"Your smile is a messenger of your good will.  Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it.  To someone who has seen a dozen people frown, scowl or turn their faces away, your smile is like the sun breaking through the clouds.   Especially when that someone is under pressure from his bosses, his customers, his teachers or parents or children, a smile can help him realize that all is not hopeless—that there is joy in the world."--Dale Carnegie     

Allow us to create the smile that will not only brighten your life but all those who are so fortunate enough to receive it!  Let's impact all those around us by making the world a brighter and more cheerful place to live, one smile at a time!

Meet the Doctor & Staff


     

Doctor's Biography

Dr. Daniel Vasquez Balderrama has been in dental practice, at the current location, since June of 2004.  He was born and raised in Carlsbad, N.M and earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology, with a minor in Chemistry, from New Mexico State University.  He attended Marquette University School of Dentistry where he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  Dr. Balderrama finished in the top 15% of his class while maintaining a mix of family life, work, study and volunteer efforts.

Dr. Balderrama has been an active member of the  American Dental Association (Texas Dental Association & East Texas Dental Society) for 13 years, the Academy of General Dentistry for 12 years, and the Land O' Pines study club for 13 years.  Dr. Balderrama is also a member of the International Dental Implant Association, an organization committed to achieving excellence in dental implant treatment through rigorous education and training of its members. Lastly, Dr. Balderrama is also a member of Occlusion Design, a dental training center that focuses on education and training of the dental practitioner in the treatment planning and delivery of complex restorative/cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitations.  Dr. Balderrama served on the board of the East Texas Dental Society for three consecutive years.  He was twice elected as the East Texas Dental Society’s nominee for the New Dentist Achievement Award, by his colleagues/peers in the TDA component society.  Dr. Balderrama has participated and continues to participate in volunteer efforts such as the Texas Mission of Mercy program, Give Kids a Smile Day, Alpine Church of Christ Dental Clinic, Mission Marshall, Highway 80 Rescue Mission, and David Crockett Elementary Career Day, to name a few.

Dr. Balderrama has been happily married to his wife since January of 1998 with whom he has a daughter, who he is extraordinarily proud of.  Dr. Balderrama loves spending time with his family watching movies, fishing, visiting museums and zoos, and traveling throughout the United States.  As mentioned in the home page, Dr. Balderrama believes it to be essential to continually attempt to achieve optimal overall health therefore, enjoys a constant mix of weight and cardiovascular training.  Finally, Dr. Balderrama loves the practice of dentistry and serving the people who entrust him with not only their oral health care, but with that of their friends and loved ones as well.


     

Tanya
Insurance Coordinator

I am the Insurance Coordinator here at Dr. Balderrama's office. I have been working in the dental field for several years, starting out as a dental assistant here in my hometown of Marshall.  I fell in love with the dental field and love my job!  I am happily married to my best friend, Dan Landreneaux and have three children, Wyatt, Harlie, and Natalie.  I am also a step-mom to Caden and Cutter.  We are a happy blended outdoor loving family that enjoys fishing, hunting, rodeo and playing in the mud on out of town mud rides.  I look forward to meeting all current and future patients here at Dr. Balderrama's office.

 

    

Veronica

Hygienist                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

I have been working at Dr. Balderrama's office since December of 2014.  I earned my Registered Dental Hygiene Degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.   I have worked in the Marshall area for over 20 years and am bilingual in Spanish and English. 

I enjoy getting to know my patients.  When it comes to patient care, I am sensitive to their individual needs and answer any questions they may have. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work in several areas of dentistry including pediatrics, prosthodontics, periodontics, and general family dentistry.  This has allowed me the opportunity to accumulate a wealth of knowledge in the dental field, and in doing so translate it into rendering optimal patient care.

I am looking forward to welcoming you into our practice and having the opportunity to serve you.  


   

Maricela

Dental Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                           

I am a Registered Dental Assistant, as such I aid Dr. Balderrama with all aspects of patient care.   Although I am new to Dr. Balderrama's dental office I have, in a relatively short period of time, detected an enormous amount of respect for Dr. Balderrama from not only his patients but from other dentists and the community as well.  This is reflected in not only the way that he cares for his patients and the volunteer efforts he takes part in, but it is truly evident in the passion he displays for being the best doctor he can through constant self education and excellence delivered to his patients.  Dr. Balderrama is a great dentist and cares deeply for his family, his staff, his patients, the community, and the field of dentistry.     

I earned my dental assisting certificate from Panola College in Carthage, Texas.   I am bilingual in Spanish and English which allows me to communicate with larger demographic and helps me to better understand a wider array of cultural intricacies.  

At home, I have an amazing family.  When not at the office I enjoy spending time with my family.  

I strive to put each and every patient at ease, make them feel comfortable, and treat them with care and concern.  I look forward to meeting you and making your visit as stress free and as enjoyable as possible.


     

Alyssa  

Hygienist

My name is Alyssa and I started working for Dr. Balderrama, part-time, in March 2015.   I graduated from Tyler Junior College in 2009 and worked for several years in Shreveport, where I am originally from.   I am married to Darrin Peeples and we have a one-year-old little boy that we absolutely adore, and love making memories with!  I love my job and am very people oriented.   Drop by or make an appointment to see us.   I look forward to providing you with the supurb, uncompromising care you deserve!


 

Volunteer Fun Pics:

"Career Day" : David Crockett Elementary School




 

 

Mission Marshall



Bethesda Health Clinic (Tyler, Texas)









Mission of Mercy 2016





Staff Outings:


The Mud Hut(Longview, TX)













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