Our Team

Our team at Live Oak Periodontics & Implant Dentistry!
Every member of our team is CPR-certified and up-to-date with new developments in the dental field thanks to participation in yearly continuing education lectures! Each member exudes a passion for dentistry that allows for a successful and efficient clinical environment where our patients are our number one priority. 

Neomi Rios (Office Coordinator)

Our office coordinator Neomi, is committed to ensuring that your experience at Live Oak Periodontics is exceptional from the moment you walk through the door! With 9 years of experience in dentistry, she is adept in both the administrative and clinical components of dentistry. She is also a mother who has dedicated her life to raising 7 beautiful children with a spiritual upbringing. She enjoys weekend soccer, church events, family nights, and jumping into house construction with her dad. 

Rita Olafusi (Human Resources Coordinator)

Rita is our human resources coordinator. She is highly dedicated to the welfare of our staff. Her focus is to ensure the well-being of our employees in the workplace. When she's not at work she enjoys travelling, going shopping, and trying out new restaurants in her free time.

Tiffany Salisbury, RDH (Dental Hygienist)

Our dental hygenist Tiffany is a graduate of Temple College. She is highly experienced and treats each patient with the utmost excellency. She always greets her patients with a big smile and her warm personality. In her free time she enjoys watching football and spending time with her family. 

Jenny Ramirez-Spain, RDA (Treatment Coordinator)

Having almost 30 years of experience working in the dental field our treatment coordinator, Jenny is not only knowledgable in periodontics but also dentistry in general. With her bubbly and loving personality, Jenny is a delight to every person she encounters. In her spare time she likes to travel and loves making people laugh.

Leigh Blasch, RDA (Dental Assistant- Lead)

Our lead assistant Leigh loves heading our back office team here at Live Oak Periodontics!  She is highly competent in oral surgery and periodontics. She is a graduate of Concorde Career College's Applied Science program where she graduated as a Registered Dental Assistant. She also has a fabulous smile for every patient who walks in our doors! She leads our team of dental assistants in excellence. Outside of work Leigh spends time with her husband and two beautiful children. 

Crystal Ellis, RDA (Dental Assistant/ Insurance Coordinator)

Our clinical assistant, Crystal, is a certified dental assistant who graduated from San Antonio College with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Assisting. Crystal is a hardworking assistant and is always happy to help out wherever she is needed. Serving our team on both the clinical and administrative side, she is well versed in the field of dentistry and its latest developments. Crystal also serves as our insurance coordinator, making sure that our patients are able to maximize their insurance benefits to its fullest potential. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 teenage boys.

Celeste Hernandez (Dental Assistant)

Celeste is our very talented RDA with an excellent work ethic. She will welcome you with a bright smile and a very outgoing personality. She graduated with an associate's degree in applied science from San Antonio College. When she's not at work she enjoys travelling and meeting new people. She has a passion for dentistry and loves assisting Dr. John.