Dr. Michael Tran (CEO)
Dr. Michael Tran grew up in Sugar Land, TX. He attended Texas Tech University where he earned a dual Bachelors degree in business management and Spanish. He also graduated with his MBA degree from Texas before he went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Tran returned to Houston to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Dr. Tran is a member of numerous dental associations including the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and Houston Dental Society. With a true commitment to advanced education, he actively participates in study clubs and continuing education courses in an effort to provide the best possible care for his patients.
When Dr. Tran is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Dr. Tran loves to travel, explore new restaurants and work out at the gym.
Dr. Minesh Patel (CFO)
Dr. Minesh Patel is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. He attended college at Texas A&M University in College Station and graduated with his degree in Management-Small Business & Entrepreneurship. After Dr. Patel’s time at Texas A&M he went on to graduate with his D.D.S. from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. After a few years in San Antonio, Dr. Patel relocated to his hometown in Houston and joined FLOSS soon thereafter.
Aside from being a dentist and FLOSS owner, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters, and two dogs. He likes to travel, watch sporting events, and explore new restaurants. It is Dr. Patel’s goal as a dentist to build not only a professional, but also a personal relationship with his FLOSS patients.
Dr. Catherine Castillo (COO)
Dr. Catherine Castillo grew up in Florida where she graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then went on to Barry University and earned her Masters in Biomedical Sciences. She received her Doctorate of Dental Sciences Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC.
Dr. Castillo believes without compassion there is no dentistry. She is an avid participant in dental out reach programs for the underserved. She has spent time in Jamaica with the Jamaican Humanitarian Mission as well as provided local care to children in Texas with University of Texas’ Give Kids a Smile.
When Dr. Castillo is not being a dentist – she is a baseball mom, a soccer mom, and a dance mom. Her three children are her pride and joy and she will surely talk your ear off about them if you ask.
Damien A. Morales (V.P of Franchise Development)
Damien Morales grew up in Dallas, Texas, graduated from the University of North Texas in 2001.
He offers a distinctive combination of career development that predicts positive contributions for franchisors he’s worked with. As a seasoned professional with industry leaders like FLOSS Dental, Golds Gym International Franchising Corporation and Images 4 Kids Franchising Corporation, his experience helps guide FLOSS Franchise Development. He also serves his county as Parks District Commissioner, a non-paid public official.
His experience has provided him the opportunity to make significant and profitable contributions to FLOSS Dental. He brings new ideas, ways of thinking and franchise techniques that have produced successful results. Damien also enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.