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. Craig Wright, General Dentist
Dr. Craig Wright earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Oregon Health and Science University’s School of Dentistry and his undergraduate degree from Utah State University. He specializes in serving special needs adults and is beloved by his IDD patients and families for his exceptional, personalized care.
Dr. Wright has done extensive research in both physiology and dentistry and was awarded the prestigious OHSU Dean Research Scholarship while completing his DMD. He is a member of the International Association for Dental Research, the American Association for Dental Research and the American Dental Education Association.
Dr. Wright is married with three children, and enjoys spending time with family, running, and volunteering with his Church.
San Antonio Children’s Surgical Center
The San Antonio Dental Team is one of the many teams of doctors that performs surgical procedures at the San Antonio Children’s Surgical Center (SACS). 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.
(The San Antonio Children’s Surgical Center is independently owned and operated by Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers 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.)