Meet The Team
The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
Dr. Roxana Lopez
Dr. Roxana Lopez graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and minor in chemistry from The University of Pan American. She graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Houston Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry. The University of Houston has been and continues to be among the top dental schools in the United States both didactically and clinically.
Dr Lopez understands the importance of continuing education in an ever changing profession. Each year she spends a considerable amount of time in learning new techniques and working on the art of dentistry. She has made a commitment to her patients to always provide them with the highest quality dental care. She is a member of the American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Lopez has a passion for implementing and offering patients state of the art technology. Dr. Lopez is a McAllen native, born and raised in McAllen. She is a graduate of Nikki Rowe High School. Mcallen is where she now lives with her family. She has three children that she adores! Interests include exercising, traveling, cooking, dancing, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Christian Rivera
Dr. Christian Rivera was born in Tucson, Arizona, and grew up in Agua Prieta, Sonora in Mexico. He graduated from the University of Arizona, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Linguistics and a minor in Chemistry. In 2015, Dr. Rivera attended Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health, where he spent two years in Kirksville, MO, mastering pre-clinical coursework. In 2017, he moved to St. Louis to complete his clinical training by providing dental care to underserved population. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Hispanic Dental Association.
Dr. Rivera is passionate about providing high quality dental care, with a comprehensive approach that treats patients by individual needs. He enjoys playing sports, watching movies, and spending time with his family. With his skills and charisma, Dr. Rivera will make sure you will have a soothing visit!
Cassandra Salazar- RDA Front office Coordinator
Cassandra is one of the first person you will meet when you visit our office, she is very friendly and makes sure to greet you with a warming smile that makes you feel welcome. She enjoys watching movies and doing puzzles. Her favorite part of her job is being able to interact with her patients of all ages, she has extensive customer service experience and loves to find ways to people.
Suzette Virrey- Office Manager
Suzie is our office manager. She enjoys patient interaction and making sure everyone is treated like family. Her main priority is making sure patients are comfortable and can enjoy their visit. Suzie has extensive experience in customer service and patient care. In her spare time she enjoys taking trips to the beach, baking and outdoor activities with her beautiful daughter Deseray.
Rachel Jimenez- RDA
Rachel is the mom of two beautiful daughters Sophia and Emery. She loves to be crafty and on her spare time loves interior designing. Home DIY is her Forte. She loves dentistry and helping others.
Crystal Lopez- RDA
Crystal is a graduate of Texas state technical college. She enjoys walks at the park with her dog and spending time with her family and friends.
Ashley Garza- RDA
Ashley loves to dance and spending quality time with her family and friends. She has a bubbly personality and is very friendly. She attended and graduated from Nikki Rowe HS and STVT. She has a Pitbull named Bluu. She is also a dancer for the RGV Vipers snake charmers and RGVFC Toro’s girls.