Everyone at Smiles Smiles by Dr. Chai wants to see you smile today, tomorrow, and many years from now. With this in mind, we are happy to welcome Dr. Chaitra Arakere (“Dr. Chai ”) to her patients who will be taking over the practice as Dr. Burgess begins the process of retiring from dentistry.

Dr. Chai received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) at Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine at Fort Lauderdale, FL. and has been practicing comprehensive cosmetic and family dentistry for over two decades. Her work has been featured in national publications, and she has been honored with multiple accolades and recognitions during her dental career. She was the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Outstanding Performance and Leadership (OPAL) Award and was voted 2014 Dentist Leader of the Year, by her peers. In 2016, she was the official 2016 Ambassador for the Oral Cancer Foundation in recognition of her efforts related to oral cancer awareness and for demonstrating genuine concern for public health in her community. Dr. Chai frequently volunteers her time and talent, too.

Dr. Chai brings her decades of experience to our practice along with a desire to keep improving her knowledge and skills. She is a lifelong student and constantly improves her clinical skills by keeping up with the rapidly evolving dental technologies and techniques. She frequently travels to attend advanced training and continuing education seminars well beyond the minimum required by the state. She has received certificates in advanced training and continuing education seminars, including areas such as: 

  • Dental Implants
  • Digital Smile Design
  • Invisalign
  • Sleep Apnea Treatment
  • And More! 

Get to know Dr.Chai and what she can do for you and your loved ones. Schedule your next dental appointment at our office in The Woodlands, TX. Call 281-367-5900 today! 

Putting Patients First

Dr. Chai was born and raised in India, which is where her interest in medical care and specifically dentistry took root. During a childhood visit to the dentist, she discovered that a better smile could improve someone’s self-confidence. She watched as the dentist calmed a patient who had swollen gums and toothaches while alleviating their problems. This instilled in her both a deep sense of compassion and a desire to become a dentist. She appreciated that dentistry combines the benefits of art and science on behalf of her patients. Along with her compassion, She has a desire to build outstanding relationships with everyone around her. By putting her heart and soul into her interactions with her patients, she ensures that everyone feels appreciated and valued. Dr. Chai strives to build lifelong relationships with her patients by helping them gain the confidence that comes from a healthy and beautiful smile. Patients always come first with Dr. Chai by providing the highest level of care. 

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Dr. Chai comes highly recommended by Dr. Burgess. As someone with long-term ties to the community, he wanted to make sure his patients continue to receive the best dental care possible. After evaluating a number of dentists, Dr. Burgess was convinced that Dr. Chai was the perfect person to take his role. She is highly qualified, is highly skilled in all phases of dentistry, and has a wonderful chairside manner. Dr. Chai is an active member of multiple professional organizations: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Greater Houston Dental Society
  • Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Texas Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Houston Academy of General Dentistry

She is also working toward Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Chai lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her loving, supportive husband, Suda, and their two beautiful teenagers, Surya and Sitara, who keep them busy with their many activities. Dr. Chai is an avid art lover and also enjoys nature and walking around the trails throughout The Woodlands, weight training, healthy cooking, and juicing.

We welcome you to meet Dr. Chai and the rest of our dental professionals at our office in The Woodlands, TX. Contact us online or call 281-367-5900 to request your appointment at Smiles by Dr. Chai. Come see us soon!