Rafael Mercado, DDS, a Dentist with Castle Hills Family Dental

Get to know Dentist Dr. Rafael Mercado, who serves patients in Castle Hills, Texas.

Treating patients of all ages, Dr. Mercado is a general and family dentist at Castle Hills Family Dental in Texas. He offers the full spectrum of dental services, including restorative, pediatric, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, laser dentistry, sleep medicine, and implant dentistry.

Due to his warm personality and gentle, advanced techniques, Dr. Mercado has become a highly sought-after pediatric dentist. He also enjoys transforming the lives of orthodontic patients with Invisalign® treatment and other orthodontic options, including ClearCorrect®, traditional metal braces, and clear braces. 

Well-trusted by both patients and colleagues in the dental community, he is committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and does so using state-of-the-art dental equipment. He will take all the time necessary to understand unique concerns and goals, emphasizing patient education to help maintain a healthy smile for life.

A graduate of Marquette University, Dr. Mercado received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1988. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry in 1993.

Following dental school, he received implant training at UTHSC at San Antonio (1992-1993), orthodontic training in straight wire and functional appliances from Dr. Rondeau (2001-2002), training in sleep medicine/obstructive sleep apnea with an oral appliance from Dr. Roubal (November 2012), and laser treatment training with Ivoclar Vivadent (February 2012). 

Utilizing the latest technology in his office to exceed patients’ expectations, Dr. Mercado takes numerous continuing education courses in his areas of interest – implants, orthodontics, 3-D imaging, and CAD-CAM dentistry.  

Pursuing further knowledge in the field of dentistry, he remains an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the San Antonio District Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and the International Association for Orthodontics.

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. Dentists diagnose and treat dental issues and help patients develop better oral hygiene regimens. They clean teeth, correct bite issues, perform surgeries and extractions, and perform other duties to ensure that the teeth and mouth are healthy.

Happily married with children, Dr. Mercado volunteers in school as well as in sport activities for his children. He enjoys playing golf, fishing, and doing home improvement projects. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Learn More about Dr. Rafael Mercado:

Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/1941010-Rafael-Mercado-Dentist or through Castle Hills Family Dental, https://castlehillsfamilydental.com/ 

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