about us

The Smiles in Gainesville Story

Serving our community in Gainesville, Texas

Welcome to Smiles in Gainesville, where your oral health is our priority. Our office in Gainesville, TX is led by expert Dr. Rachel Shaw and her experienced and dedicated staff. Committed to patient experience and exceptional dental care, we pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming environment equipped with leading dental technology to make every visitor feel confident in the care they’re receiving. At Smiles in Gainesville, we blend experience with compassion, ensuring that your journey to optimal oral health is comfortable and personalized. Trust us to be your partners in achieving and maintaining a radiant, confident smile!

Dr. Rachel Shaw

Dr. Rachel Shaw earned her Bachelor of Science in biology at Brigham Young University. She then attended Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, where she obtained her DMD, graduating in the top one percent of her class. Dr. Shaw comes from a family of dentists. Her father, uncle, brother, and three cousins all enjoy practicing dentistry. 

Dr. Shaw grew up in Vernal, Utah, and now resides in Argyle, Texas, with her husband, Luke, and their two sons. In her spare time, Dr. Shaw and her husband both enjoy hiking, camping, cycling and catching the latest movie. She loves the joy that practicing dentistry brings to her and the patients she treats.

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentists
  • Texas Dental Association

meet our team

Building Lasting Relationships, One Smile at a Time.


Dental Hygienist

Sandra graduated from Texas Women’s University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene and has been a part of this practice ever since. She loves interacting with patients, not only as a professional, but also on a personal level. She treasures the many wonderful relationships she has established over the years. Her goal is to help patients achieve and maintain good oral health while doing so in a comfortable, family-like environment. Sandra is excited about the new office and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this practice. 

Sandra was born and raised in Muenster, Texas, and continues to live there to this day. She and her husband, Kevin, have three grown children who she considers to be her life’s biggest blessings. Family time is very important to her. When she is not in the office, she loves being outdoors and taking road trips, but nothing is better than spending time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

Ashley loves dental assisting and the patients she treats. She has been assisting for 3 years and looks forward to meeting you here at Smiles in Gainesville!

Ashley is originally from Abilene, Texas, but lived in California and Washington state while her husband of 15 years was in the military service. She recently moved to Gainesville, Texas, in the summer of 2022. Ashley has three lovely kids who keep her busy running around to different sporting events, which she loves. In her free time she loves to spend time with family and go shopping!


Front Desk & Admin

Alley was born in Gainesville, Texas and has been working in the dental field for over 8 years. She is the newest friendly face you’ll see at the front desk and is happy to answer any of your questions, plan your appointments, and help resolve any concerns you may have. 

When she is not at the office, Alley enjoys spending time with her husband and their two beautiful girls. Her daughters are 3 and 1 years old, so they keep her busy! The family takes delight in traveling and spending time with family and friends.



Experience the Comfort at Smiles in Gainesville

Patient Reviews

Very good experience all around. Everyone was great and made sure my visits were a comfortable as possible. My uncle was my Dentist for 40 years and Dr Shaw is the first one I have been to since he retired. I would recommend Smiles to anyone.

Rusty P. ★★★★★

Super awesome, Rachel Shaw the dentist and staff were great! Super friendly and understanding. I dislike the dentist ALOT, tooth pain is no joke and they made sure I was okay feeling no pain.

Terri S. ★★★★★

The staff was very friendly and the building is nice and clean. The hygienist, Sandra, was great and very gentle while cleaning my teeth! Dr. Shaw was very good and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend this office!

Kason R. ★★★★★

Wonderful staff. Friendly and genuinely concerned for the patients well being. Best Dentist in town. Thank you for doing a wonderful job. Update: Best staff in Gainesville. Love seeing these ladies, so friendly and helpful.

Andrew M. ★★★★★

It's the best dentist office i've ever been to in my life.. Everybody that works there is awesome. They go above and beyond to make sure you're happy and comfortable.. I would recommend them to everybody.

Craig B. ★★★★★

The staff at Smiles is great! They were able to get me in for a cleaning very quickly and the lady that did my cleaning was awesome! I have very sensitive gums and she was gentle. I’d give them a 6th star if I could.

Austin V. ★★★★★

One of the best dentists that I have ever visited. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. The tech level there is high, also. I will be going here for all my future cleanings and procedures.

William A. ★★★★★

If you are looking for a dentist I highly recommend them. They gave me excellent service and made me feel extremely comfortable. I felt very relaxed and confident with them.

Mitchell J. ★★★★★

Amazing friendly service. Very accommodating to patients with dental procedure anxiety. Hygienist is top notch and so is Dr.Rachel and her staff. Highly recommend 👌 and super clean office.

Nancy A. ★★★★★