Meet the Team

Our practice truly is a family practice, Shawn and his wife Dominique went to school to earn their respective degrees so they could run a dental practice together. The practice has an amazing team of great people who are all passionate about dentistry, and most importantly, about smiling! We all love to laugh and make our patients feel at home.

Dr. Rodgers

I love dentistry and I look forward to coming to the practice every day. I graduated from Katy High School, earned my B.S. in Microbiology from Texas A&M University, and then went on to the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston where I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. I am committed to treating my patients like my family, and will do everything in my power to make sure your experience is a positive one. It is truly rewarding to be in a profession that is centered on helping others. Nothing is more satisfying than transforming a timid frowning patient into a confident beautiful smiling person. On a personal note, my wife and I along with our two sweet girls and dog reside in the historic Woodland Heights. When I am not busy with the practice, I enjoy family outings, going to concerts with my wife, working out, working in the yard, and watching Aggie and Texans football games.

Dr. Richards

I attended college at Stephen F. Austin State University, and in 1988 graduated of University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch. I'm active in local charities including The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, The Texas Association of First Responders, and Boys and Girls Harbor. I have completed over 700 hours of continuing education. I volunteer instructor at UT Houston dental school, and am experienced in all phases of dentistry including general, cosmetic, implants, gum disease, laser dentistry, sedation dentistry, and preventative care. I genuinely care for my patients, and take the time to get to know them and what they want and need.


As the business manager, I enjoy greeting and talking with our wonderful patients, and keeping the practice functioning by handling all the daily business operations. On a personal note, I have a B.S. in Microbiology from Texas A&M University and a Master's in Health Care Administration from Texas Woman's University. I am married to my high school and college sweetheart of 15 years, Dr. Shawn M. Rodgers. We have two adorable girls, Ella and Lilly and a West Highland Terrier named Alfie. When I'm not at the practice, I love spending time with my wonderful family. I also enjoy running, traveling in the U.S. and abroad, going to concerts, decorating, archery, golfing, watching and going to Texas A&M Football games, and visiting with friends.


I'm very proud to say that I am the office manager of the best dental office in Houston, Texas. I've been with Uptown Park Dental for many years and absolutely love my job. We work very hard with our team to make sure that every patient has an amazing dental experience. I love being able to work with our patients helping them achieve their goal of a perfect smile. I am a wife and a mom of two little boys Jordan and Jagger who keep me very busy when I'm not at work.


As the front office manager, it is my pleasure to greet and visit with all our great patients, I like helping you with all of your scheduling, financial, and insurance needs. I have been with Uptown Park Dental since November 2009. On a personal note, I reside in the Katy area and I have been married to my wonderful husband Tony for 15 years and we have two children Taylor and T.J. When I am not at work, I love spending time with my family and friends and I like to go bowling. I also love watching cooking shows of all kinds, and I secretly aspire to be a chef.


As a hygienist, I like keeping my patients smiles healthy. I enjoy getting to know my patients and seeing them through the years. I have been with Uptown Park Dental for 7 years, but I have been practicing for over 30 years. On a personal note, I remarried 7 years ago to my husband Mike. We have a blended family 5 children combined, 2 mine and 3 his. I play tennis, I love to travel with Mike and I enjoy a good glass of red wine.


As a hygienist, I am serious about good hygiene, healthy mouths and satisfied patients. I am excited about working with talented, enthusiastic, and motivated people. I have been with Uptown Park Dental since 2007, but I was basically born into dentistry, my father was a dentist and I chose to go into the profession as well. In my spare time I love all kinds of sports, being outdoors and socializing.


As a hygienist, I love helping, educating and getting to know my patients. I moved to the U.S. 20 years ago from Australia. I completed the dental hygiene program at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. I have been with Uptown Park Dental since January 2012, but I have been practicing for 13 years. In 2007 I decided to take a year off from dental hygiene and venture into new home sales, but I quickly decided to resume dental hygiene and have enjoyed it ever since. In my spare time I love to travel both locally and internationally and socialize with friends.


As a registered dental assistant aka "Rockstar", I prepare and assist with the patients dental procedures. I love getting to know each patient and making sure that their time in our dental chairs are as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. When I am not assisting, I am busy ordering, taking x-rays, taking impressions, and taking care of many other office needs. I have been with Uptown Park Dental since June 2012; however, I have over 14 years of experience in the dental field. I am from the Baytown area, Me and by husband Roque are blessed with four children, Trinidad, Tristan and Taryn and Thaddius. When I am not at the practice, I love spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy mud runs, being outdoors, cooking, and anything crafty.


As a Registered Dental Assistant I prepare and assist with the patients procedures. I love taking care of all their needs in the dental chair. Making sure their expierence and smile is one of a kind. I also take X-rays,impressions and many other lab and office needs. I have been with uptown park dental since January 2007; however I have over 12 yrs of expierence in the dental field. I am married to my wonderful husband Gerardo for 13 years. We have twins Adrianna and Daniel who are 3yrs old. They are our bundles of joy and excitement. On my free time I cherish and enjoy my family every chance I get. I enjoy a good concert, sports, and the outdoors. I also just love hanging out with good friends and enjoying life.


I have worked in the dental industry over 15 years. Married to Michael for 26 years. I love to cook and travel. No kids just two adorable yorkies.


Hello! I am an assistant at Dr. Rodgers awesome office. I love getting to know our patients and making sure they are comfortable in our office. Most rewarding is to see the results of Dr. Rodgers' hard work in making beautiful and proud smiles. Hope you come and experience our dedication in helping to achieve those smiles along with the humor and laughter from the staff! When I am not at the practice I enjoy spending time with my husband of 45 years, my son, my daughter (Dominique), my son-in-law (Dr. Rodgers) and our two lovely granddaughters.