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Pediatric Dentists in Houston, TX

The Department of Pediatric Dentistry educates dental students and residents to provide comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, including those with special health needs. Instruction covers childhood growth and development, psychology, disease etiology, and behavior guidance

We perform diagnostic, restorative, minor orthodontic, surgical and preventive dental health procedures. Nitrous oxide is available, and the office is set up for conscious sedation and intravenous sedation, which is given by a dental anesthesiologist.

The clinic is staffed by pediatric dentists who participate in the Pediatric Postgraduate Training Program at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. All attending pediatric dentists who rotate through the clinic each week are faculty members at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth - School of Dentistry.

A dual-trained pediatric dentist/orthodontist schedule patients one day each week. A dental anesthesiologist visits our postgraduate clinic two times a month to provide IV sedation for our patients. Five dental assistants, five clerical staff and one clinic manager are available 40 hours a week to assist faculty and residents.

Pediatric Dentists

Department Chairman:

Gregory W. Olson, DDS, MS

Post-doctoral Program Director:

Bhavini S. Acharya, BDS, MPH

Predoctoral Program Director:

Gisela Bona, DDS, MS


Amber Callis, DDS, MS
Dario Cardenas, DDS, MS
Ronald Johnson, DDS, MS
Brett Chiquet, DDS, PhD
Fehmida Dosani, DDS, MSD
Vincent Luan, DDS
Elsa Echeverri, DDS
Lisa McGriff-Metz, DDS
Katherine Pazmino, DDS, MS
Casey Frazier, DDS

Michael Posada, DMD
Allen Gaw, DDS
Nathanael Salako, DDS
Tanya Saour, DDS
Christopher Harris, DMD, MS
Ivy Wu, DDS, PhD
Amy-Kristina Herbert, DDS, MFA
Bret Ibarra, DDS, MSD
Jennifer Wu, MD, MBA

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For more information, please call (713) 500-8220.