Dr. J. Michael Adame
Dr. Adame graduated from Donna High School in 1978 then attended the University of Texas in Austin Pharmacy School where he graduated in 1983. He immediately began Dental School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and received his DDS in 1987. He was accepted into the Indian Health Service’s two-year tour on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana and upon completing this in 1989, he returned to his hometown in Donna where he opened his first dental office. This office continues to see patients full time and is staffed by his associate dentists. Dr. Adame also opened up a practice in Edinburg which is where he usually sees patients along with his associate dentists, hygienists and a wonderful staff. He also sees patients for dental sleep medicine on Fridays at the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley in McAllen.
Dr. Adame joins an elite group of only a few dentists in the State of Texas as a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine (ABDSM). He is also the dental director of an accredited American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) facility-Adame Dental Sleep Medicine. Dr. Adame has been chosen to be on faculty for the AADSM to teach such courses as the Essentials Course, the Practical Demonstration Course, the Mastery Series which prepared dentists to become diplomates and the AADSM’s annual meeting. He has also lectured on the topic of dental sleep medicine to many societies and organizations (see list below). He has also been elected to serve on the AADSM’s board of directors. He is also a clinical associate for the Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the RGV. He has been awarded the Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and has served on the board and several officer positions in the Texas AGD (TAGD) including President in 2000. His local chapter has also nominated him for Texas Dentist of the Year. He has been interviewed along with a primary care physician on the topic of “An Example of Collaboration between a DDS and a PCP on dental sleep medicine” and an article was published in the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, January 2020 (publications listed below). He has also conducted a clinical trial and the results are being reviewed for publication in a peer-reviewed dental sleep medicine journal.
He has been married over 33 years to his lovely wife Cordy and they have two children. His son is an internal medicine resident and is married to another physician who is a pediatrics resident and they are both in UTMB in Galveston. His daughter is in her 3rd year of dental school in San Antonio. He enjoys training for and occasionally competing in triathlons. He and his wife enjoy traveling together and with family and friends.
Read Dr. Adame's Lectures and Publications
Dr. Anthony Salinas
McAllen native Dr. Anthony Salinas became interested in dentistry because several leaders in his church community happened to be in the dental field. He spent time shadowing them and developed a passion for the profession.
Dr. Salinas attended McAllen High School and graduated in the top 25 from Lamar IB. He then attended the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he made the dean’s student list from 2012 to 2015 and graduated magna cum laude. He was accepted into Texas A&M College of Dentistry where he received his DDS degree. After earning his dental degree in 2019 he returned to the Rio Grande Valley to serve the community he was raised in and began practicing dentistry.
Dr. Salinas is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Rio Grande Valley Dental Society.
On his time off Dr. Salinas enjoys spending time with his family, keeping up with the latest technology, and traveling to new places.
Dr. England began his education as a homeschooler in a family of eight. Working on a farm he realized early on he enjoyed working with his hands and wanted to have a personal impact on people's lives. Through great mentorship, Dr England pursued higher education at Sam Houston State University where he received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science with a distinction of Summa Cum Laude in 2018. After that he attended The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2022.
After graduation, Dr. England relocated to the Rio Grande Valley where he is currently working to improve his Spanish. He is a member of the Texas Dental Association and Rio Grande Valley Dental Society and enjoys being a part of his new community.
Dr. England loves to be in the outdoors with his 11-year-old dog Maples or traveling with his girlfriend Claudia. You can find him at the natatorium swimming after a long workday!
Dr. Claudia Pruneda
Dr. Claudia Pruneda was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and graduated from South Texas Health Professions in 2014 where she was first introduced to dentistry. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with a Bachelors in Biology and a minor in Spanish. After graduation Dr. Pruneda took some time to get more familiar with the field of dentistry through work and volunteer opportunities before continuing her education.
In 2022, Dr. Pruneda graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery and returned to the Rio Grande Valley to work and be closer to family. Currently she is a member of the Texas Dental Association and Rio Grande Valley Dental Society.
Dr. Pruneda enjoys all aspects of dentistry and patient care. When she's not working, she spends time with her family and explores new places with her boyfriend Joshua.