What Sets Us Apart
Dr. Natalie Harrison and Dr. Steven Hogan are pediatric dentists who truly believe in the prevention of dental problems and in educating families about healthy teeth for life. In treating patients, their philosophy is based on respecting children yet caring for them using age-appropriate techniques and loving attention. Understanding the uniqueness of each child and identifying each family's individual needs are how Dr. Harrison and Dr. Hogan deliver gentle dentistry and create positive dental experiences at Houston's Pediatric Dental Office. They also have extensive experience in dental emergencies, sedations and the handling of special needs patients.
Dr. Natalie Harrison
Dr. Natalie Harrison is a third generation Houstonian and graduated from the Kinkaid School. She attended Duke University where she earned a BA in Economics and Chemistry. She then earned her doctorate at the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio, which was the #1 ranked dental program in the country. She finished in the top 5% of her class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society. Dr. Harrison completed her pediatric residency at the prestigious Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, also a top ranked program, and during this time she served as Chief Resident. She has extensive experience in dental emergencies, sedations, and the handling of special needs patients.
In 2003, Dr. Harrison joined the esteemed Dr. Thomas Asarch, who practiced in Houston for over 30 years. She was an Associate before becoming the solo practitioner in 2008. She also served as the President of the Houston Pediatric Dental Association in 2009-2010 and is very well respected amongst her peers. Texas Monthly noted Dr. Harrison to be one of "Texas Super Dentists" and H Magazine published her to be amongst "Houston's Top Dentists" in 2011-2017. Natalie enjoys traveling and spending time with her precious daughter, Finley.
Dr. Steven Hogan
Dr. Steven Hogan grew up in Sugar Land, Texas, and met his wife, Mary, in high school in Houston while attending Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007, where he played football for the Longhorns and was part of the 2006 national championship team.
He graduated in the top 5% of his class at the University of Texas Dental School at San Antonio. He was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society.
Dr. Hogan completed a pediatric dentistry residency through the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry, training at Children’s Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. At the program he received extensive training in sedation, special needs and medically compromised patients, and dental trauma.
Dr. Hogan is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He recently served as president of the Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
He enjoys spending family time with his wife Mary, and son, Luke and daughters, Anna and Kate. His hobbies include church activities, dinner with family and friends, barbecuing, reading, and sports.
Dr. Hogan is excited about being in his home town to help provide optimal care for your child in a unique and positive manner.
Dr. Chanica Veranunt (Dr. V)
Dr. Chanica Veranunt was born and raised in Los Angeles. She completed her undergraduate and doctoral training in Southern California. Dr. Veranunt received her dental degree at Loma Linda University and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society, after graduating in the top ten percent of her class.
Upon graduation, Dr. Veranunt completed a two-year specialty training in pediatric dentistry and earned her Master of Science at the University of Texas, where she received extensive training at Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Veranunt’s excitement to help young children stemmed from dental mission trips in Nicaragua, Thailand, and the Navajo nations in Arizona. She’s excited to bring her passion to serve the greater Houston area! Dr. Veranunt enjoys traveling and trying new restaurants! Say hello to Dr V next time you stop by!