Meet Dr. Abby

 

Dr. Abby is truly a pediatric dentist after a child’s own heart.

Her enthusiasm for working with children, and contributing to positive experiences has been a recurring theme throughout her years.

A Pearland native, she graduated from Pearland High School as Salutatorian of her class. She spent many summers tutoring children around the South Houston area, at Kumon Learning Centers, while also volunteering at nurseries at her local church, Second Baptist-Pearland. Dr. Abby then went on to complete her undergraduate education as a Helen Faison Scholar, at the University of Pittsburgh, on a full ride scholarship. She graduated summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Chemistry.

 

Upon graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, she was accepted into a competitive Pediatric Medicine, summer internship at the University of Rochester/Golisano Children’s Hospital where she studied “Access to Dental Care and Dental Health of Non-Diabetic Children.”She went on to attend the University of Texas-School of Dentistry at Houston, where she was honored, as an OKU Scholarship Recipient, due to her top 5 ranking during her first year of dental school. Dr. Abby graduated with her Doctorate in Dental Surgery, and successfully completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She obtained her Post-Doctoral Masters in Oral Sciences, and also completed the necessary written and oral exams, to be Board-Certified in the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry.

She earned her official distinction as Diplomate of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2018.

 

Dr. Abby is happily married to her husband, Stephen, a Clinical Informatics Analyst, and youth pastor, who is also a Houston native. Dr. Abby is excited to use her knowledge, and skills to serve the community that helped mold her into the clinician she is today. She can think of no other way to truly give back, than serving the children and families of Manvel/Rosharon, and its neighboring communities. Go Mavericks!

Our Pediatric Dentistry Office Our Mission

Manvel Pediatric Dentistry's mission is to deliver the best possible dental care for infants, children, teens and people of all ages with special healthcare needs.

 

Our brand new pediatric dental office has the latest state-of-the-art equipment to make sure your child has access to everything he or she needs at their visits.  We have built our office with children in mind- offering a fun, comfortable environment which helps ensure a fun and easy visit.

 

We pride ourselves in practicing ethically and honestly, always taking the time to explain our findings.  We always consider all appropriate treatment options and try to present the most conservative plans, when possible.  It is important for us to be helpful to our patients and answer any questions you might have regarding your child’s dental care.

 

Starting early with prevention and good habits will help build a life-long smile and relationship with your pediatric dentist. Thank you for trusting us with one of the most joyful gifts a child has to offer, their smile!

 

We look forward to serving children in Manvel, Iowa Colony, Rosharon, Fresno, Alvin, Angleton and Pearland, Texas.

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Our office attempts to schedule appointments at your convenience and when time is available.  Preschool children should be seen in the morning because they are fresher and we can work more slowly with the child for their comfort.  School aged children for routine visits can be scheduled throughout the day.

 

We require a 48 hour cancellation notice.

 

 

 

 

Payment for professional services is due at the time dental treatment is provided.  This includes deductibles

 and co-insurance. We accept cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards. We also take Care Credit.

 

For patients that require dental treatment, we compile a treatment plan. Our treatment coordinator will review the recommended treatment and the estimation of your dental insurance reimbursement.

We are In Network with:

Aetna    Sunlife    Cigna    Careington

    DNOA/BCBS of Texas

Guardian    Metlife    UHC

MCNA/Dentaquest/CHIP

 

Every effort will be made to provide a treatment plan which fits your timetable and budget, and gives your child the best possible care.

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You’ll Love Our Office...Discover our Difference.

 

Dr. Abby and her team are dedicated to providing the best care for

     your child.

 

We treat each child as if they are our own!

 

An atmosphere that ensures a fun and relaxing visit for patients and

      parents including:

           TVs above each dental chair to watch your favorite show

           Games in the waiting area to play

           Prizes at the end of the appointment

 

Provide a dental home for your child and instill good

     oral health habits in your child.

 

Dietary Counseling.

 

On-Call availability for after-hours emergencies.

First Pediatric Dental Visit

Dr. Abby and her team love working with children and are dedicated to great dental experiences.

 

We, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,

recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.

 

During your first visit, you will be introduced to our Pediatric Dental Team, given an office tour and and given an opportunity to discuss your child's unique smile and ways to keep it beautiful for years to come.

 

Depending on the age of your child, he or she will either be given a knee-to-knee examination (where your baby’s head will rest on our doctor’s knee while their body is on your lap) or a regular exam in the doctor’s chair.

 

We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment. This helps our office keep your and everyone else’s scheduled visit on time.

 

Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

 

We request that you complete our First Visit Forms prior to arriving for your appointment.

This helps our office keep you and everyone else’s scheduled visit on time.

 

 Schedule your first appointment today!

Pediatric Dentistry

What is a Pediatric Dentist?

 

A Pediatric Dentist, like Dr. Abby, is a specialist dedicated to the oral health of children and the monitoring of their facial growth and development. Our office is designed for treating children from infancy through adolescence, as well as the medically and the physically compromised. In our opinion, taking your child to see a pediatric dental specialist is as important as taking them to see a pediatrician.

 

What is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist?

 

When a Pediatric Dentist is Board Certified it means that the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry or ABPD certifies that the dental care being provided is based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a Pediatric Dentist like Dr. Abby has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver quality patient care.

Establishing Your Child’s Dental Home

 

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents and other care providers to help every child establish a dental home by 12 months of age. Establishing a dental home provides some key components to dental care for your child including...

 

  • Comprehensive oral health care including acute care and preventive services.

  • Individualized preventive dental health program based upon a caries-risk assessment.

  • Anticipatory guidance regarding growth and development.

  • Plan for acute dental trauma (emergencies).

  • Dietary counseling.

  • Referrals to dental specialists when care cannot directly be provided within the dental home.

  • Referral at an age determined by patient, parent, and pediatric dentist.

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