Mondays & Wednesdays 8:10 am-4:40 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:10 am-5:10 pm

Friday 8:10 am-4:00 pm

Welcome to Our Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics Office

Welcome to our office, the leading pediatric dental practice in Spring, Texas.  We specialize in the care of infants, children, and patients with special healthcare needs.  Excellent oral health is an important part to your child’s development and we are here to help you in any way we can.


Dr. Matthews, Dr. Dai and their team are committed to making each of your child’s visits a fun, comfortable, and enjoyable adventure! We know the importance of establishing good oral habits early and we give our patients the knowledge they need to maintain a healthy smile for a lifetime.


We strive for open communication with patients and their parents and always partner with parents to make the best decision for your child together.  We form long lasting relationships with our families and look forward to many years
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Matthews & Dai Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is the leading dental practice for infants, young children, and teens in Spring, TX. Our dentists are trained to treat patients with special healthcare needs in a comfortable and safe environment. At our dental practice, we place a great emphasis on preventative dental care, giving you the tools and knowledge you need to help your child develop healthy habits. Exceptional oral health is a major stepping stone in your child’s development, and our team is here to help in any way that we can.




















Our Dental Office


Our dental office sets the stage for a fun, comfortable, and enjoyable adventure. As you step into our office, you’ll notice our fun, ship-themed decor with animals, toys, children’s books, and more. We foster an environment that is safe and relaxed so your children can feel at ease about their dental appointment. They’ll even be excited to return for follow-up visits!


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Your Child’s Dental Visit


At our dental practice, we believe that maintaining your child’s oral health is a collaborative effort. We guide you and your child through every step of treatment in a way that everyone can understand. We also take the time to answer your questions and address your concerns along the way.


Our Services


We offer a wide selection pediatric dental services with a focus on preventative care and orthodontics. Our patients can receive treatments ranging from dental cleanings and exams to teeth alignment with braces. Maintaining healthy smiles is our specialty!


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If you would like to schedule a dentist appointment for your child or teenager, give us a call today and speak to our friendly staff!


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Regular Hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays  8:10 am-4:40 pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays  8:10 am-5:10 pm

Fridays  8:10 am-4:00 pm


Summer Hours:

Monday thru Thursday  8:10 am-4:40 pm

Fridays  8:10 am-12:40 pm

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First Visit

Your child’s first visit to the dentist is one that really sets the stage for a lifetime of exceptional oral health, which is why we want to make the best first impression.


Dr. Matthews and Dai along with our friendly front office staff will greet you for your first visit and we will take the time to get to know you and your child. We have a welcoming, ship-themed office with toys and Netflix in our waiting room to keep you entertained while waiting for your appointment.


We want your children to believe that going to the dentist can be a fun and exciting adventure, and make them comfortable enough to return for regular exams and cleanings.


What Can You Expect During Your First Visit?


During your child’s first visit, we will go over their health history and discuss proper oral health maintenance techniques for at-home care. We will also perform a short dental exam that will introduce your child to professional dental care without making them feel too overwhelmed. The goal of the first dental visit is familiarizing them with the office and the dental team so they can feel comfortable returning for regular appointments. The first visit is also a great time for parents to ask questions about their child’s oral health and how to build healthy habits at home.


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If you are looking for an experienced pediatric dentist in Spring, TX, give our office a call today to schedule your first appointment.



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Why Should Your Child See a Pediatric Dentist?


At our dental practice, we specialize in pediatric dentistry with dentists that specialize in treating infants, children, and adolescents. We provide kind, compassionate care to our young patients with an emphasis on educating them on proper oral hygiene techniques that they can carry with them into adult. We strive to do everything we can to ensure that they are prepared to maintain exceptional dental health for a lifetime.



















Preventative Dental Care


To ensure that your child enjoys long-lasting oral health, we focus on preventative care. By administering a preventative dental plan early, we can greatly minimize future dental issues. Some of our pediatric dentistry services include:


•Checkups and Exams

• General Cleaning and X-Rays

•Dental Sealants

• Early Orthodontic Care

•Fluoride Treatments


When Can Your Child See a Pediatric Dentist?


It’s never too early to bring your child in for a dental visit.

Dr. Matthews and Dai can treat patients as soon as their first tooth emerges. Not only can early visits allow us to continuously monitor their oral health, but it allows your children to get used to regular dental visits and get familiar with our staff. We hope to form long-lasting relationships with our young patients and their parents, and in turn help them maintain their oral health.


Contact Us for Pediatric Dental Care


Our team is trained to treat young patients with special healthcare needs. If you are looking for a pediatric dentist, please call our office to schedule your child’s first appointment.









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Comprehensive Orthodontic Care for Your Children


Early orthodontic treatment is essential for the development of a beautiful, straight, and healthy smile. If your child receives orthodontic care early, it creates a smoother transition into adulthood when permanent secondary teeth grow in, and decreases the need for braces when they’re adults. Early care will prevent your child from developing eating or speech problems later on that are associated with misaligned teeth.


What Are the Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment?


Early orthodontic treatment will help maintain your child’s ability to eat and speak properly and ensure that there is enough space for your child’s secondary teeth to grow out. If your child has alignment issues such as an underbite, overbite, severe crowding, or crossbite, some solutions may involve:


•Spacers: These are appliances used to create space between molars before applying braces.

• Expanders: These are metal appliances that widen the palate and help with proper upper jaw development. They also help make enough space for primary teeth to grow in properly.

• Braces: These use metal brackets and wires to guide teeth into the correct position.

•Extractions: May be required to remove teeth that are causing overcrowding.


Contact Us to Learn More About Orthodontic Treatment


With early orthodontic intervention, this will ensure that your child grows up with a healthy set of straight and attractive teeth. To learn more about the available orthodontic treatment options available at our office, give us a call today to schedule a consultation. We strive to give our young patients beautiful, bright smiles that they can enjoy into adulthood.



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Meet Dr. Dai

Dr. Minyue Rachel Dai is a board-certified pediatric dentist in Spring, TX. Graduating on the Dean’s honor list with several scholarships, Dr. Dai received her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada, with a Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in the honors program of biochemistry and molecular biology. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from McGill University, Canada, with the honor of being awarded the Dr. Janet Griffin-Merth Scholarship in Dentistry for her academic and clinical achievements.


Specializing in Pediatric Dentistry and Continuing Education


After graduation, Dr. Dai decided to make the move to Boston, MA where she received her certificate of General Practice Residency from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She then received her certificate in pediatric dentistry and a master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from the University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Dai is an accomplished professional in pediatric dentistry and has been involved in several research projects, publishing and presenting several articles and posters in peer-reviewed journals and professional conferences.


Dr. Dai is a member of professional organizations including:


• American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

• American Dental Association

• Texas Dental Association

• Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

• Greater Houston Dental Association


Getting to Know Dr. Dai


Dr. Dai is married to Dr. Daniel Ho, who is a periodontist that specializes in gum disease and dental implants. Together, they have two children Mirabel & Calem. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, hiking, reading, painting, and cooking.


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Dai, contact our office today.

Meet Dr. Matthews

Dr. Richard Matthews received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Texas, where he also completed a Pediatric Dental Specialist Program. He then continued his education at Louisiana State University where he completed a post-doctoral pediatric program in orthodontics.


Professional Organizations


Dr. Matthews is an esteemed member of many pediatric dental and orthodontic communities and is a leading provider for pediatric orthodontic care. Some of the professional organizations he is a member of include:


• Houston Society of Pediatric Dentistry

• Southeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry

• Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry

• Texas Society of Pediatric Dentistry

• American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

• American Dental Association

• Gnathos Study Club


Getting to Know Dr. Matthews


Dr. Matthews loves giving back to his community and is involved with many volunteer groups including Texas Smile and the San Juan Dental Clinic. In his spare time, you’ll find him at the golf course, a Houston sporting event, or spending time with his grandchildren.


To schedule an appointment for pediatric orthodontic care, contact our office today.

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