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. Federico Gonzalez

I was born and raised in Mexico. From a young boy my desire had been to become a dentist. I came to the United States at age 14. Immediately after graduating high school I joined the U.S. Navy in 1992. I have been working in dentistry since that time. I began my career in the Navy as a dental assistant and later became a dental laboratory technician fabricating all aspects of dental prosthetics. After several years I decided to finally pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a dentist.

I am passionate about what I do and it is my sincere desire to provide my patients with the very best in dental care and a positive dental experience.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Arizona State University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry

I enjoy learning about new dental procedures and techniques and like to stay up to date in dentistry by attending continuing education courses. I have completed extensive training in Pain Control Management, Endodontics, Orthodontics and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Outside the Office

My wife Leah of 20 plus years, my twin daughters Elizabeth and Itzel, my son Alejandro and I have made Texas our home since my separation from active duty in the Navy in July 2015. When Im not in the office I enjoy watching soccer and college football, reading WWII military history and most of all spending time with my family and staying involved with my church The Door Christian Fellowship in Arlington.


Staff

 

Parker V.

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 M.

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 every patient a happy patient. We love each and every patient and welcome 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.

 

Candace

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 dental and hygiene appointments, verify insurance benefits, and various other front office duties.

I have been in the dental field for 8 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.