Our friendly team of highly-experienced staff works hard to provide the best possible care to patients of all ages. We treat our patients like our family, and work to understand their needs. We look forward to meeting you!
Willow Park Family Dentistry
Meet Our Team
Meet Our Team
Dr. Rita Okugbaye, DMD
Dr. Rita earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) from Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 2011. She has been practicing in Alvarado, Texas since 2013 and in Willow Park, Texas since 2017. As a dentist, patient satisfaction and providing quality care are her ultimate goals.
Dr. Rita and her husband, Dr. Ese Okugbaye, enjoy spending time with their two sons and one daughter. In addition, Dr. Rita enjoys music, art, and gardening.
Dr. Ese Okugbaye, DDS
Dr. Ese earned his Bachelor’s in Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from New York University College of Dentistry in 2009. He has been practicing dentistry in Alvarado, Texas since 2012 and in Willow Park, Texas since 2017. He enjoys communicating with patients and finding out precisely what they want and how he can help.
Dr. Ese enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Rita, and their lovely kids. Together they enjoy traveling, camping, and watching TV. In his spare time Dr. Ese also enjoys reading biographies.
Megan, RDA/Office Manager
Born in New Mexico but raised in Texas, Megan considers Texas her home. She graduated from Remington College in 2017 and has been with Willow Park Family Dentistry ever since. Megan got into the dental field because her grandmother, one of her biggest supporters, suggested the dental assistant program. Megan enjoys helping patients and especially loves making them smile. One highlight of her job is seeing kids get excited that they have no cavities.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys getting together with her family for dinners or game/movie nights. She has two little fur babies, Maxwell and Starlet, who love to go on walks and cuddle with their momma. Megan also loves to read, cook, play with her niece, and bake with her cousin
Emily, Administrative Assistant
Emily was born and raised in Brock, Texas. She has been working in the Medical Reception field for the last several years and loves greeting and getting to know our patients.
In her spare time, Emily works as a Plus-Size Model and a body positive activist; she also owns her own pastry business.
Joycelyn graduated from Concorde Career College in 2017 and has been with Willow Park Family Dentistry since 2018. She likes to say that she didn’t choose the dental assistant life, it chose her. The best part of her job is being able to take someone out of pain and bring a smile to their face in just one appointment. Joycelyn believes that you can take someone’s fear of the dentist away with just a little patience.
Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her husband and two dogs.
Erica graduated from UTA in Arlington, Texas, and has been with Willow Park Family Dentistry since 2017. She loves helping patients become confident about their smile.
In her free time she loves spending time with her daughter and family and listening to her favorite music, 80’s rock.
Angel grew up in the Alvarado area and went to Venus High School. Following that, she attended Tarleton College and UTA, and graduated from Concord Dental School. She has been with Willow Park Family Dentistry since 2017, but has been in the Dental Field since 2010. Because she remembers growing up insecure and unhappy with her own teeth, Angel’s goal is to help people look and feel good about themselves. She also loves working with kids and has a talent for making scary situations seem not so scary.
Outside of work, Angel enjoys spending time with her four kids, reading, and playing video games.
What Our Patients Are Saying
Here’s what our patients have to say about Willow Park Family Dentistry.
Looking forward to seeing her again! Prior to seeing Dr. Okugbaye, my mouth was in terrible shape. Now it’s all clean and cavity-free!
Dr. Okugbaye and the rest of the team are so knowledgeable and care so much about my comfort. I have been here a handful of times and have never waited more than 10 minutes past my appointment time to be seen.
Good job and excellent bedside manner as usual. Dr. Okugbaye was thorough. I will definitely come back for my regular check-up!