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 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

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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New Year, New Approach? Shifting Your Financial Mentality

By Todd Doobrow, CFP | January 24, 2024

By: Todd Doobrow, CFP Your life as a doctor is complex in many ways.  It started with dental school – additional years of training accompanied by hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans.  And as can be expected the focus of your classes was clinical; doctors get very little business training. Upon graduation, starting salaries…

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Dr. William Chen Shares a Clinical Mistake and the Importance of Digital Dentistry

By Dr. William E. Chen, DMD | January 22, 2024

Host: Dr. Tanya Sue MaestasGuest: Dr. William ChenEdited By: Candy Velez CRDH We had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Bill Chen, a highly successful dentist based in Sebring, Florida. Dr. Chen shares his insights and experiences, including a clinical mistake he made and how it relates to the world of digital dentistry.  Building a…

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How to Use Splints in Your Treatment Plan

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 19, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com Hi, everybody, my name’s Dr. Leonard Hess. I’m one of the senior faculty members at the Dawson Academy. I’d like to spend a few minutes talking with you about where splints, or occlusal splints, work into a treatment plan when…

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Not Sure What To Do With Your Career in Dentistry? So, Now What?

By Dr. Bri Torgerson | January 18, 2024

 By: Dr. Bri Torgerson I’m Dr. Bri Torgerson and I am a General Dentist working in Saint Louis, Missouri. I guess I’ll use the term “working” lightly. The truth is, I’ve been unemployed for the majority of this year, and not necessarily by choice. I went back and forth about writing this, about slicing my…

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Importance of Communication & Respect in Dental Teams: From the Perspective of a Dental Assistant

By Ronda Holman | January 15, 2024

Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Today, we explore the vital role played by dental assistants, shedding light on the often-unnoticed significance of effective communication and respect within dental teams. Our guest, Ronda Holman, shares her experiences and insights, emphasizing the impact these factors can have on the…

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Why am I Experiencing Clinical Failures?

By Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS | January 12, 2024

By: Dr. Leonard A. Hess, DDSClinical Director, The Dawson AcademyThe Article Originally Appeared on TheDawsonAcademy.com If we’ve been practicing for any length of time at all, we’re going to see some clinical failures. I think sometimes the perception is if we’re faculty at The Dawson Academy, that it never happens, and you should know that…

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Navigating Professional Boundaries & Fair Compensation with Dental Assistant, Ronda Holman

By Ronda Holman | January 10, 2024

In the intricate dance of professional boundaries & fair compensation,dental assistants often find themselves walking a tightrope. Interviewer: Tanya Sue Maestas, DDSInterviewee: Ronda HolmanEdited By: Candy Velez – CRDH, BSDH Today we explore the financial mistakes that dental assistants can make and the valuable lessons we can all learn from them. Ronda Holman shares her…

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5 Best Practices to Retain the Patients in Your New Acquisition

By David Rice | January 8, 2024

Implementing best practices can make a substantial difference in helping retain the patients in your new acquisition and existing team loyalty and trust throughout the transition. By: Dr. David Rice Buying a dental practice is the biggest financial decision you’ll make as a young dentist. Do it well, and it will fuel your future. Buy…

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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….