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Meet our dentists

Our wide selection of general, restorative, orthodontic, surgical, and cosmetic dental services ensures that our full-service dentist office can meet all of your family’s oral health needs. Additionally, we have a licensed oral surgeon, orthodontist, and periodontist on staff to provide specialized care.With our policy for accepting walk-in patients, along with our bilingual team that speaks English and Spanish, we are able to offer our dental care services to patients throughout the community.

  • Karen Shovak, DDS General Dentist

    Dr. Karen Shovak was raised in McAllen, Texas. She moved to Waco to attend Baylor University and graduated with a bachelor degree in Biochemistry. Dr. Shovak then attended Baylor College… more

  • Paul Pham, DDS General Dentist

    Dr. Pham is from Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Texas A&M to receive his Bachelors of Science in Biology. He continued on to the College of Dentistry to receive is… more

  • 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… more

  • Robert Pedersen, DDS Orthodontist

    Dr. Pedersen was born in Iowa, but grew up in the small town of Dunlap, Illinois. After graduating high school, he returned to Iowa where he received a B.A. in… more

Ideal Dental of Forney

Our patient promise

Each time you visit our dentist office in Forney, you can expect a professional and comfortable experience from the moment you arrive. Along with a tranquil office atmosphere and gracious dental team, you will find a television in your exam room to soothe your nerves and keep you entertained. We use the most innovative dental technology, including dental cone beam CT scans, digital radiography, digital scanners, Invisalign® simulation software, and intraoral cameras.

Our dental services

At Ideal Dental of Forney, we believe that a visit to the dentist should be as pleasant and stress-free as possible. That’s why our Forney, TX dental office was designed to keep patient comfort in mind. Whether you need to schedule a general checkup or require more extensive dental work, we’ll address any concerns you might have prior to treatment and answer all of your questions in a relaxed, pressure‑free setting.

  • General Dentistry

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Dentures & Crowns

  • Oral Surgery

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Emergency Dentistry

  • Braces & Orthodontics

  • Invisalign®

Still searching for an experienced, affordable dentist in Forney? Welcome to Ideal Dental.

Stop searching and start smiling because you will find a high-quality dentist who’s right for you and your family here at Ideal Dental of Forney, a trusted dentist office near home, work, and school. We are conveniently located off Highway 80, between Christina’s Mexican Restaurant and Tokyo Harbor, at 724 E US Highway 80, Ste 128, Forney, TX 75126.

Are you looking for a family dentist open on Saturday?

One of the deciding factors when choosing a dentist in Forney is finding office hours that fit your schedule, which is why we provide appointments on Saturdays. Ideal Dental is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you need one of our early morning or weekend appointments, call us today at 972.552.2373 or request an appointment online.

We can provide sedation dentistry to ensure a stress-free emergency visit

A dental emergency can be incredibly frightening, especially if you don’t know where to turn for relief. At times like these, you need to have a local dentist in Forney who is able to quickly ease your pain and treat the underlying problem. For nervous patients or those with a dental emergency, calming sedation dentistry can help them relax. This compassionate care can be yours at Ideal Dental of Forney.

Whether you are new to our practice or one of our longtime patients, we gladly accept dental emergencies and provide same-day treatment during office hours. We perform a variety of emergency procedures, including teeth extractions, as well as root canal treatment for both adults and children.

Besides our emergency care, we offer many general dental services, such as exams and oral cancer screenings, digital X-rays, teeth cleaning, gum disease therapy, and night guards for patients with bruxism. When you have cavities or other dental damage, we can restore your teeth with fillings, porcelain crowns, bridges, and both partial and full dentures.

Since your appearance affects your self-esteem, our cosmetic dentistry can give you a confident smile. Our outstanding cosmetic dentist offers tooth veneers, Invisalign® clear aligners, and full-mouth reconstructions. We can make your teeth dramatically brighter with an in-office teeth whitening treatment or an at-home whitening kit.

Need a dentist who takes insurance? You’re covered at Ideal Dental.

Ideal Dental features competitive costs for our general dental services, cosmetic procedures, orthodontics, oral surgery, and restorative dental treatments.

We know that having dental insurance is often the only way for patients to afford regular dental treatment. To make our high-quality care available, Ideal Dental of Forney accepts the majority of dental insurance providers, and our helpful team will help you navigate the insurance claims process. In case your insurance only pays for some of your costs, there are other ways to cover the rest of your costs.

One of our most popular financial solutions is the MetroCare discount dental plan. Once you sign up as a member, you will be eligible for tremendous savings on many dental procedures. Additionally, we offer CareCredit, which will let you pay off your balance interest-free over several months. CareCredit can be used to finance all of your costs, or to supplement your insurance benefits. Our knowledgeable staff and dentists will be happy to provide you with the details. Call us at 972.552.2373 today to schedule your appointment.