaDonna Jo Masoner – Insurance Champion