Dr. Lara Kirstin Holly
Everyone has a smile! A smile makes you feel good about yourself. Hello, I am Dr. Lara Kirstin Holly and my mission is to bring a smile to everyone who comes to our offices. My parents taught me that hard work, honesty, open mindedness, and a passion for your career will always build relationships. I grew up on the East Coast alongside my younger brother. We learned teamwork thorough out our time working on the family farm. While growing up, I enjoyed playing sports like field hockey and lacrosse. I also enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles baseball games. I have worn many alumni jerseys, from Rutgers Scarlet Knights (undergraduate degree) to the Tufts Jumbos (dental school).
As an adult I have spent most of my life living in Dallas. Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center were my homes away from home during my Pediatric Dental Residency and Fellowship. I now professionally enjoy membership in numerous local, state, national, and international dental health academics and organizations.
I enjoy family time and marveling at my children growing up. We have a wanderlust for travel, sometimes personal and other times professional. Mission work has taken our family from serving in Dallas to Costa Rica.
I am proud to be a patron member of the National Charity League, Lake Highlands Chapter, alongside of my Tick Tocker daughters. Their mission is to foster the mother-daughter relationship thru philanthropy, community service, leadership development and cultural experiences.
Thank you, It’s been a pleasure to tell you a little about who I am.
Dr. Rei Iwase
Hello, I’m Dr. Rei Iwase!
I grew up in Plano, Texas, and attended Prince of Peace Christian School. I went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. I earned my dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry and continued on to receive my specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry, Children’s Medical Center, and Texas Scottish Rite in Dallas. During my schooling, I become aware of my passion for teaching and mentoring. As a pediatric dentist, I have the opportunity to foster positive attitudes toward dental health in children by providing care in a safe and friendly environment. The best parts of my day are when I get to laugh and sing with my patients!
I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and am an active member of the America Dental Association®, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society, Texas Dental Association and Dallas County Dental Society.
Outside of the office, I spend my time volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Dallas Junior League, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. I enjoying staying involved with my church, cooking, pilates, reading and playing with my dog, Charles.
Dr. Ben Curtis
I grew up on my family’s ranch in the small east Texas town of Wills Point where my family have been active members of the community for over a hundred years. My wife and I are high school sweethearts and we have three beautiful children. I am a diehard Texas A&M Aggies fan! I attended Baylor College of Dentistry for dental school as well as for my pediatric dental residency. I am a big advocate for children’s healthcare needs with my efforts being both in Austin and in Washington DC. I earned the prestigious AAPD Harris Fellowship for my research to improve advocacy efforts for our nation’s children and I continue to strive to provide a stronger voice for those unheard. I am a Board Cerftified Pediatric Dentist and I am also on staff at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. I love being able to help children have the best dental experience possible and enjoy tailoring to each child’s individual needs. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, being a dad, being involved in my church and having a good laugh!
Dr. Sarita Shah
Hello! My name is Dr. Sarita Shah, and I am pleased to provide dental care for your child. A bit about me – I grew up on both coasts and called California home before relocating to Dallas. My husband and I both hold Master’s Degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, and spend our spare time in discipleship and ministry. My passion is women’s ministry. I have a particular interest in supporting Daya, an organization in Houston for victims trying to break free from domestic violence.
I am a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I have over twenty years’ of clinical experience with children’s dentistry. I served as part-time faculty at the Baylor College of Dentistry (now Texas A&M) for nine years, and currently help prepare pediatric dental residents for board certification. I also serve on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry as an examiner, and oversee a team of examination writers.