Meet Dr. Kuba
Dr. Reena Kuba received her Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas at Dallas. She then earned her DDS degree from Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas. While at Baylor, she also completed her certification in Pediatric Dentistry in addition to a Master of Science in Oral Biology. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She also currently works part-time as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry.
Dr. Kuba is a native Dallas-ite. A self-proclaimed salsa connoisseur, she enjoys Tex-Mex and spicy Thai food. She can often be found with her nose in a People magazine or in a good book. If you miss an episode, Dr. Kuba can most likely update you on the recent happenings on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, or the Amazing Race. She also loves Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm re-runs. Dr. Kuba enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures, which is why she chose a “world” theme for the office. Above all, aside from Pediatric Dentistry, she is passionate about spending time with her husband and family.
When Dr. Kuba started dental school, she had a job working as a general dentist assistant. When she started school she set her sights on becoming a general dentist. More than anything, she knew with a great amount of certainty that she would not be specializing in Oral Surgery or Pediatrics. She says “No one was more surprised than me when I realized I loved Pediatrics!” In fact, Dr. Kuba now helps teach the Introduction to Pediatric Dentistry class at TAMU College of Dentistry, which is the very same course that made her fall in love with the specialty. She is grateful each day for all the rewards that come with working with children & their families. Her favorite part is ” watching these babies grow up” and she hopes that she can make a difference in their health and their outlook towards dentistry.
Dr. Kuba has been named one of D Magazine’s “Best Dentists in Dallas, 2011 and 2014.”
Meet Dr. Curtis
Dr. Curtis graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Biomedical Science and a minor in business. He went on to obtain his DDS and pediatric training from Baylor College of Dentistry, where he had the pleasure of being taught by both Dr. Kuba and Dr. Kavitha! Dr. Curtis was inspired to become a pediatric dentist after the poor dental experiences he had as a child. He strives to make dental visits fun for kids as he provides compassionate care.
Dr. Curtis was born and raised in Wills Point, Texas. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis, antique shopping, and spending time with his family. Dr. Curtis is happily married to his wife Rachel, and they are the proud parents of a daughter, Birdie.
Meet Dr. Kavitha
Children’s Dental Centre of Irving is excited to welcome Dr. Kavitha to our practice. Dr. Kavitha Viswanathan is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Kavitha was born in India and after completing dental school, came to the US to attend graduate school. She received her Ph. D in Oral Biology in 2005 from Ohio State University at Columbus. She then completed her pediatric dental specialty training and simultaneously obtained a Master’s degree at the Columbus Children’s Hospital (now known as Nationwide Children’s Hospital) and Ohio State University in 2007.
Apart from practicing pediatric dentistry, she is currently a full-time Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry. She has hospital privileges at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas and Plano, and at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas. Dr. Kavitha and her husband have two children. She enjoys cooking, music, and spending time with her family. Dr. Kavitha has always enjoyed working with Dr. Reena Kuba and is very excited to be a part of her dental team.
Meet Dr. Shah
A board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Shah has over twenty years’ experience with children’s dentistry. She served as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry for nine years, where she trained residents and dental students in clinical pediatric dentistry. She now participates as a board examiner and item writer for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Sarita Shah John has received extensive training in oral conscious sedation and hospital dentistry. Her residency program in pediatric dentistry included teaching and research, as well as dental care in the operating room and emergency room at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Dr. Shah grew up on both coasts, but called the San Francisco Bay Area home before relocating to the Dallas Metroplex. She and her husband are active members of their church, and have a heart for ministry. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, speaking at women’s events, cooking, and traveling. On a Texas summer day you may even find her at one of the many local water parks!