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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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3 ways to avoid the biggest crisis in dentistry

By Kevin Henry | August 2, 2021

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By Dan Gleissner | July 20, 2021

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15 Best Dentist Memes

By Kevin Henry | July 4, 2021

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Finding the right specialist partners for your dental practice

By Bill Simon | June 26, 2021

By Dr. Bill Simon With research, development, and expansion of technology comes a broader scope of services, a deeper understanding of how to provide those services and improved outcomes. The standard of care elevates and, more than ever, dentists are faced with decisions on where to draw the line on what treatment they are comfortable…

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Lit leadership lessons: How dental professionals can honor boundaries

By Amisha Singh | June 21, 2021

Dr. Amisha Singh discusses why setting boundaries is so important for dental professionals and how it can improve health.

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When experience and inexperience converge in the dental practice

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Broken: Women in the dental industry and their relationships with other women

By David Rice | May 30, 2021

Dr. Maggie Augustyn discusses how her relationship with other women in the dental industry has been challenging and how she has dealt with the ups and downs.

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By Kevin Henry | May 28, 2021

Whether we’re living in a pandemic, adjusting to life after COVID-19, or just trying to get through the day, there are times when we all need a “mental break” and need a few moments to change our thought patterns and deal with the pressure we may be feeling at the moment.

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Compensation plus benefits: Real talk for someone starting out in a dental practice

By Bruce Bryen | May 24, 2021

For those dentists just out of dental school or in the process of changing jobs as an associate from one dental practice to another, think of the power that is possessed when interviewing for that position.

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Lit leadership lessons: The power of creativity

By David Rice | May 24, 2021

By Amisha Singh, DDS We are STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) people. We like numbers. Our problems have one solution. Right and wrong are our anthem. That doesn’t sound very accessible, does it? Well, that is because of how STEM has traditionally been taught. There are elements of these fields which are a little…