Our Dental Team
Dr. Henna Abbasi
Dr. Henna Abbasi was born in Pakistan and specializes in orthodontic treatment. She attained her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2016. Upon graduation, Dr. Abbasi took her education a step further and proceeded to complete her Orthodontic residency and Master of Science in Oral Sciences simultaneously at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2019. Dr. Abbasi’s goal is to be the best orthodontist she can be. She is motivated and committed to providing high-quality dental care to her patients and ensures she is consistently maintaining mutual trust, respect, and integrity. Dr. Abbasi is fluent in Urdu and Hindi and is a proud member of the America Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontics. When she is not practicing dentistry Dr. Abbasi enjoys spending time with her husband and children exploring nature, partaking in outdoor activities, and reading.
Dr. Sahara Adams-LeSage
Dr. Sahara Adams- LeSage was born in Dallas, Texas, and has committed her life to helping people by relieving pain and suffering while offering cosmetic restorations with meticulous attention to detail. As a practicing General Dentist of 24 years, Dr. Adams-LeSage received her undergraduate education from Texas A&M University College Station and Galveston between 1986-1991; she acquired a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Science, a Bachelor’s in Animal Science, and a Ph.D. Upon completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Adams-LeSage obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995 at the University of Texas Houston branch and graduated Top 15% of her class in addition to scoring above the national mean on the National Western Regional Boards. She is a Fellow of the Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity and sat as Vice President from 2005-2007. Dr. Adams-LeSage is also a published author, researcher, and presenter for numerous articles and scientific journals including but not limited to the Louisiana State University Medical Journal, Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences, Texas A&M University School of Medicine Department of Bio-Chemistry, and even co-authored two motion pictures entitled “Dental School Procedures” and “Periodontal Disease and Esthetic Dentistry”. Her Professional Memberships include the Academy of General Dentistry, Greater Houston District Dental Society, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Ninth District Dental Society, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association, and is the Founder of the Mentor Program at the University of Texas. Dr. Adams-LeSage is fluent in English and can speak the following languages: Spanish, Sign Language, Italian, French, Portuguese and German.
In her spare time, Dr. Adams-LeSage enjoys watching football games, fishing, playing tennis, and traveling to lakes in Texas.
Dr. Bisola Ajala
Dr. Bisola Ajala is a highly experienced general dentist with the ability to provide quality, family-oriented dental care. Dr. Ajala received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in 2013 graduating top of her class. She is the recipient of the Oodua Investment Company Student Scholarship and received the “Best Graduating Student’ and ‘Best Overall Performance in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” rewards. Dr. Ajala also received high distinction in Oral Anatomy and Oral Physiology. After completing her B.Ch.D., Dr. Ajala took her education a step further by attaining her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2018. During her time with Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Ajala was the recipient of the M. Arnold Graham, DDS Endowed Scholarship and dedicated herself to various volunteer programs providing free oral health education and treatment to her community. Dr. Ajala is fluent in Yoruba, loves her profession, and fully believes with her background, training, and passion for dentistry, that she can and will reflect the beauty of dentistry to all of her patients. In her spare time, Dr. Ajala enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and watching and playing soccer.
Dr. Sarah Al Kukash
Dr. Sarah Al Kukash is a Board Certified national and international trained pediatric specialist with more than 15 years of dental experience and more than 8 years in academic teaching. She attained her BDS in dentistry at the University of Baghdad, Iraq in 2000 and proceeded to complete her M.S. in Pediatric Dentistry in 2006. During her time with the University of Baghdad, Dr. Al Kukash participated in numerous scientific research fields related to dentistry, tissue engineering and molecular biology, and genetics. Upon completing her BDS and M.S., Dr. Al Kukash took her education a step further and attained her Ph.D. in Pediatric Dentistry at Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2016. In June 2020, Dr. Al Kukash finished her second Pediatric Residency and M.S. in Dental Science at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Dr. Al Kukash strives to make each and every patient feel comfortable during their pediatric dental treatment journey by alleviating any apprehension they may have. She makes it her personal goal to put every patient at ease by treating them with the same care and concern she would with her own children. Dr. Al Kukash is fluent in Arabic and is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry as well as the American Dental Association. When she is not in the clinic, Dr. Al Kukash enjoys spending time with her family, in particular, spending time outdoors kayaking, camping, hiking, and exploring the great state of Texas and beyond.
Dr. Hufsah Bhatti DDS
Dr. Hufsah Bhatti was born and raised in Michigan and recently moved to Texas. She attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry where she attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery. Upon graduating, Dr. Bhatti took her education a step further by completing a rigorous Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program at NYU Langone. Dr. Bhatti has commendable expertise in restorative and cosmetic procedures and cares deeply about her patients. She has dedicated her life to providing quality dentistry while meeting her patients' needs. When she is not practicing dentistry Dr. Bhatti enjoys cooking, reading, taking walks in nature, and working out.
Dr. Viviane Bouchara
Dr. Viviane Bouchara has been an acclaimed Endodontist and has nearly 30 years of dental experience. Dr. Bouchara was recently recognized in March of 2022 as one of Houston’s Top Endodontists and is featured on Waiting Room Magazine Top Doctors for her dedication and expertise in Endodontics. She was born in Barcelona, Spain and completed her understudies at Colegio Moral y Luces Herzl‐ Bialik in Caracas, Venezuela. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1990. After practicing as a general dentist, she pursued and completed an advanced training program in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and was awarded the Louis I Grossman Award for graduating top of her class. Alongside her extensive clinical knowledge Dr. Bouchara has lectured over the years for many dental seminars including the Metropolitan Odontology Congress and Sociedad Venezolana de Endodoncia, she also served as an Assistant Professor for the graduate program of Endodontics at the Universidad Central De Venezuela. Dr. Bouchara frequently attends reputable continuing education courses that enable her to keep current with the latest advancements in the ever‐changing field of Endodontics. Her principal goal is to provide the most foreseeable and effective treatment while remaining in close communication with her patients. Her professional affiliations include Colegio de Odontologia de Venezuela, Colegio Metropolitano de Odontologos, the American Association of Endodontics, and the Sociedad Venezolana de Endodoncia. Dr. Bouchara is fluent in English, Spanish, and French and when she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys art & crafts, reading, and watching movies.
Dr. Blake Childers
Dr. Blake Childers, originally from Louisville, Kentucky, is a General Dentist that has provided quality dental care to patients in multiple disciplines for over 30 years. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1981 and proceeded to serve in the U.S. Army for 16 years. During his service, Dr. Childers’ completed his General Residency at Womach Army Medical Center in 1982 and received numerous awards, including the Expert Field Medical Badge, Solomon Honor Graduate Award, Army Commendation Medal, Sinai Deployment Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal Haiti Deployment Award. Dr. Childers’ is an active member of the Academy of General Dentists, and when he is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys golfing, snow skiing, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Nathaniel Davis
Dr. Nathaniel Davis was born in McCormick, South Carolina, and has practiced dentistry for 36 years. Dr. Davis graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy in 1975 and completed his Master of Science in Physical Therapy at Long Island University (Brooklyn Center) in 1976. After practicing as a physical therapist for many years, Dr. Davis expanded his education and graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy School of Dentistry in 1985 with his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Davis is licensed in the state of Texas and Michigan respectively and has extensive experience in general dentistry. Dr. Davis’ goal is to provide high-quality dental care to his patients in a relaxed environment. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Davis loves spending time with his grandsons, watching sports such as basketball, football, and baseball, and enjoys evening strolls with his wife.
Dr. Natalie Dike DDS
Dr. Natalie Dike is committed to providing individualized dental care in a friendly environment. Dr. Dike completed her Microbiology B.S. at the University of Texas-Austin in 2010 and proceeded to attain her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center in 2014. Dr. Dike chose a career in dentistry because of the privilege and satisfaction of positively transforming a patient’s life by restoring oral health. She is a proud member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society. When she is not practicing dentistry Dr. Dike enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, and staying active by running and traveling.
Dr. Ibifuro Earley DDS
Dr. Ibifuro Earley was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She obtained a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from The University of Southern California in 2015 and Doctor of Dental Surgery from Howard University in 2020. During her gap year, she recognized a passion for pediatric dentistry while working as a hygienist providing free preventive services and education at Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinics in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. This experience was the catalyst that ultimately motivated her to obtain Advanced Specialty Certification in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Illinois Chicago in 2022. Though no stranger to the Southwest, Dr. Earley is very excited to begin the next chapter of her career as a Houstonian. She has a huge appreciation for cultural diversity and the various multicultural experiences Houston has to offer. Dr. Earley remains active in organized dentistry as a proud member of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, The American Dental Association, and The National Dental Association. Apart from dentistry, she enjoys spending quality time with her husband and son, Taco Tuesdays, and researching new tropical travel destinations for vacation!
Dr. Latonia Ehigiator DDS
Dr. Latonia Ehigiator was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and has extensive hands-on experience in various areas of dentistry. Dr. Ehigiator completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas School of Dentistry – Houston in 2014. Dr. Ehigiator chose to pursue a career in dentistry because she is a fixer by nature. She enjoys helping rebuild happiness, joy, and self-esteem for each and every one of her patients. Dr. Ehigiator has acquired many skills throughout her dental education and 7+ years of practicing general dentistry. She is a highly motivated dentist and intends to continue to expand her education and contribute to the overall health and wellness of her patients. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Ehigiator enjoys traveling and going on adventures with her husband, son, and twin daughters.
Dr. Jeffrey Frank DDS
Born and raised in Fairfield, California Dr. Jeffrey Frank has been practicing dentistry for 22 years and is acclaimed for his keen attention to detail and friendly chairside manner. After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology & microbiology from Texas A&M College Station, Dr. Frank obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas, San Antonio branch, and graduated with honors. Dr. Frank speaks Spanish and values each of his patient’s unique needs. Dr. Frank addresses his patients’ concerns through focused listening which allows him to decide the most suitable treatment options possible. Dr. Frank’s goal is to provide state-of-the-art dentistry while providing a personalized approach that gives every one of his patients a sense of comfort while creating their best smile ever! When he is not practicing dentistry Dr. Frank enjoys spending time with his daughter and watching sports such as basketball and football.
Dr. Simone Gainey
Dr. Simone Gainey is a Board-Certified specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. She believes in providing kind, compassionate treatment to young children inclusive for those with special needs to assist in enhancing and maintaining their oral health with the use of various behavior management techniques. By specializing in Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Gainey’s goal is to make every child’s visit an enjoyable, fearless, and exceptional experience. Dr. Gainey a native of Houston, Texas completed, her General Dentistry schooling at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee in 2012 and later completed a rigorous and accelerated General Practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston in 2014. After obtaining her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Gainey’s love for children led her to specialize in pediatric care and she proceeded to complete her Pediatric Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in 2017.
Dr. Gainey speaks Spanish and is a recipient of many awards such as Chief Resident at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Department of Pediatric Residency (2017), Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Outstanding Leadership In Dental Outreach (2017), Co-Chief Resident at the University Science Center Houston (2014), University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston GPR Best Resident Award (2013), The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Horace Wells Senior Student Award (2012) and the National Dental Association Foundation/ Colgate-Palmolive Scholarship (2011). Her Professional Affiliations include the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. During her free time, Dr. Gainey enjoys reading, traveling, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Joshua Gascoyne DDS
Dr. Joshua Gascoyne is a board‐certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gascoyne earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2015 from Texas A&M College of Dentistry and attained an advanced pediatric certification from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2017 where he was chief resident and recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. Dr. Gascoyne is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. When Dr. Gascoyne is not practicing dentistry he enjoys spending time with his family.
Dr. Sara Hamza
Dr. Sara Hamza is a general provider with 7 years of extensive dental experience. She completed her undergraduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology at West Virginia University in 2011 and proceeded to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2015 at West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Dr. Hamza is well-versed in all aspects of dentistry including restorations, fixed and removable prosthodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery. Dr. Hamza is a proud member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Massachusetts Dental Society, and the Valley District Dental Society. When she is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys taking trips with family and friends to explore new destinations.
Dr. Ashraf Harhash
Dr. Ashraf Harhash, originally from Alabama, Georgia, is an Endodontist who has been practicing dentistry for over 28 years and specializes in root canal treatment. Dr. Harhash’s primary focus is to ensure his patients have an optimum experience that will allow him to provide high-quality treatment and surgery. He is most prominent for his friendly chair-side manner and diligently listens to his patients regarding their needs and desires. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Cairo in 1991. In 2008, after 18 years of both general and adult dentistry, he applied to and was accepted into Loma Linda University, where he pursued and completed an advanced Endodontics Residency program and received his Master of Science in Endodontics in 2010. Dr. Harhash is dedicated to providing his patients with individualized and comprehensive treatment while persistently pursuing the latest developments of technology in the field of Endodontics. Dr. Harhash is a truly remarkable Endodontist but is also a great individual. During his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his three children, playing soccer and squash.
Dr. Piyush Heda MSc
Dr. Piyush Heda is an American Board‐Certified orthodontist with 21 years of dental expertise. He obtained a Bachelor of Dentistry (2001) and a Master of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics (2007) at Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College. Dr. Heda furthered his competence in dentistry by receiving certification through the National Dental Examining Board of Canada in 2013 and obtained an MS in Craniofacial Science as well as a Diploma in Orthodontics at the University of British Columbia in 2019. Dr. Heda is fluent in Hindi and is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Canadian Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Association of Orthodontists, British Columbia Society of Orthodontists, Indian Orthodontic Society, American Board of Orthodontics and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Heda enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and playing tennis.
Dr. Katherine Fairleigh Hoffman
Dr. Katherine Fairleigh Hoffman is a general dentist with proficiency in full-coverage restoration, oral surgery, and advanced general dentistry. Dr. Fairleigh Hoffman obtained her BA of Science in chemistry at Baylor University and graduated Cum Laude in 2015. She is also a graduate of UT Health Center San Antonio School of Dentistry and attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2020. Dr. Fairleigh Hoffman has spent numerous hours volunteering throughout the local community offering both medical and dental services to those in need. Dr. Fairleigh‐Hoffman’s goal is to educate her patients while providing affordable dental care. Dr. Fairleigh‐Hoffman speaks Italian and is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Texas Academy of General Dentistry. When she is not practicing dentistry or volunteering, Dr. Fairleigh enjoys photography, crocheting, and spending time with her pets.
Dr. Dung (Joe) Huynh
Dr. Dung (Joe) Huynh was born in Vietnam and is a General Dentist who has been practicing general dentistry for two decades. Dr. Huynh completed his undergraduate education at Houston Baptist University and graduated in 1993 with his Bachelor of Science in Biology & Chemistry while simultaneously serving in the U.S. Navy for six years. In 1995 he applied and was accepted into the prestigious Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, and attained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree where he was awarded the Pediatric Dentistry Award despite his focus in General Dentistry! His Professional Affiliations include the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. Dr. Huynh is fluent in his native language of Vietnamese and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family.
Dr. Tho (Thomas) Huynh
Dr. Tho (Thomas) Huynh is a General dentist with nearly two decades of experience and has an extensive background in oral surgery, periodontal surgery, oral rehabilitation, implant placement, and comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Huynh completed his undergraduate education in 1993 at Haverford College with a Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology/Immunology and received specialized training in Infectious Diseases and Endocrinology from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1994. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from TUFTS University in May of 2000 and proceeded to begin his General Residency in July of 2000 at the Naval Dental Center- Great Lakes, where he later completed the course in May of 2001. Dr. Huynh has been awarded numerous awards during his time serving for the U.S. Navy, which includes Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Service Medal, Expert Marksman, Overseas Services, and the Armed Forces Combat Casualty Care Course Recipient. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, conducted research pertaining to “Intraosseous Implantation of Irradiated Mandibles” sponsored by the American Dental Association in Chicago, Illinois, and has been voted America’s Best Dentist in 2009, 2010, and 2011! Dr. Huynh is fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese, and when he is not practicing dentistry enjoys sailing, cooking, traveling, discussing politics, and working with computers.
Dr. David L. Jones DDS
Dr. David L. Jones is a dedicated oral health professional with more than 47 years of dental experience. Dr. Jones completed his undergraduate with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at Lamar University and attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical School in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Jones holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Care Administration. Dr. Jones has vast knowledge and experience in General Dentistry, Periodontic and Endodontic treatment. Dr. Jones is committed to continuous growth and development and aims to provide quality dental services to all his patients. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Jones enjoys dancing and exercising.
Dr. James A. Leithead, Jr.
Dr. James A. Leithead, Jr., is a Board-Certified orthodontist. He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University – Baton Rouge and proceeded to further his education by attaining his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Orthodontics Residency at Louisiana State University- New Orleans. During his time with Louisiana State University, Dr. Leithead was a member of the C.E. Kells Honor Society and received the International College of Dentistry Award. Dr. Leithead’s outstanding credentials, combined with his naturally gifted perception of beauty and genuine concern for his patients, make him an exceptional orthodontist with over 40 years of clinical experience. It is Dr. Leithead’s greatest goal to provide his patients with the kind of orthodontic care he would want for his own family. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Orthodontists (Life member), American Dental Association, Southwest District Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, and Louisiana Association of Orthodontists. In his spare time, Dr. Leithead is an avid runner and has completed a total of seven marathons! He also enjoys participating in yearly church-sponsored dental mission trips to Honduras and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Dr. Larry K. Long
Colonel (Ret) Larry Keith Long USAF was until recently Staff Surgeon at Joint Base San Antonio Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency. He was the Clinical Flight Commander for the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department and instrumental in the education of 45 United States Air Force and Army oral surgery residents. Colonel Long received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and he joined the United States Air Force via direct accession in 1995 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. His initial assignment in the Air Force was a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha Nebraska. He was then stationed at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina as a base exodontist. He was accepted into the Oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio starting in 1999. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Health Sciences at San Antonio graduating in 2003. In 2004 he completed a one-year internship in General Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center where he received his certificate in Oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2005. Dr. Long is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Tammy Layne Lykos
Dr. Tammy Layne Lykos was born and raised in Lawton, Oklahoma. Working as a dental assistant while attending Cameron University in Lawton, she studied Natural Science. From there, she attended and graduated from Oklahoma University College of Dentistry with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991. Growing up spending her summers with her grandparents in Temple, Texas, she traveled to Corpus Christi, Texas, after graduating to pursue her career in dentistry. She particularly enjoys “restoring smiles” and focuses on anterior cosmetic dentistry. She truly believes that the “prettiest thing you can wear is your smile.” She has been servicing her community for over 28 years and aims to provide dental education and service to patients in a caring manner that decreases dental anxiety and shifts patients into a state of preventive status rather than corrective status.
Dr. Isabella Nguyen
Dr. Isabella Nguyen is a skilled pediatric dentist with a passion for working with young children. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology at the University of Alberta in 2003 and enrolled at New York University College of Dentistry in 2004. Upon graduating with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008, she proceeded to complete her Pediatric Residency at Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, in 2010. Dr. Nguyen took her education a step further and received her Board Certification from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in September of 2011. Her professional memberships include the American Dental Association, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Education Association, and the Second District Dental Society. Dr. Nguyen is fluent in Vietnamese, and loves playing the piano and spending time with her two daughters.
Dr. Jim D. Nored
Dr. Jim Nored was born and raised in Weatherford, Texas, and has been a successful dentist for over 45 years. He is focused on modern Holistic Dentistry, also referred to as Biological Dentistry, using minimally invasive technologies to treat his patients in a relaxing toxin-free environment. For many years, Dr. Nored has followed Dr. Hal Huggins; studying his books and lectures and then applying his Holistic protocols in dentistry. Dr. Nored sees the mouth as an integrated part of the whole body considering oral health problems as they relate to total body health. He uses testing such as digital x-rays, Applied Kinesiology, and Thermography to determine any potential risk. Using Biocompatibility Testing, he can ensure that a filling, crown, or other dental restoration does not cause an adverse reaction to the rest of the body. Dr. Nored is 100% committed to using safe, durable, non-toxic, biocompatible dental materials for all of his patients. Dr. Nored is fluent in Spanish and is a proud member of the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association. When he is not practicing dentistry Dr. Nored enjoys tennis, cycling, scuba diving, and boating.
Dr. Joseph A. Norman
Dr. Joseph A. Norman is a general dentist with extensive experience in both general dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Norman obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill in 2007 at which time he also began his first Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at John Peters Smith Hospital. After completing his first internship at John Peters Smith Hospital in 2008, Dr. Norman proceeded to complete a second Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship at Oklahoma University Medical Center in 2009. Throughout his education, Dr. Norman received various awards and scholarships such as the NC AADR Distinguished Service Award(2005), the Ron Strauss International Scholarship (2006) and the UNC SOD Short Term Research Fellowship (2006). Dr. Norman is committed to delivering the highest level of dental oral health to his patients and is a proud member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. During his spare time, Dr. Norman enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, biking, swimming, and running.
Dr. Emamefe Okinedo
Dr. Emamefe Okinedo native of Lagos, Nigeria is a general dentist with 11 years of international dental experience. She received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in 2010 and proceeded to complete her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) in 2019. Dr. Okinedo is the recipient of the Anofi and Grace Goubadia foundation scholarship award and was acknowledged as the ‘Best Student’ in pre-phase class OAU. She was also inducted into the OKU Lambda Mu Chapter for being one of the top high honors graduating students in the Advanced Standing Class of 2019 at Boston University. Dr. Okinedo is a proud member of the American Dental Association and is fluent in Isoko and Yoruba. In her spare time, Dr. Okinedo enjoys listening to music.
Dr. Nisha Patel
Dr. Nisha Patel is a celebrated Prosthodontist. She specializes in full mouth rehabilitation including fixed/removable prosthesis, implant dentistry such as surgical implant placement and restoration including All on 4 procedures, bone augmentation and periodontal therapy. Dr. Patel completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2004 and obtained her Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics in 2009. Dr. Patel furthered her expertise with a Masters in Prosthodontics at the University of Illinois, Chicago where she also taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Patel is a proud member of the American Dental Association and the American College of Prosthodontics. She feels immense joy helping her patients smile with confidence and her goal for patient care is creating beautiful smiles while educating her patients to maintain lifelong oral health. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, cooking, and travelling.
Dr. Michael Rassner DDS
Dr. Michael Rassner is a general dentist and has practiced dentistry for over 50 years; he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Houston in 1972. Dr. Rassner recognizes his patients are one-of-a-kind and deserve individualized dental care that reflects their personal needs. He is committed to creating a comfortable, stress-free environment and respects his patient’s views and thoughts regarding their treatment. Dr. Rassner is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports and taking his dog to dog parks.
Dr. Miguel A. Ruiz Jr.
Dr. Miguel A. Ruiz Jr. is a general provider with over 30 years of dental experience. Dr. Ruiz received his first Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. He then completed a B.S. in Biology at Texas A & M University in Kingsville, Texas, and proceeded to attain his second Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1992. Dr. Ruiz is fluent in Spanish and is a quality‐focused dentist with extensive experience in general, restorative, aesthetic, and orthodontic procedures. Dr. Ruiz has completed over 1,000 hours of continuing education courses for orthodontic treatment and is a recognized Fellow of the American Orthodontic Society. He is also a member of the Willowbrook Dental Study Club. Dr. Ruiz’s mission is to treat every patient, whether young, old or somewhere in between with compassion and understanding. When is not practicing dentistry he enjoys fishing, hunting, traveling, and camping.
Dr. Kyle Sanders
Dr. Kyle Sanders is a board-certified pediatric dentist with 25 years of dental experience. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Xavier University, Dr. Sanders was accepted into Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. While there, Dr. Sanders was the recipient of the Meharry College School of Dentistry Scholarship and attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1996. Dr. Sanders validated her expertise by completing an intensive postgraduate General Practice Residency at Martin Luther King-Drew University in 1997 and she practiced as a general dentist for twelve years. In 2007, Dr. Sanders discovered her passion for serving children and was given the opportunity to attend a rigorous Pediatric Residency at the Bronx- Lebanon Hospital Center where she received her Pediatric Certification in 2009. Dr. Sanders is an upbeat lighthearted provider that enjoys having a playful environment for her patients. She is committed to following the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation to ensure her patients are comfortable. Dr. Sanders is a proud member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics Dentistry.
Dr. Priyanka Tatini
Dr. Priyanka Tatini is a general provider and has practiced dentistry for 11 years. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the Government Dental College and Hospital in Hyderabad, India in 2009 and proceeded to attain her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Southern California in 2017. She also holds a Master of Business (MBA) and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, graduating top of her class. Dr. Tatini is committed to providing the highest standard of dental care in a friendly, stress-free, and professional environment. She strives to do the best she possibly can for each and every one of her patients. She believes in creating long-lasting relationships that allow her to provide quality care for a dental experience like no other. Dr. Tatini is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association. She is fluent in Telugu and is most known for her gentle touch and patience. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Tatini enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dr. David Tran
Dr. David Tran, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, is a well-educated medical and dental professional who has been serving his community for over a decade. He is a native of Southern California and attained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego in 1999. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California Los Angeles in 2005 and proceeded to complete a 1 year General Surgery Internship at Providence Hospital while simultaneously completing his Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine and a 4 year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency at St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Tran volunteers extensively through projects to treat the uninsured in his community and has traveled on several surgical missions to Colombia to treat children with maxillofacial malformations and deformities reconstructing cleft lips and pallets. He has also received several academic awards during his training, such as the Gertraud Wollschlaeger Scholarship, Board of Governors Scholarship, William W. Stout Scholarship, Dental Student Seed Grant, and the Exceptional Performance Report in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Tran’s professional affiliations include the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, and the American Medical Association. Besides providing exceptional dental care to his patients, Dr. Tran enjoys fishing, biking, skiing, photography, and traveling.
Dr. Vu Tran
Dr. Vu Tran is a General Dentist with over 20 years of experience in dentistry. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in both Chemistry and Mathematics from Houston Baptist University in 1989 and later completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Texas San Antonio Branch in 1998. Dr. Tran believes his patients should be treated like family, is fluent in Vietnamese, and enjoys working with computers, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Pooja Trivedi DDS
Dr. Pooja Trivedi completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery at Saurashtra University in 2014 and attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 2021. Dr. Trivedi is well-versed in every aspect of general dentistry including surgical extractions, Endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and Invisalign treatment. Dr. Trivedi aims to provide the best possible dental care while educating her patients on the importance of oral health care; she intends to make her patients feel comfortable while making a difference in their lives one smile at a time. In her spare time, Dr. Trivedi is passionate about fitness and practicing mental wellness programs such as meditation and yoga.
Dr. Mark A. Williams II
Dr. Mark Williams is a dedicated, compassionate, and reliable general dentist. Dr. Williams holds a Certificate of Public Health, and Master of Public Health and graduated with his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2014. Upon graduation, Dr. Williams proceeded to complete a rigorous Advanced Education in General Dentistry program as Chief Resident General Dentist at UT Houston Dental School in 2016 and won resident of the year. Dr. Williams has been recognized and featured in The Greater Houston Dental Society Magazine in March of 2016, was published in 2013, and is the recipient of the Star of the South Dental Conference/Greater Houston Dental Society Cooksey award for his research on failing implants. Dr. Williams does not look to merely be successful, instead, he strives to be invaluable to his patients while building meaningful relationships and beautiful smiles. In his spare time, Dr. Williams enjoys working out, volunteering with a community health clinic, spending time with his wife and family, and participating in self-improvement activities.
Dr. Mark A. Zubick DDS
Dr. Mark A Zubick has been practicing dentistry for well over 36 years. Dr. Zubick obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1985. As a 7th grader Dr. Zubick had immense admiration for his family dentist; it was then that Dr. Zubick decided he wanted to be a dentist. Practicing dentistry proved to be an excellent decision for Dr. Zubick because it is truly rewarding to help his patients. Dr. Zubick also prides himself on having the joy of his daughter Dr. Leah Zubick DDS who followed in his footsteps. Dr. Zubick is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he acts as a Sunday school teacher. When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Zubick enjoys golfing, watching college sports, traveling to historical sites with his family and spending time with his two Shihpoo pups. Dr. Zubick also loves great food, especially chocolate and grilling at home.
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