Below is a list of the top and leading Pediatric Dentists in Houston. To help you find the best pediatric dentist located near you in Houston, our team at Kev’s Best put together our own list based on this rating points list.
The top rated Pediatric Dentists in Houston are:
- Alan Urbach – Urbach Pediatric Dentistry
- Joi Shaw Morrison – Pinnacle Pediatric Dentistry
- Brett Ibarra – Houston Pediatric Dentistry
Rita M. Cammarata – Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group
- Linh Luu – Bunker Hill Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Alan Urbach has joined his father, Dr. Mark Urbach, at Urbach Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Alan has rejuvenated the practice and brings a more modern “team centered” approach to the care of his patients. He places a great deal of importance on the development of lasting doctor-patient and doctor-parent relationships. Like most situations in pediatrics, Dr. Alan firmly believes that the best outcomes in pediatric health occur when all three components: patient, parent, and dentist develop trust, mutual respect, and honest open dialogue. Dr. Alan has observed and adopted his father’s methodology of spending extended time with his patients developing trust and reviewing patient care with parents.
Dr. Alan Urbach is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a Staff Member at Texas Women’s Hospital. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Your children’s dental needs sometimes might require sedation dentistry. Dr. Urbach is certified in Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and holds a parenteral sedation permit from the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Alan is also certified with soft tissue lasers and is trained in frenectomies, gingivectomies, ulcer removal, biopsies, and many other soft tissue removal procedures that once required a scalpel and sutures for treatment.
“Definitely bringing my son back!!! When my son recently turned 3 I took him to the dentist in California it was the worst experience ever for him and for myself ever since that day he hates going to dentists. Today I took him to doctor a Urbach office and my son did not cry one bit. We felt welcomed, the ladies at the front desk were very helpful and nice. When we where called back the lady that cleaned his teeth was so gentle with him. When Dr Urbach came into the room to examine my son teeth he made him feel comfortable. He took the time to answer all the questions that I had in regards to my son’s teeth. We had a great experience!” – Vanessa Figueroa
“Great experience. We loved Dr. Urbach and his staff.” – Laura Gonzalez
Pinnacle Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Joi Shaw Morrison is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. In 1997, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry from Fort Valley State University and subsequently became employed as a Quality Control Chemist for Vintage Pharmaceuticals in Huntsville, Alabama. In 2002, Dr. Shaw graduated in the top 10 of her dental school class from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry. As a dental student at the Medical College of Georgia, she volunteered in the local soup kitchen and organized clothing and toy drives in the community. Prior to graduating from dental school, she was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. She was also active as the President of Medical College of Georgia’s chapter of the National Dental Association. Upon completion her dental degree, Dr. Joi Shaw Morrison was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army. In 2003, she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Fort Meade, Maryland. After completing this residency, she served as a Captain and General Dentist until June of 2006 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Subsequently, Dr. Morrison entered into the Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. During her residency, she presented at the National Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) on her research on “The Effects of Pre-surgical Alveolar Molding (PNAM) Appliance on Occlusion” and at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) on her research on “In 2008, Dr. Morrison received her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master’s of Science in Dentistry. She was honored to receive the Peabody Award from her professors in Pediatric Dentistry. In 2009, she completed her board examination to receive her Diplomate status from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Joi Shaw Morrison is involved in numerous dental organizations which promote research, education, prevention and restoration of dental diseases. Among these are the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Perinatal Care of the Mother; Dental Care for Your Baby; Infant Oral Healthcare; Early Childhood Caries; Eruption of Teeth; Your Child’s Teeth; Periodontal Disease; Preventive; Dentistry; Trauma/Dental Emergencies; Mouth Guards; Extractions; Sedation Dentistry
“My Kids just love coming to the Dentist! The staff is great & very professional. Always very welcoming & Loving. Not to mention Dr.Shaw is the Absolute BEST!! My kids just love her. She’s always so comforting to them & very informative with any concern we might have. My kids have been pts since 2014 & i seriously don’t see my self taking my kids elsewhere.” – SJ Vazquez
“This Pediatric Dentistry is simply amazing. Dr. Shaw-Morrison takes the time to listen to the concerns and addresses them. She is very caring to the children. My 11 year old says she makes him feel calm” – Nancy Lilley
Houston Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Bret Ibarra is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. After two years of residency, he obtained his Pediatric Dentistry certificate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch. At that time, he also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree. During his pediatric residency, he received extensive clinical and didactic training in treating children with special needs, cosmetic dentistry, and the use of sedations in dentistry. He also has extensive pediatric emergency and trauma training after serving as an on-call pediatric dentist for two years at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He is certified in both Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. Ibarra is involved in numerous dental organizations, which promote research, education, comprehensive quality oral health, and the prevention of dental diseases.
Early Infant Oral Care, Prevention, Adolescent Dentistry, Early Orthodontics, Invisalign, Sedation, Post-Op Care
“We had the best experience possible. Before selecting Houston Pediatric Dentistry/Dr.Ibarra , we tried two other locations. My son loved it form the very first visit, which put me at ease to continue a treatment for him. The staff is amazing the location offers free valet. It’s kid friendly while still very professional. They kept me informed throughout my son’s entire procedure. They even called to check on him. I recommend this place 100%” – Yasmine Saenz
“Our experience was great! Took our 5 year old little girl here to get some fillings. The office is clean and the staff is very friendly. The sedation process was great and our little one was left with no traumatic dental memories, she only remembers the cool toys she got to play with in the back and the toys she got to take home. They kept me updated via text the entire time. We will continue to use this dentist for our little!” – Jenny Weinmann
Cammarata Pediatric Dentistry Group
Dr. Rita Cammarata is a native Texan, born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. She is a graduate of Lamar University, and she practiced adult and pediatric dental hygiene for 12 years before returning to dental school in 1992. Dr. Cammarata received her dental degree and completed her specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.
Dr. Cammarata has received numerous awards for her professional accomplishments. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow in the College of Diplomates, and she has successfully maintained her board certification. She has been selected to the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists, both of which have a selective membership limited to 2-3% of dentists worldwide. Dr. Cammarata has been honored twice with the President’s Award of the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS) for her dedicated service to the society. Additional accolades include the Jack Harris Award from the Greater Houston Dental Alliance, the Award of Excellence from the American Student Dental Association, a nomination for Texas Academy of General Dentistry Dentist of the Year and special recognition from the American Society of Dentistry for Children for her outstanding proficiency in Pediatric Dentistry.
Preventive Oral Hygiene Instruction, Restorative Dentistry, Growth and Development and Braces
“We have always enjoyed our experience and our two girls (7 and 5) are to the point of being upset if they are not going for a while. Dr. Cammarata, her other Dr’s and her staff are amazing!” – Richard Buxbaum
“Absolutely awesome! All the dentists here are amazing and my boys love coming here. The place is so well set up for kids (movies, games, toys) they basically don’t even know they’re having dental work done. They just think it’s fun. Dr. Cammarata and the other dentists do a great job of explaining things and then give you an estimate of costs. I can’t imagine that there are any better pediatric dentists.” – Marvel Mom
Bunker Hill Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Luu’s passion for working with children developed early in life, which led her into a career in dental pediatrics. She completed her pediatric dentistry residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, NY, during which she received extensive training in hospital and clinical pediatric dentistry.
She is an expert in dental prevention, craniofacial growth and development, pediatric oral trauma, medically complex patients, pediatric oral pathology, pediatric genetics that effect the head and neck, childhood growth and development, childhood and adolescent trauma, dental development, restorative procedures and behavior management.
Dr. Luu has also had extensive training in treating cleft babies and children.
Dr. Luu works closely with MD Anderson to treat very sick children and restore them to optimal dental health. She is on staff at Memorial Hermann Children’s hospital in the Texas Medical Center, providing full mouth rehabilitation for anxious and sick children in the operating room. Our young patients come from all over the world for Dr. Luu’s expertise and individual care.
Examinations, Cleanings, Flouride, Digital Radiographs, Oral Hygiene Instructions, Bleaching, White Crowns, Esthetic Bonding, Pediatric Partials, Trauma, Noninvasive White Spot Treatment, Pathology, Tongue Tie, Frenectomy, Sedation, Prevention, Restorative Treatment, Emergency Care
“The absolute best dentist in Houston! Dr. Luu has been my daughter’s dentist since she was 6 months old and I couldn’t be any more happy. I move away from the city about 2 years ago but I still take the almost one hour drive because my daughter loves her and her staff is also as amazing as she is.” – Cindy Alipio
“I can’t say anything bad about this dental office. The staff are always so helpful and friendly. The dental hygienist and dentist are so professional and caring! I’ve taken my son here since he was 7, now 14. Thank you Bunkerhill Pediatrics for being so great!” – Laura Medel
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.