Meet David C. Montz, DDS, Your Dentist in Pearland, TX
Dr. David C. Montz is a general and cosmetic dentist in private practice for over 21 years with offices in Pearland and Friendswood, Texas. Dr. Montz grew up in Friendswood, Texas, and graduated with honors from Friendswood High School in 1987. Upon graduation from Texas A&M University with a BS in Biomedical Science in 1990, he attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston where he graduated with honors earning a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree (D.D.S.) and served a class president for 3 years. He then completed a one year residency program at UT Dental Branch in Houston and received the post graduate Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry.
Dr. Montz is dedicated to providing his patients with the best, most advanced care and customer service that dentistry has to offer. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Crown Council and the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Montz has earned accolades in many peer-voted publications including H Magazine, Houstonia, and Texas Monthly consistently naming him as one of the top dentists in the Greater Houston area. He was selected and served as a dentist evaluator for Clinical Research Associates, a non-profit organization that researches, evaluates and reports on dental materials, devices and concepts. His dental practice was most recently recognized and awarded the Crown Council 2018 National Dental Team of the Year Award. Dr. Montz also serves on the Dentist Peer Review Committee with the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr. Montz currently serves on the Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees, a position he has held for over seven years and earned Master Trustee honors from the Texas Association of School Boards. He has also served as member and Vice Chairman of the City of Friendswood Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for over 10 years. Dr. Montz also is a founding member and serves on the Texas A&M University Biomedical Science Advisory Board, and he serves as a Vice President of the Friendswood Mustang Booster Club.
Dr. Montz volunteered his time for over 20 years with activities that involved his four children, mostly in youth sports, and served continuously as a volunteer coach for soccer, baseball, and basketball. In addition, Dr. Montz served as a board member and President of Friendswood Soccer Club, and he was one of five founding board members of Space City FC soccer club serving as Vice President for many years. Outside of his dental practice and community activities, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, as well as exercising, gardening, and traveling.
Dr. Montz and his wife, Kim, have four adult children: Joshua, Hannah, Samantha, and Zachary.
Meet Michael J. Maher, DDS
Dr. Michael Maher, a dentist in Pearland, TX, grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, where he graduated as valedictorian at Parkview Baptist High School, and magna cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He then attended the Louisiana State University Health Sciences School of Dentistry (LSUSD) in New Orleans, LA, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2011. While at LSUSD Dr. Maher earned numerous honors and scholarships as a top student in his class including the Academy of General Dentistry’s Senior Student Award.
In 2012, he received a postgraduate certificate in general dentistry after completing a one-year residency program at Louisiana State University Health System Surgical Facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During his residency, Dr. Maher studied advanced techniques in all areas of comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry; he also received formal training and certification in all levels of sedation dentistry.
Dr. Maher’s interest in dentistry began in high school, and he enjoys the ability to combine his loves of science and working with his hands. Dr. Maher always strives to provide optimal care with maximum comfort for every one of his patients.
Professional interests include comprehensive care of patients, from improving overall oral health and function to improving smile aesthetics. His desire to be a constant student has driven him to continually pursue advances in new techniques and technology through his time as a resident and continuing education courses.
Dr. Maher is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society. His passion for dentistry has extended into mission trips to Mexico and Haiti, where he has performed dental work in remote areas. In his free time, Dr. Maher enjoys playing tennis and golf, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Meet Dr. Nathalie C. Dunwody, DDS
Dr. Nathalie C. Dunwody was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, graduating from Eastwood High School with honors and in the top ten of her class in 2005. She then graduated summa cum laude and with honors from Texas Tech University in 2009 with a BS degree in Biology. She then moved to Houston and earned her DDS degree from The University of Texas School of Dentistry. During dental school, Dr. Dunwody was a member of the Dean’s List of Excellence, and she served as President of both the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity and the local chapter of Student Professionalism and Ethics Association. She also earned the American College of Dentists Outstanding Student Leader Award, was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and received The Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award. She also fiercely competed with her classmates at every annual Dental Olympics, rain or shine.
In June 2014, she successfully earned a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry by completing a 12-month residency program (coincidentally, this is the same program Dr. Montz completed in 1997). This residency program afforded her extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, implant restorations, dentures, and much more.
Dr. Dunwody first became interested in dentistry at the young age of 9, when she knocked her front tooth out while playing on a set of monkey bars! This event, which seemed dire at the time (and for the next 15 years!), inspired her ambition to become the best dentist she can be, and to strive to treat her patients as wonderfully as she was treated throughout her tough dental journey. Dr. Dunwody knows the importance of staying up-to-date with the ever-evolving field of dentistry, which is why she is very connected and involved. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Dunwody volunteers her time with events such as Give Kids a Smile and Project Saving Smiles, both which are dedicated to providing to children who would otherwise have no exposure to dental care. She has also attended Texas Missions of Mercy events, and plans to serve at many more. Since moving to Pearland, she has become an active member of her new church family, as well as her Crossfit family, where she exercises several (okay, usually only 2–3) times a week.
When she’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Dunwody and her husband, Jared, spend all of their time and energy on their dachshund-mix dog-child, Marty McFly.
Meet Dr. Andréa Varesic, DDS, Periodontist Specialist
Dr. Andrea Varesic, Periodontist Specialist in Pearland was born in Croatia and has spent most of her life in the Houston area. After graduating from Naperville North High School in 1986, she attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. While in college, she was on the Dean’s list and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. She and Dr. Montz became friends during college, when they worked together at a summer job in Friendswood.
Dr. Varesic graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston—Dental Branch (UTHSC) with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1994. While in dental school, Dr. Varesic tutored students in basic and dental sciences. She was honored as a freshman by Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society (OKU) and initiated into the society in her senior year for having maintained her academic top 10% status. The Academy of Operative Dentistry also awarded her their outstanding student award. In 1997, Dr. Varesic completed her three year residency in Periodontics receiving a specialty certificate and a Master’s of Science degree from UTHSC. Her research was in molecular biology in association with MD Anderson Hospital. Currently she is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, and the Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Varesic has worked with Dr. Montz providing specialty periodontal care to his patients since he began his practice in Pearland. Dr. Varesic and her husband, Richard, reside in Clear Lake with their two sons, Cooper and Bodie. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and playing on the beach in Galveston, where they have a beach house.