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

  1. Karen Shovak Portrait

    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 of Dentistry in Dallas and obtained her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery. In dental school, Shovak was a member of Texas Dental Association, American Student Dental Association, and Student National Dental Association. She has always aspired to be a dentist and is excited to have fulfilled her dream. Dr. Shovak believes dentistry has an important impact on the overall health of the body and strives to deliver superior quality general dentistry.

    Dr. Shovak is currently a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. In her free time she enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Shovak believes in giving back and educating the community on dental/oral healthcare and enjoys volunteering her time at charitable dental events.

  2. Paul Pham Portrait

    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 DDS. Dr. Pham always knew he would be in healthcare. He became a dentist so that he can work with his hands and provide a benefit to his surrounding community.

    His favorite part about being a dentist is this ability to help his patients in areas of life outside of dentistry. Outside of the office, you’ll find him enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his family.

  3. Nicholas Breig Portrait

    Nicholas Breig, DDS, MD

    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Nicholas Breig is deeply committed to providing the highest level of Oral Surgery services with empathy and compassion- traits that have been implanted over many years of advanced training. After graduating through an accelerated route with a BS in Biology from Brigham Young University, his studies took him to the Bay Area, where he attended dental school at UCSF attaining his dental degree (DDS). His interests in medicine and oral surgery took him to Southern California, where he received his medical degree (MD) from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He then completed an internship in General Surgery with a focus on surgical oncology, trauma surgery, and critical care. Following this, Dr. Breig returned to dentistry to refine his skills in full scope Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, including complex dental extractions, dental implant surgery, and general anesthesia. During his final year of training, he served as Chief Resident under nationally renowned surgeons. 

    After his rigorous training, Dr. Breig joined the Kaiser Permanente Medical Group in Santa Clara as a Senior Physician in the Maxillofacial Surgery Department, specializing in reconstructive jaw surgery. At Stanford University School of Medicine, he held an academic appointment and actively trained residents in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also held an academic appointment at Loma Linda University in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During this time, he achieved diplomate status with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 

    Dr. Breig is a proud 5-Palm Eagle Scout, speaks the Thai language fluently, has completed two marathons and a 50km ultramarathon, loves spending time with his wife and son, and loves all water sports. His favorite book is The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. He is from Yorba Linda, California. 

  4. Robert Pedersen Portrait

    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 Biological Chemistry at Grinnell College. Dr. Pedersen then moved to Washington DC to attend Georgetown College for a Masters in Tumor Biology with an emphasis on oral cancer research. Shortly after completing his M.S., he moved to Chicago where he attended the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Dr. Pedersen then attended an Orthodontics specialty residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, NY for three years, learning multiple approaches to early interceptive and comprehensive treatment styles.

    Dr. Pedersen is very passionate about orthodontics and loves being able to make his patients proud of their smiles. After completing orthodontic treatment as a preteen, he realized the positive impact that aligned teeth had on his self-confidence. This, in turn, inspired him to share that joy with others as a career. Since completing his training in Orthodontics, Dr. Pedersen has helped hundreds of patients improve their smile aesthetics. For Dr. Pedersen, it’s not just about transforming a smile, he strives to deliver the best clinical care to improve his patient’s quality of life. Dr. Pedersen is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and actively attends continuing education courses to stay in tune with new research and advanced treatments in the orthodontic field.

Our Location

Ideal Dental of Forney

724 E US Highway 80 Ste 128
Forney, TX 75126
(972) 552-2373

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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