Rafael Ricardo Ramirez, DDS aka Dr. Rick, was born in Laredo, Texas in l957. He was raised in a predominantly farming and ranching community of Hebbronville, Texas. Dr. Rick graduated from Hebbronville High School in l975 and received his undergraduate degree, but completed his degree requirements in December of l979 at St. Mary's University. He went on to get his doctorate degree in 1984 from UTHSCSA.
In July of 1984 Dr. Rick opened up his practice in San Antonio, six months later he opened up a satellite office in his hometown of Hebbronville. Dr. Rick has always had a vision of serving an area of need; he is the only dentist in Hebbronville and surrounding areas. Growth and development of the Hebbronville practice kept Dr. Rick constantly on the move. By this time, he and his wife Carmen were sharing the responsibility of 4 daughters, a ranching operation, and two fully developed dental practices in cities 160 miles apart.
In September of 2001, Dr. Rick earned his Fellowship within the Academy of General Dentistry (F.A.G.D.). He continues to participate in and develop his continuing education certifications with office and personnel development seminars.
Having outgrown the Hebbronville, office, Dr. Rick sought out the abandoned medical clinic of his great uncle and purchased it from his cousin. He completely restored and remodeled his uncle's clinic. He since has taken on an associate to pick extra days in Hebbronville to better serve the growing community. He opened his new doors in February of 2008.
Aside from the practice of dentistry, Dr. Rick's passion and leisure time are spent running his cow/calf operation in Duval and Starr Counties, working with his quarter horses and keeping up with his wife and daughters.
B.S. St. Mary's Chemistry and Biology 1979
UTHSCSA DDS 1984
Fellowship within the Academy of General Dentistry FAGD 2001
"Every time I go to this Dental Clinic I am greeted by professionals in a warm business climate and receive top notch service! I absolutely recommend Dr. Ramirez and his team of excellent providers, give them a try and you will be happy you did!! Thank you for another great visit!!!"
January 25, 2023
"Very positive experience. Virtually no waiting. Dr. Ramirez is kind, professional, and he listens to his patients.
Perspective; I used to hate dental exams and regarded my appointments as a necessary evil. Dr. Ramirez and his staff have helped me work past my aversion to dental offices. "
January 19, 2023
January 18, 2023
"Excellent service "
January 4, 2023
"I have been going to Dr. Ramirez for 20 years and always get an outstanding treatment; the staff is very courteous and very reliable. "
December 22, 2022
"Dr. Ramirez is efficient, knowledgeable, patient, very courteous, & polite. Skillful, knows his trade, listens to the patient's issues patiently, & explains the treatment he's going to provide clearly & succinctly. Excellent customer service. Oh! Yes, and charming - always smiling.
His staff equally commendable."
December 12, 2022
"Awesome staff and awesome Dr.!!! Will not change one thing!! They are very patient and explain everything. They also do payments for dental work which is awesome!!"
December 7, 2022
"Amazing service from all the staff "
December 3, 2022
"Always a great experience with Dr Ramirez and the fantastic staff that part of his team!"