Turtle Creek Dental Associates
Bernard Avendanio, DDS:
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Turtle Creek Dental Associates
Bernard Avendanio, DDS
Dallas, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

C F. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


Called after hours Thursday evening (toothache) and left message. Dr. A. returned call within 15 mins. Said I would receive call before 9.30 am to schedule appt. Call at 7.30 am and scheduled 10.30 am appt. Dr A. quickly identified the issue and proposed a conservative approach. Problem resolved within a couple of days. As always Dr. A’s approach was appropriate, professional and conservative, all with his usual kind and gentle demeanour. And to top it, all in the office have absorbed the Avendanio way!

Lueberta Gooch (Source: Google)


Turtle Creek Dental is the best. It’s been a while since I been to the Dentist because I was so anxious about it from previous visits to other facilities. But all the staff was so polite and professional I’m a stickler for customer service. The Dr was the best ever. I am excited about completing my journey with TCD.
Thanks so much

Pamala D. from Macomb, IL (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Avendanio for 5 years.  They have been a blessing!  Thank you Doc, Timberly, and your wonderful staff for your care!  You never have to worry about anything.  He will tell you what you need to do and you can trust what he says.  They are amazing.  I highly recomend them!

Stephanie O. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


Seriously such an amazing office! Came in for a second opinion and he was completely honest without just trying to get money out of me. And I wasn’t scheduled for a cleaning but the hygienist stayed late just for me without asking!! Love this office and so happy I found it.

Chelsea Thomas (Source: Google)


I just recently moved to Dallas and I chose Turtle Creek based off of all of the amazing reviews and I’m so glad I did. I haven’t visited the Dentist in a few years and they took their time to make sure I got up to date on everything I needed. The hygienist and doctor I had were so nice and professional. I will definitely be going back for all of my dental needs!

Jacob H. from Addison, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Avendanio and his wife Timberly who handles the business side of things are absolutely amazing people. I find it hard to believe the negative review for them. They are always willing to go out of their way to help their patients. They also bring a friendly and warm welcome environment into the office. You will be treated like family at this dentist. Not to mention, Dr. Avendanio is an amazing dentist. He explains everything in detail on a level you can understand. He is by far the most general dentist I have ever seen. He actually gave me a numbing shot without me even knowing he did so. That being said, I hope you decide to go visit them. You will not regret it!!

Ab R (Source: Google)


I love this place! Dr A is the best- super friendly, helpful, kind and caring. All of the hygienists are so friendly as well, along with the ladies at the front desk. I have been coming for years and plan to continue! I would recommend anyone come here, I have already told a few friends who have also been seen by Dr A and his team and they’ve been happy customers as well. I actually first found the office when I was looking for a second opinion after a previous dentist told me I needed 3 teeth worked on costing over $2000. After visiting with Dr A I learned I only needed 1 cavity filled at the time, and he charged significantly less than the other dentist in the area. Needless to say, I have been a happy customer for over 4 years and plan to keep coming back!

Martyna Kosno (Source: Google)


I really appreciate the super friendly and professional staff here. Everyone makes me feel welcome. I am very impressed with how they handle things during the COVID times, too – feels very safe and still, the care I receive is top-notch! I have been coming in for visits for a while now, but recently also started Invisalign treatment with them and I am also very happy. Finally, they also work well with my insurance company, so I don’t have to worry about a thing. Thank you to Dr. Avendanio, Carly and Blanca as well as everyone at the front desk! You guys are the best 🙂

Judi Ashley (Source: Google)


I absolutely HATED going to the dentist! Bad memories as a child, BUT, my sister told me to trust her. She had the “greatest, kindest dentist in the whole world.” I was quite sure she just wanted to see me squirm, but no, in fact she did indeed had found the “greatest, kindest dentist in the world” and all he wanted to do was give me a healthy smile back and at MY pace. Doc A has not only helped me back on the road of dental recovery, but helped me overcome my fear of even just getting my teeth cleaned. His staff is amazing, kind and compassionate. They truly care about your health cause having a healthy mouth helps you keep a healthy body. Things I never knew before! TCDA isn’t just my dentist’s office and staff? They are like family. Matter of fact, Doc is the ONLY person my sister will hug on this earth. Fact! I’m grateful for each and every single person there. They hold a special place in my heart and I’m so blessed I can actually smile again! What are you waiting for?!! CALL THEM TODAY! judith ashley

Ben Burnett (Source: Facebook)


Great dentist! Convenient location in the city, very friendly staff, the doctor walked me through all of the x-rays and made it super easy to understand what was going on with my teeth and things I should watch out for and be concerened about.

Seth Beal-Knight (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Avendanio and Dr. Arbaugh are both incredible practitioners. Compassionate, humble and incredibly caring. They work with a most gentle hand and have created a family with their patients. Thanks to you and all your staff.

Jackie Holmsen (Source: Google)


I am so happy with Turtle Creek Dental Associates and Dr. Avendanio. They are efficient and on time, friendly and respectful, and I love Dr. Avendanio’s bedside manor. He is kind and friendly, has taught me how to read my X-rays, makes me laugh and always leaves me feeling good about my teeth! I actually look forward to my visit twice a year!

Katie Krause (Source: Google)


I love Dr. Avendanio! I just moved back to Texas and by mistake went to one of those Fabulous new dentist office with massaging seats blah, blah.. (Mint) I was treated like cattle!! I came back to Turtle Creek and was treated more like a queen!! He listens to you, makes you feel like you are important and your concerns are valid. His staff is so kind, patient and gentle. I will never stray again!! Thank you!!

Jimmy Green (Source: Google)


Wonderful staff. Very pleasant and entirely professional. My dental hygienist was very patient and took the time to answer any questions I had. The dentist I use is as competent and caring as any dentist I have ever used. I highly recommend this staff to anyone looking for high standard dental care.

Liza Urso (Source: Google)


Dr. Avendanio and his staff are the greatest! They are always on time with appointments, thorough in their work, very knowledgeable and professional, very gentle, explain everything with time for questions, and don’t perform work which isn’t necessary. My family and I have gone to them for years and I recommend them to all my friends. You will not be disappointed.

S Alexander (Source: Google)


Have been coming here for approximately 7-8 yrs. Even when I’ve moved away, I’d wait to make my dental appointments until I was back in Dallas, because I love Dr. Avendanio and his staff so much. They truly care about their clients and are patient enough to educate us about our oral hygiene. They’ve also been quite straightforward with me about what services I do and may not need – which is a difference from other dental clinics I’ve used in the area, who I feel like try to keep selling me unnecessary cosmetic services.

Nicholas Brown (Source: Google)


I was very nervous to go to the dentist after such a long time of neglecting my mouth. But the staff here were very attentive and thorough and welcoming and put me right at ease. They explained everything they were doing and what they found. They also gave me a comprehensive plan and outline for the course of treatment I would need to remedy this issues they found.

Body By Brybry (Source: Google)


Hannah was absolutely the best dental hygienist I’ve encountered in a very long time! Knew what she was doing was very educated but also made me feel comfortable at the dentist! Yes for the first time in idk how long. From the moment I made the appointment I had great customer service. The women at the front desk are great also really nice and don’t seem like The other half of those craby ladies who hate their jobs ! This dentist office was also very Clean! I’m very OCD so this is important. Hannah really was amazing and the doctor also was very nice too! 10/10 definitely come here if you want great service and care!

Bora Tasic (Source: Google)


I’ve lived in Dallas for close to 20 years and I’ve used several dentists. Dr. Avendanio is hands down the best. Very thorough, explains everything in a way that’s easy to understand, and always, always works his hardest to do the least invasive work. Plenty of other dentists go for root canals every chance they get, but you can rest assured that he’ll not recommend this unless it’s absolutely necessary. Their offices are spotless and staff is very friendly and responsive. Easy 5 stars.

Grace F. from Memphis, TN (Source: Yelp)


This office is AMAZING. I get super anxious about the dentist and everyone in this office from reception, to the dental hygienists, and Dr. Avendanio have been so compassionate and understanding of my anxiety. They genuinely seek to ease my fears by figuring out what exactly I’m worried about, explaining everything in detail, providing simple comforts like a blanket and headphones. A lot of people get anxious about the dentist so it can be super common (and even understandable) when staff kind of dismiss it and try to just get you in and out as quickly as possible. It is literally the exact opposite here. While I am seen in a timely manner and feel like I DO get “in and out”, they also spend time with me to listen and explain. I really don’t know how they manage to have the best of both worlds: efficiency AND compassionate, patient-centered care. I can’t say enough good things about this place. My RDH was Carly the first time and Blanca the second, so I want to mention them specifically by name. And when Dr. Avendanio comes in, he is just as caring and engaged. I don’t feel like he’s rushing/can’t be bothered with patient interaction (like I have felt at some dentists in the past). He provides me with thorough explanations of what we’re doing and why, breaks things down to seem “manageable”, and genuinely involves me in my plan of care. He is realistic and honest about what work needs to be done and when. Everyone in the office is great about being transparent about the pricing/long term plan. They let me know what things cost before starting and explain what exactly I’m paying for, what insurance covers, etc. I didn’t mean for this review to be this long but I really wanted to share how wonderful my experience has been!!

Desirae B. from Omaha, NE (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Avendanio is the nicest and most thorough dentist I’ve ever had. Have you ever had your dentist take a camera and scope around while you watch a tv screen? He checks your tongue…and just goes more in depth than most dentists and his dental hiegentist (how to spell?) is hilarious, I forget her name everytime – but it’s the older lady with personality +….very knowledgeable and gentle. I have a bad gag reflex and she is always so careful and cognizant of that. If you are looking for a new dentist….I definitely recommend him.

Laura Leigh Schakosky (Source: Facebook)


Best dentist I have ever gone to. I highly recommend going here especially if you want to overcome a fear of being at the dentist. They take their time, are highly knowledgeable and really care that you are getting a great service. They take time to explain things. This is my new dentist for life!

Sue T (Source: Google)


All of the staff are thoughtful, caring, and genuinely concerned about my dental health. But more than that, they care about me as a person. I typically go for cleaning twice a year but Dr.Avendanio has also done a cap, a crown, and a filling for me. I am confident that I am in very skilled hands while at Turtle Creek Dental Associates.

Paris Hannon (Source: Google)


I just started seeing Dr. Avendanio, but my experience has been fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and I love that he shares his knowledge with you. He walks you through everything he does and explains every little detail. When they take xrays, if they notice a spot that looks funny they go in with a camera and take a picture so you can see what they are seeing. Today I had some cavities filled and it was a very quick and easy process. I would highly recommend this office.

Joe Alexander (Source: Facebook)


Very friendly and professional team. Everyone makes you feel as though you are a family member and take care of you in the same way. Had some dental work and figured I would have pain and discomfort as the drugs wore off but there was none. I have been looking for a new dentist for over a year now and I have found the one for me! Seems like I have been coming here for years. Thank you thank you!

Andrew McPhail (Source: Facebook)


I had a very thorough exam and cleaning on my first visit to Turtle creek Dental Associates. Dr. Miller took the time to sit down with me and explain all findings during the exam and map out my plan of care as a patient at their office. This was much appreciated.

lane Henkin (Source: Google)


We have been going to Dr Avendanio for many years. We like his conservative, respectful approach. He uses up to the minute equipment and technology. When he does a procedure, he explains everything he’s going to do and every sensation u might feel before he does it. He has a delightful personality, too!
My husband and I both highly recommend him!

Matthew Gagnon (Source: Google)


Have been going to Dr. Avendanio since 2013, and he is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. He takes his time to explain procedures and what your options are, is very friendly, skilled and gentle. His team is great also, and because of them my smile is much better than it was. Only way I would switch dentists is if I move out of state. He is THE BEST

Cody Bowman (Source: Google)


Great team of super competent dental professionals! A special shout-out to Carolyn who went above and beyond by detecting a tooth infection that was hidden from typical routine methods. Her professional aptitude and persistence saved me from a broken jaw or even much worse medical issues. My wife and I trust Dr. A and his entire team and highly recommend them!

Micah Taylor (Source: Google)


Absolutely incredible experience. These people are like a well oiled machine. So kinda and friendly (not bc they have to be, just because that’s who these people are) they are extremely thorough and have never dropped the ball. The Dr will never try to overcharge and he makes sure you’re completely happy before you leave. Could not leave a more positive review of this place. It’s the best.

Jenna Sosa (Source: Google)


The whole staff is awesome. Dr. Avendanio is always so patient when explaining whatever procedure I am having. Blanca is always so helpful with scheduling me in when I have an emergency. I have never had to wait a ridiculous amount of time in the waiting room when I have an appointment.

Alicia Styers (Source: Google)


Great dentists and staff! I can feel that they genuinely care for their patients and their health. After a bad experience with Mint Dentistry I was very selective on who I wanted to use as my dentist – Turtle Creek DA has revived my trust and I have recommended them to several of my friends and family!

Jamie Willoughby (Source: Google)


I have been going to Turtle Creek Dental Associates for years and highly recommend them! During my first visit with Dr. Avendanio, he spent a great deal of time with me reviewing x-rays and photos of my teeth. I had previously had a bad experience with a dentist, and he made sure that I understood and was comfortable with the treatment plan. He is extremely professional and also compassionate. He and his associates are never in a rush, but are also extremely punctual – not to mention the beautiful views from their office! And Carly, the dental hygienist is wonderful! She is professional, kind, friendly, an excellent at her job. I could not recommend Turtle Creek Dental Associates more.

Laura Schakosky (Source: Google)


Although it says Johns name it was actually me, Laura Schakosky who went to Turtle Creek Dental Associates. I had read the reviews before I went and all of them were amazing. When I got there, the staff was so nice and when I met the dentist she was amazing! She really took her time to get to know me and explained things in a way that totally made since with what was going on with my teeth. She cares about her patients and it shows. I felt totally confident that she was highly knowledgeable and sensitive to my fear of going to the dentist. I would highly recommend her. She is the best dentist I have ever been to and I felt so comfortable at the appointment. I highly recommend going here, you won’t want to go anywhere else after this!

Iyesha Cherisol (Source: Google)


I have to say, generally, going to the dentist has typically been the same consistent service with whomever I have found. This is not the case this time around. This office is incredibly personable, and they truly demonstrate a genuine care for what they do, and how they relate to patients. Blanca, who I believe is an X-ray tech, she was the first person who really set the stage as to how well the service was going to. And then I met Dr. A, and was continued to be impressed with how he discussed what he saw, and his bedside manner. The overall experience from beginning to end was really phenomenal! I feel very good about continuing my routine dental care with this office, and highly recommend them!