Meet our Dental Team
Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.
Dr. Andy Davong – Your Trusted Dentist in Royse City, Fate, Rockwall & Surrounding Communities
Dr. Davong has been a dentist for years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry. His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field.
Dr. Davong graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. He has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to surgical treatments and root canal treatments. His approach to your treatment starts with patiently listening to you. Then, after a complete and thorough examination, he reviews and discusses the diagnosis and treatment options with you.
- ADA (American Dental Association)
- TDA (Texas Dental Association)
- NTDS (North Texas Dental Society)
- Fate Chamber of Commerce
- Royse City Chamber of Commerce
- Rockwall Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Davong is happily married and has 2 children. He has a beautiful baby girl and one adorable baby boy. He also has 1 dog. He enjoys anything outdoors like biking, volleyball, and running half marathons. He is grateful to participate with his church as a leader in the Childrens' ministry and preaching sermons.
Dr. Brianna Starr
Dr. Brianna Starr is from Wylie, Texas and attended the University of North Texas where she majored in Biology and achieved a minor in Chemistry. She studied dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Starr believes that communication is the key in successful dentistry, and in order to successfully treat patients, you must listen to each individual, know the patient, and provide the highest quality of treatment. By treating each individual and meeting their needs, Dr. Starr is able to educate patients on all their options. She then utilizes her experience and skills to achieve successful treatment for her patients. Her main objective is making sure each patient achieves their dental goals and each patient is pleased with their resulting smiles!
Dr. Starr recently moved back to her hometown of Wylie, TX and is expecting her first baby in October 2020! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, pomeranian named Emjay, attending church, concerts, and trying out new vegan recipes!Education/Certifications
- BA, University of North Texas, Summa Cum Laude
- DDS, University of Texas School of Dentistry at HoustonMemberships
-American Dental Association
-Texas Dental Association
-Dallas Dental Society
Dr. Ambereen Ansari
Dr. Ambereen Ansari moved to Plano, TX in 2003 from the Bay Area, CA. She was always interested in pursuing a career in the health professions and had a keep passion of helping others. She attended University of Texas, Dallas, where she decided to pursue careers in dentistry due to her interest in the arts, sciences, and attention to detail quality. She graduated from UTD, cum ladies BA in Biology in 2006. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Baylor College of Dentistry in 2010 where she wasn't only involved in academics, but also research, community service, and other social groups.
She also traveled to Nicaragua and El Paso, TX to perform dentistry for children and less fortunate patients in dire need of dental services.
At Baylor, she was a member of the Asian Dental Society and Student Research Group. She is an active member of the Texas Dental Associaton and Dallas Country Dental Society.
Dr. Ansari is a strong believer of practicing quality and pain-free dentistry. She loves making her patients happy and giving every patient a beautiful smile they deserve. Over the years patients have complimented her with words like"gentle touch", "friendship personality", and "excellent chairside manners".
In her free time she loves spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, and doing outdoor activities. She is happily married and a mother of two beautiful children Ali and Amira.
Dr. Catherine A. Padilla
Dr. Catherine A. Padilla is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in the year 2000 and has been providing quality dental care for patients of all ages in a comforting and caring manner. Helping her patients achieve and maintain optimum oral health is her goal.
Over the years she has enjoyed giving back to her community by organizing and providing free health check-ups at Montessori schools and academies for children as well as attending health fairs and providing dental supplies to organizations in need. She believes in educating her patients as well as the public to the importance of routine dental checkups and proper oral hygiene to reduce pain and suffering down the road. Although Dentistry is one of her many passions, it doesn’t always have to be about teeth!
After successfully starting and building her own dental practice for the past 13 years, she decided to step back from ownership and spend more quality time with family which has now led her here to be a part of Fate Family Dental. Here, Dr. Padilla can continue to do what she loves, which is helping patients achieve a beautiful and healthy smile through dentistry –while she balances her time with who she loves, her family…and, of course, her patients too!
Some of Dr. Padilla’s other favorite things include cooking, gardening, traveling, playing piano and attending church. While all these activities make up a part of who Dr. Padilla is, it is her faith and belief in God that is the true source of her identity, trustworthiness, and sincere attitude.
Zuleyma – Office Manager
Zuleyma has lived in Royse City for most of her life, which is the place she calls home. Her two fluent languages are both Spanish and English.
She enjoys getting to know every single patient and family member that she comes across. Her wide range of dentistry knowledge and skills has been very helpful to all her patients.
On her spare time, she spends quality time with her family watching movies. She is a loving mother to her two adorable children whom are named Abraham and Anaya.
Marissa – Supervisor
My name is Marissa I have lived in Royse city since I was 12, but call this place home. I have been in the dental field for 6 years and love getting to know each and everyone of my patients! I am married to my high school sweet heart and have 2 amazing boys that keep me on my toes at all times. We enjoy riding, being outside and spending time just together.
Lead Assistant - Samantha
My name is Samantha. I have been a certified dental assistant since early 2015 and have been here at Fate Family Dental ever since. My patients are my first priority from their experience in the chair until they walk out the door. With being lead assistant, I personally train every assistant to ensure our patients have a pleasant experience. I love seeing all of your smiling faces! At home, I am a mom to two beautiful girls and live in a world of glitter and everything pink!
I can’t wait to meet you and your families, if you don’t see me, you can hear me singing along with our awesome office tunes!
Questions? Ask the staff or Dr. Davong