Meet Your Dental Team in Denton, TX

Meet Your Providers



Patrick Ruehle, DDS, PA, is a skilled dentist with a wealth of experience at Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Denton, Texas. The practice proudly serves the general family and cosmetic dental needs of Texans and their families in Denton, Corinth, Argyle, Robson Ranch, Bartonville, Lake Dallas, Shady Shores, Highland Village, and Lantana, Texas.

As a Duncanville, Texas, native, Dr. Ruehle attended Texas A&M on a scholarship to pursue a degree in biology. In 1979, he graduated cum laude with his bachelor’s degree before attending Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas for his doctorate in dentistry. After graduating in 1983, he continued to explore new disciplines in the field with fellowships in oral implantology at the Misch Implant Institute and a fellowship and mastership in laser dentistry from the World Clinical Laser Institute. He also received his fellowship with the American Academy of General Dentistry.

After finishing his education, Dr. Ruehle began private practice dentistry alongside his childhood dentist, Dr. Rodney Teague, in Duncanville, Texas. Dr. Ruehle took over the practice when Dr. Teague retired three years later and moved to Denton, Texas, in 1999 to pursue better schools for his kids. Dr. Ruehle and the team have been in the Denton, Texas, area for 20 years now – time flies when you are having fun.

Today, Dr. Ruehle teaches other dentists about laser dentistry as an official instructor for the BIOLASE laser and is a visiting faculty member for CEREC doctors at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.

Meet Our Friendly Staff

Kindra Cannon


Kindra joined our team in January of 2021 and says initially, it was her own desire for cosmetically perfect teeth that drew her into this profession. However, after volunteering in a local dentist office, ultimately she chose to become a Dental Hygienist. She said she was inspired by what she saw, and liked the idea of helping others achieve a healthier smile. Kindra graduated from Florida Community College at Jacksonville 1st in her class. She has training as an Orthodontic Assistant and as a Dental Assistant as well. Since moving to Texas she has volunteered as a Forensic Dental Assistant volunteering at Collin and Dallas County Medical Examiners office. I currently hold a license to practice Dental Hygiene in Florida, California, and Texas. She and our other hygienists have completed their laser certification so that they may treat patients more effectively with the diode laser. She and Dr. Ruehle strongly believe in continuing education and always receive more continuing education than is required to maintain their licensure.

Kindra grew up in Florida and she’s lived on the East Coast, West Coast, and now Texas where she and her family have just moved into their new home in Little Elm. Kindra and her husband have one daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking/baking/entertaining, exercising, and volunteering in the deaf community. Kindra is hearing but knows American Sign Language.

Erin Dickson


Erin is a native Krum girl. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University Magna Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She loves helping patients and very good with kids.

In her spare time, she plays with her dogs, plays basketball with friends and is fixing up her new home in Denton. Ask for Erin next time you come in.

Mandi Powell


She’s back! Mandi was with our team for over 6 years before she and her husband moved to Waco so her husband Kris could finish his degree. In 2021 they moved to Denton with their toddler and have just welcomed a new baby February 2022.

Mandi has been in the dental field since 2006, and chose dentistry because she always liked going to the dentist growing up. Realizing that some patients haven’t had great experiences in the past, Mandi makes it her daily goal to ensure each patient is comfortable, and that their dental appointment runs as smoothly as possible.

In her spare time (not with 2 little ones) she enjoys her time with her sweet family.

Heather Lewis

RDA, Financial and Insurance Coordinator

Heather coordinates Dr. Ruehle and Dr. Eide’s schedules and assists patients in any operative care they may need. She is also a Registered Dental Assistant so she truly understands what the procedures entail. Thus allowing her to help our patients with any questions or concerns both during their appointments and questions they come up with later. Give her a call and she will walk you through your procedure and address your concerns.

Pam Ruehle

Business Manager

Pam has been working in our office since Dr. Ruehle arrived in 1999. Sometimes she is up front, sometimes in a back corner. She handles the accounts payable, payroll, and assist the office administrative staff wherever needed. Pam loves getting to know our patients, their concerns, and making sure that our focus is always about you and your care, not the teeth or the insurance company.

Her background is not dental, even though she has been to a “million hours” of dental continuing education. Pam tries to look at our world of dental care from the patient’s perspective and make sure everyone is speaking English, not “Dental-ese.” Let us know if you have any suggestions or concerns, We will do our best to take care of you as if you were our grandmother, friend, or our kids.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I improve my oral health?

The best way to improve your oral health and keep your smile bacteria-free is to practice a consistent at-home regimen. This includes the following:

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day
  • Flossing daily and in between your teeth
  • Using mouthwash after eating a meal
It’s also important to schedule routine checkups with your dentist every six months so that they can clean your teeth and check for any underlying issues. Schedule an appointment with your dentist if it’s been a while since you’ve last had your teeth checked and cleaned.

What can I expect at my first dental appointment?

Your first dental appointment will usually involve an initial consultation and a professional cleaning. Your dentist will review your previous medical history as well as address any concerns that you may have about your smile. This will also be the perfect time to ask any questions you may have about their dental services, credentials, and personal smile goals.

Which dental procedures are right for my smile?

Your dentist will be able to let you know which procedures are right for you during your initial consultation. They’ll conduct a full evaluation of your teeth and gums to check for any underlying issues or problems that may need to be addressed. Afterward, they’ll develop a treatment plan that’s customized to your oral health needs so that you can achieve a beautiful smile.

What questions should I ask my dentist?

It’s important to have questions ready for your dentist during your initial visit to determine if they’re the right match for you and your smile. Some of these questions include:

  • What are your qualifications?
  • How can you help prevent gum disease?
  • What type of toothbrush and toothpaste should I use?
  • Does your practice provide emergency dental care?
  • What foods or beverages are bad for my teeth?

Start Your Smile Journey With Dr. Patrick Ruehle

Dr. Ruehle and our excellent dental team at Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are committed to providing you with the highest quality dental care. We provide a variety of dental services for you and the entire family. Schedule your visit today by calling our Denton, TX office at (940) 566-4888 or filling out our online contact form. We proudly serve patients in the Robinson Oaks and Corinth, TX areas.

Garden Oaks Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
3312 Teasley Ln. Suite 200
Denton, TX 76210
Phone: 940-566-4888
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