Dr. Al Burns
Dr. Al Burns received his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in June 2009. He then became Board Certified in 2010. His education included advanced studies and specialized training in dentistry for children, adolescents, special needs, and medically compromised patients. His training also focused on sedation, anesthesia dentistry, and interceptive orthodontics. He received his Master’s of Science Degree from Ohio State University.
Dr. Burns graduated from the University of Nebraska Dental School in 2007, and he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in 2003. He directs all dental services at Alligator Dental, including providing prophylaxis and dental care treatment.
Dr. Burns loves children and has seven of his own with Lisa, his wife of seventeen years. In addition to his family and pediatric dentistry, other passions include football, fishing, and fireworks.
Dr. Anas Hakimeh
Dr. Anas Hakimeh received his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2017. He was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. As an older teen he moved to Hamburg, Germany to study and attended dental school at the Charite, University of Berlin, graduating in 2009. Shortly after graduation Dr. Anas returned to Syria to practice as a General Dentist. In 2014, he was accepted into the pediatric dentistry program at Rutgers University and relocated to the United States to complete his training.
Dr. Anas enjoys traveling and reading about different cultures. Food is his passion and he likes to cook, especially Mediterranean food. He loves the sun, tennis, water activities and his wife, Caroline.
Dr. Anas is driven by his passion to help children of all ages have a healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Alex Piedra
Dr. Piedra completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University where he earned his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. He was on academic scholarship during his time there. Dr. Piedra speaks fluent Spanish and served as a missionary for his church in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Dr. Piedra later earned his dental degree at the prestigious University of Utah School of Dentistry in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served in multiple capacities while in dental school and was able to pilot an app focused on mental health to help children and adolescents.
Dr. Alex Piedra values continuing education and earned his Specialist Certificate in a two-year specialty program in Pediatric Dentistry from New York University Langone Health and Hospital in June 2020.
Dr. Piedra is committed to staying at the top of his field and working to help children. While not serving the community and perfecting his craft, Dr. Piedra enjoys spending time with his family. He may not have been born in Texas but he got here as fast as he could.