Meet The Dentists
Rudy Aldaragi, DDS – General Dentist
Dr. Rudy attended Purdue University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology. He continued his education at Indiana University School of Dentistry, where he was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Rudy has postdoctoral dental training in general and aesthetic dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, periodontal and oral surgery, and Invisalign® clear aligners. He gained extensive experience working in the Dallas area for a corporate practice and has become a great asset to our team since May 2020. He shares the same philosophy in patient care, ethics and professionalism as Dr. Adkins, who is highly impressed by his skills and dedication to dentistry. In addition to practicing in this office, Dr. Rudy also volunteers to serve the underprivileged in the Plano area.
Dr. Rudy is a member of the American Dental Association® (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).
James Adkins, DDS – General Dentist
Dr. Adkins attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas for his undergraduate work and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has gone on to receive hundreds of continuing education lectures and course hours to stay current with the best state-of-the-art dentistry, including the completion of a postgraduate program in aesthetic dentistry.
Prior to opening his practice in Plano, Dr. Adkins served as a dentist for the U.S. Army at Fort Meade, Maryland, as well as for the Dallas County Dental Health Program.
Dr. Adkins is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the Dallas County Dental Society.
He was voted “2008 Best Dentist” by readers of the Plano Insider, and he won the Patients’ Choice Award in 2015.
Meet Our Team
Andi – Patient coordinator and front office administrator
Andi started working in the dental field in 2009, finally joining our team in September 2021. She received her registered dental assistant certificate at the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. She loves the work family she found at Rudy Aldaragi Dental Care and getting to watch our patients’ self-confidence grow as their smiles get bigger. You will find Andi working as a liaison between patients and the clinical team.
Andi was born and raised in Dallas and now lives in Rowlett with her three children: Aria, Tytan and Jaylon. When she has time, she enjoys reading, attending her kids’ sporting events, traveling, and doing anything that involves music or water activities. She dreams of owning a pygmy marmoset.
Karina – Office Manager
Karina earned her Associate of Applied Science degree from Collin College and joined our team in October 2021. With her knowledge of both front office and doctor assisting, she is able to facilitate and answer any questions or concerns our patients may have about their different treatment options. She loves getting to know all the patients that have been part of the practice for years.
Karina’s blended family consists of her husband, her three children and her two dogs. When she is not at the office, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and taking the dogs to the dog park.
Syeda – Registered dental hygienist
Syeda has been with our team since January 2022. She received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Pakistan and her associate degree in dental hygiene at Collin College. She appreciates the family-like environment and patient-centric approach that our team encourages. By focusing on what patients want and tailoring her treatment plans accordingly, she is able to help us provide exceptional dental care.
During her free time, Syeda enjoys reading, traveling, and watching movies with her husband and three children.
Adriana – Registered dental Assistant
Adriana joined our team in 2021, bringing with her over 15 years of experience in the dental field. With a versatile background both in front office and chairside assistance, Adriana makes Rudy Aldaragi, DDS an open, friendly environment for patients to trust their dental providers.
Adriana and her husband have two children. When she is not guiding and reinforcing ideal patient care at our office, you can find her hiking, running marathons, traveling, watching movies, savoring all her traditional meals and attending concerts when possible.
Angela – Sterilization Technician
Angela is a senior in high school learning about dentistry, getting to know our patients and helping her fellow staff members as our sterilization tech. She became a part of the team in March 2022.
Angela lives on the family farm with a variety of different animals. In her spare time, she enjoys taking care of the farm and sharing precious moments with her blended family, including her five siblings, and her friends.