Meet our team
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. She enjoys spending time with her family in the outdoors or catching her son’s basketball games.
Anna is an excellent, friendly and knowledgeable hygienist. She graduated from UT Health San Antonio Dental Hygiene School and earned the Top Clinician award for her class. Anna is a native Houstonian and enjoys exploring the great outdoors with Butters, her golden retriever.
Brenda is an incredible Registered Dental Assistant. She is in all treatments with Dr. Parikh. She also changes lives by making the most comfortable custom night guards for our patients. Brenda is a mother of three and lives with her family in Cypress.
Kristina is our Hygiene Scheduler and the first to greet you in our office. She is pursuing becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist. She was born in Guam and has lived in Houston most of her life. With her island beginnings, she fell in love with swimming and is a year-round swim team coach.
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 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 last trips include Vail, Banff National Park, Vancouver, Seattle and Disney World. Although, the family has halted travel since the Covid-19 Pandemic began. They are enjoying everything that quarantine has to offer. She took up baking and cooking during the pandemic and is enjoying her new hobby.