Dr. Gloria

OUR AWESOME DIRECTOR

Dr. Gloria H. Giraldo, Dentist – Director

D.D.S., General, G.P Orthodontics
  • Owner and Director of Smile Sonrisa Dental
  • Graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 1992 with a degree in Dentistry
  • Received her D.D.S degree (Doctor in Dental Surgery) from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2008
  • Residence in General Practitioner in Orthodontics Austin, TX 2010
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry, Colombian Air Force Hospital, Villavicencio, Colombia, 1993-1994.
  • Member of American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Hispanic Dental Association, Texas Dental Association
  • Dr. Giraldo and her husband support Charitable Foundation Programs around the world such as Smile Train which helps poor children with cleft lips enabling them to receive surgery; Children International a nonprofit humanitarian organization that helps children overcome the poverty to become healthy, educated and self-sustaining and contributing members of society; Special Olympics Texas  foundation provides sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and Hogar Niña María a program in her native country Colombia that helps abandoned and abused children.
  • Dr. Giraldo enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to travel to the beach and swim on sunny days.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Dr. Jane Robin Johnson – Dentist

D.D.S., General
  • Graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston 1984, with a degree in Dentistry
  • Graduated from University of Texas at Austin 1980
  • Robin has more than 28 years of experience taking care of children and adults. Areas of expertise include restorations, crown and bridge, cosmetics dentistry, extractions.
  • Member of American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), greater Houston Dental Society, Willowbrook Dental Study Club.
  • Dr, Johnson enjoys doing gardening, hiking, biking, yoga, reading, photography, and family and friends.
  • Fluent in English, and comprehends and speaks some Spanish.

Dr. Heriberto Hernandez – Orthodontist

D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontics
  • Graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 1976 with a degree in Dentistry
  • Graduated Orthodontist from St. Louis University 1983 – Department of Orthodontics
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Orthodontics and Southwest Orthodontic Association
  • Undergraduate and graduate Professor of the Orthodontics Department from the Universidad Javeriana and Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Dr. Beatriz Vargas-Oshaben – Dentist

D.D.S., General
  • Graduated as a Dentist from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Texas with a degree in Dentistry
  • Vargas has more 16 years of experience in Dentistry working with Kids and Adults
  • Member of American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Greater Houston Dental Society.
  • Vargas enjoys doing cycling, running and gardening.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Mauricio Arguello – Orthodontist

D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontics
  • Graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy. 1977, with a degree in Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • He was an honored member of the Detroit Dental Community for more than 16 years.
  • He was recognized as a dedicated mentor in his teaching responsibilities in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy.
  • Arguello continues to exercise his passion for education and teaching.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Dr. Alicia Valentini – Periodontist

D.D.S., M.S Periodontology
  • Graduated from the National University of Cordoba in Argentina in 1994, with a degree in Dentistry
  • Graduated from University of Texas Dental Branch Division of Periodontics in 2002, with a degree in Master in Science with Certificate in Periodontics
  • Member of American Academy of Periodontology, The Southwest Periodontal Society, The Houston Periodontal Society, The Greater Houston Society of Periodontists, the Academy of Osseointegration, and the International Team for Implantology.
  • Dr, Valentini focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Huy Quach – Dentist

D.D.S., Sedation
  • Graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch in 2008 with a Degree in Dentistry
  • Experienced in Family dentistry – Focus on Pediatric dentistry with conscious enteral sedation.
  • Licensed in Level II Sedation
  • Associate Fellow, Academy of GP Orthodontics, 2012
  • Honor Prosthodontics Clekship, 2007 – 2008
  • Dr. Quach likes spending his time off with his wife and family
  • Fluent in English.

Dr. John Siu – Dentist

D.D.S., General
  • Graduated from Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine – Doctor of Dental Medicine, Summa Cum Lauden. 2010
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology and Psychology – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. 2006
  • Dr. Siu enjoys doing comprehensive treatment on all phases of Dentistry – Loves to work with adult and kids patients.
  • Licensed in Level II Sedation
  • Member of American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, UBC Microbiology and Immunology Association.
  • Proficient knowledge of Clinical Management Softwares, PCs and MAC products.
  • Fluent in English. Limited verses in Cantonese, Vietnamese and Spanish.