Dr. Jose Luis Padilla

About Dr. Jose Luis Padilla

Dr. Jose Luis Padilla knew that dentistry was his passion after his time as a dental assistant, but that’s not where it all started.

Raised in Whitewing’s own McAllen, Texas, this young man with big dreams set out to make a difference in the world by attending the University of Texas-Pan American–known as UTPA then, UTRGV now–next door in Edinburg to study biology. Before long, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree while working as a dental assistant.

This passion for people and their dental health led him to Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where he was awarded the “Outstanding Achievement in Periodontics” by the American Academy of Periodontology in his senior year.

After graduation, Padilla went on to complete a one-year Advanced General Dentistry Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). During his residency, Jose treated medically compromised patients, placed dental implants, and became certified and experienced in IV sedation.

Throughout the years, Padilla’s love for dentistry–especially his respect and admiration for oral surgery–has only grown. He is dedicated to helping patients achieve their goal of a beautiful, healthy smile.

Outside of WhiteWing Dental, Padilla met his future wife, Brittny, at church. The couple married in December of 2013, and their family still enjoys getting involved at their church. Brittny and Jose are the parents of two little girls, Lunna and Mila, and together, the four love spending quality time with their family, hanging out with friends, rooting for the Spurs, and eating all kinds of interesting foods!