February Employee of the Month!

We love the month of February and LOVE our next Employee of the Month:

Orthodontist Assistant, Ms. Julianna Needham

These are only some of the things our staff had to say about her!

“She is super sweet and has great chairside manner.”

“She does a great job making our new patients feel welcome!”

“She is easy to approach, explains things well and always offers help to others!”

Congratulations Ms. Julianna! The votes were unanimous. You are truly the sweetheart of the office. Heights Pedo Ortho loves you!


Dr. Lindhorst teaches “Healthy Self Image”!

Dr. Lindhorst visited an adorable troop of Girl Scouts this weekend! She taught them about about a “Healthy Self Image” including things like diet, exercise, sleep and hygiene. Mr. Sugarbug was there as well to help with brushing and flossing lessons! We love our Girl Scouts and educating our patients on overall health and wellbeing, no matter what age!

If you want us to visit your school or group, we would be thrilled!

Contact us at info@heightspedoortho.com.

January Employees of the Month

Can you believe 2019 is already here?! With the start of the new year, means the start of a new month. We don’t have just ONE Employee of the Month, but TWO! It’s a tie between two of our fabulous employees for January:

Hygienist, Ms. Allison Davis

“She is super sweet and very helpful, doing a great job helping us dental folks!! She is great at explaining things and offers assistance. I like Kendyl!”

Orthodontist Assistant, Ms. Kendyl Drew

“Allison is very productive! She has a GREAT attitude and is always happy to be here! She has truly taken on many tasks without complaining and with a GREAT smile!”

Heights Pedo Ortho is very thankful for these two ladies. Congratulations Allison and Kendyl!


Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics wishes you a Happy New Year!


We had a fabulous 2018. We started it with an Open House party, breezed right through the year hiring Dr. Theriot in the summer, cheering on the Astros in the fall, congratulating our hygienist Jenn on her new baby, hiring more great members to the team, toasting to our 1 year anniversary, spreading love of dentistry to local schools and supporting Heights events, and all this while seeing the best patients in the world!

We can’t wait to see

what 2019 will bring!

Employee of the Month!


Drum roll please!

Our December employee of the month is…

Ms. Jackie Stevens! She is one of our fabulous dental assistants. What makes her so great to have on our team?

  • “She is always on time and stays late if needed.”

  • “She is a very positive person! She’s the best and always has a smile!”

  • “She is always ready, willing and able to help out anywhere!”

Congratulations Jackie! You are huge asset to Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!


Winter Contest!


Snowflakes are falling at Heights Pedo Ortho!

Take a stroll through the office and count how many snowflakes you see! Write down your guess and drop it in the bowl of snow. Whoever has the closest guess will win a prize.

The winner will be announced on Facebook LIVE December 19th! Good luck!

Happy Birthday Heights Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics!

Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics celebrated its FIRST birthday this month!

My, how time flies! We have enjoyed this first year meeting all of our new amazing patients! Whether you live in the Houston Heights neighborhood or visit us from overseas, we thank you for trusting our team for your dental and orthodontic care. To all of our patients and their families, you are what makes this office so special. We look forward to serving you for many years to come!

Enjoy these photos of our Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team having fun through the year!

Employee of the Month!

And the votes are in… our smiling receptionist, Ms. Lydia Lemus, is our next Employee of the Month! Congratulations!

Here are reasons why Ms. Lidia earned this month’s prestigious title:

“Lidia is friendly, smiles all day and very knowledgeable in the dental field!”

“Lidia is very helpful, always on time and always smiling!”

“Lidia has a great attitude and love her crafty skills”

“Lidia has excellent phone and patient courtesy, greets everyone with a smile, does her job well, and always takes on a task to make it awesome!”

Thank you for being an excellent team member at Heights Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics! We are thankful for you!


It’s Time for Halloween Candy Buy Back!


Wondering what to do with all of that scary, cavity-causing, bracket-breaking Halloween candy?!

At Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we are buying back your Halloween candy! All patients will receive $1 for each pound of candy they bring in (and 50 cents per pound for non-patients) for a maximum of $5. It starts November 1st and will continue through November 14th.

But don’t worry, we aren’t keeping the candy for ourselves!!

The candy will then be donated along with a toothbrush to our troops overseas through Operation Gratitude! Other items included in their care packages are snacks, entertainment, and personal letters.

We hope you will join us in trading in that spooky candy for some CASH, and caring for our troops all at the same time!

School Visits and Festivals with the heights pedo/ortho team!

You may have seen Ms. Yvette or one of our other fabulous team members around town, especially at schools, daycares and community events. They are spreading the word on good oral hygiene, habits, healthy diets and the importance of visiting your pediatric dentist. Ms. Yvette also gives out treats such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and important info on caring for your child and infants teeth! We care about healthy and happy smiles!

Here are photos of some events around town! Do you see your school or event?

Do you want the Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team to come to your school, daycare or event? Email us at info@heightspedoortho.com and we would be excited to come!

Employee of the Month!


We want to extend a huge congratulations to our amazing office manager, Mrs. Jennifer Figueroa, for being voted the Employee of the Month!

Here are some of the things our team had to say about Jen:

“She is very helpful with whatever you need and always wears a smile!”

“She always shows up with a positive attitude… she learns quickly... she tries to give 100% everyday.”

“She is such a hard worker and always keeps things happy. She is always helpful and has been so helpful training new staff!”

We are lucky to have you on our team at Heights Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics!

October Contest!

Can you believe fall is here?! Our team at Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is excited for all things pumpkin! So much, that our fall contest is “Guess The Weight Of The Pumpkin!”

When you come in for your visit this month, don’t forget to stop by our check-out desk, pick up the pumpkin, then write down your guess and drop into the orange bowl. At the end of the month, if you are the closest guess to the actual weight of the pumpkin, you will win a gift card!

-Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics


Employee Of The Month

Here at Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, our team is family. We started voting for employees of the month so we honor our team members for all of their hard work and dedication!


Our very first employee of the month for the month of August was hygienist, Jennifer Lubrano! Here are some wonderful things her coworkers said about her:

“She goes above and beyond to help out where it’s needed. She always makes sure the patients are comfortable and happy.”

“Jen is very organized and detailed. She comes to the office motivated every day. I love the care she provides our patients and time she spends discussing good oral hygiene and prevention with out patients.”

Our September employee of the month is Ms. Yvette! Here is what others had to say about her dedication to the team:

“Yvette is awesome! She’s happy, friendly and always a team player!”

“Yvette always goes above and beyond, cares about the practice and patients love her like their own family. She always brings the “wow” factor!”

We are so lucky to have these amazing ladies on our team at Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics!

Welcome to Heights Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Blog

Welcome to the Heights Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Blog! We want to connect with our patients and the community about clinical updates in pediatric dentistry, important facts and tips on caring for your child’s teeth and oral health, and exciting activities going on in our office. For our first post, we would first like to introduce you to our amazing team of doctors!

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Dr. Kasia Lindhorst was born in Poland and moved to Texas when she was fourteen. She graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor degree in Biology and Slavic Studies. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and graduated in the top ten percent of her class from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. She then obtained a Masters and specialty certification in pediatric dentistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at the Houston Dental Branch. Dr. Lindhorst is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Lindhorst loves being active! You can find her running trails and half marathons all over the country, and keeping up with her two sons, Christoph and Lukas.

Her favorite food is sushi.

Skiing is her favorite sport. She loves to ski any mountain, but Big Sky Montana the most!

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Dr. Darsey attended Texas A&M University (go Aggies!) where he achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution from the School of Engineering. He earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas Dental Branch, where he was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. He then then obtained a Masters and specialty certification in orthodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at the Houston Dental Branch where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Darsey is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.


Dr. Darsey is a self-proclaimed “engineering dork.”

He likes all outdoor sports including skiing, golf, and tennis.

Dr. Darsey is crafty and does DIY projects at home. Did you notice our play table in the waiting room? He built that!

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Dr. Theriot was born and raised in Beaumont, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in Houston. She then obtained a Masters and specialty certification in pediatric dentistry and is currently working towards her board certification and Diplomacy of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.


Dr. Theriot loves animals! She has two rescue cats named Gus and Tiger Lily.

She has been dancing since she could stand. She was on a competition dance team throughout childhood, captain of her high school drill team and danced for the Baylor Songleaders!

If she could be any Disney princess, she would be Princess Belle. 

To find out more about our doctors, visit our About Us page.

We look forward to providing you more interesting topics! Want to see something specific on our blog? Send your thoughts or ideas to info@heightspedoortho.com.