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

  1. Talena Meilinger Portrait

    Talena Meilinger, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Meilinger graduated with a BS in Biology at UT Dallas and continued her education at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio to receive her DDS. She became a dentist because as a kid, she once chipped her tooth and her dentist was terrific and immediately eliminated her pain and restored her esthetics in just one visit. This experience changed how she viewed the dentist, and she hopes to be able to provide that same impact when she sees her patients! Dr. Meilinger loves the art of dentistry – her favorite part is the ability to change someone’s smile and how they view themselves in just a few visits. She enjoys educating her patients and changing their perception of oral health and dental visits overall.

    Outside of office hours, you’ll find Dr. Meilinger enjoys tennis, golf, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She lives her life by the golden rule, “treat others as you would wish to be treated.

  2. Bianca Frederick Portrait

    Bianca Frederick, DDS, MS

    Orthodontist

    Dr. Bianca Frederick earned her Bachelors in Biological Sciences from The University of Southern Mississippi and her Masters in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She later earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College, and she was a National Health Service Corps Scholar.  She completed a 2-year General Practice Residency at Bronx Care in New York, where she was a chief resident and involved in organized dentistry.  Dr. Frederick practiced in New York for 4 years before going back to residency to specialize in Orthodontics, completing her training at Howard University in Washington, DC.  Also, Dr. Frederick served as co-chief resident of her graduating class and received an award for her research. 
     
    Dr. Fredericks love for dentistry came from her personal experience of being a patient and her fascination with her smile after receiving orthodontic treatment. She enjoys the interpersonal relationships with guests and instilling confidence through their smiles. 
     
    In Dr. Frederick’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family, and friends. She also enjoys exercising and traveling. 

  3. Varun Kulkarni Portrait

    Varun Kulkarni, DDS, MS

    Periodontist

    Dr. Varun Kulkarni has served as a Faculty for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Midwestern University.

    Currently a full-time private practitioner, Dr. Kulkarni combines his teaching abilities and clinical skills to deliver exceptional patient care. Additionally, Dr. Kulkarni has published over 50 articles in Immunology, Periodontology, Implant surgery, Oral Surgery, Esthetic, and Plastics surgery and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations. He has also lectured nationally and internationally on dental implants and periodontal procedures. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of many peer-reviewed journals.

    Dr. Kulkarni is the recipient of the Distinguished Nobel Biocare Fellowship and Straumann Implant Fellowship. 

Our Location

Ideal Dental Bulverde

17910 Bulverde Rd Ste 112
San Antonio, TX 78259
(210) 494-4200

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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