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.
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 loves running and looks forward to training for the 2021 Houston Marathon after an injury late last year. She is also a fan of podcasts, yoga and her Peloton.
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 latest trips included Banff National Park, Vancouver, Seattle and Disney World.
Meet our Treatment Coordinator
Meet our Registered Dental Hygienist
Heydy has a wealth of knowledge and has been in the dental field for 8 years. She started as a dental assistant and is now our treatment coordinator. She is married and a boy mom to a 6 and 12 year old. She enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors or catching her son’s basketball games.
Mushkie is the most gentle hygienist you will meet. She is originally from Pittsburgh and she married a Houstonian and moved to the city. She has been a hygienist for over 3 years. She loves her family time and they spend most weekends at a big family dinner.