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 15 years 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 charming 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 and works out every morning before carpool and morning huddle.
If she’s not talking dentistry, 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, Amsterdam, Paris, Lucerne, and Antibes.
“My very own smile brought me into dentistry. I grew up extremely self-conscious of my smile and would cover my mouth when I laughed. I couldn’t wait to get braces. After my braces were removed and I whitened my teeth in my 20’s, the compliments poured in. I couldn’t believe how different I was received with my new smile. Now, 23 years later, I have created a dental space where we can have fun while giving others beautiful smiles as well. I love what I do”