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

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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: Making the Right Decision

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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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Dental Continuing Education: 9 Websites Where Dentists Can Earn Free CE

By Jennifer Murphy | October 14, 2021

Let’s take a look at 10 places on the Web where a dentist can earn free dental continuing education credits any time he or she wants.

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When an associate dentist has questions, where do you find help?

By Bruce Bryen | October 12, 2021

An associate dentist will often have many questions after entering the dental practice, but where does one go for help?

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Tips from Top Dentists on Dental School, Leadership, and More

By Alisa Johnson | October 8, 2021

Several dentists join forces in this article to give advice to their dental colleagues on everything from leadership to work-life balance.

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What Makes a Good Dentist? Top Skills To Be the Best Dentist

By Katie Dumbell | October 4, 2021

skills to being the best dentist aren’t things you learn in a classroom, writes Dr. Katie Dumbell.

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3 things to know about going back to dental meetings

By Kevin Henry | September 26, 2021

COVID-19 forced meetings of all kinds, including those in the dental industry, to go virtual. However, in recent weeks, the door to in-person dental trade meetings has swung back open. I attended my first in-person dental meeting back in May as a speaker at the Montana Dental Association meeting. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure…

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The new dentist’s job and the learning curve

By Bruce Bryen | September 17, 2021

By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA After the search is over and the new job has begun, it is time to make sure that learning is occurring with a timeline that is acceptable to both the dentist who was hired and to the owner who is hopefully mentoring the new associate. The skill sets that were…

3 reasons why the dental hiring crisis may soon subside

By Kevin Henry | September 12, 2021

From Las Vegas to Orlando last week, here are the things we heard about the hiring crisis impacting so many dental practices.

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New data shows how hiring crisis has grown in dental industry

By Kevin Henry | September 3, 2021

how much the hiring crisis in dentistry has grown since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lit leadership lessons: Let’s talk about perspective

By Amisha Singh | August 27, 2021

Why? It’s a question we often ask, but without perspective, we will never know the answer, writes Dr. Amisha Singh.

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After dental school: Considerations for joining alternative types of practices

By Bruce Bryen | August 9, 2021

By Bruce Bryen, CPA, CVA Before graduating from dental school, the dental student is inundated with information about joining dental practices from all over the country. It is, of course, in many ways, a life-altering decision. The geographic environment, salary and benefits, and quality of life are just a few of the items being considered…