Meet Our Harker Heights, Tx Dentists
Melinda Duncan, DDS
“What I love most about dentistry is the opportunity to change patient’s lives. Whether I’m extracting a tooth for a patient in pain or building someone’s confidence by giving them porcelain veneers, nothing is more satisfying to me than a patient’s sigh of relief or a patient’s transformation from embarrassed to confident.”
Dr. Duncan obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Memphis and went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. During her time at UTHSC, Dr. Duncan was elected to participate in Advanced Fixed Prosthodontics Clinic, where she was able to take on especially complex implant, crown and bridge cases.
Dr. Duncan is a member of Academy of General Dentistry and The Women of Austin Dental Society. Dr. Duncan volunteers her time with Texas Mission of Mercy.
Dr. Duncan is from Memphis, TN, where she met and married her husband, Jon. In 2011, the couple moved to Georgetown, Tx where Jon is the head swim coach at Southwestern University. On December 9, 2015, Jon and Dr. Duncan welcomed baby Eleanor into the world! During her free time, Dr. Duncan enjoys hiking, kayaking, crafting and spending time with friends and family.
Brenna Sura, DDS
Dr. Brenna Sura joined the Fossum Dental Group as a general dentist in July 2016 and currently practices at our Market Heights location.
Dr. Sura has a strong passion for providing the most appropriate and conservative treatment for her patients. She practices with an emphasis on patient education and autonomy to restore health, function, and esthetics to every patient. As a recent dental graduate, Dr. Sura has had the opportunity to gain experience with some of dentistry’s cutting edge technology including working with digital software and scanners like the 3Shape Trios and 3M True Definition, to placing the first Straumann Zirconia implant in the United States. With a positive and fresh outlook on dentistry and the people we are able to serve through the field, Dr. Sura welcomes and encourages all patients to be proactive in seeking dental treatment and maintaining oral health.
Dr. Sura attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas as an undergraduate and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 2012. After graduating college, Dr. Sura began dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, where she earned a DDS degree with distinction in dental education after completing a four-year Teaching Honors Program. She was awarded the T. Schoeni Wolfe DDS Memorial Award by the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry for displaying exceptional patient centered care, significant motivation and perseverance during her Dental School career while consistently maintaining an attitude of compassion and concern for her patients and colleagues. She was also awarded the International Congress of Oral Implantology Pre-Doctoral Student Achievement Award for recognition of her interest and commitment to oral implantology and implant dentistry, and was voted best female athlete by the UT Health Science Center’s Student Government Association for her continuous involvement, positive attitude, and sportsmanship display in soccer throughout her four years.
Dr. Sura is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and is the DenPAC representative for the Central Texas District Dental Society branch of the Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Sura is an Austin, Texas native who currently resides in Belton after relocating for her husband, Brett’s, medical residency position at Baylor Scott & White. The couple was married in June 2016 and a have a happy cat named Milly and dog named Riley. Dr. Sura enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, biking, hiking, and participating in anything outdoors.