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. Ryan Snyder Portrait

    Ryan Snyder, DMD

    Orthodontist

    Dr. Ryan Snyder grew up in Chambersburg, PA.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at The University of Pittsburgh and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pittsburgh as well. 

    He joined the U.S. Army immediately following dental school and served in the U.S. Army Dental Corps as a GP for 7 years.  He was in the initial push into Iraq in 2003 and served many humanitarian missions there after combat operations ceased.  Following that, CPT Snyder was chosen by the U.S. Army to complete Orthodontic training at The University of Louisville.  Following Orthodontic training, he went to Ft. Hood, TX to be the Chief of Orthodontics and teach the Orthodontic sector to the 2 year AEGD residents at the Program there.  After several years there he was recruited to be a mentor at the Tri-Service Orthodontic Residency Program at the Air Force Post Graduate Dental School at Lackland AFB.  There he finished off as Program Director of the program and retired from the military. 

    Outside of the office, Dr. Snyder enjoys outdoor activities and spending time at Lake Travis on sunny days. 

  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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