Space City Pediatric Dentistry

What Sets Us Apart

Practice History and Tradition

In 1985, Dr. Escue opened his dental practice, Douglas W. Escue Dentistry for Children. In 2008, Dr. Ibarra joined the practice and they formed Houston Dentistry for Children which later became Houston Pediatric Dentistry. In 2023 we moved to our current location as Space City Pediatric Dentistry. We have established a tradition of excellence amongst our peers and a longstanding commitment to our patients, their families, and this community. With 38 years of tradition, we are proud to see the children of parents who were once patients themselves. Many of our fellow pediatric dental specialists refer patients to be treated by us. In addition, we take great pride in knowing that pediatricians and fellow dentists bring their children to us.

In fact, upon his retirement, Dr. David Taylor of Children’s Dental Center personally sought out Dr. Ibarra and his team at Space City Pediatric Dentistry to continue the standard he’s set in providing care to pediatric patients in Webster and the surrounding cities over the last 53 years.  As of August 1st of 2022, we started welcoming patients from his practice into ours.   

Specialists in pediatric dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry is one of the nine recognized dental specialties. Only practices with a pediatric dentist are able to have the words pediatric dentistry within its practice’s name. In order to be certified as a specialist in pediatric dentistry, you must have completed another two years of training beyond the four years of training required to be a licensed dentist. During these additional two years, we are trained in the growth, development, and psychology of children. Within this training, we learn about the use of medications involved in sedations and how to manage patient anxiety, treating cases involving trauma, restoring teeth for children of different ages, and how to best meet the needs of patients with special needs.

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High credentials for our doctors and staff

Dr. Ibarra is board certified in pediatric dentistry. Board certification is a voluntary examination process created to validate knowledge, experience, and skills in the field of pediatric dentistry. Board certification is the highest level of certification available within the field of pediatric dentistry. In addition to being board certified, Dr. Ibarra also holds a masters degree in the field of science in dentistry.

The assistants at Space City Pediatric Dentistry are all Registered Dental Assistants requiring them to complete continuing education courses yearly in order to remain certified. Our assistants have also demonstrated proficiency in dentistry by receiving certifications involving the monitoring nitrous delivery, taking and processing radiographs, placing sealants, and coronal polishing.

Our commitment to quality

With 15 years of practice in pediatric dentistry, we have a firm belief that a child should not have to have the same cavity treated more than once. Excellent restorative techniques and principles, combined with the highest quality materials in the industry result in exceptional work. Rarely do we ever treat the same tooth twice.

Office Environment

While your child or children are being cared for, enjoy our coffee bar and our free wireless internet.

In the Community

In addition to private practice, Dr. Ibarra is connected to the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston having served as a Clinical Assistant professor one day a week for 13 years. Being a professor at the dental school allowed him to teach 100 dental students yearly while testing out the latest technology, and working hand-in-hand with the other dental specialties.

Space City Pediatric Dentistry is also part of The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. Being a member of the National Dental PBRN allows our office to improve on our patient’s oral health through our participation in studies and with the collaboration of fellow dentists within the network. The questions that we search to answer will improve patient treatments and outcomes as well as patient satisfaction, and the efficiency with which we deliver patient care.

Our office prides itself on being highly involved within the dental community through our membership within the following organizations:

  • The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • The American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • 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
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