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Take a big sigh of relief because you’ve found the most competent, experienced, and compassionate pediatric dentists around. Best of all, the Texas Tiny Teeth doctors love kids! Their priority is to make your child feel special, comfortable, and happy. Dr. James and his team of dentists will become your kid’s new friends that they can’t wait to see again. Expect lots of laughter from Dr. James’ silly jokes!

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Dr. James Slaughter III

DDS, MSD
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

“I believe children deserve the best possible dental experience, and their first impression of the dental office is critical for how they view good dental habits for the rest of their lives.”

Dr. James has been treating children in Dallas since 2011 and has extensive training in pediatric dentistry, including oral surgery, trauma management, interceptive orthodontics, restorative care, behavior management, and treatment for patients with special needs. He is one of the best in children’s dentistry due to his commitment to staying up-to-date and his passion for educating kids about the value of healthy dietary and oral hygiene habits.

Dr. Sandy Barnes

DDS

Dr. Barnes completed her undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, and completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Lutheran Medical Center.

Dr. Barnes enjoys daily interactions with every patient and her dental team. Every day is a new adventure where she embarks on educating patients on oral health topics and being attentive to their needs. Her most rewarding experience as a pediatric dentist is providing a fun and relaxing environment for her patients.

Dr. Connie Vu

“It brings me great joy to help kids and work with my hands. Luckily, dentistry allows me to do both!”

Dr. Vu graduated with a Bachelor’s in Microbiology/Cell Science from the University of Florida. There, she became a recipient of the Bright Futures Scholarship and Early Admission to Dentistry Program. She went on to gain her dental degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and is now a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, and North Texas Dental Society. Dr. Vu promotes a culture of compassion, community, and care. She strives to make sure each and every patient’s needs are identified and met while keeping patients as comfortable as possible. When she is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and two dogs, hiking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Dr. Ratrice Jackson

DDS, MHS

Dr. Jackson is an accomplished Pediatric Dentist who possesses a steadfast desire for providing passionate, altruistic, and quality care to children. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and her Masters of Health Sciences from Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville. Following dental school, Dr. Jackson completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program through NYU Langone Hospitals: Tampa, Florida Site.

Dr. Jackson’s patience, compassion, and sincere character are her strongest attributes. She unceasingly delivers a welcoming, trustworthy, positive environment that allows each patient to feel at home. Outside of the office, Dr. Jackson enjoys quality time with family and friends, watching/playing basketball, traveling, and making others around her smile. In addition, she enjoys reading inspirational books as she yearns to continuously encourage others across the world through motivational speaking.

Dr. Philip Pan

DDS, MS

“It is truly a blessing that I could be an orthodontist. I am often reminded that the heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Therefore, I believe that with these God-given opportunities, whatever we do, we work at it with all our hearts, as working for the Lord.”

Dr. Pan grew up in Richardson, Texas and attended Baylor University for his Bachelor of Science degree. He then received his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, followed by his certificate in orthodontics from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, and the Texas Dental Association. One of his greatest appreciations of this profession is to walk alongside a patient through their orthodontic journey and witness the transformation of a smile. Dr. Pan cherishes spending time with family and being involved with church activities.

Dr. Erika Mendez

DDS

Dr. Erika Mendez received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas. She then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry to receive her degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Dr. Mendez believes all children should be treated with respect, care, and love. She understands a healthy smile is extremely important for a child’s development, so she is committed to providing the best possible dental experience and care for your children.

Dr. Mendez loves to learn and appreciates continuing education. She is often taking in-person and online courses to stay up to date on new technology and updated forms of treatment that will benefit her patients. When she is not at work or studying, Dr. Mendez enjoys spending time with her husband, Pedro, their two daughters, Emma and Isabella, and their Weimaraner dog, Ghost. Dr. Mendez is fluent in Spanish, loves to travel, and likes to stay active running races and working out!

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