Dentist in Forney, TX

If you could use the services of a professional dentist serving the Forney area, Ideal Dental Forney is here for you. As a gateway to the rest of your body, your mouth plays a large part in maintaining your overall well-being. When deciding on a dental care provider, it's important to work with someone who has your best interests in mind. Our highly qualified team members are carefully chosen for their excellent track records and dedication to excellence. We think you'll be impressed with our high standards for cleanliness, safety, and comfort.

It's our goal to make dental appointments fun, educational, and stress-free for the whole family. If you have a busy schedule that's difficult to work around, you'll be pleased to know that we offer appointments on Saturdays. We believe that everyone should have immediate access to competent dental care if they've recently been injured or they have a painful condition, so we provide emergency dental care to all of our patients.

Comprehensive Dentistry

When you come in for an appointment, we'll first conduct an examination and ask about any symptoms you may be experiencing. If we think you might need a certain procedure done, we'll thoroughly explain our reasons for recommending it and give you a detailed idea of each step it will entail.

We understand that many dental treatments are difficult to afford up front, so we can offer you several convenient financing options to make things easier on your bank account. Before we say goodbye, we'll give you some valuable recommendations for things you can do at home to keep your teeth in top shape. Let us know if you ever have questions in regards to our work. We're passionate about dentistry, and we enjoy helping people better understand what we do.

How Can We Make You Smile Today?

If your teeth are stained from decades of drinking black coffee or you never had braces as your teeth were growing in, you may be embarrassed to show your pearly whites. From long-lasting whitening treatments to orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign®, we can offer you a range of services to help you get the smile you've always wanted. Ideal Dental Forney proudly provides top-tier dental care at affordable rates to patients in Forney, TX. Don't hesitate to call us today and find out for yourself why so many locals choose our dentists for all of their oral health needs.

Meet Our Dentists

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Dr. Ian Ballou

I was born and raised in Kansas City, the product of a loving family with Midwestern values and an appreciation for hard work. I am the oldest of 4 brothers and a sister. Away from the office, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing with my dogs, traveling, lifting weights, jogging, snowboarding, surfing, golfing, listening to music, trying new restaurants, reading and staying active with church activities. I'm a huge fan of all sports, and my loyalty is with the crimson and blue Jayhawks of KU!

My dental training was completed at the University of Missouri Kansas City. After graduating with honors, I completed an orthodontic fellowship at the University of Florida followed by an orthodontic residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. I was trained in the latest treatment methods, am a Preferred Provider for Invisalign and have been creating amazing smiles in Texas since 2010. I continue to provide my patients with the very best orthodontic treatment available through continuing education and membership in various professional organizations. I'm blessed to do what I love for a living...working together with patients, parents and team members to develop meaningful relationships while creating amazing before and after results in the process!

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Dr. Karen Shovak

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.
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Dr. Joe Mayes II

Dr. Joe Mayes II, a native of West Texas, began is educational training at Texas Tech University while pursuing a degree in Cell & Molecular Biology. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where he achieved his Doctorate in Dental Surgery. During his dental training Dr. Mayes received numerous academic and clinical awards including the Dr. D. Lamar Byrd Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Academic Achievement Award from the Baylor Oral Surgery Alumni Assoc., the Outstanding Dental Student Award and the Dental Implant Student Award from the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Horace Wells Senior Student Award from the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence from the OKU National Honor Society, and the Best Hand Skills Award as voted by the Baylor College of Dentistry Class of 2009. Dr. Mayes then moved to New Orleans where he completed an internship in General Surgery at Louisiana State University Medical Center before completing his residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Science Center and School of Dentistry. While at LSU, Dr. Mayes was fortunate enough to be trained using state-of-the-art technology to learn the latest techniques in all of the many facets of his specialty. He then hurried back home to Texas to begin practicing oral surgery in the DFW area. Dr. Mayes has participated in research on various aspects of his specialty, many of which have been accepted for publication in peer-reviewed national and international journals. He continues to attend national meetings and lectures to keep up to date with the most current evidence-based treatment options, advancements in technology, and overall dental health information. While Dr. Mayes is trained to practice every aspect of oral surgery, his primary emphasis is on dental implantology, bone grafting and pre-prosthetic surgery, complicated dental extractions, and outpatient anesthesia/sedation. Dr. Mayes is a former ski instructor, spent time as a graphic designer, and is a proud veteran who served as a medic in the US Army. During his time on active military duty he was able to achieve the prestigious Expert Field Medical Badge as well as being honored with an Army Commendation Medal. Dr. Mayes is married to Kemi, his wife of 17 years, they have one child and live in North Dallas. In addition to spending time with his family Dr. Mayes enjoys golf, hunting, and snow skiing. Dr. Mayes is committed to delivering the best surgical care and procedural experience possible. His clinical experience as a practitioner combined with his diverse personal history allows Dr. Mayes to connect with patients of all ages and backgrounds and allows him to deliver an exceptional level of care in a relaxed clinical setting.
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Paul Pham

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.

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If you are looking for excellent service and a people-friendly approach, then you have come to the right place. At Ideal Dental Forney, our ultimate goal is to serve you and make your experience a pleasant one, and our team will stop at nothing to ensure that you come away more than satisfied.

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