Dr. Stephens

Dr. Stephens earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, with a minor in Biology, from Sam Houston State University in 1980, graduating in the top 10 percent of his class, and as a member of the National Honor Society, as well. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Dental Science degree in 1984 at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, again finishing in the top 10 percent of his class, and a member of the National Dental Honor Society.
Since that time, Dr. Stephens has maintained membership in a variety of professional organizations and groups as a means of staying up with the latest in the field of dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of General Dentistry, and the Houston District Dental Society where he serves on the Peer Review Board. Dr. Stephens also takes part in Dental Study Clubs twice a month.
In terms of ongoing education, Dr. Stephens has completed a two-year advanced course in Implants and Orthodontics logging over 1,200 continuing education credits. Dr. Stephens and his wife Robin have two children, Zach and Brooke. For fun, he enjoys fishing, skiing (both snow and water), and scuba-diving.


Dr. Gatewood

Dr. Gatewood attended Texas A&M, and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Science degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, in 1996. Immediately afterwards, he served three years in the Navy, including a yearlong, hospital-based, general practice residency at Portsmouth, Virginia. This residency provided him unparalleled one-on-one opportunities with specialists in a wide variety of health-care disciplines, allowing him to gain clinical, hands-on experience right alongside experts in each area.
Dr. Gatewood is a member of the Texas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Houston Study Club, and is also certified to perform Invisalign (invisible braces). Dr. Gatewood’s patients speak of him as having their best interests at heart. And it’s true; not only is he careful to design and implement treatment plans to improve and maintain their dental health, but he’s accessible to his patients before, during, and after the procedure.  In fact, he makes it a point each evening to personally contact each patient who’s undergone treatment that day to see how they’re doing, answer any questions or concerns, and to monitor their progress. Dr. Gatewood and his wife Donna have two children, Grant and Alex. He’s also a sports enthusiast, both as a fan and as a participant.


Dr. Pagano

Dr. Pagano earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, concentrating on Occupational and Public Health, from Rutgers University in 1994. He went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Sciences degree from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1998, graduating second in his class as member of the National Dental Honor Society.
Dr. Pagano has been recognized by several organizations for his professional accomplishments. These include the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology for proficiency in Dental Anesthesiology, the American Equilibration Society for proficiency in TMJ function, and he also received the West Virginia Health Conference Governor’s Award for his extensive professional volunteer work. Dr. Pagano has also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor for the West Virginia University School of Dentistry.
Along with continuing his professional education, Dr. Pagano’s focus is always on the needs and comfort of his patients. For relaxation he enjoys music, movies, sports, and travel.


At Stephens and Gatewood & Associates, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens, Gatewood, & Associates today at 281-320-2000.