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Visiting our office has always been safe and now it’s safer than ever before. Learn about the enhanced safety measures we have put in place so you can feel comfortable visiting us.

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Meet our dentists

Our friendly and considerate University Park dentists also will ensure that you’re comfortable and relaxed during your appointment, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure your experience is positive.

  • Shukan Patel, DDS General Dentist

    Dr. Shukan Patel attended Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry where he received his DDS in 2018. He then completed an additional year of training at Yale School of Medicine… 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

  • 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… more

Our skilled dentists

have the training needed to address every aspect of your oral health through all stages of life, including treating children as young as six months old. To help care for your smile, our dental team uses the latest technology, such as digital scanners, intraoral cameras, digital radiography, and Invisalign® simulation.

Our Dental Services

At Ideal Dental of University Park, we believe that a visit to the dentist should be as pleasant and stress-free as possible. That’s why our Dallas, 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®

Our dentists in University Park have saturday appointments available

We know our patients have busy schedules that can interfere with scheduling dental appointments, but our convenient office hours make it easy for you to fit a dentist visit into your busy life. If a weekend appointment works better for your schedule, we have Saturday hours available. We’re 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. Whether you visit us for general, cosmetic, restorative, or emergency dental treatment, you can expect to receive excellent customer service and personalized, high-quality care.

To help you relax, you’ll find a television in your treatment room. To relieve dental anxiety, ask about our sedation dentistry options, such as nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which is a safe and effective way to help nervous patients feel at ease during treatment.

Call our office right away if you’re experiencing a dental emergency. Whether you are a new or existing patient, we strive to accommodate emergency patients as soon as we can, offering same-day treatment during our normal business hours. Walk-in patients are always accepted and we’ll see them as quickly as our schedule allows.

Receive exceptional routine and emergency care at a dentist office nearby

Knowing that you have a caring University Park dentist near home is key when a dental emergency strikes. Fortunately, you can receive outstanding care at Ideal Dental, whether you need a routine cleaning and exam or an emergency root canal. Our office is located at 8611 Hillcrest Rd, Ste 215, Dallas, TX 75225, which is at the corner of Northwest Highway and Hillcrest Avenue. You can find us on the second floor, right next to Equinox Fitness.

Our emergency services include tooth extractions and root canals for adults and children. We also offer a wide range of general dentistry services, such as X-rays, dental exams, teeth cleanings, wisdom teeth extractions, and treatment for gum disease and gingivitis. If you or a member of your family plays impact sports like football or hockey, ask about how we can help protect your teeth with a sports mouth guard. You can also receive night guards for bruxism to protect your teeth from the damaging effects of grinding your teeth while sleeping.

We can restore your smile and confidence with porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, dental bridges, dental implants, and full or partial dentures. If you’re interested in straightening your teeth, our orthodontists offer metal braces and Invisalign®. For a more vivid smile, ask about our take-home or in-office teeth whitening treatments.

Ideal Dental of University Park is pleased to accept insurance and flexible payment options

Our team is committed to providing quality dental care that’s affordable for everyone. We accept most insurance providers and will be happy to explain your coverage if you have questions.

We also have payment options available if you’re uninsured or your plan doesn’t cover the full cost of treatment. Discount plans are accepted, such as MetroCare Dental Plan. Members of discount plans can save money on many common dental procedures. You can also apply for CareCredit to help you pay for procedures and treatments. CareCredit is a type of healthcare credit card that lets qualified applicants make monthly payments to pay their balance over time.

You can use CareCredit and the MetroCare in addition to your insurance coverage, or on their own if you’re without insurance. Talk to a member of our friendly staff to learn more about our affordable payment options. Call us at 214.361.3550 today to schedule your appointment.