• 956-687-2004
  • 4900 North 10th Street, Suite F2
    McAllen, TX 78504

Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Dana Schultz


Office Manager

 As our office manager, I take care of marketing and make sure that the office has a pleasant atmosphere for our patients and staff. I also make sure our Facebook and YouTube pages are current and fun! I began in the orthodontic field 37 years ago because I knew I wanted to make a positive difference in people's lives. Our patients are wonderful to get to know and they always make me smile. I’ve been with Dr. Gerling for 30 of those years and look forward to working with our awesome team every day.

I am married to Steve and we have two children, Lawrence and Jessica. We also have a Poodle named Katie, a Boston Terrier named Bella, and a Corgie named Maggie. In my free time, I enjoy reading and growing my own veggies!

Melissa Reyes

melissaPatient Manager

 I've managed our patients' treatment for Dr. Gerling for 14 years. I love seeing the wonderful results our patients achieve and I enjoy building relationships with them. Meeting all these wonderful people has brought confidence and inspiration to my life. Dr. Gerling is a very kind, generous, and respectful person. He has helped me build confidence in myself and has brought a lot of inspiration into my life.

I am married to my husband, Mario, and we have a daughter, Zalika, and a son, JD. We also have a small zoo of dogs, cats, turtles, and fish. I enjoy reading, camping, traveling, spending time at the beach, and target shooting. I am also a member of the booster club for the La Joya Huskies baseball team!

Jeanette Garcia

jeanettePatient Manager

 Since 2002, I’ve been managing our patients' treatment and making sure their records are complete and up-to-date. I love making our patients feel great about their smiles and getting to know them over their treatment time. It is very rewarding to know I'm making a positive difference in people's lives. I also feel very blessed to work for Dr. Gerling. He is a wonderful person and makes us feel like family.

I am originally from Edinburg and currently reside in McAllen.

Maritza Garcia

maritzaPatient Manager

 I've been managing our patients' treatment for five years. I love seeing the beautiful results our patients achieve when they're done with their treatment. Our team gets along really well even though we all have different personalities and characters. Dr. Gerling is such a fun person to work with and I enjoy coming in the office every day.

I am originally from Detroit and now live in McAllen with my husband, Ernesto, and our daughter, Sara. I love being outdoors, but you can always find me watching Saturday morning cartoons with my daughter.

Lucy Ortega


 I answer our phones, schedule patient appointments, and keep the office flowing well. Seeing our patients with beautiful smiles makes me feel good about the work we do here, and I know we're making a positive difference in people's lives. The staff here is like a family, and we enjoy spending time with each other in and out of the office.

I currently reside in McAllen with my husband, Juan. We have two daughters, Dulce and Paola, and one lovely granddaughter. I also have a Corgie named Fonzy. I love cooking and baking, gardening, and spending time with my family.

Amanda Garza

mandyTreatment Coordinator

 It is my job to make our new patients comfortable in the office and review treatment plans with Dr. Gerling, the patients, and their parents. I’ve been a proud member of this team since 1988 and love making people feel good about their teeth and improving their smiles. Working here has taught me to be patient and really listen to other people's needs.

I have lived in Mission my entire life. My husband's name is Homer and we have two children, Andres and Sophia, and a miniature Schnauzer, Roxy. I love crafting and walking my dog, and I am involved in many activities through my church.

Jenny Hernandez

jennyLab Technician

 I work in our lab where I make retainers, appliances, and manage all of our retention patients. I've been in the field of orthodontics for 35 years, 22 of those with Dr. Gerling, and I still get excited when our patients achieve beautiful smiles. Dr. Gerling is wonderful, generous, and fun to work with. I truly admire him and all the work he does.

I live in McAllen and have four Chihuahuas, Jenno, Chacho, Bella, and Jean. I love to travel, dance, and read in my free time.

Edith Cerda

edithPatient Manager

 I’ve been working in the wonderful field of orthodontics since 2001 and joined Dr. Gerling in 2010. I manage our patients’ treatment and make sure they are as comfortable as possible while getting a beautiful, happy smile. I love working with our team, especially Dr. Gerling. He is a great person and I’ve learned so much from him.

I love spending time with my family! My husband, Adolfo, and I have three children, Kimberly, Kevin, and Katelyn. We all enjoy going on trips and being together.

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