San Antonio Dental Team
San Antonio Dental Team is a dental practice based 100% on referrals from other pediatric and family dentists. We welcome children and special-needs patients of all ages who are not able to safely receive their dental treatment in a traditional dental office setting. We aim to deliver the highest quality care at the lowest cost, and strengthen the existing relationships between patients and their critically important primary care providers. We work with an exceptional group of healthcare professionals, and welcome each patient with the same care and attention we desire for our own family members.
Dr. Ketan Sukkawala, Pediatric Dentist and Owner of the San Antonio Dental Team
Dr. Sukkawala grew up in Amarillo, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, and attended dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in San Antonio, he practiced general dentistry in Temple, Texas for the next five years. After seeing many children in his practice, he decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry.
He completed his specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, where he provided comprehensive clinical care for well children and those with special needs including emergency care, procedures in the dental office using conscious sedation, and treatment in the operating room and in the office under general anesthesia. Dr. Sukkawala is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Sukkawala is married to Jothi and they have three boys, Rohen, Ravi, and little Rian. His hobbies include playing tennis, traveling, hiking, and hanging out with his family.
Dr. Tyrus Hatcher, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Tyrus N. Hatcher earned his DDS as well as an advanced degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the Baylor College of Dentistry. A Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, Dr. Hatcher is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also holds membership in the Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry and has served as an Assistant Professor in the Army Postgraduate Dental College at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is currently the Program Director of the Army Dental Specialist Program located at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Dr. Hatcher earned the US Army Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator which is recognized as the highest level of professional achievement in the US Army Medical Department. Dr. Hatcher has received a myriad of military professional awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the NATO Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Kosovo Campaign Medal, Airborne Badge, and the Germany Sports Badge Gold.
Dr. Hatcher and his family, enjoy an active lifestyle of swimming, soccer, and spending time outdoors.
Dr. Anton Conklin, General Dentist
Dr. Anton Conklin graduated summa cum laude from Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in General Science with an emphasis in Pre-dental. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr. Conklin then served in the United States Air Force and later worked for a public health clinic in Medford, Oregon. He currently serves in the Air National Guard. Dr. Conklin is a husband and a father to four wonderful children and enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family.
Dr. Scott Jensen, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Jensen received a degree in Business Finance from Brigham Young University and earned his Dental Degree from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. Dr. Jensen then practiced dentistry for five years working with children and sedation. His positive experiences with children prompted him to seek advanced specialty training and he was then accepted into the NYU Lutheran Medical Center pediatric dental residency in Tucson, Arizona. During his residency, Dr. Jensen gained additional experience with community health systems, and the Indian Health Service, and presented his research paper at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry annual convention. He speaks fluent Spanish, which he uses every day to effectively communicate with many patients. Dr. Jensen was raised in Arizona, but married a Texan and is now proud to call Texas home. He has five children and enjoys coaching and attending his kids’ sporting events.
Dr. Peter Gurr, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Gurr grew up in Utah and Southern California, and spent two years as a missionary in Mexico City where he learned Spanish. He continued studying Spanish at Brigham Young University before attending dental school in Buffalo, NY, where he served as Class Vice President, received the Delta Dental Student Leadership Award, and discovered his love for treating children and special needs patients. While in dental school, Dr. Gurr and his wife started their family of now three boys. Mrs. Gurr was thrilled to move to Texas for the warmer weather, and has gotten them involved in triathlons and many other outdoor events in San Antonio’s family friendly atmosphere. Dr. Gurr took a two-year break from practicing to receive further training in a pediatric residency in Tucson, AZ. They loved Tucson but were glad to be return to San Antonio to raise their family and cheer on the Spurs! In his free time, Dr. Gurr enjoys playing ball with his boys, visiting Sea World, reading, training with his wife, and volunteering with community programs including the Texas Mission of Mercy.
Ryan P. Hollander, Director of Marketing
Ryan Hollander is the Director of Marketing for the San Antonio Dental Team. A native of both Texas and New York, he holds a BBA in Marketing from Our Lady of the Lake University. Ryan’s expertise includes multimedia marketing and special events. He is an avid golfer and served as captain of his high school and college golf teams. Ryan is also a singer and songwriter and enjoys performing with local bands and spending time with family and friends.
San Antonio Children’s Surgical Center
San Antonio Children’s Surgical (SACS) is an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) specifically tailored to meet the needs of pediatric dental patients. SACS is equipped with state-of-the-art anesthesia and dental equipment, and employs nursing and dental assisting staff specially trained for advanced restorative dentistry. For patients who require dental treatment under sedation, a facility like SACS provides the ideal environment for patient safety and treatment outcomes.
SACS is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation by AAAHC is one demonstration of a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of patient care. For more information visit www.sachildrenssurgical.com.
(SACS is independently owned and operated by North End Healthcare and is not part of the San Antonio Dental Team.)
Tejas Anesthesia, a physician-owned group of medical anesthesiologists, is our partner providing anesthesia services. In addition to San Antonio Children’s Surgical, Tejas practices anesthesia at most of the hospitals and ASCs in San Antonio. For more information visit tejas-anesthesia.com. Each of our patients is accompanied by a Tejas Anesthesia medical anesthesiologist throughout treatment.
(Tejas Anesthesia is independently owned and operated and is not part of the San Antonio Dental Team.)