My name is Juan Villareal, I’m the founder of Harlingen Family Dentistry. I actually had an experience with a toothache when I was 14 years old and it took 2-3 days to find a dentist that could treat me because everybody was too busy at the time. And I didn’t sleep for those couple of days so I know it was a very bad experience for me. And finally got a hold of a dentist who took care of me at the time. And I think at the time I made the decision that one day I would come back to this area and be able to treat people when they have some emergency needs as I had at the time with this terrible toothache. So I know what it feels like to have a toothache. And it’s one of the philosophies that I put in my practice to do emergency care for my patients regardless of the time of day or weekends or whatever, and take good care of them. And that’s how the practice over the years has grown. One of the most pleasurable moments in dentistry is being able to take care of a patient that really needs it and is in pain and they come in and you can see the change in their face from a very painful experience to being able to smile again and joke.
Dr. Villarreal also became involved in dental sleep medicine after attending a 16CEU seminar with Sleep Group Solutions. Dr. Villarreal is one of the to doctors in Texas who offers an oral appliance for those looking for a CPAP alternative.