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.


Gabriela Palacios, D.D.S.

Dr. Palacios earned her dental degree from University of Carabobo in Venezuela and further pursued her passion by completing a specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan.

Dr. Palacios understands as a mom and as a Pediatric Dentist the importance of individualized care, taking time to explain procedures to both patient’s and parents as well as ensure that your child has a positive dental experience.

Dr. Palacios is a proud member of AAPD, ADA and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Outside of her work, Dr. Palacios enjoys visiting restaurants, spending time with her family and walking with her two dogs.


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 Amos 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.


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.


Leslie Stowe, Lead 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.


Kimberly Roberts, Dental Hygienist

I was born and raised in Indiana. I decided to move to the Houston area in 2015. I attended the dental hygiene program at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Illinois where I received my associate’s in Applied Science then decided to get a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences at the University of Southern Indiana.

I have been practicing dental hygiene since 2010. I worked in both general and pediatrics. I also had the pleasure of working at the Indiana University Purdue University of Indiana where I was the Pediatric Community outreach coordinator where I was able to participate in health fairs and visit schools to educate the public about dental health.

When not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy decorating and planning events. I look forward to meeting you and your family at ABC123 Pediatric Dentistry.


Yenniffer Breton, Insurance Coordinator

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Yenniffer moved to Houston in 2018. She studied cosmetology in New Jersey and enjoys being a hair stylist from home, mostly on the weekends. Yenniffer started with ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry in Spring of 2021 and you can always find her smiling and taking pride in her job.

As insurance coordinator, she verifies all benefits for our patients in our practice. She is always available to answer any questions, even in Spanish!

When she is not working, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys eating out, watching movies & going to her children’s sporting events.


Blanca Gutierrez, R.D.A.

Blanca was born in Houston, Texas! She attended HCC Coleman and graduated as an RDA in 2008. Blanca started with pediatric dentistry and then ventured out to gain experience in different dental specialties. Although, she has had experience in many other areas of dentistry, her heart is with the kids.

When seeing my patients, I love to know what their interests are so I can make their visit extra special and help them feel more at ease.

Blanca is very family oriented and loves to spend time with her three children, her dog and enjoys cooking for people.


Yvette Castro – Hygiene Coordinator

Yvette is a wife and mom of one previous little girl. She is proud of her Mexican heritage and even lived in Michoacán, Mexico for a couple of years. Yvette graduated in 2020 from South Houston High School. Soon after she got married and then decided to have a baby and welcome her beautiful daughter.

After being a stay-at-home mom , she realized she wanted to pursue a career in the dental field. After gaining experience in other pediatric offices, she began her journey at ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry where she is currently the Hygiene Coordinator. Yvette takes pride in her job, hoping to make every patient feel comfortable and welcome. She is very energetic and enthusiastic about helping our parents with any questions they may have.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family , watching reality tv shows and attending church on Sunday.


Karen Morales – Front Desk Receptionist

Karen was born in Dallas TX, but raised in Houston! She graduated from Yes Prep Southwest in 2019! Soon after moved in and started her life with her husband. Karen has been working since a young age, gaining knowledge and experience. Until deciding to challenge herself and pursue a career in the dental field.

As a receptionist at ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry, she strives to make the patients feel welcomed by greeting them with a smile and helping them check in efficiently.

When not working, she loves to spend time with her family and husband. Also enjoying to exercise, doing makeup and collecting tumblers (Stanley’s.)


Angelica Guerrero – Treatment Coordinator

Angelica was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated from North Shore Senior High School in 2020 and went on to attend San Jacinto College to study Early Childhood Education. She was working at a childcare center for 3 years before she ventured out to find more experience in a different environment.

Her love for children landed her at ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry this year! As a treatment coordinator her empathetic and bright personality is sure to give every patient a great experience at our office.

When not working, she loves to spend time with her boyfriend and their one year old son, Eli.


Elizabeth Quintana – Registered Dental Assistant

Elizabeth is a born and raised Houstonian, who graduated from the dental assistant program in 2011. With 12 years of experience Elizabeth has gained knowledge in many dental offices but her love for kids led her to ABC 123 Pediatric Dentistry!

She loves to make sure the kids are comfortable and have fun throughout their visit while also answering any question they might have on how to maintain a beautiful smile.

On her free time, you can find Elizabeth going on many adventures with her 9 year old daughter Anaiyah. Whether it’s going to the park with their dog Oliver, finding a new attraction, or even just getting some ice cream. Family time is the best time!