Our doctors are not only trained from the most prestigious schools, they have the biggest hearts.
Hi, I’m Dr. Anisha! Having been born and bred in the heart of Los Angeles, I am so excited to make the great state of Texas my new home! I feel so grateful to be able to wake up every day to practice this incredible profession of bringing confidence and happiness to people through their smiles.
My dental journey started at the University of Southern California for my undergraduate education. I continued on to UC San Francisco where I obtained my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and ultimately ended up back in the Trojan family at USC, where I completed my final residency in Orthodontics. I am truly honored to be a part of the Thrive team and can’t wait to help make your dream smile a reality!
One of my greatest passions in life is dancing (currently in a Salsa and Viennese Waltz mood these days!). I discovered my love for dance when I started dancing in college. It’s also how I met my soon-to-be-husband! My other greatest love is traveling. My secret personal goal in life is to visit at least one new country every year for the rest of my life (I'm on a 5-year streak so far - let's see how I do!).
What makes me happy is savoring the simple joys in life, such as relaxing with a steaming cup of Ceylon tea and a warm biscuit in the afternoons.
"... my passion is dancing and bringing joy to the world..."
I'm grateful to wake up every day and bring joy to the world through orthodontics
I grew up in Plano, TX and moved away for college and dental school, but I found my heart was always back here in Dallas. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Pittsburgh, and as much as I miss and love that city, I do not miss the frigid cold one bit!
I continued my dental education by completing a General Practice Residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston to gain valuable experience working in a hospital setting with oral surgeons and other dental specialists. I always strive to gain more knowledge and sharpen my skills to provide the best possible care for my patients. I also love working with kids."
I love to travel and see new places. I have family all over the world so travelling has been a big part of my life since I was a child. One of my favorite places in the world is Cairo, Egypt; I'll never forget the incredible experience of standing and gazing in awe at the magnificent pyramids. I have recently married the love of my life and we share a passion for going on new adventures.
There is so much that makes me happy. Spending time laughing and relaxing with my friends and family is high up on the list. My guilty pleasure is binge-watching reality TV and I don’t feel bad about it! I'm also an avid enthusiast of True Crime books, podcasts, and documentaries.
"... I found my heart was always back here in Dallas..."
sweet ray of sunshine; always optimistic and thinking of others; true crime enthusiast
Hi, I’m Dr. David Anifowose (Dr. David) from Houston Texas and I am so excited to be part of Thrive Dental and Orthodontics!
I completed my undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in College station. I went to A&M, not just for education, but to watch the greatest team in the world, the Aggies, play football.
After college, I completed my dental education at the University of Houston. As you can tell I love Texas and have never strayed very far from this great state.
I knew early on I wanted to be in the health field and I could see the relationship between oral health and systemic health. I got very passionate about serving the community in Houston and volunteered with many organizations.
I put together several health fairs where thousands of underprivileged community members were able to get the comprehensive oral care they needed. This desire to serve led me to work at various clinics that helped patients who needed extensive dental care.
For me, dentistry is an art that requires the full undivided attention of a dentist to achieve proper esthetics, form, and function for the patient. I can’t tell you how great it feels when a patient tells me they can chew properly or that they are now excited to smile whereas before they would avoid it at all costs.
"A believer in never ending improvement."
- Dr. David
"Music lover, guitar player and piano learner."
I’m a huge believer in the CANI (constant and never-ending improvement) philosophy and that’s why I take so many extra continuing education courses. This allows me to grow as a dentist and deliver exceptional care for the patients I treat at Thrive.
Outside of dentistry, I enjoy spending quality time with my family, playing basketball, and staying active. It’s important for me to stay physically strong so that I can have a long career at Thrive.
Fun fact I also play the saxophone, guitar and recently started playing piano so if you hear some noises in the office I may be trying to hone my skills!
After finishing his Orthodontic studies, Dr. Nathan continued rigorous training to become a Diplomate of Orthodontics, an honor obtained by only a few select Orthodontists in the country. His tenacious work ethic allows him to deliver amazing results for his patients and his joy and enthusiasm is contagious to his team and his patients alike.
During his free time, Dr. Nathan enjoys learning and discovering new interests, having great conversation over a delicious meal, and he never misses an opportunity to visit his dear family and hometown friends in Canada.
From childhood, Dr. Nathan was a gifted scholar, a talented athlete, and a strong leader. He was MVP and captain of the Men’s Basketball Team at the University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College, and was named Two-time Academic All-Canadian, one of the highest awards a university athlete can receive.
After graduating with honors, he went on to the University of Southern California School of Dentistry where he met his wife, Christine. There, he continued to achieve academic success and scored in the top four percent in the nation on the Dental Board Exam, making him a top candidate for Orthodontic Speciality.
During his time at USC, Dr. Nathan served in third world countries like Honduras, where he and his dental team provided dental care to underprivileged communities. He also co-founded the Student Professionalism and Ethics Club at USC, where students are provided a platform to discuss ways to improve the ethics and professionalism in Dentistry.
... his joy and enthusiasm is contagious to his team and his patients alike...
But he would never trade in the gift of growing up with lifelong friends in a close community of genuine, good people...
Dr. Nathan is from a small town in Alberta, Canada, where it snows almost half of the year, and the remaining months are taken over by mosquitoes.
Dr. Nathan graduated from USC Dental School with honors and was presented the Outstanding Orthodontic Achievement Award and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for outstanding academic achievement. He then married Christine, the love of his life.
Dr. Nathan then continued at USC to pursue his dream of becoming an Orthodontic Specliast. There, he also obtained his Masters in Science through conducting research on the latest Orthodontic innovations. Dr. Nathan was chosen by his Orthodontic program to represent USC Orthodontics and travel to Japan and Brazil to connect with and share ideas with his international peers.