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. Cristiana (Kika) Araujo, DDS, MS

Dr. Araujo (or Dr. Kika – it’s easier!) received her dental degree in 2005 from the Catholic University of Minas Gerais, her home state in Brazil, where she grew up, and received her Certificate and Masters degree in Orthodontics from the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University, Missouri.

After working at her family’s orthodontic practice, she joined the faculty at Jacksonville University School of Orthodontics in Florida in 2011, but has been calling Texas home since 2018. She is board-certified and belongs to numerous national and international dental and orthodontic associations.

Dr. Kika loves a good story, a good joke and a good laugh: she has a firm belief that orthodontists should strive to be the beautiful smiles they help create, because otherwise, it is just straightening teeth!

Professional Affiliations & Certifications:

  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • American Board of Orthodontics (ABO)
  • Texas Association of Orthodontists (TAO)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Edward Hartley Angle Society of Orthodontists (EHASO) – affiliate
  • Associação Brasileira de Ortodontia (ABOR) – Brazil

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

Melinda

hygienist
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant

Adryana

Pediatric Dental Assistant
Pediatric Dental Assistant

Austin

Pediatric Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist

Simone

Pediatric Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist

Esteban

Orthodontic Assistant
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant

Denisse

Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Assistant
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant

Heather

Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Assistant
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant

Julia

Orthodontic & Pediatric Dental Assistant
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant

Leandra

Pediatric Dental Assistant

Administrative Team

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Practice Coordinator

Kauti

Practice Coordinator
Treatment Coordinator

Dominique

Treatment/Billing Coordinator
Front Desk Coordinator

Julie

Front Desk/Billing Coordinator
 
Orthopedic & Pediatric Dental Assistant

Jennifer

Orthodontic 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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