Our Team of Professionals
Dr. Rabata’s goal as your dentist is to provide a safe, comfortable environment and to help you achieve improved oral health and a beautiful smile. He says “My patients are treated with the same open communication, consideration and concern as I would toward my own family. I look forward to meeting you!”
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 Weslaco 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.
As a hygienist, Javier enjoys educating and helping his patients understand how important their oral health is to their overall health. He is currently certified in nitrous monitoring as well as certified in using diode lasers for laser bacterial reduction, teeth whitening and to help with TMD relief. He is married and has three children.
Griselda is a valued member of the Weslaco Family Dentistry team. She obtained her Associates of Applied Sciences degree from TSTC and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2006.
Griselda really enjoys being a dental hygienist and gives her 100% to each patient as well as being the mother of twin girls who keep her busy.
She was honored with the Golden Scales Award from the TSTC Dental Hygiene Department in 2006 for her superior skills in dental hygiene procedures.
For five years, Jasmin was a dental assistant and is now our office manager. She says “I love working in the dental field because we help our patients bring up their self-esteem and feel more confident in themselves. We will go the extra mile to make sure our patients feel right at home and do our best to fulfill their dental needs.”