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Meet Our Helotes Team

Julianne Ortiz
Dental Hygienist

Julianne Ortiz is a Helotes native, who graduated from the dental hygiene program at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry.  She is most personally fulfilled when she is able to both provide valuable care for her patient’s gum health with cleanings and education; while at the same time, being able to establish trusting relationships with them. 

Julianne’s career ambitions and active role in the community are heavily supported by her husband of nine years and their lovely eight-year-old daughter. She enjoys making home cooked meals, taking her daughter to karate practice and going for long runs every now and then.  Julianne is extremely excited to be a part of the Alamo Springs Dental Team!


Stephanie Valdez
Registered Dental Hygienist

Stephanie appreciates the opportunity to help her patients achieve better oral health. As a dental hygienist, she removes plaque and tartar and polishes and cleans patients’ teeth during dental checkups. She also screens patients and reviews proper brushing and flossing techniques.

Stephanie has a Bachelor’s of Science in dental hygiene and has been working in dentistry since May 2016. When not at work, she loves spending time with and traveling with her family. 


Marcy Salazar
Lead Administrative Assistant, Dental Assistant

As the head, administrative assistant at Alamo Springs Dental, Marcy bills insurance companies, posts checks, verifies insurance and presents treatment plans. She has worked in dentistry for more than 20 years and began her position at Alamo Springs Dental in January of 2016, where she enjoys helping the dentists take care of patients.

Marcy attended South San Antonio High School and San Antonio College of Medical and Dental. 

In her free time, Marcy enjoys reading and exercise. She is married and has five children, four girls, and one boy. 


Ariel Cavazos
Lead Dental Assistant

Ariel is proud to assist both doctors as they treat patients, and she enjoys leading the team to do their best. She helps keep the office organized, orders supplies, and works to maintain the equipment. Ariel believes that all of her colleagues work together to provide warm-hearted dental care. She graduated from O’Connor High School and Concorde Career College. She currently attends Northwest Vista College and is studying biology/pre-professional.

Ariel and her young daughter love to be together, acting silly, laughing and having fun. They visit museums, parks, and the library. They also enjoy traveling, listening to music and having manicures and pedicures together. 


Cindy Morales
Dental Assistant, Administrative Assistant

Cindy loves that her job allows her to work in both the front office as well as in the exam rooms. She assists the dentists, makes sure consent forms are signed, cleans exam rooms, verifies insurance, collects payments, reviews treatment plans with patients, and schedules appointments and answers the phone. Someday she hopes to go back to school to further her education and become a dental hygienist. 

In her spare time, Cindy likes to knit and spend time with the people she loves. She is a foodie, too, and really loves trying new foods and restaurants with her spouse. 


Administrative Assistant

As our administrative assistant, Michelle helps make sure the office flows like it should. She’s one of the first faces you’ll see when you visit Alamo Springs Dental, and she says she appreciates the pleasant environment in our office, where she and our team work with one goal in mind: the health and happiness of our patients. In her free time, Michelle loves spending time with her son, Grayson, and also enjoys reading and exercising. 


Nathalia Heye
Administrative Assistant

Nathalia is the administrative assistant at Alamo Springs Dental, answering phones, scheduling appointments, verifying insurance and presenting treatment plans to our patients. She is originally from Cali, Columbia and is currently pursuing a degree in education. She enjoys the teamwork among her colleagues, as well as everyone’s dedication and compassion toward patients. 

Away from the office, Nathalia enjoys spending time with her husband and their children, reading, cooking and all things “geek.”



Denielle Wiley, Registered Dental Assistant

As a dental assistant, Denielle enjoys assisting the dentists during all types of procedures. She also performs instrument sterilization, helps to maintain the office and does lab work. Denielle  moved from Dallas to San Antonio in 2015. She graduated from W.T. White High School and then received her RDA certification from Concorde Career College in Dallas. She loves her co-workers and particularly enjoys helping patients have healthy and beautiful smiles.

Denielle comes from a large family, and her fiancé is currently in dental school. When not on the job, she enjoys traveling, going to the park and to the gym and watching Netflix. .