About Us

Erin Palacios D.D.S.

Dr. Erin Palacios


Dr. Erin Palacios is a McAllen native. She was raised in McAllen and later moved to Edinburg where she graduated from Edinburg North High School. She went on to attend the University of Texas Pan American now known as UTRGV where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Following her undergraduate training she was accepted and attended Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry now known as Texas A&M Health Science Center Dental School in Dallas Texas.

She returned home after graduating in 2008 and is currently the owner of two dental offices Valley Dental Group in Edinburg Texas, and Valley Smiles in Pharr Texas, where she currently practices. 

Dr. Palacios has been involved with many projects and Non-Profits in the Upper Valley including serving on the Board of Junior League of McAllen twice as a member of the board before going on to become the current President Elect of the non-profit organization. She has also served on the Board for IMAS and her Neighborhood Association. As well as volunteered for and been recognized by “Dentists Who Care” a non-profit organization that provides free dental care to children who would otherwise not receive needed care.

Dr. Palacios currently lives in McAllen with her husband of 13 years, Eugene a Transportation Engineer & BBQ aficionado, and her fur-baby Woody. She enjoys fishing, traveling and sharing her husband’s delicious BBQ with Family & Friends. 

Monica Cordova D.D.S.

Dr. Monica Cordova


Dr. Monica Cordova grew up in Edinburg and graduated from Edinburg High School. She attended the University of North Texas and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She then moved to Dallas and attended Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. 

Dr. Cordova is a member of several professional organizations. She enjoys staying active, spending time with family and friends, exploring and learning about the RGV, frequent trips to South Padre Island and spending time with her fur-baby Roxanna.

Valley Smiles Staff

Our Dental Team

Meet our amazing dental assistant team! 

(Pictured from L-R) Rose Alvarez, RDA, Melissa Muniz, RDA, Anabel Alvarez, RDA, and Alma Gonzalez, RDA. Not pictured  Karla Arzola, RDA.