2707 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77008
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Meet Our Houston, Texas Dental Team


Brianda Borrego – Registered Dental Assistant 

Brianda has been a dental assistant with our office since 2014. What she enjoys most about her job is helping patients recover the confidence they’ve lost because of their oral health or how their teeth look. She loves seeing patients leave with a smile on their face. In her free time, Brianda loves riding ATVs and camping.

Mary Morales – Welcome & Personalized Care Relations

She is our office manager and has been with the practice since 1987. She takes great care of our patients with a delightful attitude that makes patients ask for her help. 

Norma Herrera – Welcome & Peronalized Care Relations– R.D.A.

Norma has been with us for more than 10 years. As a crucial member of our front desk team, she helps us care for patients and answers the important questions for them as well. She previously studied at the University of Houston and has a degree in theological studies.

Elizabeth Reyes – Appointment Coordinator & Patient Care – R.D.A.

Elizabeth comes to us from Monterrey, the capital of Nuevo León and the third largest city in Mexico. She’s been a member of our team since 2013 and previously studied at UT in San Antonio. She loves having the opportunity to help patients create healthier, more beautiful smiles.

Brenda Hernandez – Registered Dental Care Assistant 

Graduated from Sanford Brown College 2012. Brenda loves to ensure every patient experience is the most comfortable care. Let us know your preferences and Brenda will have them ready for your pleasant visit.


Maria Valerio – Sterilization Specialist

Maria has been a valuable member of our team for over 23 years. As our sterilization specialist, she ensures that every tool we use has been cleaned according to our stringent specifications. She has four children and seven grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and taking care of her plants.

Kathryn Stern - Dental Hygienist

Kathryn has been in dentistry since 1984, Kathryn has a passion to make a patients dental experience very pleasant and providing overall knowledge in regard to oral care.

Vanessa Rocha – Hygiene Coordinator

Vanessa joined the practice as a member of our team in 2018. The aspects of her job that she enjoys most include helping Dr. Ahn maintain a high level of productivity/efficiency and interacting with patients. Ultimately, Vanessa strives to help every patient feel as comfortable as possible so that they leave with a smile on their face.

Karla Santillan – Registered Dental Assistant

Karla has been a valuable member of our team since 2018. As a Dental Assistant, Karla enjoys being able to share her passion for oral health with patients and educating them on how to maintain good oral hygiene. Additionally, she loves getting to meet so many new people and learning about their various lifestyles and walks of life. In Karla's free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing softball.

Maira Arcos – Registered Dental Assistant

Maira is from our very own Houston, TX. She joined the practice as a member of our team at the beginning of 2019.  Maira loves working at Sunrise Dental Center because the friendly and intelligent dentists, as well as the awesome staff, make every day fun. She finds the most satisfaction in helping patients look and feel amazing about themselves and their smiles. Outside of the office, Maira's interests include makeup and fitness.