Dr. Mario Valdes went to dental school in Mexico City. He graduated in 1984 from the University Tecnologica de Mexico. He practiced general dentistry for three years and then started teaching at the dental school. In 1987, Dr. Valdes attended Louisiana State University for his orthodontic training. He graduated from LSU in 1989 and went on to open his own practice in Chihuahua City, Mexico. He is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Valdes has lectured in South America as well as the United States. He belongs to the LSU alumni association, the American Association of Orthodontists, and the College of Diplomats of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Valdes enjoys spending time with his wife, Margo, of almost 30 years, and his two children, who are now in college.