Summerwood Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics
LaWanda Rhodes, DDS:
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Summerwood Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics
LaWanda Rhodes, DDS
Houston, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Nikita D. from Humble, TX (Source: Yelp)


The staff is amazing! Everyone is very professional and courteous, the office is always cleaned. I appreciate the late hours and my hygienist Myriam is very thoughtful, she explains everything she’s going to be doing. My experience has changed my thoughts about dental care. I do know that dental care is very important and moving forward I will continue to keep my care up. Thank you all for what you do!!!!

 (Source: Google)


Cynthia B. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I just had my first visit to Summerwood Smiles and I couldn’t be more satisfied! The entire staff was very professional and every procedure they did was thoroughly explained beforehand. I felt entirely comfortable with the staff and will definitely  be recommending this dental office to my friends and family.

Dana W. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


This was my 2nd dental visit and once again, I was impressed. The receptionist, Dominic, was friendly and greated me as soon as I entered. I was seen on time and Dr. Rhodes answered all my questions. Before leaving, I was able to make my next 6 month appointment. The facility is paperless (which is good for the environment), modern and clean.

 (Source: Google)


Kris I. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Top recommendation for Dr. Rhodes and her team.  Excellent first visit from beginning to end.  My comfort was the immediate and total goal through the entire time there – and I had quite a bit of work that was needed.  Dr. Rhodes spent extensive time understanding my history and explaining options, and the investment in the technology available at Summerwood Smiles is exceptional.  Crowns performed in house, same visit.  Fit outstanding.  Insurance capabilities are lengthy.  Recommend this practice immediately for anyone with significant fear of going to the dentist.  Dental visits for overall wellness are as important as physicals – and this practice is outstanding.  Per the previous post, Cindy is terrific and can set you up with the appointment needed immediately.  Jessica is swift, kind and gentle.  Dr. Rhodes; caring, intelligent, thorough and extremely gentle as well.  Terrific practice for West Lake Houston!

Shelly L. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Summerwood Smiles Dentistry!! The entire staff is awesome! Dr Rhodes is hands down the most compassionate Dentist I have ever used…her bedside manner is truly personable and caring…I feel as though I am her only patient and that her concern is for me as a ‘whole person’ rather than just another set of teeth. All other members of the staff were equally as awesome…Steve, Jessica and Cindy made sure my comfort was their only priority. I look forward to the continued service for many years to come!!!

Ev Ol (Source: Google)


Hygienist Delilah and dentist rhodes were very helpful, kind, informative and welcoming. Thanks to these two beautiful women for teaching and giving me knowledge on how to take better care of myself. It was a very good experience being with you guys. Also a thank you to marina for being kind informational and patient. Much love to these pretty ladys. Thank you for the experience

Natalie Barela (Source: Google)


I visited Summerwood Smiles after seeing the same dentist for years. My last dentist within the same area was just not willing to work with me with payments. There were some things I needed work on and I thought I would give them a try. I will say, the way they work is slightly different than what I was use to, but I will say it was in a good way. Every person I spoke encountered was very professional and KNOWLEDGEABLE. They do there best to help working parents to get the necessary appointments needed. It has been roughly 2 months since my root canal was done, and I must say I have had much relief in that area and NO ISSUES! I will certainly be returning for my annual check-ups. Thank You Summerwood Smiles for working with me in my time of need!

V F. from Humble, TX (Source: Yelp)


First, let me start by saying I am super picky about my teeth. That said, I started the search for “my dentist” in 2014 after I no longer had to shell out 100s of dollars for my children’s teeth. I finally happened upon Summerwood Smiles in early 2016 and have been in dental bliss ever since. This is the best dental office I have come across since I lived in Atlanta! I have come to realize that really good dental offices and dental practitioners are very hard to come by in the Houston area, so I am keeping this one. I have even had a few of my coworkers try this office and they have switched from their old dentists as well.

Lauren J. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr.Rhodes and the entire staff from the front desk to the dental assistants. Everyone treated me like family and Dr.Rhodes took great care of my treatment. I feared getting a crown but she assured me that everything would be just fine. I love my crown and will continue to keep this office as my go to dental office. I highly suggest this office to any and everyone looking for a dental office! You won’t be disappointed!

Jordyn Turner (Source: Google)


I love my dentist office. They are very friendly and have a very diverse staff whom are not only extremely professional & experienced, but also very friendly and inspiring. They take care of their customers. The experience is wonderful from the moment you walk in with greetings from the front desk clerks.
I highly recommend Summerwood Smiles!

Britt Hammers (Source: Google)


Seriously can not thank them enough!! I used to be terrified of dentist and I had major work needing done and while with my health issues one of their oral surgeons ended up not comfortable doing it as planned and Antonio did everything to make it right and I ended being sent to a diff oral surgeon to have teeth remove d and dentures placed the same day which was less than 24 hrs later and I am honestly in very little pain the dentinst dr Kim is sweet great bedside manners but honest and is very easy working on you as well!! I will refer everyone I know here!!!

Cat Garcia (Source: Google)


The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The waiting area is nice and inviting. I never felt rushed. The x-rays took a lot longer than at other places but they did more of them and they were digital. Overall it was a good experience and I will be going to them regularly. Only downside is there is a lot of waiting in-between. The initial exam, x-rays and cleaning took 2 hours.

Tiffany L. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love this dentist everyone is so professional and nice, they make you feel right at home I took my daughter there to get her braces and every time we go everyone is super sweet recently I decided to become a patient and my procedure went very well with very little pain afterwards I would recommend this dentist to anyone AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME

Lisa J. from Humble, TX (Source: Yelp)


My visit yesterday was GREAT! Dr. Rhodes and the staff made me very comfortable and looking forward to begin my dental work on Saturday! Monica was very helpful with helping me at the front desk and was able to answer all my questions. I told my husband about my experience, and he called today and scheduled an appointment. Keep up the GOOD WORK!

Terri B. from Humble, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am new to the area and found Summerwood Smiles through my insurance company. Like most people, I am not a fan of having my teeth worked on but it is a necessary evil. My first appointment with Summerwood Smiles was for a cleaning and general assessment. I found the office staff to be very pleasant, professional, and they explained what to expect.  The dental hygienist was wonderful. She consistently told me what she was doing and what to expect. A bonus, she did NOT ask me questions during the cleaning!  Dr. Rhodes was great.  Very laid back and friendly as well as professional. I explained to her what I wanted for my teeth and smile repairs. She came up with a very easy to understand five step plan.  I returned for my next appointment and received the same great service from the team. I like that this office as it has a sort of “one stop shop” i.e. dentist, orthodontics, oral surgeon and periodontist.  I give Summerwood Smiles my highest recommendation.

Marcus Livingston (Source: Google)


All my life I have been terrorized of going to the dentist office. Literally since I was a child. But I must say, Summerwood Smiles is the first dental office that I felt extremely comfortable throughout the visit. Dr. Kirk Ward is my go to dentist and he’s so careful and explains everything in detail before starting the procedure. The entire staff is soooo nice and extremely welcoming. I can finally say that I’m confident going to the dentist regularly thanks to Dr. Ward. Please book your appointment with him you won’t regret it!

Larry Hargraves (Source: Google)


Ever since I moved into Summerwood I had relocated my dentist to Summerwood Smiles and I have never regretted doing so. I tried them out 1st before I brought them my grandchild and we are both so satisfied with there service. I have had plenty of dentists in my life and I find them to be the best for customer care and no pain. We both can’t wait to go again at our scheduled dates. There staff is very welcoming and professional and take deep interest in our needs and we leave with confidents that the job was done rite.

Molly A. from Humble, TX (Source: Yelp)


For my first visit, I thought I was going in to see Dr. Barnes, but I didn’t realize that I had actually made an appointment with Dr. Rhodes! It may have been a blessing in disguise (Dr. Barnes may be a great dentist too… I just didn’t see him.) because Dr. Rhodes was exceptional at making me feel comfortable in the office. We met in a comfortable setting and discussed my concerns and problem areas. My biggest concern was my overall anxiety about being at the dentist; She was sure to communicate this with her whole staff. I left after have x-rays, cleaning, whitening (in office), and fluoride knowing that I had just visited an office full of competent and caring individuals.

Manuel D. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


The service at Summerwood Smiles Dentistry has vastly improved with my most recent visits. They have been professional and provided great service. From the start, Fernando assisted me and made me feel welcomed. Very friendly. The dentist worked quickly and had me in and out of there quickly. They were aware of my time and it was a very efficient visit. When I left, I asked them for my bill so I can present it to my FSA. They said it was being processed and would be better later. I asked if they could email it and Monica did that just as she promised. Again, lots of great service and they made you feel important.

Jason P. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I was greeted with a barrage of smiles and hello’s. The entire staff was very knowledgeable and comforting. I didn’t know what to expect from my procedure so I was naturally nervous and had a lot of questions. Everyone involved made me feel very relaxed and assured me that they would take good care of me. They explained everything they were doing step-by-step and before you know it we were finished! I am super satisfied with the level of professionalism and will definitely be back!

Snay G. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming here for about 2 years now, and absolutely love the staff and the work they’ve done on my teeth. I go regularly for cleaning, occasionally for fillings, and once had a root canal done and have no complaints of any of these procedures. I love how welcomed I always feel, definitely eases any jitters you may have!

Magnetic 100 (Source: Google)


Im a truck driver and had a tooth infection with severe pain. Not much dentist were open due to the covid-19 outbreak. Thankfully, i found summerwood smiles and they was able to squeeze me in their limited schedule to remove my tooth. I felt welcomed and I was in & out with in an hour. I will definitely be back if necessary while im in town. Thanks.

Jason Pangarakis (Source: Google)


I was greeted with a barrage of smiles and hello’s. The entire staff was very knowledgeable and comforting. I didn’t know what to expect from my procedure so I was naturally nervous and had a lot of questions. Everyone involved made me feel very relaxed and assured me that they would take good care of me. They explained everything they were doing step-by-step and before you know it we were finished! I am super satisfied with the level of professionalism and will definitely be back!

Mary Bates (Source: Facebook)


The service at this office is nothing short of AMAZING!! I was originally using another Dentist for my dental work. However due to COVID-19 the office was closed and when reopened the waiting period for dental work was ridiculous. I used the internet to locate an office close to me and chose this one. The best choice i could have a made. The appointment scheduling was easy, the receptionist fantastic, the dental assistant amazing and Dr Rhodes EXCEPTIONAL. They explained my dental procedure very well, explained the out of pocket cost, offered payment and financing options. The office is well staffed with Professionals for every aspect of your dental needs. I highly recommend this office.

Krys Symone (Source: Google)


Great office , spent years trying to find a dentist that I actually like after my regular dentist didn’t take my new insurance. I love the office , I love the atmosphere, and the staff are extremely down to earth and nice. Went in yo get my wisdom teeth removed after prolonging it for so long because of my fear, but the surgeon did a great job , he seemed so down to earth , I would recommend them to anyone.