Little Smiles Dentistry
At Little Smiles Dentistry, we take great pride in seeing our patients in a high-tech, high-quality environment that makes families feel comfortable. We are happy to offer the dental services your child needs, including pediatric, preventive, and emergency services. We also offer oral conscious sedation and general anesthesia. We do this in an atmosphere designed to make children feel relaxed and happy.
Our entire team of professionals loves what they do, and they are committed to providing comfortable, compassionate, and consistent care for your children. We know your child is the most important person in your life—and we will treat your child as our own.
Both Dr. Stefan Ionescu and his competent, warm, and friendly staff are well trained in communicating with families. Everyone on our team has the ability to put every patient and their parents at ease. Whatever the age of your child, our team will communicate with him or her so your child not frightened by the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the dental office.
Trained in all aspects of pediatric dentistry, we work to ensure the comfort of every child we see. Our number one goal is to provide exceptional dental care that sets your child on the path for lifelong oral health.
Visiting the dentist should be a fun and enjoyable experience for children. We work hard to make sure it is!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Stefan Ionescu
Dr. Stefan Ionescu enjoys creating a fun and comfortable experience for children at each and every dental visit. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated a semester early with a BS in Chemistry. He taught high school in Europe prior to returning to Texas and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He then went on to complete an additional two years of specialized pediatric training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Ionescu is a Board Certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. In his spare time, Dr. Ionescu enjoys hiking with his dog, kayaking, and traveling.
JoAnn - Registered Dental Hygienist/Practice Director
JoAnn has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Howard College in Big Spring, Texas. She has been calling Little Smiles Dentistry her second family since 2003 and feels blessed to do so. Most of her dental experience has been in pediatric dentistry, where she focuses on providing the best care possible while having fun and making children feel comfortable. JoAnn also oversees the daily activities of the entire office.
In her spare time, she stays busy with her husband, their two children, and two dogs and two cats.
Lori - Registered Dental Assistant
Lori is a native of California but prefers the country life which brought her to Texas. She has been with the practice for 14 years and is a vital part of our practice. When she is not working, Lori enjoys her horse, heelers, and horticulture. She is happily married to her husband, Jess, and she looks forward to spending time in Terlingua, where she hopes to eventually retire.
Brittany - Registered Dental Assistant
Brittany is a Boerne native who joined the Little Smiles Dentistry team in 2014. She is passionate about dentistry and educating patients and families about effective home dental care. Her future plans include pursuing her dental hygiene degree.
Jessica - Registered Dental Assistant
Jessica has been working with children and making them laugh at Little Smiles Dentistry since 2008. Her expanded duties include heading up the lab and assisting at the hospital.
When she is not at work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her own two little ones and hanging out with friends. She enjoys hiking and spending time at the lake.
Arianna - Registered Dental Assistant
Arianna, who is bilingual, enjoys working with the children who come to Little Smiles Dentistry and making their dental visit enjoyable. She is married with two children of her own and enjoys spending time with family.
Cristina - Registered Dental Assistant
Cristina loves being part of the Little Smiles Dentistry team. She received her registered dental assisting license at Concorde Career College and loves being able to work with children every day. The proud mother of a little girl, Cristina loves spending her free time with family.
Bianca - Front Office
Registered dental assistant Bianca works the front office of Little Smiles Dentistry. She has an associate’s degree from San Antonio College and speaks fluent Spanish.
Bianca enjoys working at the practice, citing Dr. Ionescu as a wonderful, caring dentist who takes the time to listen to each patient’s individual needs. She is proud to be part of such a friendly, dedicated team.
In her free time, she enjoys going to church and spending time with her family.