Texas Governor Appoints 4 to State Board of Dental Examiners

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Yvonne E. Maldonado, D.D.S. and Marquita Pride and reappointed Margo Y. Melchor, Ed.D. and Robert G. “Bob” McNeill, D.D.S., M.D. to the State Board of Dental Examiners for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027.  Additionally, Governor Abbott names David H. Yu, D.D.S. as chair of the board.  The board regulates the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in the state.

Yvonne E. Maldonado, D.D.S. of El Paso is a general dentist and managing partner of The Dental Ark, PLLC. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, El Paso District Dental Society and an Associate member of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, she currently serves on the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Benefit Programs and is one of the ADA’s representatives to the Dental Quality Alliance.  Maldonado received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. Mary’s University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston.

Marquita Pride of Little Elm is human resource generalist at Anderson Merchandisers.  She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Dallas Human Resources, and a committee chairwoman for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. 

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