Ricardo Carreon - Nuevo Progreso DDS | International Dental

Ricardo Carreon

Nuevo Progreso
Ricardo Carreon


About Ricardo Carreon & Associates

Located just across the International Bridge, Progreso’s Advanced Dental Center takes pride in quality standards and cleanliness. Only bottled, purified water is used for patients, and you’ll find the strictest standards enforced to provide a safe, ultra-clean environment. With a highly experienced and carefully selected staff proficient in English, you’ll feel right at home at PADC. And when it comes to modern technology, you won’t find better diagnostic and treatment equipment any more advanced than that available at PADC, including a digital panoramic x-ray machine that offers instant diagnostics dramatically less radiation x-rays.


Advanced Restorative Dentistry

Aesthetic and Esthetic Dentistry

Lumineers®, Veneers, Tooth Whitening


Cosmetic dentistry using bondings, veneers, white fillings and tooth whitening

Orthodontics – braces, Invisalign®

Endodontics – Root Canals

Periodontics – Gum Disease Treatments

Prostodontics – Dentures & Partials

Geriatric Dentistry

Oral Surgery

Maxilofacial Surgery


Strict Sterilization (OSHA compliant)

Clean work areas

Helpful & Friendly English-speakers

Satisfaction Guaranteed

High Rate of Patient Return & Referrals

Fluent English

US Dental Insurance accepted

All water used is US-distilled

Our Team

Ricardo Carreon


Dr. Carreon received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) in Monterrey, Mexico. He also received additional training in restorative dentistry at Loma Linda University (LLU) in Loma Linda, California. After graduation, Dr. Carreon worked and established his own practice. In 2002, Dr. Carreon formed “Dr. Carreon & Associates” as a way of improving the oral health among the varied communities of the Rio Grande Valley. In his 32 years in the field of dentistry, Dr. Carreon has come to focus on Restorative Dentistry and advanced dental procedures, including full-mouth reconstructive surgery.

In regards to his patients, Dr. Carreon values their loyalty and appreciation of service the most. Carreon keeps up with advances in the field through monthly educational seminars, and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Chicago Dental Society, and the Associación Dental Mexicana. When it comes to his profession, Dr. Carreon finds that the most rewarding aspects of being a dentist include having a positive impact on the oral health and overall well being of his patients, and being able to improve their lives through a few changes in their smiles. In his own words, “I enjoy practicing good dentistry that is backed up by good experience; I live loving what I do so that it does not become a job.

Lorena Soto


Dr. Soto received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon (UANL) in Monterrey, Mexico. She obtained further education at the Universidad de Puebla before completing a diploma in Implantology at Loma Linda University (LLU) in Loma Linda, California. Dr. Soto has practiced dentistry for 19 years, and counting. Dr. Soto has worked at “Dr. Carreon & Associates” since February of 2005, and her current focus is on dental implants, but she also does advanced restorative dentistry. Dr. Soto is committed to providing her patients with a comprehensive exam so that they may receive the best treatment possible based on their specific needs.

Dr. Soto’s main goal is to restore patient’s ability to smile confidently – in her words, “a good smile gives you confidence, it allows you to be yourself, and it lets you laugh without any kind of embarrassment or reservation. I want my patients to lead confident, happy lives.” Dr. Soto enjoys dentistry very much, as it gives her an opportunity to serve a diverse population within a multicultural setting. She maintains her focus on fulfilling the needs of each patient. Dr. Soto keeps up with the latest technology in her field, and continues her education by attending dental conferences, reading journals, and maintaining correspondence with others in her field. She is a member of the American Dental Association, The Chicago Dental Society, and the Asociación Dental Mexicana.


Elizabeth Salinas


Dr. Salinas received her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. She has over 31 years of experience in the field of dentistry, and is specialized in endodontics, which is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. Dr. Salinas has worked with “Dr. Carreon & Associates” for 10 years.

Her main goal is to make the restoration of the oral function and aesthetics a reality for her patients. The most cherished aspect of her practice is her patients’ trust in her; she enjoys her work very much. Dr. Salinas stays up to date in her field by attending dental conferences regularly, and is a member of the Asociación Dental Mexicana.

Jairo Lucas


Dr. Lucas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) in Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He has over 13 years of experience, and has worked with “Dr. Carreon & Associates” for 8 years. As a general dentist, Dr. Lucas’ main focus is to meet all of his patients’ needs, to improve any preexisting dental conditions, and to bring his patients’ oral health to its very best. Dr. Lucas values his patients’ trust in him, their satisfaction with their results, and their continued trust which many display when they refer their friends and loved ones.

He enjoys his ability to help his patients to resolve any dental problems, and is most rewarded when he sees their happiness and satisfaction. Dr. Lucas stays up to date in his field by attending dental conferences on a yearly basis, as well as attending lectures on relevant topics. He is a member of the Colegio Dental de Nuevo Progreso (Dental College of Nuevo Progreso), the Colegio Dental de Tamaulipas (Dental College of Tamaulipas), and the Asociación Dental Mexicana (Mexican Dental Association).

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