About Us

The warm, friendly atmosphere where everyone knows your name is quickly becoming a memory in the dental and medical world today, but Dr. Stephen and his team continue to welcome their patients like family.  In this comfortable and safe haven where patient care is of first importance, it is evident that the staff members enjoy their work.  This is not difficult because, simply stated, they have the nicest patients in town!

New patients notice a difference in Dr. Stephen's practice, probably because they do not try to be like everyone else.  When you first walk through the door, you will immediately sense your significance to their dental home.  The aim is not to be a high-volume practice but one that offers the highest quality of care with a personal touch and absolutely no sales pressure. They recognize that your time is important, so they do not double-book appointments.  Dr. Stephen takes his time, listens carefully to hear what matters most to you, and then he partners with you in making decisions about your care.  You can rest assured that any recommendations will reflect the same treatment he would provide for his own wife, parents, children, or friends.  

Dr. Stephen's service to North Houston for over 30 years, including Tomball, Cypress, Klein, and all along FM1960, has allowed him to develop strong working relationships with some of the top specialists in Texas.  When a referral is needed, he can direct you with confidence to the best of the best in their area, knowing with certainty that your personal and high standard of care will go uninterrupted.  Communication between the doctors is seamless, allowing for effective and efficient collaboration and excellent results.

Dr. Bob Stephen (Dr. Bob)

Dr. Bob, a native Houstonian, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Abilene Christian University in 1982. He attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston where, in 1986, he earned his DDS degree and is currently serving there as an adjunct clinical instructor. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the local dental associations, and is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. In addition to practicing dentistry and teaching at the dental school, Dr. Bob serves as an elder at Bammel Church of Christ, and he has participated in mission work in Honduras and Haiti. An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Bob loves hiking the Grand Canyon with his friends, and he recently backpacked the Inca Trail, culminating at Machu Picchu in Peru. 

Donna Stephen

Born in Texas but raised in Colorado, Donna met Dr. Bob at Abilene Christian University where she earned a degree in communication disorders. After a 24 year career as a teacher and speech/language pathologist, Donna stepped aside from full time education to join the family dental business. In addition to her role as the office manager, she also serves as an educational consultant with The Writing Academy, investing in the upcoming generations of young readers and authors.  Whenever they can find an excuse, Donna and Dr. Bob enjoy spending time with their adult children, family, and friends. 

Maritza Contreras

Maritza was born and raised here in Houston. She loves to be outdoors, enjoys bike riding and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has served as a dental assistant for 5 years and has been with Dr. Bob since August of 2015. Maritza provides excellent care for our patients and also loves working with children. In the future, one of her goals is to be a kindergarten teacher.

Ann-Marie Settelen 

Ann-Marie was born in Florida but grew up in South Carolina, which is where she calls home. She recently moved to Houston with her husband and is enjoying meeting new people and eating some great food. She graduated from Clemson University in 2009 and has spent the past six years working at a pediatric office in Chapin, SC.  She loves spending time with her family, enjoying music and art, and looks forward to meeting and caring for our office’s wonderful patients.