The entire Midland Dentistry 4 Kids team is passionate about ensuring your child has a great trip to the dentist. Everyone from the doctors to the administrative team works hard to make sure you and your child leave with a great big smile.
Nothing would make our entire team happier than to show you why our patients give us 4.9 stars on Google.
Dr. Steven Chen may have grown up in San Jose, CA, but don't worry, he is a native Texan, having been born in Dallas.
He attended UC Berkeley in California where he received his B.S. degree. He went on to dental school at Midwestern University in Arizona and received his DMD in 2015.
Dr. Chen enjoys being a dentist for kids of all ages, but he especially enjoys babies first visits. This allows him the opportunity to help make a trip to the dentist an enjoyable experience that will hopefully lead to a lifetime of great oral hygiene habits. It also lets him educate the parent and answer any questions mom or dad have.
Being a dentist at a practice that focuses just on kids, Dr. Chen finds it exciting to watch patients grow from toddler into teenagers.
Favorite Restaurant Dr. Chen is a fan of DoorDash and Uber Eats. Only the finest restaurants for him.
Pets He has two cats: Lil' B and Pookie. Ask to see pics!
Dr. Diyora Amanova was born and grew up in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. She moved to the United States as a kid in 2006. She later went on to earned her degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology from Loyola University of Chicago.
Dr. Amanova knew she always wanted to be in healthcare and shadowed many different fields. When she spent time with a dentist, she knew she found her passion. She went on to earn her DMD from the prestigious University of Chicago at Illinois College of Dentistry.
She enjoys working with kids since she is able to improve their oral health while making their smile shine. She is committed to creating a positive experience to ease kids anxieties about going to the dentist.
Fun Fact English is Dr. Amanova's third language! She also speaks Uzbek and Russian fluently and is quickly learning Spanish.
Favorite TV Show Criminal Minds. But she loves pretty much any crime show.
Secret Skill Dr. Amanova has a secret banana bread recipe. It is delicious.
Dr. Amenda Hilaire has been all over the country from the East Coast to the West Coast and ended up here in Midland, TX.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York, then grew up in South Florida in a crowded household with 7 siblings.
She attended the University of Florida where she majored in Sociology with a Minor in French. She then crossed the country earned a Masters in Public Heath with an emphasis in Biostatistics.
After a couple of years she returned to Loma Linda, this time to attend dental school. She graduated with her DDS and with a goal to help kids have better hygiene.
Dr. St. Hilaire is very passionate about ensuring everyone has access to quality dental care. Not only does she embrace providing high quality dental care regardless of family income to the kids of Midland, but she has taken this mission globally. She has volunteered at dental clinics around the country and internationally including trips to Haiti and Ghana.
Favorite Food Dr. St. Hilaire loves anything with potatoes. Thai and Haitian food is her favorite.
Dr. Jessica Covarrubias was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and grew up in California.
She went to La Sierra University for a Bachelors degree in Health Care Management with a minor in Biology. After graduation it didn't take her long to realize she wanted to be in the medical field and went onto Loma Linda University school of Dentistry.
After graduation, she knew she wanted to work with kids. Dr. Covarrubias enjoys that she is able to spend most of her efforts in prevention of dental issues by teaching good oral hygiene habits at an early age.
Though she is not a native Texan, her husband and her feel that have found home in the Lone Star State and are trying to get the rest of her family to join them.
When asked why she likes kids dentistry, Dr. Covarrubias says "Kiddos are just so much fun! I love joking with them and helping them have the best possible experience, especially if I can reverse any previously traumatizing experiences from another office."
Dr. Covarrubias is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.
Favorite Meal She won't turn down a good meal, but she would eat ramen and sushi every day if she could.
Favorite Place Austin, TX. Lots of outdoor activities and more importantly, amazing food!
Hobby Loves traveling all over the world, her hope is to travel Asia next.
Crystal Medina was born in Odessa and grew up right here in Midland. She graduated from Midland High School then attended the Odessa Dental Assistant School.
She has spent her entire career at Midland Dentistry 4 Kids, starting out as a Dental Assistant and through her dedication and talent, has grown into the Back Office Manager. But one thing that has stayed consistent is her passion for helping kids have great, healthy oral hygiene habits.
World Traveler Crystal has been to 5 countries around the globe.
Seeing Double She is a fraternal twin. Crystal is older by 2 minutes.
Super Power She loves learning new languages. When she is done with Portuguese, she is going to learn sign language.
Misty Rios, Community Relations - Community Relations Specialist
Misty Rios is a native of El Paso. She attended UTEP where she earned her BBA in Marketing.
She joined Midland Dentistry 4 Kids in 2018 as a Community Relations Specialist. One of Misty's favorite parts about her position is working with community organizations to help the families they serve access needed preventative dental care and oral health resources for their children. Misty is able to help both children and their parents learn how to make great oral health habits fun.
If you are interested in learning more about how your community organization can partner with Midland Dentistry 4 Kids, please send Misty an email.
Favorite Food No pizza is bad, but pepperoni pizza is the best.
Hobby Misty considers working out to be a fine balance between hobby and addiction.
Favorite Quote You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. (Maybe floss though?)