Being a doctor allows me to provide dental care for patients, get to know patients personally and to also educate patients on how to care for their teeth. It brings me joy to team up with parents to care for their children's teeth. Caring for adults and making their smile even more beautiful and functional, is a great privilege as well.
I received my Bachelors of Science Degree with Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I then earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006 from the University of Tennessee Health and Science Center. While practicing dentistry, I also received certification for orthodontics and implant placement and restoration.
My husband and I have two little boys. As a family, we enjoy playing golf, running, traveling and going to Cowboys, Mavs and Rangers games. One of our best experiences was when my husband and I went to Honduras for a mission trip to help with the Promise Home Project, a home/school for the abused and abandoned children of Honduras.
It is a pleasure to see patients of all ages get increased confidence and self-esteem when their braces are removed and they smile for the first time. I devote myself to spending quality time with each and every one of my patients, making them feel cared about and special. All of my patients like to call me "Dr. M." for short! I am also fluent in English and Spanish.
I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1998 from La Universidad del Zulia, Venezuela, where I ranked number one in my class. After practicing general dentistry for one year, I began my specialty training at Saint Louis University, which I finished in December, 2001. During my residency, I completed a Cleft Lup and Palate Fellowship at the Cardinal Gelnnon Children's Hospital. After receiving my Master of Science degree in Orthodontics, I returned to Venezuela where I was an instructor in orthodontics at La Universidad del Zulia.
My husband's name is Jorge and we have two children, Adriana and Jorge Jr. I love spending as much time as possible with my family and friends, and I also enjoy traveling and working out.
Dr Van Vu
Although I am a native of Louisiana, I call myself a Texan. I have resided in DFW for the last 19 years. Even though my siblings and I were raised by hardworking immigrant parents, we often relied on the generosity of many in the community. Having experienced their compassion, I knew that I was called to serve others and dentistry was the perfect fit for me. I have served ( and will continue to serve) on several global mission trips and numerous community projects, including Give Kids a Smile and Texas Mission of Mercy.
I attended the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas and received my Bachelors of Arts in Biology. I then continued my education at the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas, where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. I currently practice as a general dentist and provide an array of dental services. As dentistry is a growing field, it is my responsibility to grow as a clinician therefore I am an active member of the ADA, TDA, NTDS, and the Christian Dental Society.
Aside from dentistry, I enjoy relaxing with my family and friends, taking road trips, and exploring my new passion for photography.