Meet Our Del Rio Dentists - Cadena Dentistry
Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.
I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health. Please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Louis Cadena
Del Rio Dentist - Dr. Louis Cadena
Dr. Cadena is a native Del Rioan who returned to practice in his hometown in 1988. Dr. Cadena graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in 1981. In 1985 he graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He currently a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas A&M University Medical and Dental Society. He is on the Consulting staff at Val Verde Regional Medical Center. Dr. Cadena has completed preceptorship in Dental Implantology at University of Texas Dental Branch at San Antonio in 2014. He has earned Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI) on March 25, 2014, and is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Cadena enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly cosmetic makeovers. He takes pride in providing some of the latest and progressive dental technologies to his patients.
Dr. Cadena is a member of Sacred Heart church and is an avid sports enthusiast who loves playing softball and golf. A diehard alumnus of Texas A&M University he loves all things Aggie. Dr Cadena and his wife Sheila have three children. Their son Kyle has graduated with honors from Mortuary Science at San Antonio College 2014 and from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Political Science in 2010. His daughter Karah has received an MBA in marketing from Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University 2014, and is currently working for Hewlett Packard. Karah has also recently blessed her parents with their first grandchild, Kaden Anthony Scalero. His youngest son Korey is a senior at The University of Texas at San Antonio, majoring in exercise science with intent to pursue a physical therapy career. Dr Cadena has over 27 years of experience in the dental field and has practiced in Del Rio for 30 years.
Dr. Cadena believes all of our patients deserve the best and will not compromise on quality.
Dr. Valerie Cadena-Vargas
Dentist in Del Rio - Dr. Valerie Cadena-Vargas
Dr. Valerie Cadena Vargas was born and raised in Del Rio, TX and has been looking forward to coming back in order to help serve the community she grew up in. She is a top twenty graduate of Del Rio High School Class of 2002. She is also the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2006 where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with a minor in Psychology.
Dr. Vargas graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in May 2011 receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
She is presently a member of the American Dental Association, the North Texas Hispanic Dental Association, and a Psi Omega Dental Fraternity Alumni member.
Dr. Vargas enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly endodontics. Dr. Vargas has been with our practice since June 2011 and had been looking forward to practicing with her uncle Dr. Louis H. Cadena since she was in high school.
Aside from her newly established dental career, Dr. Vargas has many interests and hobbies. She is a huge movie buff and she loves to exercise and stay in shape. She currently enjoys spending time with her husband Adrian L. Vargas, PT, D.P.T. and their wonderful children, Isaiah who is 7 years old, Elijah who will be 5 in December, Alaina who will be 1 in November and their newest addition to their family coming December 2017.
Dr. Megan Lichtwardt
Dr. Megan Lichtwardt joins her husband on assignment at the Laughlin AFB following 9 years as a comprehensive dentist in the U.S. Army. She grew up in western Pennsylvania and earned a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University. She then attended the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA where she graduated magna cum laude and obtained her DMD degree. Next, Dr. Lichtwardt began her military service, serving 2 tours in Germany and a deployment to Iraq. She also completed a 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency through the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Honolulu, Hawaii, earning a M.S. degree in oral biology. She is board certified with the American Board of General Dentistry, a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and a member of the American Dental Association. Her favorite procedures include smile enhancement and oral surgery. Dr. Lichtwardt enjoys spending time with her family and their new addition, traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors. She is looking forward to serving her new community and raising a little Texan.