"My goal is to provide the best possible orthodontic care in a fun, stress-free environment."
Patients know Dr. Shae Ochoa ("Dr. Shae") for her gentle skill and caring personality with her patients. She has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Oral Biology Award and acknowledged in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society. Dr. Shae is known for supporting a variety of children's health causes, not just dental programs. She has donated her time and leadership to such projects as Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles, Give Kids a Smile Day, Scottish Rite Hospital fundraiser and Children's Hospital Christmas fundraiser. Her passion is working with kids of all ages.
Dr. Shae received her dental degree from Oklahoma University. There, she also completed her AEGD and orthodontic residency, while receiving her master's in science. Now, Dr. Shae is a board certified orthodontist and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. Board certification is a voluntary examination process aimed at demonstrating an orthodontist's pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.
"I love creating beautiful smiles – that's why I became an orthodontist. It's so gratifying to see kids grow up with self-confidence, or see adults gain self-esteem."
~ Dr. Shae
Dr. Shae is an active member of the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Texas Dental Association and the local chapter of the dental association. Believing that learning should never stop, Dr. Shae continually seeks out new techniques for patient comfort and better treatment results, such as low friction brackets and wires made from the technology of NASA's space program. Dr. Shae is an experienced Invisalign provider, which allows adults and older adolescents to straighten their teeth with invisible braces.
Dr. Shae has been married to her college sweetheart, Raul, since 1999. Raul enjoys being a fitness trainer, but most of all they are both enjoying parenthood with their daughters, Katie and Alex. They love spending time with their girls and their two dogs, Sampson and Phoenix. When time allows, Shae and Raul enjoy participating in a variety of outdoor sports.