Meet Our Team
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Dr. Chaitra Shanthagowda - D.M.D (Practice Owner)
Dr. Chaitra Shanthagowda is known for putting patients at ease with her comfortable, easy-going style. "My #1 goal is to put our patients first. I am extremely passionate and very dedicated to providing the highest level of care for my patients," Dr. Shanthagowda explains. "Dentistry is an ever changing environment and I enjoy learning something new each day, constantly training around the country to become the best that I can be, keeping up to date with the latest technologies. The part I enjoy most is building life-long relationships with our patients and helping them gain confidence that comes from a healthy and beautiful smile! In the 13 years that I have been a Dental professional, many people have touched my life. I can only hope that I too have impacted their lives, not only through educating them about their oral health, but through shared interaction. I am truly blessed to have an amazing dental team who strive to foster a positive work environment and treat each other and our patients as family. My team and I look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Shanthagowda received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) from JSS Dental College in Mysore, India, her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She has successfully completed numerous advanced training courses, including conscious sedation, implants, intra oral imaging, oral cancer screening, and more.
Dr. Shanthagowda's professional memberships are:
- ● American Dental Association
- ● Texas Dental Association
- ● Academy of General Dentistry
- ● Texas Academy of General Dentistry
- ● American Association of Women Dentist
Outside of her practice, Dr. Shanthagowda enjoys weight training, healthy cooking, decorating, volunteering in her community and traveling with family and friends. She is married and has two children.
Dr. George F. Barratt - D.D.S (Associate Dentist)
Dr. George Barratt is a 1984 Graduate of the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Barratt completed his undergraduate studies at Illinois State University, earning a master's degree in biological studies. For the past 32 years he has treated his patients with compassion and has provided them with high quality comprehensive dental care. Dr. Barratt continues to pursue the latest developments in dentistry by attending the prestigious Las Vegas Institute Dr. Barratt has earned Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Dental Association and The Texas Dental Association. He has completed over 1400 hours in advanced continuing education courses.
Dr. Barratt and his wife Lyn, reside in The Woodlands. They have 3 married children and 5 wonderful grandchildren to share their lives with.
Jane Kimberling - RDH BS - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jane Kimberling RDH BS- Registered Dental Hygienist has been working with Alden Bridge Family Dental for 13 years. She is a native Houstonian and graduate of Klein High School after which she attended the University of Arkansas. She graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston with certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1989 and then earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in 2009. Jane actively serves on The University of Texas, School of Dentistry at Houston's Dental Hygiene Community Liaison Council. In her spare time Jane enjoys photography and travel.
Shelli Timm - RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist
Shelli grew up in the Corpus Christi area always knowing she would work in the dental field someday. She relocated to Lancaster County Pennsylvania where she lived for 12 years. She completed her Dental Hygiene degree in 2003 in Harrisburg. Excited to move back to Texas, she now enjoys living in The Woodlands with her two daughters Sterling and Zoe and her Chihuahuas. Shelli enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family and playing tennis. Shelli enjoys working in the dental field and looks forward to constantly growing and learning new ways to serve her patients. She is excited to be in an environment where patient care is always first.
Debbie Gonzalez - RDA - Registered Dental Assistant
I truly enjoy working here at Alden Bridge Dental. I blessed to have found this phenomenal staff, which sincerely cares for each patient by making them at ease, building long lasting relationships and most importantly educate about oral health care. I received my RDA in 2012 at CHCP. Outside of work I've rescued animals (which took up a lot of my time) and now I only have two dogs (my children) Homer and Delilah. I'm happily married to my best friend. I crochet/ knit, I like to pass out beanies and scarfs to the homeless when it's cold out and volunteer at food banks.
Connie - Patient Care Coordinator
Connie - Patient Care Coordinator- Connie has been working with Alden Bridge Family Dental for over 9 years, but in the dental field for over 20 years. Her priority is making sure the patients are comfortable and knowledgeable about their visit in our practice. Connie is a native Texan from the Houston area. She has been married for over 25 years to her wonderful husband Mike and they have a beautiful daughter, Kristyn. Connie loves spending time with her family, Texans football, snow skiing and tropical beaches.
Patricia Willett - Financial Administrator
Patricia has been working with Dr. Gowda�s office since June of 2015, but has over 12 years experience in the dental field. Her current role is that of Financial Coordinator. She enjoys helping and interacting with patients. Our patients and staff enjoy her bubbly, positive personality and radiant smile. Patricia loves to be creative in sewing. She values quality time with her husband Jacque, their two children and grandchildren.
8000 Research Forest Dr Ste 350
The Woodlands, TX 77382