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

  1. Paola Arcila Portrait

    Paola Arcila, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Paola Arcila is a Dallas native who has always had a passion for helping others – a passion she now expresses through dentistry. Dr. Arcila attended Texas Woman’s University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She continued on to Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. Dr. Arcila’s focus is on listening to her patients’ needs and fulfilling them to the best of her ability. With this in mind, she is dedicated to providing quality comprehensive dental care to each patient.

    In her free time, Dr. Arcila’s hobbies include: spending time with her fiancée, family, friends, and her dogs, watching movies, participating in game nights, and Salsa dancing.

  2. Valerie Slater Portrait

    Valerie Slater, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Slater graduated with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Florida in 2014, where she then transferred to Texas A&M College of Dentistry to receive her DDS. Dr. Slater grew up in Katy, Texas and before dentistry, she was in the Navy as a jet mechanic and lived in Japan for two years! She loves cooking, hiking, and spending time with her family in her free time.

    The reason Dr. Slater became a dentist is because of her love of biology and chemistry, as well as her love for connecting with people. She truly enjoys changing lives and the joy it brings to get them out of pain.

  3. Garrett Nelson Portrait

    Garrett Nelson, DDS, MD

    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. 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.

  5. Philip Pan Portrait

    Philip Pan, DDS

    Orthodontist

    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. Dr. Pan then completed his dental degree from the University of Texas dental branch in Houston followed by his education in orthodontics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. From his perspective, he had the brightest orthodontic education in the state.

    Dr. Pan has returned home to practice in the great state of Texas but has not left behind all of Alabama. He returns also with an appreciation for international outreach, which he was involved with at his church in Birmingham. When he is not working on teeth, Dr. Pan spends time with his family, watching movies, eating, or reading/thinking about teeth. Dr. Pan believes in every good endeavor, there is a way to serve others. His desire is that this would be achieved through the field of orthodontics.

  6. Andy Xu Portrait

    Andy Xu, DDS, MS

    Endodontist

    Dr. Andy Xu was born in Shanghai, China. After college, He was accepted into the College of Dentistry, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, He was accepted into Advanced Education of General Dentistry program at University of Oklahoma to further improve his knowledge and clinical skills in dentistry. Dr. Xu practiced general dentistry for 6 years before he decided to specialize in Endodontics. He obtained his Master of Science in Endodontology and certificate of Endodontist from School of Dentistry, West Virginia University, Dr. Xu is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics which is the highest honor in Endodontics, awarded by the American Board of Endodontics. To achieve this honor, Endodontists must pass rigorous tests and clinical case presentation. Dr. Xu is a of American Association of Endodontists and American Dental Association. Outside dentistry, Dr. Xu enjoys spending time with his family.

Our Location

Ideal Dental of West Frisco

5570 Fm 423 Ste 400
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 303-1285

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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