620 W Alabama St. Houston, TX 77006 713-529-4364
Dr. Carrell joined the practice in 2014, first as a part-time associate, then full time in 2016. Dr. Carrell has purchased the practice from Dr. Smith and strives to continue his legacy of dental excellence.
Dr. Carrell's undergraduate degree in biology was obtained from the University of Texas at Austin. His dentistry degree (DDS) was obtained from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, where he was active in groups both on and off campus, having served as President of the local chapter of the American Student Dental Association. As a practicing dentist, Dr. Carrell is an active member of all major dental and patient advocacy group organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry - where he serves on the board of the Houston chapter.
An avid learner, Dr. Carrell is always improving himself and learning new technologies through continuing education. Since joining the team, Dr. Carrell has become certified in administering both Invisalign clear braces and in conscious sedation for patients with dental anxiety. He also understands the importance of giving back and in the value of dental community service, taking opportunity to volunteer with Special Olympics, Texas Missions of Mercy and Give Kids a Smile.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Carrell enjoys spending time with friends, family and pets Dorothy & Roy (poodles), and Oliver (cat). His free time is spent reading, trying new restaurants and travel with his husband, Dr. Faulk.
Dr. Austin Faulk was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, but has lived in the Houston area for many years. He joined Montrose DDS in 2018 and loves getting to work alongside his husband, Dr. Carrell.
Dr. Faulk received his B.S. in Biology and minored in Business Administration at Texas A&M University. Dr. Faulk graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and was involved in many organizations throughout dental school. Dr. Faulk served as President and was a founding member of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry student chapter at UTSD, working to promote oral health for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Faulk has participated in a dental mission trip to Jamaica where he and team of dentists and dental students provided free dental care to over 500 patients. Dr. Faulk is a founding member of the Houston Equality Dental Network - the first network of LGBTQ+ dental professionals in the country - and currently serves at the Vice President. Dr. Faulk volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and enjoys spending time with his Little. He remains active in the Academy of General Dentistry, the Greater Houston Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Faulk enjoys improv comedy, traveling, spending time with friends and family, as well as playing with his two poodles (Dorothy and Roy) and his cat (Oliver).
Jacquelyn graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology. Exercise and wellness has always been a huge passion for her as she spent many years as a swim coach. One of her favorite places to go while growing up in Kemah, Texas was to her childhood dentist.
After attending university Jacquelyn decided to further her education and attend HCC for Dental Hygiene. In 2016 she obtained her Dental Hygiene license and has worked in pediatric, community health and private practices in the Greater Houston area.
When she isn’t helping people achieve their healthiest smile you can catch her around town riding her electric scooter to visit local shops and restaurants in The Heights where she resides.
Since moving from NYC in 2016, Houston has easily become a place for Melissa to call home. Melissa grew up in Colombia, but has also lived in Florida. Throughout her travels, and experiences, she's found that it’s the people and cultures that made these places feel like home.
Her love and passion for dentistry began when she was just eleven years old.
Since then, Melissa has strived and worked hard to become part of this wonderful field. Now as a Registered Dental Hygienist, she aims to work alongside her patients in a collaborative effort to help achieve not only a healthy, confident smile, but sustainable overall health.
From live shows, concerts, and art exhibitions, to visiting fifteen national parks.
you can always expect to find Melissa outdoors during her time away from the office.
Taylar was introduced to the field of dentistry through her father and this kick started her interest after graduating high school. Taylar attended Houston School of Dental Assisting in 2015. Taylar has worked both with adults and in pediatrics. She wanted to learn and grow in both settings to help everyone of all ages with their dental needs. She strives to be a helpful and warm smile you see when you come in to see the dentist (knowing it may not be everyone’s favorite place). Taylar enjoys helping patients feel comfortable and confident in the dental chair as she enjoys working alongside amazing doctors to perform the best care to patients!
When not working, Taylar finds herself spending time with her younger siblings and finding new and exciting places to eat and visit. She moved to Houston over 10 years ago, and still finds there’s so much to explore!! She loves spending time outside and making time for small weekend get togethers with friends!
Shannon joined our team recently and her bio is coming soon!
Carol is pleased to work at Montrose DDS and enjoys being part of a team that puts patients first. She enjoys meeting and interacting with new people.
Born in Pennsylvania, Carol moved to Texas and married a Texan 35 years ago. Carol and her husband reside in Spring.
Carol recently retired from a 30-year career in education. In her free time, she likes to spend time with friends and family, read, and travel to explore new places.
She feels fortunate to work with her son, Dr. Carrell, and her son-in-law, Dr. Faulk. She enjoys being part of a team that gets along and cares for each other like family, and where patients are provided with excellent dentistry in a professional and caring environment.
Cody graduated from Renton Technical College in Washington state with his Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Assisting, along with his Certified Dental Assistant certificate in 2019. Cody is nationally board certified in dental Infection Control, Radiology and Chairside Assisting. Cody’s number one goal is educating patients on the importance of their oral health, and he enjoys teaching them about the role this plays in their overall wellbeing. From a young age he loved getting cleanings, it's like a spa day for your teeth and gums. Dental was always very interesting to him, and he loves that this career feels more like a hobby than work.
Born and raised in Washington state, Cody was ready for something new, so he packed up and moved to Houston in the beginning of September 2022.
Everyone has been so inviting and humble and he already feels right at home, especially with his team members here at Montrose DDS. He is excited about finding what all Houston and Texas has to offer and is ready to explore and go on new adventures.
He is very excited to get know future patients and welcomes everyone with a big smile!
Christine joined our team recently and her bio is coming soon!