Meet Your Team
Teresa M. Scott, D.D.S.
When it comes to preserving, enhancing and beautifying our smiles, we all want the best. The best care. The best service. The best results. Since 1997 Dr. Scott has built a successful practice by delivering the best in family dental care.
Teresa M. Scott, DDS is a unique kind of dentist. First and foremost, she LISTENS. She listens so she can best understand YOUR unique dental needs. She takes a gentle and compassionate holistic approach, easing any concerns you might have by providing valuable patient education on the oral/systemic health connection. Reasoning that an educated patient is likely to make better decisions about their dental care, she strives to provide the highest standard of personalized dental care using her skilled training and the latest advances in dental technology.
Recognizing that modern allopathic dentistry still uses toxic mercury, Dr. Scott has ensured we are a mercury safe office by becoming SMART certified by the IAOMT & Board certified by the IABDM. She regularly takes classes from both the IABDM & IAOMT, as well as additional continuing Dental Education in general dentistry.
An honors graduate of St. Pius X High School, and University of St. Thomas here in Houston, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, she went on to extend her education, receiving her doctorate from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. She received both the Jurisprudence Award, and the Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry while still in dental school. She is a member in good standing of the American Dental Association, American Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Women Dentists, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the International Academy of Biological and Dental Medicine, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, the Holistic Dental Association and the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health
She is an award winning dentist:
- Houston’s Top Dentists, H Texas Magazine, 2007 – Present
- America’s Top Dentists, Consumer’s Research Council of America, 2005 – Present
Dr. Scott is a TRUE Family Dentist, in every sense of the word. She sees very young children, including infants, and very old seniors. Her niche has developed among patients suffering from dental phobias or previous negative dental experiences. Her favorite patients are the multi-generational families that she has developed relationships with over the years. She will start out seeing the parents or children, and then move on to include the grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends and coworkers.
Dr. Scott averages 100% in patient satisfaction. She looks forward to building a lasting, lifelong relationship with all her patients.
Dr. Scott has been married to her husband Dan, since 1999, and they have 2 daughters, Grace and Promise.
All of our team members are an integral part of our office. Every one of them is unique in their abilities and functions, and every one of them offers you valuable service and information. They are Dr. Scott’s extra eyes, ears, and hands, and when they are caring for you, know that you are in hands that are equally competent and capable, thorough and thoughtful. As a group, they are genuine, honest, ethical and best of all, FUNNY (grin).
Daisy Trevino – Office Manager
Daisy helps make the practice run smoothly as Dr. Scott’s Office Manager. Around the office, she’s the one who can help decipher tricky insurance issues and solve all manner of practical problems that arise. A member of the American Association of Dental Managers, she regularly adds to her expertise through continuing education on subjects like:
- Medical Billing & Coding
- Holistic/Biological Dentistry
Daisy is happily married to Pedro. Together they have two boys, Mark and Xavier, and one girl, Karoleena. When she’s not at the office, Daisy loves dancing, working out, studying nutrition, and going to the movies.
Josie Aucoin – Receptionist/Hygiene Coordinator
Whether you’re scheduling an appointment with Dr. Scott, or walking through the door of our practice, Josie is your first point of contact, supporting the office as the Receptionist and Hygiene Coordinator. Her certifications and trainings include:
- Holistic Dentistry
Originally from Louisiana, she loves to go back home and visit family in her spare time. Other hobbies include home decorating, wreath making, and hanging out with her two dogs: Ace (a dachshund), and Tipper (rat-terrier mix).
Kelli Rodriguez-Laws – Registered Dental Hygienist
As a dental hygienist and a general people person, Kelli tries to find out as much as about you as possible to discover the root of any oral health problems and get you the treatment you need for a healthy smile.
Kelli graduated from El Paso Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene. In addition to her RDH license in Texas, Michigan and Ohio, she is also laser certified and certified in Dental Anesthesia. She regularly attends continuing education courses to augment her knowledge.
Kelli is married to Julian Laws. Together they have one daughter, Jordan, two sons, Zachary and Tristan, and one Bernese Mountain dog, Bellatrix. When she’s not at work, she loves reading books, studying nutrition, watching Kentucky basketball, walking Bellatrix, and perhaps most of all: working out. She can bench press more than most men!
Mimi Mendoza – Senior Dental Assistant
A long time team member, Nohemi has added to her expertise with countless continuing education courses over the years. Her certifications and trainings include (but are not limited to):
- Registered Dental Assistant
- Nitrous Oxide
- CEREC training
She is married to a wonderful man and is the proud mother of two awesome young men, Fabian and Cesar (the joy of her life). She also has three puppies – Bellina, Kaizer, and Cookie – who keep her busy all the time. In her time away from the office, Nohemi enjoys cooking, watching movies, dancing, home remodeling, and spending time with her family.
Saera Ellin – Senior Registered Dental Hygienist
Saera earned her Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Lone Star Kingwood College. She has since attended regular continuing education courses to add to her knowledge. Highlights include:
- Nitrous Oxide
Saera and her husband have a beautiful 14 year-old daughter and the sweetest 12 year-old shih tzu. When she’s not assisting Dr. Scott, she enjoys traveling with her family and trying international cuisine. She also has a passion for water and loves the ocean and swimming. Other interests include listening to music, reading books, and watching movies. Saera is also obsessed with coffee!
Sandra Freire – Dental Assistant
Sandra earned her certifications as a Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist at Universidad R.O. del Uruguay. She regularly adds to her expertise with continuing education. Her certifications and trainings also include:
- Nitrous Oxide monitoring
- Dental Radiology
- Sealant and Coronal Polishing
Known as the quiet one around the office, Sandra enjoys mediation, yoga, and travel in her spare time. She is married with a son and daughter.
Shunta’ Alexander – Dental Assistant
One of the newest members of Dr. Scott’s team, Shunta’ attended Houston Community College, the Texas School of Business, and Astrodome Dental on her way to earning degrees in both Accounting and Dental Assisting. She has also regularly attended continuing education courses over the years to add to her expertise. Highlights include:
- Practice management
Shunta’ is married with one daughter, one son, and one grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys wood puzzles, light reading, outdoor relaxation, football, and cooking.