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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Navigating Dental Excellence with Jonathan Miller

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental…

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Mastering Dental Practice Financing with Jonathan Miller

Mastering Dental Practice Financing with Jonathan Miller

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Welcome back to Dental…

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Dental Practice Ownership: Critical Mistakes New Dentists Make

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH In this article, Jonathan Miller…

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Dental Startups vs. Practice Acquisition: Making the Right Decision

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Jonathan MillerEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH As a dental professional,…

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Dental Fuel Episode 12: Expert Advice with Dr. Shannon Johnson

In Dental Fuel Episode 12, Dr. Shannon Johnson wraps up our last episode with her by providing…

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Dental Fuel Episode 11: Team Mistake with Dr. Shannon Johnson

Working in teams can be tough! Shannon Johnson knows the ins and outs of working in a…

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Dental Fuel Episode 10: Financial Mistake with Dr. Shannon Johnson

Dr. Shannon Johnson has wisdom in dentistry and experience in the field. She knows firsthand about financial…

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Dental Fuel Episode 9: Clinical Mistake with Dr. Shannon Johnson

Shannon Johnson is in the HOUSE, bringing the DENTAL heat!! A true ROCKSTAR in the dental world…

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Dental Fuel Episode 8: Expert Advice with Dr. Emma Guzman-Vizcarrondo

Dr. Guzman closes out our series with us by offering some advice to our listeners! Dr. Emma…

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Dental Fuel Episode 7: Team Mistake with Dr. Emma Guzman-Vizcarrondo

Growing your team can be challenging as a new dentist. On Dental Fuel Episode 7, Dr. Emma…

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Financial Mistake of Chasing Tax Breaks with Dr. Bell

By Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD | March 18, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH Today, we speak with Dr. Jennifer Bell, who candidly discusses a financial mistake she made in her career and how it relates to taxes. Join us as we explore the often-overlooked aspects of dental finances and their implications on a dentist’s practice and…

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Considerations of Treatment Planning a Maxillary Implant Prosthesis

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | March 15, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com When we have patients with an existing maxillary denture who want to transition to some type of implant prosthesis, there are many things to consider when we are treatment planning these types of cases. The number…

Navigating Dental Practice Ownership: Rural vs. Urban Opportunities

By Dr. Hannah Crowell | March 12, 2024

By: Dr. Hannah Crowell Are you a dental professional considering taking the leap into practice ownership? One of the critical decisions you’ll face is choosing between a rural or urban area for your practice location. Each option comes with its own set of advantages and challenges. Exploring the pros and cons of buying a dental…

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Systems & Simplicity: Two Words that Come to Mind When Working with the Direct Restorative Workflow Kit from Ivoclar

By James Wanamaker | March 11, 2024

By: Dr. James Wanamaker I have been a fan of Ivoclar products since I was a student at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. I vividly remember touring their American headquarters in Amherst, NY as a third year and how impressed I was with their testing facility. Fast forward almost ten years later,…

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How to Stabilize the Joints

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | March 8, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com If we have a symptomatic TMD patient and are trying to figure out, can we make this patient better or comfortable? How can we stabilize the joints? Go Back to the Complete Examination What does the examination…

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Are You a “dentist” or a “Dentist”?

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | March 6, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP When patients come to your office, they know who they think you are. They assume you not only have an undergrad degree but continued your education for another four years and graduated from an accredited dental school. You might have even continued further to a GPR or residency program. You have…

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Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should 

By Savanah Craig | March 4, 2024

By: Dr. Savannah Craig In today’s fast-paced society, everyone is looking for one-stop shopping and dental patients are no exception. One of the reasons I chose to pursue a residency program after dental school, was to have a wider breadth of treatments that I felt comfortable offering my patients. Patients like being able to receive…

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How Do You Know If You Achieved Centric Relation?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | March 1, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.comLearn about Occlusion at TheDawsonAcademy.com When we talk about utilizing bimanual manipulation as a way to get centric relation, one of the biggest misunderstandings we see is the tendency for dentists to think CR is achieved by forcing the jaw back…

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Help…My Dental Assistant Wants More Money!

By Ronda Holman | February 26, 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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Dentists: Why Should You Load Test the TMJs?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | February 23, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Properly loading the joints tells you several things about the root cause of some patients’ problems. This will also determine how functionally stable the patient is. Let’s start with the first item. 1. Indicate if the Joint is Healthy You’re going to…