Dental Care Providers
Dr. Kaushik Shah - General Dentist

Dr. Kaushik Shah - General Dentist

Born and raised in Mumbai, Dr. Shah came to the U.S. to enjoy life in the West. He lived in the Windy City of Chicago for 10 years, reveling in the beauty of the Midwest. He moved with his wife and two daughters to experience the wonderful cowboy state of Texas and to serve the people.

Dr. Shah loves music and traveling and would like to learn fishing and horse riding while living in the Lone Star State.

He's looking forward to working with everyone at Central Care and offering his very best!
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Dr. Tyrone Springs, D.D.S. - General Dentist

Dr. Tyrone Springs, D.D.S. - General Dentist

Dr. Springs is a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received a Bachelor in General Studies and D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan and University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor. He also has an MBA in Health Care Management from the University Of Phoenix.

Dr. Springs strongly believes in keeping abreast of the latest dental techniques through diligent reading of professional journals and publications. He devotes many days each year to continuing dental education courses given both in Texas and out-of-state. He is a consummate professional that stays current on the latest advances in dentistry so that his patients receive the finest of care.  

After relocating to Texas in 2008, Dr. Springs began to focus on Dentistry in the public health arena. Working with people in communities that are underserved gives him a since of helping the less fortunate. He enjoys working with the public and helping others who are in need.  Helping others to improve themselves provides a great sense of accomplishment. One of Dr. Springs’ greatest drives in life is to give back to others. 

In the field of Dentistry, helping someone achieve oral health is just one step in achieving complete health, which leads to a better life. 

Dr. Springs is an avid Jazz follower and believes in good health with a regular exercise regimen. Dr. Springs also likes to travel, watch movies and documentaries. 
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Dr. Shatona L Berard - Interim Dental Director/General Dentist

Dr. Shatona L Berard - Interim Dental Director/General Dentist

Dr. Shatona L Berard is proud to have taken the road less traveled, becoming the first African American female dentist of St. Martinville, La.  From a very early age, Dr. Berard has always had a passion for helping others and knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of health professions.  Her father and grandfather, both self-employed auto mechanics, taught her the importance of both diligence and education, often pushing her to strive for her very best.

One of her greatest achievements is graduating as Suma Cum Laude from her alma mater, Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge.  While attending Southern University, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a concentration in Microbiology.  Dr. Berard is proud to have completed research with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  She then completed a thesis on how the problem of oil spills in the U.S. can be remedied by using several microbial species.  Dr. Berard is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. where she served as an undergraduate vice president.  

After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Berard went on to pursue her degree in Dental Surgery under the Texas A&M system at Baylor College of Dentistry.  While there, she both served under the mentorship and completed research in the Orthodontics department.  Striving to show patients how premature loss of their teeth can not only affect their ability to chew, but their overall health, has given her the mindset of improving patients’ general quality of life.  

Although not a native of Houston, she has forged a path through her mentorship which has continued throughout her career.  She has inspired others to pursue careers in the dental field by past shadowing programs she has initiated at previous clinics and through her talks at careers days at community colleges.  Community outreach is very important to Dr. Berard.  She is a 2015 recipient of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership award given by one of her hometown’s top community leaders.  

Dr. Berard loves practicing all aspects of general dentistry, however her favorite part is giving someone a smile that they will love.  When not spending time with her family, she enjoys zydeco music, crawfish boils, and traveling.  Her main goal is to take her skills that she has acquired in dentistry to different parts of the world!! Come and meet Dr. Shatona L Berard  
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