At Needville Family Dentistry, we strive to provide exceptional dental care in a family-friendly environment. We believe the four pillars of a truly exceptional dental experience are comfort, compassion, customer service, and quality dentistry. That’s our mission—to create a dental experience unlike any other. We welcome people of all ages and all walks of life into our dental family with open arms and a smile.
Our team culture is helpful and friendly, so our patients enjoy spending time with us. We believe in comprehensive dental care, and with advanced technology and our highly skilled and compassionate team, we are changing the way people feel about dentistry! We've thought of your comfort in every area of our dental practice, including thoughtful amenities like noise-canceling headphones that offer pleasant distraction with a movie or your favorite music.
Dr. Jennifer Kunkel and our dental team are also very committed to giving back to the community and the world we live in. We provide free annual dental education programs to Needville ISD, Damon ISD, and other local schools and childcare facilities in our community. Dr. Kunkel has participated in local career day presentations and has traveled to Kampala, Uganda to provide services and education to children with special needs. We also support many local organizations and establishments that serve and give back to the community.
If you're looking for high-quality dentistry in Needville, Wharton, Boling, West Colombia, Fairchilds, or any surrounding community, please call Dr. Kunkel and her team to schedule your next dental appointment.
Dr. Jennifer Kunkel
I am originally from the Texas Hill Country and moved to Needville in 1992. In 2000, I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). In 2001, I started my own practice, Needville Family Dentistry, on Hwy 36 in Needville.
I love what I do! I am a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society. I enjoy attending continuing education classes around the country to improve my knowledge and skills and to keep up with the ever-changing and growing field of dentistry.
I have a wonderful husband, Cory, and five amazing adult children, Taylor and her husband, Jarrod, Cortney, Kate, and Cody. I actively participate in the First Baptist Church of Needville, as a board member at First Academy preschool, and work with both youth and missions. When I am not at work, I love to spend time with my family traveling, hiking, snow skiing, or just hanging out.
In 2019, I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Kampala, Uganda and serve the people by providing services and education to the families of children with special needs through Hope Speaks. HopeSpeaks.org is a wonderful non-profit organization that reaches the underserved areas of Kampala with speech pathology assistance and training. It was an eye-opening and life-changing experience, and I hope to go back soon!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Lynette is a veteran member of our team and has been with Needville Family Dentistry since 2003. She grew up in Needville and attended Wharton County Junior College for her dental hygiene training. Lynette enjoys getting to know her patients and treating them as family. She also loves attending continuing education courses to provide patients with the best of care.
Outside of work, Lynette enjoys spending time with her kids and her awesome husband, cooking, gardening, fishing, reading, and being outdoors.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Sara is a native of Boling, TX, and joined Needville Family Dentistry in May 2019. She has an associate’s degree from Wharton County Junior College and received certification in nitrous oxide monitoring from the University of Texas, San Antonio. As one of our skilled dental hygienists, Sara is passionate about educating her patients about their oral health and how it relates to their overall health and well-being.
Outside of work, Sara and her husband own a Registered and Commercial Cattle Group operation. They enjoy spending time traveling with their two children showing cattle, hunting, and fishing.
Judy is a native of Port Lavaca, TX, and joined Needville Family Dentistry in 2006. With every patient, she strives to set the tone for a positive experience starting with the first hello. Judy enjoys establishing relationships with her patients and caring for their families as they grow and age.
In her free time, Judy likes spending time with family and is working hard to achieve super-Grandma status! She loves being outdoors, especially on the water fishing, boating, and camping. Judy is also an avid sports fan: GO Houston Astros, Texans, and Rockets!
Laurie attended Dental Assisting Options for her assistant training and joined Needville Family Dentistry in October 2017. As our financial coordinator, Laurie finds it rewarding to be able to help our patients by answering their questions and explaining how their dental benefits apply to the treatment we propose.
A native of Richmond, TX, Laurie enjoys spending time outdoors, creating memories with her family and friends, and loving on her fur babies, Perry and Lucy.
Registered Dental Assistant
Marcy joined Needville Family Dentistry in May 2019, and as a dental assistant, she enjoys helping patients and educating them about their oral health. Her goal is to make sure her patients are as comfortable as possible and to build trust with them, so they continue to visit the dentist to maintain their dental health.
Marcy is a native of Rosenberg, TX, and in her free time enjoys being with her family, going to the movies, and watching football.