Contests, Prizes and Parties

We want each kiddo to look forward to his or her visit with us. We want them to remember the fun, not the dental work! So we create many unforgettable memories from amazing prizes for doing great in our office, through incentive programs for good brushing or quitting a habit like thumb sucking, to ongoing or special contests and our famous movie theater hosted Patients Appreciation Party!


May Employee of the Month

Congratulations on our sweet Dani for being employee of the month for May. She’s been a great help in training our new team members at Smiles for Kids. We love her smile and positive attitude. 



Welcome Dr. Adrien Theriot!

This summer we want to give a warm welcome to Smiles for Kids’ new associate, Dr. Adrien Theriot. She has been working at our Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics practice and will now be joining our Smiles for Kids Pediatric Dentistry team as well for two days a week. We are all so EXCITED to have her!

She was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. Dr. Theriot earned her Bachelors in Science from Baylor University in 2012. She was on the Baylor Songleaders dance team and attended two mission trips to Antigua, Guatemala with her sorority to care for children in orphanages with special healthcare needs where she realized her calling to become a pediatric dentist. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry (UTSD) in 2016. Dr. Theriot earned a Masters of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from UTSD in 2018 and is currently working towards her board certification and Diplomacy of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Theriot appreciates continuing education and research in dentistry. Her research studies on pediatric zirconia crowns and behavior management techniques are now published in the Journal of Dentistry for Children and the International Journal of Pediatric Dentistry.

With a passion for service, Dr. Theriot has devoted her time to many organizations such as San Jose Clinic, Meals on Wheels, Houston Food Bank, Give Kids a Smile, Texas Mission of Mercy, and many Houston area schools to teach children and adolescents about oral hygiene and a career in dentistry. She is also active in organized dentistry, currently serving as chair of the Membership Committee for the Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS). While in dental school, she was the national vice president for the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and voting delegate to the 2015 American Dental Association (ADA) House of Delegates, along with serving on many other councils and committees for the ADA, ASDA, GHDS, and American Dental Education Association (ADEA).

Dr. Theriot is happily married to her husband Logan, and they have two rescue cats, Tiger Lily and Figaro. They love volunteering their time at Friends for Life No Kill Animal Shelter in the Heights and for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. They also enjoy cooking, gardening, trying new restaurants, being outdoors, spending time with friends and family, traveling and cheering on the Baylor Bears and Houston Astros.


Congrats Brittany on your sweet treasure!

Help us welcome our wonderful assistant, Brittany, into motherhood! She gave birth to the cutest baby boy! Greyson arrived and is doing well! Smiles for Kids wants to wish Brittany and her family a hearty CONGRATULATIONS! Brittany came to visit us with a 3 week old Grayson recently and we couldn’t take our eyes off of him. He is such as beauty! We can’t wait for Brittany to come back to the office in September, but we sure hope that she will have a great time hanging out and bonding with Greyson over the next months!



Mother’s Day Gifts 

It’s Mother’s Day at Smiles for Kids! This week we are celebrating all of our moms that come in with their kiddos for their appointments. We are giving them a small gift to show them how much they are appreciated. Let’s face it, we would be lost without our mothers.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!


Annual Referrals Appreciation Party!

Every year we invite all our wonderful referring partners to an afternoon of fun, food, door prizes, and most of all camaraderie, as we celebrate the relationships we’ve built over the years. This year we celebrated all our referring doctors and friends at Guadalajara Mexican restaurant for Cinco de Mayo. We had a GREAT time seeing the awesome doctors we work with as well as their teams! Thank you guys for coming and thank you for working with us and our amazing patients year after year.


April employee of the month: Chelsea

Congrats to Chelsea for being or employee of the month of April!!! Chelsea is one of our newest addition to Smiles for Kids. She is always ready to help where she is needed and always welcomes everyone with a warm smile! 


March employee of the month: Taja

She has made great strides at the office. Taja is amazing with the kids and has been absorbing so much throughout the weeks she’s been here! Feel free to congratulate her when you stop by for your appointments. 


January employees of the month: Anitra and Dani

We want to congratulate our office manager Anitra and our hygiene assistant Dani for being our employees of the month for the month of January! These amazing girls are team players and a breath of fresh air! 


December employee of the month: Jamie

Congratulations to Jamie, our fantastic hygienist, for being our Employee of the month in December. She always goes above and beyond and is great to be around.


Christmas Party 2018

We had such an amazing time at this year’s Christmas Party! We got together at Dr. Kasia’s home under a Christmas tree. Malgosia had it catered for us so we were able to relax with all the yummy food and fun gifts. Secret Santa was good to us and our famous White Elephant game gave us some major case of laughs! This year we decided to dress up in our best holiday Ugly Sweaters and spread holiday cheer that way. We even had a contest. Who do you think should have won??? Last, but not least, we finally figured out who actually has a good voice and can carry a tune with our karaoke party. Songs were sung loud and clear! In three different languages… Such a fun time getting together for the holidays! Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all our patients!

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November employee of the month: Dr. Jadav

Congratulations to our Smiles for Kids November Employee of the Month - Dr. Jadav! We appreciate her so much and we want to thank her for all the wonderful work she is doing every day for us.

Here are some quotes what our team said about Dr. Jadav!

* Dr. J always willing to help if we need her. She does an awesome job to keeping us on time.

* Dr. J has done great talking explaining and organizing the workday with patients and with us.

* She is always helpful! Never say: “NO”.


October employee of the month: Malgosia

We would like to congratulate Malgosia on winning Employee Of The Month recognition last month! She does so much behind the scenes for all of us! She is truly the “Mama” of the office!

Here are reasons why Mrs. Malgosia earned this month’s prestigious title:

*She is always on top of things! She did great at organizing our
annual staff pictures!

*She’s great at organizing everything for us and getting our supplies.

*Mama always helps even though she’s behind the scenes!


September employee of the
month: Jamie

We would like to congratulate Jamie for being our Employee of the month in September. Jamie is our awesome dental hygienist. She is wonderful with all kids and parents. Her way of educating our patients go above and beyond. Jamie always puts her heart and energy to make sure that everyone leaves the office with a beautiful smile every day!

11th Annual Patients' Appreciation Party 2018

We had such an amazing time with our wonderful patients and their parents at our 11th Annual Patients' Appreciation Party! We played games of all sorts. So many rounds of Bingo! So many points scored in bean-bag throws! We also invited some of our neighborhood partners to come hang out with us and host their own arts and crafts. IDEA Lab Kids as well as Ikids had wonderful crafts for the kids and Bach To Rock gave us fun guitar lessons. And lets not forget the amazing Balloon Artists from Blue Sky Fun Times! The works of art they made out of balloons brightened our day. We filled all the little tummies with pizza and popcorn and had everyone watch our favorite movie, Big Hero 6. Our team had so much fun with all the kids putting on tattoos and goofing around. This is one of our favorite events year after year! Thanks to all who came and all who made this fantastic! Can't wait till next year!


August employee of the
month: Stefanie

Congratulations to our Smiles For Kids Pediatric Dentistry August employee of the month Stefanie!! Thanks for always going above and beyond to make everyday great!

Mother's Day Week

We love our patients' Moms! We've been celebrating them all week with a little gift to show how much we appreciate them. We hope you all have a happy Mother's Day weekend!

Make-Up Party

Our team enjoyed a makeup lesson today at NARS, thanks to Dr. Kasia! Not only did we learn a few things we all got us some goodies also!


Christmas Party December 2017

Holiday Party was a blast! Secret Santa was so super sweet to all and White Elephant gift exchange made us all laugh out loud! Amazing people make amazing teams... We sure are thankful to have one another!


Rudolph Fun Run

We had an amazing time at the “Rudolph Fun Run”. We enjoy being able to give back to our community and hang out with our patients outside of the office.


We are excited to share that Smiles For Kids Pediatric Dentistry will be doing our Toy Drive again this year to help benefit the oncology ward at Texas Children's Hospital. We will be collecting toys from November 20 until December 20.


2017 Fall Festivals

Smiles for Kids Team loves hanging out with our patients at various fall festivals.  Ms. Yvette is always in charge of educating kids and parents on dental health and giving them tips for healthy snacking.  She brings with her Ms. Sugarbug and lots of goodies for the kids.  This fall we've done great festivals, fun runs, bike scavenger hunt in Spring Branch area and in the Heights area of Houston.  We have few more festivals coming up too.  We also help out with school fairs and career days so call our office and ask for Ms. Yvette to schedule your event.


2017 Patient Appreciation Party

Our 10th Annual Patient Appreciation Party was held at Studio Movie Grill in City Center on Sunday, September 17th. We played games, had a pizza buffet, popcorn and soft drinks, followed by a showing of "RATATOUILLE". We had so much fun with parents, kids and the Smiles for Kids Team. Be sure you don't miss next year's event as space is always limited!

Annual Referrals Appreciation Party!

We honored all of our referring doctors and friends at Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant on March 9th!

Happy Birthday Dr. Lindhorst!

Our feature Friday is the birthday girl Dr. Lindhorst! Born in...19??? She's an avid world traveler who's adventures have included Machu Pichu, Peru and many of our beautiful national parks. Next time you're in the office ask her what's up next or on her bucket list!


Assistant Week
March 5th-11th 2017

This week we celebrate our awesome assistants! Happy Dental Assistants Week, we are so thankful for all that they do for us!

Annual Christmas Angels program at
Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School

The team at Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School was overjoyed with the gifts we showered them with for a very special family this year. Everyone deserves love and gifts during the holidays, and our elves at Smiles For Kids Pediatric Dentistry are happy that we are able to provide happiness to others. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!


Holiday Toy and Clothing Drive for Texas Children's Hospital Oncology Kids was a huge success and we are so thankful to all the wonderful families who donated to make kids in our neighborhood happy!  Thank you amazing Smiles For Kids parents and patients.  You truly know how to share the holiday spirit and love the kids in need.




2016 Patient Appreciation Party

Our 9th Annual Patient Appreciation Party was held at Studio Movie Grill in City Center on Sunday, September 18th. We played games of all sorts, had a pizza buffet, popcorn and soft drinks, followed by a showing of "OLIVER AND COMPANY". Fun was had by parents, kids and staff alike! Be sure not to miss next year's event as space is always limited!

My daughter was seen quickly. She received a thorough cleaning that was comfortable and used yummy watermelon toothpaste and had a great check up from the doctor. She feels so comfortable being cared for at Smiles for Kids. I am glad that friends referred us to this practice!
— Ashley M., customer since 2016