Dr. Maureen Poux always knew she would work with children. Her mission is to create a dental atmosphere where children feel safe, loved, and not intimidated in the dental office. Dr. Poux feels that it is important to get to know the children while assessing their specific dental needs. She takes her time to educate patients on proper oral health care. Dr. Poux loves to hear the opinions of her young patients, what scares them, what they know about their dental health, and what their interests are. Her goal is to establish clear communication with parents and create a unique dental experience that leaves families trusting the dentist and eager to return.
Dr. Poux was born in Cincinnati and grew up mostly on the east coast. She completed her undergraduate collegiate studies at Howard University in Washington, DC. She then went on to attend dental school at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia. She later trained at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (now Rutgers University), where she received the distinction as a specialist in pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Poux continuously studies advanced concepts and techniques each year in topics related to pediatric dentistry alongside the nation’s foremost pediatric dentists. Dr. Poux is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society. She is also certified in Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support.
Dr. Poux provides dental care to children residing in an orphanage called Foyer Espoir Pour Les Enfants, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The orphanage is owned and operated by her mother. She completed her first dental mission in Haiti by herself, seeing over 40 children. She loves completing dental work abroad. Dr. Poux believes that all children both in the US and abroad, deserve to be treated by a dentist who cares, who has patience, and makes dentistry fun.
Dr. Poux loves living in the Houston area. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys strength training. She loves running, especially in Memorial Park, and spin cycling. She also dances Brazilian samba with the local dance group, LD Dance company. She enjoys art, gardening, traveling, and photography.