Emily Graham, D.D.S.
Dr. Graham was born and raised here in Houston, Texas. She received her bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College and went on to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas in Houston in 1992.
In 2000, she was voted to receive the prestigious 'New Dentist Leadership Award' by the Texas Dental Association because of her dedication and service to the dental profession.
She is also a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry which required over 500 hours in continuing education as well as extensive testing - far exceeding the required 12 hours for dentists in Texas.
Emily Graham has participated in numerous dental mission trips treating adults and children outside the U.S. where healthcare is much needed.
Dr. Graham has served as the Texas Dental Association Membership Chairperson, and has written many articles for the Texas Dental Association Journal.
Dr. Graham attends Woods Edge Community Church in The Woodlands and loves spending time with her husband and three young children.
Kathleen E. Akers, DDS, MS, is pleased to join the practice of Emily Graham, DDS.
Dr. Akers graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. At Vanderbilt, Dr. Akers was on the Dean’s List, Vanderbilt Dance Team, Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, Omicron Delta Epsilon National Honor Society, and Student Government. She also spent time studying abroad, as part of the Vanderbilt-in-Italy program. Dr. Akers then attended Creighton University for dental school.
At Crieghton, Dr. Akers was part of the Idaho Dental Education Program and worked as a teaching assistant in the Departments of Endodontics and Periodontics. She also participated in an externship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Department of Prosthodontics.
While at Creighton, Dr. Akers participated in research leading to the published article, “Lysophosphatidic acid modulates the regenerative responses of human periodontal ligament fibroblasts.” Dr. Akers was pleased to be a part of the Dean’s List, serve as a Delegate at the Interprofessional Education for Health Professions Collaborative Care Conference, received the Outstanding Student in Periodontics Award, and received a grant from the state of Idaho during her time at Creighton University.
Dr. Akers attended University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for her Periodontics training. Upon completion she received a Masters in Science with a Certificate in Periodontics. While at UTHSC-Houston, Dr. Akers was the chief investigator in the clinical trial, “A Clinical Study Comparing the Early Tissue Response of Around Platform Switching and Traditional Endosseous Dental Implants.” This research has been presented at meetings throughout the state and is being submitted for publication. After graduation, Dr. Akers became a Board-Certified in Periodontics.
Dr. Akers has been a licensed dentist in the state of Texas since 2006. She holds permits for enteral, parenteral, and nitrous oxide anesthesia. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Houston Society of Periodontists, and Southwest Society of Periodontists. She is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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