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Our Dentists & Orthodontists

Dr. Dana Tievsky

Dr. Tievsky was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Bethesda, MD and Plano, TX. Dr. Tievsky received a B.A. in Biology and Psychology from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and an M.S. in Clinical Research from New York University College of Dentistry. She received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry in Los Angeles, CA, where she earned Deans List honors. While in dental school, Dr. Tievsky completed selective pediatric and general dentistry extern-ships at the La Maestra clinic in San Diego, CA and the St. Johns Well Child and Family…

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Dr. Rahul Joshi

Dr. Rahul Joshi was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His background in dentistry started very early as both of his parents are also practicing dentists. He studied and received his B.S. in Biological Sciences degree at University of Pacific in Stockton, California. Dr. Joshi continued with University of Pacific in San Francisco to earn his D.D.S. degree. Since graduating, Dr. Joshi has had extensive experience in both the pediatric and surgical aspects of dentistry. Dr. Joshi has also been on mission trips around the world including locations like Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic to provide needed dental services…

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Dr. Rishank Korupolu

Dr. Rishank Korupolu was born in India but moved to the US at the young age of 3. He has lived in various areas around the country; such as, Maryland, New York, Florida, California, and now Texas. Dr. Korupolu received his B.S. in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Florida, which he then graduated from the University of Southern California for his D.D.S. degree. While attending dental school, Dr. Korupolu developed his passion in treating children by volunteering at the mobile dental clinics. He also completed a selective pediatric and general dentistry externship at the La Maestra Community Health Clinic…

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Dr. Faith Rheiner

Dr. Rheiner was born and raised in Marsing, Idaho on a working cattle ranch. She received a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from The College of Idaho. Dr. Rheiner received her D.M.D from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and met her husband who is an Arlington native. Shortly after starting their careers they decided to make Texas their home. Dr. Rheiner loves getting to know her patients and helping them to achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of. In her spare time she enjoys Orange Theory Fitness, playing with her 3 dogs, and spending time with her…

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Dr. Tod Whitfield

Dr. Todd Whitfield grew up in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and always dreamed of becoming a dentist. He pursued his college degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After graduation, he was aggressively recruited by several colleges for dentistry and he selected the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, for its reputation as having one of the finest clinical dentistry programs in the nation. It was there that he completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1989.  Dr. Whitfield’s first post-graduate position was working at the United States Public Health Service from 1989-1991. He was very fortunate that oral surgeon, Dr. Mark Waller instructed him on complicated tooth…

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Dr. David Flores

Dr. David Flores was born in Quito, Ecuador but raised in Mesquite, Texas. Dr. Flores attended the University of North Texas, where he received his Bachelor in Biology and a minor in Chemistry and Spanish. He then continued to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Flores originally wanted to be a chef, but that changed when he learned how much joy he got from helping people reach their confidence and smile back. Dr. Flores loves all aspects of Dentistry but loves the connection he makes from speaking with patients. He also enjoys…

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closed up portrait of Dr. Garrett Rist working at Picasso Dental & Orthodontics

Dr. Garrett Rist

Dr. Rist graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX where he earned his degree in Biology with a minor in Business. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2020 from the University of Texas Schoolof Dentistry and secured his license that same year. Soon after graduating and obtaining his license he became certified to offer Invisalign orthodontic treatment as well as courses to offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) along with conscious sedation. As a dentist, Dr. Rist has working experience in the DFW area for the past two years. His background allows him to feel comfortable seeing…

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Dr. Sital Patel

Texas A&M, Bachelor of Science: Biomedical Science Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry: Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Dr. Dancus

Dr. Dacian Biltiu-Dancus is a graduate of University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Bucharest Romania and New York University College of Dentistry. He completed his residency at Flushing Hospital in Queens, NY treating patients from 28 days old to 102 years old. He is passionate about arts and design, winter sports, swimming and discovering new cultures through volunteering and travel.

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Dr. Ortiz – Orthodontist

Dr. Jan Ortiz graduated from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Dental Medicine in 2005, where he is from.  After finishing his dental degree, Dr. Ortiz obtained his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine focusing in special needs and medically compromised patients. Dr. Jan Ortiz received his specialty training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics combined with a Doctorate in Sciences in Dentistry from Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. During his years doing his specialty training in Boston, Dr. Ortiz worked as a general dentist. During his entire dental training, Dr. Ortiz…

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Dr. Del Mundo – Orthodontist

Dr. Marites Del Mundo (or Dr. D as she is fondly called by her patients) received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of the Philippines in 1993 where she graduated top of her class and received the Most Outstanding Dental Graduate Award given by the International College of Dentists. In 1996, she completed her 2-year orthodontic residency at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis where she earned a Certificate in Orthodontics as well as a Master of Science Degree in Dentistry. During her free time, Dr. Del Mundo enjoys reading books and loves spending time with her…

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Dr. Steven Blackburn – Orthodontist

Dr. Steven Blackburn earned his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas. He then earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry graduating first in his class. After practicing for three years as a general dentist, Dr. Blackburn entered the orthodontic residency program at the University of Detroit Mercy earning both a M.S and a certificate in orthodontics. Dr. Blackburn’s first interest in orthodontics began after being so impressed with the smile transformation achieved by his orthodontist as a teenager. He wants his patients to enjoy their time in treatment and wants them…

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