Dr. Jose L. Cazares of McAllen Dental Associates is the 2018 Texas Dentist of the Year. The recognition comes from Commissioners Court during the Texas Academy Awards celebration in Austin. Cazares is the first dentist from the Rio Grande Valley to receive the award, the most prestigious honor a Texas dentist can receive.
“I want to thank Commissioners Court for recognizing me, and for being pillars in the community,” said Cazares. “I’m proud to represent McAllen, the RGV and the State of Texas.”
Cazares’s nomination came from the Rio Grande Valley District Dental Society. His selection as Dentist of the Year comes from among 19 nominees by a distinguished panel of judges. Selection of a winner is done with consideration to contributions to dentistry, service to community, as well as dedication to principles of continuing education. Activities that indicate character and excellence are also a factor.