About the Doctor – A Pediatric Dentist /A Kids Dental Specialist
Dr. Shilpa is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who calls the Fort Bend Area her home. She is an honors graduate of Columbia University, New York where she received her DDS degree and certificate for excellence in Pediatric Dentistry. Her passion to work “with children” and “for children” made her pursue her advanced training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Columbia University. During the Post- Doctoral Training her hospital rotations were at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York where she received specialized training in all areas of children’s dentistry.
After her residency she decided to move to Katy, Tx with her husband and make it her home; currently residing in Cinco Ranch with her husband Dr. Amito Chandiwal and kids Abhiddyu and Anuvie. Both Dr.Shilpa and her husband believe in giving back to the community and are active in worldwide efforts like participating in an outreach program in Jamaica with Health Care International serving under-privileged children in this impoverished country.
Dr. Shilpa is a member of National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon which chooses its member based solely on merit and academic excellence in the field of dentistry. Dr. Shilpa is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry and College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Meet Dr. Fabiola Sosa-Banda ( Associate Pediatric Dentist)
Dr. Fabiola Sosa-Banda is a pediatric dentist and she obtained her dental degree in 2000. Soon after she enrolled at the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City, where she obtained a Master’s Degree in Orthodontics. After several years working as an Orthodontist in Mexico City, Dr. Sosa-Banda relocated to Katy, Texas and decided to pursue her passion of becoming a dual-trained dentist to provide the best comprehensive treatment to her young patients. She received her Pediatric Dentist certificate from the University of Puerto Rico, during the 2-year program; she obtained extensive training treating children with special needs, as well patients with dental traumas.
Dr. Sosa-Banda loves to educate and inform her patients, parents and caregivers about the importance of preventing oral health problems. She believes in community service, over the course of her career, she has worked with Cleft Lip and Palate patients, volunteered in Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States. Her working experience in four different countries makes her a perfect fit for patients coming from a diverse multicultural background.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the American Association of Pediatric Dentist. In her free time, Dr. Sosa-Banda enjoys spending time with her husband and her son Little “C”, practicing Zumba and exercising outdoors with her dog Cody.
About the Staff
Dr. Shilpa’s staff was picked personally by her for their commitment to dentistry and more importantly their commitment to children. Each staff member is well-trained and experienced in serving the special needs that Pediatric Dentistry require. In addition each staff member is trained to handle in-office emergencies and can answer any questions regarding treatment and billing. Every staff member is dual trained to handle front and back office needs.
Tammy (Office Manager)
Tamralyn or Tammy for short, is our office manager, Tammy is always the smile you see and hear when you visit or call our office. As our front office and insurance administrator, she has 20+ years of experience in the dental field. Being in Dentistry field for so long made her well rounded in all aspects of dentistry. She is very proficient in working with the insurances, claims, billing and providing great customer service to our patients. Any questions or concerns that you may have about you dental coverage will be answered in the most professional and thorough manner. Tammy is always willing to make your arrival and departure a pleasant one.
Tammy is the mother of three daughters and lives in Houston. During her spare time, Tammy likes to write poetry and short stories, when not spending quality time with her four grandchildren.
Maggie Gonzalez (Dental Assistant)
Maggie is a very efficient dental assistant who loves working with kids. She has been a dental assistant for over 15 years. She enjoys what she does. She is a mother of two kids and resides in New Territory with her husband. She loves to spend time with her family in her free time.
Maria Nino(Dental Assistant)
Maria is a very enthusiastic dental assistant and insurance coordinator and have over two years of experience working with kids. She is very proficient in what she does. She works in the front office also and is proficient in doing back office and front office.
Jennifer Turcios ( Front Desk and Treatment Coordinator)
Jennifer drives from far to work at our office because she loves what she does. She is our multitasker who can do front and back without a hiccup. You will see her mostly at our Sugar Land office at the front doing treatment coordinating to insurance verification.
Morgan House( Front Desk and Insurance Coordinator)
Morgan is a dental assistant but she loves working in the front. She lives with her parents in Missouri City and drives a long way to work. She is a very fast learner.
Sarah Finney (Dental Assistant and Marketing Co-coordinator)
Sarah lives with her husband and three kids in Katy. She gives all our patient a motherly touch with her soothing gestures and talks. She loves to spend time with her family when she is not working.
Anell Manzanares ( Dental Assistant)
Anell is our most calm dental assistant who loves working with kids. She is always joyful and enjoys working as a dental assistant. She does a lot of community work in her free time or off days. She takes care of her mom and her siblings and is a very family oriented individual.
Prazwala ( Dental Assistant)
Prazwala is a very calm and pleasant dental assistant who lives in Cinco Ranch with her husband and two sons. She is very dedicated and enjoys working with kids. She has a background in dentistry and is very thorough in what she does.
Raquel Martinez ( Front Desk and Dental Assistant)
Raquel is a dental assistant but she enjoys doing front office. She lives with her parents in Missouri City and enjoys spending time with her family when she is not working.