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Monica Cuellar

Office Manager

I have worked for Valley OMS since 2002. I began my career in the insurance department and in 2019 I transitioned to Office Manager.

Working for Dr. Schwarz for over 19 years has been such a blessing. The people I work with are like my second family.  It has been so rewarding to see our VOMS family continue to grow. The knowledge that Dr. Schwarz has is so valuable to our community. Our patients are loved and well taken care of by our whole team. I look forward to many more years with Valley OMS.

In my downtime, I love to read, watch movies & shows, and love to travel. I have 2 kids, Ryder & Courtney, and have been married to my husband Carlos for 12 years.

Lizette Martinez

Dental Assistant & Patient Education

I have worked for Valley OMS since 2006. I am a treatment coordinator and primarily responsible for patient education. I am also the coordinator for Seattle Study Club of South Texas, which is led by Dr. Schwarz.

Veronica Cranford

Orthognathic Surgery Coordinator

I have been a part of the Valley OMS family since 1992.  I am so blessed to have cultivated amazing long-term relationships with my coworkers/friends and have learned so much from my experience here.  Outside of the office, I am a busy mom to a daughter who enjoys basketball and love spending time with my family.  I am also involved in my church as a volunteer in our First Impressions Team and small groups ministry. Working at Valley OMS enriches my day; I am happy to be part of a growing practice that puts effort into educating and caring for our patients.

This is my commandment: Love each other just as I have loved you.  John 15:12 NIV


Daisy Zuniga

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been part of the VOMS team since 2016. 

I initially started as a dental assistant student. I was fortunate to get a full-time position. I’m blessed to be part of a wonderful team. 

I enjoy going to the beach and spending time with my family.

Amanda Avalos

Registered Dental Assistant

I started working at Valley OMS in 2021. I like Reading books.  I am enjoying working with a friendly and awesome staff and doctors.

Yaneth Zuniga

Front Office Receptionist

Over the last eight years, I have been a member of this exceptional team; it has been a constant learning experience. I have blossomed and am currently the head receptionist and work with our insurance and billing department. I am blessed with a loving spouse and five amazing kids. We live in Edinburg, Texas. I love spending time with my family, and look forward to our weekends together jet skiing, fishing at the beach, and especially barbecuing on football weekends.  My motto to them and myself has always been to treat others as you wish to be treated.  I apply this motto here at Valley OMS, where I strive to attend to our patients with love, kindness and respect.


Athenea Moreno

Front Office Receptionist

I have been a part of the Valley OMS team since 2016. My responsibilities consist of scheduling, creating treatment plans, and receiving payment for treatment being administered. Working for Dr. Schwarz and alongside this team does not feel like a job, but a family coming together to create a safe space for our patients.

Ray Guajardo

Registered Dental Assistant

Born and raised in Weslaco, TX. I’m a car enthusiast, I love playing golf and I love my Dallas Cowboys.

I have been at Valley OMS since 2006. VOMS has a special place in my heart, it has brought me blessings, lessons and special people into my life. We are kind, we are joyful and we care for our patients. These are traits Dr. Schwarz has instilled not only into this practice but onto me personally.

Nancy Garcia

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a surgical assistant at Valley OMS since 2001 and it’s been a great learning experience for me. I’m very grateful to be part of an amazing team (more like a family) with such a great boss, Dr. Schwarz. I enjoy spending time with my family and painting in my spare time.


Camila Rodriguez

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been employed since 1999 at VOMS. My husband is Lee Rodriguez, I enjoy cooking, baking for family and friends, being outdoors, beach, biking and camping.

I have worked 18 years for Valley OMS and we all work together like one big family.  I enjoy helping and taking care of patients.  I see Dr. Schwarz as a strong leader and mentor for all of us and he presents a “hands on” work ethic which is very inspiring.

Lucia Tafich “Lucy”

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been with VOMS since December 2020.

My hobbies include Netflix, knitting reading and collecting all kind if cups. She likes to spend time with her pet family: Dot, Tachi, and Shadow. 

I been married for to my husband Jorge since 2012 and have been working in dental field since 2011.

In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my loved ones.

Miriam Ibarra

Registered Dental Assistant

I began in 2021 at Valley OMS and have enjoyed every second of it. A few of my hobbies include spending time with my family, or relaxing at home watching anime shows. As my first job as an RDA, I feel grateful to be part of such an amazing team. I love the knowledge and experience I am able to gain from amazing staff and Doctors.


Monica Quintanilla

Registered Dental Assistant

I have been a Registered Dental Assistant for 14years. I have been working for Valley OMS since 2021. My favorite hobbies are fishing, jogging, softball, and spending quality time with my family. I am extremely honored and blessed to be a part of the VOMS team. I love the fun and friendly work environment. 

Ester E. Alvarez

Registered Dental Assistant

I have worked for Valley OMS since 2017. Some of my hobbies include; reading, gardening, and the best of all is spending quality time with my grandchildren. What I enjoy about working for Valley OMS is the exceptional quality patient care that we all provide as a team.

Mara Cuevas

Receptionist / Front Office

I have worked for Valley OMS since 2018. Some of my hobbies are; reading, listening to music, and watching/listening to true crime podcasts and docuseries. What I like about working at Valley OMS is that it feels like you’re working with family, and you create bonds that are for a lifetime.


Melissa M. Cruz

Registered Dental Assistant

I am a registered dental assistant. In 2021, I became a part of VOMS family. Some hobbies that I enjoy doing are: going to the gym to focus on my fitness, spending time with my family and spending time outdoors. What I love about working at VOMS is diversity. We have so many amazing patients coming to our office and people working in our office. I love working with patients of all ages along with their unique different health issues that may come at hand. I enjoy working with all my colleagues at VOMS; we each have our own characteristics that sets us apart but we come together as a team. This is what I love about VOMS!

Cynthia Monroy

Registered Dental Assistant

I am a Registered Dental Assistant with Valley OMS since 2021. My Hobbies include: Reading, watching movies and anime, video games. Valley OMS is a great atmosphere. Everyone is kind and respectful and there is always something to learn every day.

Veronica Serna

 Registered Dental Hygienist

I’m a dental hygienist. I have been part of the VOMS team since 2016. I feel very blessed to be part of such a Wonderful practice and profession. 

Working at VOMS is like no other experience. I’ve had to transition from dental cleanings to preventive implant care and use of ND: Yag laser. My favorite part of working at VOMS is the patient care. I greatly enjoy helping transform patients’ smiles. Making sure each patient I see has a great experience makes all the difference to me.  

On my spare time I enjoy baking. My favorite cakes have got to be making Wedding and Quinceanera cakes. To me a cake is like my canvas where I can get as creative as the occasion calls for. I love paying attention to detail which I feel makes me a great baker and a great hygienist. I can’t wait to see you in our office. 


Dee Garcia

Insurance

I have been employed with Valley OMS collectively for 13 years. I enjoy reading theology, spending time with my kids and my husband. I love TV shows and travel. Psalm 51 is my go to prayer and I pray everyone I meet leave better about themselves & practice to be kind.

Tanya Garza

Receptionist / Scheduling

2003-2021

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