All Smiles Dental Center is a San Antonio based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.
We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Vela and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 210-714-7429 and experience why our patients think All Smiles Dental Center is the best dentist in San Antonio.
Welcome to our family at All Smiles Dental Center. I am excited to meet and get to know each and every patient that comes through our office. Since I was a child, I always knew I wanted to do something in the health care profession. As I explored my options, I gravitated directly toward dentistry. I truly feel blessed to be able to go to work every day and do something I love. Perhaps my favorite part about dentistry is being able to form personal relationships with patients and interact with them on a regular basis.
Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, I graduated from Mary Carroll High School. I moved to San Antonio after graduation and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Biology at St. Mary's University. I completed my dental education with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School. In my opinion, regardless of what you choose as a profession, you can never stop learning. To keep up-to-date with the newest technologies, products and ideas, I attend continuing dental education courses regularly. I have completed over 200 hours of continuing education, from implant surgery and restorations to Invisalign and 6-Month Smiles. This ensures I can continue to provide only the highest level of care for you and your family.
When not consumed by dentistry, family is the biggest part of my life. I have a wonderful wife, Stephanie, whom you will surely get to know at our practice. We have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl, Gabriella, and my amazing son, Luke. They have taught us to love like we never knew possible. I enjoy doing almost anything there is do outside, including all sports, golfing and hunting. My favorite teams are the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns. I cannot wait for the opportunity to form a new friendship with you, and I hope you will allow me to help you maintain a functional and beautiful smile!
Welcome to All Smiles Dental Center! I hope that you will allow me to be an integral part in restoring and maintaining your dental health. San Antonio is a familiar place for me, and I am glad to be returning to this community. I received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio in 1984. I have been in private practice for over 28 years in my hometown of San Benito, Texas. I am married and have two daughters.
Dentistry is my passion, and I am blessed to be able to go to work each day with a smile on my face. I am currently working in the San Antonio practice on Thursday, Friday, and some Saturdays. I have the joy of working alongside my son-in-law and business partner, Dr. David Vela, here in our San Antonio practice. My daughter, Stephanie Vela, is our Dental Hygienist, and my beautiful wife, Pat, is our Office Manager. We pride ourselves in being a small family practice, and I hope that you will allow All Smiles the opportunity to be your dental home.
Outside of dentistry, I primarily enjoy spending time with my family. Fishing, hunting, and going to the movies are some other hobbies of mine. I am also a huge sports fan with my favorite basketball team being the San Antonio Spurs!
Born in Florida but raised in the Coastal Bend of Texas, I am a true Texan at heart and a second-generation dentist who has a passion for changing lives one smile at a time.
As a native of the Corpus Christi area, I graduated Salutatorian from Gregory-Portland High School before later attending Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science and obtained summa cum laude honors. I then proceeded with my dental training at the prestigious University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio - School of Dentistry and graduated with my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with higher honors and a distinction in Dental Education. Upon graduation, I was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society which promotes and recognizes academic excellence and character among students of dentistry.
Recently married to my wife Francesca, when I am not at the office you can likely find me enjoying the hiking trails around San Antonio/Austin with our dog Sophia, who always keeps us on our toes, or trying new restaurant recommendations in the surrounding areas. In my spare time I also love to go fishing, play soccer and tennis, do some woodworking, or just enjoy a good movie.
Driven to set standards that exceed the norm, while placing the comfort and quality of care for the patient first, I aim to provide every patient the opportunity in achieving a smile they love and deserve. Through oral health education and the use of state-of-the-art technology, we at All Smiles Dental Center want to welcome you as part of our family in making a brighter tomorrow!
Being the first in my family to attend college, my options on what to pursue was wide open. I didn’t know much of any field, but I knew I wanted to work in an environment where I could interact with people. After volunteering in different areas to get exposure I gravitated towards dentistry. It was a field that allowed me to be in healthcare, have independence from a huge hospital network, and it’s a field where I can help almost anyone with the latest healthcare has to offer.
Originally from Houston, Texas, I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and then attended UT Dental School in Houston. Studying in the middle of Texas’s largest medical center was a great experience for learning from different specialties. This allowed me to get a further interest in General Dentistry which is the field in dentistry that allows me to treat patients in many different areas. Dentistry has so much evolving technology and techniques that we are truly in a field that requires lifelong learning. This all leads to a better outcome for our patients to better their oral health.
When not spending time at work, I spend almost every minute with family. My wife and I both have busy careers and we enjoy spending time with kids and taking small weekend trips to the hill country, Houston, or the beach. Anything outdoors is always welcomed in our household. I look forward to meeting patients and helping them achieve the smile they deserve.