Ideal Dental South Arlington

All Your Smile Needs.

Now that’s ideal.

Welcome to Ideal Dental South Arlington

Your local family dentist serving Arlington, and surrounding communities.

5005 S Cooper St Ste 173
Arlington, TX 76017 (817) 635-6453

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 South Arlington neighbors. Think of Ideal Dental South Arlington as your home for quality dental care.

  1. Rishad Merchant Portrait

    Rishad Merchant, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Merchant grew up in Carrollton, Texas. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. While at Baylor Dr. Merchant was a…
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  2. Hend Ali Portrait

    Hend Ali, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Ali is a Texas native who grew up in Arlington, Texas. She received her Bachelor in Science…
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  3. Philip Pan Portrait

    Philip Pan, DDS


    Dr. Pan considers his journey to the orthodontic field a series of amazing blessings. He grew up in Richardson, Texas and attended Baylor University in Waco for his undergraduate degree.
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  4. Garrett Nelson MD Portrait

    Garrett Nelson MD, DDS

    Oral Surgeon

    For over a decade, Dr. Garrett Nelson has been practicing oral surgery in the DFW area. Dentistry is in his family as he is a fourth-generation dentist. Dr. Nelson’s brother…
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Our Location

Ideal Dental South Arlington

5005 S Cooper St Ste 173
Arlington, TX 76017
(817) 635-6453

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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Welcome to Ideal Dental South Arlington

You can depend

on our practice for a wide range of procedures, including general dentistry, cosmetic treatments, tooth repair and replacement, braces, and oral surgery. For all of your dental needs, you can trust our family-friendly team of professionals to keep you and your family smiling. We welcome you and your family by appointment or on a walk-in basis. The office features televisions in every treatment room to help put you at ease.

Our dental services

At Ideal Dental South Arlington, we believe that a visit to the dentist should be as pleasant and stress-free as possible. That’s why our South Arlington 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.

Welcome to Ideal Dental, where our friendly South Arlington dentists create beautiful smiles

Our professional team offers exceptional dental care and convenient early morning and weekend appointments, combined with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Visit us soon and you’ll see why so many of our patients think we’re the best dentists in South Arlington.

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Looking for a dentist office nearby open on Saturday?

It can be difficult for families and professionals to schedule dental care around school, work, and extracurricular activities, but our practice makes it easy for patients to get the care they need, when they need it. Our accommodating South Arlington dentists are pleased to offer early morning and Saturday appointments so that every patient can find a time that fits their schedule. We’re open all day Monday – Friday and we also see patients on Saturday. call us at (817) 635-6453 or book an appointment For patients with dental anxiety, sedation dentistry is a great way to make their appointments stress-free. If you’re nervous about going to the dentist, ask us about receiving nitrous oxide, oral sedation, or IV sedation. In addition to caring about our patients, the team at Ideal Dental cares about members of the community and are active supporters of the Girl Scouts.

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Looking for dentists in South Arlington offering emergency dental services?

If you have broken or cracked teeth, a painful toothache, jaw pain, swollen/sore gums, or suspect an infection, please call our office immediately. These are symptoms of a dental emergency and require prompt treatment. Our experienced dentists offer same-day treatment for dental emergencies and will help to relieve your pain as quickly as they can. Our emergency dental services include root canal therapy and tooth extractions. Ideal Dental South Arlington is located at 5005 S Cooper St Ste 173 in Arlington, which is at the intersection of S. Cooper and Wimbledon Drive, in the same shopping center as Chipotle and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Walk-in patients are always welcome and will be seen as promptly as time allows. Besides treating emergency dental patients, we provide many different specialty services. If you require oral and maxillofacial procedures, our licensed oral surgeon offers All-on-4 dental implants, single dental implants, Teeth in a Day, bone grafting, sinus lifts, implant-supported dentures and bridges, and oral cancer diagnosis and treatment. For patients interested in straightening their smile, our licensed orthodontist can fit you with Invisalign® or clear, metal, or lingual braces. You can also trust the expertise of our dentists for excellence in cosmetic dentistry procedures. We offer full-mouth reconstructions, dental inlays and onlays, Lumineers, porcelain veneers, and take-home or in-office teeth whitening treatments. In addition to professional teeth cleanings, exams, X-rays, and treatment for gum disease, we can repair and restore your smile with full or partial dentures, dental bridges, porcelain crowns, and composite fillings.

Your affordable dentists in South Arlington are here at Ideal Dental

Providing affordable, quality care is important to us at Ideal Dental South Arlington. Our expert dental team will provide the treatment you need at an affordable cost that will fit your budget. We take most forms of dental insurance, including Medicaid. If your plan doesn’t cover the full cost of your care or if you don’t have insurance coverage, we have several options available that can help you manage the cost of treatment. For example, we accept Ideal Dental Plan, a dental discount plan where members can receive considerable savings on many common dental procedures and treatments. We also accept CareCredit, a financing option that works like a credit card. Patients who qualify for CareCredit can make affordable monthly payments to pay their total balance over time. We may also have other options available. The knowledgeable financial specialists at Ideal Dental will help you find the best payment option for your budget, so give us a call at (817) 635-6453.