Our Team

Center for Oral Pathology

Ana Morales, Surgical Technician

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Ana offers 19 years of surgical technician experience for our patients. She plays a large role working with Dr. Patel and Vanessa and enjoys helping new patients and helping to solve their oral health needs.


“When I'm not at work I love spending time with my loved ones. I also enjoy traveling and spending time at my farm with my animals.”

Vanessa Martinez

A Dallas, Texas native, Vanessa has 19 years of experience in dentistry and previously worked with Dr. Patel at Texas A&M College of Dentistry. She also loves helping patients and joined the practice knowing she could do even more for people with more complex cases and conditions.


“I’m kind of a sports Mom and spend lots of time taking my kids to their baseball and softball tournaments. I really enjoy spending time with my family and my dog.”

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