We recognize that all of our young patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your child to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.
Mai Luk, DDS
Dr. Mai Luk steps in for Dr Sherwood from time to time. Her smile is contagious and her demeanor is instantly welcoming!
Dr. Luk was born in Vietnam, but grew up in Oklahoma City until her family moved to Austin during her freshman year in high school.
Dr. Luk graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 with a BA in Biology. After starting a family, she went back to school for dentistry.
In 2016, Dr. Luk graduated with honors from UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry, and subsequently was accepted into the Pediatric Residency Program there. She completed her 2-year residency in June of 2018.
Dr. Luk’s training includes extensive experiences in sedation, dental trauma and treating children with special health care needs.
As our Lead Dental Assistant, Blanca has been with Sherwood Pediatric Dentistry since 2001 and says she loves helping children care for their smiles. A native of Honduras, Blanca is married with two children, Vicki and Dani. In her spare time, Blanca enjoys caring for her family, including her four dogs; Mitsy, Cricket, Roxie, and Jello.
Business Manager David handles the accounting/insurance functions as well as the marketing efforts for our practice. David’s ability to help patients understand their insurance coverage and financial options are only part of his contribution to the team. David's background in marketing translates into a continued effort to offer our families the most current technology and services available. David joined the Sherwood team in 2006 and lists Dr. Sherwood's commitment to excellence as his favorite part of working here. David also has a successful real estate business that spans over 24 years. When he isn't working, David enjoys traveling, investing, home improvement, and family time.
There's something about Mary! Whether it's her ready smile or compassionate care of every patient, your day is always better after seeing her! Originally from Central Wisconsin, Mary has called Austin home since moving here in the 1990's. Mary's experience in the dental field spans over 15 years, and she is well-versed in all aspects of dental assisting. In her free time, Mary enjoys spending time with friends and family, and has especially enjoyed attending gymnastics competitions while raising her two beautiful daughters. A lover of travel, gardening, and listening to live music, Mary enjoys staying active and participating in all the fun things that Austin and Central Texas have to offer!
Michelle is our Administrative Manager and Hospital Coordinator. Her goal is to make sure your child receives the right treatment at the right time. Michelle has been in dentistry since 2004, working first as a clinical assistant for three years before moving to the administrative side. Michelle lists the relationships she's built over time with the team, our patients and their parents as her favorite thing about working for Dr. Sherwood. Away from work, Michelle enjoys time in the sunshine, reading, and being a mom to her son Lucian.
Originally from Athens, Georgia, Rebekah is one of our Registered Dental Hygienists. Rebekah attended hygiene school at Lamar Institute in East Texas. Rebekah's favorite Austin activities include stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, and running around Town Lake. In her free time, Rebekah enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her 8-year-old Black Lab Riley.
Andrea is originally from Abilene, TX and has 11 years of experience in the dental field. Andrea has always had a passion for dentistry and plans to continue her education to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. In her free time, Andrea loves being outdoors and spending time with her family.
Lauren is one of our Registered Hygienists. She grew up in the Dallas area before graduation with a BA in Dental Hygiene. Lauren has been practicing for several years, and she loves working with children. In her free time, Lauren enjoys exploring Austin, trying new restaurants, exercising, and spending time with her friends, family, and her white miniature schnauzer, Kimber.
Tayde (or “Ty”) is the Hygiene and Treatment coordinator for our practice. Ty expertly assures that Dr. Sherwood's schedule runs smoothly and that your family’s information is current and complete. Ty came to our practice as a temporary assistant in 2017, and after only a short time, our team unanimously agreed we wanted her here permanently- whatever it would take! Ty is a Certified Dental Assistant- the highest level of certification which is only obtained after the highest levels of education and experience. Ty previously served as a surgical dental assistant at Dell Children’s Medical Center. Outside of work, Ty enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 sons, and she’s very active in her church.