The Houston Children's Dental Center
is a premier AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center
utilizing the latest medical technology
Our Facility
We joyfully serve pediatric patients
as well as special needs patients of all ages
Our Services
We have teamed-up with North Houston Anesthesia to have
a medical anesthesiologist present throughout your treatment
Our doctors and nurses provide the same care and attention for each patient
as they would for their own family members

Houston Children’s Dental Center

Houston Children’s Dental Center is part of the North End Healthcare network.  Each ambulatory center owned by North End Healthcare was built with the purpose of serving pediatric and special needs patients in areas where access to care may be limited. North End Healthcare actively manages each center to ensure that the highest standards in quality are met and exceeded each day for every patient. The implementation and oversight of accepted best practices in every North End Healthcare surgical center fosters an environment of highly individualized, result-oriented treatment, where the patient is always the priority.

Meet Our Senior Team Members

JC Rice – CEO & Administrator

JC Rice is the Chief Executive Officer & Administrator of Houston Children’s Dental Center.  Prior to joining Houston Children’s, JC worked as an accountant with WTAS in Washington, D.C. for eight years. JC holds both a bachelors and master’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT.

In addition to his professional and academic accomplishments, JC volunteers as a young men’s leader in his local church and served a two year church mission in Houston and Southeast Texas.

JC is married and has four kids.

Dr. Justin Shults – Medical Director

Dr. Justin Shults is the Medical Director for Houston Children’s Dental Center.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the U.T. Health Science Center at Houston Medical School.  Dr. Shults is a Board certified anesthesiologist and holds certifications in ACLS, BLS and PALS.  His areas of interest include regional, cardiovascular, and pediatric anesthesia.

A native of Texas, Dr. Shults is married and has three beautiful children.

Josel Woods – Director of Nursing

Josel Woods is the Director of Nursing for Houston Children’s Dental Center. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario as a Registered Nurse.  Josel has over 20 years of pediatric nursing experience, including 14 years at Texas Children’s Hospital where she served in the pediatric intensive care transport team, fondly known as the Kangaroo Crew. Josel is pursuing her master’s of science in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Josel has two beautiful children.

Jeanette Reyes – Office Manager

Jeanette Reyes is the office manager for Houston Children’s Dental Center. Jeanette has worked in the dental industry in various capacities for the past four years and continues to provide excellent customer service to our patients.

Jeanette enjoys spending time with her friends and family, exploring Houston, and baking.

Privileged Providers

General Dentists
Dr. Diaa Zora, DDS
Dr. Samer Tabel, DDS
Dr. Abtin Rahimian, DDS
Dr. Derek Funk, DDS

Pediatric Dentists
Dr. Yunus Langha, BDS, M’ED
Dr. Tatyana Vazemiller, DDS
Dr. John Cho, DDS
Dr. Steven Hogan, DDS

Oral Surgeons
Dr. Beny Remedios, DDS

Dr. Derek Grzanich, DDS

Accreditation & Certifications

Every North End Healthcare surgical center is certified by the Department of Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as licensed by their individual state health services department. In addition, each center is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) to maintain our commitment to best practices and the highest standards of care.


Every North End Healthcare facility is equipped with state of the art nursing, anesthesia, and surgical equipment. Each surgical center is designed to create an environment where patients can receive treatment in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.


North End Healthcare recruits the best talent for it’s surgical center staff. All physicians, nurses, and clinical staff are thoroughly credentialed before hiring to ensure their backgrounds and skill sets align with the standards of excellence that North End Healthcare maintains.