Dr. Rodolfo Tejada, affectionately known as "Dr. T," was born in Gainesville, Florida, but grew up in Guatemala City, Guatemala. At 16 years old, he started his own catering company, which he grew while creating an event planning business. As he managed both ventures full-time, Dr. Tejada also pursued his passion for dentistry by attending dental school at Universidad Francisco Marroquin.
Soon after graduation, Dr. Tejada decided to leave his businesses and extended family behind to travel back to the United States and finish his studies in dentistry. He was accepted into the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at University of Connecticut for one year. Due to his outstanding performance in his first year, he was offered an extended option for a second year, which he proudly accepted.
After the AEGD residency, Dr. Tejada was admitted to the University of Alabama at Birmingham pediatric dental residency program. Working with children had always been his dream. Being a father himself, he understands the concerns and questions parents often have regarding dental health care. His goal is to provide the best personalized treatment for each child. Dr. Tejada strongly encourages preventive care and educates parents and children regarding proper hygiene and diet to promote the best oral health.
In his free time, Dr. Tejada enjoys being with his daughters, Paulina, Adriana and Amanda, and his best friend and wife Daniela. He is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Real Madrid soccer. Because of his catering experience, he also likes to host parties at his house. Dr. Tejada lives his life by the following quote: "Do the right thing, because it's the right thing to do."