Creating Happy and Healthy Smiles
One Child at a Time
Pediatric Dentist

About Us

Mission Statement

Pediatric Dental Specialists is committed to the overall health and well-being of children, with a special emphasis on providing excellent dental care and education. We strive to create positive experiences in a loving environment by building relationships with our patient families and team members.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Brian Harris

Dr. Brian Harris - Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXAs a child, Dr. Brian Harris remembers being fearful of going to the dentist. At Pediatric Dental Specialists, Dr. Harris has created a fun environment where children can have a positive dental experience. He is dedicated to helping children understand the importance of practicing good oral hygiene so they can enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Harris brings his sense of humor to the serious business of ensuring optimal dental health for every child. He offers fun con-tests and great giveaways. Ask him about his favorite dental instrument – the Water Squirter (Soaker)! At home, Dr. Harris loves spending time with his incredible wife and children. He enjoys traveling to remote getaways (when he has a chance). Dr. Harris is adept at preparing gourmet meals and is a Mexican food fanatic. Even though he especially appreciates Chick-fil-A and chocolate chip cookies, he wants his patients to know that he ALWAYS brushes after eating! Dr. Harris’s patients and friends know him for his conscientious care for his patients, his silly sense of humor, his quiet faith, and a joyful, exuberant spirit.

Education and Associations

  • Baylor university-BBA, Waco, TX | DDS – Baylor College of Dentistry President of Dental Class all 4 years
  • Completed 2 year pediatric dentistry residency at Baylor College of Dentistry- Texas A&M university, with additional training at Scottish Rite Hospital For Children & Children’s Medical Center
  • Extensive specialty training in oral conscious sedation for the pediatric population & those with special health care needs, including hospital dentistry
  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – member at large 2009-2012 Secretary/Treasurer 2012/2013
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Greater Dallas Society of Pediatric Dentistry, Paul P. Taylor Association of Pediatric Dentistry- Past President, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, 4th District Dental Society.

Awards and Recognition

  • Texas Super Dentist (2000 to present)
  • TDA’s outstanding Senior Dental Student Award
  • Baylor College of Dentistry Odontological Honor Society

Past and Present Community Leadership

  • Texoma Christian School
  • Smiles For A Lifetime
  • Grayson County Health Department
  • Sherman Education Foundation
  • The Rehabilitation Center
  • Austin College Leadership Institute mentor
  • Active in many charitable events, especially those benefiting children of the Texoma area

Dr. Meredith Munal

Dr. Meredith Munal - Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXAs a native of Sherman, Dr. Meredith is so happy to be back in her hometown! She re-joined the team at Pediatric Dental Specialists in 2014 after having worked here as a high school student. Dr. Meredith is passionate about caring for kids’ smiles and enthusiastic about making dental visits a fun, positive experience. Dr. Meredith and her husband, Deane, love to be outside on sunny afternoons with their little boy, Harry! Dr. Meredith is happy that she gets to bring her compassion, enthusiasm, as well as expertise to make every day a great one at Pediatric Dental Specialists.

Education and Associations

  • Baylor University, B.A.
  • Baylor College of Dentistry – Texas A&M University Health Science Center - DDS
  • Pediatric dentistry residency - Baylor College of Dentistry- Texas A&M University Health Science Center, in association with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For Children & Children’s Medical Center
  • Extensive specialty training in oral conscious sedation for the pediatric population & those with special health care needs, including hospital dentistry
  • Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Greater Dallas Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association

Community Leadership

  • Sherman Service League
  • SISD Strategic Planning Committee
  • Sherman Education Foundation

Meet the Team

Business Office

Tammy - Office admin for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXTammy

Tammy is the office administrator and oversees the daily operations of the practice. She has been with PDS since 2002. Originally from Arkansas, she lives in the Texoma area with her husband, who she meet on a blind date. She has three grown daughters which she adores, and her grandchildren have stolen her heart. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, traveling and be creative by scrapbooking. She loves music, the beach, Mexican food, and watching family feud. Her favorite travel destination is New York and her favorite color is green or BLING! And yes, even though she loves Texas, she is a true RAZORBACK fan —GO HOGS!!!!!! WPS; her favorite saying “make memories along the way, that will be treasured for a lifetime”


staff member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXShannon

Shannon will be one of the first smiling faces ready to greet you for your appointment and wants to help ensure that you and your child’s experience is the best possible! Besides previously teaching preschool for six years and having a soft spot for kids, Shannon has also worked in the veterinary field. She is a wife, mother of one college kid and one graduate at the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!), and proud momma to 2 four legged babies. Shannon loves people and enjoys meeting and helping them in any way she can. In her free time, she loves painting and photography, shopping flea markets with her husband, and being outside with her dogs. Her favorite color is turquoise, favorite food is Mexican and favorite band is Third Day. Shannon believes each day is a blessing and is happy to be at PDS.


staff member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXPatty

Patty joined PDS in June of 2016 as a member of business office. She is a graduated from Grayson County College with her degrees in Dental Assisting and her Associate’s Degree. She then went on to attend Austin College where she studied Biology and Chemistry and minored in Math. Even though she is a Registered Dental Assistant, and is familiar with most positions in the dental field, her passion is in the business office, where she loves taking care of insurance and scheduling matters. In her spare time, she enjoys doing anything crafty from sewing and embroidery to vinyl décor to cooking for crowds. She loves to plan parties, travel, and spend every extra minute she can with her family.


staff member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXSamantha

Samantha was born and raised in the Texoma area. She graduated from Pottsboro High School in 2005. Samantha then moved to the Fort Worth, but returned to raise her family in Pottsboro. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her two sons and husband, Cody. When not at sporting events or practice with her boys she enjoys fishing, reading, planting flowers and watching the Dallas Cowboys! Samantha’s favorite food is pizza and her favorite color is lime green. Her favorite quote is “Every day is a Good Day!”


Hygienist

Erica - staff member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXErica

Erica began her career with PDS in 2007 assisting part-time while working on her Associates degree. She went on to Texas Women’s University to pursue her Bachelors in 2013, and then returned to rejoin the PDS team as a registered dental hygienist! She loves working with the kids and helping to educate each of them on the importance and value of proper oral hygiene. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Her favorite color is any pink hue. She is obsessed with reality TV, loves any travel that involves the beach, and proudly proclaims pepperoni pizza as her favorite food! You would never know now that she once was shy and meek as you can hear her singing off tune and off pitch or might find her performing the “sprinkler” or “lawn mower” dance moves!


Emily - staff member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXEmily

Emily joined PDS in 2014, as one of our highly skilled Hygienists after graduating from Texas Women's University with her Bachelors of Science in dental hygiene. She was born and raised in Denison and currently resides in Pottsboro, TX. Our team feels blessed to have her working with us. One of the first things you will notice about Emily is her welcoming smile. She loves to educate our patients about the benefits of oral hygiene and really has a passion for our adolescent patients! She loves spending her free time with her husband and their son Beau. Emily is a huge animal lover and has two dogs of her own, Dax and Moose! Her favorite food is pepperoni pizza, favorite movie is Remember the Titans, favorite travel destination is Hawaii, and favorite color is purple!


Clinical Team

Robin - clinical team member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXRobin

Robin is a Registered Dental Assistant and our Clinical Coordinator. She is a 2009 graduate of the dental assisting program at Collin County Community College. Once Robin graduated she set out to achieve her goal of working at PDS where not only did she bring her children for their dental needs, but also where she received her dental care as a child. She was born in Oklahoma and raised in the Texoma area all her life. Outside of her love and passion for her patients at PDS, she enjoys working in multiple areas of ministry such as music and children's ministry through her church. She loves Mexican food, her favorite movie is The Sound of Music and her favorite holiday is Christmas. Robin is married and has 4 children, 2 of which have special needs. She knows this brings many benefits that she can share with our own special needs patients seen at PDS.


Nikki - clinical team member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXNikki

Nikki joined our team in 2014 and has been a dental assistant since 2010. She is a former patient of Dr. Harris’s who became a Registered Dental Assistant because she always like “going to the dentist”. She describes herself as an “outdoorsy person”, who in her spare time likes to ride 4 wheelers, going fishing, camping, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Her biggest joy is her daughter who always keeps her on her toes. Her favorite foods are steak and Mexican, her favorite color is Red. On cold and rainy days, you can find her cuddled up with her daughter enjoying her other pastime- watching movies!


clinical team member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXMisty

Misty grew up and graduated high school in Sherman and then attended the Grayson College Dental Assisting program, graduating in 1995. Misty is the mother of three and has one grandchild. She loves anything camo and pink and enjoys spending time with her family. In her spare time she likes to travel, read, fish and watch her guys hunt. Misty has always wanted to go to Jerusalem, maybe someday! Her favorite book is “Same Kind of Different As Me”, because it shows us there is still good in people and thy know how to love thy neighbor as God loves us. Making memories with her family is very important. Her motto is “God and family are the most important and all else will fall into place”.


clinical team member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXElizabeth

Elizabeth received her RDA from Grayson College and chose the pediatric dental field because she loves kids. Her passion is to work with children and make their day great! Elizabeth’s favorite color is pink and she really enjoys Mexican food, especially from Los Amigos. In her spare time she enjoys being with family, friends and especially her boyfriend. Some of her hobbies are shopping, going to the movies, bowling and playing tennis. Elizabeth’s goal is to be the best Dental Assistant she can be!


clinical team member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXLanie

Lanie joined our team in August of 2016. She has been a dental assistant since 2013 and has a passion for pediatric dentistry. She loves baseball and the Texas Rangers. In the summer her favorite activity is going to the ballpark and cheering on her Rangers. GO RANGERS! Lanie comes from a big family and would love to have a big family of her own one day. She has 2 dogs, Chester and Walker. Her favorite colors are purple and yellow. Her favorite place to eat is Olive Garden. Lanie married her sweetheart in November of 2016.


Susie - clinical team member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXSusie

Susie is one of our Registered Dental Assistants who worked at PDS in the past and rejoined our team July 2015. She has been in the dental profession for over 25 years and loves working with the kids and helping to provide positive dental experiences for them. She likes being outdoors, going to the beach and spending time and shopping with her daughter. Besides her daughter, her fiancé, special needs sister, and two English bulldogs are the loves of her life. Her favorite color is blue, favorite food is Mexican, loves to read and loves going to Las Vegas to attend the Professional Bull-riding Rodeo.



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