August Employee of the Month!


Can you believe the final month of summer is here? Have you been outside soaking up the sun? We sure have! We also voted for our “sunshine” of the month! It was none other than our smiling office sunshine…

Dental Hygienist, Allison Davis

“Allison is super helpful! The kids love her great and positive attitude!”

“Allison is great to work with! She is very helpful and always has a smile on! :) “

“Allison is a great hygienist and steps in to help orthodontics and other areas of the office… with a smile!”

It’s no secret that Allison pumps sunshine all day everyday here at Heights Pediatric dentistry & Orthodontics. We are lucky to have such a great smiling member of our team!

How bad is ICE CREAM for my kids' teeth?

ICE CREAM is one of the most ancient desserts enjoyed as early as 2nd century BC. Some variety of ice cream can be found in almost all American freezers and the fight of which flavor or kind is the best is a conversation topic of many dinner parties! With today’s health trends and growing numbers in the obesity battle however, we often get questions on what desserts can actually be given to kids without harming their teeth.

We all know that having desserts once in a while

is unavoidable and

Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics’

guide to desserts is simple:

  1. Sticky, gooey things are a big NO-NO. Things such as gummies, fruit roll-ups, or sticky candy including toffee, caramel, or Skittles stick to the teeth and stay around for a long time not allowing saliva to recover proper health of your oral cavity.

  2. Acidic candy such as Sweet Tarts, Spree, Altoids, or gummy sour candy dissolve enamel of your teeth and cause a lot of damage in addition to being bad for the rest of your digestive system.

  3. Hard candy that stay in the mouth for a long time such as lollipops or jolly ranchers spend a lot of time exposing teeth to long time sugar and acid damage.

  4. BETTER CHOICES??? Things that are not acidic, not sticky, and that are in and out of the mouth in a short period of time. Sounds like ice-cream fits the description! ICE CREAM is milk based, which makes it not acidic and melts away from teeth in a short period of time. Ice cream is of course full of sugar so choosing frozen yogurt or other low sugar alternatives is best. Also watch for sensitivity to your teeth as the cold temperatures can make ice cream an uncomfortable treat for some. If eating ice-cream hurts your teeth, chose a room temperature snack instead. Enjoy your sweet treat in moderation and remember to brush and floss before going to bed!

July Employees of the Month!

We have an outstanding staff here at Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!

So it is no surprise that we couldn’t narrow it down to one person who shined this month! We picked two Employees of the Month!

Officer Manager, Jennifer Figueroa

“Jennifer has a great attitude, always helpful, and always singing! She is great at managing and motivating staff and doctors! She is always outgoing and patients love her!”

Orthodontist Assistant, Kendyl Drew

“Kendyl is positive, smiles all the time and easy to approach!”

Jennifer and Kendyl are doing a magnificent job through the long busy summer days!! You ladies rock!


Summer Contest!

Summer has arrived

and so has our next contest!

We have spread sunshine all over the office! Take a stroll through the office and count how many sunflowers you see! Write down your guess and drop it in the vase at the front desk. Do you think you can find them all? Whoever has the closest guess will win a prize!

The winner will be announced on Facebook LIVE August 9th! Good luck!

June Employee of the Month!

A huge congratulations to our next Rock Star of the Month:

Ms. Jackie Stevens

“Jackie has a heart of gold! She helps out a lot and always has a smile on her face.”

“YJackie is very helpful and good with the patients!”

“Jackie is on time, organized and knows both aspects of pedo and ortho.”

Thank you for being so sweet and amazing to all of our patients and staff!! Your smile shines every day!


May Employee of the Month!

May is one of our favorite months of the year! It’s time for beautiful spring weather and flowers blooming everywhere. It’s also time to announce our next employee of the month!

Ms. Yesenia Pineda

“Yesenia is doing a great job learning about ortho and pedo!!”

“Yesenia is happy all the time!”

She is learning a lot, has a cute baby voice, and most improved!”

Congratulations Ms. Yesenia! Heights Pedo Ortho is so thankful to have you on our team!! You rock!!


April Employee of the Month!


We’re springing into April with our new Employee of the Month!! Drum Roll please….

Ms. Lydia Lemus

“She does a great job and helps out in any way she can. She always has a smile!

“She is a great asset to the front staff!”

“She works really hard, looks cute while doing it and wears a smile!”

Our team had so many great things to say about you. We love your sweet and energetic personality on our team! Congratulations to your second Employee of the Month honor!

-Heights Pedo Ortho

Introducing Orthodontist, Dr. Rodgers!


We are pleased to announce the addition of Orthodontist, Dr. Anika Rodgers to Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!

Dr. Rodgers received her B.S. degree from Texas A&M University, her D.D.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas and her Certificate in Orthodontics from UT Houston School of Dentistry. She is an ABO board certified orthodontist. She also completed a Craniofacial fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston where she is also currently treating infants and children with cleft lip and palate and various other syndromes.

Dr. Rodgers lives in Pearland with her husband, Tyler, and their 2 Siberian Huskies, Rocket & Remi. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, auto events, autocross racing, and scuba diving.

Please welcome Dr. Rodgers!

She will be in the office seeing patients on Tuesdays.

March Employee of the Month!


It’s the first day of March, and you know what that means… a new Employee of the Month! It’s none other than our fabulous new patient coordinator and dental assistant….

Ms. Yvette Cancel

Our team said about her:

“She pumps sunshine all day!!!”

“She has a lot on her plate but always makes sure everything is done and helps everyone.”

We are so lucky to have you at Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. The team wouldn’t be the same without. Congratulations to you, Ms. Yvette!