Dr. Murphey is the Founder of Woodlands Family Dental and West U Family Dental. Dr. Brett Murphey was born and raised in the Houston area. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M in Biomedical Science, and he taught 9th grade science at Eisenhower High School before becoming a dentist. He was well-liked by his students, and he was even awarded “Teacher of the Month” by the student body… Mr. February!
Dr. Murphey graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston at the top of his class, with honors. In addition to being elected Class President, he excelled in patient relations, hand clinical skills and was well-liked by his peers. On a mission for continuous improvement in all endeavors in his life, Dr. Murphey holds himself to a high standard of excellence. He believes in surrounding himself with a superstar team at Woodlands Family Dental to help him be the best he can. As part of his pursuit of excellence, Dr. Murphey has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education in such areas as cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Murphey is friendly, he loves what he does, and he aims to get things done right the first time. To help him accomplish this, he listens to his patients’ expectations and strives to accommodate each individual’s routine and restorative cosmetic dentistry needs.
In his personal life, Dr. Murphey and his wife Crystal have three beautiful children together; Elizabeth, Brett Aaron and Corbin! Dr. Murphey has traveled to Mexico, Nicaragua, and Guatemala where he provides dental care to impoverished areas and serves hundreds of orphans. He also enjoys driving cars at Texas World Speedway, boating on Lake Conroe, skiing, scuba diving and is consistently involved in a men’s Bible study. Dr. Murphey looks forward to getting to know you and your family too!
American Dental Association (ADA)
Christian Dental Fellowship (CDF)
Christian Medical & Dental Associations (CMDA)
Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS)
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Texas A&M Alumni Association
Texas Dental Association (TDA)
University of Texas Dental Branch Alumni Association
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
Academy of Dentistry International
Watch Dr. Murphey’s story of his passion for dentistry:
Dr. Spencer D. Peoples is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and has been in Texas for the last two years after moving from Arizona. After graduating from New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico State University, he attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, one of three Ivy League dental institutions. Following this, Dr. Peoples completed a one year general practice residency at the University of Nevada – Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine where he gained additional training in several specialities including anesthesiology, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery, among others.
Dr. Peoples has been practicing for over 10 years and is highly skilled in a wide range of dental treatments and procedures, from full mouth reconstruction and smile makeovers to Invisalign, implants, root canals, extractions, and same-day inlays, onlays, and crowns made in office. Continually seeking to hone his expertise, Dr. Peoples is extremely active in attending various continuing education opportunities.
Dr. Peoples prides himself on excellent patient care that not only meets, but exceeds expectations. He respects his patients and understands that everyones’ oral health needs are different. Dr. Peoples will always listen and create a personalized treatment plan designed to address the goals and unique dental health of each patient.
Dr. Peoples is married to his beautiful wife, Megan, and has three children and a new Vizsla puppy. In his spare time, Dr. Peoples enjoys being involved with his church, exploring Texas, cooking, and any outdoor activities that keep him active with his family.
Dr. Fred Lima has 23 years of experience as a dentist. He is a specialist in Prosthodontics, having attended residency training programs both in Brazil and in the United States.
We believe you’re going to love Dr. Fred Lima’s approach because he thinks comprehensively, provides great care and attention to detail in a holistic, health-centered way.
Dr. Lima takes his time to discover how healthy each patient wishes to be, determining their current state of health, and finally creating a path to wellness so that patients will get what they desire.
Due to his specialized training, Dr. Lima diagnoses and provides treatment for:
You can also be assisted by him if you feel your bite is off and have problems like clicking, popping or snapping in the jaw joints or TMJs.
Did you know that only 2% of the dentists in the United States are specialists in Prosthodontics? Dr. Lima is one of them and has quite an interesting story too.
Around 1997, while attending Dental School in Brazil, Dr. Lima was exposed to the Portuguese Edition of a book called “A Philosophy of the Practice of Dentistry” – written by an American dentist called Lindsey Dewey Pankey (1901-1989). As a young dental student in his formative years, Dr. Lima made that book the guiding light of his career.
The Aristotelian principles depicted in the book became a national and international success in Dentistry. By believing that success is a progressive realization of a worthy ideal, Dr. Lima became a relentless student of its principles:
Dr. Lima set out on this personal and professional developmental journey that would ultimately bring him to the United States. He got accepted and graduated from a highly-competitive 3-year Residency Program in Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham – School of Dentistry. He also graduated from a 1-year Implant Training Program in the same University of Alabama.
In the process of realizing his ideals and becoming the best version of himself, Dr. Lima has won national prizes like First Place at the 2020 American Equilibration Society Meeting in Chicago, and the Ozzy Asbjornson Scholarship for emerging leaders in the field of Dentistry at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Dr. Lima embodied the magic of giving nothing less than your best and the importance of providing individualized care to his patients, making their visits comfortable, predictable and safe. Dr. Lima is married to Marcela and they have two boys: Enzo (14y.o.) and Gabriel (9y.o.). They enjoy traveling, sports and being in contact with nature and having fun with their mini–Schnauzer Frank.
Dr. Shana Parrilla was born in Belleville, Illinois and relocated to Houston, Texas in 2006. As an only child of two proud nurses, Dr. Parrilla knew from a young age she wanted to help others and pursue a career in healthcare.
Dr. Parrilla graduated from the University of Houston and attended dental school at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She trained at multiple public health facilities across the country serving low income communities. During this time, Dr. Parrilla grew her passion for dentistry as well as giving back to the community through her patients. Dr. Parrilla is dedicated to providing whole-person healthcare, placing her patients first, and ensuring high-quality dental care.
In her free time, Dr. Parrilla enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, watching Netflix documentaries, going to the gym, and staying active.
Dr. Chanda Costello earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Washington State University. She then went on to attend Oregon Health and Sciences University, where she earned the prestigious Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2008.Dr. Costello brings over 15 years of dental experience to her practice at Woodlands Family Dental. She enjoys focusing on her patient’s individual treatment needs and providing them high quality dental care in a way that makes them feel comfortable. She believes that a healthy smile is vital to a patient’s overall health and self- confidence and loves partnering with her patients and investing in their oral health. Dr. Costello has had extensive training in advanced dental procedures including endodontics (root canals), Invisalign clear aligners, oral surgery (extractions), and same day crowns. She is active in multiple dental organizations and enjoys learning new techniques in continuing education. In her personal life Dr. Costello and her husband have three young children- a daughter and identical twin boys. Outside of practice she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting new places, and cooking.