Texas Implant & Dental Specialists is proud to offer a wide range of solutions for all of your periodontal health needs. Our services focus on optimizing gum health through the diagnosis and treatment of gum disease at any stage. From cleanings to surgical and nonsurgical treatments, our team is dedicated to helping patients achieve and maintain gum health. We bring years of experience and the most effective technology and methods to each patient's care plan. Our goal is for all the patients we see to enjoy healthy teeth and gums for life.
By developing personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient's individual needs, we provide the most effective solutions for gum disease and other problems related to the supporting structures around the teeth. Each of our treatment plans is unique to each patient's mouth because treatment starts with knowing that the needs and preferences of the patient come first. Also, we thoroughly explain all your options as well as make sure you know what to expect from treatment. Our team will be with you every step of the way to ensure you are comfortable and happy with your treatment process.
Patints know they have made the right choice the moment they walk through our doors. Our friendly front desk staff will welcome you warmly, help you with any paperwork, and answer any initial questions you have. We aim to make each visit a pleasant experience, and our team will be there for you before, during, and after the treatment process. When it comes to your periodontal treatment plan, we will make adjustments when needed, so you stay on track to get the results you deserve. From the initial consultation to any follow-up appointments, you can rest assured knowing that you have our caring team members on your side.
Gum health is a key part of physical health, and we each person that comes through our doors to enjoy the oral and overall health they deserve. When you are ready to schedule an appointment or learn more about our services, call us at 972-535-6555 today. We look forward to hearing from you.
Marco A. Cueva, D.D.S., M.S. was born and raised in Curitiba, Brazil. He attended the Federal University of Parana receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 1988. Dr. Cueva completed three (3) additional years of training in periodontology and dental implantology at Camillo Castelo Branco University in 1991 and maintained his private practice limited to Periodontics and Dental Implants until 1999 when he began his training at Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Cueva completed his Periodontal Residency in 2002 receiving his Masters of Science Degree in Oral Biology with certification in Periodontics from Texas A&M University Health Science Center – Baylor College of Dentistry.
Dr. Cueva is Board Certified by the American Board of Periodontology. He is an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University Health Science Center – Baylor College of Dentistry and served as the Assistant Director of Post Doctoral Graduate Periodontics until November 2007. He is a frequent guest lecturer to State, National and International Dental Societies and various organizations on subjects of Periodontics and Dental Implants. He is a published author of articles and textbook sections relating to Periodontics and Periodontal Plastic Surgery. Dr. Cueva maintains his private practice limited to Periodontics, Dental Implants and Oral Medicine in Plano, Texas.
Dr. Cueva has three children Maria, Marco and Maura. He is active in his Church, loves to go to the Amazon for mission trips serving others and the lord. When he is not working, what he enjoys the most is spending time with his family as much as possible.
Dr. Nagashima is proficient in complex full mouth rehabilitations, implant restorations, fixed and removable prostheses (single or multiple crowns and bridges), restorative procedures (fillings), teeth whitening and is invisalign certified.
Additionally, she is highly trained in cosmetics, temporomandibular disorders (TMD), and more.
Rigorous training and experience give her a special understanding of the dynamics of a smile and the preservation of a healthy mouth.
Dr. Allen grew up in southern Indiana where she graduated from Salem High School as valedictorian. She earned her BS in Biology from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN in 2014. She then attended Indiana University School of Dentistry where she graduated in the top 10% of her class and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2018.
Dr. Allen then went on to complete a three-year residency program in Periodontics at the prestigious University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). While in San Antonio, Dr. Allen managed a randomized controlled clinical trial investigating ridge preservation and earned her master’s degree from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Also, while in San Antonio, Dr. Allen lectured for the International Team for Implantology Study Club.
Dr. Allen is board-eligible for the American Board of Periodontology. Her professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Periodontology, Southwest Society of Periodontists, and the American Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Allen enjoys standup paddleboarding at Lake Lewisville, training her Boston terrier puppy, gardening, and spending time with her family in the DFW area.
Valerie brings over 20 years of dental experience to our office. Valerie has worked in several positions in dentistry starting her dental career as a dental assistant and has been an insurance coordinator, treatment coordinator and manager. She has a passion for dentistry but most of all a passion for patient care and team leadership. Valerie has training in Excellence in Communication, Ultimate Team Building, Team Leadership, Maximizing Team Performance and has been a member of American Association of Dental Office Managers. She loves organizing, problem solving and working to make our office more efficient as well as providing excellence in customer service.
Valerie is a boy mom to 2 amazing young men & a grandmother to 2 beautiful girls and in her free time enjoys spending time with family & friend as well as dancing salsa and bachata.
Christelle is a born and bred Texan who has been with our team since 2019. She brings energy and passion to her role as a dental hygienist and the relationships she makes with her patients since graduating from Collin College in 2013. She loves that the dental field gives her the unique opportunity to meet people and change lives with a healthy smile leading to whole body health. When she’s not caring for patients you can find her at home playing piano or watching football with her husband Jared and 2 sons Rylan and Weston.
Originally from Illinois, Deedra moved to Texas and joined our office in 2018. She began her dental career in 1991 as a Dental Assistant and later enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, IL. Deedra graduated from the program in 2003 and her interest moved towards periodontology. She enjoys the daily opportunities of working with patients to encourage their understanding of the vital connection between their oral hygiene and their overall health. On a personal note, Deedra is a life-long Chicago Cubs fan and was recently married to a life-long Texas Rangers fan. They were married at a Rangers-Cubs game in 2019. They recently bought a home in Little Elm which they share with their cats.
Carolyn is our sweet and sunny insurance coordinator. Carolyn is passionate about dentistry, hard working and dedicated. Carolyn has 26 years of dental experience. She is a Registered Dental Assistant with experience in general and specialty dentistry. Carolyn is a native of Kansas and honorably served in the US Navy. She and her husband enjoy an active lifestyle with their dog “Chi.”
Originally from Arkansas, Amber moved to Texas and joined our office in 2022. She is a graduate of California State University with a Business degree in Accounting & Finance. She has a love of numbers and puzzles. Amber brings us over 20 years in experience in accounting and customer service. She enjoys spending her free time with her "furbaby", a Frenchie named Zoey.
Jenny is our patient Scheduling Coordinator. She is usually the first person you meet when you call or walk into our office. She brings over 15 years of dental and excellent customer service experience. She is certified by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners as a Registered Dental Assistant and CPR certified. Her goal is to maintain a timely and consistent level of patient flow throughout the office, and she always tries to ensure that each patient is treated like family by our dental team. When not at work Jenny loves watching hockey-“GO STARS!”, Zumba and traveling, but most of all she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Jenny absolutely adores her 3 adult children!
“DENTISTRY IS MY DESTINY" Patricia brings over 20 years of dental experience, she is our lead Treatment Coordinator as well as a Registered Dental Assistant. She has worked in every area of the dental office, but treatment coordinator is her forte. She brings great customer service, knowledge and is an inspiration to the Texas Implant & Dental Specialists team, with her infectious laughter and love for the Lord. She is a daughter, wife, mother & grandmother and enjoys spending time with her precious granddaughter who is her pride and joy!!
Lane is our Treatment Coordinator. Lane has fallen in love with the field of dentistry since starting at our office in March 2023. She brings years of customer service experience and a bubbly personality. She is excited to help you feel comfortable and well informed about your personalized treatment plan. Lane has a passion for people, music, and new adventures.
Riley has been a dental assistant for several years starting out her career in general dentistry then transitioned to our office as a surgical assistant. Riley loves the challenges and excitement involved in the dental field, but most of all loves caring for her patient’s needs and making sure they leave with a smile. When not working Riley enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Patricia is a member of our surgical team. She was born and raised in Dominican Republic and became a member of our team by way of first being a patient in our office and found dentistry very interesting so pursued her career and came to work with us after getting her license. Patricia is a boy mom & in her free time enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as dancing & traveling.
Originally from Venezuela Gianfranco moved to the United States in 2019. He is a graduate from UJAP in Doctor of Dental Surgery in Venezuela and a registered dental assistant. Gianfranco is passionate about dentistry and enjoys the reward of seeing people smile. He enjoys spending time with friends, family and his dog Niki, dancing and traveling.
Leslie is one of our surgical dental assistants and brings 20 years’ experience, starting her career in general dentistry working at the front desk and later pursued her career as a registered dental assistant and says it’s the best decision she ever made. Leslie is has worked in oral surgery, endodontics and is happy to now be working in periodontics. She loves what she does and loves to see the change in smiles. California native and mother of 2 and grandmother of 1 who means the world to her.
Originally from Oklahoma and has lived in Texas for four year and considers herself as a OkiTexan. Donneka has been assisting for 6 years with a background of 8 years in phlebotomy. She truly enjoys assisting with restoring smiles and making patients happy. In her free time she enjoys watching sunsets, painting and doing yoga.