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Founder and General Dentist
DR. ANTHONY C. VILLARREAL
Anthony C. Villarreal D.D.S., originally hails from Brownsville, Texas where he attended Hanna High School for three years. His senior year, the family moved to Weslaco, TX and he graduated from WHS as a standout athlete and scholar. He attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in the very challenging Bio Medical Sciences (BIMS) program. Dr. Villarreal was blessed to be accepted in to every Dental school he applied to but chose Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, (formally Baylor college of dentistry) earning his DDS with honors in 2015. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and a member of Spear Education. Dr. Villarreal has been practicing general/family dentistry including restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry since 2015.
It has always been Dr. Villarreal’s goal to give back to the Rio Grande Valley, getting his start in Weslaco and now currently in Edinburg. He is fulfilling his life long dream of providing affordable, comprehensive, and ethical dental care to his community.
DR. ANACRISTINA CHAPA
Anacristina Chapa D.D.S. was born and raised in Laredo, Texas. She graduated from the Honors Program at Texas A&M International University in her hometown with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During her time as an undergraduate student, she worked as a dental assistant which gave her the opportunity to catch her first glimpse into the life of a dental professional. Inspired by providing care for her community, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Chapa attended The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with a certificate in Clinical Humanities. She is a member of the Hispanic Dental Association and the Houston Equality Dental Network. Growing up in the unique culture that a border town provides, it has always been Dr. Chapa’s goal to give back to the special communities that can be found in border cities along South Texas.
Dr. Chapa has a deep love for art, science, and medicine, and is very grateful to be able to combine all 3 in a unique way to help others. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her twin sister and their 3 cats! In addition to being a dentist, she is also an artist, a poet, and a Netflix binge-watcher. She looks forward to meeting and working with you soon, y también habla español!
DR. IAN A. CASTELL
Ian A. Castell D.D.S. was born and raised in Brownsville, Texas where he attended Hanna High School. He graduated in the Top 10 of his high school class and went on to attend the University of Texas at Brownsville (later becoming UT-RGV) where he worked as a resident assistant, tutor, and mentor. It was during Dr. Castell’s early college years that he discovered his passion for dentistry when he began working as a dental assistant in Brownsville, Harlingen, Weslaco, and McAllen. He went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Castell then attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston where he conducted research in endodontics (root canal therapy) and graduated in the Top 10 of his class. Dr. Castell is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Rio Grande Valley Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the National Hispanic Medical Association.
When not in the office, Dr. Castell is either spending time with his family and friends, paddle boarding on the bay, enjoying the beach, learning more about dentistry, or performing volunteer work in the community.
Dr. Castell speaks English and Spanish, and he greatly enjoys spending time with his patients and treats them all like family. He makes sure to explain everything thoroughly and leaves no question left unanswered. Dr. Castell first began working in Houston where he earned the nickname “Manos de Angel” (Angel Hands) from his patients, so you can rest assured you are in good hands!