Dr. Rachel Harris Monteiro is the founder of River Oaks Dental and is a general dentist, providing comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. 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, who is 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.
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.
Abbie is part of our clinical team at River Oaks Dental and assists Dr. Monteiro chairside. Abbie graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in behavioral neuroscience and is currently applying to dental school to become a dentist! She has several years of experience in the dental field and has volunteered at the Sulzbacher Center dental clinic for 3 years, helping to provide much needed dental care to individuals in our community. She has also taken dental continuing education courses including topics such as dental sedation and integrative dental medicine. Abbie’s priority is always to exceed her patients’ expectations and to help them have great dental experiences! In her free time, Abbie likes running, spending time with her family, and traveling. Her favorite place she has traveled to is Palawan, Philippines, and she would love to visit Greece one day!