Erika Alvarez, DDS – Texas Dental

The Perfect Marriage of Family and Dentistry

It was only last month that Dr. Alvarez was walking on a beach. Her much-anticipated wedding day had finally come to fruition. With sixty family and friends gathered, she married her sweetheart, Dustin, on a picturesque beach in Cancun, Mexico. The clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea provided a stunning backdrop for a match made in heaven.

The beach was an easy destination wedding choice for the couple. Dr. Alvarez is originally from South Texas, while Dustin is from California. Cancun’s beautiful, tropical beaches made it an obvious choice for the sun and sand-loving couple to exchange vows and celebrate their union. Although stormy rains required the party to move inside for the reception, a break in the clouds made it possible for the two to have their first dance on the beach.

Childhood Dreams Fulfilled

Although a newlywed, Dr. Alvarez isn’t new to the field of dentistry. Since high school, she had her sights set on dentistry as a profession. Her grandfather was a medical practitioner and would invite her to accompany him on his hospital rounds. The experience sparked her love for helping and caring for others. After shadowing a dentist, she was eager to attend Texas A&M University where she graduated cum laude and made the dean’s list. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry. An active member of several dental societies, her education is sustained through numerous continuing education courses she takes.

Practicing at Texas Dental in Flower Mound with six years of experience in all disciplines of innovative dentistry, Dr. Alvarez is focused on personal connections with her patients and taking care of their needs. Whether it is teeth whitening, dentures, crowns, or Invisalign, she has the knowledge and experience necessary to address any dental issues or concern. She creates a treatment plan specifically for the individual and specializes in CEREC same-day crowns. Her years of experience in restorative, implant, and cosmetic dentistry make her an obvious choice for any family’s dental needs.

One Patient at a Time

Texas Dental is a top-ranked family dentistry practice. With a cozy, hometown vibe, you are treated like family every time you visit. You won’t find rows and rows of dental chairs full of waiting patients similar to an assembly line. “We spend time getting to know you, while being respectful of your time,” Dr. Alvarez says. “We do not schedule overlapping appointments and only see one patient at a time, allowing us to focus on getting to know people on a personal level.”

Although the office has been in the same location for more than 20 years, formerly under Dr. Jacquelyn Stanfield, Texas Dental has owned the Flower Mound office location for the past three years. They remodeled the interior, putting their touch on amenities and décor geared toward patients’ comfort, relaxation, and safety. They also retained the same team, utilizing their years of experience, skill, and patient-centric friendliness. The office manager, Michelle, has been with the practice for 17 years, while their hygienist, Paula, has worked there for seven years. A small but close-knit group, the entire team enjoys lunching together during the work week at Hillside in Highland Village, or Anamia’s in Flower Mound.

Helping Others in Need

It was a dental mission trip to Jamaica that solidified Dr. Alvarez’s love for dentistry. “That was a very wonderful, eye-opening experience for me., she says. She also donated her time and skills to Operation Lone Star, a program that provides free medical and dental care to Rio Grande Valley residents in McAllen, Texas. Additionally, she volunteered with Operation East Texas, providing dental care to those in need, and with another program called Mercy.

Dr. Alvarez and her husband enjoy spending leisure time at the lake with their fur baby, a blue heeler named Cali. The couple enjoy attending concerts, sporting events, and traveling to visit family in California and South Texas. You can bet the newlyweds will be visiting a beach, savoring the memories of their magical wedding weekend.


3401 Cross Timbers Road, Suite 100
Flower Mound, Texas 75028
(972) 355-2273