Jon Ousley, DDS MS
Dr. Jon Ousley has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Dallas/Fort Worth for over 40 years. He is a graduate of Baylor Dental College and the University of Texas Dental Branch. His degrees are in Biology, Dental Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ousley has a passion for pediatric dentistry and approaches each child’s diagnosis and treatment as he would his own. He and his wife have 2 boys, 1 daughter and 6 grandchildren.
Armin Aliefendic, DDS
Dr. Armin Aliefendic grew up in Garland, TX and was a patient of Dr. Ousley! In fact, he’s worked at Just for Kids since he was 15 years old! He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, but quickly realized he missed working with kids. Dr. Armin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is currently finishing up his pediatric dental residency at Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society. He and his fiancée love spending time outdoors with their Australian Shepherd named Brady.
Ronald J. Garza, DDS MS
Dr. Ronald Garza has practiced for more than 25 years in the Dallas area. He provides a comprehensive and compassionate approach in his pediatric treatment philosophy. Working closely with patients and their parents, he takes into consideration the sensory issues and emotional needs of each of his patients. Dr. Garza has completed his hospital residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. He holds staff appointments at Children’s Medical Center and Park Central Surgical Center, where he provides dentistry to patients through hospital sedation. Dr. Garza was named a Best Dentist in Dallas specializing in Pediatric Dentistry in 2007, 2010, and 2013, and was chosen as a “Mom Approved” Dentist by Dallas Child Magazine in 2012 and 2013.
Dr. Garza volunteers his time in dental education for primary schools and at health fairs and is very involved in his church. He and his wife Evelyn have been married for more than 25 years and are the proud parents of John and Juliana. In his spare time, Dr. Garza enjoys playing the guitar.
Education: D.D.S., Baylor College of Dentistry; M.S., Baylor University; B.A., University of Texas
Joe Parker, DDS
Dr. Joe Parker has been a life-long resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Texas A&M University-Commerce. After graduating from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2007 and practicing general dentistry, Dr. Parker realized how rewarding it was to work with children of all ages. This led him to pursue and complete a pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver. While there, Dr. Parker received extensive training with special healthcare needs children and comprehensive dental care under both general anesthesia and oral sedation. As any native Texan would, he moved back to the Dallas area and found a home with Just For Kids. He is fortunate enough to practice in his hometown and loves being a part of the community.
Dr. Parker is a board-certified diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and maintains memberships with the AAPD, Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society, the ADA, both state/local chapters.
When not at the office, Dr. Parker likes to spend time with his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Braeden and Logan. He is an avid sports fan, following the Mavericks, Rangers, and Cowboys. From his experience in Colorado, Dr. Parker loves to ski and hike.
Roma Gandhi, DDS MSD
Dr. Roma Gandhi joined our practice in July of 2016. She was born in Queens, New York and spent most of her childhood growing up in Long Island. After high school, she attended the George Washington University in Washington, D. C. and eventually went to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain her Master of Public Health. After a short stint working in pharmaceutical consulting in New York City, she pursued dentistry at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where she met her husband. After obtaining her Doctorate of Dental Medicine, she moved to Columbus, Ohio to complete her residency in pediatric dentistry at the Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ohio State University. She graduated with a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master of Science. Dr. Gandhi is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She and her husband love traveling, working out, and trying new foods!
Shannon De Vera, DDS MSD
Dr. Shannon De Vera joined Just for Kids in July of 2016. She was born in Indiana and grew up in Coppell, TX. After high school, she attended Texas A&M University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2008. After graduation, she moved back to Coppell and worked for two pediatric dentists before starting dental school. After four years of dental training, she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. Following dental school, she earned her Masters of Science in Dentistry degree and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society.
Dr. De Vera feels fortunate to have known she wanted to work with kids from a young age; that passion combined with her love of dentistry is how she knows she is in the best specialty in the world. She resides in Dallas with her husband James and their son Luke. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family, running outside, and cheering on the Texas Aggies!
Charlotte joined our team in the summer of 2007. Pediatric dentistry is the perfect fit for her because she loves spending time around kids and finds it extremely rewarding to help them feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visit. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jacob, and shopping with her daughter, Jyme Beth.
Front Desk Coordinator
Pam joined Just for Kids the summer of 1992. Her favorite thing about working in pediatric dentistry is the time she gets to spend talking to the kids. She loves spending time with her son, Cobe, and riding Harley’s with her boyfriend, Rick. She also enjoys spending time out on the river.
Apolonia started working at Just for Kids in October of 2013. She loves working with friends and being able to interact with all the kids throughout the day. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Andy, and her two sons, Jacob and Isaac. When she isn’t at sporting events with her boys or enjoying family time, she loves to read.
Reception and Recall
Ester started working for JFK in October of 2013. She loves that her job gives her the opportunity to build relationships with patients and serve the community through dental health. In her opinion there is nothing better than seeing a kiddo gain confidence in their smile. She is currently a full time student, loves working with the youth at her church, being involved in community outreach programs, as well as, working with foster children. Aside from that, she loves to eat pizza.
Tammy joined the Just for Kids team in March of 1993. She says her favorite thing about working at JFK is working with the beautiful children and knowing that she makes a difference in their fear of going to the dentist. She also enjoys working with a team of caring people who love children and want to create an environment that makes them feel comfortable and safe. She loves that she can have so much fun with the kids, they make her laugh and bring joy to her life. She likes to spend time with her daughter, Mackenzie and her two granddaughters, Gracie and Olivia. In her spare time she likes to read, go to the movies and stay involved with her church.
Valori started at Just for Kids as a part time hygienist in December of 2012; by May of 2013 she decided to start full time. Her favorite thing about working in pediatric dentistry is how much fun she has with the kids on a daily basis. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family, watch her kids play sports, and go camping as much as possible. She also enjoys visiting Galveston.
Leanna joined Just for Kids in May of 2011. Her favorite thing about working in pediatric dentistry is being able to spend all day with kids. She understands the lasting impact a great dental team can have on children and their lifetime opinion of dentistry. This is why she strives to build great relationships with the patients as well as their parents. In her spare time she loves spending time with her daughter, Faith, and watching her play soccer. Leanna also enjoys being involved in certain sports.
Reina joined our dental team in October of 2014. She loves hearing all the different words and ideas kids can come up with. She is constantly impressed with how smart they are. In her spare time she likes to rest while watching movies.
Jennifer started at Just for Kids in October of 2008. She loves that, through her job, she is able to see kids smile on a daily basis. When she isn’t working she loves spending time with her husband, Marcos, and her children, Jessi and Marcos.
Mayela joined our team in May of 2014. She loves that her job gives her the opportunity to work and help kids every day. In her spare time she loves hanging out with her husband, Oscar , her daughter Dayalin, their three Chihuahuas, Lexus, Bentley, and Audi, as well as, preparing for their newest addition, Dylan.
Jama began working at Just for Kids in February of 2012. She loves kids and finds it very rewarding to make sure they have the best dental experience possible. She and her husband Scott stay very busy with their 7th grade twins, Delainee and Dawson. They enjoy playing with their two dogs Ziggy and Gus and watching their kiddos play sports.
Angie originally started working for Dr. Ousley in the late 90’s but left the practice to start a family in 2000. Ten years later she decided to start working again and Dr. Ousley was happy to have her back. Her favorite thing about working in pediatric dentistry is being around kids all day and the opportunity to help families through a potentially nervous time. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Todd, daughter, Mikaela and their furry household friends. She also enjoys watching Mikaela play volleyball, travelling and being outside.
Front Desk Coordinator
Jessica joined the JFK team in May of 2015. Her favorite thing about working in pediatric dentistry is being able to see all the kiddos smiling faces all day. She also, loves to watch their faces light up when they get their balloon at the end of their visit. She recently graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Jessica, and her husband, Julio, are expecting a baby girl in February 2017. When she isn’t working she likes to hang out with her family, her husband and their dog, Red. She also enjoys feeding their animals and going to church on Sundays!
Cynthia joined the team in July of 2016. Her favorite thing about working in pediatrics is spending time with all the kids “especially the little ones, they are precious”. She studied at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth. In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband, Angelo, and her daughter, Kairy. She also enjoys cooking out, watching football (Go Cowboys), shopping, and going to the movies.
Haley started with Just for Kids in October of 2014. Her favorite thing about working with kiddos is not only that she gets to play with them all day, but she also loves that she has the opportunity to educate the next generation on the importance of good oral hygiene. She and her husband, Austin, have two boys, Tavis and Eli, and two Aussies, Remy and Opie. They like to go camping and consider themselves “a racing family”, as they enjoy going to ATV, UTV, dirt track and BMX races.
Shanna started working at Just for Kids Dental in September of 2006. Her favorite thing about working in pediatric dentistry being able to spend time with kids and show them how much fun dentistry can be. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, three daughters, Samantha, Bailey and Carsyn, and their English Bulldog, Boudan. She also enjoys shopping and watching movies.
Tammy joined Just for Kids in January of 2010. She has worked in both general and pediatric dentistry and says that “without a doubt, getting to work with the kids every day is the BEST part of her job”. She and her husband, Jeff, have two daughters, Ashtyn and Brooklyn, and a dog named Angel. In her spare time she enjoys watching movies, scrapbooking, reading and traveling.
Patty joined the Just for Kids team in October of 2014. Her favorite thing about working in pediatric dentistry is being able to work with kids every day. In her spare time she likes hanging out with her husband, Michael, two kiddos, Alex and Bella, their dog, Brownie, two sheep Panchito and Clarita, and tending to their little farm of chickens, rabbits and ducks.
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