Dr. Andres (Andy) Arismendi III, DDS, MBA
Dr. Arismendi is a native Texan born in Corpus Christi and raised throughout different areas of Houston. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas State University, his Master of Business Administration from University of Houston and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry. He has worked throughout Texas refining his clinical skills and attending continuing education courses so he can attain the prestigious Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry.
When you first meet Dr. Arismendi (Air-is-men-dee), aka Dr. A, you will notice he loves to smile and make people laugh. Overall, he is a very easy going and down-to-earth person that just likes getting to know people.
He is a native Texan born in Corpus Christi and raised throughout different areas of Houston, but has lived as far as Gaithersburg, Maryland.
What people don’t realize is his route to dentistry as a career is non-traditional, but his path has molded him into a well-rounded individual.
Dr. Arismendi was a collegiate athlete and played NCAA soccer at Southwestern University, but transferred to Texas State University where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. He pursued a career in business, eventually attaining the stature of Director of Marketing for an intellectual property law firm while also completing a Master of Business Administration professional evening program at the University of Houston.
Throughout his experience, Dr. Arismendi realized he wanted to interact more with people, but more importantly he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives, which ultimately altered his career aspirations. He was introduced to dentistry by his brother-in-law and realized it was the perfect fit so he left his career to complete a 3-year post-baccalaureate science program for dental school application purposes, which led him to graduate from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry.
Since graduating, Dr. Arismendi has practiced throughout Texas and continues to be passionate about fine-tuning his clinical skills by exceeding the necessary continued education required by the Texas State Board so he can ensure his patients are receiving the best care.
Dr. Arismendi is set on completing his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry, which is one of the most recognizable designations that only 6% of General Dentists in Texas hold by which a professional completes 500 hours of continuing education.
He is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association and the River District Dental Society
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Arismendi enjoys spending time with his wife Cassidy as well as spending time with family and friends. As a pastime, he enjoys cooking, watching movies and continuing to be active running half-marathons and playing soccer, sand volleyball and golf.