Our Team of Professionals
Dr. Carlos Diaz, D.D.S., R.G.D.T. received dental degrees from the Universidad Evangelica de El Salvador and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He has 10 years experience practicing dentistry and is well-versed in all phases of dentistry and offers comprehensive dental care for all ages. Dr. Diaz says, “As my part, you can expect a systematic treatment plan, customized to your specific needs, which is based on cordiality, honesty, dedication, and experience.”
Dr. Kapoor moved to New York when she was 12 years old. Her father worked for the U.S. Aid and was stationed in Afghanistan, which is where she was born. She decided to be a dentist when she was 10 years old because she really liked her dentist. When she was 15 years old she decided to become a periodontist because her mom had periodontal disease and refused to see a periodontist. This urge to help her mom has bloomed into a career that she is passionate about. She treats every patient with the same care that she gave to her mom.
Dr. Kapoor now lives on a ranch near Austin, Texas. Her other passion is cooking. She has started a cooking blog (cookingwithloveandspices.com) and teaches cooking classes. She is using her cooking venture to support the local producers and food bank.
Dr. Kapoor has 27 years of experience in periodontal care. She takes care of our patients both in Austin and here in the valley. She has been serving our patients at Harlingen Family Dentistry since 2011. She also sees our Brownsville Family Dentistry patients in the Harlingen office.
After graduating from Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery in 1986, Dr. Kapoor completed a one-year hospital residency at the Ann Arbor V. A., and then a three-year periodontal internship at Ohio State University.
Since her post-doctoral graduation in 1990, Dr. Kapoor continues to take advanced courses to keep up with the latest technology and procedures in the field of periodontics.
Lisa is a 2004 graduate of Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. She got her start practicing as a dental hygienist in San Antonio. Lisa takes pride in the service she provides to each and every patient. After many years in the field, she strives to learn new techniques to better serve them. She is married with two young daughters and enjoys all the perks the valley has to offer.
Luz has been a dental assistant since 2010 and joined our team in 2016. She is certified in nitrous, sealants and pit and fissure. She is committed to providing the best patient care and service. She is happily married with chiidren who brighten her every day. In her spare time, she loves spending time with friends and family.
Irina Yanez is a Registered Dental Assistant in the state of Texas. She graduated from Brownsville Dental Assistant School in early 2018. At the moment, she is also a student at Texas State Technical College majoring in Biology. Originally from Ukraine, Irina enjoys living in the Rio Grande Valley and is fond of local cultures and traditions.
Walter has been in the dental field starting in 2017. He has graduated from University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. He recently completed a Certificate of Public Health from UT Health. He obtained his Dental Assistant Certificate from Harlingen Family Dentistry’s DATS program. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends, family, and three dogs.
As the Office Manager, Brenda greatly enjoys dedicating herself to her patients and staff. “When you first walk into our office, you can expect a warm and welcoming environment.” When not in the office, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two cats, and family. She also loves performing with the local mariachi group, Mariachi Margaritas, BBQing, and traveling.
Jessica, as the receptionist for the office enjoys greeting patients with a smile and making them feel welcome. She graduated from STVT as a Registered Dental Assistant in December 2017. When not in the office she enjoys spending time with her two daughters and family. They love going to the library, parks, and greatly enjoy BBQing come the weekend.