The root of your smile!

From the time you first walk in the door, your successful treatment is our top priority. Periodontal health is the foundation for your smile, and our chosen specialty is maintaining that foundation. Learn why our periodontal dentists offer the very best non-surgical and surgical care available in San Antonio.

Our Periodontal Doctors

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Adam Christman MS DDS MSD


Dr. Christman is a native Midwesterner. After completion of his dental and periodontics degrees from Indiana University, he worked in dentistry and periodontics in Illinois, Indiana, and Maryland prior to coming to Texas.

He is excited to be working with South Texas Periodontal Associates, and is looking forward to getting integrated into the San Antonio community.

Our Periodontal Staff

Jamie Buckner

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Karla Finger


Having started my dental hygiene career at the age of 20, I have had a very diversified journey throughout the years. I have worked in just about every setting that is available in dentistry, including all institutions and specialty clinics. I have always been interested in the periodontal aspect of dentistry and have therefore worked in that capacity as often as possible. My desire to be engaged with periodontal patients therefore lead me to work here at South Texas Periodontal Associates 16 years ago.

I enjoy my patients here, while teaching them the many ways of achieving optimum periodontal and overall oral health. I am also fond of my South Texas Periodontal Associates Family.

I am currently transitioning to “City Life” from rural living and finding I am enjoying the many amenities available to me.

Tina Anthony

Tina Anthony has extensive experience and knowledge in the dental industry. Tina’s experience includes dental assisting, office managing and front office detail. Tina earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Mary and is a licensed Realtor.

Tina moved to San Antonio a 2 years ago with her husband, Dan, from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has two kids, TJ and Chantell. TJ is a student at the University of North Dakota and Chantell who is the Director of Sales for Marriott hotels in Fargo, North Dakota. Tina also has a granddaughter, Leila, who is 6 years old and loves gymnastics. Besides spending time with her family and friends, Tina loves spending the summer boating on Canyon Lake.

Tina has been at South Texas Periodontal Associates since August 2019 and loves getting to know the patients and making them laugh.

Melissa Hernandez

Melissa has been treatment planning in the dental field for 2 years and loves it. She completed her schooling at Concorde Career College in 2016 and has assisted in both general and periodontal practices. She transitioned from assisting to working in the front office. What she loves most about her position is making people feel better about their smiles.

Megan Woods

Megan started as a dental assistant in New Mexico in 2014. She graduated from The College of Health Care Profession. Megan has been fortunate to work in several aspects of dentistry and in doing so has gained a wide array of knowledge along the way. Meeting patients and seeing how amazing they look and feel after appointment is what she most loves about her job.

She was raised in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico with her family whom she loves spending time with. She also loves to travel, play volleyball, ride horses, attend concerts in her free time and is a huge fan of the Red Sox and the Dallas Cowboys.

Renee Mando

Renee has been in Dentistry for over 28 years. She has enjoyed her 22 year career in the U.S. Air Force as well as teaching Dental Assisting for six years in Austin, TX. Her background is in cosmetic and implant dentistry. Renee enjoys learning about new dental technologies and attends continuing education classes annually. She is a strong advocate for our patients and is a caregiver naturally. She enjoys spending time with family and friends but especially her two sons.

Maricela Macumba

Riley Rivera


Our periodontal dentists use the latest dental care technology and procedures to minimize discomfort and maximize results. If you’re looking for the very best dental care available in San Antonio, Texas, call us today.