Meet The Doctors
Dr. Emilio O. Hernandez
Dr. Hernandez was born and raised in Brownsville and has been practicing General Dentistry in Brownsville since 1979. He graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 1972 and went to Texas Southmost College and then on to the University of Texas in Austin. He graduated from the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio in 1979 and is a member of the American Dental Association.
He has served his community by sitting on boards with the Brownsville Community Health Clinic, Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Brownsville, St. Joseph Academy, United Way of Brownsville and the Valley Zoological Society.
He began a Customized Athletic Mouthguard program for the Brownsville Independent School District in 1981, where he makes 25-30 mouthguards for each of the 7 high schools in Brownsville.
One of his other passions is Public Address announcing. He has been an announcer at football games at Sams Memorial Stadium and at St. Joseph Academy’s Canales Field for over 32 years.
Dr. Alisha M. Hernandez
Dr. Alisha M. Hernandez is the daughter of Dr. Emilio O. Hernandez and was also born and raised in Brownsville, TX. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in 2008 and afterwards attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Upon realizing that she wanted to follow in her father’s footsteps and go to dental school, Alisha moved back home in 2010 to attend The University of Texas at Brownsville so that she could attend school and work at her father’s practice to learn more about dentistry. In 2012, Alisha was accepted into dental school and ended up attending dental school at UT Health-San Antonio’s School of Dentistry, just like her father. Dr. Alisha graduated with teaching honors with a distinction in dental education and in the top 20% of her class in May 2016. Dr. Alisha Hernandez is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Alisha moved back to Brownsville after graduation from dental school in May 2016, and has been working at her Dad’s office since July 2015. Dr. Alisha enjoys working with her father and is looking forward to helping him with the mouth guard program for many years to come!