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Dr. David Vela, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist

San Antonio, TX

About Dr. David Vela

Welcome to our family at All Smiles Dental Center. I am excited to meet and get to know each and every patient that comes through our office. Since I was a child, I always knew I wanted to do something in the health care profession. As I explored my options, I gravitated directly towards dentistry. I truly feel blessed to be able to go to work every day and do something I love. Perhaps my favorite part about dentistry is being able to form personal relationships with patients and interact with them on a regular basis Originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, I graduated from Mary Carroll High School. I moved to San Antonio after graduation and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Biology at St. Mary's University. I completed my dental education with a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School. In my opinion, regardless of what you choose as a profession, you can never stop learning. To keep up to date with the newest technology, products, and ideas, I frequently attend continuing dental education courses. Recently, I have over 200 hours of continuing education, included implant surgery and restoration, Invisalign, and 6 Month Smiles. This ensures I can continue to provide only the highest level of care for you and your families. Outside of dentistry, family is the biggest part of my life. I have a wonderful wife, Stephanie, whom you will surely get to know at our practice as our hygienist. I enjoy doing almost anything there is do outside, including all sports, golfing, and hunting. I can not wait for the opportunity to form a new friendship with you and hope you will allow me to help you maintain a functional and beautiful smile!

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • AlwaysCare
  • Ameritas

Specialties

  • Dentist
  • Cosmetic Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Texas, San Antonio, Doctor of Dental Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Texas Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • San Antonio District Dental Society
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1679868772

Overall rating
5.0
Recent reviews
Dr. Vela is the best dentist I’ve had! I’ve had 5 different dentists in SA and at his office you feellike family and get the best quality care.
Dr. Vela is the best dentist I’ve had! I’ve had 5 different dentists in SA and at his office you feel like family and get the best quality care.
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The whole staff ar All Smiles was excellent. I have a bit oh a phobia of dental work. They put meright at ease.
The whole staff ar All Smiles was excellent. I have a bit oh a phobia of dental work. They put me right at ease.
Marco C. · April 4, 2019

Dr. David Vela's office location

All Smiles Dental Center

7910 Teak Lane, Suite 207

San Antonio, TX 78209

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I thought everyone at the office was very kind and informative. I had an excellent visit!

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Dr. Vela is the best dentist I’ve had! I’ve had 5 different dentists in SA and at his office you feel like family and get the best quality care.

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He was very nice, respectful, and very informative. Awesome!

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The whole staff ar All Smiles was excellent. I have a bit oh a phobia of dental work. They put me right at ease.

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Everyone was very nice and helpful. Made me feel comfortable.

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I just moved from out of state and was very nervous looking for a new dentist, having been a patient of my family dentist back at home since I was a child. After lots of online research, I came across All Smiles and was very pleased. In terms of my appointment, my research had paid off! The office was easy to find with generous parking. They have extended hours some days, which is great for working professionals like me who can't take off from work. All the staff was extremely friendly and even gave me a tour of the office before my exam! Dr. Vela was very personable and did a great job explaining my options. They are very upfront with pricing, checking potential costs with your insurance before you leave the office. All in all, I am super relieved to have found their office and I love the family-run aspect and the warm, family feel of the office. I look forward to my future visits there! (Though not too often, it is the dentist after all!!)

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Very friendly, gentle and made the dentist experience very comfortable

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Awesome facilities. The TV on the ceiling was a nice touch, keeps you entertained while on the chair.

Less than 1 year ago
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It was great. They explained everything and did not seem to be in a hurry

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he was very thorough in her explanation of what needed to be done.. and very courteous

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Dr. Vela has always been a professional with a good sense of humor. He makes me feel comfortable and I need that since going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do.

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My second visit to Dr. Vela and his team; I couldn’t be happier with my treatment. Thank you!

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Very professional and transparent. This was my first visit and when they brought me in, they gave me a brief tour of the office and told me about the dentists that practice there.

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Very courteous took his time to introduce himself and was very thorough about everything in general

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Very organized and professional .. they offer a large variety of dental services .. I’m very pleased with my visit / consultation .. highly recommend

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Dr Vela was very thorough and answered my questions fully. I look forward to continuing to see him as my dentists

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Wonderful dental office! First time I’ve ever been given a tour, welcome gift with letter, and and end of appointment warm lavender scented hand towel. Wonderful customer service and care!

Less than 1 year ago
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Great

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It was my first time at this office and I had an awesome experience! They were very welcoming and started off by giving a tour of their office, gave me a welcome letter, and a gift. They are a family run clinic and care for all of their patients. They explained every step of the way what they were doing and why and were very informative about the care of my teeth. I do recommend them and will definitely be going back!

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Very nice office and very polite staff. Nicest and most comfortable I've ever felt in any medical office. Highly recommend

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Very accomodating and helpful staff. Awesome Dr. Vela and explains procedure very well! Relaxing environment. Will definetely reccommend.

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Very courteous, polite and interested in my care. I like the person-ability of everyone I met. The amenities, features and the feel of the office were super. I am excited to continue a positive relationship with the office and my new dentist and the personnel there. Very nice place and I would recommend this office to anyone in need of a good dentist.

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Very professional and friendly! I brought my daughter in today but I will definitely be back for myself and my husband.

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My first visit with Dr. Vela and his team was very pleasant. The entire team is professional and kind. I highly recommend All Smiles.

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They're great! They literally are quick about everything! They have TVs on the ceiling so when they're doing their thing you can enjoy the world cup!!

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It was an amazing visit very hospitable staff and they strive to meet your comfort needs and helped explain each process and provided x-rays and visuals to help you understand and see for yourself the importance of seeing the dentist regularly and the benefits of flossing too. As a new customer you receive a tour of the facility, free gift, personalized welcome letter signed by all the staff and you become apart of the All Smiles family.

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Dr. Vela and his staff were friendly and professional. I explained my "Dentist Anxiety" to him and he made me feel very comfortable about it. He explained the issues I have in depth and was open to questions. I'm new to San Antonio and feel really good about my first Doctor's Visit!

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Dr. Vela and his staff are AMAZING! Highly recommend them! I broke my tooth Sunday and today, Monday, I already have a temporary crown. I felt no pain at all!

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Dr. Vela and his team are AMAZING!!! I was terrified to go to the dentist before due to a bad experience with my last doctor, but after visiting Dr. Vela's office I've never been more excited to go back. The entire staff is very friendly and kept me feeling at ease. They also did a wonderful job of not making me feel bad for having taken so long to get my teeth checked. I appreciate how they took the time to clearly explain what work I'll need done and the financial impact I can anticipate. Keep up the outstanding work!!!

More than 1 year ago
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It was great. Fanicest dentist I’ve ever been to. They had a coffee and water counter, the place was clean. I was given a little mini tour, and even a welcome gift! A coffee mug which was ironic since I wrote in my new patient forms that coffee was part of the reason of my poor teeth haha >.> But I’m not complaining I used it as soon as I got home. XD They had two tvs in the room, one on the wall and one on the ceiling so you won’t have to stop watching Tomb Raider lol. I was checked on often. And if you read through their website it wasn’t just written for comedic effect they really will offer you a blanket, control over tv channel or music choice, etc. Place was pretty neat and I scheduled my follow up appointment.

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AWESOME DENTAL OFFICE! STAFF IS TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL AND MAKE YOU FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE! I WOULD RECOMMEND DR. DAVID VELA TO EVERYBODY!!

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Best dentist office I've ever been to. Lovely staff.

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The staff was very helpful and friendly and took the time to address all my concerns. The very first time ever that I have left a dentist office looking forward to going back for my next visit. Any fear I felt walking in disappeared right away. Already recommended it to my husband and a coworker. And it gets better they have plenty of options to help you get the treatment you need with different affordable options to pay with or without insurance. Will definitely recommend to more family friends and coworkers

More than 1 year ago
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This is such a friendly office who really strive make you feel welcome! I got a tour of the practice and a cute welcome package and personalized letter welcoming me upon arrival into my room. Patti, Stephanie, and Dr. Vela all took the time to explain every step of my visit and answer any questions I had and I did not feel rushed in the slightest like other practices often do. I felt like they genuinely cared about my concerns and made sure I understood the process. Besides their amazing people skills, they also pay close attention to detail for their patient experience - the practice itself is SO nice visually and very welcoming and calming. This is the best experience I’ve ever had at a dental clinic and I’m excited to continue seeing them in the future!

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Very polite and professional!

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Whole team was very professional and friendly. Comfortable environment. Dr and assistants took time to explain everything thoroughly. Would highly recommend!!

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By far THE BEST dentist appointment I've ever experienced. The entire staff was friendly and welcoming. They made me feel like part of a family!

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Everything was great! Kind staff, welcoming gift, and very thorough.

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Excellent, I don’t think I have ever been to a nicer dentistry facility! Professional staff and super accommodating to make you feel as comfortable as you possibly can. I do not like going to the dentist but this office changed that mindset!

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My visit was great. There was an issue with my insurance that I wish the office would have called me regarding.

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The whole office was very astute and professional. I had almost no wait time, was in and out in no time. They seemed very knowledgeable and explained my care plan excellently.

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Going to the dentist isn’t always fun, but Dr Vela, Stephanie and the other staff made the visit a pleasant experience. I definitely recommend this office.

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It was great! The office was very clean, and the staff members were all very welcoming and professional. I highly recommend!

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Definitely recommend. Was seen in less than 15 minutes; my X-rays and cleaning cleaning were done quickly and efficiently; and I was given a cute travel mug as a welcome gift!

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Dr . Vela was great , very professional :)

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I love that the Dental Hygienist and Dentist get to know their patients! The engagement between patient and Doctor is amazing... I was a little disappointed that I had a perfect check-up and won't be due to come back until another 6 months...haha:)

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The office forgot to give me antibiotics when I left and I asked for a statement I never received.

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This dentist office is the best one i ever been . As a new patient they welcoming method was really great so they took me in a tour to the office , then i got welcoming letter from the doc and coffee mug ..the staff the receptionist s , the doc , the hygiene dentist all workers here have excellent customer services .. best dentist office i ever been in my entire life .

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My visit was great! The customer service is excellent, they have a very professional and awesome staff.

More than 1 year ago
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Very warming to have a Dentist and complete staff that will listen to you and not continually shove treatments at you. They are thorough on the examination and let you choose what you feel is most important to you to begin. Top to bottom a definite 5 star organization!!!

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