Meet The Staff

Dr. Brown

Dr. April Brown was born and raised in Hope, Arkansas. In 2001, she graduated from Hope High School as valedictorian of her class. She attended Ouachita Baptist University and earned her Bachelor of Science degree with Summa Cum Laude status. In 2004, she attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in Kentucky and received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine and also completed her Masters in Oral Biology at the same time.

While in dental school, Dr. Brown was involved in the Louisville American Student Dental Association, the Christian Medical/Dental Association, and the Alpha Omega dental fraternity. She was appointed to a position on the Dental School Admissions Committee and was the Colgate liaison for the entire school in her junior and senior years.

In 2008, Dr. Brown continued her education at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center with the completion of a three year orthodontic residency. While in residency, she treated a range of patients from ages 7 to 71, with a variety of orthodontic needs.

Dr. Brown is married to her childhood sweetheart, Jesse Brown. They have a son, Jack, who was born in January 2013, and a daughter, Ava, who was born in April 2015. Dr. Brown enjoys hunting and fishing. She also likes to cook and sing.

Dr. Brown's Bio Video


Born and raised in Ingram TX, Joanna graduated from Ingram Tom Moore High School in 2013. She later attended the College of Health Care Professions in San Antonio, TX and received her Registered Dental Assistant Certification in September of 2015. Joanna joined the Hill Country Smiles team in September 2015, where she also completed her externship. During her free time she enjoys going on road trips and being outdoors.


Virginia Lozano was raised in the Hill Country. She graduated in 2005 from Center Point High School and also married her high school sweetheart Ernesto that same year. They have 3 children: Joel, Marissa, and Alexa. She loves reading, running, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her family. She keeps busy attending her kids basketball, volleyball, and track events.


Paola Machuca joined our Hill Country Smiles team in May 2016, as an extern. Paola is originally from Mexico City. She moved to Kerrville in 2012. Paola graduated from Concorde Career College with her Registered Dental Assistant Certificate. She is the oldest of five siblings (all girls). On her spare time she likes to spend time with her family and friends and loves working with Dr. Brown & her staff.