Meet Gabriela Palacios, DDS, a compassionate and dedicated pediatric dentist at Joyous Smiles. With a heartfelt motto, “As a pediatric dentist and as a mom, I want to make the experience of visiting the pediatric dental office as pleasant as possible,” Dr. Palacios embodies a commitment to creating positive dental experiences for every child.
Dr. Palacios earned her DDS degree from the University of Carabobo in Valencia, Venezuela, and further pursued her passion by completing a specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from The University of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Her unique background blends clinical expertise with maternal understanding, allowing her to cater to the individual needs of each child, making them feel comfortable and well-cared for during their visits. Beyond her professional achievements, Dr. Palacios is actively engaged in the community, particularly with special needs patients and underserved populations. This reflects her genuine desire to make a meaningful impact beyond the dental chair. Outside of her work, she finds joy in family moments and exploring new restaurants with her husband around H-Town.
Dr. Palacios is a proud member of the American Association of Pediatric Dentists and the American Dental Association, showcasing her commitment to staying current with the latest advancements in her field. In her leisure time, she relishes quality moments with her family and leisurely walks with her dogs. Her favorite movies, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Beauty and the Beast,” highlight her appreciation for both modern and timeless tales. Dr. Gabriela Palacios is not just a skilled dentist but also a compassionate advocate for children’s oral health, providing a warm and joyful environment for every child under her care.