Dr. Michelle Gaona Messina
I grew up in Sugar Land, Texas and graduated from Clements High School, which is also where I met my husband Michael. We both went on to Texas A&M University in College Station, where I earned my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. During my time at A&M, I also took minors in Music and Women’s Studies and played tennis for the Club team. My husband and I love our alma mater and to this day we bleed maroon!
After college, I returned home to the Houston area to attend dental school at the University of Texas School of Dentistry. During my dental school years I was active in Student Research, and was humbled to receive international recognition for my work in implantology and bone tissue engineering. I am thankful every day for my time at UT Houston, and I am proud to have learned how to be a dentist from the oldest and most prestigious dental school in the great state of Texas.
In my years as a dentist, I have increasingly valued my education and have continued to commit myself to lifelong learning. Though dentistry is my profession, it is also one of my hobbies in that I frequently spend extracurricular time devoted to learning new skills, perfecting existing skills, and staying current on the exciting things that are happening in dentistry as technology advances. In the broad scope of what I do as a general dentist, my greatest passion is pain control and the creation of a relaxing, stress-free environment for my patients. Even those who have had “bad dental experiences” before report feeling safe and comfortable under my care.
You may see me around Fort Bend staying active in my church, volunteering with the Junior League, or playing tennis out in the sunshine! If you do, I hope you’ll stop and say hi or come visit us here at the office. We’d love to see you!