Harlingen Dentistry

Our Team

Ramos Boyd Dentistry

Our Harlingen Dental Team is committed to excellence in serving you, the dental patient. We each believe in the philosophy that each patient deserves comprehensive care in a courteous and caring environment.

Meet Our Team

Monica Ramos Boyd DDS

Dr. Ramos Boyd began practicing in 2009. She was raised in Harlingen, and was excited about returning home to practice dentistry in her community.  She received her dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Pan American.  

She treats adults and children, and performs the following procedures: cosmetic porcelain crowns and veneers, esthetic fillings, bleaching, root canals, minor oral surgery, preventive care, periodontal therapy, implant crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Ramos Boyd is always taking new patients, and will be happy to sit down with you and in a gentle, caring manner, design a treatment plan to give you the smile you want and deserve.  Dr. Ramos Boyd and her staff attend annual continuing education classes through the Texas Dental Association, The Seattle Study Club, Dentists Who Care, and the Dawson Academy.  Dr. Ramos Boyd is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. She was also named a 2019 Top Dentist as listed in Texas Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Ramos Boyd is married to Cory Boyd, LPC. They have one daughter and are expecting a baby in May.  She enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Harlingen.

James Burkholder D.D.S., M.I.C.O.I.

Dr. James Burkholder is no longer taking new patients.

Recently, I transferred my dental practice to Dr. Monica Ramos Boyd. She was my dental associate for 8 years, and has provided excellent treatment to her patients,
especially cosmetic and implant dentistry. She has completed the series of Dawson Academy Post Graduate courses. This is a similar course study to the L.D. Pankey continuums I took to learn full mouth comprehensive dentistry. I feel confident leaving you in her care upon my retirement.

I would like to thank all of my wonderful patients for trusting me to take care of you and your families over many years. I know you will enjoy Dr. Monica and our office team that has stayed with her during the transition. In my retirement, I will be traveling, painting, fishing, and playing in my band, The Retro Rockers.

Please always take care of your teeth and yourselves.

James Burkholder, DDS, MICOI

Dental Hygienists

Our dental office is proud of our Dental Hygienists, Brenda Martinez,RDH and Ginny Fite, RDH.  Both of our hygienists are trained in preventive care, placing sealants on children's and adult's permanent teeth, dental implant maintenance, and oral hygiene instruction. They specialize in preventive care, so they can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime.  Brenda and Ginny also have been trained in periodontal therapy, and can explain to you how periodontal disease starts, progresses, and can be healed.  They are gentle, and will make sure you are comfortable and relaxed during your cleanings.  Call our office for your cleaning today! 956-428-5566

Brenda Martinez RDH

I have been with Dr. Ramos Boyd and Dr. Burkholder since June 2014. I am one of the Registered Dental Hygienist and available to see patients Monday-Friday. I have over 6 years of experience in dental hygiene. I graduated from TSTC in May 2013 and am also Nitrous Oxide and Laser Therapy Certified. I enjoy being a RDH and making sure patient’s gums and teeth are in tip-top shape as well as educating each patient on how to maintain great oral hygiene. I became an RDH because a person’s smile is always the first thing I noticed when meeting someone new and I aspired to help create beautiful and healthy smiles. I chose Ramos Boyd Dentistry because every patient has a face; they’re not simply a number. In my off time I enjoy spending time with my children and being outdoors; whether it is mowing the lawn or taking a stroll around our neighborhood. I am a wife and proud mother of 3 daughters and 1 son. Most days are hectic, but we make the best out of each day.

Ginny Fite RDH

I have been with Dr. Ramos Boyd and Dr. Burkholder since February 2012 as a part time Registered Dental Hygienist. I am available to see patients each Wednesday and occasional Friday mornings. I have 34 years of experience in dental hygiene. I graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, and I am Nitrous Oxide certified. I became an RDH because my dentist as a child, Dr. Pope, was so kind and I loved him. When I was in 5th grade, he suggested I become an RDH because I had “pretty teeth,” and took good care of them. I chose Ramos Boyd Dentistry because our Doctors have a unique way of relating to their patients and staff. I love the style of dentistry they practice with a high standard of excellence. I feel as though I can grow here, and I pray that I can help this practice grow and become one of the best in the valley. During my off time; I love to cook, swim, bike and run as triathlon training, attend bible studies, spend precious time with my family, travel, read and care for our pets. My husband of over 27 years is a retired Army Officer and teaches JROTC at Weslaco East HS. We have 3 children; Sam who is married to Taylor and they blessed us with our first grandchild, Morgan Jean. Jenna is a student and Kevin is in the management team of Chick-Fil-A and helps with Grand Openings. We have several cats and a dog, Tami.

Front Office Coordinators

Our two front office coordinators will greet you and make sure that your appointments accommodate your personal schedule. They will also be at your service to explain and facilitate financial arrangements.

Jean Cook

I have been with Dr. Ramos Boyd and Dr. Burkholder since May 2015. I am one of the Front Office Coordinators and have 30 years of experience in the dental field. I started in the dental field in 1990 at Dyess Air Force Base. I assist with scheduling, confirming and explaining insurance benefits to patients. I chose Ramos Boyd Dentistry because I enjoy meeting new people and enjoy the personalized care each patient receives. I am a wife and proud mother of three children and grandmother to three granddaughters. I enjoy spending time at the beach with family.

Brean Bridge

I have been with Dr. Ramos Boyd and Dr. Burkholder since March 2017. I am one of the Front Office Coordinators and have over 5 years of experience in dental billing and coding. I handle VA vouchers and claims as well as private insurance and financial consultations regarding pending dental treatment plans. I enjoy my job because I like dealing with finances, the patient care aspect of the dental field and explaining individualized treatment plans. I chose Ramos Boyd Dentistry because of the friendly, welcoming staff and comprehensive, compassionate patient care. I am the mother to a beautiful 9 year old daughter who enjoys basketball & volleyball. During my off time; I work out, coach my daughter’s basketball & volleyball teams and watch Cowboys, Spurs and Rangers games.

Dental Assistants

Helping the Doctors with your dental care are three dental assistants. They will accompany you through the treatment to make sure you are comfortable, and that your questions are answered.

Lupita Rodriguez RDA

I have been with Dr. Ramos Boyd since January of 2019. I am a Registered Dental Assistant and I assist Dr. Ramos Boyd in patient care and treatment. I became an RDA in 1997. I chose to be a Dental Assistant because at an early age my parents would take me to see my Dentist and I saw that a Dentist could help get patients out of pain and give them great smiles as well. I am a wife and mother to 2 beautiful children. On my off time I like to travel, spend time with my kids and workout.

I chose Ramos Boyd Dentistry because of the excellent reputation for patient care and the family like bond between employees. Working at Ramos Boyd Dentistry has been a blessing and I am so grateful to be a part of the team.

Donna Olivarez RDA, CDA

I have been with Dr. Ramos Boyd and Dr. Burkholder since September 2012. I am a Registered Dental Assistant/Certified Dental Assistant and I assist the Doctors with treatment and patient education. I am Nitrous Oxide and X-ray certified. I became a RDA/CDA in California in 1975. I decided to become a RDA/CDA at an early age because of my great dental experiences as a child. I assisted in instructing future dental assistants at TSTC from 2002-2010. I chose Ramos Boyd Dentistry because of the great reputation Dr. Burkholder and Dr. Ramos Boyd have in the community. I have two sons, 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I like to spend time with my grandchildren watching movies and supporting them in their extracurricular activities. I love to travel and explore new countries and make new friends. My favorite is Scotland and California to visit friends and family.

Elia Solis RDA

I have been with Ramos Boyd Dentistry since November 2017. I am one of the Registered Dental Assistants and I assist Dr. Ramos Boyd with treatment and patient education. After 15 years with Southwest Airlines; I chose to become an RDA in 2014 and have since completed the Dental Hygiene program at TSTC and am awaiting licensing board testing. During my time off I enjoy spending time with my 3 children at the beach and taking road trips with friends. I also enjoy fishing and attending my children’s sporting/cheer events.

I chose Ramos Boyd Dentistry because I did my clinical rotations at this office and enjoyed the family like environment with patients and my coworkers.

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