Dental Staff

All professionals at River Oaks Family Dental & 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.

Meet :

Dr. Juan Mancera

I was born in Fort Worth, Texas. After being away from my hometown for over eight years I was ready to come back home and establish deep roots. I earned a Bachelors Degree in Construction Science and Engineering from Texas A&M Commerce. I was a Project Engineer for Balfour Beatty Construction's Health Care Division for five years. I went on to complete my Doctor of Dental Surgery professional degree from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in Nashville, Tennessee. Since graduating in 2015 I  have gone on to work in both Private Practice and Corporate Practice Dentistry. 
 
I have spent a great deal of time gaining knowledge and experience in many areas of dentistry. The two dental disciplines that are of particular interest to me are Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry. This is why I have gone on to complete extensive continuing education coursework, live patient externships, and seminar trainings in these two fields. Full mouth rehabilitation through Oral Surgery and Implant Dentistry is what I enjoy most. 
 
When I am not practicing dentistry I enjoy golf, running, and grilling with family and friends. I am a huge Cowboys fan, love the Mavs, Rangers, and Dallas Stars. I am especially excited to be given the opportunity to provide dental care where it all started...if you did not guess it already, I am  a proud Texan.
 

 


Staff

 

Parker

Dental Hygienist

I spend my days talking with and delivering painless care to my patients. Its a pleasure to build relationships with them, learning about their pastimes and lives, and helping them develop exceptional oral hygiene. I assess  my patients oral health, review their overall health history, screen for oral cancer, and get them on track to a healthy smile.  A lot of my focus is on patient education, helping patients learn how to keep their mouth healthy between visits.

I'm a Fort Worth native, and enjoy spending time with my two sons. My hobbies include boating, skiing , and camping.

Debbie

Business Manager

It's a joy to help patients realize they can have a beautiful smile, which contributes to amazing confidence and happiness. We have an amazing team with each member making sure every patient has a great experience with each visit. We are rewarded with smiles and thanks from our patients, and that's a great feeling. I look forward to each day in being able to help others.

My goal for River Oaks Family Dental is to provide exceptional dental care and customer care  to every patient that calls us their dental home. We love feedback and look forward in making everyone  a happy patient. We welcome each and every patient and all the referrals they send to us.

I was born and raised in the area, and have been married to my spouse for 20 plus years. I have a beautiful daughter, a marvelous son-in-law, and four incredible grandchildren.

 

Marlene

Registered Dental Assistant

My work gives me an opportunity to help people every day. It's so much fun to have a profession where I assist people improve their oral health and smile, seeing them gain confidence and self-esteem as their mouth gets healthy. I prepare our treatment rooms for the patient, then prepare the patient for their procedure, talking with them about what will happen and answering questions. I also assist the doctor during the treatment, making sure the patient is comfortable and relaxed.

Im an outgoing, friendly person who enjoys working with people. Spending time with my kids and family is important to me.

 

Elizabeth

Front Desk and Schedule Coordinator

Our patients are the favorite part of my job. It's so much fun to get to know each of them, catching-up on the latest news at their visits. Being a part of changing each persons life, and smile, is very rewarding. I check patients in, when they arrive, and then check them out at the end of their visit. I also handle scheduling for doctor and hygiene appointments, verify insurance benefits, and various other front office duties.

I have been in the dental field for 2 plus years and have extensive training in giving our patients special customer care. Going to the dentist is sometimes  very challenging mentally and emotionally. I try to always go above and beyond in making our patient's visit to River Oaks Family Dental a great experience.