Meet the Doctor

Dr. Person smiling in his office at his desk

Dr. Person was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Donna, Texas. He attended Southern Methodist University where he earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He then attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1978. Upon graduating, Dr. Person returned to the Rio Grande Valley to start his private practice. He and his wife, Ruthie, have two children, a son Trey and daughter Melissa. Dr. Person has enjoyed practicing dentistry in McAllen, Texas for nearly 40 years.

Dr. Person practices family, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. He is known to his patients for his exceptional care and commitment, both toward his patients and towards his work. He takes a great deal of time and effort to listen to and address each patient's particular dental concerns and meets treatment with exacting standards for function, beauty, and comfort. His dedication to developing long-term relationships with his patients who desire and appreciate individualized care and attention is shown by the loyalty of his patients. Throughout Dr. Person’s career, he has continually educated himself with the latest techniques and equipment so that he can provide his patients with the highest level of dental care possible.

Dr. Person’s career is not only marked by his sincere concern for his patients but also by his commitment to ongoing education. He is an alumnus of the renowned L. D. Pankey Institute for continuing education and has completed the continuum courses in Cosmetic Dentistry and Restorative Dentistry, all of which included extensive studies in restorative procedures, such as, implants, crowns and veneers, and in occlusion, TMJ Disorder, and sleep medicine. He is also an alumnus of The Dawson Academy and has completed the numerous courses in St. Petersburg, Florida. He is a member of the Seattle Study Club of the Rio Grande Valley, the Southwest Prosthodontics Society, and the Southwest Society of Oral Medicine. Dr. Person is also a member of and completes continuing education courses with the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association, where he has been a past delegate of both. Dr. Person is a member in the Academy of General Dentistry and became Fellows of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is also an active member of the American Equilibration Society and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Person is very active in the community and donates his time to the Dentists Who Care non-profit program in the Rio Grande Valley. In every year since the inception of this award, Dr. Person has been named as a “Texas Super Dentist” in Texas Monthly Magazine, an honor given as a result of being selected by his peers as one of the top 5% dentists in Texas. He has also been twice nominated as the Texas Dentist of the Year by the Texas Academy of General Dentistry.

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