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Pediatric Dentists

Meet Dr. Bret Ibarra
board certified pediatric dentist

Dr. Bret Ibarra is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. After two years of residency, he obtained his Pediatric Dentistry certificate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch. At that time, he also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree. During his pediatric residency, he received extensive clinical and didactic training in treating children with special needs, cosmetic dentistry, and the use of sedations in dentistry. He also has extensive pediatric emergency and trauma training after serving as an on-call pediatric dentist for two years at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston. He is certified in both Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Dr. Bret Ibarra

Dr. Ibarra is involved in numerous dental organizations, which promote research, education, comprehensive quality oral health, and the prevention of dental diseases. Among these are the:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry — President 2019-2020
  • Greater Houston Dental Society
  • Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • Hispanic Dental Association
  • Greater Houston Hispanic Dental Association
  • University of Texas Dental Branch Alumni Association

Dr. Ibarra previously taught part-time as a Faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He also likes to give back to his community by volunteering with Special Olympics Special Smiles, Give Kids a Smile, and collaborations at the Houston Zoo.

MEET Dr. Derek Ibarra

Dr. Derek Ibarra was born in Iowa City, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went to the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for Dental school where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduating he attended a one-year General Practice Residency at the Carilion Dental Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. After two years of residency, he obtained his Pediatric Dentistry certificate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch. At that time, he also earned a Master of Science in Dentistry degree.

Dr. Ibarra is a member of the American Dental Association, the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ibarra enjoys reading, watching movies, and playing with his pet cats. He moved to Houston to be closer to his brother, and has fallen in love with the Houston food scene. 

DR. DEREK IBARRA

Orthodontist

MEET Dr. Quynh Tan

Dr. Tan is pleased to join the caring team at Houston Pediatric Dentistry and she looks forward to helping everyone achieve the smile they always dreamed of!

Dr. Tan grew up in Canada. She received her BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from McGill University. She attained her DDS degree from the University Of Toronto, where she was recipient of numerous awards including the national Eaton Award for Excellence, the provincial Ontario Dental Association Proficiency Award, the Gordon Cressy Student Leadership Award, and she was an O.K.U. Honor Dental Society Inductee. She then completed a General Practice Residency to learn about advanced procedures in aesthetic dentistry and surgery, followed by an Orthodontic Residency and a Masters of Clinical Investigation Degree at the University Of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Since completing her training in 2007, Dr. Tan has been practicing orthodontics in Houston. She currently maintains a private practice in Sugar Land and is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry.

Dr. Tan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. She is also a Preferred Provider of Invisalign. Dr. Tan is also very involved with several dental, alumni and community organizations. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, baking and playing tennis.

DR. QUYNH TAN

General Dentist

MEET Dr. Levely Castelo

Dr. Levely Castelo was born in Manila, Philippines. She moved to the U.S. when she was 9 years old and grew up in south Texas. She graduated from University of Texas Pan-American with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in English Literature. In her freshman year of undergrad, she was accepted in a pre-acceptance program with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch where she earned her dental degree. She is currently an active member of American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society.

While in dental school, she fell in love with Houston and decided to make it her home. Houston is now home for her family, which includes her husband, son and her daughter/dog, Lucy. She loves to cook, bake, and work on DIY projects. She also enjoys exploring the city by trying out new restaurants, going to sporting events and festivals. Although she is a Texan at heart, she loves the Lakers, the Yankees and In-n-out.

DR. LEVELY CASTELO