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. She has three grown daughters which she adores, and a granddaughter that has stolen her heart. In her free time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, go shopping, travel, and be creative by scrapbooking. She loves 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!!!!!! WOOHOO!


Jess - staff member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXJess

Jess joined our team in June 2015 because she loved bringing her daughter to the office for care! She is a Sherman native and graduated from Grayson County College with her Dental Assisting certificate. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her energetic daughter, being outdoors with her family, hunting, fishing, riding 4 wheelers, shopping and going to concerts. Jess loves the Texas Rangers! Her favorite color(s) are pink and BLING, favorite foods are Seafood and Mexican food. And even thought she has always wanted to own her own boutique, Jess states that she looks forward to many years with the PDS family and can’t wait to see all the beautiful smiles that come through our doors to see us!


Cyndi - 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 two college kids at the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig Sooie!), and proud momma to 3 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.


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 her family. 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 Bachelor’s of Science in dental hygiene. In addition, she also serves as PDS’s Social Media Coordinator. She was born and raised in Denison and 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 boyfriend and their two dogs 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 and OSHA/HIPPA 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 the music ministry and children’s/youth ministry through her church. She loves Mexican food, her favorite movie is The Sound of Music and her favorite holiday is Christmas. Robin has 4 children, 2 of which have special needs. She know this brings many benefits that she can share with our own special needs patients seen at PDS. Robin is currently engaged and plans to marry in the fall of 2015.


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 food is Mashed Potatoes and 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!


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.


Angel - clinical team member for Pediatric Dentist in Sherman, TXAngel

Angel is a 2014 graduate of Collin College and one of our highly trained RDAs. While she has previous experience in general dentistry as well as orthodontics, she is honored to be at PDS and have the ability to help children with their dental needs. Angel is a Dallas native blessed with a hardworking husband since 2008 and two strong willed but loving redheaded kids of her own. Her hobbies include working out and staying healthy, in addition to practicing, attending, and volunteering for sporting or school events. Angel’s favorite food is Italian. She says she is most happy when she is at church with her family. She and her husband have always had a passion for children, especially those struggling at home. As a couple, their dream is to be able to help as many kids as they can to be successful, healthy, and confident citizens of society. Angel loves to laugh and smile and believes that life is too short, so there is always something to be grateful for!


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