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Doctors and Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly dentists and staff who make Vista Ridge Dental the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Fort Worth.


Dr. John Avila

Dr. John Avila is a native Texan, born in Laredo and raised in San Antonio. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree at Texas A&M University, and then completed his dental training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Avila is a member of many dental organizations and does community work at Dental Health Arlington Clinic. When not helping patients with their dental needs, you will find him at home in the company of his wife Genevieve and their two children John Christian and Noët Ellesse. He enjoys going to church, cooking, karaoke, basketball, and tinkering on computers. Dr. Avila is legally qualified and licensed by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to practice Dentistry in the state of Texas.


Front Office Team

Our office manager, Samantha, is from Orange County NY and has been in the dental profession for 29 years.  She enjoys spending her free time with her husband and 3 children.  Rosie our insurance/appointment coordinator graduated from Everest College and has been in the dental field for 6 years.  She enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and 2 sons, cooking, and grilling.


Hygiene Team

Our hygiene team consists of Hannah and Erika.  Hannah is a native of Upstate NY.  She received her hygienist degree in 2011 from State University of NY at ECC in Buffalo and moved to Dallas in 2014.  She now loves living in Fort Worth.  In her free time, she likes to travel, hike, and kayak.  Erika is our hygienist assistant and has been in dentistry for 7 years.  She graduated from Kaplan College.  She loves spending time with her husband and dogs.  Her hobbies include outdoors hiking, fishing, and camping.


Clinic Team

Our clinic team is comprised of Dr. Avila and his lead dental assistant, Fatima.   Fatima is a native of Fort Worth and was also raised in Garden City, KS.  She graduated from Paschal High School and has attended both Ogle School and Kaplan College.  She was a hairstylist before discovering her interest in dentistry.  She has been a dental assistant for 6 years and enjoys traveling, learning about history, and spending time with her family and pets.