Our Team

Our Talented Staff
Kathleen Torres, DDS

Kathleen Torres, DDS

Dr. Torres is from Alice, Texas, and received her degree in Microbiology from the University of Texas in Austin. She then completed her dental training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She is an active member of the Academy of Orthodontics and a certified Six Month Smiles provider. She is a lifelong learner, dedicated to staying on top of advancements in dental health in an effort to provide the quality care that her patients deserve. She has three beautiful children that she loves to spend time with, and looks forward to meeting you and your family.

Yoonji An, DDS

Yoonji An, DDS

Dr. Yoonji An is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Doctorate of Dentistry at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. An recently relocated to San Antonio after practicing for 3 years in Las Vegas. She is actively involved in leaning new dental techniques with numerous continuing education courses and study clubs including Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. An offers comprehensive cosmetic dentistry, root canal treatment, porcelain crowns, oral surgery, surgical implant placement and permanent restoration.

Dr. An's goal for every patient is to deliver stress and pain free dental experience with exceptional quality. She also treats her patients as if they were her family which allows for a comfortable and caring visit.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. An enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband. Engaging in water color painting, working out, and church choir.

Patricia Johnson, Office Manager

Office Manager
Patricia Johnson

Patricia is a 2003 Graduate of San Antonio College of Dental Assisting. After receiving her Registered Dental Assistant Certification, Patricia became motivated to immerse herself in the administration division of the dental world. She began working the front desk before advancing to office manager. She actively continues to develop her dental education through Continuing Education (CE) courses. As the office manager of Reality Bites Dental, Patricia is able to address most of your concerns and questions. Patricia has a passion for excellent customer service and you always recognize her beautiful smile when you walk in.

Patricia is happily married with one son, who loves to take any opportunity to show you his dance moves. When she’s not in the office, she spends her time with her family going to church, musical concerts and traveling the U.S.

Trish Cortezano, RDA

Trish Cortezano, BS, RDH

Trish has been with Reality Bites Dental since it was born as an idea. She is a part of the original team that founded our practice. With 7 years of dental assisting experience, she originally was our head dental assistant. Ever the achiever, she later returned to school to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While in school, she was actively involved in community service and research. There, she graduated as Magna Cum Laude in 2016. Trish has since returned to our office as our full time dental hygienist. You will recognize her by her calm chairside manner and kind demeanor. Trish will work with you and your family to customize your experience to ensure we maintain an effective oral hygiene regimen and a healthy, beautiful smile.

Trish enjoys writing music, playing the guitar, and taking long walks with her two wonderful dogs.

Joy Weatherman, RDH

Joy Weatherman, RDH

Joy is a veteran in the dental field. She has been in the dental field for 10 years. Her career began as a registered dental assistant where she flourished for 4 years. Realizing her passion for patient care, she decided to take her career to the next level and returned to school to study dental hygiene. Joy graduated from Tyler Junior College in 2014 with an Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene. She continues to fine tune her skills through continuing education and prides herself in delivering a pain free experience to all of her patients.

Joy is an active advocate for providing education to help her patients improve their oral health and overall well-being. She looks forward to caring for you and your family.

Joy and her husband Eric have 1 adorable daughter and two fur-babies. Outside of the dental office, you can usually find them playing outdoors with their little girl, testing out new recipes in the kitchen, lifting weights at the gym or catching up on the latest super hero movie.

Julia Bennett, RDH

Julia Bennett, RDH

Julia is a native of South Padre Island, TX and was often found on the beach reaping the benefits of the coastal splendor. She has been in the dental field for over a decade. She began her career as a Registered Dental Assistant at age 19 for a total of 8 years before returning to school to further her career in dental hygiene. She attended an accelerated program at Concord College where she was able to earn her license and title as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Now Julia can be found sharing her knowledge with her patients and colleagues alike in and out of the office. Julia has a keen sense of humor that brightens up the room and makes her patients laugh in order to gain their trust, thus allowing her to synthesize the ideal treatment plan for every smiling face.

When not working on teeth, Julia and her husband are avid gym rats. She has one handsome son and two German Shepherds making it a complete family of 5.

Brenda Baeza

Head Dental Assistant
Brenda Baeza

Brenda has over 17 years experience as a registered dental assistant and it shows. She has an unparalleled work ethic and is committed to go the extra mile to ensure the highest standard of excellence and patient care. As head dental assistant, Brenda is your resource to answering any questions you may have regarding treatment or care. You can recognize Brenda by her sunny personality and contagious laugh that brightens the whole office. She loves working with patients and helps patients leave our office with a smile on their face.

Angelica Mendoza

Dental Assistant/ Insurance Coordinator
Angelica Mendoza

Angelica has been in the dental field for over 15 yrs, obtaining her Registered Dental Assistant education at D.A.T.S and later receiving her polishing certification at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She was chosen for our team not only for her broad knowledge of the clinical and administrative sides of the dental profession, but for enduring commitment to patient care and comfort. After years of attempting to recruit this dental veteran, Angie became the newest member of the team in 2018. As expected, Angie has since become an indispensible member of the team. Her outgoing personality and compassion has been an asset to completing our team.

Outside of work, Angelica is a devoted mother who enjoys working out and spending time with her husband and three boys doing a variety of activities including football, boxing, and church.

Thank you, Dr. Torres, for helping me when I was in so much pain...
I will always be grateful to you...
–John Rivera
Join us on Facebook! Visit us here!
20079 Stone Oak Parkway Suite #2102
San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: 210-399-5951   Fax: 210-265-3886
Email: info@realitybitesdental.com
Office Hours:
Mon: 9am - 5pm • Tues: 9am - 5pm
Wed - Thurs: 9am - 7pm • Fri: 8am - 2pm
Sat: 9am - 3pm • Sun: Closed