Our Team

“My kids and I absolutely enjoy the welcoming smiles of all the staff. Bright atmosphere. The office is super clean. Dentist and Orthodontist in same office. My kids ask all year when their next visit is.”
– Yvonne J.

Dentists for Kids

“Loved our first visit!! Staff and Dr. Gurr were amazing!! It was so much fun!!” – Monica L.

Peter Gurr, DDSPeter Gurr, DDS

Dr. Peter Gurr earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish translation from Brigham Young University, and completed dental school at Buffalo State University, graduating cum laude with his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2008. While attending dental school, he received an award for student leadership. He has practiced in San Antonio, TX since 2009.

Dr. Gurr continues to advance his education and training as a dentist as often as possible, seeking to learn daily as he practices. He has completed advanced training in many areas, including special needs dentistry and laser dentistry. He completed his pediatric residency in Arizona and became a board-certified pediatric dentistry though the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). As a dentist, his goal is to change lives by starting children on the best path for health and wellness. His patients often get nutrition tips from him in addition to flossing reminders!

When he isn’t having fun at work, Dr. Gurr can be found helping his wife take care of their four sons. He has spent a lot of time serving in Boy Scout troops with his sons; they enjoy camping and all things outdoors. Dr. Gurr also enjoys playing most sports (especially basketball), and building and fixing things. He loves dark chocolate and nuts, and totally digs The Piano Guys.

“My experience here was amazing. Dr. Jensen was great with my girls. My 19 month old always cries when I brush her teeth. However with Dr. Jensen not a single tear.” – Katrina L.

Scott Jensen, DDSScott Jensen, DDS

Dr. Scott Jensen has practiced dentistry for over 14 years. He has been right here at The Dentists for Kids in San Antonio, Texas for the last seven of those years. Dr. Jensen’s mission is to provide children with truly ENJOYABLE dental visits, so they can learn to appreciate their teeth now, and thereby instill in them the value of a healthy mouth, and later prosper from a lifetime of excellent oral health.

Outside of work, Dr. Jensen is most likely outdoors hiking, exercising at Orangetheory Fitness, or spending time with his five children. To unwind after a long week, Dr. Jensen looks forward to picking up Marco’s pizza and heading home for a movie night with his family.

Dr. Jensen’s Education and Certifications:

  • Board Certified – American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – 2016 to present
  • Pediatric Dental Residency – NYU Langone/LMC inTucson, AZ – 2013 to 2015
  • Dental School: University of Southern California–Los Angeles -2004 to 2008
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Finance-Brigham Young University – 2000 to 2004

Dr. Jensen’s Professional Associations:

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry–board certified diplomate
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry–member
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry–member
  • American Dental Association–member
  • Texas Dental Association–member

Dr. Jensen’s Favorite Procedures:

  • Laser Frenectomy – from infants up to any age
  • Oral sedation, Nitrous Oxide, and sleep dentistry with a partner anesthesiologist
  • Esthetic white crowns
  • Treating children with special needs – showing the patience their parents have been looking for in a healthcare provider for their child.

“The BEST dentist and orthodontist by far! We drive an hour to get here and it’s always worth it!” – Meredith R.

Dr. Maria KarakousoglouDr. Maria Karakousoglou

Dr. Karakousoglou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. She attended dental school at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, graduating with her dental degree in 2016. After graduating dental school, she worked as a general dentist and gained experience working closely with orthodontists.

She moved to the US in 2018 in pursuit of further training in orthodontics, completing a 3-year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the University of Texas Health San Antonio (UTHSA) School of Dentistry, where she also received her master’s degree in Dental Sciences. As an additional part of her training, she completed a 2-year fellowship in lingual orthodontics while at UTHSA.

After discovering a passion for teaching and research, Dr. Karakousoglou was retained as part-time faculty and clinical instructor at UTHSA Orthodontics Department. She has experience working with patients with complex craniofacial syndromes at San Antonio Children’s Hospital CFA Clinic and is well-versed in orthognathic surgery treatments and complex developmental abnormalities. She is actively involved in orthodontic research, with a focus on the applications of digital technology in orthodontics, clear aligner treatments, and lingual orthodontics.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member of the American Lingual Orthodontic Association (ALOA)
  • Member of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Member of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists (SWSO)
  • Member of the Texas Dental Association (TDA)
  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists. (AAO)

Board Certifications

  • National Board Dental
  • Examinations (NBDE)
  • Western Regional Examining Board (WREB)
  • American Board of Orthodontists – Written (ABO)

Meet Our Team

Our friendly team at The Dentists for Kids is dedicated to helping you achieve excellent oral health in a comfortable, upbeat, and fun environment. When you or your child visit our office, we give you our full attention, providing personalized treatments and making sure that you have all the information you need to make decisions about your dental care. Please call us today at 210-696-2563 if you have any questions about pediatric dentistry, special needs dentistry, or orthodontics in San Antonio, Texas, or to schedule your appointment with our caring dentists. We are excited to meet you!

“Love this place💜 The staff was so amazing front to back” – Rachel M.

Clinical Team

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Dental Hygienist


Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant


Pediatric Dental Assistant
Pediatric Dental Assistant


Pediatric Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist


Pediatric Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist


Orthodontic Assistant
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant


Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Assistant
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant


Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Assistant
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant


Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Assistant

Administrative Team

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Practice Coordinator


Practice Coordinator
Treatment Coordinator


Treatment/Billing Coordinator
Orthodontic Coordinator


Orthodontic Coordinator
Front Desk Coordinator


Front Desk/Billing Coordinator

“I have been taking my daughter here since she was 3 years old. The staff is so friendly and amazing! They take their time with each child and parent, answering all questions and reviewing each procedure in detail. They are awesome at what they do! I highly recommend this group!”
– Amanda T.

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