Luis R. Perez DDS, PA
Dr. Pérez received his DDS from the School of Dentistry at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. While studying there, he was also selected by the university faculty to receive the Teledyne Hanau Prosthodontics Award for demonstrating outstanding knowledge and skills in the study and practice of prosthodontics.
Dr. Pérez continued his studies in Prosthodontics at the Medical College School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia in 1995. After his specialty training, Dr. Pérez joined the U.S. Navy Dental Corps in San Diego. There, he served as staff prosthodontist and director of the Removable Prosthodontics Division at the Naval Dental Center, the largest Naval dental facility in the world.
In addition to designing and supervising clinical courses for dental officers, he also trained Advanced Clinical Dentistry and Advanced Education in General Dentistry residents there until1998, when he entered private practice. Dr. Pérez is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), the Academy of Osseointegration, and also belongs to several local study clubs.
Outside of the office, he enjoys cycling, golfing, traveling with his family, and playing other sports. Dr. Pérez was selected as one of the “Best Dentists in Dallas” in the December 2005 issue (an exclusive peer-based survey that reveals the top 142 dentists in eight specialties).
He was also selected as Super Dentist in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006 & 2005 and December 2010 issues of Texas Monthly Magazine and had his portrait on the cover of The Doctor Of Dentistry Magazine in October of 2004.
Dr. Kim Ly Nguyen
Dr. Kim Ly Nguyen graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX with a Bachelor of Arts degree in combined sciences. She then pursued her lifelong dream of becoming a dentist and obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio, TX.
After completing her studies a, Dr. Nguyen came back to Dallas to begin practicing dentistry. She is skilled in various procedures such as fillings, extractions, crowns, bridges, veneers, and root canal therapy. She also enjoys providing dental care for children. Dr. Nguyen is known for being very thorough and gentle with her patients. She believes in delivering high quality dental care to all her patients, and strives to be a part of their journey to happy and healthy smiles!
When not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, eating (a lot!), and exploring new cities.
Dr. Wilner Loiseau
Periodontics & Surgical Specialist – Photo and bio pending.
Dr. Jan Ortiz graduated from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Dental Medicine in 2005, where he is from. After finishing his dental degree, Dr. Ortiz obtained his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine focusing in special needs and medically compromised patients.
Dr. Jan Ortiz received his specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics combined with a Doctorate in Sciences in Dentistry from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. During his years doing his specialty training in Boston, Dr. Ortiz worked as a general dentist.
During his entire dental training, Dr. Ortiz was involved in numerous research projects and publications regarding bone metabolism. These research projects have enabled him to have a better understanding of bone behavior and ultimately, tooth movement.
Dr. Ortiz is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Boston University Alumni Association and American Dental Association. Currently Dr. Ortiz is board eligible for the American Board of Orthodontists.
Dr. Ortiz is looking forward to meeting you and is committed to providing patients with the highest quality of orthodontic care possible.
Dr. Thakkar attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he received his Biochemistry degree. He went on to attain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University School of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Thakkar completed a General Practice Residency at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, IL.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, a current member of The American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.
Outside dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family, watching basketball and soccer. He is a passionate fan of Marquette’s Golden Eagles and Liverpool F.C.
Dr. Steven Blackburn – Orthodontist
Dr. Steven Blackburn earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry graduating first in his class. After practicing for three years as a general dentist, Dr. Blackburn entered the orthodontic residency program at the University of Detroit Mercy earning both a M.S and a certificate in orthodontics.
Dr. Blackburn’s first interest in orthodontics began after being so impressed with the smile transformation achieved by his orthodontist as a teenager. He wants his patients to enjoy their time in treatment and wants them to be happy and confident with their new smile at the end of treatment.
When he is not practicing orthodontics, Dr. Blackburn enjoys working out, traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his friends, family, and dog.