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
of adventure together!

All About Our Office...

  • What should I bring on my

    first visit?

    On your first visit to our office, please bring your insurance card and our First Visit Packet already completed.


    Your insurance determines your deductible.  Any amount not covered by your insurance will

    be due that day.

    Click here for our forms

  • Do you accept dental insurance?

    We accept most insurance plans and as a courtesy, we will submit your insurance claim for you.

    The portion that is not covered by the insurance company is your responsibility and due at the time of service. If payment is not met

    in full at time of services, then a statement will be sent to you and will reflect a service fee.


    It is a benefit to you to know and understand what your insurance benefits are, including deductibles and co-pays. Regrettably, we do

    not dictate insurance policies and can only work with them. We will make every effort to help you understand what your coverages are.

  • What can I expect to pay for

    our visit?

    We would be happy to discuss fees and insurance with parents prior to the first visit in our office.


    Our New Patient Coordinator will discuss this with you, and answer any questions you may have prior to making your first appointment.

  • My child may be nervous.

    Can you help?

    It is quite normal for children to be anxious about their first visit to the dentist. Pediatric dentists have special training in helping anxious children feel secure during treatment. Also, pediatric dental offices are designed to make children feel comfortable. Staff members choose to work in our pediatric dental practice because they enjoy working with children.

  • We have several children and scheduling is important to us.
    Do you run on time, and will you

    see all my children at once?

    Seeing several children in one family at the same time is never a problem for our staff.  We know that our parents have busy schedules, and we do our best to stay on  schedule at all times.

  • Schedule a Visit!

Dr. Matthews and Dr. Dai are pediatric dentists, specializing in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents.


Why Choose a Pediatric Dentist?


A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education.


We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them. Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

All About Pediatric Dentistry...

All About Orthodontics for Children and Teens...

We’re proud of what everyone is saying about Drs. Matthews & Dai!

Your first visit is a walk on the beach!


Getting to know Dr. Matthews and Dr. Dai will be a fun and enjoyable experience for you, your child, and us. We will review your child’s history, and make sure you are comfortable with our procedures and staff.


Here are several questions that you may have before your first visit.


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The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation

by the age of 7.


Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge - a much better chance for natural and normal development. By working with the natural growth instead of against it, we

can prevent problems from becoming worse, and ensure your child a lifetime of healthy smiles!


Studies have shown that people who have straight teeth are more likely to smile more. This leads to a greater self esteem which may lead to a more fulfilling life.

Meet Dr. Matthews

Dr. Richard Matthews attended the University of Texas where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree and completed a Pediatric Dental Specialist program. He then completed a post-doctoral pediatric program in orthodontics

at Louisiana State University.


An esteemed member of the pediatric dental and orthodontic communities, Dr. Matthews is a member of many professional organizations, including the 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 and the Gnathos Study Club.


Dr. Matthews likes to give back to his community by volunteering with Texas Smile and the San Juan

Dental Clinic.


In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, attending Houston sporting events and playing with his grandchildren.

Meet Dr. Dai

Dr. Minyue Rachel Dai is a board certified pediatric dentist. She received her Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) degree in the honors program of biochemistry and molecular biology on Dean’s honor list with several scholarships at University of British Columbia, Canada. She then obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree with Dr. Janet Griffin-Merth Scholarship in Dentistry awarded on the basis of academic & clinical achievement from McGill University, Canada.


Upon graduation, Dr. Dai moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she received her certificate of General Practice Residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.


She completed further specialty training in pediatric dentistry at The University of Texas at Houston with certificate in pediatric dentistry and degree in Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.).  Dr. Dai has also been involved in research projects, published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented posters at professional meetings.


Dr. Dai is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Greater Houston Dental Association.


Dr. Dai is married to her husband Dr. Daniel Ho, who is a periodontist specializing in gum disease and dental implants. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, reading, acrylic painting, and cooking.

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