Dr. Minyue Rachel Dai
Dr. Richard Matthews

Pediatric Dental Specialists

(281) 376-2405

20423 Kuykendahl Rd, #600
Spring, Texas 77379

Mon & Wed// 8:10 am-4:40 pm
Tue & Thur// 8:10 am-5:10 pm 
Fri// 8:10 am-4:00 pm

Summer Hours: Mon-Thur // 8:10 am-4:40 pm
Fri // 8:10 am-12:40 pm

About

WELCOME

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!

MEET THE DOCTORS

Dr. Minyue Rachel 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 with her husband Dr. Daniel Ho, where she received her certificate of General Practice Residency and her husband studied periodontics & implant dentistry 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. She is a Healthy Start provider to help kids with sleep/airway issues and she has also been an active member of (g)nathos orthodontics study club.  

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. 

In addition, 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. Rachel Dai and her husband Dr. Daniel Ho live in Spring, TX.  Together they have two children Mirabel & Calem.  

They enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to church and participating in different medical/dental mission trips. They love traveling, hiking, reading, acrylic painting, and cooking. 

Dr. Richard 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 THE TEAM

Marketing Coordinator
Emilee

5 years dental experience

My favorite things about dentistry:
I love watching the kids grow, creating bonds and positive experiences for them. It is a great feeling when a patient is scared and walks out loving us and wanting to come back.

Personal Info:
I have a daughter, Lily, she is 6 years old. We love going to the pool in the summer, playing outside and finding different adventures to go on. I also have a passion for make-up, any chance I get when I am not working, I am playing with make-up.

Emilee

Office Coordinator
Rockell

21 years of dental experience

Started with Matthews & Dai in 2014

Favorite thing(s) about Pediatric Dentistry:
“I have always had a passion for dentistry, and with my love for children, Pediatric Dentistry is the best of both worlds.”

Personal Info
“I have been with my wonderful husband, Jeffery, for 20 years.  We have 3 awesome children:  Jeffery is a freshman in college, and Jhaden is a sophomore in high school.  My 3rd grader, Rhyan, is also a dancer and keeps me very active with all her competitions.  I just love being a dance mom.”

Rockell

Orthodontic Assistant​
Amanda

15 years dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
Making orthodontics a positive experience.

Personal Info
I’m married with my wonderful husband, Javier. We have 4 beautiful children. In my free time, I enjoy watching my kids baseball games and orchestra concerts.

Amanda

Orthodontic Assistant
Paula

14 years dental experience

My favorite things about dentistry:
Seeing kids change and become happier when they get a beautiful smile!

Personal Info:
Im married to my husband, John. We have 3 beautiful children, Samantha, Dylan and Preston.

Paula

Hygiene Assistant
Tammy

2 years Dental Experience

My favorite things about dentistry:
I like to see the changes of the patients smiles, before and after. I have a new puppy named Boba.

Personal Info:
Engaged to my best friend and love to watch Netflix on my free time.

Tammy

Office Assistant
Karla

3 years dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
I love working with children and providing a positive experience. I have had the pleasure of learning all parts of the office! So, whether you have an insurance question or a broken bracket I can help!

Personal Info:
When I’m not with my dental family, I love spending time with my family, Steven and the pups. #DogMom we love to travel and go on fun weekend adventures.

Karla

Dental Hygienist
Krista

21 years of dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
It is an amazing feeling when a patient comes in scared, but leaves happy!

Personal Info:
I’ve been with Matthews and Dai since 1998. I have been married to Stan since 2009, and we have an adorable son and a beautiful daughter!

Krista

Hygiene Assistant
Amber

1-year dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
Being silly with the little ones to make them feel more comfortable.
Personal Info:

I started out in the practice as a patient and loved it so much that I came back after finishing school. I have 3 dogs and love animals. On the weekend you can often find me working at a pet hospital down the road from our office. I also enjoy dancing, singing, and doing Zumba.

Amber

Dental Assistant
Sylvia

Less than 1-year dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
Being able to see a child grow whether It’s seeing them get older and taller or just seeing them start from being scared of the dentist to absolutely loving it is one of the most amazing things a person can see. I love my job because just knowing that I took part in heling a child is rewarding.
Personal Info:

I love to play and cuddle with my guinea pigs Penny and Oreo. I like to take road trips whenever possible with my family. There is always laughter and smiles when we are all together.

Sylvia

Operative Assistant
Catherine

Less than 1-year dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
Working with kids means dealing with different personalities you never know what to expect. Whenever I get an upset patient who doesn’t want to her here my goal is to have that patient leave with a smile on their face. I’m determined to make every visit at this office the best visit! Knowing I did my best and seeing a happy patient makes my day!

Personal Info:
I love going shopping and spending time with my family during my free time.

Catherine

Dental Hygienist
Beth

42 years of dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
I love love love working with children. They have such excitement and enthusiasm for life!

Personal Info:
I have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren that are the joys of my life. I enjoy yoga, tennis, and decorating.

Beth

Dental Hygienist
Krystal

18 years of dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
Having the opportunity to help a child overcome his/her fear and create a positive experience is incredibly rewarding.

Personal Info:
In addition to loving my job, I love to cook, travel, work out and yoga. I have twin 2yr old boys and a wonderful husband who light up my life.

Krystal

Office Assistant
Jennie

10 years dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
That I get to help people! I love kids.

Personal Info:
I have 2 boys, Luke who is 14 and Aiden who is 5. My amazing husband, Kregg, and I have been Texans for only 6 years, but it’s the home we always dreamed of with the best people in the world! We love grilling out and hanging out by the pool with the kids in the Texas sun! I’m so grateful to be a part of Matthews and Dai! Its not only the best place to bring your kids but its an AMAZING place to work too!

Jennie

Hygiene Assistant
Brianna

Less than 1-year dental experience

My favorite thing about dentistry:
Working with children and making sure they find the dentist a happy place and now a scary place!

Personal Info:
I’ve always had a passion for working with children, and I’ve recently just had my daughter Kenleigh and we love snuggling and watching Disney movies.

Brianna

OUR OFFICE

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Appointments:

We are available to serve you, answer questions or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

Summer hours:

Monday thru Thursday from 8:10 am – 4:40 pm and

Fridays from 8:40 – 1:10.

Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request 24-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment, and appreciate your cooperation.

Insurance:

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time of service. As a service to our patients, we will bill insurance companies for services. If you have any questions, our courteous staff is always available to answer them.

If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs.

Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Once treatment has started, we will file your orthodontic claim. If your benefits change during the course of treatment, the financially responsible party is accountable for all charges

Financing:

It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. Our office accepts payments by cash, checks, and Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. We also accept financing through CareCredit. If you have any questions about financing or payment, ask us! We will thoroughly explain your choices and work hard to accommodate your needs.

We are always looking for talent. Please email us your CV/Resume if you are interested in working with us as a dental hygienist, a chair-side assistant or a communication/front office team member. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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