Our Team

Our team is a group of cross-trained Registered Dental Assistants that can flow through your visit with you. Our receptionist and our RDA’s can check you in.  Our team brings you back for digital radiographs and photographs  and prepares you for your cleaning or treatment visit. Their job is to ensure your comfort while youre in our hands. We have a numbing mouthrinse to make cleanings more comfortable, blankets and shades for comfort, nitrous oxide for relaxation,  warm water from our air-water syringes, shoulder rubs during local anesthetic. They will schedule your next visit with our office while you’re still seated in the dental chair, no need to wait out the check out counter to be seen.

Our talented team is here to assist you in having a seamless dental visit in our office. You can  Book Here.

We teamed up with two great companies that allow us to verify your plan quickly and with as much detail as possible to give you accurate estimates on insurance coverage.

Our team is diligent in verifying your plan to make sure that you get the most out of your out-of-network benefits. We accept and file claims for all PPO plans to make things simple for you.

Meet Dr. Shirley Parikh

Dr. Shirley Parikh was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is The University of Houston alumna.  She loves the Bayou City and made Houston her forever home after graduating from Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry in 2008.  Dr. Parikh has been in practice for more than a decade and settled in the Rice Military neighborhood in 2012. Nestled between Memorial park, River Oaks and the Heights, its the perfect place to be in Houston.

She fell in love with dentistry as a career when she realized that it would fulfill all of her talents and passions.  Science and an eye for design were key.  You really need an eye for esthetics if you’re going into smile design.  She is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and on her way to earning Mastership later this year.  This means that she has taken thousands of hours over the required continuing education requirements and passed a stringent exam.  She stays on the cutting edge in dentistry and whole body health. She is currently studying with Clinical Mastery Series to master her skills in smile design and pain management.

She lives in the lovely Oak Forest neighborhood just a few miles from the practice.  She believes in whole body health including nutrition, mental, emotional and spiritual well being.  She is also an avid reader, a huge fan of Pilates and weight-training.

If she’s not talking “teeth”, on a treadmill or on her bike then she must be on a plane headed somewhere.  She believes in family travel and their last trips include Vail, Banff National Park, Vancouver, Seattle and Disney World.  Quarantine brought us closer to home and we workout as a family in our garage, family walks, bike rides or shooting hoops.

Book your appointment online today

Our team looks forward to meeting you and taking excellent care of your dental needs.  Beginning with digital consent forms that can be sent by text and a virtual waiting room.  We have implemented ozone treatment and ozone water, medical-grade air purifiers and personal vacuums to minimize aerosols. You will be greeted by a sneeze-guard, hand sanitizer and an iPad that has been UV-sanitized. There is always less than 10 persons in our office, usually less than 7.   Schedule your appointment today at 713-426-4044.