A Warm Welcome To Our Clinic
Your dental experience needs to be fun and professional not one time, but every time you visit! With over 30 years serving the city of Weslaco, there is no doubt why our community chooses us! Starting with our top Dentists, Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, and our front desk, we have the experience and comfort you need, every time, you have a trip to the dentist!
My name is Dr. Michael W. Fuqua. Welcome to our family practice. I am a native of the Rio Grande Valley. I was born in Weslaco and grew up in Edinburg. I graduated Edinburg High School in 1980 and Pan American University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. I graduated from the University of Texas Dental School at Houston in 1990 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
I have been practicing dentistry since July 1990 and I am the owner of Advanced Dental Associates in Harlingen and Weslaco since October 1991. I have served the Rio Grande Valley Dental Society as Delegate to the Texas Dental Association, Hidalgo County Director, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President and President.
I am married to Laura Fuqua and ours sons Blake attends St. Joseph Academy at Brownsville and Miles attends Texas A&M University at College Station. I believe that what sets us apart at Advanced Dental Associates are the relationships we form with our patients. We provide quality care with a family feel.
Meet Our Team
Hi my name is Cindy Castillo, I have 31 years working with this amazing company! What more can I say other than, I love what we do..being a part of a team who produces Kodak smiles daily .. I love my family they mean the world to me. I love to travel, listen to all genre of music and even hit the gym from time to time!
Hi, I’m Ana and I’m originally from Los Fresnos, Tx. I joined the Advanced Dental Associates’ staff in 2018. I enjoy helping our patients schedule their appointments and understand their insurance coverage and benefits. When I’m not serving our patients, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones and traveling.
Hello, My name is Christopher Cedillo & I’ve been part of the Advanced Dental Team since 2016. I have 5+ years of Dental Assisting, and I can say that here in Advanced Dental we pride ourselves in making our patients experience being a great one and educating them in their oral health. I’m happily married with 5 kids, we’re Christians, we love road trips, watching movies, family time can be anywhere for us, and me & my wife love training crossfit and living a healthy lifestyle.
Hello, my name is Jesse Exinia. I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist for about 20 years. I have enjoyed working for Advanced Dental Associates the past 18 years. As a preventive specialist and oral hygiene educator, I have been making patients smiles brighter. Come visit me so I can make your teeth shine, educate you on complete oral health while I give you a fabulous smile.
Hi, my name is Patty Raney. I graduated from Del Mar College School of Dental Hygiene in 1985. I am a member of the International Congress or Oral Implantologists, the Association of Dental Implants Auxiliaries and have over 300 hours of dental continuing education courses; many of those hours focusing on temporomandibular disorder. I am a published wildlife photographer and have had my images on the cover of National Geographic, Quail Unlimited, Dove Outdoor and the book of Raptors of Mexico and Central America. I have loved working with Advanced Dental since 2001 and am still a great part of the team today!
Hi, my name is Leticia Villareal. I am a registered dental assistant and have been with Advanced Dental Associates for 4 years. I possess excellent written and oral communications skills, and am a great leader.
Hi! My name is Cassandra Garza, but my family and friends call me Cassie. I was born and raised in Weslaco where I have lived all my life. I am happily married with 3 wonderful kids. I have been working in the dental field for over 12 years, and making patients smile is my specialty.