Meet Our Team!
Dr. Marina Akerman
- Graduate Case Western Reserve University Cleveland Ohio.
- Practiced Dentistry in the Houston area since 1982
- Founder of the Gentle Dental Care in 1987
- Dr. Akerman is a member of the American Dental Association
- Member American Dental Association
- Member Texas Dental Association
- Member Greater Houston Dental Association
- Member Academy Of General Dentistry
- National Association Of Doctors
- Sponsors local area youth soccer
DR. Sridhar Eswaran, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D.
Dr. Sridhar Eswaran is a board certified periodontist. He specializes in the treatment of gum/periodontal disease, bone grafting and placement of dental implants. Dr. Eswaran received his dental degree from Dr MGR medical University, India in 2001. Upon completion of his dental degree he sought more advanced research training in the felid of Oral Biology at Stony Brook University, New York, where he studied the link between gum disease and heart disease. His work is well recognized and has been presented in various national as well as international conferences. After completing is Master’s degree in NY, he pursued his passion and completed his specialty certification in Periodontics at the University of Texas at Houston. He is currently an assistant professor at university of Texas at Houston, where he trains the students in non-surgical & surgical periodontal treatment as well dental implant surgery. He is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, International Congress of Oral Implantology and American Dental Education Association.
Dr. Minh Nguyen D.D.S.
Dr. Nguyen has lived most of his life in the Houston area and is a proud Texan. He earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Dental School in the Texas Medical Center - Houston. After his graduate studies he and his wife decided to move to Sugar Land, Texas to be closer to family. Dr. Nguyen, his wife Kim, and their daughter Kate and new son Max could not be happier to call Sugar Land, Texas home. After meeting Dr. Akerman, Dr. Nguyen chose to practice here at Gentle Dental because of a shared belief in providing quality, compassionate care that is tailored to fit each patient's unique needs.
Dr. Nguyen is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and th eGreater Houston Dental Society. Committed to providing the best care possible for his patients, Dr. Nguyen completes many hours of continuing education per year including postdoctoral courses in cosmetic, endodontics, and oral surgery components of dentistry.
Tennis, traveling, volleyball and playing with his dog Rusty are some of Dr. Nguyen's favorite past times. He enjoys all the racquet sports like table tennis, racquetball, etc. and his goal is to watch all four Tennis Grand Slam tournaments live in London, Paris, NYC and Australia.
Vice President of GDC since 1997. Native Houstonian. Have lived in Spring/Klein community for over 18 years. Attended Tomball College.
Majored in Dental Hygiene and Business Management. I love spending time with my family and friends.
Sharon has been in the dental field since 2000. She enjoys helping out everyone especially our patients.
She also enjoys spending quality time with her husband of over 20 years, her animals and all her friends. She loves riding her Harley, watching football and eating out.
Jennifer has been in the dental field since 2008. She enjoy spending time with her husband and 2 kids. She also enjoys eating out, watching movies/soccer and sport activities with her kids.
Lead Dental Assistant
Monica has been a dental assistant for over 10 years. She is CPR certified and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her son and eating out.
Alma has been a dental assistant for over 8 years. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. She enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.