Meet The Team

Pasadena 281-48-SMILE
  • Houston, TX - 3701 Kirby Dr #1112 77098
  • Houston, TX - 5203 FM 1960 W. 77069
  • Pasadena, TX - 3606 Fairmont Pkwy 77504
  • (281) 894-4311 | Houston, TX - 3701 Kirby Dr #1112
  • 281-48-SMILE | Houston, TX - 5203 FM 1960 W.

Pasadena Location - (281) 487-6453 call or text or Book your appointment now!

Champions Location -  (281) 894-4311 call or text or Book your appointment now!

 River Oaks Location - (713) 526-8989 call or text or Book your appointment now!

Bob Stewart, DDS

Dr. Bob is the founder and owner of Blessed Dental. Dr. Bob Stewart graduated from The University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio in 1988.  “Dr. Bob”, as most of his patients call him, is a family man at heart who takes care of his patients and has 3 children of his own as well as 2 grandchildren. Dr. Bob’s practice philosophy is simple. He believes in the golden rule: “Treat others as you would have them treat you”.  The dental advice he gives you will be the same advice he would give his own family member. Dr. Bob taught from coast to coast and internationally on innovative root canal techniques and has been practicing for over 30 years. Dr. Bob sees patients in Pasadena, Willowbrook, and now River Oaks! He focuses on root canals, orthodontics (braces and Invisalign), sedation dentistry, dentures, and sleep apnea treatment. Outside of work, Dr. Bob loves hanging out with his family, playing tennis, and hunting. He also speaks conversational Spanish.

Neelima Barlapudi, DDS

Dr. Neelima Barlapudi (aka Dr. B for short) has been practicing dentistry for 12 years! She studied dentistry at the University of Pacific at San Francisco and was born and raised in south India before making Texas her home. Dr. B loves singing, cooking, and has been a vegetarian her whole life. One of her favorite foods is the fried avocado taco from Torchy's tacos. Dr. B enjoys working on cosmetic cases, loves working with kids, and even feels she has a knack for it! She has a 2 year old son named Neil, so maybe that is where her knack comes from! Dr. B joined our team in 2022 and has been an amazing addition to our family!

Julie Jeong, DMD

Dr. Julie has been practicing dentistry for 5 years and we have been very lucky to have her since 2021. She studied her undergrad at the University at Buffalo and then studied dentistry at NOVA Southeastern in Ft. Lauderdale! Before studying on the east coast, she was born in South Korea! Dr. Julie enjoys doing yoga and cooking vegan food. Some of her favorite foods are spring rolls and tacos, vegan tacos of course. Some of Dr. Julie's favorite dental procedures to work on are extractions and endodontic treatments like root canals!

Tatum Louie, DDS

Dr. Tatum P. Louie was born and raised in the tiny town of Lone Oak, Texas. She earned her Bachelors in Biology with a minor in Business at UT Dallas then graduated from Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas. Dr. Louie’s favorite thing about walking into the Pasadena office everyday is helping her patients regain confidence in their smiles by tapping into her artistic side to create something beautiful, functional, and comfortable. Outside of caring for her patients, Dr. Louie enjoys cooking with her husband, Terry, and playing with their goofy labradoodle, Walter. She also loves coffee shops, antiques, trying new restaurants, playing tennis, and traveling. So far, her two favorite adventures have been their honeymoon to Thailand and a mission trip to provide dental care to the sweet people of Jamaica. The Louie family’s biggest adventure, however, has been welcoming their first child, Tatiana Paige, into the world in January 2022. Congrats to the Louie family!

Don Meunier, DDS

Dr. Don Meunier has been practicing at the Willowbrook location for over 30 years. Many of his patients feel like “they raised him” as a doctor as they have been his patients with him for practically his entire career. He is careful to give each individual patient attention they deserve.  Dr. Meunier focuses on fillings, crowns, dentures, and Invisalign treatments. Dr. Meunier enjoys teaching biology, anatomy, and physiology at the local Tomball college. He also enjoys competition ballroom dancing, as seen in his biography picture. Most of all, Dr. Meunier loves spending time with his granddaughter.

Cassie Mitchell, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Cassie has been a dental assistant since 2016 and recently obtained her medical office administrative certificate in May of 2022! She was born and raised in Dallas and has lived in Texas almost her whole life. She enjoys spending time with her family, going on trail walks, going to the lake, being in the pool, and pretty much anything outdoors! Cassie is married to her high school sweetheart who is a navy veteran! Together they have 2 beautiful children, Gracie is 8 and Tate is 4. Cassie also has a pug and 2 huskies. She love pugs, llamas, and one day hopes to travel more. Her biggest motto in life is to “treat others how you want to be treated!” Cassie has a huge heart and has always been told she cares more for others than anything else.

Cathia Flores, RDA


Cathia was born and raised in Houston, Texas but both her parents are from El Salvador. She has one little brother who’s sadly not so little anymore, and 6 cats! As you can tell she loves her cats. Cathia is often told she is very bubbly and cheery and she says she tries her best everyday to be just that! She has been a dental assistant for a little over a year now and she absolutely loves it. Her favorite dental procedures to assist with are extractions and implants. She loves watching scary movies, mystery movies, and anime for fun. She also loves browsing through Tiktok. Cathia's favorite foods are sushi and tacos and her favorite color is black. In fact, almost everything she owns is black. She feels this is kind of odd for such a bubbly person, but we love having her!

Chasity Hebert

Business and financial coordinator

Chasity was born and raised the small town of Eunice, LA but has been in the Houston area for over 20 years now. She is a mother to MaiKayla, mother in love to Mark, and a grandmother to Kason. She has been in the dental field for over 25 years. She is crossed trained in assisting and just about everything else. She started out as a "temp" or temporary assistant in different offices when she was just out of school, then she worked her way up to office manager. She loves traveling, spas, cooking, and football! Chasity is a HUGE New Orleans Saints and LSU fan! Her favorite foods are BBQ Cajun style shrimp and spicy crawfish, a true Louisiana transplant.


Christiana Medina, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Christiana is originally from New Orleans but is now a Houston transplant and she has been in the dental field for about 9 years. Christiana is a huge seafood lover, her favorite color is purple, “periwinkle” to be exact, and she loves her patients and making connections with them! She has 3 beautiful children: Oscar 13, Christopher 12, and Andrea 9. She loves getting out of the house and going to the arcade or to the museums with her children and boyfriend. She is very goofy (once her shyness is gone) and a very lovable, hardworking person. We are so BLESSED to have her on our team.

Edna Castro, RDA


Edna was born and raised in Houston! She is the middle child, she has 2 sisters and 2 brothers. One of her favorite foods is crawfish, and some of her favorite cases to assist are crown preps and scanning for crowns! Her goal in the next 4 years is to finish school and become a dental hygienist! We are so excited for her and to see where her dental path takes her. Edna's other hobbies include going to the gym, shopping, and spending time with her loved ones. Her favorite color is pink, and although she comes off a very shy person, she just has to get comfortable and then she can't stop talking and laughing with everyone! We are so BLESSED to have Edna on our family.

Elyssa Saladana, RDA


Elyssa has been working in dentistry for 3 years. Her favorite procedure to assist doctors with is extractions, and she is great at it! Her favorite foods to eat are wings and seafood, and as a mom her favorite thing to cook is nothing! #relatable Elyssa was born and raised in Houston, Texas so she has lived here her whole life! We love having her on the team.

Jacquelyn Cepeda

Financial Coordinator and operations

Jacquelyn has been working in dentistry for almost 10 years! She is extremely family oriented. Her favorite color is blue and she loves to travel. She drinks coffee at anytime of the day and her favorite foods to eat are Mexican food and pizza. Jacquelyn loves watching baseball and loves the Houston Astros even more. She also loves animals and her favorite is dogs! Who else can agree? Jackie is a new mom of two beautiful twin girls! We couldn't be more excited for her and her growing family.

Kim Stewart, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant, HR, and Accounting

Kim is wife to Dr. Bob and has been a dental assistant for over 30 years. She is a mom of 3 and grandmother of 2. Kim loves running and is a longtime vegetarian! She is a very compassionate person who loves people, those who are closest to her consider her to be pure at heart. Kim is a huge part of what keeps this company feeling like a family and does so much for all of us. She is always a team player and ready to get her hands dirty!

Karen Daley, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen has been a registered dental hygienist for over 20 years! She is originally from Corpus Christi and she loves fishing, the beach, fishing, gardening, fishing, watching movies. Did we mention fishing? She also has two cats. She is married to Joe and together they have 2 daughters, and one grandson who she "occasionally" spoils. Karen loves being a hygienist. She says, "It's the best feeling to help people take care of themselves and see how proud they are when I can praise them for taking great care of their oral health."

Lori Gonzales, RDA

Lead Registered Dental Assistant and Operations

Lori joined Blessed Dental in 2016. She was raised in Pasadena and has been in the dental field for almost 20 years! She is certified in CPR, sealants, coronal polishing and 3 shape scanning. Lori works alongside our doctors to provide our patients the best treatment and dental experience possible. It is her goal to make sure each patient is comfortable before, during, and after their dental treatment. Outside of work she loves spending time with her husband, traveling, and hanging out with family and friends. Oh, and can't forget her beloved pup of 12 years, Gigi!

Lucia Rodriguez

Business and financial coordinator

Lucia has been in dentistry for over 30 years! She loves spending time with her family and loves vacationing at the beach. She enjoys going for walks and spending time outside in the sun. She is a proud mother of 4 and grandmother to 5 more! On the weekends you can find her with her kids or grandkids. She loves maintaining a good relationship with her patients and believes in treating others the way she wants to be treated!


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