Meet the Team


Melinda, Business Assistant

Born and raised in Austin, TX, Melinda married her high school sweetheart, James, and is raising four beautiful girls. Melinda has been working in the dental field since 1996. In 2003, she started working with Dr. Van Wicklen. In addition to spending time with her family, Melinda enjoys shopping, traveling, scrapbooking, and a variety of arts and crafts.

Nichole, Dental Hygienist

Nichole was born and raised on a family ranch in Colorado where her family still resides and where she visits often. In 1995 she relocated to Houston. She attended UT dental branch of Houston where she graduated. After several years in the banking industry and attending college, she began her dental career in 2000. She has been living in the Austin area since 2009. She enjoys anything outdoor related activities. She also enjoys traveling, music, animals, friends, and family.

Michelle, Dental Hygienist

Michelle graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1995. She has been practicing for 25 years and worked as a registered dental assistant for eight years prior to dental hygiene school. She is married with four boys (her oldest is in the United States Navy) and also has two dogs. She enjoys hiking, fishing, spending time with her family, volunteering at her son’s school and being a Boy Scout mom.

Lucrecia, Registered Dental Assistant

Lucrecia (Cree) loves running, spending time with her family and watching the Texas Longhorns. She has the cutest little dog named Coco too! 

Sonia, Registered Dental Assistant

Sonia is a registered dental assistant, originally from New Mexico and has lived in Austin for over 15 years. She enjoys working with the public and putting a smile on a patients’ face. Mom to three beautiful children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, exercising, and taking on new home projects and ideas with her daughter.




We’re transforming lives in Austin, one smile at a time. Contact our dental office today at 512-448-3131 to reserve your appointment with Dr. Van Wicklen, and experience customized care for a truly fantastic smile.