David O. Rathke, B.S., D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Dr. David Rathke earned his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1998 after earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1980 at the No.1 - rated UTHealth San Antonio School of Dentistry, where he was chosen "the student most proficient in anesthesiology." He is also a third-generation alumnus of Sam Houston State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1976 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. Although born and raised elsewhere in Texas, Dr. Rathke graduated from Huntsville High School in 1972, and was in the top 10% of his class.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Brazos Valley District Dental Society, The Houston-Conroe-Huntsville Implant Study Group, the International Association for Functional Orthodontics, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Dr. Rathke has been happily married to Pam Ryan Rathke for more than 32 years, and is immensely proud of their two sons, Bryan and Benjamin, and their first grandson, Samuel. Dr. Bryan joined the practice several years ago (see his bio below.) Benjamin graduated Valedictorian from Huntsville High School, and is currently in graduate school studying Visualization in the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University, where he was a four year member of B-Company in Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets as a percussionist in the nationally famous Fightin' Texas Aggie Band.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Rathke has a very wide variety of interests, including Amateur Radio, electronics and computers, astronomy, woodworking and metal machining, genealogy, history (especially Texas history), and music.
Bryan C. Rathke, B.S., D.D.S.
Dr. Rathke earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the No. 1 - rated UTHealth San Antonio School of Dentistry.
Dr. Bryan Rathke was born and raised in Huntsville, Texas where his family members have been citizens of Huntsville extending four generations. He is the son of Dr. David and Mrs. Pam (Ryan) Rathke. A top 5% 2007 graduate of Huntsville High School, he was a member of the Huntsville Hornet Military Marching Band, and served as a drum major of the band his junior and senior years.
Dr. Rathke completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in College Station where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in May 2011. Throughout his time as a student at Texas A&M, he was a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band in the Corps of Cadets. While a senior in the Aggie Band, he served as B-Company Commanding Officer as well as Infantry Band Drum Major, only second cadet in the history of Texas A&M to hold both positions simultaneously. Under his command, B-Company was awarded the Bruno A. Hochmuth Award for Military Proficiency, and the coveted General George F. Moore Award for Most Outstanding Unit in the Corps of Cadets. His honors earned while at Texas A&M include Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, and the Certificate in Leadership Study and Development.
In December of 2011, Dr. Rathke married Elizabeth Grona, daughter of Bob and Patsy Grona, also of Huntsville. Mrs. Rathke is a 2005 graduate of Huntsville High School, where she was also a member of the Huntsville Hornet Military Marching Band and also a drum major for the band her senior year. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health from SHSU in 2009, and then earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her R.N. at the UTHealth School of Nursing in Houston in 2011. She spent several years as an R.N. at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, and is currently an R.N. at Conroe Regional Hospital. In July 2016, Dr. and Mrs. Rathke welcomed their son, Samuel, into the world!
Dr. Rathke and his wife spend most of their time enjoying camping, fishing, and hiking with their son and local family, and their dog, Eva, whom they found with a rescue organization while living in San Antonio.