40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ANGELA ENRIQUEZ

  • Cibolo, Texas
  • Cibolo Dental Center

Age:

38

Name of Practice:

Cibolo Dental Center

Specialty:

General and cosmetic dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


Why She Was Nominated

Dr. Enriquez’s commitment to underserved communities led her to spend five years in community health clinics and, recently, to open her new dental practice (see page 74), the first of its kind in her small town, just outside San Antonio. Serving many emergency patients and military families, the practice is growing exponentially.

Practice Philosophy

“Educate your patients about how to keep their teeth healthy from an early age.”

Tool She Can't Live Without

“My Sybron­Endo TF Adaptive root-canal system. It’s a specialized motor that helps keep the files from separating. It shortens treatment time and clears a path that helps me see more emergency patients sooner.”

Biggest Challenge

Since she opened her practice earlier this year, Dr. Enriquez has seen an average of 75 new patients a month, so achieving a work-life balance can be a bit of a struggle. “When my husband gets off work, he comes to my office to help with my front-office tasks, like inputting insurance checks and running to the bank and post office,” she says. Then the couple must head
home to their two daughters, ages 11 and 5.