Dr. Dhaval Thakkar
Dr. Thakkar received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Chicago, Illinois in 2005. He then moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his senior year of dental school, he was honored to serve the veterans at the VA hospital in Togus, Maine. He graduated from dental school in 2009 and had an opportunity to help the underserved population in the south of Chicago for two years. He finally deiced to move to Texas in 2011 because he fell in love with the warm weather and warm-hearted people of Texas.
Dr. Thakkar has been practicing dentistry for over seven years and is committed to keeping up with the latest advances in modern dentistry. He completes many times the required number of continuing education hours every year. He genuinely believes every patient should be treated as one of his family members. He is passionate about dentistry and loves helping his patients improve their smiles and quality of life. Dr. Thakkar is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Texas Dental Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and son, Yash when he is away from doing dentistry.
Dr. Anny Su
Dr. Su is a native of Taiwan. While in high school, she became an exchange student in the US. The original one-year program led to a further pursuit of education. She graduated with Bachelor of Science from the University of Montevallo and earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham. After nine years in Alabama, Dr. Su moved to Texas for the highly-competitive residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. The residency training well-prepared Dr. Su for sedation, implant placements and restorations, bone grafting and gum grafting procedures.
Dr. Su was initially drawn to dentistry for the ability to serve and build the relationship with each patient, whether it is through easing anxiety, restoring chewing function, eliminating pain, or creating a beautiful smile. Dr. Suunderstands that each patient is unique, so she tailors treatment to meet individual needs and expectations.
Compassionate and kind, Dr. Su is committed to providing the best patient experience. Her favorite moment in dentistry is when a patient says “I didn’t feel that shot!” Dr. Su is also an advocate for service through providing dental care. During dental school, she volunteered locally at Cahaba Valley Health Care and internationally on mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and Honduras.
When not in the dental office, Dr. Su enjoys traveling, swimming, cooking, spending time with family, and exploring Texas. She has now made San Antonio her home and is very excited to serve the Castroville community!