Dr. Alegra Virella
The sugar bug battleground is Dr Alegra’s favorite Super Place. She can often be found taking a few extra moments to share with families how to prevent cavities. She has a passion for helping kids stay healthy and happy. She began to learn her super powers at the early age of 15 when she assisted a dentist near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who loved his patients and showed her the art of dentistry. She started her advanced power training with a full scholarship to dental hygiene school. Since then she has earned 3 degrees including her doctorate from Temple Dental School and 2 certificates. Her final certificate was received from the University of Minnesota as a pediatric dentist. She has been honored multiple times, receiving awards for dental health education and as the Most Outstanding Female Dentist in her dental class. Her favorite achievement, capturing the heart of her husband, “The Closer” Abe, makes her even more energized as he is always devising new schemes to combat those crazy sugar bugs. Together they hope to empower kids throughout the Valley to make it Cape Time and defeat sugar bugs every day.
Dr. Sergio Guzman
Little Heroes Pediatric Dentistry’s founding cape crusader, Dr. Sergio Guzman is a board certified pediatric dentist with three dental practices in the South Texas region. Raised in McAllen, Texas, Dr. Guzman was a little hero with big dreams. He learned early that success starts with a smile, and has been defending the little grins of South Texas heroes ever since. Dr. Guzman earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He then took on the big apple where he completed two years of specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Columbia University in the heart of New York City. His experience was amazing, but the open skies of Texas beckoned. Now, Dr. Guzman is calling all Little Heroes in the Rio Grande Valley and Laredo! “Come join the Little Heroes team and learn how to defend your super smile”! Dr. Guzman is an avid superhero collector and enjoys spending time with his wife Vanessa Guzman and their son Noah.
Dr. Halah Obeidat
Dr. Obeidat completed dental school in Jordan in 2013 and moved to the United States, where she pursued additional training and licensing required for international practitioners at the Rutgers School of Dentistry in New Jersey from 2017 – 2019. In her last year of training at Rutgers, Dr. Obeidat was recognized for her work with pediatric and special needs patients, and received an award for Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry and the outstanding student award.
At Heroes Dental, Dr. Obeidat values providing comprehensive care in a way that is compassionate and understanding to each patient, and is motivated to provide each child with a positive and fun dental experience. She is happy she gets to work one-on-one with children in a fun, caring, and nurturing environment.
Dr. Obeidat is an outgoing person who loves the outdoors and in her free time can be found hiking, tasting new cuisines, exploring new restaurants, or taking the next new adventure.