Meet Our Dentists


Dr. David M Ballard, DDS

Graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He served three years in the United States Air Force Dr. David has had extensive training in cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry, advanced training in the treatment and prevention of sleep apnea and snoring. He is certified in sedation sleep dentistry and Invisalign. Dr. David is married to his amazing wife, Lynette, and they have six beautiful children. Dr. David is also fluent in Italian.


Dr. Scott Ballard, DMD

Dr Scott Ballard is from Nassau, Bahamas, but got to Texas as soon as he could. He is the 6th of 10 kids, for which his mother still has not received an award. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry where he was awarded the Quintessence Award for Academic Achievement. He has been married to Sherry Ballard (nee Blanpied) since 1990. She is the love of his life. God has blessed Dr. Ballard with 4 wonderful children- Sophia, Isabelle, Olivia and Benjamin, who are all smarter than he is. Dr. Ballard is active in his church, is fluent in Japanese (honto ni!) and loves Saginaw.


Dr. Gustavo Arrechea, DDS

Coming all the way from Mendoza, Argentina, Dr. Gustavo has a degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California and received his dental degree from the University of Southern California as well. In addition to being able to provide several dental services, he is also certified to use oral sedation. He works hard to constantly expand his knowledge and skills, and he does so by maintaining active memberships in both the American Dental Association as well as the Texas Dental Association. For Dr. Gustavo, helping people smile is a family affair. He has 3 siblings who are all dentists, and his wife is one, too! When not in the office, Dr. Gustavo likes to spend his free time riding his dirt bikes or motorcycles or watching football and barbequing with family and friends. Dr. Gustavo is also fluent in Spanish.


Dr. Matthew Cross, DDS

Dr. Cross is from Idaho Falls, Idaho. He has an artistic eye which pushed him toward dentistry as a career. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Dentistry. Dr. Cross met and married his wife Chelsea while attending BYU-Idaho. He currently has a little boy and is expecting another little one this year! He is an avid swimmer and is up for any type of water activity. When he is not in the water, Dr. Cross enjoys spending time with his family. Dr. Cross is fluent in Spanish. 


Dr. Taylor Steffans, DDS

Dr. Steffans was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa for her bachelors degree in human physiology with a semester abroad in Italy. Directly after, she attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. Her grandfather is a retired dentist in Oelwein, Iowa and he inspired her to pursue a career in the dental field. She is passionate about making her patients confident with their smile and promoting oral health for all age groups. Her favorite procedures include crowns, fillings, extractions, and implants.
 
When she is not working, she loves traveling, working out, exploring new cities, boating, water sports, all things Italy, and attending sporting events!

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