Karisha L. Madden, DDS
Dr. Karisha Lynn Madden was born in Texas and attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she received many collegiate awards, including an honors degree in biology and chemistry. She continued to gain experience in pediatric cardiology as a research associate at the Baylor College of Medicine, and later became the top sales representative for Abbott Pharmaceutical Spine Division in the Greater Houston area. Combining her scientific knowledge and creativity with her interpersonal skills, Dr. Madden pursued a career in dentistry.
Dr. Madden graduated at the top of her class from The University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. She has also received advanced training in practice management, laser dentistry, and AACD accredited dental photography.
Dr. Madden’s dental philosophy centers on the patient and includes patient education, comprehensive care, and advanced clinical knowledge. This approach allows her to establish meaningful relationships with her patients based on an understanding that she will continually strive to achieve the very best dental results.
Dr. Madden has always given back to the community through various volunteer organizations, and more recently with regard to dentistry. Some charitable events and programs she has participated in include:
- Texas Mission of Mercy—Biannually across the state of Texas.
- Smiles on Wheels—Annually when this organization visits UTDB at Houston.
- San Jose Pediatric Clinic—Volunteered every second Saturday of the month since her second year of dental school.
- Texas Association of Women’s Dentistry—Annual fundraising for various charities.
- UTDB Outreach Program—Volunteered at local elementary schools and the community of Jasper, Texas.
- Texas Hispanic Association of Dentistry—Assisted with community education programs.
Education is a top priority for Dr. Madden. She is currently earning her Fellowship at the American Academy of General Dentistry and is actively involved in the following professional organizations:
- The Greater Houston Dental Society
- Texas Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Spear: Pursuit of Excellence in Dentistry Faculty Member
- Spear Study Club Leader
- Clinical Mastery Series Mentor
- Lectures at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston
Besides dentistry, Dr. Madden also has a passion for exercising, gardening, cooking, painting, swimming, traveling, and spending time with her daughter and husband, Claire and Rory Madden. She is also an active parishioner at St. Anne and St. Michael Catholic Church.
“The most important thing I’ve learned after all my years of education and serving others is that it is our privileged duty to help others live a better life with the knowledge and skills we have acquired. That’s why I focus on comprehensive dentistry – treating the whole person by delivering a memorable experience along with beautiful, healthy, and functional smiles for the people of Bellaire.” —Dr. Madden
Meet Our Team
Our dentist is happy to be assisted by a friendly, educated team who shares her passion for dentistry. We work to not only provide quality, professional dental care in Bellaire, Texas, but also take the time to speak with patients so they feel relaxed and happy in our office. Take a look at the biographies below to learn more about our team at the office of Madden Dental.
Justine — Registered Dental Assistant
Justine is a Houstonian. She attended Remington College where she earned her R.D.A. certification. She has over five years of experience in the dental field and loves learning new techniques in order to make our patients feel more comfortable.
One of Justine’s passions is helping patients to have a relaxing dental visit. In her free time, she loves crafting, especially making brooch bouquets for weddings. She and her husband love spending time with their son and daughter outdoors. Camping, fishing, or just hanging around the house watching movies is how they love spending their weekends together.
“I believe in making the patients’ experience here very relaxing. Not everyone loves coming to the dentist, but I try to make it as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Sitting in one of our massaging chairs helps me to do that. I also help our shy patients and ask if there is anything else I can do to make them feel at home.”
Ana — Financial & Business Coordinator
Ana has worked in the dental field since 2006. She has assisted during procedures, managed the business aspects of a practice, ordered supplies and equipment, and even helped expand and grow a dental practice. Currently she helps patients with their insurance benefits and claims, reviews accounts receivables, and assists with scheduling.
The best part of Ana’s job is the communication with patients. She enjoys being able to help answer patients’ questions regarding insurance benefits. Additionally, Ana enjoys working with the entire staff. It is a team effort here and everyone is focused on the patient. When out of the office, she loves spending time with her husband and daughter. They enjoy going hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with the rest of the family.
Amy — Business & Marketing Coordinator
Amy has a beautiful family, which includes her husband and three children, all of whom are in college. She absolutely loves spending time with her family and friends. When she’s not at work, Amy enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and practicing yoga. She has been in the dental field since 2011.
Amy manages our dental office, which included scheduling patients, treatment coordinating, and helping patients understand their benefits. Her favorite aspect of her job is building relationships with the patients and making them feel at home in our office.