Dr. Rolando A. Guerra, Jr., DDS, FICOI

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday Appointments
Available Upon Request

Walk-Ins Welcome

Education

Dr. Guerra graduated from Nixon High School in Laredo and received his bachelor’s degree in 1976 from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas.  Upon graduation, Dr. Guerra was a Biology and Physics teacher as well as a Physical Science teacher at United High School in Laredo.  He was head of the Science Department until 1981.  He returned to Texas A&I University in 1981 to work on a Master in Zoology.  While a graduate student, Dr. Guerra taught freshman biology courses and anatomy & physiology laboratories.

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.

Credentials

Dr. Guerra is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Laredo District Dental Society, American Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Personal

Dr. Rolando Guerra is married to the former Patricia Gomez Vazquez and has one 19-year-old son, Rolando Roberto Guerra.  Dr. Guerra has suffered from back problems and has had several fusion surgeries since 2005. He is scheduled for two more fusion surgeries on January 13th & January 16th, 2014.  When he can move, he goes to the office to do consults and treatment planning for implant placements and for bone augmentations if needed. He hopes to return to full-time dental duties at some point in his future.

Dr. Berenisse Mares Espinoza, DDS

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday Appointments
Available Upon Request

Walk-Ins Welcome

Background & Education

Dr. Berenisse E. Mares-Espinoza was born and raised in Laredo, Texas.  She attended Texas A&M International University and she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002.

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. She is certified in MIDI type implants for complete dentures.  She also has privileges to use Nitrous Oxide as an adjunct to local anesthesia.

Credentials

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.

Personal

Dr. Berenisse enjoys hiking with her husband, Sergio, playing with her three Labrador retrievers, reading, cooking, and taking baking courses at Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Jovannelly Zaragoza, DDS

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday Appointments
Available Upon Request

Walk-Ins Welcome

Background & Education

Dr. Jovannelly Zaragoza-Mata has lived in Laredo since she was a teenager.  She attended and graduated from United South High School.   Dr. Zaragoza attended Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas.  She graduated at the top of her class with a bachelor’s degree in both mathematics and biology.  After graduation, Dr. Zaragoza attended the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School at San Antonio.  After earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery, she returned to Laredo where she knew health professionals were in demand.  Dr. Zaragoza worked with Gateway Community Health Center in Laredo where her dental expertise was shared with everyone in the Dental Department.  She worked there for two years before branching out into private practice.  Jovannelly Zaragoza, DDS, became associated with Rolando A. Guerra, Jr., DDS, at Gentle Family Dentistry of Laredo.  Dr. Zaragoza and her husband, Adrian, love traveling and visiting Las Vegas.

Since 2007, Dr. Zaragoza has enjoyed surgical dentistry tremendously and is the dental implant surgeon for the office.  In addition, Dr. Zaragoza has quickly become extremely proficient in surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth extractions, biopsies, bone augmentation procedures, treating ailing implants, and apicoectomies.  This aspect of her practice, in general, is also provided to patients and children with special needs. Her other dental strong points are cosmetic dentistry which includes: porcelain veneers, tooth colored fillings, porcelain crowns, and bridges.

In addition, Dr. Zaragoza holds certification in the 3M MIDI complete denture implant system and is an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.  She is also authorized by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to utilize Nitrous Oxide and to administer oral sedation to her pediatric and adult patients when necessary.

Credentials

Dr. Jovannellly Zaragoza-Mata is a member of the Laredo District Society, Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. She will be working towards a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

Dr. Ramiro Garcia Jr, DDS

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Saturday Appointments
Available Upon Request

Walk-Ins Welcome

Education

Dr. Garcia received his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2006 when he graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Credentials

Dr. Garcia is a member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.

Personal

Dr. Garcia is devoted to the well-being and oral health care of his patients and is committed to remaining informed and aware of the latest advancements in dentistry. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Garcia enjoys fishing, golf, and hunting.