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Dr. Chaitra Shanthagowda - D.M.D (Practice Owner)

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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)

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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

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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.

Candace - RDA Registered Dental Assistant

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I enjoy working as a certified and registered Dental Assistant. In the past 16 years, I have worked in 3 states and I love working in this field, seeing the gratification from patients after helping them. I have a love for Texans football and cars. I have been married to my amazing husband for 5 years and we have a 20 month old son named William, best kid ever!!! We have 2 cats, and 1 dog that we love dearly! I truly enjoy working here at Alden Bridge Family Dental. I am blessed to have found this phenomenal staff, which cares sincerely for each patient by making them at ease, building long lasting relationships and most importantly, educating them about oral health care. I look forward to seeing patient�€™s smiling faces every day!!

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8000 Research Forest Dr Ste 350
The Woodlands, TX 77382

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