Meet the team

Jacksonville Dentist

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Dr. Rachel Monteiro


Dr. Rachel Harris Monteiro is the founder of River Oaks Dental and is a general dentist in Jacksonville, providing comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages in her hometown. Dr. Monteiro graduated from The Bolles School, and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Florida. She then attended dental school at the University of Louisville, where she graduated with honors.

Dr. Monteiro has a true passion for dentistry. If she’s not treating a patient, she’s reading dental journals or taking continuing education courses to be able to provide the best and most up to date care for her patients. She treats patients of all ages (her youngest patients are infants, and her oldest is 103). Dr. Monteiro strives to provide the most relaxing, comfortable, and positive dental experience possible for all patients. She has taken advanced education to safely provide sedation for her patients and is a member of DOCS, a leading organization for dental sedation. Dr. Monteiro has also earned her Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists after completing her implant training through the University of Florida. She is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, and Guild of Dental Scholars.

Dr. Monteiro is married to Marco, the co-founder and business manager of River Oaks Dental. They have two children, Noah and Juliana, and two dogs, Juneau and Periwinkle. As a fifth generation Jacksonville resident, Dr. Monteiro loves her city and actively gives back to her community. She volunteers at Mission of Mercy and Sulzbacher Center to provide dental care to those in need, and is a board member of the River Garden Foundation.

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Marco Monteiro

Marco is the co-founder and business manager of River Oaks Dental. Marco is a Jacksonville native, graduating from Bishop Kenny High School and completing his undergraduate studies at Jacksonville University. He then earned his MBA with a focus on Healthcare Management at Sullivan University in Louisville, Kentucky. Marco loves seeing our patients smile and ensures that you have a wonderful experience at River Oaks Dental. From filing your insurance claims to reviewing your treatment and finance options, Marco makes sure you are well taken care and able to achieve your oral health goals. Marco is also our on-site handyman and IT guy!

Marco is married to Dr. Rachel Monteiro and together they have two kids-Noah and Juliana. In his free time Marco enjoys spending time with his family, playing with his dogs, woodworking, and working on his car.  He is also a pro on the grill and can fix just about anything!

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Rachel A.

Rachel is our amazing dental hygienist.  Rachel graduated from Florida State College at Jacksonville’s Dental Hygiene program in 2007.  With 16 years of experience, Rachel brings a unique combination of knowledge, experience, and compassion for patients.  Rachel is a proud Navy wife, and enjoys spending time with her husband and her fur babies.  Rachel loves watching movies and series on Netflix.  When she’s not working on keeping your smile beautiful and healthy, you’re likely to find her catching waves on the boogie board at the beach, fishing, kayaking, and jet-skiing. 

Click here to watch Rachel’s interview for October’s Dental Hygiene month!


Tisa is one of our fantastic hygienists at the office. She graduated from the dental hygiene program at Florida State College of Jacksonville in 2023. Tisa takes pride in being able to build relationships with her patients, as well as being able to care for and help them to maintain a healthy smile. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, and two dogs Daisy and Dasha. She also enjoys running, watching movies, and cheering on her favorite college football team, the Iowa Hawkeyes!
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Angie L

Angie is our multi-talented dental assistant. She strives to provide excellent care to all of her patients and to have fun while doing so! Originally from Colombia, Angie speaks Spanish and English. She is also our resident DJ, preferring country or 80’s music! When she’s not assisting Dr. Monteiro and ensuring the office is running smoothly, Angie enjoys spending time with husband and working out at the gym.


Drew is one of our wonderful dental assistants. Drew graduated in 2023 from the University of Florida with a major in chemistry. He is passionate about making your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible. He is currently in the process of applying to dental schools around the country. In his free time, he loves to be out on the boat or cheering on the Jaguars and Gators!

Dr. Cindy Hernandez

Dr. Cindy Hernandez is our visiting/observing dentist from Peru. She graduated in 2021 from University San Martin de Pores in Lima, Peru with a degree in Dental Surgery. She immigrated to the US with her husband and is currently working on validating her dental degree to become a dentist in the United States. You may see Dr. Hernandez assisting Dr. Monteiro, helping in the lab, or observing an appointment. She is passionate about providing compassionate care to patients and learning about all aspects of dentistry. At home, she loves spending time with her cat Luna.
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Angie T.

Angie started at River Oaks Dental as a dental assistant trainee, and is now in her  third year of dental school at the Univeristy of Louisville School of Dentistry where she is studying to become a dentist.  Even though you won’t find her in the office anymore, Angie is still a part of the River Oaks Dental team.  She uses her background in marketing and degree in English to maintain our social media accounts and write blog posts for our website (Check it out here!)

Angie loves all aspects of dentistry, especially getting to know her patients.  She is also passionate about educating patients on the best ways to achieve and maintain oral health, and helping patients understand treatment options.  Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, Angie loves to be by the ocean.  She is scuba certified and a running enthusiast who completes at least three half marathons a year. 

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