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Smiles of Bulverde

Our Mission

What sets us apart from other offices is our unique team: an amazing family dentist who can treat our adult members; a caring pediatric dentist who cares for younger patients including children with special needs; and a top-notch orthodontist who can make everyone smile.

Smiles of Bulverde is a women-owned practice that wants to create a safe space for those in need and a beacon of light for our community. Our mission is to be an inclusive practice where every patient, regardless of special needs, mental health issues, physical limitations, or dental anxiety, can have access to the best dentistry available. We are experts at figuring out how to get the treatment done when it feels like everyone else has given up.

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist in San Antonio, TX 

Get To Know Dr. Lisa Ding

Dr. Lisa is a board-certified pediatric dentist who has called San Antonio her home since she moved to the area with her family as a junior in high school. She received her Bachelor’s in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. After a few years of practicing in dental offices, she realized how much she loved caring for children. In 2013, Dr. Lisa completed a two-year residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 

After residency, Dr. Lisa became a faculty member at the residency program at University of Texas to help with residents' learning while maintaining a position in private practice. As a mother of 3 little boys herself, Dr. Lisa draws from her personal experiences to cultivate a safe, supportive and loving relationship for her patients, nurturing the mother and infant dyad. Dr. Lisa finds so much joy in helping mothers and their babies, and looks forward to helping in anyway she can.

Dr. Lisa loves to spend time with her family and friends, try new recipes, travel, and try different dining hot spots.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Dental Association
  • San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist in San Antonio, TX 

Get To Know Dr. Malagayo

Dr. 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 indental education and teaching honors. Following her doctoral degree, Dr. Malagayo completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency program at UTHealth - 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 ofcare. It is her mission to guide all patients toward better oral and overall health and be their partner and ally in accomplishing treatment goals. She believes that trust, quality communication, and patient involvement are critical to 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!

Committed to Outstanding Dentistry

Meet Our Team

Our amazing team works with Dr. Lisa to make sure every patient feels supported and understood. We can’t wait to see you at your next appointment!


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Your First Visit at Smile of Bulverde

What to Expect

Before we start any treatment, we want our patients to feel comfortable and safe. Once we get to know each other and we’ve reviewed any important medical history, we’ll take diagnostic x-rays and photographs as a part of a comprehensive oral exam. Then we’ll perform a cleaning and review any findings. Your comfort is important to us, so if you feel anxious at any time during your appointment, let us know.

Your First Visit at Smile of Bulverde

Our Comforts and Amenities

Our amazing team works with Dr. Lisa to make sure every patient feels supported and understood. We can’t wait to see you at your next appointment!

Coffee Bar

Overhead TVs in Treatment Areas

Cookie Stand

Kid’s Games in Waiting Room

Private play area

Private Treatment Rooms

Helping Us Deliver Better Dentistry


Digital technology helps us make your visit faster and safer while allowing us to give you a comprehensive level of care that wasn't available just 20 years ago.

Paperless patient forms are a quick and convenient way to get to know you and your medical history before you even walk through our door. Paperless forms save paper clutter and reduce our office’s overall carbon footprint. They also streamline your visit so you can relax while you wait instead of worrying about one more form to fill out.

Digital x-rays utilize minimal amounts of radiation for maximum safety. With a range of digital sensors, from the smallest to the largest sizes, we can accommodate patients of all ages while keeping them as comfortable as possible.

Intraoral scanners give us an in-depth understanding of your oral health. By blowing up a picture of your tooth and putting it on a computer monitor, we’re able to see every crack and crevice with crystal-clear detail. This allows us to detect issues when they’re still invisible to the naked eye, so we can fix a problem before it turns into a larger and more costly one.

Digital scanners make goopy impressions a thing of the past. They take highly accurate digital scans of your teeth and jaw, giving us the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D on a computer screen. Digital impressions can be used for orthodontics, crowns, and so much more.

Sedation dentistry is completely safe for patients of all ages, and helps us work quickly and more effectively while you're fully relaxed. This makes for a faster appointment and a positive dental experience for you or your child.

A Beacon Of Light

Community Outreach in San Antonio, TX

At Smiles of Bulverde, we enjoy making a difference not only in our patients’ lives but also in our community! Through missions and other giveback programs, we are able to continue to be a beacon of light and compassion in San Antonio.

Experience the Difference in San Antonio, TX!

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