Our Los Fresnos Dental Team

Belinda, Appointment Coordinator

Our Appointment Coordinator, Belinda, hails originally from Brownsville, TX and attended Texas Southwest College. Belinda has spent all 12 years of her dental career as a valuable member of our team and has special training in customer service. Belinda loves meeting and getting to know our patients. She has been happily married for 35 years and is a proud mother and grandmother. When not serving our patients, Belinda enjoys rooting for her favorite football, baseball, and basketball teams, reading true crime stories, listening to music, and going fishing.

Oralia, Treatment Coordinator

Our Treatment Coordinator, Oralia, grew up in Premont, TX and attended Del Mar College. Oralia has over 10 years of dental industry experience and has been a valued member of our team for 2 years. She loves talking with patients and learning about their lives. Oralia is happily married with a wonderful step-daughter and two dogs, Spike and Sofia. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, crafting, and keeping in shape by walking and jogging.

Cynthia, Practice Administrator and Community Relations Coordinator

Our Practice Administrator, Cynthia, is from Harlingen, TX, but also attended school in Monterrey and is a native Spanish speaker. Cynthia attended the University of Texas and earned a BA in English and Spanish. Before she discovered dentistry, Cynthia was a high school English teacher. She has over 20 years experience in the dental care industry with 15 of those years serving our patients. Cynthia enjoys getting to know our patients and being a part of a supportive team. She has earned a special certification in nitrous oxide administration and is also a certified Registered Dental Assistant, a certified TX Hospitality Instructor, and a member of the Speakers Consultant Network. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, crafting, gardening, camping, and traveling.

Debbie, Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist, Debbie, joined Los Fresnos Dental Center in 2014 and has been going strong ever since! Debbie attended Del Mar College and University of Texas at Brownsville receiving her degree in Dental Hygiene as well as a Bachelor in Applied Technology in Health Services.  She has been a Hygienist since 2007 and looks forward to many more years in this chosen career.  What Debbie has enjoyed the most about being a Hygienist is treating all her patients with five-star service and watching their confidence grow after each appointment.  When she is not working, she enjoys going to concerts, reading a great book while relaxing on the beach, and she’s also quite a movie fanatic as well!

Clare, Registered Dental Assistant

Our Head Dental Assistant, Clare, is originally from Mission, TX, and has over 20 years of dental industry experience. Clare has been a part of our team for over 12 years and enjoys working with her “second family” each day. Clare enjoys attending continuing education courses and is a certified first responder with an additional certification in nitrous oxide sedation. Clare is happily married with a teenage son and two older step daughters. When not at work, Clare enjoys being an avid mountain biker, typically biking 80-100 miles per week.

Mary, Registered Dental Assistant

Our Registered Dental Assistant, Mary, is a native of San Benito, TX, and also recently joined our team. Mary attended South Texas Vocational Technical Institute and loves working with our friendly team and doctors. Mary is happily married with a son and a daughter in the way! In her free time, Mary enjoys horse raising and spending time with her family.

Julie, Registered Dental Assistant

Although Julie grew up in Port Isabel, she came to establish new roots in Los Fresnos where she enjoys seeing much of the LF community here in our office.  Julie has attended Jefferson Community Tech College in Louisville, Kentucky as well as the University of Texas at Brownsville. Julie earned her Registered Dental Assistants’ license in 2014 and joined our dynamic dental team shortly thereafter.  What she loves most about her job is working with children and making sure they have a fun and positive dental visit.  She is the perfect person to working with kids because she is always happy!  Julie has fulfilled a vital role on our team and we hope to share many more years with her.  When she is not at work, Julie enjoys spending time with her daughter Aleecia and being creative with arts and crafts.

Barbara, Patient Care Coordinator

Our Patient Care Coordinator, Barbara, was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Kansas and Los Fresnos. She is an Air Force trained dental assistant with over 22 years of dental industry experience, and over 13 years experience working with our patients. Barbara loves working in a career that allows her to meet so many interesting people. Barbara is happily married and has one son who is also happily married. In her free time, Barbara enjoys scrapbooking, reading, listening to the Beatles, gardening, studying nature, traveling, serving as a Sunday school teacher, and rooting for the Green Bay Packers.

Mena, Registered Dental Assistant

Maria (Mena) Martinez is a native of the valley and has been a huge asset since joining our dental team.  Maria earned her Registered Dental Assistant certification in 2018 and graduated top of her class.  We enjoy watching her continue to 'perfect' her dental assisting skills here at LFDC.  She says that "providing ultimate patient satisfaction" is the most rewarding in her day to day job.  During her time off, Mena enjoys spending quality time with her daughters.

Sonia, REgistered Dental Assistant

In 2018, Los Fresnos Dental Center was FORTUNATE and BLESSED to have Sonia join our team.  Sonia has experience managing dental practices as well as 12 years experience as a Registered Dental Assistant.  She wears multiple hats which makes her even more valuable to LFDC! Since joining our team, Sonia has been seamlessly assisting our doctors with all procedures.  Her excellent skills and strong work ethic are second to none.  If you spot Sonia walking down the hallway, you'll surely see her with a graceful stride and a smile from ear to ear!  Her positive character and happy disposition is infectious not only with us but with our patients too!  What she loves most about her job is "making all our patients feel comfortable while here."  Sonia has fulfilled a vital role on our team and we hope to share many more years with her.  When she is not at work, she enjoys spending fun and quality time with her daughter. 

Yolanda, Patient Care coordinator

Our Patient-Care Coordinator, Yolanda, (Yoli) does an amazing job each and every day assisting all our patients as they arrive for their appointments.  When Yoli joined our team, she brought with her 15+ years' experience working in the medical field, making her even more valuable to our team!  Yolanda's happy disposition and infectious smile keeps patients at ease as they wait to be seen.  She says that "patient satisfaction" is the most rewarding part of her job.  She likes a challenge and we have no doubt she'll have an amazing future serving our patients here at LFDC.  Although she loves her job, we insist that Yoli take time off too.  When Yoli is not at work, she enjoys "spending time with my grandchildren, children, and siblings" as well as "watching movies and reading great novels."