Dr. Sharel Sly, DDS
Dr. Sharel S. Sly is a General Dentist and native of New Orleans, LA where she has proven to all, “it is not where you come from, but where you are going that determines your path in life.” She was taught at an early age to work hard for what you want, strive for excellence and let nothing deter you from your goals. Dr. Sly received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge then went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2009. After practicing in LA she moved to Houston in 2011 and in 2016 achieved her dream of opening up her own dental practice.
Dr. Sly hopes to make her mark in Houston as she furthers her craft of dentistry. Her primary goal is to provide quality dental care where patients will get to develop a lasting relationship with her and her team, which can be challenging in today’s society of ever-revolving corporate dentistry. To do so, time must be spent with each patient where treatment is explained, questions are answered and patients are heard. Dr. Sly has a genuine affinity for her profession and keeps abreast of the advancements in Dentistry by committing to continually learning through continuous education. Above all, she truly loves to see the confidence and joy she can impart just by allowing patients to simply smile again.
In 2017 Dr. Sly created the organization, Sistahs in Dentistry, that is to serve as a sisterhood for black women who practice as double minorities in dentistry. It is a community where women uplift, support and encourage each other through some of the challenges of dentistry and life. With its growth SID has evolved into The Association of Black Women Dentists and is a network of over 2800 members nationally and internationally. ABWD serves as a useful resource for practicing dentists as well as dental students soon to embark upon the wonderful field of dentistry.
In her spare time, she likes to enjoy time with family and enjoy some of the simpler things in life such as an afternoon on the couch binge watching shows on tv. She recently launched an online national directory of dentists, which along with the organization and her private practice keeps her sufficiently busy.