Meet the Doctor
Coppell Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Sonia Louca
Dr. Sonia Louca has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Coppell since 2001. In early 2011, she took over the practice under its current name, Coppell Dentistry for Kids. Dr. Sonia Louca has extensive hospital training in Pediatric Dentistry. During her two-year residency at Baylor College of Dentistry–TAMUS, where she received her specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, she trained at both Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. While at Baylor, Dr. Louca taught undergraduate dental students at Baylor College of Dentistry.
When she’s not practicing Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Louca volunteers with organizations that provide dental care for underprivileged children in several communities throughout the Dallas area. In addition, she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of multiple dental societies. Prior to living in the Metroplex, Dr. Louca grew up in the Houston area. She enjoys spending most of her spare time with her husband, son, and daughter.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Denton County Dental Society
- Former Faculty Member at Baylor College of Dentistry
- Co-Founder of the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society
- DDS, Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M University System in Dallas
- Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry, Baylor College of Dentistry
- Specialty Residency Programs, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
- Psychology Major, University of Houston
Meet Our Team
Katie Hogan, Office Manger
Katie has been in the pediatric dental field for 20 years. She began volunteering at a pediatric dental office at the age of 16, and started her career as a dental assistant eventually moving to the front office. Her dual experience in the clinical aspects field as a dental assistant and the administrative front office skills make her great asset to our practice. She has been Dr. Louca’s office manager since 2013. Katie graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in social work, and she is certified in CPR, HIPAA, and OSHA.
Katie resides in Frisco with her husband and daughter.
Melanie Sowards, Insurance Coordinator/Patient Coordinator
Melanie has worked in the dental field since 2000. She joined our practice in 2012, and has embraced the transition to pediatric dentistry. She enjoys serving our patients and helping to coordinate their dental needs. Melanie is certified in CPR, HIPAA, and OSHA.
Melanie resides in The Colony with her husband Kevin and son Kyle. She enjoys spending time with her family along with her two boxers. She spends free time exercising, boating and attending StonebriarCommunity Church.
Sallye Bales, Receptionist
Sallye has been the receptionist for Coppell Professional Plaza since September of 2000. She just celebrated her 15th year anniversary! Sallye has enjoyed greeting our patients as they walk through the door and watching them grow up year after year. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a degree in Education.
Sallye lives in Coppell and is a pillar in the community. She has three married sons and eleven grandchildren who all happen to be Dr. Louca’s patients! She enjoys Bible study, needle point, and gardening.
Shana Harding, Registered Dental Hygienist
Shana received her Dental Hygiene degree in 1991 from Amarillo College graduating with honors. She joined the practice in 1999 and has found complete joy and fulfillment specializing in the field of pediatric dentistry. She is especially passionate about working with special needs children.
Shana stays active in community volunteer work through her church and PTA. She also served at the Nelson-TebedoCommunity Dental Clinic in Dallas, and most recently with the Serving Him Ministries Community Dental Outreach Program.
Jannet Barrera, Registered Dental Assistant/Front Office
Jannet has been a registered dental assistant since 2007. Her primary job is a clinical assistant. However, she is cross-trained to work in the front office as well. Jannet has worked with Dr. Louca for her entire career in pediatric dentistry while going to school part-time to advance her education. She continues to work with our practice while attending nursing school. Jannet is certified in CPR, Coronal Polishing, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Radiation, and Sealant Application. She also has current certificates in HIPAA, OSHA and Jurisprudence.
Jannet is engaged to be married to her boyfriend of 4 ½ years. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling to new places.
Teresa Guillermo, Registered Dental Assistant
Teresa started her career as a clinical assistant in general dentistry in 2001. She joined her first pediatric dental office in 2003 in Seattle, Washington. Once she started working in pediatric dentistry, she knew she found her passion. She moved to Texas in 2013 and joined Dr. Louca’spractice in February of 2014. Teresa is certified in CPR, Coronal Polishing, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Radiation, and Sealant Application. She also has current certificates in HIPAA, OSHA, and Jurisprudence.
Teresa resides in Irving with her husband and son. She is a part-time nursing student and enjoys reading in her spare time.
Emma Perez, Registered Dental Assistant
Emma is the newest member of our team. She joined Dr. Louca’spractice in January of 2015. She has been a clinical assistant since 2009 and brings knowledge, fresh ideas, and experience from working in a high volume dental practice. Emma is certified in CPR, Coronal Polishing, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Radiation and Sealant Application. She also has current certificates in HIPAA and OSHA training.
Emma grew up in Lewisville and resides there with her family. She enjoys spending time with her kids and taking family vacations.
Sandra Lucio, Registered Dental Assistant
Sandy was Dr. Louca’s full-time clinical assistant from 2001 to 2012. She currently works part-time as needed while working full time for her husband’s company. Sandy has over 30 years of dental assisting experience. She is certified in CPR, Coronal Polishing, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Radiation, and Sealant Application.
Sandy resides in Little Elm with her husband and has two grown boys. Sandy loves going to the movies and is famously known for her love of cats.
Karla Naffarratte-Herrera, Registered Dental Assistant
Karla has been an RDA since 2006 and is a clinical assistant in our hygiene department. She works in our office seasonally during our busiest times of the year. Karla is certified in CPR and Radiation.
Karla resides in Burleson with her husband, son, and daughter. She grew up in Lewisville and loves returning to Lewisville to spend time with her extended family and friends.