Dr Vandan Desai
Dr. Desai was born in India and at age 11 he and his family moved to the United Stated and settled in Maryland. He graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Business Management. He always held a strong interest in medicine but later realized his passion for the field of Dentistry. He believes Dentistry provides the perfect balance between science and art allowing him to touch the lives of people in a way that has a real and lasting impact.
He then attended the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and earned his
Doctorate while graduating with honors.
Dr. Desai continued advanced training and completed an extensive post-doctoral 2-year residency program in Pennsylvania with a focus on implant prosthodontics. He met and married his wife during residency and they both relocated to San Antonio in the summer of 2016.
He and his wife enjoy traveling, exploring new cities, experiencing different cuisines, staying current with advances in technology as well as spending time with friends and family. He is fluent in three languages, (English, Hindi and Gujarati) and continues to spend time volunteering to help others in both India and Maryland.
He brings 20+ years experience with advanced training in leading-edge technologies including implant placement, bone grafts, soft tissue laser treatment and dental lab techniques. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry and has advanced expertise in implant dentistry and dental laboratory technology. He can provide you with complex restorative care to recapture your smiles beauty and bring you confidence again. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Academy of Osseointegration.
He is also a nationally recognized lecturer for implant systems and provides an implant course for the Hill Country Implant Center to train other dentists regarding implant techniques.
Proficient in English and Spanish, Dr Vazquez brings 30+ years of experience as our Prosthodontic specialist. He is a graduate of University of Guadalajara for his dental degree, Indiana University for his Masters degree and University of Louisville for his Certificate of Advanced Studies in Prosthodontics. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Operative Dentistry and Prosthodontics at the University of Florida for 6 years. He provides all aspects of general dentistry with an emphasis on implants, removable appliances, dentures, and esthetic crown/bridge. Dr Vazquez enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife, two children and grandchild.
He is a Board Certified Orthodontist with 20+ years of dental and orthodontic experience. He grew up in San Antonio and served in the US Navy/Marine Corp as a dentist in places like the Philippines, Japan and Thailand. He graduated from Cole High School in San Antonio and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at UTSA. He was co-author of the Human Physiology Lab Manual at UTSA and was a teaching associate in the Biology Department at UTSA before pursuing a dental career.
Dr Hockley received his dental degree from UT Health Science Center in Houston and then spent 3 years in orthodontic specialty training at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He has received many awards including a research award from the Pennsylvania Association of Orthodontists for his published orthodontic research. His advanced training can provide you with a broad range of services from simple esthetic improvement to complex growth modication or surgical correction using braces or INVISALIGN®. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and American Board of Orthodontics.
PREMIER DENTAL CENTER
20540 HWY 46, Suite 100
Spring Branch, TX 78070
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