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
- 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. Fernandez graduated from Javeriana University in Bogota, Columbia in 1986. He graduated from the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch in 2008. He has been precticing dentistry for 25 years. He is passionate to help and work with children.
Dr. Fernandez has two children. Married for 15 years, he enjoys family time, playing guitar and singing.
Dr. Janis Mcleod graduated from the University of Texas Houston in 1986. She has been practicing Dentistry for 25 yrs. Dr.Mcleod is a general dentist and proficient in all aspects of dentistry.She treats adults and children. She is very active in her church, community, and loves doing volunteer work.
Nancy Sawyer, D.D.S
University of Texas Dental Branch of Houston
Hobbies include listening to music, reading, spending time with husband and two
children, Dr. Sawyer also enjoys playing with her pets
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.
She has 8+ years experience as a dental hygienist. The favorite part of her job is getting to know her patient's on a personal level and treating them like family. She also likes to spend time with her 2 children and being outdoors.
Darla Graham Clapp - Office Manager
Over 25 years of experience. Her philosophy in life is "to treat people like you would like to be treated', including her patients. Her favorite hobby is traveling as much as possible with her husband. She is excited for her grandson to be old enough to travel with her. She also enjoys playing football with her dog Oompa and would like to eventually retire in the gorgeous mountains of Colorado.
Trish Simmons - Ins/Assistant Office Manager
Over 14 years of experience and has been with Gentle Dental Care for over 10 years. She is the proud mother of 2 daughters and 1 beautiful grandson. Her hobbies are anything to have fun and live life to the fullest.
Margarita (Maggie) Cisneros - Head Dental Assistant
Over 16 years of experience and is bilingual. Making patients feel better about themselves makes her job worth going to everyday. She also enjoys crossfit, going to church and spending time with her grandson.