Biographies

All members of the Board are appointed by the Governor and serve until they are replaced or they resign.  The Texas Constitution provides that appointees with expired terms continue to serve until they are reappointed or replaced.

David H. Yu, D.D.S., M.S. – Presiding Officer

David H. Yu, D.D.S., M.S. of Austin is a board-certified periodontist and owner of Dr. Yu and Associates. He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. He served on the boards of the Southwest Society of Periodontists and Texas Society of Periodontists. He also served on the anesthesia committees for the American Academy of Periodontology and Texas Society of Periodontists. He was appointed to the Blue Ribbon Panel for Anesthesia/Sedation Safety by the TSBDE. He was an adjunct faculty and course director of Periodontology at Austin Community College Hygiene School and remains on its advisory board. He is a Western Regional Examining Board (WREB) floor and grading examiner and a member of the Comprehensive Treatment Planning (CTP) exam committee. He is on the advisory board for the Pharmacy Association’s Professional Recovery Network (PRN). Dr. Yu received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Indiana University, a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry, General Practice/Hospital Residency and specialty of Periodontology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2025

Jorge Quirch, D.D.S. – Secretary

Jorge Quirch, D.D.S. of Missouri City is a general dentist at DDS Associates in Houston. He is a clinical associate professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Southwest Society of Oral Medicine. Additionally, he received his fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007. Quirch received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2023

Linda Treviño Burke, D.D.S. 

Linda Treviño Burke, D.D.S. of Harlingen is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and owner of Burke Children’s Dentistry.  Dr. Burke is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Rio Grande Valley District Dental Society, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.  Additionally, she received her fellowship from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2017.  She is the president of Platinum Surgery Center in addition to serving on the board for Valley Baptist Medical Center and the Harlingen Economic Development Corporation.  She has served as chairperson for both the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.  Dr. Burke received her Bachelor of Science in biology from St. Mary’s University, a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston followed by her pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2025 

Bryan Henderson, II, D.D.S.

Bryan Henderson, II, D.D.S. of Dallas is a dentist anesthesiologist and a clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Academy of Pain Management, and the Dallas County Dental Society. Additionally, he is a member and past president of American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, board member of Woodhill Medical Park, and board member and treasurer for the Orange Tree Association. Henderson received a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin, Doctor of Dental Surgery from Texas A&M College of Dentistry, and a certificate in anesthesia from the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2023

Lorie Jones, R.D.H., B.S.D.H.

Lorie Jones, R.D.H., B.S.D.H. of Magnolia is a licensed dental hygienist and the Director of Dental Services at TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and the Texas Dental Hygiene Educators Association and a past president and member of the Texas Dental Hygienist Association. Additionally, she is president of the University of Texas Dental Hygiene Alumni Association, past president and member of the Greater Houston Dental Hygienist Association, and a member of the Texas Oral Health Coalition. Jones received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from The University of Texas at Houston.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2023

Yvonne E. Maldonado, D.D.S.

Yvonne E. Maldonado, D.D.S. of El Paso is a general dentist and managing partner of The Dental Ark, PLLC. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, El Paso District Dental Society and an Associate member of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, she currently serves on the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Benefit Programs and is one of the ADA’s representatives to the Dental Quality Alliance. Maldonado received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Mary’s University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2027

Robert G. McNeill, D.D.S., M.D.

Robert G. McNeill, D.D.S., M.D. of Dallas is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Texas Dental Association, the Dallas County Dental Society and former president of the American Student Dental Association. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a former member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Dental Anesthesia/Sedation Safety and was a staff dentist with the Texas dental board. Dr. McNeill received a Bachelor of Science with honors in biology and psychology from McMaster University, a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and his Medical degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2027

Margo Y. Melchor, MEd., Ed.D.

Margo Y. Melchor, MEd., Ed.D. of Houston is a licensed dental hygienist and the director of community outreach and associate professor at UTHealth The University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry . She is a board member of the Hispanic Dental Association Foundation and the Colgate-Palmolive Global Partners and a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association. Additionally, she is a past president and an active member of the Hispanic Dental Association. Melchor received a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene from The University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch and a Doctor of Education in professional leadership from The University of Houston.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2027

Lois M. Palermo, R.D.H., B.S.

Lois Palermo, R.D.H., B.S. of League City is a licensed dental hygienist at Drs. Castille & Castille. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, Texas Dental Hygienist Association, and the Bay Area Dental Hygienist Association. Palermo received an Associate in Applied Science in dental hygiene from Del Mar College and a Bachelor of Science in technology, occupational technology and industrial studies from the University of Houston.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2025

Marquita Pride, M.A., B.A.

Marquita Pride, M.A., B.A. of Little Elm is human resource generalist at Anderson Merchandisers. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Dallas Human Resources, and a committee chairwoman for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She previously served as a committee chair for Relay for Life, and as treasurer of the Huston-Tillotson Pre-Alumni Council. Pride received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Huston-Tillotson University and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from Argosy University.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2027

Kathryn Sisk, M.A., B.A.

Kathryn Sisk, M.A., B.A. of Spring Branch is retired and a dedicated community leader and volunteer. She is a member of the Project Management Institute. Sisk received a Bachelor of Arts in history and government from Tarleton State University and a Master of Arts in management from the University of Redlands.

Appointment Expires:  February 1, 2023

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