Dr. Ray is originally from Arizona and from a “family” of dentists which include her father, husband, brother, brother-in-law, and two sisters-in-law! Dr. Ray’s passion for dentistry originates in her growing up and helping at her father’s oral surgery practice.
Dr. Ray completed her undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego in California, where she graduated Cum Laude. She relocated to Texas when accepted to the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. Dr. Ray distinguished her academic career at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry with two Clinical Excellence Awards and a Comprehensive Dentistry Award.
Upon graduation from dental school, she was selected for the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the VA hospital in Temple, TX. This advanced training emphasized IV and oral sedation, implant surgery, and periodontal surgical techniques. Dr. Ray’s training, experience and confidence in the areas of surgery and sedation help make our dental office a true center for dentistry in Garden Ridge.
Dr. Ray is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, San Antonio District Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. She is currently a Director of the San Antonio Fellowship Exchange Study Club for New Dentists in San Antonio through the Texas Academy of General Dentistry.
When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ray enjoys spending time with her husband Ramón who is also a dentist! When they are not working, they love exploring San Antonio with their dog. Dr. Oliva Ray enjoys yoga, hiking, and reading – especially mystery novels. Both Drs. Ray look forward to welcoming their first child in the fall of 2021!