Rivers Family Dentistry is a Bryan based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.


We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Rivers and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 979-710-2216 and experience why our patients think Rivers Family Dentistry is the best dentist in Bryan.



Meet the Doctors


Kristina Rivers

Kristina Rivers

General Dentist/Owner

Dr. Rivers is a native of Arlington, TX, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2004. Following graduation, she moved to Dallas and completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in 2008.

Dr. Rivers enjoys being outdoors and traveling. Her husband is a Research Professor at Texas A&M, and they live in Bryan together with their two young children and their pup, Ellie.

Stan Smith

Stan Smith

General Dentist

Dr. Stanley Smith is a dentist serving the community of Bryan, TX. Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas, Houston, where he received his dental degree.

Dr. Smith is a part of Rivers Family Dentistry. He also is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Smith enjoys giving back to his community and has participated in many volunteer activities, including being a member with Welch Dental Group for the Katy ISD Dental Assistance Program providing complementary dental care to families in need.

During his consultations, Dr. Smith explains patients’ conditions and helps them choose an appropriate treatment plan. He believes in listening to each patient and creating a partnership to maintain and improve lifelong health.

Yusuf Shere, DDS, MS

Yusuf Shere, DDS, MS

Dr. Shere grew up in Houston, graduating from Klein High School. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Shere obtained his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.

He received the prestigious Merritt-Parks Award from Baylor as the most outstanding senior dental student in Periodontics. Prior to entering his residency in Periodontics at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Dr. Shere practiced general dentistry for five years-three with the National Health Service Corps.

In obtaining his master’s degree in Periodontics with his thesis being devoted to Dental Implants, Dr. Shere gained extensive surgical experience. Also, he is licensed to administer parenteral conscious sedation. He was the former Clinical Assistant Professor at UT-Houston Dental Branch and is fully Board Certified by The American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Shere is a member of The American Academy of Periodontology, The Academy of Osseointegration, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society.

Dr. Shere was previously a Clinical Assistant Professor at The University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, and for the past 3 years and currently he is a Clinical Instructor and Course Director for continuing education and provides implant training to Greater Houston Area Dentists.

Outside of the office, Dr. Shere enjoys sports, exercising, and reading. He is married with three daughters. Dr. Shere has a sincere vision of providing the highest quality of care, with a professional and ethical focus on the best interest on his patients.

Meet The Team


Kumiko Loehr

Kumiko Loehr

Kumi was born and raised in Okinawa, Japan. She received her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Southern University of Shreveport, Louisiana. She loves meeting new people and is passionate about making her patients as comfortable as possible while educating them on the ways they can improve their oral health.

Kumi enjoys exploring new places with her husband and two teenage girls.

Emily May

Emily May

Emily has been in the dental field for more than 30 years, having received her training at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with her husband and grandchildren.

Phillip Kendall

Phillip Kendall

Phillip has worked at the front desk of this office since April 2004. He is an alumnus of the University of Dallas and Western Culinary Institute.

Phillip is an avid reader. He also volunteers each year at 'Can't Stop the Serenity' events to raise funds for 'Equality Now'; an organization which works to end violence and discrimination against women and girls worldwide.

Valerie Vicencio

Valerie Vicencio

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