Our Buda 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 Buda neighbors. Think of Ideal Dental Buda as your home for quality dental care.

  1. Angela Yang Portrait

    Angela Yang, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. ­­­­­­­­­­­­­Angela ­­­­­­­­­Yang grew up in Houston, TX. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Public Health at The University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry. She completed an AEGD postgraduate program in Waimanalo, Hawaii. 
    Dr. Yang entered the dental field because she wanted to help people and loved working with her hands. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is seeing the joy on someone’s face when they are finally happy with their smile, especially if they have been ashamed of it for a long time. 
    Outside of the office, Dr. Yang enjoys dancing bachata and Brazilian zouk, photographing sunsets, and starting (but never quite finishing) knitting projects. 

  2. Patrick Mendez Portrait

    Patrick Mendez, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Patrick Mendez grew up in Austin. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at St. Edward’s University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. 

    Dr. Mendez entered the dental field because of his desire to make a positive impact on the dental field and improve the oral health of his patients. His favorite aspect of dentistry is esthetics. 

    Outside of the office, Dr. Mendez enjoys weight lifting, running around Lady Bird Lake, and exploring Austin’s food scene. 


  3. Patricia Ortiz-Diaz Portrait

    Patricia Ortiz-Diaz, DMD


    Dr. Patricia Ortiz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She attended University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cell Biology and graduated Magna Cun Laude. She continued her education at University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus where she graduated at the top of her class and obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.  

    Dr. Ortiz furthered her education at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York where she completed a General Practice Residency. She then completed her post-doctoral training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Bronx Care Health System. 

    Dr. Ortiz is very passionate and dedicated to Orthodontics. She is committed to provide the highest level of care tailored to the needs of each patient. She has great satisfaction helping her patients achieve better oral health and beautiful smiles. Dr. Ortiz is current with all the latest techniques and theories in the practice of orthodontics and strongly believes in attending continuing education courses. She is a Board-Certified orthodontist. She is an active member of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists.

    Dr. Ortiz enjoys working out, baking, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family. 

  4. Jerry Chiu Portrait

    Jerry Chiu, DDS

    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Jerry Chiu was born and raised in New Jersey, but is proud to call himself an Austinite. As a child, he dreaded going to the dentist, but the saving grace was the comfort and compassion he felt in the chair by his dental professional. Years later, as a practicing oral surgeon, Dr. Chiu continues to emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care, yet maintaining professionalism and delivering safe and outstanding surgical expertise. Dr. Chiu obtained his doctor of dental surgery degree at Columbia University, where he was involved in international mission trips to Cambodia. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the competitive Medstar Washington Hospital Center, serving as chief resident in the final year. His training also included working at esteemed affiliated hospitals, such as the John Hopkins Hospital, DC Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Children’s National Hospital, and the National Institute of Health.

    Dr. Chiu practices the full scope of oral surgery with special emphasis on outpatient sedation and anesthesia, dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, oral pathology, and soft and hard tissue reconstruction.

    Outside of work, Dr. Chiu is an avid tennis player, scuba diver, foodie, and cyclist. You can find him cruising along Lady Bird Lake or eating his way through Austin in his spare time. He is also the proud father of a French bulldog named Cooper. Dr. Chiu enjoys traveling internationally and has backpacked in over 18 countries with even more trips in mind.

Our Location

Ideal Dental Buda

15550 S Interstate 35 Ste 110
Buda, TX 78610
(512) 265-8427

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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