At Elite Dental Wellness, we are committed to refining your smile, your life, and your vibe! We offer the finest possible oral care and focus on the overall health, wellbeing, and comfort of our patients. As a team of diverse professionals, we expect to earn the loyalty and trust of our patients by acknowledging and fulfilling their specific needs, while seeking to establish and develop long lasting relationships as well as serve our communities with a smile.
Born and raised in Missouri City, Texas, Dr. Ashandra Batiste knew she would pursue dentistry as her passion from quite a young age. After a swimming pool accident at age 11, Dr. Batiste became inspired by her pediatric dentist who restored her smile, her spirit, and her confidence. Since then, Dr. Batiste has felt a fire to do the same for others in dentistry and in life.
Dr. Batiste attended The University of Texas where she obtained top honors from the College of Natural Sciences and a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. During her undergraduate years, she became a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Sorority Incorporated, and served on the national board of the Pan-Hellenic Council.
She continued her education at Howard University College of Dentistry, where she not only earned a Doctorate in Dental Surgery but also became a finalist for the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon and graduated with multiple honors as a top graduate of her class.
Through much patience, hard work, and dedication, Dr. Batiste is now the proud owner of Elite Dental Wellness in Houston. She is a standing member of the American Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, International Implant Association, and American Association of Women Dentists.
When Dr. Batiste is not practicing her passion for dentistry, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and dedicating her time to her family: her husband, Richard, and her children Avery, Logan and Quinn; as well as encouraging young women.
In her spare time, you will hear Dr. Batiste cheering her kids on the sidelines of their baseball games, football games, water polo games and swim meets. She promises that you won't miss that voice! She frequently volunteers in the youth ministry at her church and participates in health and wellness programs as often as possible to spread the urgency about the need for oral health care.
Dr. Lauren Auzenne is a native Houstonian and graduated from St. Pius X High School in 2010. She then attended The University of the Incarnate Word, where she graduated Magna Cume Lude with a degree in Nutrition in 2014. From there, she went on to The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, completing her degree in 2018.
Dr. Auzenne often says that she didn’t choose dentistry, dentistry chose her. Dr. Auzenne often affectionately recalls the extensive dental work she has had in her day with many different disciplines within dentistry. But, after shadowing 6 different dentist the summer of her sophomore summer in college- a lightbulb went off that could not be ignored. She started her professional journey as an associate at South Texas Dental and Saturday’s at Magnolia Dental Care - this is where her love for kids, cosmetics, lasers and maintaining healthy mouths for all began.
When not doing dentistry, she loves to jetset around the world, take a deep dive into Houston’s expansive food scene, and hang out with family and friends. Dr. Auzenne is a member Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Our welcoming and knowledgeable team at Elite Dental Wellness is dedicated to making dental visits a fun and educational experience for every patient. We focus on incorporating all the core values of professionalism, honesty, teamwork, dedication, friendliness, accountability, and communication into our daily work so each patient feels valued, empowered, and always leaves with a smile.
During your first visit, we will take x-rays which allow us to catch any dental health issues before they become bigger problems down the road. Digital x-rays are the most accurate way our team can visualize and evaluate your oral health and determine the best treatment plan.
Next, one of our doctors will conduct a comprehensive exam to assess your teeth and gums, and provide you with tips on how to maintain optimal oral health. This exam can also help determine if there are any issues such as cavities or decay that can be resolved early on.
Lastly, one of our dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth and overall mouth, removing any plaque and tartar. This cleaning includes an extensive brushing, flossing, and rinsing so you can leave with a bright and fresh smile.
Cone-beam computed tomography, or CBCT, is an efficient x-ray system that captures images in a cone shape for more detailed and effective results. Our CBCT technology requires fewers scans to get different angles of your mouth, less radiation, and is a comfortable experience for patients, ultimately providing us with a comprehensive view of your oral health in a short amount of time.
Members of the Elite Dental Wellness team are pillars of the community we serve. We know that “to whom much is given, much is required” and through our multiple community outreach programs, we continually give new smiles to people in need.