Houston dentist Dr. Jeffrey Chung graduated with honors in clinical skills from the UCLA School of Dentistry, one of the most competitive programs in the nation. He then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Chung and his team at Serenity Dental emphasize patient comfort, and their top priority is to provide a comfortable experience with gentle, personalized care. In addition to his extensive training in general dentistry, Dr. Chung is also certified to provide Powerprox Six Month Braces®, conventional braces and dental implants from start to finish.
Johnson Cheng, DDS
Dr. Cheng attended Texas A & M University where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in biology. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Dr. Cheng loves to talk to patients and get to know them on a personal level. He treats every patient like they’re his own family. In his spare time, he enjoys going for a run, listening to music and spending quality time with family.
Kenneth Kim, DMD
Dr. Kenneth Kim completed his training at University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and loves dentistry as it demands mastery in both art and science in order to achieve optimal results. Dr. Kim’s philosophy is to provide his patients with the highest quality of care with a gentle touch. He is a member of American Dental Association®, Academy of General Dentistry and American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Kim currently lives in The Woodlands with his wife and is expecting a baby this November. He enjoys spending his spare time with his family, doing outdoor activities, reading, and, of course, enjoying all the awesome amenities that The Woodlands has to offer!
Christian Escobar, DDS
Dr. Escobar is a Houston native. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology. He then attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and focused on learning the latest advances and standards in dentistry. Combining his talents in art, eye for detail and passion for caring for others, Dr. Escobar strives to improve his craft and provide the highest quality care while giving his patients a comfortable dental experience.
Meet Our Team
At Serenity Dental, we are a close-knit team that consistently goes above and beyond when it comes to meeting and even exceeding patient expectations! Our dental professionals are focused on our patients and making sure that they have a comfortable and enjoyable appointment. Our team members also speak Spanish, Mandarin and Korean and it is not uncommon for our patients to ask for their favorite dentist, hygienist or assistant! You can meet our team below, or you can call 832-521-8448 and meet them in person during your dental appointment in Magnolia, Texas.
Donna “Kat” Gorder – Financial Coordinator
Donna has been with Dr. Chung since 2015. She is the “go-to girl” when it comes to questions regarding financials and insurance benefits. She was in the medical industry for a total of 11 years, and moving into dentistry was a big change, but she loves it! She loves meeting new patients, introducing them to our wonderful office staff and helping them get started with their journey to a beautiful new smile. Donna counts her children, Jessi and Jaxon, as her greatest blessings. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her “Jessi Girl” in her element: tumbling and dancing! With her little guy, Jax, she loves fishing Lake Conroe and kayaking. She is originally from South Louisiana (“Laissez les bons temps rouler!!!!”), and she loves her Cajun culture, cooking, listening to good music and spending time with friends.
Ashlee Moquin – Insurance Coordinator
Ashlee joined Serenity Dental in 2013 as the Insurance Coordinator. She handles hygiene and doctor scheduling, insurance issues and much more. Ashlee feels blessed to work with such an intelligent and caring group of individuals. At the end of the work day, she looks forward to spending time at home with her beautiful daughter, awesome husband and their two dogs.
Courtney Tande – Patient Coordinator
Courtney enjoys her work as the Serenity Dental Patient Coordinator. She loves meeting new people and building relationships with our patients. Seeing their transformations – both physical and mental – as they gain self-confidence is the most rewarding part of the job for her. Courtney feels incredibly lucky to work with such a great team. When she’s not at work, Courtney’s two daughters keep her very busy. She also loves spending time with her amazing husband, shopping, getting her nails done and having lunch with friends.
Josie Salazer – Patient Coordinator
Josie was raised in Magnolia and always knew she wanted to work in the dental field. Ever since she started at Serenity Dental, she has been enjoying learning something new every day. Josie loves to spend time and make cherished memories with her husband, the rest of her family and her beloved Rottweiler Samantha.
Sara Buckler, BSDH, RDH, LAP – Dental Hygienist
Sara moved from Oregon in 2011 after earning her bachelor’s degree in dental health science from Pacific University. Sara joined Serenity Dental as a dental hygienist in 2013. With her gentle touch and compassionate attitude, she enjoys educating patients and ensuring every person is made to feel informed and comfortable. In addition, Sara is certified in laser dentistry and local anesthesia. Outside of the office, she enjoys exercising, reading, traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her two cats as well as friends and family.
Ana Padron, CDA/RDA – Lead Orthodontic Assistant
Ana was born and raised in Magnolia, Texas. She’s had the pleasure of working for Serenity Dental since 2012. She loves getting to know each and every patient that comes to our office because every day brings something new and interesting to keep her on her toes. For Ana, the best moment is removing a patient’s braces and getting to be the first one to see those amazing, perfect new smiles. Outside of work Ana likes to spend time with her family and friends. She also enjoys road trips down the country roads of Texas finding new places to explore!
Cindy DuPaul, RDA – Dental Assistant
Cindy is a native Texan and has lived locally since she was a little girl. She joined the Serenity Dental team in 2014, and she feels right at home with our awesome staff. Cindy loves getting to know each one of her patients and helping them acquire optimal oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, going to the beach and spending time with her wonderful family.
Anabel Lopez, RDA
Check back soon to learn more about Anabel!
Igda Negron – Patient Coordinator
Igda was born and raised in Long Island, NY. She moved to New Jersey, where she worked in the casino business for over 18 years and really enjoyed it. Recently, she moved to Texas and has been in the dental field since August 2016 working at our front desk and enjoying every minute of it. As a newer member of the Serenity Dental team, she is excited to learn and expand her knowledge of the dental field.
Michele Cheng, RN – Office Manager
Michele is one of the two office managers at Serenity Dental. She is also a registered nurse in the state of Texas. She is the girl who loves to eat and loves to take pictures of what she eats. Michele is originally from the East Coast and moved to Texas in 2007 (right in time for Hurricane Ike). If you ever need any advice about the best Asian food in Houston, don’t hesitate to ask Michele!
Jonathan Nguyen, RDA – Dental Assistant
Jonathan has been with Serenity Dental since early 2016. He is currently attending the University of Houston as a full-time student working towards his Bachelor of Science in biology. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, participating in sports and playing various video games. While in the office, Jonathan prides himself in providing quality education on dental hygiene and gentle support for each and every patient.