Zahra Z. Alvandi, D.D.S., P.A.
Dr. Alvandi has been designing and creating beautiful smiles in Houston for over 15 years. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. She achieved her Certification in Implantology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Alvandi is also Invisalign Certified. She is committed to excellence in dentistry and long term care of all of her patients.
Dr. Alvandi is mother to both Dr. Sara Ekhlassi and Dr. Sanaz Ekhlassi. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, working out, travelling, and cooking for family.
Sanaz Ekhlassi, D.D.S.
Dr. Ekhlassi has been living in Houston since she was three years old. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in Biology. She then went on to the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Following dental school, she was accepted to complete a General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. In her residency, she treated medically complex patients in hospital and clinical settings.
Dr. Ekhlassi then began practicing dentistry in three of the five boroughs of New York City. After working in New York, she decided to return to her hometown in Texas to work side by side with her mother, Dr. Alvandi and her sister Dr. Sara Ekhlassi.
In her free time, Dr. Sanaz Ekhlassi loves spending time with friends, travelling, sewing, painting, ice skating, live music, and working out.
While in dental school, Dr. Ekhlassi researched cytokine activity in gingival cells in order to better understand the underlying mechanisms for periodontal disease. Her publications can be found at the following web addresses:
Sara Ekhlassi, D.D.S., M.S.D.
Dr. Ekhlassi is a specialist in orthodontics and is dedicated to making beautiful, lasting smiles for all of her patients! She has been a Houston resident for the majority of her life, graduating from Cypress Creek High School. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received her Bachelor of Arts. After college, Dr. Ekhlassi attained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston; where she went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Memorial Hermann Hospital. While attaining her dental education, Dr. Ekhlassi fell in love with the specialty of orthodontics! She continued her education by being accepted into an orthodontic residency program at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, where she received a Specialty Certification in Orthodontics and a Masters of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Ekhlassi is a board certified orthodontist and an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the Texas Dental Association.
While in orthodontic residency, Dr. Ekhlassi married her best friend, Alex, and they began their new life together. Besides spending time with her husband and family, her interests include photography, working out, travelling, and decorating their home.
Although every patient and every treatment is unique, Dr. Ekhlassi strives to provide the best orthodontic treatment possible for all her patients. She understands the importance of a beautiful smile and will work hard to create one that is just right for you! After all, a smile is worth a thousand words!