Our Team

Dr. Gloria H. Giraldo, Dentist – Director

D.D.S., General, G.P. Orthodontics

  • Owner and Director of Smile Sonrisa Dental & Orthodontics
  • Graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 1992 with a degree in Dentistry
  • Received her D.D.S degree (Doctor in Dental Surgery) from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 2008
  • Residence in General Practitioner in Orthodontics Austin, TX 2010
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Dentistry, Colombian Air Force Hospital, Villavicencio, Colombia, 1993-1994.
  • Member of American Dental Association, Chicago Dental Society, Hispanic Dental Association, Texas Dental Association
  • Dr. Giraldo and her husband support Charitable Foundation Programs around the world such as Smile Train which helps poor children with cleft lips enabling them to receive surgery; Children International a nonprofit humanitarian organization that helps children overcome the poverty to become healthy, educated and self-sustaining and contributing members of society; Special Olympics Texas  foundation provides sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and Hogar Niña María a program in her native country Colombia that helps abandoned and abused children.
  • supports the Archdiocesan Food Bank of Bogota, which, under the direction of Father Daniel Saldarriaga, provides food to low-income families in the city of Bogota, Colombia.
  • Dr. Giraldo enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to travel to the beach and swim on sunny days.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Dr. Jane Robin Johnson – Dentist

D.D.S., General

  • Graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston 1984, with a degree in Dentistry
  • Graduated from University of Texas at Austin 1980
  • Robin has more than 28 years of experience taking care of children and adults. Areas of expertise include restorations, crown and bridge, cosmetics dentistry, extractions.
  • Member of American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), greater Houston Dental Society, Willowbrook Dental Study Club.
  • Dr, Johnson enjoys doing gardening, hiking, biking, yoga, reading, photography, and family and friends.
  • Fluent in English, and comprehends and speaks some Spanish.

Dr. Heriberto Hernandez – Orthodontist

D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontics

 

  • Graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 1976 with a degree in Dentistry
  • Graduated Orthodontist from St. Louis University 1983 – Department of Orthodontics
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Member of the Southwest Orthodontic Association
  • Undergraduate and graduate Professor of the Orthodontics Department from the Universidad Javeriana and Universidad Nacional in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Dr. Beatriz Vargas Oshaben – Dentist

D.D.S., General

  • Graduated as a Dentist from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Texas with a degree in Dentistry
  • Vargas has more 16 years of experience in Dentistry working with Kids and Adults
  • Member of American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Greater Houston Dental Society.
  • Vargas enjoys doing cycling, running and gardening.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Mauricio Argüello – Orthodontist

D.D.S., M.S. Orthodontist

 

  • Graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy 1977, with a degree in Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • He was an honored member of the Detroit Dental Community for more than 16 years.
  • He was recognized as a dedicated mentor in his teaching responsibilities in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy.
  • Arguello continues to exercise his passion for education and teaching.
  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Fluent in English and Spanish

Dr. Huy Quach – Dentist

D.D.S., Sedation

  • Graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch in 2008 with a Degree in Dentistry
  • Experienced in Family dentistry – Focus on Pediatric dentistry with conscious enteral sedation.
  • Licensed in Level II Sedation
  • Associate Fellow, Academy of GP Orthodontics, 2012
  • Honor Prosthodontics Clekship, 2007 – 2008
  • Dr. Quach likes spending his time off with his wife and family
  • Fluent in English.

Dr. Eduardo A. Mejía – Orthodontist

D.D.S., M.S

 

  • Earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in Mexico
  • Obteined his Orthodontic Certification and his Masters degree at The University of Nebraska in 1984.
  • Dr. Mejía has practiced as an Orthodontist for over 30 years
  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Dr. Mejia participated in many outreach programs and has volunteered to work with the non-profit program “Operation Smile”
  • Dr. Mejía likes spending his time with his wife and family
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr.  Derek Liang – Dentist

D.D.S., General-Sedation

  • Graduated from University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston 2014, with degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery.
  • Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin Red McCombs Business School 2010, with Business Administration degree
  • Licensed in Level II and  level III Sedation. 
  • Dr. Liang strives to advance his education and training through continuing education, and has taken many (~50 CE hours/year) of advanced dental courses.
  • It has been truly a journey full of challenges, experiences, and enlightenment throughout his years to hone and master his skills and practice of dentistry. 
  • Dr. Liang enjoys all phases of dentistry and treats all his patients with honesty and transparency, special attention, and great detailed care. He is easy-going and has a fun energy and patience around the kids.  
  • Dr. Liang enjoys watching sports and playing basketball and flag football during his free time. He loves being active and strives for a healthy lifestyle. You can probably find him at the gym right after work. He also enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants with his family and friends. 
  • Fluent in English

Dr. Jessie Carolina Camacho – Dentist

D.D.S., General

  • Graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 2018 with a degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
  • Graduated from Colegio Odontologico Colombiano in 2009 with a degree of General Dentist with emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry.
  • Fellowship in Neurofocal dentistry and biological medicines 2012.
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA).
  • Member of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and The Greater Houston Dental Society.
  • Member of the Hispanic Dental Association.
  • Dr. Camacho enjoys spending time with her Three boys, husband and family. She also loves to attend her kids activities which involves Soccer games, Band concert, library and outdoor activities.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish. 

Dr. Jaclyn Angelique Prapta – Dentist

D.D.S., General

  • Graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Dentistry in 2015, with a degree in Dentistry.
  • Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, with a degree in B.S. in Biology.
  • Dr. Prapta enjoys treating both adult and pediatric patients in all aspects of dentistry.
  • In her spare time, she plays competitive soccer, loves to try new restaurants in Houston, and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
  • Dr. Prapta played piano for 15 years and is passionate about music.
  • Fluent in English and is currently learning Spanish.