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2600 FM 1764, Suite 170
La Marque, TX 77568
(409) 240-2613

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be modifying our clinic operations for the coming weeks. Based on guidelines proposed by the Center for Disease Control, the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners, and the World Health Organization, we are limiting procedures performed in the dental office.

We need to preserve cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment to allow allocation of these resources to the medical community. We also need to do our part in mitigating unnecessary traffic in hopes of slowing down the exposure rates of COVID-19 throughout our community.

For all who need help, Gulfside Dental and Orthodontics in LaMarque will be open for dental emergencies only. Our Galveston location is currently closed through at least April 21, 2020. At the LaMarque office we will be limiting all procedures performed and hours available.

Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 and through at least April 21, 2020, we will no longer be performing any non-essential procedures or any procedures that can be delayed without compromise to your health. We will be suspending all appointments for braces, cleanings, cosmetic procedures, and minor restorations. Thank you for understanding that this is a fluid situation, and we will provide updates as any further changes occurs.

Based on current research and recommendations, our clinic has put extraordinary measures in place to help protect both you and us. While these may seem like excessive measures, they are necessary to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Complete closure of our offices will give patients in need nowhere to turn. It is, therefore, imperative that we are available to the public at this time. By remaining open, we will minimize the undue burden of dental emergencies on the healthcare system.

If you have a major dental problem, question, or concern please give us a call at (409) 240-2484. We will have someone available in the office to help. If a dental emergency arises, we will bring you in to evaluate the problem. Your dentist will do everything possible to address your need, while still operating as safely as possible. For existing patients with non-essential concerns, there will be no need to call and cancel any appointments at this time. We will reach out to you to modify and/or delay your visit until we are confident we can resume normal business practices.

Thank you for trusting us with your dental care and remember that social distancing is not social isolation! We look forward to seeing you at your next visit!

Kind Regards,
Dr. Jacquetta Davis, DDS

About Gulfside Dental & Orthodontics La Marque, TX Office

At Gulfside Dental, our primary concern is the dental health of our patients. Gulfside Dental in La Marque, TX realizes that dentistry can be costly and that not everyone has dental insurance. As a part of our commitment to provide you with comprehensive, quality dentistry, we offer reasonable fees and accept major PPO insurance plans. Our entire La Marque team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve in a relaxing atmosphere. From kid-friendly, family dental care to the full range of general, cosmetic and restorative dental services, Gulfside Dental’s emphasis is on prevention so that we can help you attain and maintain lifelong optimal dental health.

Dr. Jacquetta Davis – Owner

Dr. Jacquetta Davis is a native Houstonian. She graduated in the top ten percent of her graduating class at Westbury Senior High School. She received the Dozoretz National Institute for Mathematics and Applied Science (DNIMAS) award, and attended Norfolk State University. As an undergraduate, Dr. Davis was the president of the DNIMAS Student Association, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and many other student organizations. In the end she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor degree in chemistry.Dr. Davis later earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. In dental school she worked as a student researcher and participated in many community outreach programs. Dr. Davis was also a member of the American Student Dental Association, the Student National Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and others. Dr. Davis has been a part of the Gulfside Dental  Team since 2017, and she enjoys treating patients of all ages. She provides a pleasant and practical approach to good dental care. Although Dr. Davis loves dentistry, she spends much of her time away from the office relaxing with family and friends.

Dr. Ulysses Hsu – Orthodontist

Dr. Ulysses Hsu graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with degrees in Economics and Business Administration. After working as a financial analyst and starting his own business, he decided to pursue a career in dentistry and attended the University of California at Los Angeles for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After graduation, Dr. Hsu decided to become an orthodontist and completed his specialty training and Masters of Science in Dentistry degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco.

In his free time, Dr. Hsu enjoys cooking, traveling, going on long walks with his dog, and trying new restaurants with his wife and his son.

Dr. Austin Teitelbaum – Periodontist

Dr. Austin Teitelbaum grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas. He attended Texas Christian University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry as well as a minor in Spanish. Following graduation, he moved to Houston to attend the University of Texas School of Dentistry.  While there, he developed an interest in diseases of the periodontium and oral rehabilitation.  After obtaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in Houston, this interest led him to pursue specialty training in Periodontics at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans.

This three year intensive periodontal residency program included advanced education in the disciplines of: dental implant surgery, managing oral inflammation and esthetic and plastic oral surgery.

Dr. Teitelbaum’s philosphy of treatment is to provide quality oral healthcare while keeping the patient’s comfort a priority. His patients will always be well informed of their treatment options and will have the final decision in which choice is best for their needs.

When not treating patients, Dr. Teitelbaum enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, being outdoors, TCU football and participating in medical missions, particularly in Latin America.

Dr. Alan Simmons

Dr. Alan Simmons attended the University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He went on to earn his doctorate in Endodontics at the LSU School of Dentistry. Dr. Simmons chose to specialize in Endodontics because he enjoyed performing root canals and providing relief to patients who are in pain. Prior to going into the field of Endodontics, he practiced for 13 years as a General Dentist, which allowed him to build a strong foundation in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Simmons joined our company in 2017 and has expanded practicing to the La Marque area. He is thrilled about his partnership with Dr. Davis and the rest of the Gulfside La Marque team.

In his free time, Dr. Simmons enjoys watching sports and traveling with his wife and 3 children.

Dr. Amir Allatabakhsh

Dr. Allatabakhsh attended California State University – Northridge for his undergrad and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry. Following, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Dr. Allatabakhsh is specializing in oral and maxillofacial surgery and received his certification from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2019 after completing his general surgery internship and Doctor of Medicine (MD).

“I love the ability to diagnose and treat patient’s surgical needs to improve their symptoms and quality of life,” Dr. Allatabakhsh said.

Outside of the office, he is interested in running, biking, hiking, swimming, and following football and basketball teams.

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