One Child at a Time
Jennifer Hole, DDS - General Dentist
General Dentist - Practice Limited to Children
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. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and enjoys volunteering in community events.
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!
Helia Koleini,D.D.S. - General Dentist
Pediatric Dental Resident at UTHSCSA
Dr. Koleini is originally from Iran, but has made Texas her home since 2001. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UT-Dallas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience. While completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Koleini was a member of the swim team--Go Comets! She then completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas--Houston and is currently working on her Certificate Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She is an active member of many professional organizations, including the AAPD, the ADA and the TDA. In her spare time, Dr. Koleini enjoys exploring San Antonio and traveling around the world.
Dr. Koleini will finish her residency program in June of 2018 and intends to stay in the San Antonio area. She is fluent in Farsi and English, and credits Duolingo for her improving Spanish.
Joanna Ayala, D.M.D. - Pediatric Dentist
Board Certified Specialist
Dr. Ayala was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She earned her Associates of Science degree from Blinn College in Brenham, TX and her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She continued her studies by receiving her dental degree from Boston University where she served as Class President and graduated Cum Laude. With her passion for children, Dr. Ayala continued her education at Miami Children’s Hospital and earned her specialty certificate in pediatric dentistry. Her training included many aspects of pediatric dentistry to include sedation and hospital dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ayala is currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association. Her practice is limited to infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Dr. Ayala will provide excellence service in all aspects of pediatric dentistry in a caring, professional and personal manner.
Vanessa Soriano - Office Manager
Vanessa began in her dental career over 10 years ago as a front office receptionist. Vanessa came to our lovely practice early this year. She enjoys helping and interacting with patients. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly, positive personality and radiant smile. She will help you to get oriented to our practice, answer any financial questions and help make those necessary appointments, so that you can get that healthy teeth and gums for a beautiful smile. Her current role is the office manager here at Captain Kids dental. She is responsible for the overall management at this practice. Vanessa loves what she does so much and gives that extra 100%. Her caring rapport with both staff and strong relationship with all of our patients make her one of the cornerstones of Captain Kids. Behind this beautiful smile is a woman who is passionate about getting to know all of our patients and making sure they receive quality service and the attention from our front office. In addition to managing the office, Vanessa is also the front office receptionist and has great customer service with the best smile. In her spare time when she is not in the office she loves working out spending time with her spouse and family and nieces.
Krystal Erekson - RDA
I have been working in the dental field since 2011. I have had the pleasure of working with adults & children in my career. In that time, I’ve come to realize that I enjoy working with kids and love making them feel at home while visiting our office. Originally I grew up in Wimberley, Texas. Currently reside here in the lovely San Antonio, Texas with my Husband Brandon with our two kiddos Alexis and Shaidon. In my free time I enjoy working out, crafting, and I love to paint! My favorite color is green, pizza would have to be my favorite food. Maybe I’m a Ninja Turtle?!? I look forward to meeting you and your little ones!