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.

dental excellence

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 with Jonathan Miller

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

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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Mentor and practice coach!

By 3 Media Web | May 8, 2024

“Dr. Rice has been my personal mentor and coach since I was in dental school. He was instrumental in me purchasing my current practice. Once I owned the practice, he has been a wealth of knowledge in creating systems to help my practice run at peak efficiency. I highly recommend him as a mentor and practice coach.”

James Wanamaker
Dentist, Smiles of Skaneateles

Patient Acquisition Mindset: Common Issues

By Abe Kasbo | May 8, 2024

By: Abe Kasbo The term “Patient Acquisition” doesn’t resonate well with patients; it’s not what they seek or need. Patients aren’t commodities or assets to be obtained. They are people, and dental offices are not Wall Street trading terminals. We shouldn’t view them as mere acquisition targets because that diminishes the entire patient experience, and…

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Building a Strong Dental Team: Lessons from Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

By Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz | May 6, 2024

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-MunizEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, who shares her experiences and insights on building a successful dental team. In this episode about teams, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz emphasizes the importance of finding team members who are skilled and…

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Setting Realistic Expectations: Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

By Savanah Craig | May 6, 2024

By: Dr. Savanah Craig Managing the expectations of others is a challenge in any aspect of life but is particularly challenging in dentistry. In the age of social media and Photoshop, it is easy to lose sight of what is real and what is edited. Two-day shipping and door-to-door delivery has intensified our need for…

airway problems can cause dental health issues

How Airway Problems Can Wreak Havoc on Teeth, Jaw, and Wellbeing

By Dr. DeWitt Wilkerson, DMD | May 3, 2024

By: DeWitt Wilkerson, DMDThe article originally appeared on The Dawson Academy  Have you ever wondered why some people’s teeth are perfectly straight while others are crowded or misaligned? Or why you might be waking up with a sore jaw and headaches despite wearing a night guard? Could your acid reflux be the reason for your…

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Creating Well-Defined Specific Goals for Your Future

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | May 1, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP When we ask clients what they want for their futures, very few have a clear picture.  Often using words like “hope” and “more” to describe their actions, there is no clear end game in sight. Few have specific goals and even fewer are on paths to help them get there. Whether…

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The Power of Partnership: Building a Successful Dental Practice (Insights from Dr. Jennifer Bell)

By Dr. Jennifer Bell, DDS, FAGD, FICD | April 29, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. Jennifer BellEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH Dr. Jennifer Bell shares her expert advice on finding the right fit for your dental practice and the power of partnership. The Importance of Practicing in Community Dr. Bell’s journey in dentistry took an unconventional turn when she chose to partner with a…

Sequencing a Full-Mouth Rehab: Anterior or Posteriors First?

Sequencing a Full-Mouth Rehab: Anterior or Posteriors First?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | April 26, 2024

The correct sequence to begin a full-mouth rehab is tobegin with the anterior teeth first, particularly the lower anterior teeth. By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com The question is, what would happen if one restored the posterior teeth first as many of us were counseled to…

complaining vs communicating and coming up with a solution

Help…My Dental Assistant is Complaining About My Equipment!

By Ronda Holman | April 24, 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…

make sure to schedule a team introduction when looking to acquire a dental practice

Buyer Beware: No Team Introduction Equals No Goodwill

By David Rice | April 22, 2024

By: Dr. David Rice  Buying a dental practice is multifaceted and as a buyer, you need to navigate through various aspects of potential purchases to make your most informed decision. I want to talk about one of the best lenders like Provide … and one that’s often overlooked … Get to Know the Dental Practice…