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.


To my dear patients and their parents,

It is with heavy heart that I tell you that I will be leaving ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry effective April 12th, 2017. For the past three years, it has truly been an honor taking care of your beautiful children and watching them grow. Thank you for your friendship and for putting your trust in me as your dentist. It has meant more to me than you know, and I will truly miss you. I know that you will be in good hands continuing dental care for your children with Dr. Diaz and the wonderful staff at ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry. I wish you all the very best always.

Sincerely,

Mayuri Appareddy, DMD


Yahaira Lopez, Office Manager

Yahaira has been with ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry since 2010. Yahaira enjoys working with numbers which has helped her with her everyday duties. Her organization and attention to detail allow her to help our parents with any questions they may have.

When she’s not at work or at school pursuing her accounting degree, she enjoys spending time with her husband an their fur baby, a black Labrador named Onyx. Yahaira also loves to read, shop, bake and is an avid Texans fan.


Valeria Jones, R.D.H

Born and raised Texan, Valeria graduated from Del Mar College in May 2005 with her AAS in Dental Hygiene. She then finished her Bachelor of Science in Dental Education from East Tennessee State University December 2006. She began her career in General Dentistry and recently joined ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry in July 2014.

Valeria enjoys interacting with children in an exciting environment as she provides dental health, and patient home care instructions with a fun twist.

Valeria is a devoted wife and mother with two sons named Braden and Bryson. In her free time she enjoys quality family time, attending sporting events with her husband Robert, watching comedy movies and traveling.

She looks forward to meeting you and brightening your day as well as your child’s smile.


Nelly Perez, R.D.A.

She is a zany Cuban native that believes passion is the key to life! Passion in her faith is what brought her to the United States in 2000. While Spanish is her first language, she is also fluent in English and is proud to call herself a Cuban American.

She found her vocation in the field of dentistry in 2005. She graduated from Pinnacle Career Center with her dental assisting license in 2006. She is pleased to say that she has been a part of the ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry Family since July 2008. She finds it rewarding and uplifting to work with children in a dental environment. In addition to working in the office, she also assist Dr. Diaz at Texas Children’s Hospital.

She is blessed to spend her free time with her excellent husband, Ranier, her angesl, Ranier, Sandra, and Heylin, and her wonderful mother, Elena. They enjoy sporting events, family nights at the kids’ school, going to church, and attending Biblical programs.

She would love for you to come and visit her with the most important people in your life, so that she can shower you with her love and enthusiasm!


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 scrap booking, crafts and party planning. She also loves to spend time with her son, Emanuel and her dog.


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.


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 there after 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.


Vanessa Paredes, Treatment Coordinator

Vanessa has been with ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry since 2007. She is currently one of our treatment coordinators. Vanessa’s outgoing and charismatic personality bring joy to our office. Her dental knowledge and Spanish-speaking skills help our patients feel at ease when scheduling for treatment.

When she’s not at work, Vanessa loves to spend time with her husband and son, Amos, who plays Little League Baseball. Vanessa also loves to dance, cook, travel, and playing dominoes.


Giselle Colunga, Receptionist

Giselle is our lovely receptionist at ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry and is so excited to have started working with us since 2015.

Giselle loves to go camping, hiking, running, playing volleyball and dancing. She also loves to try different types of cultural foods with her favorite being Mediterranean cuisine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fiancée and adorable Maltese puppy, Luna.


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.


Deborah Vazquez, Insurance Coordinator

Deborah is the newest member of the ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry family. She graduated from Yes Prep Southeast High School in 2016 and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of Houston. Deborah loves spending time with her four-legged friend, Max. Her love for children has led her to babysit in her spare time.