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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.


Registered Dental Hygienist & Assistant

Originally from Monterrey Mexico, Lisa Maria has been in the dental field since 2013. She recently graduated from Coastal Bend College and is now a Registered Dental Hygienist. 

She enjoys connecting with patients and is grateful to be a part of a team that encompasses the strength of influential women in the community. Lisa is eager to join the Coastal Bend community to improve the patient experience and clinical growth. She can’t wait to meet y’all!

Lisa and her fiance Joseph have two furry rescues. Outside of the office you can find them hiking, swimming, and exploring the beautiful greenery that the Hill Country has to offer.

Elizabeth, AKA: Beth the Local Tooth Fairy

Registered Dental Hygienist

 Beth has been a dental hygienist for 17 yrs. She worked part time and subbed in multiple Corpus Christi offices and is now full time with Dr. Pitarra . No bias, this office is a diamond in that patient care comes first! Beth is always advocating for her patients!

Beth loves spending time with her kids, loving on her 3 Goldendoodle babies, and traveling to College Station to visit her broke best friend.

After work, Beth hangs out with her young co-workers so they can keep her young and she can fill them with wisdom and love.

Passions and values: “Fear is just God wanting you to be closer to him.” Righter of Wrongs. Heart of a Lion, with the voice to go with it.  Very passionate about knowing her patients and making them feel comfortable and leave happy and missing her!


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!


Registered Dental Assistant

 Genesis was born and raised in south Texas.  She joined our team 1 year ago and has 3 years of experience as a dental assistant. She is highly motivated to learn and continue growing in the dental field! 

She loves working side by side with a strong group of hardworking women. Her favorite part about the dental office is the dental photography!  Fun Fact: Genesis has a collection of over 30 vintage cameras. Say cheese!

Outside the office, Genesis loves to read books and play video games. You can find her fishing in her spare time and spending time with her fur babies!