Dr. Ronald John Caldwell, Jr.
Dr. Ronald J. Caldwell graduated from Colorado State University in 1994 before completing his dental degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2003. He has practiced in the area since 2005. Dr. Caldwell is very active in continuing education and is also a member of the Texas Dental Association and Capital Area Dental Society. As a dentist, Dr. Caldwell strives to treat patients conservatively, effectively, and efficiently with the highest quality in mind.
Outside the office, Dr. Caldwell is an avid hunter and golfer. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Marnie; his son, Cameron; and his daughters, Kate and Caroline.
Dr. Véronique Smith Hoffman
Dr. Véronique Smith was born and raised in Houston with her two brothers to a French mother and American father. During her studies in biology at UT in Austin, her interest in different languages and cultures compelled her to study Spanish and spend time in Argentina. After college, Dr. Smith attended dental school in San Antonio, where she had the opportunity to participate in several dental mission trips serving communities along the border near Eagle Pass and Laredo. The experiences cemented her resolve to use her profession as an opportunity to promote the dignity of everyone she works with. She believes that a key to this dignity is an honest and respectful relationship that allows her patients the space to make informed decisions that take into account their own values.
After completing dental school, Dr. Smith returned to Austin with her husband, Ian. She takes CE courses throughout the year to maintain her skills and increase her knowledge of the various subjects of dentistry. She is also a member of the ADA, as she considers it very important to participate in and support organized dentistry.
When not working with patients, Dr. Smith spends plenty of time reading, cooking, and gardening. Besides being important for your oral and overall health, good food is part of the “joie de vivre”!
Dr. Megan Borak
Dr. Megan R. Borak grew up in Huntington, West Virginia, where she attended undergraduate studies at Marshall University, and attended dental school at West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown, WV. She has recently relocated to Austin, TX with her boyfriend, Jordan. She is an active member of the American Dental Association and takes continuing education throughout the year to keep current in the ever advancing profession of dentistry. She believes that it is important to comprehensively and conservatively treat patients with care while having their values in mind and having fun! Dr. Borak loves to work with apprehensive patients and change their mindset to a positive experience; laughter is a key part to your dental exam and “being afraid of the dentist” is a thing of the past! Dr. Borak loves to give back to the community through service opportunities, and has participated in global missions trips across the world.
When not in the office, Dr. Borak enjoys traveling, hiking, being outdoors, hanging out with her niece; Scarlett, cooking, eating all of the awesome food that Austin has to offer, catching up with friends and family, and cheering for her favorite sports teams (Go Mountaineers!).
Dr. Jesse McKinney
Dr. Jesse McKinney is originally from the Memphis area. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee of Chattanooga, and dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center of Memphis. He recently relocated to Austin, Texas, because he enjoys what Austin has to offer–especially the food! Dr. Jesse McKinney strives to deliver quality dentistry, and strongly believes in conservative dentistry and minimally-invasive procedures.
When not practicing dentistry, Dr. McKinney loves the outdoors! You can find him biking, hiking, paddle boarding, and working out. He enjoys great food and concerts, as well!
Meet Our Team
Our team at Signature Smiles is confident we can help you achieve a smile you will love. Our attentive, personable care is enhanced by our ability to offer services in English and Spanish. We hope to hear from you soon when you contact Signature Smiles to schedule a visit with our dentists in Bastrop, Texas!
Heather – Office Manager / Registered Dental Assistant
Heather has worked with Signature Smiles since 2009. She graduated from Bastrop High in 2004 and from Allied Health Careers in 2005. Heather loves our patients, doctors, and team–she comes to work every day with a positive attitude and ensure that team members and patients alike have a great experience at our office. Heather spends her time outside of work with husband, family and friends–including her two–and watching movies or gambling at WinStar.
Haley – Admin
Haley has been with Signature Smiles since January 2016. Haley has an extensive customer service background, previously working in an on-call center coordinating clients. Her current role allows her to maintain patient scheduling and preparing treatment estimates. Haley thrives to help others, provide quality customer service, and challenges new learning opportunities every day. Haley enjoys spending time with her sister and is a mother of one daughter. She enjoys listening to music, going mudding, and spending time with her daughter. She is a proud T-ball mom.
Erica – Admin
Erica loves being able to make a difference and help others understand that we are here to support our community. Since starting with Signature Smiles in 2015, she has been a great contribution to her team assisting her coworkers wherever needed. Erica spends her free time with loved ones–including her family, partner and two children. Erica is also bilingual, offering patient assistance in Spanish.
Leticia – Admin
Leticia has multiple roles at Signature Smiles, her role allows her to maintain and coordinate the patient schedule, verify insurance benefits and file dental claims. She thrives to learn something new every day and creating a lasting impression for all new and current patients. She has been part of our team since 2016. Leticia graduated from Bastrop High School and is currently working towards continuing her education and receiving her dental assisting license. She has a huge, supportive, and crazy family. Her hobbies include food, poker, dancing, volleyball, figure skating, star gazing, happy hour, and anything outdoors. She plans to check “writing a Pulitzer Prize-winning book” off her bucket list. Leticia is also bilingual, offering patient assistance in Spanish.
Tiffany – Registered Dental Hygienist
Tiffany originally from Boston, graduated the dental hygiene program in 2012 from Bristol Community College in Fall River, Massachusetts. Tiffany is very outgoing and loves interacting with every patient, providing high quality care which has established her a loyal patient base. She has worked with Dr. Caldwell since 2016. Aside from dentistry, she enjoys playing pool.
Desi – Registered Dental Assistant
Desi graduated dental assisting school in 2006. She has been part of our team since 2015, and loves working at Signature Smiles because of the cohesiveness of the team. Desi stays busy with four children, two cats, and a dog, and spends her free time baking. Desi is also bilingual, offering clinical assistance in Spanish.
Jalisha – Registered Dental Assistant
Jalisha graduated dental assisting school in 2012. She joined Signature Smiles in 2015, and loves our wonderful doctors and brings nonstop structure to our team contributing to a pleasant patient experience. We are so glad to have her!
Rachelle – Registered Dental Assistant
Rachelle graduated dental assisting school in 2009. She has worked in a variety of career fields, including massage therapy and business management. She has found the dental field to be the most rewarding. She assisted many doctors and specialists, learning many aspects of dentistry. She joined Signature Smiles in 2016 and loves the team she works with. Rachelle has two dogs, three cats, and a second half.
Sarah – Registered Dental Assistant
Sarah graduated high school in 2004 and completed the dental assisting program with Allied Health Careers in 2005. She loves our team and the different patients she gets to meet. Sarah and her other half have two children. If she is not at work, she is spending time with her kids.
Pamela – Registered Dental Assistant
Pamela graduated dental assisting school in 2003. Pamela is a highly skilled dental assistant at Signature Smiles. We love having her as part of our team!
Angel – Registered Dental Assistant / Sterilization Tech
Angel is an extremely hard worker, and enjoys spending time with family. Angel has been with Signature Smiles since 2016. We are glad to have her!