Meet Your Local Children's Dentists at Helotes Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Ramirez

Victoria Ramirez, DDS - Pediatric Dentist

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Victoria Ramirez was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. She attended Texas A&M International University where she played volleyball and served as president of the Pre-Dental society. Dr. Ramirez received her dental degree at The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. She practiced for 5 years as a general dentist in a pediatric dental practice. Dr. Ramirez’s passion for children, learning and providing the best care for her patients propelled her to attend a pediatric dental residency.

She completed her pediatric dentistry specialty training at NYU Langone Health in Nashville, TN. She was chief resident and received extensive training pediatric sedation dentistry.

Due to Dr. Ramirez’s own upbringing and her close ties to the community she serves, she has a strong belief in creating a family-friendly, educational environment where parents play an active role in their child’s dental health. Outside of the office, Dr. Ramirez loves to travel, cook international foods, stay active and cheer for the San Antonio Spurs.

Dr. Panchmatia

Vishal Panchmatia, DMD - Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Vishal Panchmatia has lived everywhere in the country, but only considers Texas to be home! Dr. Panchmatia attended Rice University in Houston prior to graduating from the Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 2011.

Upon graduating, he worked for 5 years as a general dentist in Bryan, San Antonio, and Dallas. However, his heart was always set on specializing in treating children, and he completed his pediatric dental residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. After spending two years missing Texas sunsets, bluebonnets, and breakfast tacos, Dr. Panchmatia moved right back to call Texas his home.

Dr. Panchmatia is well-versed in all aspects of pediatric dental care, including the use of inhalation (laughing gas) mild conscious sedation and oral conscious sedation. Dr. Panchmatia is also credentialed at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio to provide extensive rehabilitation services for patients under general medication. Dr. Panchmatia is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association, and is a Board Eligible Pediatric Dentist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Panchmatia is proudly married to his wife of 2 years, Maya. In his spare time, Dr. Panchmatia likes to play tennis, read, and explore the thriving Central Texas food scene!

Dr. Moreno

Flor Moreno, DDS - General Dentist, Limited Practice to Children

Dr. Moreno was born and raised in the beautiful sun city of El Paso, Texas. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2004.

Being the daughter of two elementary school teachers, Dr. Moreno decided to follow her parents' footsteps and taught chemistry at a high school level for several years. Her interest in dentistry grew as she observed her childhood dentist, who became her mentor. She went on and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio in 2011. After graduating, and falling in love with the city, she decided to stay and practice here.

Dr. Moreno loves working with kids, always making their visit a fun one. Her goal is to make your children feel comfortable and for parents to know that they are receiving the highest quality of care. Her passion for education brings her to teach about oral health not only to her patients and their parents on a daily basis, but to local elementary schools.

Dr. Moreno is fluent in English and Spanish. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Moreno loves spending time with her husband and baby girl, visiting family, traveling, photography and of course, watching Spurs games!

Dr. Shah

Poonam Shah, DDS - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Poonam Shah received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Children's Hospital of Michigan. She also graduated from the University of the Pacific Dental School in San Francisco, CA and received her Bachelor's degree from University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. She is a Board Certified Specialist with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Shah was motivated to go into pediatric dentistry due to her own dental experiences as a child. Although Dr. Shah did not grow up in Texas, both her parents are UT Austin graduates (Go Longhorns!) and lived in Texas for 10+ years. Dr. Shah was drawn to Helotes Pediatric Dentistry's commitment to their patients and oral health. Dr. Shah's goal is to create a positive dental experience at Helotes Pediatric Dentistry so children can grow into healthy adults without feelings of fear or worry when visiting a dentist. With patience, communication and by truly caring, she hopes to make each visit an easy one.

During her spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, tennis, exploring Texas, traveling and hiking. Her favorite animals include dogs and llamas!!

Bianca Frederick, DDS

Bianca Frederick, DDS - Orthodontist

Dr. Bianca Frederick received her bachelor’s in biological sciences from The University of Southern Mississippi, Master’s in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College, where she was a National Health Service Corps Scholar. She went on to complete a 2-year General Practice Residency at Bronx Care in New York, where she was a chief resident and involved in organized dentistry. Dr. Frederick practiced in New York for 4 years before going back to residency to specialize in orthodontics, completing her training at Howard University in Washington, DC. In addition, Dr. Frederick served as co-chief resident of her graduating class and received an award for her research.

Dr. Frederick’s love for dentistry came from her personal experience of being a patient and her fascination with her smile after receiving orthodontic treatment. She enjoys the interpersonal relationships with patients and instilling confidence through their smile.

In Dr. Frederick's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, family and friends, exercising and traveling.

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