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Needville Family Dentistry

Meet the Team at Needville Family Dentistry

At Needville Family Dentistry, we strive to provide exceptional dental care in a family-friendly environment. We believe the four pillars of a truly unforgettable 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, Dr. Kathryn Davis and our entire 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 our team to schedule your next dental appointment.

Jennifer Kunkel, DDS, FICOI

I love what I do!  Being a dentist excites me because I get to connect with the people of my community in a way that meets their needs and improves their lives. I push myself and my team by learning new methods, bringing faster and more comfortable care at an affordable price. Being a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society are great, but what I am most proud of are the many 5 star reviews we receive from the people we serve.

I grew up west of San Antonio and moved to Needville in 1992. I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2000, and in 2001, I started Needville Family Dentistry on Hwy 36 within my community.

I have a wonderful husband, Cory, and five amazing children, Taylor and her husband, Jarrod, Cortney, Kate, and Cody. I am an active member of First Baptist Church of Needville, serving as a board member at First Academy preschool, and a volunteer with both missions and youth ministry. When I am not at work or taking continuing education, 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 a new community alongside Hope Speaks. I provided health services and education to the families of children with special needs. Hope Speaks is a wonderful non-profit organization in the work of transforming communities to be places where people with disabilities are celebrated and families are living to their fullest potential. It was an eye-opening and life-changing experience, and I hope to go back soon!

Kathryn Davis, DDS

Within dentistry, I love connecting with patients and the team in order to provide gentle, compassionate care to everyone. I enjoy staying up to date with the newest technologies in the field and finding innovative ways to make dental care efficient and effective.

I participate in various dental associations like the Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, and the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. I am always hungry to learn, and I’ve found that being involved in these great organizations helps me stay on top of my continuing education. 

I grew up in Boling and now reside in Rosenberg. I attended Baylor University to earn my Bachelor’s degree and the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston to earn my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2018. I feel so blessed to be part of the team at Needville Family Dentistry! 

Outside of dentistry, I love spending time with my family and friends.  My husband Michael and I enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, boating, and hiking along with our dog Finley.  And we will never turn down some good Tex-Mex food! 

Lynette Kovarcik, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

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. 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. 

Outside of work, Lynette enjoys spending time with her kids and her awesome husband, cooking, gardening, fishing, reading, and being outdoors.

Sara Schoeneberg , RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Sara is passionate about educating her patients about their oral health and how it relates to their overall health and well-being.  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. 

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.

Jessica Fucik, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Jessica received an associate's degree from Wharton County Junior College and then attended Texas Women’s University, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. She has been working as a hygienist since 2015 and is also laser and nitrous certified.

Jessica’s interest in dentistry began at a young age when she was inspired by her own hygienist and supported by a mom who encouraged her dream to pursue dental hygiene as a career. 

Born and raised in El Campo, Texas, Jessica loves spending time with her niece and nephew and enjoys hobbies like bowling and riding four-wheelers. 

Judy Collier

Appointment Coordinator

Judy enjoys establishing relationships with her patients and caring for their families as they grow and age. With every patient, she strives to set the tone for a positive experience starting with the first hello. Judy is a native of Port Lavaca, TX, and joined Needville Family Dentistry in 2006. 

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 Falls, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

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 creating memories with her family and friends, spending time outdoors, and helping those in need.

Marcy Gonzalez, RDA

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.

Kelly Carlson

Financial Coordinator

Kelly attended Sam Houston State University for her undergrad and graduate degrees. She recently started with Needville Family Dentistry in 2020 and is loving every minute of being part of our amazing dental team!

Kelly’s role is to ensure that our patient's appointments are handled efficiently. She enjoys developing relationships with each of our patients and taking care of their needs so that they leave our office feeling happy and healthy.

A native of Sugar Land, Kelly moved to Needville during high school and has been here for about 15 years. In her spare time, Kelly loves spending time with her horses, family, and friends.

Kara Holub, RDA

Treatment Coordinator and Registered Dental Assistant

Kara recently completed her dental assistant certification in October 2020 and is the newest member of our dental assistant team. When the position at Needville Family Dentistry became available, she knew could use her heart for service and passion for helping people to provide the highest quality of dental care possible.

Kara is thrilled to have found a dental team that shares her passion and finds everyone a joy to work with. Outside of dentistry, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband Allen and their two children Trent and Jordan. She also loves to travel and ride her horse, Roscoe.

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