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About Us

Our experienced team stands committed to providing quality patient care in a caring environment. We believe that the reason so many people of the Rio Grande Valley chose Southern Family Dental as their dental home is because of our outstanding team and our commitment to you. Our focus is always on what is right for the individual patient.
Our practice prides itself on providing excellent dental care at competitive prices to deliver optimal results; beautiful, healthy, and confident smiles!
Our practice offers patients a full-range of general and cosmetic dental services, from routine check-ups to complete smile makeovers. We practice conservative, proactive dentistry utilizing the latest in dental technology. Your comfort is always a primary concern.Our office has a soothing, serene atmosphere to ensure that each visit, regardless of the procedure, is free of stress and anxiety.
We pride ourselves on providing the same level of dental care we would offer our families.
The first step towards a beautiful smile and a lifetime of good oral health is to schedule an appointment. Our office works with Medicaid, CHIPS, Medicare, VA services as well as numerous Insurance Carriers. For your convenience, we offer a variety of payment options. Call or email Southern Family Dental today to schedule your appointment. We look forward to serving you for years to come!

Dr. Javier Omar De La Garza

Dr. De La Garza was born and reared in the Rio Grande Valley. One thing he is most proud of, after making beautiful smiles, is graduating with the Mighty Donna Redskins  Class of 1995. He was selected by Marquette Dental School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after only attending UT-RGV for three years. A very rare and prestigious accomplishment. He graduated dental school in 2003.

He returned to the Valley where he has been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. De La Garza and his staff attend continuing education every year and stay on top of the latest advancements in dentistry. He is well regarded by his colleagues and works with multiple specialists to provide excellence for his patients. His office has been voted Best Dental Clinic by the community year after year.

He married his college sweetheart Vicky Padilla (Weslaco Panther Class of 1994) in 1999. They have two children Ben and Gaby, both are studying at the University of Texas in Austin. In his spare time Dr. De La Garza enjoys following all things UT Austin! He tries to attend every home game. He is an active member at Calvary Church in McAllen. In his 20 years back in the Valley he has served countless roles in different community organizations and boards, including Scout Master in Boy Scouts of America Troop 2022, Presidential Volunteer Service Award Certifying Organization under President Trump and President Biden, and most recently appointed by the City of McAllen to an advisory role.


Dr. Natalie Garza

Dr. Natalie Garza was born in McAllen, Texas and raised across multiple cities in our great Lone Star State including McAllen, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio. While attending McAllen Memorial High School she competed in track and gained acceptance into the Dental Early Acceptance Program at the University of Texas-Pan American. There she graduated Summa Cum Laude and served as President of the Pre-Dental Society. After completing her undergraduate studies in only three years, Dr. Garza proceeded on to graduate dental school from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2015. The following year she was selected as one of only four dentists to attend General Practice Residency at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston where she trained in the dental treatment of medically compromised and special needs patients.

Dr. Garza is married to Julian Cortez, IV a Harlingen native and UTPA baseball alumn. Once returning to the Rio Grande Valley they settled in Weslaco and established their family. Today they have two beautiful daughters, Gianna Bella and Mila Monique, as well as their fur baby, Oakley.



Our Services


Cleanings & Oral Exams

To keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease

Crowns & Bridgework

To replace lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth

Dental Implants

For replacement teeth


To remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved



To restore decayed teeth

Inlays and onlays

Oral Cancer Screenings

To detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early



To give you the straight teeth you’ve always wanted

Removable Dentures

To help you smile again

Preventative Dentisry

Porcelain Veneers


To help prevent cavities

Ultrasonic Cleanings if needed

TMD Treatment

For pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing

Tooth Decay Prevention

So you keep your natural teeth as long as possible

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