Welcome, Dr. Mekraksakit, to A Perfect Smile Orthodontics in McAllen, Texas!
Thanks to all of you and your referrals, we have hired another orthodontist to join our team! As we grow and get busier, we want to continue to offer fast, friendly, and quality orthodontic service to our Perfect Smile community!
Our mission is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care for our patients and ensure every guest has a positive experience. We view each patient as an individual with unique orthodontic needs, and each patient is crucial to the success of our practice.
We want to introduce you to Dr. Phornlarp Mekraksakit, or “Dr. M,” as we call him here! Dr. Taylor is happy to have him join our practice! We maintain the highest of quality standards for the work that we provide and are sure that Dr. M will fit right in with our crew and our community.
Dr. Mekraksakit received awards for his excellent quality in dentistry and orthodontia and was also awarded the “Good-Mannered, Generous, and Avid Dental Student With Excellent Patient Care” Award. Not only are his skills top-notch, but he is also up to date on most state-of-the-art technology in orthodontics. Additionally, his bedside manner is excellent, and we know you will love him as much as we do.
His hobbies include soccer, futsal, badminton, running, and hiking. We look forward to you all meeting him! Dr. M is now taking new patients.
Orthodontic Residency: Saint Louis University, Advanced School of Dentistry, St. Louis, MO
Master of Science in Dentistry, Certificate in Orthodontics December 2021
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
D.D.S., June 2015
Additional Specialty Training
Invisalign Course by Dr. Maz Moshiri
SureSmile Course by Dr. Brent Bankhead
(Clear aligner therapy, lingual orthodontics, Hybrid orthodontics therapy)
Ulab and digital orthodontics course
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Fellowship at Cardinal Glennon Hospital
Tweed Course (Dental Course named after Dr. Charles Tweed)
January 2017-December 2018: Paragon Dental Clinic, Pathumthani, Thailand — general dental practitioner
May 2015-December 2016: Khemmarat Rural Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand — general dental practitioner
Natan Rural Hospital, Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand — general dental practitioner
Service and Volunteer
Give Kids A Smile: volunteer staff – 2017-Present
GORP: volunteer staffs – 2019 and 2021
2021: Civil Scholarship-Saint Louis University — awarded for the residents who are excellent in digital orthodontics.
2019: Uchiyama-Truetzel Award for Orthodontics-Saint Louis University — awarded for outstanding performance in the preclinical-Tweed Edgewise Technique Course and orthodontic wire bending skills.
2015: Silver medal prize-Mahidol University — awarded to the graduate with the second-highest rank in class.
2010: ‘The good-mannered, generous, and avid dental student with excellent patient care’ award — awarded by the Department of Advanced General Dentistry, Mahidol University.
The 1st runner up award in 2nd wax tooth carving competition, Mahidol University
American Association of Orthodontists
English and Thai