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

  1. Shukan Patel Portrait

    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 where he became proficient in treating patients with special needs and high anxiety. He was also able to expand his knowledge when it came to new treatment modalities and complex cases.

    Dr. Patel’s love for dentistry comes from being able to help individuals on a personal level while still being creative. Dr. Patel believes a smile goes a long way and is committed to helping his patients have the healthiest and best smiles possible.

    Outside of the office, he loves photography, spending time with his family, and traveling abroad to experience different cultures and appreciating all the beautiful corners of the world.

  2. 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.

  3. Paula Ortiz Portrait

    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 since early on decided to attend dental school. She achieved her dental degree from The Institute of Health Sciences in Medellin Colombia in 1997. Then, she worked with the underserved rural communities for the next year. After that she joined a periodontal residency program in Colombia and after relocating to The United States she completed her training in Periodontics and Masters degree In Sciences in Dentistry at prestigious Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she served as Chief Periodontal Resident for two continuous years. Her research in Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis was published in the prestigious Journal of Periodontology and has gathered the attention of researchers and clinicians in both Dentistry and Medicine. Ever since graduating from Case, Dr. Ortiz has devoted her time to private and group practice as well as holding a faculty position at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry since 2009.

    Doctor Ortiz is married to her husband of 19 years and they have three children. On her free time Dr. Ortiz enjoys reading, cooking, riding her bike and traveling all alongside her husband and children.

    She is fully committed to providing excellent treatment and providing state of the art and compassionate care.

Our Location

Ideal Dental of University Park

8611 Hillcrest Rd Ste 215
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 361-3550

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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