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General and Family Dentistry located in San Antonio, TX

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Kathleen Torres, DDS
Marii Malagayo, DDS
Marii Malagayo, DDS
Dentist

Marii Malagayo, DDS, is one of the exceptional dentists practicing at Reality Bites Dental in San Antonio, Texas. 

Dr. Malagayo was born in the Philippines and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Texas State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in biology. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center - San Antonio with a distinction in dental education and teaching honors. Following her doctoral degree, Dr. Malagayo completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program at UT Health - School of Dentistry. During her residency, she received training in many advanced dental procedures, sedation, and complex treatment planning.

Dr. Malagayo is committed to continuous improvement and the highest quality of care. It is her mission to guide all patients toward better oral and overall health and be their partner and ally in accomplishing treatment goals. She believes that trust, quality communication, and patient involvement are critical to treatment success. She also acknowledges that many patients have fears or anxieties about having dental work completed and makes it her top priority to ensure patient comfort and deliver gentle care in a relaxed and soothing atmosphere. 

Dr. Malagayo believes that the patient, doctor, and support staff all share the same purpose and passion - healthy mouths and beautiful smiles!

When Dr. Malagayo isn't working, you can find her spending time with friends, family, and dogs, working on art projects, hiking, and dancing!

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Office Manager Patricia J.
Office Manager Patricia J.
Patricia is a 2003 Graduate of San Antonio College of Dental Assisting. After receiving her Registered Dental Assistant Certification, Patricia became motivated to immerse herself in the administration division of the dental world. She began working the front desk before advancing to office manager. She actively continues to develop her dental education through Continuing Education (CE) courses. As the office manager of Reality Bites Dental, Patricia is able to address most of your concerns and questions. Patricia has a passion for excellent customer service and you always recognize her beautiful smile when you walk in.Patricia is happily married with one son, who loves to take any opportunity to show you his dance moves. When she’s not in the office, she spends her time with her family going to church, musical concerts and traveling the U.S.

Dental Business Assistant Amy Del P.
 RDA Dental Assistant Amy Del P.
Amy is passionate and driven and well on her way to become a dental hygienist. At a young age she has kick starting her career by checking off all the boxes in her new dental home at Reality Bites Dental. Amy was born and raised in Naples, Florida and relocated to Texas in 2018. You can find Amy full of energy with a contagious smile in the front desk ready to serve. As someone who has dealt with continuous adversity, Amy is ready for any challenge that comes her way.
Hygienist Trish C., BS, RDH
Hygienist Trish C., BS, RDH
Trish has been with Reality Bites Dental since it was born as an idea. She is a part of the original team that founded our practice. With 7 years of dental assisting experience, she originally was our head dental assistant. Ever the achiever, she later returned to school to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While in school, she was actively involved in community service and research. There, she graduated as Magna Cum Laude in 2016. Trish has since returned to our office as our full time dental hygienist. You will recognize her by her calm chairside manner and kind demeanor. Trish will work with you and your family to customize your experience to ensure we maintain an effective oral hygiene regimen and a healthy, beautiful smile.Trish enjoys writing music, playing the guitar, and taking long walks with her two wonderful dogs.

Hygienist Stephanie G., RDH
Hygienist Stephanie G., RDH
Stephanie graduated from The University of Texas at Brownsville in 2003 and has been providing quality care for people ever since! With over 15 years of experience, she understands how important it is to meet patient standards. She began her career in the Rio Grande Valley and recently moved to San Antonio. Stephanie joined our team in April 2021 and is thrilled to continue caring for smiles in the Alamo City.When Stephanie is out of the office, she is either outdoors enjoying the Texas skies with her son or shopping the day away.

Head Dental Assistant Brenda B., RDA
Head Dental Assistant Brenda B., RDA
Brenda has over 17 years experience as a registered dental assistant and it shows. She has an unparalleled work ethic and is committed to go the extra mile to ensure the highest standard of excellence and patient care. As head dental assistant, Brenda is your resource to answering any questions you may have regarding treatment or care. You can recognize Brenda by her sunny personality and contagious laugh that brightens the whole office. She loves working with patients and helps patients leave our office with a smile on their face.
Dental Assistant Sully K., RDA
Dental Assistant Sully K., RDA
Sully has dedicated herself as a career professional in the patient care space, and recently made a move into dental assisting. As a recent graduate from the Dental Assistant School in San Antonio, Sully prides herself on her work ethic and passion for delivering the best possible experience for her patients. Her years of experience and ability to empathize, make her a great addition to the Reality Bites Dental team.As a mother of three girls, including twins, Sully is an expert at managing complex situations and is not satisfied unless you leave with the smile you deserve.

Dental Assistant Sully K., RDA
 Business Assistant Jennifer J.

Dental Assistant Sully K., RDA
Ashlyn C., RDA

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