March 6th is National Dentist’s Day! On this day, we honor our McAllen pediatric dentists for their dedication to their patients and their health. This day is also dedicated to promoting awareness of dental health and the importance of good dental habits. 

Heroes Dental would like to share how to celebrate National Dentist’s Day and also show our appreciation for our hard-working dentists.

Your McAllen Pediatric Dentists

Heroes Dental has an amazing staff. We would like to take this time to recognize our amazing doctors. 

  • • Dr. Sergio Guzman

Dr. Guzman earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas Science Center in San Antonio. He completed 2 years of specialty training for pediatric dentistry at Columbia University in New York City before returning to Texas. 

  • • Dr. Allegra Virella

Dr. Virella started her journey in dentistry at the age of 15 when she assisted a dentist in Pennsylvania. She later got a full scholarship to a dental hygiene school. After that, Dr. Virella proceeded to earn 3 degrees, one of them being her doctorate from Temple Dental School. She earned her last certificate from the University of Minnesota as a pediatric dentist. 

  • • Dr. Alexander Ochoa Falla 

Dr. Ochoa earned his first dental degree at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia, in 1998 and worked as a general dentist for many years. He moved to the United States and earned his second degree, Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Colorado in Denver. He continued specialty training and received his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and Master of Science in Dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

  • •Dr. David A. Gonzalez

Dr. David A. Gonzalez attended Texas A&M University and UT Pharmacy school in Austin. His dental degree was completed at the UT Dental school in Houston in 1985. Dr. Gonzalez has practiced family dentistry in the McAllen area for the past 32 years.  

  • • Dr. Halah Obeidat

Dr. Obeidat finished dental school in Jordan in 2013 then moved to the United States, where she pursued training and licensing required for international practitioners at the Rutgers School of Dentistry in New Jersey.

  • • Dr. John Garcia
  • • Dr. Gilberto Veray 

Dr. Veray earned his bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and his dental degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Dr. Veray also completed a Graduate Program Residency from Pitt County Memorial Hospital in North Carolina. He has been practicing dentistry for 29 years.

How You and Your Family Can Celebrate Your McAllen Pediatric Dentists

Show your dentist appreciation by celebrating National Dentist’s Day! Here are a few ways you and your kids can celebrate:

  1. Show and tell your dentist how your family has improved their oral health habits. 
  2. Better your childrens’ oral health regimens. 
  3. Teach your kids about dental health awareness. 
  4. Schedule a check-up for your children to make sure they are healthy. 
  5. Promote your dentist’s hard work by smiling! 
  6. Post a picture of you and your children with their dentist on social media. 
  7. Add #NationalDentistDay to your post. 

Heroes Dental Are Grateful for Their Amazing Doctors Who Help Keep Their Patients Smiling! 

National Dentist’s Day is a day we get to honor those who keep us healthy and smiling! There are many reasons to celebrate dentists and all they do for their patients. 

Make an appointment for a check-up with your child’s McAllen pediatric dentist and let them know they are very much appreciated. 

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