Dr. CC's Tooth Factory Pediatric Dentistry

6910 McPherson Rd. Suite 2
Laredo, TX 78041

About Us

Serving Laredo, TX & the surrounding area

Dr. Christian Cabello, “Dr. CC”, and the Twinkle Tooth Ambassadors are so excited to share with you their jaw-dropping, whimsically sparkling, spectacularly stimulating, and ever so inspiring TOOTH FACTORY.  A place where Hugs and High Fives are unlimited, joyful smiles are engineered and your child isn’t just our focus, but our specialty.

Dr. CC and the tooth faries
Dr. CC - Tooth Factory

About Dr. CC

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Christian Cabello is a Board Certified pediatric dentist, who is excited to share with you how her specialized training and dental team can make your child’s adventure into dental health be an influential experience and not a “dreaded visit to the dentist”.

Dr. CC’s patient, nurturing, curious, and energizing personality is the reason she easily connects with children and teens making their dental experience enjoyable and impressionable.  In addition to providing top-notch quality care, Dr.CC’s ultimate goal is to inspire a positive attitude toward dental health care in the most natural way possible.

Dr.CC has an innovative niche and passion for creating all kinds of fun; just ask anyone who knows her! With her long history of experience with children, affinity with the techy world and great mentors including Laredo’s first and most dedicated pediatric dentist, Dr.Felipe Esparza, the Tooth Factory is a culmination of ingenious and high tech pediatric dentistry.  And this is why the Tooth Factory is like no other in its field.

Dr.CC is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry; and sits on the board of the Laredo Border Olympics, Laredo Dental District Society and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr.CC was named Texas Top Dentists, honored as one of the top 40 dental specialists under 40 years in the U.S, inducted into the prestigious International College of Dentistry, was locally recognized and inducted into the UISD League of Legends and awarded the Game Changer award by the Laredo Chamber of Commerce.

A native Laredoan, Dr.CC decided to invest her passions and talents into the great city of Laredo that once raised her. She is grounded by faith and wholeheartedly applies herself in all she does. She is a proud wife and mother of 2, four-legged sheepadoodles, Arbie and Billie Jean. When Dr.CC isn’t engineering bright smiles at the factory, you can find her being “Tia CC” around town with a kid or two in tow, supporting local sports teams!

Education
  • B Alexander Magnet School
    Laredo, Texas
    2000
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology
    Minor in Chemistry and Spanish
    University of Texas San Antonio
    San Antonio, Texas
    2003
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery
    University of Texas Health Science Center College of Dentistry
    San Antonio, TX
    2007
  • Residency in Pediatric Dentistry
    UTHSCSA
    San Antonio/Laredo, TX
    2011
  • President of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (2017-2018)
  • Vice President of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (2016-2017)
  • Secretary of the Laredo Dental District Society (2016-2018)
  • President of the Laredo Dental Society (2018-2020)

ROMEO MATA

Chief Operating Officer

Romeo is our multi-talented agent that makes sure all operations at the factory are fine-tuned and well oiled.  He is our star guy with the biggest, brightest smile and most gentle spirit.  One day you may see Romeo assisting Dr.CC and the next day he may be in the Molar Switchboard Room working out the kinks of the factory.  He has worked side by side with Dr.CC since 2013.  Romeo is the proud father of Luna, a beautiful schnauzer that actually used a pacifier for some time!

Education
  • United High School
    Laredo, Texas
    2008 – Rank #4
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology
    University of Texas at San Antonio
    San Antonio, Texas
    2012
  • Dental Assistant Certification
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    San Antonio, TX
    2013
ROMEO MATA - Tooth Factory

Carlos Rodriguez

Sterilization Tech

Carlos is our Sterilization Tech so you really won’t see much of him.  The very cool thing about Carlos, he has been Dr.CC’s patient since he had a full set of baby teeth!  He graduated from Alexander Medical Magnet in May of 2021, where he played the trumpet for 4 years in the Bulldog Band.  Carlos currently attends Texas A&M International University with a major is Pre-Nursing but has always enjoyed his dental visits and wanted to work while going to college.  He crushed his interview and was well liked by all!  Carlos helps the back staff stay on point with all the shiniest tools and disinfected beds.  He is a hard worker and fast learner!  When Carlos is not at school or disinfecting the Tooth Factory, he is reading fantasy or horror novels!  

Amanda Gonzalez

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Amanda joined our team summer of ’22.  She graduated from Alexander High, early, in December of 2018.  She was a Cheerleader in and out of school since she was 5years old!  Her big, bright and welcoming smile has many years of training!  She has always had an interest in dentistry.  Amanda finished dental assisting school in March of 2020.  Her goal is to attend Hygiene School one day.  The Tooth Factory will push and encourage and hopefully help Amanda reach that goal!  Amanda is mom to 3yr old whipper snapper, Aaliyah.  When Amanda is not being mom to Aaliyah or brightening people’s day at the Tooth Factory, you can find her at the gym or enjoying time with friends.

MONICA SAN MIGUEL - Tooth Factory

MONICA SAN MIGUEL

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Monica is our friendly, good-natured gal with the classic mother’s touch.  She loves fashion and fashion loves her!  Easy-going yet diligent, Monica is married to Carlos and together they are the wonderful parents to beautiful Isabella, Catherine, and Charlotte.  You’ll get to meet Monica at our information station or perhaps out back in our Polishing Plant. 

Education
  • B. Alexander High School
    Laredo, Texas
    2008
  • Texas A&M International University
    Laredo, Texas
    Ongoing
  • Dental Assistant Certification
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    San Antonio, TX
    2013

SEBASTIAN VALERO

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Officer Valero is part of our team when he is not riding in the big red engine around town. Firefighter/Paramedic, Sebastian’s calming bright smile can be found up front or lending a hand, zipping through the back as a registered dental assistant. When he’s not at station 5 or the Tooth Factory, you can find Sebastian at the gym; he’s a big crossfitter! And if you ever need someone to enter a music lyric contest such as “Don’t Forget the Lyrics” Mr. Multi-Talented, Sebastian, is your guy!

Education
  • United High School
    Laredo, Texas
    2008 (Rank #11)
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology
    Texas A&M International University
    Laredo, Texas
    2013
  • Dental Assistant Certification
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    San Antonio, TX
    2018
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SEBASTIAN VALERO - Tooth Factory
Maria Lopez

Maria Lopez

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Maria completed her 11th year in the field of dentistry in 2021.  Maria has been a great addition to our team providing experience, leadership and a whole lot of joy to our office and patients.  She graduated from La Joya High School, is married to Eli, has two talented children, Madelynn 15yr and Josue 12years old.  Both of her children are active members in their school bands following after mom and dad’s footsteps.  Maria played the trombone back in her hay day.  The Lopez family also have a furry husky named, Max.  You may or may not catch Maria singing at the office as she loves to grace us all with her vocal talent.  Maria is also an active member of the worship team at LFA church here in Laredo.

Education
  • La Joya High School, La Joya, Texas, 
  • Dental Assistant Certificate 

Estela Herrera

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Stela is a Mustang graduate class of 2018.  She is fresh to the world of dentistry and we are so fortunate she chose our office to start her career with.  She is a natural with children as she spends a lot of time with her family loving on her nieces and nephews.  Stela loves to shop, dance, and work out in her free time.  She easily puts smiles on anyone’s face with her sweet, gentle, wise, and compassionate personality.  Stela fits right in with our mission and culture at the Tooth Factory. It has been such a treat to see her flourish and grow as time goes on.  Stela follows her cousin’s footsteps, Ari, who was a stellar team member for a couple of years and has now moved out of town to pursue her education in hygiene.

Education
  • Nixon High School, Laredo, Texas, 2018
  • Dental Assistant Certificate
Estela Herrera
Wendy Coss

Wendy Coss

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Wendy is a Mustang graduate class of 2012.  She is married to Adolfo and together they have 2 rambunctious boys, Adolfo 6yrs and Aldo 18months.  She joins the Tooth Factory with 4 years of experience.  Wendy has such a gentle way with children, it truly is eye-opening how she’s able to help kids make their way through the appointment with so much ease.  Wendy makes working out a priority between a wife, mom, and twinkle tooth ambassador.  Wendy has a funny bone to her that cracks us all up during downtimes.  Wendy is such a determined team member, we truly value her here at our office.

Education
  • Nixon High School, Laredo Texas, 2012
  • Dental Assistant Certificate

Jennifer Gonzalez

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Jen graduated from early college high school in 2019 then went on to finish her dental assisting certificate.  Jennifer loves spending time with family, listening to music and she has a special interest in anime and k-dramas which a lot of our patients find common ground with.  One of Jennifer’s talents is doing all types of hairdos and is familiar with almost any Disney character!  Try her!  Jennifer has an eager spirit to learn and is such a great team player.  We’re excited to see Jen grow in this field as she completes the Tooth Factory family as our youngest team member!

Education
  • Early College High School, Laredo, Texas  2019
  • Dental Assistant Certificate 

Melissa Cabello

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Melissa joined the Tooth Factory Team May of 2022.  Melissa worked in an office setting for one company for about 30 years until the company closed.  We are very fortunate to have her dedicated and hard working skills at the front desk.  Melissa is married to her high school sweetheart of 27years.  We know Melissa is as loyal as they come!  She is mother of 2 boys who have finished college and now work in San Antonio.  She and her husband are now empty nesters figuring out their new norm.  When Melissa is not helping make the wheels turn at the Tooth Factory, you can find her working out or supporting her husband, whom is the Head Football Coach for Nixon High School.  

Gianna Saenz

Twinkle Tooth Agent

Gia graduated from Alexander high school in 2016.  She then attended and graduated from UTSA in 2020 with a BA in Medical Humanities.  She became an intern at our office during her college summer breaks, which turned into a job offer once she graduated!  She is our graceful Gia!  Being a dancer for 8 years, she has a way of flowing in and out of rooms and treating our patients with such patience and sweetness!  Patients do so well with Gia due her natural calming essence. Gia is currently a hygiene dental student at Coastal Bend College looking to graduate summer of 2023 and now works once a week with us and all holiday breaks.  

Check out the Sparkling Services we offer here at the Tooth Factory!