Meet Our Houstonian Dental Team at West U


Office Manager

Brianne is an Austin transplant and is proud to call Houston her home. With a background in hotel management, she joined the team at Houstonian Dental in 2008 and is devoted to hospitality in the dental office. She graduated from the University of Houston Downtown with a degree in English. In her free time she enjoys cooking, surfing, reading, and road trips to Austin with her husband.


Office Manager

Erika joined Houstonian Dental in January of 2020, along with Dr. Arana and her wonderful patients. She has worked alongside Dr. Arana in overseeing their care for the past seventeen years, both as office manager and as a Registered Dental Assistant. She learned her trade in the US Navy where she served 1987 - 1992. Her experience and knowledge in the Dental Field, as well as her patient-first philosophy, has made her a valuable asset to the Houstonian Dental Team.

Erika resides in Houston with her husband Dan, who she met in the Navy. They just celebrated their 30th anniversary. They have one son, Dante, who is twenty-eight. In her free time she enjoys long walks on the beach, working on her taxidermy collection, and putting on mime shows with her husband Dan.


Treatment Coordinator

With over twenty-nine year's experience in the field of dentistry, Gaston has worked both as a Registered Dental Assistant and Treatment Coordinator, specializing in Prosthodontics and general and cosmetic dentistry. His experience ranges from routine care to dramatic, life-changing cases and has given him an enthusiasm for goal-oriented planning that puts the patient's individual needs first.

When not working his magic to turn the daunting into the achievable, Gaston enjoys bicycling around Houston, practicing his yodeling, and trolling the Flat Earth Society online forums.

Taylor , RDH

Dental Hygienist

Taylor received her Associates in Applied Science with a Major in Dental Hygiene from Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX. She was raised in Katy, Texas and has lived in the Houston area her whole life.

Taylor enjoys educating patients about maintaining proper oral health. Her goal is to provide optimal, gentle dental care, and to treat patients with kindness and respect. This philosophy allows her to focus on the needs of each individual patient and build long-term relationships.

In her free time, Taylor loves being outdoors; rollerblading, running, and spending time with her daughter Capri.

Raul , RDH

Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!

Nicole , RDH

Dental Hygienist

Bio coming soon!