Dr. Dhaval Thakkar
Dr. Thakkar received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Chicago, Illinois in 2005. He then moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. During his senior year of dental school, he was honored to serve the veterans at the VA hospital in Togus, Maine. He graduated from dental school in 2009 and had an opportunity to serve the underserved population in the south of Chicago for two years. He finally decided to move to Texas in 2011 because he fell in love with the warm weather and warm-hearted people of Texas.
Dr. Thakkar has been practicing dentistry for over 7 years and is committed to keeping up with the latest advances in modern dentistry. He completes many times the required number of continuing education hours every year. He genuinely believes every patient should be treated as one of his own family members. He is passionate about dentistry and loves helping his patients improve their smiles and quality of life. Dr. Thakkar is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Texas Dental Association. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and son, Yash when he is away from doing dentistry.
Dr. Esha Shah
After practicing as a General Dentist in India for three years, Dr. Esha Shah moved to the USA in 2012. She enrolled at the prestigious University of Michigan School of Dentistry for her DDS and graduated with honors in April 2017. Dr. Shah moved to San Antonio after graduation and had been working with Potranco Smiles since June 2017. She enjoys general dentistry for all age groups from kids to elderly. An insatiable thirst for knowledge drives her, and she is always looking to provide her patients with varied treatment options.
Along with relieving their suffering, having an amicable relationship with patients escalates her work satisfaction. She is good at comforting and reassuring patients with dental anxiety, and her goal is to make every visit a pleasurable experience. She enjoys connecting with patients from diverse social backgrounds. She makes her workplace lively by keeping her team happy and motivated. On her days off she enjoys spending time with her husband and her 18-month-old daughter Reyna. She likes traveling, exploring new restaurants and is a fan of the San Antonio Spurs!
Dr. Peter Pham
Dr. Pham was born in Houston, TX and received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at
the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Pham received his doctorate at the University of Texas Health Science
Center San Antonio Dental School and was a graduate of the UTHSCSA preceptorship in dental implantology.
He graduated from the world-renowned Misch International Implant Institute surgical program and had received over 250
hours of continuing education in dental implants.
Dr. Pham has received his Fellowship from the International Congress of Oral Implantology and is a recipient
of the Emerging Leader Award by the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health.
After graduating from UTHSCSA, Dr. Pham spent three years serving as dental director for four public health clinics in South Texas. While working in public health, Dr. Pham realized he had a heart for public service and gained his expertise in performing dental surgeries.
Dr. Pham is also certified in oral sedation and believes that sedation dentistry is an excellent option for people who have increased anxiety about visiting the dentist.
In his spare time, Dr. Pham is a passionate musician that can play many instruments.
He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and two children and being outdoors in the Texas Hill Country. He is also an avid runner and has participated in the Rock N Roll half and full marathon four years in a row.