Our Team

Our Doctors

Our team at Montgomery Plaza Dental works together to provide our patients with the best care possible. Our goal is to keep our patients comfortable and healthy! Each member of our staff has years of experience in their respective field. We strive to make each of our patient’s experiences with us easy, comfortable and individualized! Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home!

Meet Dr. John Rubin

DrJohnRubinJohn Rubin, D.D.S., has been practicing the art of cosmetic and restorative dentistry since 1981. He graduated from the distinguished University of Texas Dental School in Houston which consistently ranks among the top dental schools in the country. Dr. Rubin attained specialized training at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies and the Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education.

Dr. Rubin’s first practice was in Downtown Fort Worth in a corner of the Radio Shack Tower. He became known as the ‘Downtown Dentist.’ In 2006 Dr. Rubin moved the practice to a more convenient location for his patients, to the centrally located Montgomery Plaza. “I wanted a location that gave my patients fast and easy access and parking near my door,” said Dr. Rubin. The Montgomery Plaza building holds a lot of history of Fort Worth. It opened in 1928 and introduced a huge retail scene to the city. It is now an iconic feature of our skyline. However, over the years, the retail scene changed and the Plaza was redeveloped into a multi-purpose residential and entertainment center that also houses small business practices including our dental practice.

Dr. Rubin regularly completes advanced courses in dentistry. Staying up to date on the latest technologies is very important to him so he can continue to ensure his patients receive the highest care possible. He has accrued hundreds of continuing education hours and studies with lead doctors in the dentistry field. Dr. Rubin is skilled in bonding, cosmetic dentistry, restorative treatment, invisalign braces, and implants.

Dr. Rubin was recently featured in Fort Worth Texas Magazine as one of the “Top Docs of the Metroplex.”

Dr. Rubin’s Philosophy

Dental health and aesthetics are inseparable. Whatever we do to improve your health must also improve your appearance and sense of yourself. I want my patients to benefit not only from my technical abilities, but also from my ability to see what they really should look like at their best.

Recognized by DFW topDentists

Based on an exhaustive peer-review survey of dentists and medical specialists throughout Texas,  listings on topDentists cannot be purchased (and no payment is required to be listed); therefore, inclusion in topDentists is considered a singular honor.  Montgomery Plaza Dental is proud and honored that in 2017, Dr. John Rubin has achieved this distinction and recognition, and continues to bring the highest level of quality health care as one of the best dentists in Fort Worth.

Dr. Rubin is a member of these professional organizations:


  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, AACD
  • American Dental Association, ADA
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Ft. Worth District Dental Association
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, DOCS

Dr. Rubin is a native of Fort Worth. He and his wife, Meg, have a young adult daughter and son, and two dogs. He is an avid sportsman and enjoys outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, fishing and biking.

Dr. Jim Tate


DDS from University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
– clinical training in oral surgery
– clinical training in IV sedation

My name is James Tate but most people call me Jim. My older brother and I were born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma by our wonderful mother and father. After graduating from high school I attended the University of Oklahoma, and graduated with a dual degree in chemistry and biochemistry. Dental school was always the ultimate goal of my undergraduate studies, and I was fortunate enough to attend the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry graduating in 2015. Boomer Sooner! Following graduation from dental school with my DDS, I pursued additional training in clinical oral surgery and IV sedation at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.

My passion for clinical oral surgery really began during my 2nd year of dental school while on a mission trip with the Christian Dental Society in Treasure Beach, Jamaica. Continuing my relationship with the Christian Dental Society and beginning to lead other teams of dental students is something I hope to be a part of in the future.

In my spare time I love to play and watch basically any sport. If there is a game going on I’m there! I enjoy supporting my Alma Mater, particularly on Saturdays in the fall. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially now that I’m going back to this part of the world! I have a 3 year old Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Fitzgerald who has been my buddy through thick and thin, and has crossed the country twice with me now.

My favorite part of dentistry is having an instant impact on someone’s life. Whether a patient is in pain, has a functional deficit, or an aesthetic concern, as a dentist I can help solve the problem. On a personal level one of the things that attracted me to dentistry was the chance to be a part of a team. I have always played team sports and a dental office parallels sports in many many ways. In order to ensure patients enjoy their time in the office and have their goals met every member of the team has their role to play.

Meet Our Team

High quality dental care for our patients would not be possible without our great team. Our staff is dedicated, caring, and committed to serving our patients. Each member of the team is highly skilled in their field of expertise. When you visit our office you can be confident that our front desk team will not only greet you with a smile, but work with you to deal with your insurance company. Our assistants will provide exceptional chairside manner. Our dental
hygienists have over 25 years of hygiene experience and have completed hundreds of hours of continuing education. We love what we do and hope it shows. We are always smiling, doing our best to make your visit as comfortable as possible, and have fun. Yes, fun, at a dental office! Your dental health is in good hands with John Rubin, D.D.S. and the staff at Montgomery Plaza Dental.


Teresa Hooper
Clinic Administrator

Born and raised in a small town out in west Texas, Teresa has been working with Dr. Rubin since April 2008.

She continually strives to grow both personally and professionally, and has attended motivational training seminars from some of the top speakers in the country.  Her personal favorite was Zig Ziglar. The motto she most lives by is “You can get everything you want out of life by helping enough other people get what they want!”

Teresa loves playing with her 4 grand-kids, going camping, and fishing whenever she gets the chance.

“Most rewarding for me is building great relationships with our terrific patients – so they know we’ll take great care of them!”


Kathy Hardesty
Insurance Coordinator

Born in Pecos,  Kathy grew up in the Rio Grande Valley, and joined our team in June of 2016.

Her certification and training include Productive Dentist Academy, Invisalign, and CPR.

Kathy enjoys time with family, reading, and watching movies.

One of the things she finds most rewarding is working with the patients and seeing how happy they are with their results.


Lanita Bryant
Clinical Team Leader / Registered Dental Assistant

A Fort Worth native, Lanita joined our office in 2008.

Her hobbies include spending time with her family, hanging out by the pool, eating tacos, and listening to music.

Lanita loves our patients, and helping us create beautiful smiles for them.


Tonya Garcia
Registered Dental Hygienist

Tonya grew up in Arlington, TX, and  has a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas in Arlington. Following her graduation, she received her Dental Hygiene License from Tarrant County College, and  joined our office in December of 2016.

Tonya feels the most rewarding thing about dentistry is changing people’s lives by helping them live a more normal, pain-free life, and helping them just to smile again.


Sharon Perry
Registered Dental Hygienist

Over the past 30 years, Sharron has been an invaluable team member for our practice. Born and raised in Dallas, she attended Baylor College of Dentistry, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. She has also completed training at the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene.

“I especially enjoy hitting the road on the weekend for short getaways, I love spending time with family, most importantly my two grandchildren, Lincoln and Perry.  When I’m home, you can find me working in the yard or kicking back out by the pool with friends. Give me warm weather any day!

I love working with people and strive to make them feel comfortable while they are in my chair. I have seen some of my patients for so many years, we are like family!  It is essential that I help people realize how important it is to keep their teeth and gums healthy by establishing good daily habits. This, in turn, directly impacts their overall health.”


Sara Vickers
Registered Dental Hygienist

An Irving, TX native, Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Texas A&M University, and later attended the Baylor College of Dentistry in 2002. We have been lucky to have her at our office since 2008.

Sara enjoys spending time with her family, and is active in her community. Her favorite hobbies include reading, swimming and being outdoors. Sara has been interested in Dentistry since she was a teenager, and greatly enjoys taking care of patients.

“My favorite part of the job is motivating patients to have optimal dental health, which will improve their overall health.”


Devin Batchelor
Registered Dental Assistant

Houston native, Devin grew up in Haslet, TX, and is an accomplished 2017 RDA graduate from Texas Academy of Dental Assisting.

Devin enjoys spending time with family by fishing, going to the zoo, and especially watching Ranger games.

Since joining our office in April, 2017, Devin believes the most rewarding part of her job is giving patients the best experience, and helping to build their confidence with a great smile.


Latasha Underwood
Treatment Coordinator

Latasha began working in our office in 2015. Her qualifications include HIPPA, CPR, Whitehall Management, and Green Belt Six Sigma.

When she isn’t busy raising her teenage daughter, or remodeling the house, she also enjoys traveling, UFC, kickboxing, and spoiling Luther, her German Shepherd.

Latasha loves “building relationships with our wonderful patients, and working with our rock star team!”