Growing up in Mendoza, Argentina, Dr. Sergio F. Paluk saw the importance of having a straight smile to support your goal of achieving optimal oral health. His father was an orthodontist and after completing his dental education at Dental School of Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in 1992, Dr. Paluk joined his father’s practice. In 1997, Dr. Paluk moved to San Diego to pursue English as a Second Language. Knowing how important it is to have healthy gums to support your beautiful teeth, Dr. Paluk earned his Master of Science degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and has been a practicing periodontist since 2003. He is both a member and a Diplomate of the International Dental Implant Association.
Ensuring your overall health is supported by healthy teeth and gums is Dr. Paluk’s priority. He takes the time to understand your personal needs and challenges and will work with you to overcome any barriers you have to achieving excellent oral health. He is a passionate learner and believes that staying informed about the latest advances in dental care is his duty so he can bring more convenient options to your care. CEREC same-day restorations, dental implants, and Invisalign® with iTero digital impressions are just a few of the options he offers for your healthy and beautiful smile.
Dr. Paluk and his wife Dr. Echeverria have two children. When he is not helping his family of patients find their ideal smiles, Dr. Paluk most enjoys time with his own family. He also likes to stay active outdoors and eat out at Houston’s many wonderful restaurants.
Meet Dr. Echeverria
Dr. Amanda Echeverria always knew she wanted to be in the medical field. Coming from a family of dentists, she knew she could help people achieve a higher state of health through dentistry, so she began her dental education at the University of Costa Rica. After earning her license to practice dentistry in 1998, Dr. Echeverria practiced there for two years before moving to Houston in 2000 to pursue a specialized education in periodontics. She earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Houston in 2003.
Seeing her father change lives as a periodontist and her mother help disabled children achieve good oral health, Dr. Echeverria developed a sense of compassion and commitment to her calling as a dentist. Helping you achieve your best oral health is her priority. Through understanding communication and a dedication to your unique needs, Dr. Echeverria works hard to help you achieve all you desire for a healthy smile. In addition to providing therapies for her patients with gum disease, Dr. Echeverria offers a full range of treatments for your whole family. Whether she is helping your kids learn how healthy habits start young, restoring your smile to its former glory, or enhancing your already-healthy teeth, Dr. Echeverria has options to help you smile with newfound confidence.
Married to her business partner and fellow periodontist, Dr. Paluk, Dr. Echeverria has two children, so she understands how hectic and busy life with children can get. When she has free time, Dr. Echeverria enjoys spending time with her family, dining out, and staying active outdoors.
Drs. Paluk and Echeverria are fluent in English and Spanish and maintain active memberships in the following professional organizations: • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry • American Academy of Periodontology • American Dental Association • Texas Dental Association • Greater Houston Dental Society • Greater Houston Society of Periodontists • CEREC Doctors Mentors Group at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Meet Dr. Mohandes
Dr. Fatemeh Mohandes loves art, science, and the medical field, and knew a career in dentistry would be the best way for her to combine these interests into a fulfilling way to help people get and stay out of pain. After earning her dental degree, Dr. Mohandes spend an additional 4 years in school to earn her Master of Science degree. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from UPenn and has been a practicing dentist since 2011.
Working as a general dentist, Dr. Mohandes uses her advanced education in pediatric dentistry to create a warm and welcoming environment for all of her patients – from the youngest in need of early dental care education to her eldest requiring extensive restorations. Because of her extensive education, Dr. Mohandes has a wealth of options available to tailor your care to your individual needs. Her top priority is that you have a healthy smile free of pain and discomfort, delivered in a way that’s centered around your needs.
Dr. Mohandes grew up in Iran and Australia, and came to Houston in 2013 because her husband’s engineering job brought them here. She has come to love how family-oriented our community is and believes she has found the best place to raise their children Ali and Laya. When she’s not spending time with family or supporting her children’s interests, Dr. Mohandes enjoys exercising, reading, and advancing her dental knowledge with continuing education.
About Our Team
Supporting Drs. Paluk and Echeverria are a team of professionals who are committed to providing and experience you are eager to tell your friends about. With supporting you and your needs as their first priority, our team will work with you to find convenient appointment times, answers to your insurance questions, or help you enroll in our Dental Assistance Savings Plan. As patient-education experts, we will explain your treatment options and give you tips about how to care for your teeth at home. We are here for you – just ask!