Welcome to Sonterra Dental Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry in San Antonio

We ensure that our patients receive the best possible care in the most comfortable atmosphere possible with the aid of the latest technology available, including 3D Cone Beam for dental implants, T-Scan for adjusting teeth that are sore or even treat some chronic headaches and TMJ problems.
San Antonio Dentist

Woods Woolwine DDS


Dr. Woolwine received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California San Francisco before completing a residency at the well-known WhiteCap Institute, center for dental implant training. He was then invited to extend his time at WhiteCap Institute where he taught courses in dental implants, tissue grafting, bone grafting, occlusion, and became certified in IV sedation. During these years he also traveled throughout the country providing training and mentorship to other dentists for implant surgeries.

He is passionate, and very dedicated to providing the highest level of care to his patients and constantly training around the country to become the best he can be. The part he most enjoys is building life long relationships with patients and helping them gain the confidence that comes from a healthy and beautiful smile!

He and his wife Kristy have been married for over 7 years and enjoy raising their two children. They are excited to be returning to Texas and are looking forward to serving and being a part of the San Antonio community. In their free time they enjoy spending free time outdoors and traveling.

Kara Tapangan DDS


A Texas native, Dr. Tapangan grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and graduated from St. Mary’s University with a B.S. in Biology, minor in Chemistry. She continued her education and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UT Health School of Dentistry in San Antonio. While in dental school, Dr. Tapangan was awarded the prestigious Ultradent, Inc Esthetic Dentistry Award, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dental Implant Student Award, UT Health Award for Clinical Excellence, and served as Vice President of her class.

Dr. Tapangan’s passion for dentistry is rooted in her love for creating beautiful smiles and fostering meaningful relationships with her patients. She strives to provide excellent dentistry and educate each of her patients so they feel knowledgable about oral health and the care they receive.

As a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, San Antonio District Dental Society, and Greater San Antonio Hispanic Dental Association, Dr. Tapangan prioritizes continuing education and providing the best, state of the art treatment options for her patients.

Dr. Tapangan met the love of her life, Aaron, at St. Mary’s University where they both attended college. They have 2 maltipoos, Rooney and Rupert. In her free time, you can find Dr. Tapangan eating her way through all of San Antonio’s best restaurants!”

Svitlana Prather


Born and raised in Ukraine, Svitlana obtained a bachelor’s degree in language teaching with specialities in English and German in 2000.
Later that year Svitlana immigrated to Germany where she met her husband, Ron. They moved to Texas in late 2002. In 2005 Svitlana became a registered dental assistant through San Antonio Community College. Svitlana worked at a private practice for two years before pursuing an education as a dental hygienist through Coastal Bend College, Beeville, TX. Graduating with honors in 2010, Svitlana worked as a temporary dental hygienist with Dental Partners until securing a permanent employment with two dental offices: Sonterra Dental, San Antonio (starting with Dr. Penn Jackson and currently, Dr. Woods Woolwine) and Keller Periodontics, New Braunfels. Svitlana has worked in both offices for more than 5 years and passionately devoted to her field.

In her leisure, Svitlana enjoys fitness activities and shares a passion for traveling with her husband. They have visited many places across the U.S. and overseas

Mellissa Cavazos


I am a native of Houston,  Texas where I spent my childhood.  I have always been amazed with Dentistry and all the new technology and advancements that have been made.
I have 18 years experience and education as a Certified Dental Assistant.  I am always excited and eager to start my day no matter what the challenges are.  The reward is to see a smile on our patients faces.

I have lived in San Antonio, Texas for the past 10 years with my husband and daughter.
It truly is an honor and a blessing working for Sonterra Dental where our staff provides the best dental care available.

Pam Wiggins


Pam was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and moved to Texas with her two loving parents at the age of two years old. She spent most of her young adult life in San Antonio, Texas until she left for Lamar University, where she earned her Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene. Pam has spent the last forty years as a dedicated advocate for the oral healthcare of her patients. She enjoys treating the patient’s at Sonterra Dental and is passionate about ensuring her patient’s leave each appointment feeling educated and satisfied with their dental care. She has been married to her husband, Richard, for forty two years and have two beautiful daughters together, Kathryn and Sarah, along with three wonderful grandchildren.