Dr. Marii Malagayo was born in the Philippines and grew up in Lubbock, Texas. She graduated Magna cum Laude from Texas State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center - San Antonio with a Distinction in Dental Education and Teaching Honors. Following her doctoral degree, Dr. Malagayo completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program at UT Health - School of Dentistry. During her residency, she received training in many advanced dental procedures, sedation, and complex treatment planning.
Dr. Malagayo is committed to continuous improvement and the highest quality of care. It is her mission to guide all patients towards better oral and overall health and be their partner and ally in accomplishing treatment goals and believes that trust, quality communication, and patient involvement is critical in treatment success. She also acknowledges that many patients have fears or anxieties about having dental work completed and makes it her top priority to ensure patient comfort and deliver gentle care in a relaxed, and soothing atmosphere. Dr. Malagayo believes that the patient, doctor, and support staff all share the same purpose and passion - healthy mouths and beautiful smiles!
When Dr. Malagayo isn't working, you can find her spending time with friends, family and dogs, working on art projects, hiking and dancing!