JACK STEPHENS, DDS
Dr. Stephens earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Biology, from Sam Houston State University in 1980, graduating in the top 10% of his class, and a member of the National Honor Society as well. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Science degree in 1984 at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, again finishing in the top 10% of his class and a member of the National Dental Honor Society.
Since that time, Dr. Stephens has maintained membership with a variety of professional organizations and groups as a means of staying up with the latest in the field of dentistry: he’s a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the Houston District Dental Society where he serves on the Peer Review Board. Dr. Stephens also takes part in Dental Study Clubs twice a month.
In terms of ongoing education, Dr. Stephens has completed a two-year advanced course in Implants and Orthodontics logging over 1,200 continuing education credits. Dr. Stephens and his wife Robin have two children, Zach and Brooke. For fun, he enjoys fishing, skiing (both snow and water), and scuba-diving.
ROBERT GATEWOOD, DDS
Dr. Gatewood attended Texas A&M, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Science degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, in 1996. Immediately afterwards, he served three years in the Navy, including a yearlong hospital-based general practice residency at Portsmouth, Virginia. This residency provided him with an unparalleled one-on-one time with specialists in a wide variety of health-care disciplines, allowing him to gain clinical, hands-on experience right alongside experts in each area.
Dr. Gatewood is a member of the Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Houston Study Club and is certified to perform Invisalign (invisible braces). Dr. Gatewood’s patients speak of him as having their best interests at heart. And it’s true: not only is he careful to design and implement treatment plans to improve and maintain their dental health, but he’s accessible to his patients before, during and after the procedures are over.
In fact, he makes it a point each evening to personally contact each patient who’s undergone a treatment that day, to see how they’re doing, answer any questions or concerns, and just monitor their progress. Dr. Gatewood and his wife Donna have two children, Grant and Alex. He’s also a sports enthusiast, both as a fan and as a participant.
CHRISTOPHER PAGANO, DDS
Dr. Pagano earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, concentrating on Occupational and Public Health from Rutgers University in 1994. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Sciences degree from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1998, graduating second in his class as member of the National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Pagano has been recognized by several organizations for his professional accomplishments. These include the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology for proficiency in Dental Anesthesiology, the American Equilibration Society for proficiency in TMJ function, and received the West Virginia Health Conference Govenor’s Award for his extensive professional volunteer work. Dr. Pagano has also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the West Virginia University School of Dentistry.
Along with continuing his professional education, Dr. Pagano’s focus is always on the needs and comfort of his patients. For relaxation he enjoys music, movies, sports, and travel.