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Spring, Texas
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Cinco Ranch, Texas
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Katy Team


dr_akerman_sm.jpgDr. 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
  • 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

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Lyons was born in Mexico City. She received her Dental degree in 1993 and a specialist certificate in Endodontics and Periodontics from the National University Autonomous of Mexico (UNAM) in 1997. In 2005 she obtained a Specialty Certificate in Periodontics and also a Master’s of Science degree from the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch. She taught Periodontics at the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch for the department of Periodontics. She is a member of several renowned dental and periodontal organizations and has been a board member of The Hispanic Dental Association and Houston Hispanic Dental Association. Currently, she is the President of The Greater Houston Society of Periodontists. Her private practice includes all the aspects of dental implantology, oral medicine and periodontics. Some of her achievements include being re-certified by the American Board of Periodontology, being published in the Journal of Periodontics and being a grant recipient from the American Board of Forensic Odontology for her research in forensics in relationship to dental implants. Dr. Lyons joined our office two years ago and focused on the improvement of the periodontal health of our patients by providing conservative non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy. Periodontal treatment includes crown lengthening, reduction of periodontal pockets, plastic surgery of the gums, bone regeneration and bone engineering techniques, sinus elevations and augmentation of the jaw bone in preparation for the placement of dental implants.


Dr_Ali.jpgDr. Nilofar Ali

Dr Nilofar graduated from University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry with her DDS degree and had previously attended University of Michigan - Ann Arbor where she obtained her bachelor's in Science. She has been living in the Spring area since childhood and is a participating member in local community activities. She speaks Gujrati and Hindi fluently and is great with children.She is skilled in enteral sedation, restorative dentistry, endodontics (root canals), cosmetic dentistry, crowns and bridges, and non-surgical periodontics (gum treatment). Dr. Ali's goal is to enhance the value of each patient's life by providing excellence in dental care.

Graham.JPGKelly Graham

Kelly is a 1996 graduate of University of Texas Health Sciences Center dental branch.  She loves all sports, traveling and is a proud mother of a 10 year old daughter.

"My philosophy in patient care is to treat everyone as my own family member."




annette_diaz_vp_small.jpgAnnette Diaz

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.


Support Staff


Norma Williams
Office Manager

Seven years dental experience, bilingual in English and Spanish, raised in San Diego, California. Married with five children and enjoys spending time with her husband and children.


Maria Rodriguez
Front Office Coordinator

Five years dental experience, bilingual in English and Spanish, married with one daughter. Maria enjoys spending time with her family and her hobby, photography.


Rosa Smith
Head Dental Assistant

Seven years experience, bilingual in English and Spanish, Rosa enjoys spending time with her granddaughter.


Cindy Nguyen

Eight years dental experience, bilingual in English and Spanish, Cindy enjoys spending time with her son.

Offices of Texas Gentle Dental provides Dentistry, Toothache Relief, Teeth Whitening, Dental Crowns and Bridges, Child Dentistry, Medicaid Dentist with offices in the following locations: Spring, TX, Cy-fair, TX, Katy, TX, Magnolia, TX, Woodlands, TX, Cinco Ranch, TX.
Gentle Dental Care 2400 FM 2920 Spring, Texas 77388 Phone: 281-353-6300 |