MEET OUR TEAM

The dental practice team at Dental Wellness Centers is proud to provide you with expert consultation and treatment.

Dr. Dean Harmison, DDS

Shirley Harmison BS, Master in Environmental Science

Dr. Dean and Shirley Harmison practice biological mercury free safe dentistry. Their goal is to treat patients in the most healthy, caring, holistic way possible and to share information about dental wellness so they can make educated decisions about their oral health. We recognize that the teeth and associated structures are part of the whole body-mind-body-spirit!

 

Shirley and Dean  Harmison have been teaching stress mangement for over 35 years and have studied extensively in India, Canada and the US with several renown teachers.

 

Modern technology, regular continuing education and an eye on current developments in biological and eco dentistry research: we do everything to ensure your oral health will have expert and safe treatment. Our relaxed atmosphere and friendly service go hand in hand - naturally.

Dr. Sam Duran, DDS

Dr. Duran is our latest addition to our integrative, holistic team- he brings 22 years of experience and Zirconia Implants as well.

 

Dr. Samuel Duran was born in McAllen, TX and is the father of 6 children - 3 boys and 3 girls. He graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American and was then accepted to Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry on an academic scholarship. Dr. Duran is an artist, and before becoming a dentist he was a custom jeweler.

 

After receiving his degree in 1994, Dr. Duran has gone on to many different aspects of dentistry, but most of all loves cosmetic dentistry and how people walk out feeling confident with a beautiful smile. He is witty, creative, artistic and funny, and is able to think outside the box. Dr. Duran has developed several alternative modalities of treatment and prevention of dental disease. He is here to help you get the smile of your dreams and can't wait to meet you!

Dr. Radip Uprety, DDS

My name is Radip Uprety. I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2013.

 
 As a dentist, I believe it is my responsibility to provide the best oral care to my patients, and to help them smile. It is also important to me to work closely with my team to provide compassionate care to decrease the negative depiction of dentistry in the general population. 
 
I enjoy reading books, paddle boarding, hiking and taking road trips. I am also passionate about learning and training in performance psychology- to train my mind to perform at its peak even in difficult circumstances. I have been married for the past three years, and my wife is undergoing training as a Radiologist at the University Hospital here in San Antonio. We enjoy travelling to different national parks around the country, and Arches National Park in Moab, Utah is one of our favorites.
 
My family has a foundation that helps children get education in Nepal.

Dr. Martha Young, DDS

Dr. Young attended Marquette University School of Dentistry after graduating with a Pre-Med degree at the University of Nevada: Reno.  She excelled and flourished at Marquette with her passion for Dentistry and caring for her patients. She received an award as one of the top five students in her class showing dental distinction in all areas.   She was also one of 10 inducted into the Honorary Dental Society for outstanding students called Omicron Kappa Upsilon.