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

  1. Haley Hoffman Portrait

    Haley Hoffman, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Hoffman graduated from Baylor University with a BS in Biology which she then moved on to Texas A&M College of Dentistry to finish out her Dental Degree. She was born and raised in Waco, Texas (Before Chip and Joanna made it famous!) and is thrilled to be living and working in Texas again after completing a one-year residency program in advanced general dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dentistry is a unique combination of science, art, and most importantly people, which are all things Dr. Hoffman finds enjoyable in a profession. Her favorite thing about being a dentist is building relationships with patients. She really enjoys the clinical hands-on work of being a dentist, while also being able to positively impact people through that work which makes it meaningful to her. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with family and friends, watching Netflix’s latest shows, trying new foods, taking walks and babysitting her friends dogs!

  2. Neelam Shah Portrait

    Neelam Shah, DDS

    General Dentist

    I grew up in a small town in Indiana. I knew I always wanted to live in a bigger city, and Dallas was the perfect fit for me! The most important aspect of dentistry for me is listening to my patients concerns and providing a comfortable environment. To me, the best part of dentistry is helping patients and knowing that they are happy with the quality of their dental work. In my free time, I like to work out, watch football, try new restaurants, and spend time with friends and family.

  3. Joe Mayes ll Portrait

    Joe Mayes ll, DDS

    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Joe Mayes II, a native of West Texas, began his 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.

  4. Isaac Chen Portrait

    Isaac Chen, DMD

    Orthodontist

    Dr. Isaac Chen was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he grew up with his large family. During middle school he immigrated to Los Angeles, California and adapted to American culture. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California, San Diego, where he met his wife and spent his free time volunteering at free dental clinics to serve those in need as well as volunteering at church. Dr. Chen completed his dental training and orthodontic residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chen is fluent in Spanish, Chinese and English.

    Dr. Chen is passionate about orthodontics because it has the power to transform lives and improve self-confidence. He loves when a patient completes treatment and is very excited about their new life-changing smile.Dr. Chen enjoys connecting with his patients about their lives and attempts to encourage them to pursue their passions while showing off their beautiful smiles!

Our Location

Ideal Dental of Waxahachie

1439 N. Highway 77 Ste 101
Waxahachie, TX 75165
(972) 923-0900

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 - 2:00 pm
Sun Closed
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