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Jose L. (Joey) Cazares, DDS, FAGD

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McAllen Dental Associates

1632 N. 10th Street
McAllen, TX 78501
(956) 686-5000

Meet Dr. Cazares

Joey CazaresJose L. (Joey) Cazares, DDS, FAGD

Graduate of McAllen High School - McAllen, Texas

Graduate of Texas A&M University - College Station, Texas

Graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry – Dallas, Texas 1985

Over 25 years of experience in his own private practice

Graduate of GP Orthodontics 2-year Hands-on Course


Honors and Distinctions

Twice nominated
by his colleagues for Texas Dentist of the Year (2001 & 2005). Only 20 Texas dentists are nominated yearly for this award.

Achievement Based Award

Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry
A Fellowship Award in AGD is an achievement-based award that is granted after completion of 500 hours of post-graduate continuing education and successful completion of a comprehensive written exam on all phases of dentistry.

Honor Awards

Fellow of ADI, ACD, ICD, PFA

  • Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International FADI
    An International honor society for dentists dedicated to sharing knowledge in order to serve the dental and oral health needs and to improve the quality of life of the people throughout the world.
  • Fellow of the American College of Dentists FACD
    The oldest national honorary organization for dentists. Mission statement is to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism, and leadership in Dentistry. Its members have exemplified excellence through outstanding leadership and exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists FICD
    A leading honorary dental organization dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professional achievement and meritorious service and the continued progress of the profession of dentistry for the benefit of all humankind
  • Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy FPFA
    An International Honorary Dental Organization recognizing outstanding dentists and celebrating their achievements. It seeks to support the highest ideals of dentistry throughout the world in both ethical and moral practice, through service to community, country and profession.

    (These four fellowships to these dental honor societies were granted to Dr. Cazares only after nomination from existing members of these organization and after review of his professional resume.

Positions Held

  • President of the Texas Academy of General Dentistry
  • Has served as a Director, Senior Director and Vice President of the Texas Dental Association (the state organization of more than 8000 dentists)
  • Has served as President of the Following Local Organizations
  • Rio Grande Valley District Dental Society
  • Rio Grande Valley Academy of General Dentistry
  • Dentists Who Care – a non-profit group of dentists who provide charity dental care to the needy children of the Rio Grande Valley (
  • Has Served on Texas Board of Health’s Oral Health Services Advisory Committee
  • Appointed by State of Texas as the only General Dentist in Texas to Serve on Texas Medicaid Frew Advisory Committee


  • American Dental Association - Member of House of Delegates
  • Adjunct Professor for Baylor College of Dentistry’s Preceptorship Program

LOCAL (Non-Dental)

  • Graduate of Leadership McAllen
  • Served on Leadership McAllen’s Board of Directors
  • Past Member of McAllen I.S.D.’s
  • Partners in Excellence
  • McAllen High School Mentorship Program

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