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Meet Our Doctors in Frisco, TX

Dr. Anisha Sebastian

Hi, I’m Dr. Anisha! Having been born and bred in the heart of Los Angeles, I am so excited to make the great state of Texas my new home! I feel so grateful to be able to wake up every day to practice this incredible profession of bringing confidence and happiness to people through their smiles.

I’m grateful to wake up every day and bring joy to the world through orthodontics

My dental journey started at the University of Southern California for my undergraduate education. I continued on to UC San Francisco where I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and ultimately ended up back in the Trojan family at USC, where I completed my final residency in Orthodontics. I am truly honored to be a part of the Thrive team and can’t wait to help make your dream smile a reality!

MY PASSIONS

One of my greatest passions in life is dancing (currently in a Salsa and Viennese Waltz mood these days!). I discovered my love for dance when I started dancing in college. It’s also how I met my soon-to-be-husband! My other greatest love is traveling. My secret personal goal in life is to visit at least one new country every year for the rest of my life (I’m on a 5-year streak so far – let’s see how I do!).

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY

What makes me happy is savoring the simple joys in life, such as relaxing with a steaming cup of Ceylon tea and a warm biscuit in the afternoons.

Dr. David Anifowose

Hi, I’m Dr. David Anifowose (Dr. David) from Houston, Texas and I am so excited to be part of Thrive Dental and Orthodontics!

Music lover, passionate servant leader

I completed my undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in College Station. I went to A&M not just for education but also to watch the greatest team in the world, the Aggies, play football.

After college, I completed my dental education at the University of Houston. As you can tell, I love Texas and have never strayed very far from this great state.

For me, dentistry is an art that requires the full, undivided attention of a dentist to achieve proper esthetics, form, and function for the patient. I can’t tell you how great it feels when a patient tells me they can chew properly or that they are now excited to smile, whereas before, they would avoid it at all costs.

MY PASSIONS

I knew early on that I wanted to be in dentistry, as I could see the relationship between oral health and systemic health. I became very passionate about serving the community in Houston and volunteered with many organizations. I put together several health fairs where thousands of underprivileged community members were able to get the comprehensive oral care they needed.

I’m a huge believer in the CANI (constant and never-ending improvement) philosophy, which is why I take so many extra continuing education courses. This allows me to grow as a dentist and deliver exceptional care for my patients at Thrive.

Outside of dentistry, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, playing basketball, and staying active. I need to stay physically strong to have a long career at Thrive.

FUN FACTS

I also play the saxophone and guitar and recently started playing piano, so if you hear some noises in the office, I may be trying to hone my skills!

Dr. Estefany Montelongo

 ¡Hola! I am Dr. Estefany and very excited to be a part of the Thrive Dental & Orthodontics family. I was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but moved to Texas when I was three years old.

I attended Texas Woman’s University and graduated from their Honors College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry minor

Immediately after, I began my dental journey at Texas A&M College of Dentistry where I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I’m the first college graduate and doctor in my family, which makes me feel even more proud of my achievements. 

As a dentist, I’m passionate about caring for my patients and educating them on the importance of oral health. I believe that prevention is key, and I’ll work with my patients to develop a personalized plan that meets their unique needs. I want to make sure that every patient leaves my office feeling happy, informed, and confident about their dental health. 

MY PASSIONS 

I am a major fan of live concerts; I love nothing more than feeling the energy of the crowd and getting lost in the music! I also love hosting at our lovely home in Rowlett where my husband and I also share a passion for cooking and creating new dishes. Lastly, I will always say yes to a night out with close friends to try new activities or restaurants.

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY

Writing in my Five-Minute Journal each day. I am forced to write down what I can do to

Dr. Shen

Dr. Shenouda Abdelshahed obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Cairo University in Egypt in 2012. He moved to the USA and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2021. 

Dr. Shen is fully committed to his patients’ smiles, and that means keeping his mind and skills sharp! It is his firm belief that to be the best in the dental industry, you must take a lifelong approach to learning and education.

He believes that he can make a difference in patients’ lives by offering the patient an opportunity to be active in their treatment decision process, educating them as to how they can maintain a healthy smile for life, and help patients have not only a healthy mouth but a healthy body.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Shen enjoys spending time with his wife Tina; in their free time, they love traveling and hiking. make each day great, something specific I am grateful for, a daily affirmation, and three amazing things that happened! It really helps set the tone for the rest of my day, and promotes positive thinking.

Dr. Abeha Usman

Hi I’m Dr. Usman! I am so excited to be a part of the Thrive Dental & Orthodontics family. I grew up in Illinois, attending the University of Illinois at Springfield for undergrad and Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. Something most people don’t know about me is that I love spicy fried chicken and that I’m a big Swiftie.

As a dentist, my goal is to always provide thorough and thoughtful care. I love helping my patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health with long-lasting and healthy smiles that last for years to come!

MY PASSIONS

I am grateful to be immersed in the world of health and wellness. I am a big long-distance runner, and my favorite workout class is Corepower. I also just love being outside! For the past 10 years or so, my family has taken an annual ski trip, and I can’t imagine a winter without it. I also love reading nonfiction and fiction books, listening to wellness podcasts, and just constantly looking for ways to grow and learn.

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY

My family, my best friends, and the beautiful privilege of being a dentist.

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