Dr. Dana Doan is a board-certified pediatric dentist who truly believes in the early prevention of dental problems and educating families about life-long healthy teeth. She uses age-appropriate techniques to provide exceptional care for you and your children. Getting to know the uniqueness of each child, building a trusting relationship, and understanding each family’s individual needs are how she delivers gentle dentistry and creates positive dental experiences. In college, while teaching kindergarten and first grade Sunday school, Dr. Doan realized how rewarding it was to work with children, so she pursued a career that did just that!
Dr. Doan has been a life-long resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with an undergraduate degree in Biological Science. After graduating with second scholastic honors from her class at Baylor college of Dentistry, she embarked on her dream to become a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist.
Dr. Doan completed her pediatric dental residency and received a Master of Science in Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. During residency she gained knowledge in all phases of pediatric dentistry, including comprehensive oral health care for the well child, the medically compromised child and the child with special health care needs. Extensive experience is provided in the areas of sedation, analgesia and general anesthesia to deliver quality dental care.
After completing residency and gaining experience in private practice for several years, Dr. Doan (“Dr. Dana” as children call her) decided to move back to the DFW area to open a one-of-a-kind pediatric dental practice. She is excited to now have the opportunity to give back to her community.
When not at the office, Dr. Doan likes to spend time with her husband Peter, their dog Lucky, and catching up with friends. Her other hobbies include traveling, cooking, playing board games, and working out!
Dr. Chelsea Wehr is a graduate and former track and field athlete at the University of North Texas. She was a two-time conference champion in Division-1 track. Dr. Wehr attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. While in dental school, Chelsea married her college sweetheart and they welcomed their first son, Harrison. Dr. Wehr decided to stay in Houston to complete further training in pediatric dentistry residency where she served as Chief Resident.
When Dr. Wehr is not working, she spends time with her husband, Jordan, and their children, Harrison and Miles. Dr. Wehr enjoys being outside, running, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Kimberly Tran grew up in Virginia and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She went on to complete her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Tran is most passionate about creating an enjoyable, educational, and positive experience for all her patients. She looks forward to building long-lasting relationships with her patients and their families and is delighted to join the team. During her spare time, Dr. Tran enjoys outdoors activities, traveling, finding new restaurants and dessert bars to try and spending time with her family, especially her nephews and nieces.
Dr. Mikael Garces was born and raised in South Texas on her grandfather’s farm. They raised goats, cows, and enjoyed countless Texas sunsets. Her upbringing has been the framework of her personal and professional career. One of her greatest challenges was moving halfway across the state to pursue her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University at College Station (Whoop!). She loved her time there and found a home away from home with her Aggie family. Many of those friendships continued on to Baylor College of Dentistry where she completed her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
After receiving her doctorate, she went on to serve with the National Health Service Corps in a community health clinic in rural Colorado. This is where she found her true calling and passion–working with kiddos! Following her commitment, she returned to Dallas to complete her pediatric dental residency at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite, and Texas A&M College of Dentistry where she received extensive training in special health care needs and comprehensive dental care under both general anesthesia and oral sedation.
Vanessa received her Registered Dental Assistant license at Collin College in 2007. Vanessa started in general dentistry, until she realized how much she loved working with kids, so she decided to join the world of pediatric dentistry and has been in the field for over 10 years. She also has the following certifications; coronal polishing, sealant placement, nitrous, and CPR. She maintains her certifications by taking continue education classes every year. Vanessa is also bilingual in English and Spanish.
Outside work and school, Vanessa loves to spend time with her family. Her hobbies include going to museums, traveling, playing soccer, and visiting local coffee shops.
We aim at understanding and caring for patients and colleague’s needs and wants, by attentive listening and putting ourselves in people’s shoes.
We want to keep adapting to different situations, with a desire to learn and striving to be better. Learning new trends and technologies in the industry.
Respect everyone we meet and treat them like we want to be treated. Whether it is a colleague or a patient, understanding and respect matter.
We are the experts in our field. Therefore, it is important to have the courage to do what is right knowing that it is for the better good of the person ahead.