Dr. Lizbeth Holguin, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
As a proud mother of three, Dr. Holguin knows the importance of a good rapport between kids and their health-care provider. It’s an understanding she applies to the care of her smallest patients.
Dr. Holguin received her dental degree from the University of Ciudad Juárez before attaining her certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Puerto Rico. She is involved in many dental organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Texas Dental Association and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.
An enthusiastic artist, Dr. Holguin enjoys spending time painting and making crafts. She loves her profession, and treating children is the most rewarding experience for her. She looks forward to serving our community for many years to come.
Dr. Yanitza Feliciano, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Yanitza Feliciano was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She graduated from University of Puerto Rico (UPR) in Aguadilla with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Feliciano later attended UPR- Medical Sciences Campus where she obtained her dental degree. After dental school Dr. Feliciano worked as General Dentist in Houston. During this time, she fell in love with the idea of treating children and decided to pursue a specialty in Pediatric Dentistry. She finished her Pediatric Dentist Residency in Puerto Rico in 2014. An advocate for breastfeeding mothers, Dr. Feliciano is also a Lactation Educator. With this knowledge Dr. Feliciano plans to bring smiles to children around El Paso. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies with her husband Alejandro and her sons Mateo and Nicolas. She is involved in many dental organizations, such as the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Texas Dental Association and a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist since 2015.
Dr. Edith Osorio, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Edith Osorio graduated from The University of Puerto Rico with her dental degree. Determined that her passion was to treat and work with children, she became involved in community service and extracurricular activities that enabled her to interact and promote oral health care for kids during dental school.
She continued her education in Puerto Rico in Pediatric Dentistry and specialized in hospital dentistry, interceptive orthodontics, quality health care for infants, children, adolescents and special needs patients. She has been working with Star Kids since 2013 and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist since 2014.
Dr. Courtney Brooks, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Courtney Brooks found her passion for working with children while at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. While pursuing her dental degree, Dr. Brooks spent her nights and weekends helping to care for children in a residential facility. Though this experience was not related to dental care for children, it cemented Dr. Brooks’ passion for children and being an advocate for those too young to do it for themselves. After completing her DMD at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Brooks received her training in Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Brooks went on to become a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in 2004. She is part time clinical faculty at UCSF Dental School teaching pediatric dentistry residents. She has been working with Star Kids Pediatric Dentistry since 2006. Dr. Brooks is a mother of two and is committed to treating every child as if they were her own. Dr. Brooks is an active member of various professional groups, including the AAP and AAPD. Dr. Brooks commits her free time to volunteering with her children’s school, volunteering with the Sean N. Parker Center for Food Allergy and is an active member of The Junior League. She also spends time with her husband and children enjoying the outdoors, cooking, traveling, and visiting with family.
Dr. Latoya Delaughter, Board Certifid Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Delaughter is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry before devoting two rewarding years to teaching high school science. She later attended Meharry Medical College, where she was awarded her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She continued her studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry for Pediatric Specialty Training.
She is a former member of the Pediatric Residency Program at Lutheran Medical Center where she provided comprehensive dental services to children and adolescents at St. Joseph Hospital for Specialty Care in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. D is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
She devotes her time and talent as an advocate and mentor for children and adolescents. Dr. D enjoys reading, biking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends and military families like her own.
Dr. Edgar Perales, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Edgar Perales is a graduate of the University of Ciudad Juarez where he received his dental degree. Upon completion of his studies, he worked as faculty member for the Dental Assisting Program at El Paso Community College. During this time, he realized his passion for working with children which led him to further his education in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Puerto Rico. While completing his education in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Perales was a part of missionary groups where he helped serve the underprivileged communities of Puerto Rico.
Dr. Perales is involved in many dental organizations such as The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, El Paso District Dental Society, and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. In his spare time, he enjoys going to the movies and is an avid reader on topics regarding technology and science. Being born in the neighboring city of Ciudad Juarez, Dr. Perales is looking forward to providing quality dental care to the children in the El Paso community.
Dr. Carolyn Muckerheide, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Carolyn Muckerheide truly gives us something to cheer about. After graduating from Texas Tech University, this former Red Raider cheerleader attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While working on her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, she was deeply moved by the youngest patients that came to see her at the WIC clinic. Unable to provide the specialized care that these young infants and children desperately needed as a general dentist, Dr. Muckerheide sprang into action to become a Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Muckerheide has been practicing dentistry since 2002. In 2005, she received the prestigious Richard C. Pugh Achievement Award. She has been working with Star Kids since 2006. Dr. Muckerheide lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and four children. She enjoys Bible studies, swimming at the lake, snow skiing and water skiing, walking, hiking, yoga and reading.
Dr. Michael Silva, Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Michael Silva was born and raised in San Diego, California in to a commercial tuna fishing family. He graduated from San Diego Christian College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Silva later attended the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California on a U.S. Army scholarship where he obtained his dental degree. After dental school Dr. Silva worked as General Dentist in the Army at a base in New York and deployed to Africa and the Middle East. He always had a passion for children and knew he wanted to pursue a career working with them. On a U.S. Army scholarship, he pursued a specialty in Pediatric Dentistry at Texas A&M (Baylor) College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, graduating in 2018. He passed his written specialty boards that same year and successfully completed his oral board certification in 2019 becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2019. Dr. Silva’s final Army duty station was in the Southern California desert and he transitioned to private practice in El Paso after leaving the military in 2020.
Dr. Silva is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. He also is a faculty member and part of the admissions committee at the Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso. When not at the office Dr. Silva enjoys all the outdoor activities El Paso has to offer, reading, baking, watching movies, and exploring West Texas and the surrounding regions. He loves the personal interaction with every child and family at the Star Kids Dental Offices and hopes to make each visit a positive experience.