About the Practice

Welcome to Orchard Dental Associates

YOUR SMILE MAKEOVER SPECIALISTS IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

At Orchard Dental Associates, we use the latest technology and innovative techniques to provide our patients with outstanding results. Your smile is one of your greatest assets, and we work hard to help our valued patients to achieve their smile goals. Our experienced, knowledgeable team is here to guide you step by step through all your treatment options.

Our office offers a comprehensive range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments, including:

  • Same day crowns
  • Same day veneers
  • Anesthesia-free laser dentistry
  • Digital impressions and X-rays
  • Implant placement
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Root canal therapy
  • Dental hygiene and preventive dentistry treatments

For smile makeovers, our doctors approach every treatment plan with the golden proportion in mind. This mathematical analysis helps us design your perfect smile based on your facial structure and unique features.

You’ll find Orchard Dental Associates’ office a calm, quiet, relaxing environment where your comfort and care are our top priorities. If you’re looking for a dental home in Corpus Christi, contact us today.

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I have been a patient here for over 20 years. I love the staff and have the utmost confidence in the Drs. All of the dental hygienists put me at ease and do a fabulous job. They are simply the best!

ROBIN M.

Our Philosophy of Care is Built On

State-of-the-Art Technology

We always employ the latest
dental tech and proven techniques
for optimal comfort and results.

Customized Care

Every patient has different needs. At Orchard Dental Associates, we fully customize our treatment plans around your needs and desires.

Quality Service

Our experienced team takes great
pride in providing exceptional dental care
to our patients at every appointment.

Meet the Dentists

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Nicholas Orchard, DDS

Dr. Orchard had a unique career path to dentistry. After first obtaining a marine biology degree, he planned to explore like Jacques Cousteau and teach. A professor explained it was a hard life and that he shouldn’t do it. Shocked, he changed course and pursued work at a hospital, but he didn’t like the hospital environment. A master’s in marine biology followed as well as more advice from another professor who told him to avoid the profession. After much soul-searching, Dr. Orchard decided to combine his love of medicine and art. He embarked upon a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Board certified by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, Dr. Orchard has been in private practice since 2000. He currently holds the following positions:

  • President of the Corpus Christi Dental Study Club
  • Vice President of the Nueces Valley District Dental Society
  • Delegate to the Texas Dental Association

In his free time, Dr. Orchard enjoys spending time with his family and doing outdoor activities such as fishing and visiting the beach. He also enjoys painting, and you can see his artistic skills at the office in his series of ocean life scenes. He especially enjoys using his artistic eye in dentistry to transform and restore his patients’ smiles.

Memberships: Texas Dental Association | American Dental Association | Nueces Valley District Dental Society | Corpus Christi Dental Study Club | Academy of General Dentistry | American Academy of Facial Esthetics

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Alejandro Villamil, DDS

Dr. Villamil graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, with a biology degree. He went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Texas A&M College of Dentistry (formerly Baylor College of Dentistry) in Dallas, Texas. He then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. For the next three years, he practiced dentistry in Grand Prairie, Texas, and then Lubbock, Texas, before moving to Corpus Christi.

A compassionate dental practitioner, Dr. Villamil enjoys getting to know his patients and making sure everyone receives the highest standard of care. He is dedicated to continuing his education, professional development, and research so that he can deliver the latest treatments to his patients.

Outside of work, Dr. Villamil enjoys golfing, fishing, and spending quality time with his family.

Certifications: Advanced Education in General Dentistry | Solea All-Tissue Laser | American Academy of Facial Esthetics: Botox/Dermal Filler Level 1 Training | CEREC Training | Biolase Waterlase | Invisalign

AFFILIATIONS

ADA American Dental Association
Academy of General Dentistry
Nueces Valley District Dental Society
TDA Texas Dental Association
State Board of Dental Examiners Texas

Meet the Team

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Registered Dental Hygienist
Crystal joined the practice in 2020. She obtained her dental hygiene degree in 2004 and worked for her childhood dentist in Calallen. After 14 years, that dentist retired, so she began filling in at other offices around the Corpus area. A stint subbing at Orchard Dental Associates led to a permanent position, and Crystal found her new dental home.

Outside of work, Crystal enjoys taking care of her many animals. She has horses, dogs, cats, and even a miniature goat! She enjoys life on the land in Calallen with her husband. Her other hobbies include traveling, fishing, and going to concerts.

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Registered Dental Hygienist
A love of helping others led Amy to a career as a dental hygienist. She attended Missouri Southern State University and completed a bachelor’s in health science and an associate degree in dental hygiene. Amy moved to Corpus Christi and began working with Orchard Dental Associates in July 2021.

In her spare time, Amy likes to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys playing tennis, walking with her dogs, going to the gym, and baking.

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Registered Dental Hygienist
Mendy graduated from Del Mar College in 1990 as a dental hygienist. She has spent more than half her career with Orchard Dental Associates, which she says was her “best work decision ever.” Also a real estate agent, Mendy is known for moving around a lot—not to different towns, just different houses.

Mendy is married and has an 18-year-old daughter, who is now in college. She enjoys following her daughter’s volleyball career, watching football, working in the yard, and attending concerts.

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Registered Dental Hygienist
Nichole lived in Corpus Christi during her high school years, then went to college in East Tennessee. She lived there for around seven years before returning to Corpus Christi in 2010. After working as a dental assistant for 10 years, Nichole went back to school at Del Mar to study dental hygiene.

In her spare time, Nichole enjoys horseback riding, raising ducks for fresh eggs, doing arts and crafts, and completing home improvement projects.

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Registered Dental Hygienist
Renee worked as a dental assistant for several years before returning to school to become a dental hygienist. She has been a valuable member of the Orchard Dental Associates team for more than 16 years. Renee enjoys working with patients and guiding them toward optimal oral health.

Outside of work, Renee enjoys traveling with her boyfriend, who shares her love of horses. Their travels have taken them to exciting places, including qualifying equine events for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Dental Assistant
Sally joined Orchard Dental Associates in 2018. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, Sally moved to Hawaii after high school. It was there she began her career in a dental practice and fell in love with dentistry. Eventually, she returned home to Corpus Christi to attend college and obtained her license as a registered dental assistant. She has over 30 years of experience as a dental assistant.

Aside from work, Sally enjoys working out and reading. She is married with one son and has two fur babies, Max and Reese.

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Dental Assistant
Kassandra joined Orchard Dental Associates in July 2022. She enjoys making a positive impact on her patients and coworkers. Originally from the small town of Benavides, Texas, Kassandra attended Kaplan College and has been a dental assistant since 2013.

Kassandra loves spending time with her husband and three children, cooking, baking, and doing others’ makeup.

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Dental Assistant
Lauren has worked in the dental field for over 10 years and says that dentistry is “in her DNA.” Her grandmother worked in dentistry for more than 20 years, and her mother worked for Orchard Dental Associates for 32 years before retiring in 2021. Lauren enjoys her work and is proud to be part of the Orchard Dental Associates team.

Outside of work, Lauren likes gaming, reading, watching movies, watching TV, and doing crafts. She loves having a creative outlet and making things. She is married with three dogs (Hoggle, Ludo, and Broly).

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Office Manager
Cheri is a self-described Army brat who was born in Germany. She has managed our office at Orchard Dental Associates since 2010. In 1999, she married her best friend, Chris, sadly losing him in 2018. They have two adult children.

In her spare time, Cheri loves reading good books and spending time with her dogs, a boxer called Duke and a dachshund named Skittles.

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Office Assistant
Kimberly graduated from Brock High School in 2017 and attended Career Centers of Texas to obtain her registration as a dental assistant. She was a dental assistant for 10 years before commencing work as an office assistant. Kimberly moved to Corpus Christi 13 years ago. She is married with two children and has two dogs and three cats.

When not working, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her family. She loves doing crafts and playing video games with her kids, as well as shopping.

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Hygiene Coordinator
Judy is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but has lived in Corpus Christi for 60 years. She started working in the dental field in 1987 and joined Orchard Dental Associates in 1999, originally working with Dr. Robertson. Judy has seen the office grow significantly over the years.

Judy has been married for 45 years. She has three sons and seven grandkids, whom she loves to visit. She loves fishing and painting in her spare time.

Looking for a dental office you can trust in Corpus Christi?

Whether you are looking for preventive care or a complete smile makeover, Orchard Dental Associates is here to help.

Contact us today to make an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!