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We Walk Hand in Hand Towards Beautiful Smiles With Our Expert Family Dentists

Finding a family dentist that you trust is incredibly important. You want someone who can provide quality care and understands the unique needs of each member of your family. It can be overwhelming to try to choose the right one. Look for a dentist who has experience working with children and adults and can provide a wide range of services, from preventative care to more complex procedures. In Denton, there is a top-notch family dentistry option that will deliver on all your requirements and more at DePalma Family Dentistry. Doctors DePalma and Garcia are great family dentists who will make you feel comfortable and at ease during appointments to maintain optimal oral health for years to come.

Timothy J. DePalma


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 at the Academy of General Dentistry.

He has completed hundreds of 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.

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

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 a 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.

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.

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Business Coordinator

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