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Pediatric dentist Dr. Al Burns and his family

Dr. Al Burns

Dr. Al Burns received his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in June 2009, and then became Board Certified in 2010.His education included advanced studies and specialized training in dentistry for children, adolescence, special needs, and medically compromised patients. His training also specializes in sedation, anesthesia dentistry, and interceptive orthodontics. He also received his Master’s of Science Degree from Ohio State University.

Dr. Burns graduated from the University of Nebraska Dental School in 2007, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in 2003. He directs all dental services including providing prophylaxis and dental care treatment for the patients of Alligator Dental.

Pediatric dentist Dr. Poonam Shah

Dr. Poonam Shah

Dr. Poonam Shah graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School in CA in 2015 and received her Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from Children's Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Shah was motivated to pursue Pediatric Dentistry due to her own dental experiences as a child and is excited to provide high quality dentistry for children in a fun and positive environment. With solid communication and by truly caring she hopes to make each visit enjoyable for both the children and their parents.

Although Dr. Shah did not grow up in Texas, both her parents are UT Austin graduates and lived in Texas for over 10 years. She feels a natural bond with the area and looks forward to exploring true Texas charm.

During her spare time Dr. Shah enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, tennis, exploring Texas, traveling and hiking. Her favorite animals include dogs, horses and llamas.