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.

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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.

Certifications

Meet Dr. Victoria Sullivan ( Board Certified Pediatric Dentist)

Dr.Victoria Sullivan

Dr. Victoria Sullivan graduated from UOP school of Dentistry in 1995 and received her pediatric dentistry certification in 1997 from USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.  She has been practicing in California for the last 23 years where she specialized in children with neurodevelopmental special needs and syndromes.  She has served as the pediatric dentist for Sutter and Kaiser Hospitals.  She moved to Texas and is so excited to be a part of Healthy Teeth Pediatric Dentistry and looks forward to helping with your child’s dental health. Dr. Victoria Sullivan is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist who brings her 23 years of clinical experience and expertise to our practice.When not working Dr. Sullivan enjoys fun runs, Disney ½ marathons, obstacle courses, and the theater.  She has two beautiful children, Madeline age 18 a freshman at Tulane and Garrett age 16 a junior at Energy High School in Houston.

Meet Dr.Cindy Hurd

Dr. Cindy Hurd discovered her passion for dentistry at a young age. Growing up, she was afraid to speak due to lack of confidence in her smile. After several visits with her orthodontist and dentist, her life was changed forever. Dentistry transformed a young, shy person to a girl overflowing with confidence. She made a promise to devote her time to help children overcome any dental fear and problems. Dr. Hurd earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston with highest honors. She then received her doctorate from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. She is dedicated to advance, postdoctoral study and provides her patients with a caring and gentle approach to oral health.  Following her belief in giving back to the community, Dr. Hurd has volunteered and participated in numerous events including Give Kids a Smile and the San Jose Clinic. Dr. Hurd and her husband reside in the Richmond area. They have a 2-year-old Schnauzer named, Gus Gus. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, eating everything and cheering for her favorite sports teams (Houston Cougars and Houston Texans).  She is a member of American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and Houston Hispanic Dental Association (HHDA).

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(Registered Dental Assistant)

Maggie is a very efficient dental assistant who loves working with kids. She has been a dental assistant for over 20 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.

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.

Vy ( Marketing Coordinator and Front Desk )

Vy lives in Stafford. She has two boys. She loves to work in the front and loves to help the practice with marketing events.

Idaly Cabrales-Carrasco ( Front Desk )

Maria Nino ( Registered Dental Assistant)

Evelyn Cervantes ( Registered Dental Assistant)

Hawa Ali ( Registered Dental Assistant)

Yeraldina Cardenas( Registered Dental Assistant)