Welcome to Green Apple Pediatric and Family Dentistry!
From the moment you walk through the entry doors of our office, you and your child will discover an inviting, kid-friendly family atmosphere. You will be greeted by our practice associates who are dedicated to providing exceptional care services. We are pleased to promote a positive environment to help your child develop a positive experience as they begin their lifetime journey to maintain a healthy smile as part of an overall healthy lifestyle. We are a mercury safe office and use fluoride-free dental materials.
We believe in providing the most advanced care for you and your child in a friendly environment with a holistic touch that leads to better long-term health of the mouth and the body as a whole.
To provide comprehensive, compassionate, & gentle pediatric dental services through advanced technology in a hospitable environment that is comfortable, inviting, and attractive to both children and parents alike. Most importantly, our general mission is to promote a healthy living thru a healthy mouth since the mouth is the portal to a healthy body.
About the Doctors
Dr. Maria Evelina Guerrero, aka Dr. Evy, is a Board Certified pediatric dentist who graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio in 2008 and received her certificate in pediatric dentistry in 2010 from the same institution. She is fully dedicated to her practice furthering her education in holistic dentistry and has extensive experience with laser frenectomy procedures. Dr. Evy is excited to introduce holistic dental procedures for her little patients to help their bodies achieve overall health throughout their childhood, adolescence, and ultimately into adulthood. She believes that exposing patients to the most biocompatible materials available is essential during the years of greatest growth and development.
Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Evy is able to communicate with an extended range of patients and has participated in numerous dental mission trips to Mexico, Guatemala, and within Texas.
Outside of work, Dr. Evy is a runner and tri-athlete, and she participates in as many races and charity running events as her schedule will allow. She enjoys gardening and caring for her chickens and bunnies.
Dr. Evy’s husband works as a helicopter pilot in Austin. In their free time, they enjoy flying, discovering new healthy restaurants and food trucks, hiking, traveling, remodeling/construction projects, and spending time with family and friends.
- Academy of Laser Dentistry
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Edward J. Gonzalez was born in New York City, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Polytechnic University. He worked as an engineer for Amoco Corporation and NASA in Houston for eight years. Dr. Gonzalez then entered the DDS program at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he was a classmate of Dr. Evy and graduated in 2008. Following graduation, he served in the U. S. Air Force as a captain and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD). Dr. Gonzalez has a special interest in holistic dental practices and helping patients achieve their health goals by assisting in addressing certain conditions that may be caused by poor oral health and ill-fitting restorations.
Dr. Gonzalez and his wife Liliana have an energetic son, David Alejandro. His hobbies include triathlons, running, traveling with his family, hiking and cycling. He lived in Puebla, Mexico for many years and would be happy to give you advice on places to visit, eat, cycle, and hike in that area.
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Texas Dental Association (TDA)
- Academy of Gp Orthodontics (Associate Fellow)
About the Staff
Meet Blanca Guerrero, our Office Manager and younger sister to Dr. Evy. Blanca graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Communications, and is excited to walk you and your child through their first steps in a dental office. Blanca believes that maintaining a great healthy smile is one of the first positive interactive tasks a child can be empowered with to achieve and be proud of from an early age through adulthood. Blanca is energetic and always has a smile on her face. She loves interacting with children and engaging in conversation with adolescents and adults. Blanca loves watching and attending football, basketball, and soccer games.Blanca’s hobbies include: running, salsa dancing, visiting family, & participating in local events.
Meet Kendra Buerschinger, one of our Dental Assistants! She is originally from the small town of Blanco, Texas and moved to Dripping Springs, Texas in 2013. Kendra recently received her RDA license through UT Health and Science Center. She has loved every aspect of her job as a pediatric dental assistant. She and her wonderful husband have been married for a year. They have one cat and one dog that are very dear to them! In her spare time, Kendra loves to run, camp, fish, hike, and just be outdoors! She is a strong believer in overall health and was in the fitness industry prior to dental assisting. Kendra is very excited to teach young children the importance of health and how it can reflect in the dental office.
“I am very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful team and I look forward to a long-term career here at Green Apple Pediatric Dentistry”
Meet Juana Cardona, one of our Dental Assistants! Juana has happily lived in Austin, TX since the age of 3! She loves it here! Juana is an older sister to two brothers. She’s fluent in both English and Spanish languages. Juana graduated from Austin Dental Assistant school in 2016 with a registered dental assistant certificate. Juana loves coming to work! What’s especially gratifying for her is helping struggling babies breastfeed and seeing them develop into strong beautiful babies! In addition, Juana enjoys seeing children have a happy experience during their dental appointment and likes to guide them and help them be at ease during their visit. Juana’s hobbies are: applying makeup, shopping, and swimming; however, spending time with her family is the most important aspect of her life. Juana also likes exploring and learning how things function.
“I love my job as a dental assistant at Green Apple as it allows me to help the doctors with babies, children, adolescents, and adults and keeps me learning something new every day.”
Meet Calvin Tran, one of our Dental Assistants! Calvin graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. Calvin obtained his Registered Dental Assistant certificate while attending college through the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Calvin has been fascinated with dentistry since he was a young boy and plans to attend dental school to become a dentist. Calvin enjoys the new experiences that come with working as a pediatric and general dental assistant. Calvin has lived in different cities of the United States, but calls New Braunfels and Austin, TX home. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends. Calvin’s hobbies include running, working out, sports (especially soccer), video games, watching movies, reading, billiards and bowling.
“I strive to always make everyone feel welcomed and I’m always smiling!”
Meet Kim Harkrider, Patient and Marketing Coordinator at Green Apple! Kim graduated from Texas A&M University and has been married to her husband Greg, her college sweetheart, for 22 years. Kim and Greg have one son, Cade, who plays football and runs track for DSHS. Kim has worked the last 9 years in Maternity Services managing the Newborn Hearing Screen Program. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to now work for a local practice, less than 10 minutes from home! Kim feels fortunate that she is still able to see babies, every day, thanks to Dr. Evy’s Newborn Frenectomy procedures. Kim enjoys being the President of the Dripping Springs A & M Club, volunteering at church and for her neighborhood HOA. She loves swimming, walking her dog, and going to football games with her family and friends.