eriik1 Jeffrey Erickson, DMD
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 6 ½ years
Dental school: Oregon Health and Science (OHSU), 1973
Continuing education: Yearly
Member of the: ADA, ASDA, ADSA, AAPD, and AZDA
Advanced training: Anesthesiology degree from the Medical College of Virginia
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Arts in communication
My goal as a dentist: To give quality care to every person who comes to our practice
Family: Great wife, 6 sons, and 1 daughter
Hobbies: Teaching Especially for Youth (EFY), soccer, working with children, and church work

schomaker1 Christopher Eric Schomaker, DMD
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: Over 6 years
Dental school: Temple University School of Dentistry, 2004
Advanced Training: Sedation dentistry
Continuing education: Yearly
Undergraduate: University of Utah
My goal as a dentist: To provide the best quality care comfortably and expeditiously
Family: Beautiful wife and 6 children
Hobbies: Reading, sports, running, and spending time with family

payne1 James Payne, DDS
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 4 years
Dental school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2012
Continuing education: Every chance I get
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts from BYU
My goal as a dentist: To care for the children of El Paso
Family: Wife and 4 kids
Hobbies: Piano, CrossFit, reading, and Boy Scouting
A little about me: I served a mission for the LDS church in Brazil from 2001 to 2003 and speak Spanish and Portuguese.

jennings1 Timothy Jennings, DDS
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 4 ½ years
Dental school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011
Continuing education: As often as I can
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts from BYU
My goal as a dentist: To provide excellent dental care for patients as I would my own kids
Family: Beautiful wife and 5 children
Hobbies: Hiking, camping, church, and exercising
A little about me: I served a mission in Argentina and speak Spanish.

mccook1 David McCook, DDS
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 6 years
Dental school: Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2006
Advanced training: Conscious sedation, endodontics, oral surgery, and fixed prosthodontics
Continuing education: At least 72 hours every 3 years.
Undergraduate: Arizona State University
My goal as a dentist: To educate our patients about the importance of good oral hygiene and to provide the best possible dental care
Family: Married with 4 children
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, camping, hiking, golf, and attending sporting events and concerts
Nickname: Dr. El Guapo

gavinsMorrie Graves, DMD
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 16 months
Dental School: UNLV School of Dental Medicine, 2015
Awards: Excellence in Scholarship Award from the Academy of Dental Materials
Member of the: ADA
Undergraduate: Cell and molecular biology and a minor in chemistry
Family: Oldest of 12 children, and married with 5 children

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Jagjot Sidhu, DDS
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: Since 2012
Dental school: Creighton University, 2006
Awards: Best Dancer at Texas Kids Dental
Continuing education: Yearly
Undergraduate: Creighton University
My goal as a dentist: To always do the best job possible and treat little ones in the dental chair as if they were my own
Family: Married to my beautiful wife since 2009 and have a super-duper-awesome 4-year-old son
Hobbies: Cars and travelling
Nickname: Dr. J

Jonathan Ames, DDS
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 2 years
Dental school: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2011
Advanced training: General dentistry residency, 2011-2012
Continuing education: 2-3 times per year
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in history at BYU
My goal as a dentist: To treat every child as if they were my own
Family: Wonderful wife and 4 kids
Hobbies: Reading, cooking, and board games
A little about me: I speak Spanish.

Jacob Gowans, DMD
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 18 months
Dental school: Case Western Reserve University, 2011
Continuing education: Bi-annually
Member of the: ADA
Undergraduate: Theater arts
My goal as a dentist is: To become a board-certified pediatric dentist
Family: Beautiful wife, 1 daughter, and 4 sons
Hobbies: Board games, writing novels for teens, and reading comic books

Sonia Kumar, DDS
Dentist at Texas Kids Dental: 5 ½ years
Dental school: University of Colorado, 2008
Advanced training: Residency at Loma Linda University, 2011
Awards: Board-certified in dental anesthesiology from the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Continuing education: I often travel to CE courses every few months to keep up with current advances in my field.
My goal as a dentist: To provide comprehensive, safe, and comfortable anesthesia services for patients in order to alleviate an unnecessary anxiety and serve with compassion, vigilance, and safety
A little about me: I serve as part of the Attending Faculty for the NYU Lutheran Dental Anesthesiology program.

Alan Curtis, DDS, MS – Orthodontist
Dental school: UCLA School of Dentistry
Orthodontic school: Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry
Advanced training: Certificate in Orthodontics, Master of Science in oral biology
Achievements: Scored in the top 1% on the dental admissions exam
Member of the: American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and American Dental Association
Undergraduate: Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science
Family: Wife, Christie; and 4 boys, Lex, Will, Jake, and Nate
A little about me: I currently serve as a Board Member of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and am fluent in Spanish because of my LDS mission to the Canary Islands, Spain.

Paul Robinson, DMD
Orthodontist at Texas Kids Dental: Since 2013
Dental school: Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL; 2003
Awards: Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society
Advanced training: Orthodontic residency at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE, 2007; craniofacial fellowship to treat patients with dentofacial anomalies such as cleft lip and palate
Continuing education: Attend multiple hours annually
Member of the: American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, America Association of Orthodontists Foundation Vanguard Society, Southwest Society of Orthodontists
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts in biology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL
My goals as an orthodontist: To achieve the best possible orthodontic results in a comfortable atmosphere and provide an experience for patients that is fun and enjoyable
Family: Married to my wonderful wife, Melanie, for 17 years and have a 12-year-old daughter, Emma, and 10-year-old son, Nicholas
Hobbies: Golfing, reading fiction novels (mainly mysteries), and cycling