Meet Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin


Dr. McLaughlin

Dr. Adela Cabrera-McLaughlin focuses her practice to CosmeticImplantTMD-Airway and Complex Restorative Dentistry. She has been taking care of El Pasoan’s dental needs for the past 22 years.

Born and raised in Mexico, Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin moved to the U.S at the age of 13. She attended junior high and part of high school in Salt Lake City but graduated from Coronado High School in El Paso. After attending UTEP, Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry.

Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin has committed herself to clinical excellence, high standards of care and provide exceptional customer service. She takes ongoing clinical continuing education courses and practice management courses to support both her philosophy and commitment to excellence in all aspects Dentistry.

Early in her career, Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin attended a program by Dr. Dawson (a pioneer in occlusal based dentistry) that led her to develop a philosophy in preventive and comprehensive dentistry. Building on that foundation, she became affiliated with the Pankey Institute where she completed five advanced training courses. Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin also completed advance training in Implant Dentistry at the Misch Institute. She takes pride in having trained at world-renowned institutes and developing a well-rounded platform to deliver complex treatment, but feels accomplished by truly applying her knowledge and providing the best that dentistry has to offer to her patients. 

Currently, Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin stays at the forefront of Dentistry thru her affiliation with the Seattle Study Club, Spear Education Center, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and attending multiple yearly continuing education courses.

Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin has been an active member in the El Paso Dental Society, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association for 22 years. She was a 5 year delegated to the Texas Dental Association, served on the Board of the El Paso Dental Society for over 10 years, served in peer–review committee for 6 years, and held the position of president in 2011. 

Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin is equally committed to the management of her practice and providing each patient with exceptional customer service. She believes that just like Dental Technology evolves, so do the needs of her patients. This is why Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin has invested in being coached by the 3 best practice management firms in the country during her dental career. Titles and awards are not important to Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin, making a difference in the lives of her patients is how she rates success!

Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin is a woman with great character and integrity who is strongly grounded in her value of home and family. Balance between work, family and fun is important to her. Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin is a busy hands-on mom. Driving her kids (John and Emma) to cheer and aerial practices, sitting down to help with homework, crafting, and having family dinner is a typical day after work. Despite her busy schedule, Dr. Cabrera-McLaughlin makes time to stay healthy and enjoy a wonderful meal or a glass of wine with friends.