Rafael L. Mercado, DDS
Dr. Mercado is a general dentist offering the full spectrum of dental services, including Dental Sleep Medicine, Restorative, Pediatric, Endodontics, Periodontics, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, Implant Dentistry, and Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Mercado is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association for Orthodontics, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the Hispanic Dental Association.
Dr. Mercado's Education
1993 D.D.S. - University of Texas Health Science Dental School, San Antonio, Texas
1988 B.A. - Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Additional Training & Certifications
1992-1993 UTHSC- San Antonio- Implant Training
2001-2002 Rondeau Seminars- Orthodontic Straight wire Training
2006-2009 Rondeau Seminars- Orthodontic, TMD & Sleep Training
2012 Ivoclar Vivadent- Laser Treatment Training
2012 Dr. Roubal- Dental Sleep Medicine
Continuing education courses in endodontics, implants, bone grafting, veneers, conscious sedation, orthodontics, office management, and cosmetic dentistry
July 2004 - Present
South Texas Dental – Associate Dentist – General Dentistry, pediatrics and orthodontics and implants
October 2001 - June 2004
Commerce St. Family Dental Center – Associate Dentist – General dentistry, pediatrics, and orthodontics, and implants
December 1999 - October 2001
Castle Dental Center – Associate Dentist – General dentistry, and implants
September 1997 - December 1999
Windsor Park Family Dental Center – Associate Dentist – General dentistry, and implants
September 1995 - September 1997
Associate dentist at Dr. Frank Santos, Jr. dental office – General dentistry
July 1993 - September 1995
Lee Dental Centers – General dentistry
Associate General Dentist
Jessica A. Hess, D.D.S.
Dr. Hess graduated with a D.D.S. from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. She is a general dentist offering various dental services such as Restorative, Pediatrics, Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Invisalign, and Prosthodontics.
Dr. Hess is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the San Antonio District Dental Society.