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Retired Dr. Fickey & the DePalma's

Retired Dr. Fickey & the DePalma's

DePalma Family Dentistry

DePalma Family Dentistry


Our office is 1920's home that was converted into a dental office in the 80's located off of the Denton Square. We have provided quality dental care to children, adolescents, and adults in a friendly, caring environment for over 20 years. Our focus is on delivering the best and most advanced dental care available in North Texas. We hope this website will be helpful to you in learning more about our practice and the dental treatment options available. 

Our team is a caring group of individuals dedicated to making you feel comfortable while making every effort to ensure successful and effective treatments. Rest assured, we are all certified dental professionals and have over 50 years of combined dental experience.

Should you have any questions once you have browsed through our website or would like to schedule your no cost consultation with dental insurance - call our office.

About Us
Our Services


Our Dentists


Timothy J. DePalma


Marissa Y. Garcia (DePalma)


Dr. Garcia received her B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1996 she earned her doctorate from the prestigious Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. She gladly returned to BCD when she accepted the position of part-time Assistant Clinical Professor in 1999. For two and a half years she enjoyed instructing and interacting with the senior dental students. Dr. Garcia is highly committed to continuing education and attends numerous courses throughout the year. Her goals are to obtain a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry and become accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Already, she has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education with concentration on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Garcia is a certified Lumineer and Clear Correct dentist. She has restored a multitude of dental implant systems and loves treating pediatric patients.

Memberships include:

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Dental Association

Texas Dental Association

Academy of General Dentistry

Irving Dental Study Club

Dallas County Dental Society

Session Host for The Southwest Dental Conference


In addition, she has served as a Mentor for the high school students of Irving ISD.

Dr. Garcia is married to Dr. Tim DePalma and enjoys traveling, visiting family and friends across the U.S., and spoiling her American Bulldogs.

Dr. Tim DePalma earned his B.A in biology from the University of North Texas at Denton. After a seven year career in pediatric cardiac sonography, he earned his doctorate from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2008, graduating with honors. Dr. DePalma is dedicated to furthering his knowledge in dentistry by attending numerous continuing education courses throughout the year and is working to obtain his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He has completed hundreds hours of education focusing on implant therapy, bone grafting, soft tissue grafting, endodontics, laser dentistry, as well as cosmetic and restorative dentistry. He finds it essential to foster a personal relationship with his patients and loves working with children.

Memberships include:

American Dental Association

Academy of General Dentistry

American Academy of Implant Dentistry (associate Fellow)

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

Texas Dental Association

Dallas County Dental Society.

Dr. DePalma is married to Dr. Marissa Garcia and enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Contact Us


Our Address

1314 N Locust St
Denton , TX 76201

Tel: 940-387-0512

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday  7am - 3pm

Friday by appointment only


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