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Meet Dr. Machado

Irelia M. Machado, DDS, MS

I love what I do--There is no other profession I would rather be in! Working in orthodontics allows me to get to know so many wonderful people and build real, lasting relationships with them many of whom I consider to be friends. I genuinely care about my patients and enjoy hearing about their lives and what’s important to them. Every interaction with a patient is an opportunity to make their day, and mine, a little brighter.  It is both personally and professionally rewarding to see my patients, regardless of age, gain confidence and self-esteem as their dream of a beautiful smile becomes a reality.

Education and Continuing Education

I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1998, from La Universidad del Zuila, in Venezuela, where I was ranked first in my class. After practicing dentistry for a year, I began my specialty training at Saint Louis University.

During my residency, I completed a Cleft Lip and Palate Fellowship at the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. After completing my Master of Science (MS) in Orthodontics in 2001, I returned to Venezuela, where I was an instructor in orthodontics at La Universidad del Zulia. We moved to Texas in 2005, since then I have been working as an Orthodontist in the DFW area.

Orthodontics is a constantly evolving specialty. I stay current on changes in technology and treatment options through conferences, lectures, and seminars. I also read the latest research in various journals and other publications and am an active member of several study clubs.

Professional Memberships

I maintain an active membership in the:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Texas Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • North Texas Dental Society
  • North Texas Hispanic Dental Association
  • Seattle Study Club
  • Spear Study Club
  • Denton County Dental Society Study Club

Beyond the Practice

I am a native of Maracaibo, Venezuela and now live in Southlake, TX.  My husband Jorge and I have been married for more than 20 years.  We have two children, Adriana and Jorge Jr. who are both attending Texas A&M University.  When not caring for patients, I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling and staying active, especially swimming, biking, and running.

American Dental Association American Association of Orthodontists Texas Association of Orthodontists Southwestern Society of Orthodontists