We are so glad you have visited our website, and we look forward to meeting you in person at our dental office in Temple, TX. Our entire staff is dedicated to making you and your family feel at home at every time you visit.
Lakewood Dental Trails is a family dentistry practice offering comprehensive care in a relaxing and caring environment. Our knowledgeable staff uses a combination of advanced technology and old-fashioned compassion and attentiveness to provide you with high-quality, stress-free dental care.
Beginning with your initial consultation and exam, you will discover that we emphasize communication. We believe that your dental health is a team effort, with you as the most important member, and all of us working together to achieve success.
Whatever your dentistry needs, the staff at Lakewood has the experience, knowledge, and technology to meet those needs all in one convenient location. We gladly accept most PPO plans and offer in-house financing for uninsured or underinsured patients. At Lakewood Dental Trails, it is all about comfort, convenience, and quality care that your family can depend on.
Please take a few moments to meet the fantastic team of professionals who will be serving you!
Dr. Richard Leung
Dr. Rich is a native of California, and it has always been his desire to provide quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxing environment. He graduated from the University of California in Riverside in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in business. After practicing financial consulting for five years, Dr. Rich went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2009 from the prestigious New York University College of Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Rich’s clinical skills stood out early on as faculty recognized his passion for dentistry and commitment to ensuring patient comfort and well-being.
Since earning his DDS, Dr. Rich has carried the same dedication to excellence into his career. He has pursued advanced level training in numerous areas. Some of these are cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, orthodontics, Invisalign, and sedation dentistry. Dr. Rich is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society and International Association for Orthodontics.
As the owner of Temple Dental Trails and Lakewood Dental Trails, Dr. Rich brings all his knowledge and skills to our community and works hard to maintain a high standard of care and office organization. When it comes to dentistry, patient comfort and experience are as important to Dr. Rich as the quality of care he delivers.
Dr. Rich is known for his gentle touch, compassionate nature, and skill. His passion is helping his patients overcome their dental fears. He also loves helping others feel better about their smiles, and he enjoys knowing all of his patients personally.
In his personal life, Dr. Rich has several hobbies, including basketball, weight training, taekwondo, and video games. He is an avid athlete as well as a caring father. Focusing on the family is an important part of our practice philosophy and culture. Dr. Rich looks forward to getting to know you and your family!
Dr. Brenna Sura
Dr. Brenna Sura received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
As an associate at Temple Dental Trails, Dr. Sura brings a passion for new technology and advances in cosmetic dentistry. She knows that improving the esthetics of a smile not only has a direct effect on self-confidence, but showing off new teeth requires a smile, and smiling is good for the soul!
Dr. Sura also loves having the opportunity to form unique lifelong relationships and provide care for a large variety of patients. Most patients she sees struggle with some degree of dental anxiety, so it is always fulfilling to grow trust and help patients work through their fears for the betterment of their dental and overall health.
Dr. Sura’s dedication to excellence has earned her several awards, including:
- T. Schoeni Wolfe, DDS Memorial Award – granted by UTHSCSA School of Dentistry to the top dental student who displays exceptional patient-centered care and significant motivation and perseverance during dental school.
- The International Congress of Oral Implantology Pre-Doctoral Student Achievement Award – awarded to a graduating dental student for recognition of interest and commitment to oral implantology and implant dentistry.
Dr. Sura is a native of Austin and enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Brett, and their dog, Riley. She also likes to play soccer, hike, and travel to new places.
Dr. Wei-Yen Chang
Dr. Wei-Yen Chang graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor of science degree, then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (DDS) from New York University.
Dr. Chang sees dentistry as a gratifying career that allows him to create confident new smiles for his patients. He helps them make informed decisions by presenting thorough and detailed treatment options. Dr. Chang’s compassionate nature and desire to understand his patients’ individual needs allow him to serve our community with personalized dental care that has a positive effect on their lives.
Before joining Temple Dental Trails, Dr. Chang practiced in Roswell, GA for nine years and was a Certified Course Director of AIC Implant training course in Atlanta. He finds it a pleasure to work at our office with a great team of professionals who genuinely care about patients’ dental needs and are great at their jobs.
Dr. Chang grew up in Atlanta, GA, and he and his wife Jennifer have been married for 16 years. They have two children, Kaylee, age 13, and Brandon, age 7.
Dr. Chang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.
Dr. Ross Brenner
Dr. Ross Brenner became an orthodontist because he wanted to give people beautiful smiles. Dr. Brenner believes a beautiful smile gives people the confidence to do anything in this world.
Dr. Brenner obtained his bachelor of arts degree in chemistry from Indiana University Bloomington. He went on to attend IU’s School of Dentistry, where he graduated with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) with Highest Distinction. During this time. Dr. Brenner founded the Digital Dentistry Club and was also a member of the Theta Theta Chapter, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society.
With a strong interest in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, Dr. Brenner was motivated to pursue his master's degree and board certification from St. Louis University. Board certification in a particular specialty demonstrates a practitioner’s exceptional expertise in that area.
Because of his strong desire to give back to his community, Dr. Brenner also held a fellowship position with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Louis as a general dentist, providing care to an underserved pediatric population four to five days per month.
Having previously worked in private practices in St. Louis, Dr. Ross Brenner is excited to join the Temple Dental Trails team and will divide his time between our Temple and Lakewood dental offices.
In his spare time, Dr. Brenner loves to sing and play the guitar, go hiking, go to restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. He and his wife Nikoleta have one dog named Bear, and they love the Texas Hill Country.
Michelle is a native of Temple, TX and joined Lakewood Dental Trails in 2017. She attended Temple College, where she received her associate’s degree in dental hygiene and applied science. She earned first place for her table clinic on dental hygiene.
Michelle is passionate about building trusting relationships with her patients. Educating them on the importance of oral health helps build their confidence by improving smiles. Michelle is also excited to be part of such an outstanding dental team.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and shopping with her daughter, Averie.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Danya holds an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and is certified in nitrous oxide sedation. She has been fascinated by dentistry since she was a child and has been working in the field since 2015. Danya loves all aspects of dentistry and is even happy to have the opportunity to observe our dentists caring for patients.
Born and raised in Gatesville, Danya enjoys her job because she gets to help people on a daily basis. She loves helping our patients get over their fear of dentistry so they can become healthier individuals as a whole.
In her personal life, Danya has two wonderful daughters that make every day a blessing and keep her laughing. She also enjoys concerts, baseball, basketball, hockey games, and venturing out for fishing or hiking. Whenever possible, Danya spends time working on honing her culinary skills, and she and her daughters have an organic garden that keeps them busy.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristian has been working in the field of dentistry since 2010. She started her career as a dental assistant and is now one of our skilled hygienists. Kristian attended Temple College, where she received an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.
Dental hygiene has always been a passion for Kristian because she enjoys educating patients on their oral health and how to care for their teeth in the best way possible. She loves helping people enjoy coming to the dentist and treating each of them like family.
A native of Belton, TX, Kristian is married to her high school sweetheart Rene, and they have two children—Raleigh and Maddex, and a Golden Retriever mix named Teddy Bear Ayala. The family enjoys spending time with the kids, either playing sports, swimming or relaxing. Kristian also likes to exercise during the week with coworkers and hanging out with friends.
Registered Dental Assistant
Alexandra attended Texas State Technical College in Waco for her dental assistant training. She was also trained in moderate parenteral IV sedation at the Academy of Dental and Medical Anesthesia.
As part of our dental care team since 2016, Alexandra has gotten to know our patients and loves treating them like family. She enjoys watching their confidence grow as we improve their oral health.
Alexandra’s spare time activities include fitness and anything that involves her family and friends.
Registered Dental Assistant
We welcomed Haley to Lakewood Dental Trails early in 2019. She received her training at Temple Dental Assistant School and is a native of Temple, TX. As a skilled dental assistant, Haley is thrilled to see the smiles on our patients’ faces as we improve their oral health or get them out of pain.
Haley enjoys spending free time with family and friends and going fishing and camping. She also plays in a pool league on Thursday nights.
Registered Dental Assistant
Lisa received her training at the Dental Essentials school of Dental Assisting in Austin, Texas and joined the Lakewood Dental Trails team in 2018.
As a dental assistant, Lisa loves the interactions that she gets to have with our patients when they visit us. She goes out of her way to put them at ease and enjoys watching as their smiles are transformed.
Lisa is a native of Temple, TX, and when she’s not busy at work, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.
Registered Dental Assistant
Yvonne is a native of Huntington Beach, CA, and has been working in the dental field since 2012. She chose dentistry because of her desire to help people and change their lives for the better. Yvonne enjoys meeting new patients and hearing their unique stories.
Outside of work, Yvonne is a busy mom to one daughter who’s involved in soccer and volleyball and two sons who play baseball. When they’re not involved with games and practice, the family likes swimming, going on bike rides, and enjoying movie night together. On summer nights, they enjoy going to Fire Street Pizza and getting frozen yogurt.
Maddie joined Lakewood Dental Trails in 2019 as our treatment coordinator. She holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology. A native of Las Vegas, NV, Maddie loves getting to know our patients and is happy to work with such an amazing team of dental professionals.
When she’s not busy helping patients Maddie likes to spend time with family and friends, travel, binge watch shows, and do crafting.