Ivette M. Diaz, D.D.S.
Dr. Ivette Diaz is a special kind of dentist. With her unique charm, she gets children excited about their dental care, helping them to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
While earning her doctorate from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Dr. Diaz learned that she had a special connection with her young patients. A fluent speaker of Spanish, she then took a rare opportunity to earn a Post-doctoral Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. After finishing her advanced studies, she returned to Texas, becoming certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Her continuing advanced studies in pediatric dentistry, especially in the areas of child behavior management and sedation dentistry, enable Dr. Diaz to provide comprehensive children’s dental care. But most importantly, she takes the time to get to know each child personally, communicating with parents and children to create a lifetime of great smiles.
As of January 2018, Dr. Diaz is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Dr. Diaz and her husband, Dr. Manuel Diaz, an oral maxillofacial surgeon, reside in Pearland with their two sons, Manuel and Gabriel.
Vanessa Paredes, Office Manager
Vanessa has been with ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry since 2007 and is a native Houstonian. She has been in the dental field since 2002 and brings a great deal of knowledge to our office that help our patients feel at ease. “Teamwork makes the dream work” is her motto. Striving to give great customer service, her organization and attention to detail allow her to help our parents with any questions they may have. Vanessa’s outgoing and charismatic personality bring joy to those around her. If you need assistance in Spanish, you can look to Vanessa as she is fluently bilingual.
When she’s not at work, Vanessa loves to spend time with her husband and son, Amos, who plays Select Baseball. Proud of her Cuban heritage, Vanessa also loves to dance salsa! On her spare time, you can find her cooking, traveling and playing dominoes.
Chanel Krishnan, Treatment Coordinator
Chanel is a California dream girl. She has moved around the US her whole life from California to New York to Lousiana to Houston but is happy to have settled here in Houston with her family.
Chanel graduated from Huntington High School in Shrevport, LA in 2004. Shortly thereafter she became a certified massage therapist. After much contemplation, Chanel decided to pursue her career in the field of dentistry. In 2011 she became a part of the ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry team and is currently on of our treatment coordinators.
Chanel’s love for the Indian culture lead her straight into the arms of her now husband, an Indian native. They both welcomed a sweet baby girl in 2012. They enjoy spending time with their sweet daughter. In her spare time, Chanel enjoys reading and painting.
Molly Ramirez, Receptionist
Molly can be found smiling as soon as you walk into our office! First being a patient of Dr. Diaz herself, she was inspired to go into the dental field. After graduating from Manvel high school in 2017, Molly enrolled into the dental assistant program at The College Of Health Care Professions. Once completing the program she joined our family at ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry. Being able to return to the place that made her decision to go into the dental field felt like she was home. Prior to joining our family, she was a lifeguard/swim coach for 3 years. During that time it helped her realize she loved working with kids.
When Molly is not at work, she dusts her cowgirl boots out and spends time with her family and friends. With her Texas kind of way of life she brings light and happiness as soon as you walk into our doors!
Jasmin was born and raised in Houston Texas. In 2019 she joined our team at ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry working as a receptionist and Registered Dental Assistant. She attended Raul Yzaguirre School for Success and graduated in 2013. Shortly after Jasmin decided to join the military serving four years at beach master unit 2 in Virginia Beach where she got to be part of different military operations. In 2015 she was deployed with the USS Oakhill where she was able to travel around the world to Spain, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Dubai, Panama, Portugal, and Honduras.
The opportunity arose for her to be part of the disaster relief in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew where she flew in a helicopter for the very first time. After getting out of the military in 2017 she decided to pursue her dream to be in the dental field and joined the dental assistant program at the College of Healthcare Professions where Jasmin graduated as valedictorian!
Jasmin loves to spend time running and enjoying nature with her best friend, who she married in October 2018. They both enjoy finding new places to eat because the absolutely love food. When not in our office you can find her at Resurrected Church in Pasadena teaching Sunday school.
Alibell Colon, R.D.A.
Alibell was born in the Dominican Republic and relocated to Madison, Wisconsin at the age of seventeen. While in Madison, she furthered her education and learned to speak English. Alibell is a modern-day nomad and has had the opportunity to have lived in different cities such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. In 2007, Alibell decided to pursue the Dental Assistant Program while living in Illinois.
Upon relocating to Houston, Alibell gained more experience and in 2015 she joined ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry. Alibell’s expertise in the dental field allows patients to feel at ease and informed about the services that are rendered. Her skills and dedication help her provide the best care possible to our patients.
When she’s not at work, Alibell is enjoying time with her wonderful husband, Luis and their twin daughters, Alexa and Alissa. Alibell also enjoys exploring new and exotic restaurants, traveling, exercising and Crossfit.
Victoria Oliver, R.D.A
Victoria is delighted to be apart of the team at ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry where her career in the dental field began. Victoria graduated from Manvel High School in 2011. In 2012 she attained a license as a dental assistant from Alvin Community College.
Victoria was born and raised in Texas and resides in Alvin. She is a Houston Texans fan. From her Texan earrings to the bedazzled Texan shoes, Victoria wears her team spirit proudly.
She enjoys doing craft projects from Pinterest, baking an assortment of cupcakes, eating Japanese food, and burning off those calories in her Zumba class. She also enjoys painting. In high school, Victoria was selected among a small group of students to paint a mural at Texas Children’s Hospital in the chemo room.
Victoria has traveled to Mexico, South Africa and Uganda for mission trips. She has been blessed with the opportunity to share her artistic gift by painting preschool rooms in an orphanage in Jinja, Uganda and church signs in Galeana, Mexico. Victoria has had the privilege to work with a missionary in South Africa and has helped with feedings in local communities.
In addition to being a Dental Assistant, Victoria is the Marketing Coordinator. She enjoys using her love for crafting at work by making treats to share with partnering dental offices.
Victoria can be described by one word-glitter! There is always a sparkle on Victoria. She is excited to welcome your bright smile to ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry.
Leslie Stowe, R.D.A.
Leslie is a compassionate Texan girl whose attention to detail makes the patient’s feel at ease.
In 2010, Leslie graduated from Manvel High School. Following her high school graduation, she decided to enroll full time in the dental assisting program at Alvin Community College. Upon receiving her license, she was delighted to join our family at ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry. Her dedication to sharing her time and energy resonates to all of the patients that come into our office.
When Leslie is not at work, she enjoys scrapbooking, crafts, and party planning. She also loves to spend time with her son, Emanuel, and her dog.
I was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana. I relocated to Houston in 2015. I have been practicing dental hygiene since 2011. I love working in pediatric dentistry. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. In my spare time, I like decorating and planning family events.