Meet The Doctors


Dr. Rodolfo Vargas

Pediatric Dental Specialist

Dr. Rodolfo Vargas is a Pediatric Specialist who has practiced dentistry for over 30 years. He completed his dental and pediatric dental studies at the esteemed Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York in 1984 and 1986, respectively. 
 
Over the next 15 years or so, Dr. Vargas logged several accomplishments, including becoming an Assistant Professor and then Chairman of the Pediatric Department  at the University of San Carlos in his hometown of Guatemala City. He also started his own private practice and worked for several years in Chicago, before moving to Harlingen, Texas, where he has been living and working for the past 14 years.
 
When he’s not in the office, Dr. Vargas enjoys spending time with his wife and their dog, Duke. He's also a big sports fan and enjoys watching football, baseball, tennis and soccer. He loves the beach and makes an effort to visit South Padre Island whenever he can!   


Dr. Vanesa Guerra Clements

Dentist

Dr. Vanesa Guerra Clements was born in Harlingen and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley area. After graduating from Baylor University, Dr. Clements attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and earned her degree in Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Clements began practicing general dentistry in Dallas, Texas.  In the summer of 2011, she opened her private practice - Legacy Dental - in Brownsville, fulfilling a lifelong dream of returning home and serving those in her community. In 2019, she joined forces with Dr. Rodolfo Vargas and Dr. Maritza Chavez to open up Harlingen Heights Dental!     

Dr. Clements is committed to providing the best care possible for her patients and strives to stay up-to-date on the latest in dental health care. She has participated in numerous continuing education courses and attends several dental conferences throughout the country every year. She also is a member of the Rio Grande Valley Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Clements enjoys educating her patients on the benefits of oral hygiene and has attended a multitude of Career Day events at local schools.

Family time is important to Dr. Clements and she enjoys chasing after her two young kiddos. Her husband, Joseph, is the Vice President of Operations at both Legacy Dental and Harlingen Heights Dental. Dr. Clements also enjoys shopping, baking, listening to music and exercising. She is an avid runner who has participated (and won trophies) in several marathons, half marathons, and 5K events! 

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