Meet Our Team

Dr. Firoz Lalani

Firoz LalaniDr. Firoz lalani believes that everyone deserves a good smile, so with that in mind he started “A Dental Care” in 2010. He accomplished his master degree from New York University and completed his dental degree from an Ivy League school University of Pennsylvania school of dental medicine” in 2007. He and his team thrives to establish the best care possible for our patients in friendly atmosphere with our aim to provide all specialty dental services under one roof. He has a beautiful wife and a princess (Aanya). He likes to meditate, run and swim. He also serves as a board member in a non-profit organization “Ibna Sina Foundation – which provides Medical and Dental services to different communities in Houston.

Dr. Manisha Lalani

Manisha LalaniDr. Manisha Lalani is the co-founder of A Dental Care and Union Dental. She practices at the Union Dental location. She is a graduate of the nation’s top dental school, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, which is also an Ivy League school. Although she is a general dentist and sees patients of all ages, she’s extremely passionate about working with kids and is firm believer in preventive care for children. As a mom herself, she understands how important it is to ease a child of his or her anxiety for dental procedures and make the child’s experience a pleasant one. Nothing makes her happier professionally than to see her patients smile confidently and have healthy oral practices. During her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter, shopping, and traveling with her family.

Dr. Sridhar Eswaran

houston texas dentalDr. Sridhar Eswaran is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. Eswaran received his dental degree in 2001. Upon completion of his dental degree, he sought advanced research training in oral biology at Stony Brook University in New York, where he studied the link between gum and heart disease. After completing his master’s degree from New York, he proceeded to his specialty training in periodontics and implant dentistry at University of Texas, where he received a specialty certificate in periodontics and an MSD.

Dr. Qussay Al Jawhar

Houston pediatric dentistDr.Jawhar graduated from University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He Loves Soccer & Tennis. He is married with 3 beautiful kids. He became dentist because he likes the joy of helping people and creating beautiful smiles.

Dr. Kapil Mangla

Dr. Kapil ManglaDr. Mangla was born and raised in a middle class family in India, but with high aims in his life. Kindness, humility and respect for mankind are few of the family values he got from his family and friends since childhood. He graduated from dental school in India in 2009. To further enhance in knowledge in the field of dentistry and advancement in career, he graduated from UCLA in 2014 and earned DDS. After serving three years in New Mexico, he finally found his home in Lone Star state and moved to the city of Houston. As husband of a beautiful wife, his family does not complete without their dog “Oreo”. He is particularly sensitive about patient care and believe that quality dental care is not a privilege but right of a common man. He loves to workout for fitness and play tennis and cricket.

Liz Gomez – Office Manager

I have been with A Dental Care for six years now, I am married with three kids and one granddaughter and one more on the way. My free time I enjoy spending time with my family, love movies and traveling. I have been in the dental field for over fifteen years and I love what I do, helping people regain their confidence back by smiling.

Dr. Dave Cho

Dr. ChoDr. Cho graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine & he loves to travel.

Dr. Bhawsar

Dr. Bhawsar was born and raised in Nashik, India in a family of Dentists. He graduated with Bachelor in Dental Sciences degree from India in 2010 and moved to USA for further studies. He pursued dual program in Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey and graduated with Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters in Dental Sciences in 2014. His training extensively involved management of multidisciplinary cases. His interests are dental implants, crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures. His passion and enthusiasm motivated him to pursue a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in California. His fellowship trained him in all aspects of implant surgeries along with soft and hard tissue augmentation procedures. On completion of his Fellowship, Dr. Bhawsar was awarded Associate Fellow status by American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has presented in local, national and international meetings.

Along with creating perfect smile, Dr. Bhawsar also pursues photography as one of his passions. He also enjoys sports and accommodates travel and hiking as part of his weekend activities when possible. His other interests are music and relishing on different cuisines.

Elaine Atkinson – Administrator

dentistry houstonElaine Atkinson works at our Gulf Gate office. Check back later to read her biography.

Mr. Naeem Ahmed

Naeem AhmedMr. Naeem Ahmed serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the entire network of A Dental Care. Mr. Ahmed has over 10 years of management experience specific to the dental field. He is responsible for the administrative oversight of all our practices, implementation of various programs, process improvement and patient satisfaction. He aims to develop top-performing teams and empower them to become integral part of the company’s growth.

In his past positions, he has facilitated quality improvement projects with positive outcomes, streamlined work processes to improve patient flow, cross trained staff to optimize resources & improve work efficiency, developed key performance indicators to measure core processes, benchmarked performance standards and program development.In 2013 Mr. Ahmed has been the recipient of the outstanding Administration Efficiency award by Ibn Sina foundation for his dedicated service.

Dr. Bilkisu Idakoji

Dr. Bilkisu Idakoji is originally from California where she also attended college and Dental School. After Dental School, she moved to Brooklyn, New York where she Bilkisu Idakojicompleted her Post Graduate training in Pediatric Dentistry at Brookdale Hospital, a trauma I medical center. Immediately after completion, she moved to Houston, Texas where she is now practicing full time as an associate; offering an alternative to dental treatment by way of conscious sedation and general anesthesia to pre-cooperative, anxious and special needs patients. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Her career goal and motivation is to create a compassionate patient-centered atmosphere where she is able to provide comprehensive dental care to pediatric and special need patient populations. When not working in the profession she cherishes and loves, Dr. Bilkisu can be found enjoying a friendly game of soccer in a local women’s league.

Dr. Rudy Garza, DDS, MD (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon)

Dr. Rudy GarzaDr. Garza attended Texas A&M Health Science Center, Baylor College of Dentistry to obtain a DDS degree; The University of Texas at Houston Health Science Center for a Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Certificate in General Surgery, Trained at Level 1Trauma Center; and McGovern Medical School to complete his medical degree. Dr. Garza received multiple awards during his years in dental school such as distinguished achievement in Oral Surgery given by the Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Garza serves as the attending surgeon at the Memorial OMS- Katy office.

Dr. Garza enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He is very close to his brother and sister, who both practice dentistry. He loves to play tennis, which he played in college for NCAA Division I Tennis programs.

As a result of his extensive training, Dr. Garza is experienced in a range of services focused on in-office anesthesia, wisdom teeth removal, exposure of impacted teeth, bone grafts, BMP therapy, PRP therapy, sinus lifts, soft tissue surgery, dental implants, reconstruction and maxillofacial pathology.

Dr. Ankur Dahiya

Dr. Ankur Dahiya

Dr. Benjamin Kee

Dr. Benjamin KeeDr.Kee was born in Guangzhou, China. He completed his high school and college degree in Los Angeles, California, then he went to Michigan for dental school & graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He likes to Play table tennis at a local club. He also play trombone & was in a marching band back in high school. He likes to explore Houston and try out different restaurants with his wife. He loves Dentistry as it is a field that combines science and art, and it fits him well.

Dr. Himanshu Patel

Dr. Patel grew up in San Jose, California and earned his undergraduate degree from UC Davis. He went on to study dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia and graduated in the summer of 2014. Since graduating, Dr. Patel has put an emphasis on being honest, gentle and caring while putting his patients first.

He is skilled in many areas of Dentistry and is comfortable seeing patients of all types. Dr. Patel likes to keep up with the most recent trends and research in the field and is currently working on expanding his knowledge with Implants, TMJ Therapy, Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea and CAD/CAM technologies so he can provide more for his patients. Dr. Patel truly believes in providing the best dental care to his patients and prides himself in being passionate about perfecting his craft and expanding his skills.

Dr. Patel is an avid sports fan. Although not very good, he likes to play all sorts of sports including soccer, basketball and tennis. He supports the Warriors, the 49ers and Arsenal FC

He and his wife moved to Houston in the summer of 2020. They have a daughter, Maitri, who was born in 2018. When they aren’t working and spending time with their family they enjoy eating, hiking, and catching up on their favorite TV shows and movies.

Olivia Rodriguez – Billing

Olivia Rodriguez - Billing-best dentists in HoustonOlivia has been with A Dental Care for six years. When not working she enjoys spending time with her kids and husband watching movies and going to concerts.

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