Dr. Guerra attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1983. Upon graduation from dental school in 1987, Dr. Guerra completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the San Antonio Dental School Department of General Dentistry Residencies. Dr. Guerra has developed an interest in dental implants and has taken classes in the U.S. and Canada to secure as much knowledge as possible in this area of dentistry. Gentle Family Dentistry will plan, place, and restore dental implants all in one office for your convenience. Dr. Guerra placed his first dental implant in 1987, during his residency.
Berenisse Mares-Espinoza, DDS, was accepted and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas and completed her residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in 2007.
Her professional affiliations are with the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Laredo District Dental Society and is an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Carla Denise Crawford is a native Texan. She graduated early from Nixon High School in 1998 with honors at the age of 16. While in high school, she was enrolled in the Vidal M. Trevino School of Fine Arts for dance. She received an Associate in Science from Laredo Community College in 2000. In 2002, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with honors.
After graduating, she worked as an Administrative Associate for UT Austin then transferred to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. In 2007, she attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi and received her Associate in Applied Science for Dental Hygiene in 2009.
Nydia Sanchez Weathers was born and raised in Laredo. She attended and graduated from United High School. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1990. Nydia continued her studies at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Dental Hygiene and graduated with honors in 1994. Nydia has been practicing as a Registered Dental Hygienist for Gentle Family Dentistry of Laredo for 20 years now.
Nydia has developed an interest in dental hygiene and how it relates to dental implants. She is a certified dental hygienist for implants. She received her certification during the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School Implant Preceptorship Course.
Gabriela Morales, RDH, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Gabriela also known as “Gaby” was born in Laredo, and was inspired to become a dental hygienist after shadowing and working as a dental assistant at Gentle Family & Implant Dentistry of Laredo. Gabriela began her college education at TAMIU, where she was part of the honor roll program while being a member of community enriching organizations such as FLO (Freshmen Leadership Organization) and Big Brother Big Sister TAMIU.
Lupita's vast dental hygiene experience includes working full-time for the Dental Department of Laredo-Webb County Public Health Department where she treated adults, children with emphasis on oral hygiene instruction, and the implementation of a patient recall system. She also was involved with elementary school children in the Laredo Independent School District through the L.I.S.D. Nursing Department.
She has also kept her dental hygiene credentials current by dental hygiene duties and working with U.I.S.D. elementary schools during career day with dental hygiene presentations. Lupita is, in addition to all she does, completing her Ph.D with Texas A&M University at College Station.