Meet the team

Meet the team

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Meet The team


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 one child, Noah, 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 one son, Noah. 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!


Rhonda is our warm and welcoming patient care coordinator. Whether she’s scheduling your first visit or greeting you when you arrive at the office, Rhonda makes sure you feel right at home at River Oaks Dental. Rhonda has worked in the medical field for 30 years and is Jacksonville native and longtime Callahan resident. She loves talking with her patients and getting to know them and their families. Rhonda fully understands the apprehension or anxiety you may have about going to the dentist, and knows just how to make you feel calm, relaxed, and confident about your dental experience. Outside of the office, Rhonda loves spending time with her family, baking, and doing crafts, and woodworking projects.

Our dental team is ready to serve the Jacksonville community with quality dental care. Contact us today to become a new patient and schedule your appointment for a general check-up, dental fillings, dental crowns, dentures, cosmetic dentistry, and more.

Patient care coordinator Rhonda
Dental Assistant Tina Portrait


Meet our friendly and knowledgeable dental assistant Tina!  After graduating from Andrew Jackson High School, she went directly into Florida College of Medical and Dental Assisting in Jacksonville to pursue a career in dentistry.  For the past 35 years, she has worked in every aspect of dentistry.  Tina says, “I finally found my forever dental home at River Oaks Dental.  I find it very rewarding working with Dr. Monteiro and staff who are very compassionate and caring about their patients.” 

Tina really enjoys witnesses her patients’ excitement about their new and healthy smiles.  Educating her patients about dentistry and making sure they are comfortable is one of her main priorities.  

Outside of dentistry, Tina enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach, and vacationing in the mountains.


Angeline is a member of our clinical team at River Oaks Dental and assists 

Dr. Monteiro chairside. Angie graduated from Florida State University in 2016 with a double degree in English (Editing, Writing, & Media) and Spanish Literature. After working in Public Relations for almost two years, she returned to school to complete science courses required for admissions to dental school. She is currently undergoing the application process and hopes to be a practicing dentist by 2025.  Angie loves all aspects of dentistry, and especially enjoys getting to know her patients and helping them feel at home at River Oaks Dental.  She is also passionate about educating her patients on the best ways to achieve and maintain oral health, and helping patients understand their treatment options.  

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, FL, 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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