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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What Script Do I Need To Order an MRI for a Patient?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 5, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyArticle Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com So what script do we need if we order an MRI on our patient? Now, it used to be, several years ago, that MRI was kind of the gold standard for us to look inside the joint. That is not the…

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Dental Assistants: The Unsung Heroes of Dentistry

By Ronda Holman | January 4, 2024

Today, we shine a spotlight on the often-overlooked heroes of dental care: dental assistants. Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Through the eyes of Ronda Holman, a seasoned dental assistant with 24+ years of experience, we explore the challenges, triumphs, and invaluable roles these professionals play in dentistry….

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Sedation Dentistry in a General Dental Practice 

By Savanah Craig | January 2, 2024

By: Savannah Craig In a world full of dental phobia, sedation has become an increasingly popular option for dentists to offer their patients. There are many options for types of sedation that can be offered to patients, and each is carefully regulated by state dental boards. I hope to educate patients about what options are…

Vertical Dimension Confusion

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | December 29, 2023

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson Academy There is no topic more confusing and more provoking than changing vertical dimension of occlusion. The reason is that every dentist has seen cases where it did not go very well, for the patient or the dentist. Broken crowns, chipped incisal edges, new TMJ issues,…

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Unmasking the Middle of Dentistry: Advice from Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | December 27, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a renowned dentist and educator. Throughout our conversation, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shared valuable insights and advice for dentists at all stages of their careers. In this article, we will explore the key…

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Embracing Clinical Mistakes, Excellence, and Growth in the Dental World with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | December 26, 2023

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, a board-certified prosthodontist with a dental practice located in Salem, Massachusetts  Dr. Maragliano-Muniz shares her journey from dental hygiene to prosthodontics and discusses the clinical mistakes she has made and how…

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Help! My Dental Assistant Talks Too Much

By Ronda Holman | December 22, 2023

Talking too much can inadvertently cause discomfort to some patients and the schedule.Embrace the challenge of becoming a better listener. 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…

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Why Staying An Associate Is A Big Financial Loss

By David Rice | December 19, 2023

In the realm of personal finance, understanding the nuances of take-home pay is crucial for individuals striving to maximize their earnings, manage their financial well-being, and avoid a big financial loss. By: Dr. David Rice This article delves into the significant differences between the take-home pay of a W-2 employed dental associate earning $200,000 annually…

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So You’ve Been Waitlisted, Now What?

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | December 18, 2023

“The reality is, that not everyone will get into dental school, some will be waitlisted,but that doesn’t mean it will NEVER happen.” By: Dr. Bri Torgerson Hi friends! I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I’m a General Dentist living and practicing in Saint Louis, Missouri. I’ve had a pretty unique journey into, through, and after graduating dental…

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Splint Therapy: Time Is On Our Side

By Dr. Will Kelly | December 15, 2023

By: Will Kelly DMDArticle Originally Appeared on PankeyGram.org My experience with splint therapy was like most dentists prior to developing the skills taught at Pankey. In fact, my appliance was not really therapy at all. Perhaps just a shot in the dark “helmet” that protected teeth against collisions with very little intention. Throughout the years…