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Meet Our Friendly Dental Team

Sonya, Office Manager & Treatment Coordinator

Office Manager and Treatment Coordinator Sonya Sonya has worked in the world of dentistry for 30 years and counting, and she’s proud to now be supporting a doctor she believes in to help every patient achieve the smile they’ve always wanted! She has undergone extensive training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute, as well as through the Dr. Dick Barnes Group regarding comprehensive treatment and full mouth rehabilitation.

Originally from the Arlington area, Sonya now lives in Corpus Christi. She and her husband Mark have been married for over 30 years and have a grown daughter named Meg. Outside of the practice, she is an avid baker and loves making desserts for local restaurants on the island! If money was no issue, she’d be torn between owning as many dogs as possible and traveling all over the world.

Diana, Hygiene Coordinator

Hygiene Coordinator DianaOriginally from Robstown, Diana studied at Del Mar College. Today, what she enjoys most about her position here at the practice is building strong relationships with patients and spending quality time with her amazing coworkers!

Diana has been married for nearly 40 years and has three adult children, as well as six grandchildren. When she isn’t busy at the practice, you can often find her fishing, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Raquel, Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist RaquelRaquel earned her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Del Mar College in 1994. She joined our office in 2008 and has 25 years of experience in the dental field. This dedication to her profession benefits our patients and our staff. She enjoys building relationships with people and especially loves seeing patients commit to good oral heath.

Raquel and her husband have two wonderful children named Kelliinez and Daniel. When she’s not improving patients’ smiles, she enjoys spending time with her family, staying active, and traveling.

Shivani, Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist ShivaniShivani has been in the dental field since 2014. Originally from Harker Heights, TX, Shivani attended Concorde College and now calls Corpus Christi home! She loves spending one-on-one time with patients and getting to know them personally. She enjoys helping them find ways to improve their smiles and their overall health. 

When she's not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. You can find her and her husband traveling often as well as working out, playing soccer, trying new cuisines, and generally maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Veronica, Registered Dental Assistant

Registered Dental Assistant VeronicaVeronica has been in the dental field since 2008. She enjoys assisting Dr. Pitarra and attending to our patients with the utmost care. Veronica is the one that will figuratively or literally hold your hand and keep you calm throughout your procedure. She is super sweet and all our patients love her! She is constantly working on ways to improve the patient experience. 

Veronica is happily married with four children. When she has free time, she enjoys going fishing (even though she never catches anything) and camping. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves working on arts & crafts projects.

Nellie, Registered Dental Assistant

NellieAs a native to Corpus Christi, Nellie joins our team with 8 years of experience. After graduating from the Incarnate Word Academy, she attended Del Mar College. Every day, she loves getting to work with our all-girl dental team and interact with our amazing patients. Out of all the tasks she performs for our practice, she prefers making temporary crowns.

Nellie has a son named Benjamin and is engaged to marry Leo. Away from the office, she spends her time running, playing tennis, kayaking, cruising, and cooking. She also knows how to knit and is always interested in trying new things.