Maureen Dinah Poux, DMD
Creating a dental atmosphere that children feel safe, loved, and not intimidated in the dental office is Dr. Poux’s mission. Dr. Poux feels that it is important to get to know the children, while assessing their specific dental needs. She takes her time to educate patients on proper oral health care. Dr. Poux loves to her opinion from her young patients, what scares them, what they know about their dental health, and what their interest are. She states, “I talk to the kids making sure that I never stand over them but may kneel or sit down to allow communication at their eye level, and I listen when they speak.” Her goal is for clear communication with parents to create a unique dental experience that leaves families trusting the dentist and eager to return.
Her professional motto is, “Providing an extraordinary dental home for children of all various social, ethnic, and medical backgrounds; and that the children grow up with positive memories and experiences at the dentist.” She had always known that she would work with children. Working with children is a passion.
Dr. Poux was born in Cincinnati, OH and grew up mostly on the east coast. She completed her undergraduate collegiate studies at Howard University in Washington, DC. She then went on to attend dental school at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She later trained at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutger’s University), where she received the distinction as a specialist in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Poux continuously studies advanced concepts and techniques each year in topics related to pediatric dentistry alongside the nation’s foremost pediatric dentists. Dr. Poux is also a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also certified in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society
Dr. Poux also provides dental care to children residing in an orphanage, called Foyer Espoir Pour Les Enfants, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The orphanage is owned and operated by her mother. She completed her first dental mission in Haiti by herself, seeing over 40 children. She loves completing dental work abroad. Dr. Poux believes that all children both in the US and abroad, deserve to be treated by a dentist who cares, who has patience, and makes dentistry fun both here in the US and abroad.
Dr. Poux loves living in the Houston area. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys strength training. She loves running especially in Memorial Park, and spin cycling. She also dances Brazilian samba with a local dance group, LD Dance company. She enjoys art, gardening, travelling, and photography.