Vijal C. Gehani, MBA, RN Chief Smile Officer / Co-Owner
Vijal is the brains and the beauty behind Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry®! She designed the building with the open floorplan that our patients love! As CEO and co-owner of Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry®, she wears many hats throughout the day including office manager, treatment coordinator, and financial coordinator. Fortunately, she has a Masters in Business Administration and is also a Registered Nurse. This rare combination is priceless. She assists during the consultation and she is on hand to make sure each patient has a comfortable, enjoyable experience at our practice. She enjoys helping patients establish their goals for healthy living and a beautiful smile. Vijal appreciates the fun, exciting atmosphere at work and does everything she can to ensure that each day runs smoothly.
Vijal loves living and working with her husband, Daniel. They have a young daughter and son at home and two sweet dogs named Zoinki and Teddy. Vijal enjoys a variety of activities in her leisure time, from reading a good book to shopping, cooking, or just going on a quiet walk with her family.
Katherine is involved in the administrative part of the practice. She is very meticulous and detail oriented – which are important characteristics of this position in our practice! As we all know, the insurance world is constantly changing and Katherine stays on top of these changes. Feel free to ask her any questions or concerns that you may have regarding your appointments and insurance!
Katherine was born and raised in Dallas, but now lives in Little Elm where she enjoys living the lake lifestyle with her boyfriend Justin, their dog and cat. She spends the majority of her free time at the lake, where she loves to wakesurf! She loves the outdoors & is always up for an adventure: trail running, hiking, camping, and travel!
Karla is another one of our excellent dental assistants at Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry®. She has a great attitude every day and absolutely loves helping out around the office! Our patients love to see her smile at each visit while she helps them improve their own smile!
Karla is also a former orthodontic patient who recently got her braces off! She can definitely relate to the entire braces process from personal experience. Outside of the office, she loves to go on long walks in the park with her adorable daughter!
Gabby is always on hand to help our doctors around the office. She makes sure all of our patients are comfortable and happy from the time they walk in to the practice to when they sign out. It’s easy for her to stay in a good mood at such an easygoing office. She loves to see the results of the care process, sharing the moment when patients get to see their beautiful, new smiles.
Outside of work, Gabby likes to volunteer at her church and play sports like soccer and basketball. She loves spending time with her fiancé and her baby boy! She also was born and raised here in McKinney, and absolutely loves it here! Interestingly, as confident as she may seem, she is scared of the dark!
Dakota is an experienced, dependable member of our team who helps our doctors at every step of the care process. Patients take a lot of comfort in seeing a familiar face at each visit, whether it’s the initial consultation or the wonderful day when those braces finally come off. Dakota is great with our younger patients and takes a lot of inspiration from the way our doctors connect with everyone who comes to the office.
Dakota’s just as much fun at home as she is here! She was born and raised in nearby Leonard, TX and loves spending time outdoors. Outside of work, Dakota enjoys hanging out with her family and attends church regularly!
Raven is our wonderful treatment coordinator who is your point-of-contact for all treatment related questions and concerns! She takes great pride knowing that she gets to see patients from the consultation all the way through to the end of their smile transformation. Raven has a very kind and gentle nature, she gets along with all of our patients and their parents! She is also in charge of our social media presence. She loves taking a selfie with everyone and posting it on Facebook and Instagram! 🙂
Raven recently relocated to McKinney from Arizona with her boyfriend Jimmy. She’s so glad to have escaped the hot and dry weather and loves the fact that we have 4 seasons!
Avigail ensures that all new patients are taken care of from the moment they first walk into our practice. She greets everyone with an enthusiastic smile and makes sure they are comfortable by offering them popcorn, water, or coffee. She has excellent customer service skills and is typically the first point of contact for our patients. We rely on Avigail to greet our patients when they arrive at our office and walk them through the initial paperwork of dental care. Her absolute favorite time of the day is when our patients get to pick out a prize from her prize bucket or get a balloon from her!
On her free time, Avigail enjoys hanging out with her family and her two cute dogs! She loves taking them to the dog park after work!