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Dental Team – Corpus Christi, TX

Get to Know Your Dental Family

Dr. Pitarra is incredibly grateful to have such a hardworking and passionate team by her side to give patients the coordinated and considerate care that they deserve. As you get comfortable with our dental office, we hope that you take a moment to learn more about the dedicated support staff, hygienists, and dental assistants that make the care that Dr. Pitarra provides possible. They can’t wait to meet you as well as learn about your personal dental preferences and needs.


Dental hygienist Diana

Insurance Coordinator

Originally from Robstown, Diana studied at Del Mar College. Today, what she enjoys most about her position here at the dental office 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 dental office, you can often find her fishing, gardening, and spending quality time with her family and friends.


Dental hygienist Raquel

Hygiene Coordinator & Registered Dental Hygienist 

Raquel earned her Associate Degree in Applied Science from Del Mar College in 1994. She joined our dental office in 2008 and has 25 years of experience in the dental field. This dedication to her profession benefits our patients and our staff in the front office and also as a dental hygienist. She enjoys building relationships with people and especially loves seeing patients commit to good oral health.

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.


Dental hygienist Shivani

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shivani 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 dental 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.


Dental assistant Nellie

Registered Dental Assistant

As a native to Corpus Christi, Nellie joined the team in 2019. She is a graduate from Incarnate Word Academy. She then attended Del Mar College. Every day, she loves getting to work with our all-girl dental team and interacting with our amazing patients. Out of all the tasks she performs for our dental office, she prefers making temporary crowns and helping others.

Nellie has one son named Benjamin and a dog named Rebecca. Away from the dental office, she spends her time walking her dog, reading, kayaking, listening to music, and cooking. She also likes to country dance and loves to learn new things.


Registered Dental Assistant

Allie has been in the dental field for roughly five years now. She is always positive and bringing good vibes to the dental office. She is extremely loyal to our doctors and super sweet with all of her patients! They love her gentle touch :) 

In an office of two assistants for two doctors, Allie keeps the schedule flowing smoothly and keeps the patients happy. If there's anything you need, she is more than happy to help. You can always count on our beautiful, fun, spunky Allie!


Dental Hygienist

Victoria was born and raised right here in Corpus Christi! After graduating from high school, she continued her studies at Del Mar College and Coastal Bend College. Now, she is laser certified and has several years of experience under her belt. Throughout her time in the dental field, her favorite aspect of her job has remained the same: the ability to care for others.

Outside the office, Victoria loves spending time with her husband, their son, and their fur babies. As a family, they enjoy going on walks in the evening and traveling to be anywhere near the water. Here’s a fun fact about her: she has six dogs!