Our Arlington Dentists

Meet our Dentists

Everyone at our comfortable, inviting practice works hard to make you smile. In addition, our friendly staff speaks both English and Spanish to better serve our Arlington neighbors. Think of Ideal Dental of Arlington as your home for quality dental care.

  1. Waren Rodriguez Portrait

    Waren Rodriguez, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Waren Rodriguez was born and raised on the west side of the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, where he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Dental Medicine at the University of Puerto Rico. He graduated in the top five of his class and then landed in Texas for his residency in Veterans Affairs in the North Texas Health Care System. Dr. Rodriguez then decided to set up roots in the Metroplex and call Dallas his home.

    Dr. Rodriguez likes working with his hands to perform dentistry while giving quality care to his patients. Staying up to date with the latest dental advances is how he believes he can serve the community and spread information about oral health care.

    Outside of Dentistry, Dr. Rodriguez enjoys swimming, kayaking, and pretty much anything outside. He is on a mission to find the best BBQ place in Texas.

  2. Maria Joseph Portrait

    Maria Joseph, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Joseph graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. For her graduate studies, she moved to University of Texas in San Antonio where she completed her DDS. Dr. Joseph became a dentist, not only because it provided an avenue to use her best skills, but participating in the dental field provided her with a deep sense of satisfaction when helping those in need. Her favorite part about being a dentist is providing patients with solutions to their dental issues and enjoying how a positive experience can change their entire outlook. If Dr. Joseph is not in the office making her patients feel their best, she is spending time with friends and family and traveling to as many places as she can.

  3. Paula Ortiz Portrait

    Paula Ortiz, DDS, MSD

    Periodontist

    Dr. Paula Ortiz has been practicing periodontics for over 10 years and is experienced in all aspects of periodontics and dental implants. She was born and raised in Colombia and since early on decided to attend dental school. She achieved her dental degree from The Institute of Health Sciences in Medellin Colombia in 1997. Then, she worked with the underserved rural communities for the next year. After that she joined a periodontal residency program in Colombia and after relocating to The United States she completed her training in Periodontics and Masters degree In Sciences in Dentistry at prestigious Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as Chief Periodontal Resident for two continuous years. Her research in Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis was published in the prestigious Journal of Periodontology and has gathered the attention of researchers and clinicians in both Dentistry and Medicine. Ever since graduating from Case, Dr. Ortiz has devoted her time to private and group practice as well as holding a faculty position at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry since 2009.

    Doctor Ortiz is married to her husband of 19 years and they have three children. On her free time Dr. Ortiz enjoys reading, cooking, riding her bike and traveling all alongside her husband and children.

    She is fully committed to providing excellent treatment and providing state of the art and compassionate care.

  4. Philip Pan Portrait

    Philip Pan, DDS

    Orthodontist

    Dr. Pan considers his journey to the orthodontic field a series of amazing blessings. He grew up in Richardson, Texas and attended Baylor University in Waco for his undergraduate degree. Dr. Pan then completed his dental degree from the University of Texas dental branch in Houston followed by his education in orthodontics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. From his perspective, he had the brightest orthodontic education in the state.

    Dr. Pan has returned home to practice in the great state of Texas but has not left behind all of Alabama. He returns also with an appreciation for international outreach, which he was involved with at his church in Birmingham. When he is not working on teeth, Dr. Pan spends time with his family, watching movies, eating, or reading/thinking about teeth. Dr. Pan believes in every good endeavor, there is a way to serve others. His desire is that this would be achieved through the field of orthodontics.

  5. Joe Mayes ll Portrait

    Joe Mayes ll, DDS

    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Joe Mayes II, a native of West Texas, began his educational training at Texas Tech University while pursuing a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where he achieved his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. During his dental training Dr. Mayes received numerous academic and clinical awards including the Dr. D. Lamar Byrd Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Academic Achievement Award from the Baylor Oral Surgery Alumni Assoc., the Outstanding Dental Student Award and the Dental Implant Student Award from the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Horace Wells Senior Student Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence from the OKU National Honor Society, and the Best Hand Skills Award as voted by the Baylor College of Dentistry Class of 2009.

    Dr. Mayes then moved to New Orleans where he completed an internship in General Surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center before completing his residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and School of Dentistry. While at LSU, Dr. Mayes was fortunate enough to be trained using state-of-the-art technology to learn the latest techniques in all of the many facets of his specialty. He then hurried back home to Texas to begin practicing oral surgery in the DFW area.

    Dr. Mayes has participated in research on various aspects of his specialty, many of which have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He continues to attend national meetings and lectures to keep up to date with the most current evidence-based treatment options, advancements in technology, and overall dental health information. While Dr. Mayes is trained to practice every aspect of oral surgery, his primary emphasis is on dental implantology, bone grafting and pre-prosthetic surgery, complicated dental extractions, and outpatient anesthesia/sedation.

    Dr. Mayes is a former ski instructor, spent time as a graphic designer, and is a proud veteran who served as a medic in the US Army. During his time on active military duty he was able to achieve the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge as well as being honored with an Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Mayes is married to Kemi, his wife of 17 years, they have one child and live in North Dallas. In addition to spending time with his family Dr. Mayes enjoys golf, hunting, and snow skiing.

    Dr. Mayes is committed to delivering the best surgical care and procedural experience possible. His clinical experience as a practitioner combined with his diverse personal history allows Dr. Mayes to connect with patients of all ages and backgrounds and allows him to deliver an exceptional level of care in a relaxed clinical setting.

  6. Andy Xu Portrait

    Andy Xu, DDS, MS

    Endodontist

    Dr. Andy Xu was born in Shanghai, China. After college, He was accepted into the College of Dentistry, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, He was accepted into Advanced Education of General Dentistry program at University of Oklahoma to further improve his knowledge and clinical skills in dentistry. Dr. Xu practiced general dentistry for 6 years before he decided to specialize in Endodontics. He obtained his Master of Science in Endodontology and certificate of Endodontist from School of Dentistry, West Virginia University, Dr. Xu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics which is the highest honor in Endodontics, awarded by the American Board of Endodontics. To achieve this honor, Endodontists must pass rigorous tests and clinical case presentation. Dr. Xu is a of American Association of Endodontists and American Dental Association. Outside dentistry, Dr. Xu enjoys spending time with his family.

Our Location

Ideal Dental of Arlington

2150 E Lamar Blvd Ste 106
Arlington, TX 76006
(817) 274-9999

Office Hours

Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun Closed
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