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

  1. Long Mugianto Portrait

    Long Mugianto, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Long Mugianto was raised in Bali, Indonesia. He came to the States after graduating high school. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. He then continued on at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry. Soon after dental school, Dr. Mugianto worked in private practice in a suburb outside Philadelphia. He then decided to relocate to Dallas to pursue a greater opportunity as a general dentist.

    Dr. Mugianto stays current with the latest advancements in dentistry through continuing education in order to provide the best care possible to his patients. When Dr. Mugianto is not busy treating his patients, he enjoys working out, cooking and gardening.

  2. Douglas Fonville Portrait

    Douglas Fonville, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Doug Fonville was born and raised in Texas and has lived in the Dallas area since 1978. He attended Sam Houston State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree and Baylor College of Dentistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Fonville practiced dentistry in Northeast Dallas for over 30 years before coming to Ideal Dental Uptown.Dr. Fonville enjoys all aspects of dentistry but is really concerned with making patients feel comfortable and helping them get the treatment they need in order to maintain good oral health.

    Alleviating patient fears and providing patients with quality treatment is very important to him along with creating an atmosphere of trust and caring that makes the patient want to continue coming to his office for many years. After 30 years of practice in the Northeast Dallas area, Dr. Fonville has patients of over 20 years who have followed him to the Uptown location. Dr. Fonville currently resides in Garland, Texas where he enjoys his friends and family, entertaining, cooking, singing, snow skiing, traveling, scuba diving, and working out and staying healthy.

  3. 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 is an orthodontist in the Houston area and his father continues to practice dentistry at 72 years of age. Dr. Nelson is committed to the delivery of the best oral surgery treatment and experience possible.

    Dr. Nelson’s clinical experience includes implant dentistry where he utilizes the very latest technology in planning and delivering the very best in clinical care.

    Dr. Nelson studied dentistry at UCLA and studied medicine at Texas Tech. He is a native of Los Angeles but came to Texas to settle down as his new home. He completed his Oral Surgery training at Baylor in Dallas and continues to serve the oral surgery program as an Associate Clinical Professor for over ten years. Many of the current dentists throughout Dallas were once his students.

    Dr. Nelson has four children and lives in Frisco where he enjoys golf, travel, snow skiing and serving his church and community. His newest hobby is running several half marathons a year with his wife, Rachel.

  4. Robert Pedersen Portrait

    Robert Pedersen, DDS


    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 Uptown

4323 Lemmon Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-4444

Office Hours

Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 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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