Valerie Drake, DDS, FAGD, FICOI
Dr. Valerie Drake earned her doctorate of dental surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry, where she still serves on the board of the alumni association. Prior to that, she received a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. A self-described local Valley girl, she was Valedictorian of her San Benito High School class and ranked nationally in tennis.
Dedicated to her craft, Dr. Drake has completed more than 1000 hours of continuing education courses. She earned her fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and has earned a fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry as well.
As one of seven dentists in Texas to have earned a Mastership in the Implant Prosthodontic Section of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Dr. Valerie Drake has undergone extensive training in implant dentistry. Requirements for Mastership include attaining Fellowship in the ICOI, 40 completed implant cases that have matured longer than one year, 100 continuing implant education hours in the preceding five years, a letter of recommendation from an ICOI Master, Diplomate, or a member of the Advanced Credentials Committee, and maintenance requirements to sustain the credential. Dr. Drake believes that her patients deserve the best, so she continually strives for excellence, as is evidenced with her ICOI Mastership.
When she's not working, Dr. Drake enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors with her children. She and her husband, Brad Ernst, have two sons, David and William.
This was my first visit to Drake Family Denistry since moving back to the Valley and I was thoroughly impressed. From the time I made the appointment to the time I walked out after my visit, I was impressed. Office staff was Very professional. Hygienist and Dr were amazing. Pricing very affordable.
I have been a patient of Drake Family Dentistry for many years and would not think of going anywhere else. I have always received excellent care and the staff is amazing.
Dr. Burton is great. I have a lot of dentist anxiety and took a prescribed sedative for my first extraction. It went so well and my recovery was so quick that I just had my second extraction and I didn't need a sedative or "laughing gas " I highly recommend him. If you're a nervous patient like me, he has a wonderful and kind demeanor that will put you at ease.
Love dr drakes. Friendly quick and excellent service. Appointments have become like visiting friends.
I have always had the best care and service at Drake Family Dentistry.
Friendly staff and I don't have to ever wait to long from my arrival.
Valerie is the best dentist I’ve ever had hands down.
We had such an awesome experience here with Sonia being our dental assistant, and the doctor was awesome, we had an amazing conversations with both, and we are happy with the work done, really looking forward to having Sonia and Dr. Burton help us out again!
Walking into Drake Family Dentistry I am immediately greeted by name and made to feel comfortable in their clean waiting room. Dr. Drake and her staff do an incredible job staying on schedule and respect everyones appointment times. Dr. Drake is truly an expert and walks you through any procedure being done. I wouldn't trust my teeth to anyone else!
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