Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS

Tanya Sue Maestas, DDS

Dr. Tanya Sue Maestas graduated from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 2018.

During her dental school career, she served as the national American Student Dental Association President and became involved in organized dentistry.

After graduating, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in 2019. Upon completion of her residency, she returned to the El Paso Borderland community where she serves as a Dental Director at La Clinica de Familia in Chaparral, New Mexico.

She also serves as a faculty member at the Woody L Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso, Texas.

She remains involved in organized dentistry and holds various leadership roles in organizations including the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, Hispanic Dental Association, and others.

She currently serves on the ADA Council on Communications and previously completed the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership Program.

She was recognized as an ADA 10 under 10 winner, Incisal Edge 40 under 40, and previously nominated as one of Texas New Dentists of the Year.

She currently hosts New Dentists on the Block where she helps showcase the New Dentist story and build connections with new dentists around her and Dental Fuel a podcast dedicated to sharing and learning from industry leaders’ mistakes.

She has a commitment to providing dental care to the Borderland community and hopes to encourage the next generation of dentists to give back to the community.

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Dental Fuel Episode 6: Financial Mistake with Dr. Emma Guzman-Vizcarrondo

On Dental Fuel episode 6, Dr. Emma Guzman speaks FACTS, sharing a financial mistake she has made…

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Dental Fuel Episode 5: Clinical Mistake with Dr. Emma Guzman-Vizcarrondo

On Dental Fuel episode 5, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Emma Guzman-Vizcarrondo! Dr. Emma Guzman is…

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Dental Fuel Episode 4: Expert Advice with Dr. Tony Mennito

In Dental Fuel episode 4, Dr. Mennito continues to master his craft in the realm of dentistry,…

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Dental Fuel Episode 3: Team Mistake with Dr. Tony Mennito

In Dental Fuel episode 3, Dr. Mennito shares about learning from the mistakes that a previous practice…

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Dental Fuel Episode 2: Financial Mistake with Dr. Tony Mennito

In Dental Fuel episode 2, Dr. Mennito talks about how financial mistakes can be big and how…

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Dental Fuel Episode 1: Clinical Mistake with Dr. Tony Mennito

On our first episode of Dental Fuel, we have Dr. Tony Mennito. Dr. Anthony Mennito (Tony) is…

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The Transition to a Dental Faculty Position

By: Tanya Sue Maestas Hi, I’m Tanya Sue Maestas. I’ve recently taken up a faculty position at…

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Building a Strong Dental Team: Trusting Your Gut and Learning from Mistakes with Dr. Jennifer Bell

By Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD | April 15, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH We are back with Dr. Jennifer Bell as we explore the challenges of building a dental team and the importance of trusting your gut. Follow along as Dr. Bell shares her experiences and the valuable lessons she has learned throughout her journey. Trusting…

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Q&A with Dr. Hess: Patients Who Have More Pain After Wearing a B-Splint

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | April 12, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Question: What can I do with a patient who has more pain after wearing a B-Splint? Answer: The first thing is, take it out. You knew that already. The point is – the pain got worse. Now I don’t know…

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Navigating Tax Season for Dental Owners & Associates

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | April 10, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP Tax season can be a stressful time for both dental owners and associates. However, with careful planning and strategic decision-making, you can significantly reduce your tax burden and keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. 4 Ways to Lower Your Taxes & Improve Your Financial Situation Here are four…

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New Research on Caries Management 

By Savanah Craig | April 8, 2024

By: Dr. Savanah Craig The American Dental Association defines dental caries as a; “Biofilm-mediated, sugar-driven, multifactorial, dynamic disease that results in the phasic demineralization and remineralization of dental hard tissues.” Dental caries affects 97% of the world population and the term is used to describe both the disease process and the lesion. Dental caries can…

A Dentist's Perspective on Retainer Wear Time

A Dentist’s Perspective on Retainer Wear Time

By Dr. Lee Ann Brady | April 5, 2024

By: Lee Ann Brady DMDTopic Originally Appeared on PankeyGram.org Patients tend to want to spend as little time as possible in their retainers after orthodontic treatment. It’s common in my practice for patients to ask me how long they have to wear them, with the implicit understanding that an extended time period is undesirable. As…

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Unlocking Precision and Comfort: The Optragate by Ivoclar

By Tara Aboumahboub | April 1, 2024

By: Tara Aboumahboub, DMD In the realm of modern dentistry, precision, and patient comfort are paramount. Among the myriad innovations aiming to enhance these aspects, the Optragate by Ivoclar stands out as a true game-changer. This ingenious device, developed by Ivoclar, has created a streamlined approach to access any tooth in the mouth, making it…

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How to Discover Occlusal Muscle Disorders

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | March 29, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com One of the key components of a complete exam is the palpation of the masticatory muscles. During this part of the exam, we are looking for signs of muscle tenderness or pain. This pain is an indication of…

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Importance of Financial Planning for Dentists: 3 Mistakes to Avoid

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | March 27, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP As dental professionals, you dedicate your lives to ensuring the oral health and well-being of your patients. However, amidst the rigors of running a successful practice, it’s essential not to overlook the importance of sound financial planning. Unfortunately, many dentists fall into common traps that can hinder their long-term financial success….

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Help…My Dental Assistant is Always Late!

By Ronda Holman | March 25, 2024

By: Ronda Holman Hi dear reader, my name is Ronda Holman and I have been sitting across from a dentist for a living for the last 25 years. I thought it might be time to make some written confessions as to what I have been guilty of over the years and how my dentist was…

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Scariest Clinical Mistake with Dr. Jennifer Bell

By Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD | March 24, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Jennifer Bell, a full-time practicing dentist based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dr. Bell is known for her involvement in organized dentistry and as a co-host on the podcast “Dentists IN the Know.“ We discuss her…