Next up in our Getting to Know Your Rodeo Dentists is Dr. Maykel Shalaby! We are extremely proud to have Dr. Shalaby as part of our Rodeo family! We believe he has been a perfect fit into our team of dentist in Laredo! And we are positive that all of our wonderful patients love him like we do!

15 things you should know about Dr. Maykel Shalaby

We asked our dear doctor to answer 15 short questions for us, and he was more than happy to comply. So, here are the 15 things you should know about Maykel Shalaby:

1. How long have you been at Rodeo Dental?

I’ve been with Rodeo for almost a year. I started September of 2017.

2. How long have you been a dentist?

I have been a dentist for over 6 years. 3 years of which were spent running my own office.

3. Why do you do what you do?

I love connecting with people. I’ve always been the type of person that really enjoys helping people in whatever way I can. Cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry is the most fun for me because you can completely change a person’s life when you give them a smile they’re proud to show off. It also appeals to the artist side of me.

4. What was the best concert you’ve ever attended?

I’ve only ever been to one concert. I saw Nelly when I was in college so I guess by default that wins best concert. Haha!

5. Where is your favorite place in the world?

They say there is no place like home, so for me San Diego, CA will always be my favorite place in the world.

6. If you could be any animal, which would you be?

I’m a dog lover so probably a dog.

7. What is your favorite meal?

I’m a foodie so it’s hard to pick just one but can’t go wrong with a good steak or pizza.

8. If you could eat dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

That’s tough to answer. There are alot. First person that comes to mind right now is Tyler Perry because I’ve been reading a book of his. He’s been through alot in life and yet managed to become successful and maintain a positive outlook.

9. DC or Marvel? Who is your favorite superhero?

Marvel all the way, even though my favorite superhero is Superman.

10. Coffee or tea?

Tea. I can’t get used to the taste of coffee.

11. If you had a free day, what would you spend it doing?

Sleeping mostly. haha Joking aside, I’m a pretty simple guy so probably spending time with family and friends, watching movies, or doing something outside especially if it’s a nice sunny day.

12. Mountains or beach?

Both. I love hiking and mountain biking but I’m from California so I grew up on the water. There is nothing more calming than the sound of crashing waves and the smell of the ocean.

13. Who is someone who inspires you?

Another tough one. There are so many people that inspire me personally and professionally that it’s hard to pick just one. I’ve been a big fan of “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson for years. He’s really a testament to what can be accomplished by just staying true to who you are, having a vision, and pursuing that vision with relentless work ethic. Also my younger brother, who’s a doctor now working with Rodeo, drives me to push myself to be better in dentistry and just in general.

14. What’s your secret talent that nobody knows about?

I can cook. I worked as a chef for a while during college. I also have a weird ability to figure out how to fix most things. When I was a kid I always took stuff apart and tried to put them back together so that may have something to do with it. Haha

15. What do you love most about Rodeo Dental?

The people! My team is amazing, everyone at HQ is awesome, and all the doctors I have met have been great! I also really love the fact that at Rodeo the patient really does come first…the quality of care and a great patient experience is a top priority for everyone involved at Rodeo.

Come to Rodeo Dental and meet Dr. Shalaby

Voilà! You already know the most important things about one of your Rodeo Dentists. Dr. Shalaby has been with us for almost a year, he loves to eat steak and pizza and on his day off he loves to spend time with his family! Isn’t he amazing? We are looking forward for you to get to know him more the next time you come to Rodeo Dental!

Stay tuned for the next edition of Getting to Know Your Rodeo Dentists!