DDSAfter obtaining his DDS degree from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Dr. Joseph Ilustre practiced as a sedation dentist with a prestigious pediatric dental practice in Houston. Throughout his tenure at the practice, while treating both the pediatric and adult patients, Dr. Ilustre witnessed the need for dental anesthesia and its benefits in promoting comfort and lessening anxiety during a patient’s dental visit. This motivated Dr. Ilustre to pursue advanced training in anesthesiology. In New York, he completed a postdoctoral dental anesthesiology residency program, a unit of the medical anesthesiology residency program administered through the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His education and training experiences were directed and coordinated by the faculty of the Department of Dental Anesthesiology and the medical staff of Jacobi Medical Center. His anesthesiology training consisted of rotations through internal medicine and pediatrics, with special training and emphasis on office-based anesthesia in the gastroenterology and radiology suites. Dr. Ilustre also rotated through the Center for Oral, Facial and Head Pain at Columbia University and spent the majority of his senior year practicing his skills at the Rose F. Kennedy University Center for Developmental Disabilities.
His extensive training provided him with invaluable skills for successful anesthetic management of complex patients such as those with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, ADHD, Autism and other special needs.
Prior to his dental anesthesia residency and general dental practice, Dr. Ilustre graduated with honors with a doctorate degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois in Chicago. He graduated at the top of his class and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society.
Dr. Ilustre returned home to Houston with his wife upon the completion of his Anesthesia residency. He continues to practice dentistry, but his passion is providing anesthesia to promote the most optimal dental experience for all his patients. In his spare time, Dr. Ilustre enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys exploring new restaurants and occasionally playing a few rounds of golf.
DDSDr. Hemann was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009 and her Master’s degree in Biomedical Science from the University of Houston in 2011. Dr. Hemann earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2017. While in dental school, Dr. Hemann was an active member of the American Student Dental Association, the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists, and served as student council secretary for her class. She enjoys treating families and patients of all ages, especially children! Dr. Hemann truly values the opportunity to develop relationships with her patients, and she looks forward to working together with them to create the healthy, beautiful smiles they deserve. When she isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Hemann enjoys cooking, indoor cycling, practicing yoga, and spending time with her husband, their two daughters, and their 5-year old Aussiedoodle.