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Dr. Amanda Echeverria was born and raised in San José, Costa Rica. She comes from a family of dentists, her father specializing in periodontics and her mother providing dental care for disabled children. In 1998, Dr. Echeverria earned her DDS degree from the University of Costa Rica. She moved to Houston, Texas in 2000 to continue her specialized education in periodontics. Three years later, she attained her Master of Science degree in science at the University of Texas in Houston. Dr. Echeverria is fluent in English and Spanish.
Born in Mendoza, Argentina, Dr. Fabian Paluk graduated from the Dental School of Universidad Nacional de Cuyo in 1992. After working with his father, who was an orthodontist in Argentina, he continued on to the English as a Second Language program at the University of California at San Diego in 1997.
Dr. Paluk has invested much effort and many years in his education, and he believes that staying abreast of the latest technology helps him provide the most knowledgeable, skilled, and excellent care he possibly can. Between 1998 and 1999, Dr. Paluk completed his preceptorship in periodontics at UCLA, simultaneously completing a fellowship in the Clinical Research Center from 1998 to 2000. During his time at UCLA, Dr. Paluk also performed a mini-residency in restorative dental implants.
He achieved his Master of Science degree at UT Houston in 2003, specializing in periodontics. He continues to maintain his professional knowledge by attending hundreds of hours of continuing education each year, including numerous hands-on live patient training courses and CE courses specializing in dental implants, periodontology, and all aspects of esthetic dentistry. Dr. Paluk is currently a mentor to hundreds of dentists learning about the latest CEREC one-visit crown system technology at the Scottsdale Center of Dentistry in Arizona, and is a respected member of the elite CERECdoctors Mentor Group.
When they’re not in the office, Dr. Paluk and Dr. Echeverria spend their free time as a family with their daughter, Mia, and their son, Noah. They especially enjoy outdoor activities and dining out.
Drs. Paluk & Echeverria’s Professional Memberships
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Society
- Greater Houston Society of Periodontists
- CEREC Doctors Mentors Group at Scottsdale Center for Dentistry
Dr. Timothy Gutierrez is a native Texan, born and raised in Corpus Christi where the dream to become a doctor began early on in grade school. After graduating from Foy H. Moody High at the top of his class, he headed south to attend college at the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. It was in undergraduate school where he experienced art courses that allowed him to sculpt and create in porcelain and ceramic media. Ultimately Dr. Gutierrez decided that becoming a dentist would be the perfect fit to combine his artistic ability with the aspiration to truly help people in need.
Following a short three years at UT Pan Am, Dr. Gutierrez was accepted early to the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch in Houston, Texas. It was in the halls of the dental school that he met and fell in love with his wife, Ruby. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2005 and he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in May 2007. Today they live in Katy, Texas where they are raising two young men, Matthew and Jonah.
Dr. Gutierrez has also completed the prestigious Preceptorship in Dental Implantology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2012. Shortly after, he earned his Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (FICOI) while taking extensive continuing education in the field of TMJ rehabilitation. Always striving to learn the newest cutting edge dental techniques and procedures, Dr. Gutierrez is currently working toward his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
When not providing optimum dental care, Dr. Gutierrez enjoys spending time with his family doing all the exciting things Houston has to offer, as well as watching his two sons play football and soccer. When back in his hometown, nothing gets better than salt water fishing and baseball games at Whataburger Field watching the Corpus Christi Hooks.