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Laredo Pediatric Dental Specialty Clinic

The UT Health Science Dental School offers an accredited two year program in Laredo, Texas in conjunction with the Developmental Dentistry Residency Program in San Antonio, Texas.

The overall goal of the program is to provide a base of knowledge in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Comprehensive dental care is provided to children from birth to 18 years of age.

Services offered include:

  • Dental Exam and X-rays
  • Cleaning and Fluoride Application
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Stainless Steel Crowns
  • Extractions
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation
  • General anesthesia in conjunction with Laredo Medical Center
  • Orthodontic Services

Participant in the Texas Health Steps Initiative and First Dental Home Program; A Division of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

About the Site Director:

Minerva Garcia, D.D.S.Minerva Garcia, D.D.S., earned her dental degree and received her pediatric dentistry certificate from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Garcia is currently the site Director for the UT Health Science Center Pediatric Dentistry Program in Laredo, Texas. She serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Dentistry.


Contact Information:

Pediatric Residency Program- Minerva Cadena, Administrative Assistant Associate 956-523-7448
Laredo Health Department Dental Clinic- Sonia Perez, Operations Manager 956-523-7517
Outreach and Mobile Dental Clinic Program- Sonia Perez, Operations Manager 956-523-7517

Laredo Health Department Dental Clinic:

2600 Cedar Ave., Laredo, Texas 78040
Clinic Hours
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Call For Appointment:
Phone: 956-523-7500
Fax: 956-718-4021

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How to Become a Patient:

Payment Policy

Fees may be paid in the form of cash, check or credit card. The Health Department Dental Clinic will accept most insurance plans as well as Medicaid and CHIP.

Uninsured Patients

For patients without dental insurance, the clinic policy is that payment is due on the date services are provided and the fees will be determined on a sliding scale according to annual income. Please provide the following:

  • Most recent Income Tax Return
  • Utility Bill-Electricity, Water or Gas
  • Photo I.D.
  • Social Security Card
Contact: WebTeam@uthscsa.edu
Updated: Feb 12, 2019
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