Meet Our Team
Our dental team at 5 Star Dental Group is excited to welcome you to our office. We are eager to provide you and your family with high-quality dental care and service. Our team is friendly and caring, and we enjoy building personal relationships with our patients. To learn more about us, and to schedule a visit with Dr. Carlson, we welcome you to contact our dental office in San Antonio, Texas. We look forward to caring for you and your family!
Dr. Craig Carlson
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Vicki – Dental Hygienist
Vicki has been working at our office as a dental hygienist for more than 30 years! She graduated from high school in 1978 and earned her associate degree in dental hygiene in 1980. Vicki enjoys working at our office because our team and patients are like a second family and are part of every day. Her greatest goal is to help her patients keep their teeth all their life. Vicki and her husband, John, have been married for more than 34 years. They raised two sons and are now on their own. Vicki’s hobbies include yoga, gardening, cycling, and dining out.
Karen – Dental Hygienist
Karen has been working in the dental field for more than 30 years, and she has been part of our team at 5 Star Dental Group since 2010. She enjoys staying up to date on the latest dental techniques and technology; at our office, we are always learning new services to implement for the health of our patients. Karen has been happily married for 32 years, and she has three daughters and three grandsons. In her free time, she loves going to the beach and is a huge Spurs fan.
Beni – Dental Assistant
Beni has worked at our dental practice in San Antonio, Texas, as a dental assistant for more than 20 years. She graduated from dental assisting school in 1985 and has been assisting for 29 years total – she loves her job! Beni loves working with the great team at our office; they are like a family to her and all work well together. She takes great pride in her job and is always open minded to learn more to contribute to the care our patients receive. Beni has been married for 23 years, and she has a 17-year-old son and an nine-year-old daughter. Away from work, she loves working with crafts and spending quality time with her husband and kids.
Nora – Dental Assistant
For nine years, Nora has been an integral part of our dental team at 5 Star Dental Group. She graduated from San Antonio College and enjoys helping our patients have a comfortable experience at our office. Nora was born and raised in San Diego, Texas, and her parents still live there. She also has an older brother and a younger sister. Nora enjoys Crossfit in her spare time.
Mary Jo – Office Manager
Mary Jo has been working with Dr. Carlson and our team at 5 Star Dental Group for more than 15 years. She graduated from Texas Tech and still loves to watch college football. Mary Jo has been married for 41 years; she has a son and a daughter, both of whom are married and live in Dallas. When she isn’t working, she likes to garden and watch college football.
Kelsey – Scheduling Coordinator
Kelsey joined our team in July 2014 and we are excited to have her at our office! She graduated from the San Antonio College Dental Assisting program and also has an associate degree in criminal justice. Kelsey enjoys being part of a hard-working team and seeing our patients leave with a smile. She is originally from Bulverde, Texas, and has two older siblings and a twin sister. Kelsey likes to spend her free time doing outdoor activities.