All professionals at Merritt Orthodontics maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.
Dr. Kunle Ajanaku, or Dr. A as his patients call him, is a dual trained Orthodontist in the state of Texas and California. Dr. Ajanaku’s devotion to the art of orthodontics began from his own treatment when he was a teenager. During this time, he quickly learned that orthodontics was not only about the overall result but also most importantly about the care and focus on the complete patient experience. He believes that the ultimate smile is attained when the orthodontist, the patient, (parents) and staff are all on the same page while pursuing the goal of a beautiful, yet functional, smile from orthodontic treatment.
Following this impactful experience, Dr. Ajanaku knew it was his calling to provide the finest treatment to his future patients and embarked on a quest to ensure that his patients would benefit from the knowledge in obtaining this goal.
After completing a D.D.S (Doctor of Dental Surgery) from the University of Southern California, he was fortunate enough to be accepted in to one of the most prestigious orthodontic programs in the country, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Orthodontic Program in San Francisco, California.
During his time as a student, he served on the board of several philanthropic organizations, embarked on a number of international humanitarian trips, and received numerous academic scholar honors throughout his graduate and postgraduate school education.
Dr. Ajanaku completed his Masters in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics as well as a Craniofacial Genetics and Stem Cell Research fellowship at the University of the Pacific and began utilizing the knowledge gained to serve the San Antonio, Texas community.
Away from the office Dr. Ajanaku enjoys spending time with family, friends, loved ones and is captivated by art, interior design, and fashion design.
JenniferOffice manager, Treatment Coordinator and Scheduling Coordinator
I love watching our existing patients’ smiles grow bigger and brighter as they move through treatment. I find welcoming new patients into our loving practice family to be just as rewarding. It’s a joy to see each person become more confident and outgoing, comfortable in their appearance. I schedule appointments, always finding the perfect time that works with patients’ busy lives. I also take new patient phone calls and verify insurance benefits.
I was born and raised in San Antonio, and love our Spurs. In my spare time I love being with my husband and our two boys. My family is the light of my life and we enjoy our time outdoors.
I love watching a person’s teeth gradually move into correct position and witnessing a patient’s excitement as they see their smile develop. The best moment is seeing that patient’s joy when their braces are removed and they see their beautiful new smile. It never gets old. I provide chairside assistance to Dr. Ajanaku as he cares for our patients. I make sure he has everything he needs and am a second pair of hands for him. At the same time, I keep our patient updated.
Originally from Harlingen, I’ve lived in San Antonio for more than 15 years. I moved here with my two young sons, who are now young men and students at UTSA. I’m family oriented and have a young daughter. Watching her experience new things is the highlight of my day.
I love seeing the joy and excitement on a person’s face when their braces are removed. The moment they see the transformation of their smile is priceless. They can’t stop laughing and smiling, and we’re celebrating with them. Giving great people smiles for life is the best part of my work. I assist Dr. Ajanaku's chairside during various orthodontic procedures. I support him while telling our patient what we’re doing and making sure they’re comfortable.
When I’m not working, I enjoy hiking, reading, watching movies, and trying new and exotic foods with my boyfriend. I love spending time with my family and all my nieces and nephews.