Welcome to

Lower Valley Dental Associates

We offer two different practices in one convenient location.
Our doctors, Dr. J. Patrick Pirtle and Dr. Claudia E. Rodriguez, along with our team and our equipment, represent LVDA’s commitment to provide the highest level of technology and education for the benefit of the patients of the Rio Grande Valley.

We focus on research, collaboration with physicians and evidence-based dentistry to help improve our patient’s dental care. Whether we are discussing simple preventive care or comprehensive dental rehabilitation on a medically compromised patient, it is important that you know that with LVDA, you have a team that prides itself on excellence.

Our entire team is trained not only in routine dental care, but also in specialized treatment. These include but are not limited to same-day porcelain crowns, laser periodontal therapy, implant placement and restorations, CO2 laser frenum release for all ages including infants, special-need dentistry, in-office sedation and hospital based dentistry. Our specialized procedures involving children are performed by Dr. Claudia E. Rodriguez, Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Our office provides the tools you need to maintain your oral health throughout all stages of life.


Going to the dentist is more than having your teeth cleaned or cavities filled.  

Our practice is dedicated to providing a learning environment for all ages, specific to each patient’s unique dental needs. In addition to our dedication to technology, we seek to provide a family practice environment.   

Our office was established in 2007 by a husband and wife team, Dr. J. Patrick Pirtle, a general dentist with additional training in Prosthodontics through the University Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Fellowship program, and pediatric dental specialist Dr. Claudia E. Rodriguez, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Diplomate . 

We strongly value our patients, their family and our community. We encourage and believe that a true partnership between our office and families will encourage our patients to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle.  We hope your visit to our dental home will be an inviting experience for you.

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Better Health Care is Our Mission

THRU APRIL 22, 2020
MONDAY – THURSDAY: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm