Our Team

Houston Dentist Dr. Nicholas Pigneri

Dr. Nicholas Pigneri, DDS

Dr. Nick Pigneri earned his dental degree in 2010 from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. An Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors fraternity Honored Freshman, Dr. Pigneri was presented with the Ethics and Morality Award at the graduation awards banquet for dental school. Honesty and integrity form the center of Dr. Pigneri’s dental practice.

Houston Dentist Dr. John Barras

Dr. John Barras, DDS, LVIF

Dr. John Barras offers his expertise with the latest developments in state of the art dental care, oral surgery, and cosmetic dentistry. His recent studies and continuing education lend themselves to invaluable insight into his craft and his familiarity with the ever-changing technologies available to the industry.

Houston Dentist Dr. Kathleen Akers

Dr. Kathleen Akers, DDS, MS

Dr. Kathleen Akers attended Creighton University for dental school after graduating from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Akers was on the Dean’s List, Vanderbilt Dance Team, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Omicron Delta Epsilon National Honor Society, and Student Government. She also spent time studying abroad, as part of the Vanderbilt-in-Italy program.

Houston Dental Assistant - Dorcas

Dorcas, RDA

Dorcas is a Registered Dental Assistant, licensed by the state of Texas. Dorcas is registered for monitoring anesthesia and is radiation (X-ray) certified.

Dorcas began dental assisting in 1980 in a general practice, performing four-handed dentistry alongside dentists. In 1994, she moved overseas, practicing with a general dentist in The Netherlands. After returning to Houston, Dorcas acquired her Nitrous Monitoring Certification. She began practicing in oral surgery and periodontics with IV sedation. Dorcas began working with Dr. Akers in 2009, traveling to her private practices by appointment ever since.

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Alyssa, RDA

A born and raised Houstonian, Alyssa joined our team in 2016 and attended the Las Vegas Institute in 2017 for education on Physiologic Dentistry. She is passionate about creating a relaxed environment where patients can feel comfortable and confident while in the dental chair. Some of Alyssa’s favorite things to do include practicing yoga, enjoying her favorite sweet treats, traveling with friends and family, and loving on her Yorkshire terrier Sir Lancelot. Alyssa is married to her elementary school sweetheart and best friend.

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Daniell, RDA, Office Manager

Originally from San Jose, Costa Rica Daniell has called Houston home for over 30 years. Daniell has been working in the dentistry field as a Registered Dental Assistant, New Patient Coordinator and Office Manager for 15 years.
Daniell attends ongoing training at The Las Vegas Institute for Dental Studies and has since 2009. Daniell has attended courses in Invisalign, Physiologic Dentistry, Practice Management, Periodontal Therapy, Patient Care and Customer Service.

Experienced in helping patients understand their dental health, Daniell explains treatment details while making sure patients receive clear answers to all their questions.

Daniell and her husband Brian have two awesome little boys, Jacob and Eli. In her spare time, you will find Daniell with family and friends, outdoors, or reading a good book.

Doctors at Houston Dentists at Post Oak

Deissy, RDH

Deissy (pronounced “Daisy”) is very unique in her passion and patient care.  With over 13 years of experience in the dental field, her greatest satisfaction is the impact she has on the overall health of every patient.  Passionate about providing individualized care to each patient, Deissy strives to ensure her patients receive the necessary understanding and tools for achieving optimal oral health.

Deissy attended The University of Texas Dental Branch School of Dental Hygiene where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science in 2008.  Deissy is also certified by the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry, which allows her to provide patients with the latest technology and the best care.

She joined Houston Dentists at Post Oak full-time in August 2018, where she has won the hearts of patients with her gentle style and instruction-based care.  Being bi-lingual in English and Spanish has furthered Deissy’s reach to a broader spectrum of patients.

In her time off, Deissy enjoys adventures through travel, spending time with family on their cattle ranch, volunteering, staying fit, and being a foodie at heart!

Karlie - Houston Dentists at Post Oak

Karlie, RDA

A native Houstonian, Karlie spent 5 years after high school in Utah where she started her career as a dental assistant. After moving back to Houston, she joined our team in 2018. While Karlie has always loved going to the dentist, she understands that not everyone feels at ease in the dental chair. For that reason, Karlie is passionate about making her patients feel relaxed and assured they are receiving the best care possible.  She enjoys being able to work in a positive environment where she is able to connect with her patients and get to know them personally.

In her spare time, Karlie enjoys exploring local vegan restaurants with her husband, Chris. Along with dentistry, she is passionate about the environment, funny cat photos, and sometimes dabbles in cross-stitching.

Stephanie - Houston Dentists at Post Oak

Stephanie, Concierge

Stephanie is a graduate of Texas A & M with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Prior to working at Houston Dentists at Post Oak, Stephanie was a member of the business staff at a dental practice in Ann Arbor, MI for 3 years where she started her career in the dental field. Before moving to Michigan she was an Operations Manager at a large marina in Galveston, TX for 5 years.

We are very excited to bring Stephanie on board, and as our concierge, she is your go-to person for scheduling your dental needs.

In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband Andy, and their little boy Andrew “Drew”, along with family and friends. Born and raised in Galveston, TX she loves any water activities and soaking up the sun.  She also loves spicy foods. The spicier the better!

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