Samuel J. Angulo, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Samuel J. “Sam” Angulo came to El Paso with the U.S. Army Dental Corps in the summer of 1997. After over six years as the Officer-in-Charge of the largest dental clinic on Fort Bliss and as the regional endodontist for the joint military forces in west Texas, all of New Mexico and southeastern Arizona, Colonel Angulo ended his 26 year military career by “retiring” and staying in the area to begin his private practice. He opened his solo private specialty practice, El Paso Endodontics, in the fall of 2005 and saw his first patients there in 2006.
Dr. Angulo’s professional career began back when he graduated from the prestigious University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) School of Dentistry, earning his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1981 (after earning his Bachelor’s of Science degree Summa Cum Laude and his Army Officer Commission at the neighboring University of San Francisco in 1977). He successfully defended his Masters of Science thesis at the Medical College of Georgia in the summer of 1997. And, concurrent with his graduate studies, Dr. Angulo also completed his Certificate in Endodontics with the U.S. Army’s Post-graduate Residency Program at Fort Gordon, Georgia, that same year.
Always active in his professional community, Dr. Angulo has been a board member of the El Paso District Dental Society ever since joining the local dental community 16 years ago and was the 91st President of the 200+ member society in 2012-2013. He’s currently one of three El Paso Delegates to the Texas Dental Association, representing his colleagues at the state level. Throughout his military and professional career, Dr. Angulo has been recognized for his volunteerism, particularly as a youth sports coach and a director of a high school Catholic Youth Group. Though their children are now grown and two of the three are living elsewhere, he and his wife of 41 years, Sue, remain active in their church and neighborhood (not to mention the afore-mentioned dental society and its volunteer and charitable activities). They also enjoy the blessing of having one of their daughters, their son-in-law and their only grandson all living nearby here in El Paso. Dr. Angulo and Sue are both from Northern California, hence his strong (and well-known) life-long allegiance to San Francisco Bay Area professional and collegiate sports teams. But, they are happy and proud to call El Paso home for the past 24 years.