Dr. Yvonne Maldonado is an El Paso native. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston in 1996. After graduation, she worked in an underserved community in Sunland Park, New Mexico. She returned to El Paso in 2001 where she has served children, ages 3 to 21, in the public and private practice sectors.
She is a recipient of the Texas Dental Association's Service Recognition Award for her services to the El Paso Homeless Community as well as the YMCA Recognized Achievement Award. She is a past president of the El Paso District Dental Society and was the first female to be elected President of the El Paso District Dental Society. She currently serves on the Peer Review Committee.
Dr. Maldonado has held several positions in the Texas Dental Association, to include Director in 2011-2012, Senior Director in 2012-2013, and Vice President in 2013-2014. Dr. Maldonado currently serves on the American Dental Association's Council on Dental Benefit Programs and is a representative on the Dental Quality Alliance for the American Dental Association.
Dr. Nicole Loughlin earned her Bachelors degree from Cornell and Texas Tech University. Dr. Loughlin attended both campuses on tennis scholarships. She earned her Bachelors degree in biology and chemistry in 1999. From 1999 to 2003 she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in San Antonio and received her D.D.S. She achieved numerous awards for both clinical and academic excellence as well as completing an externship in pediatric dentistry at Baylor University.Dr. Loughlin practiced in her home town of Lubbock, as well as Tucson, AZ before joining our team at little smiles Dentistry for Children. Dr. Loughlin's husband is also a graduate of UTHSCSA Dental School. He is now in private practice as a prosthodontist in San Antonio.When not at the office, Dr. Loughlin enjoys gardening and mountain biking. She also loves hiking with her beautiful Golden Retrievers, Sierra and Sadie.Dr. Loughlin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.