Dr. Saba Ahmed
From very early on, Dr. Saba Ahmed has held onto the belief that your mouth is your gateway to your overall health. It is around this belief that she has shaped her personality and lifestyle. In 2007, Dr. Ahmed graduated from The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental Schoool after completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at The University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, TX. She has been a native Texas since early 1990’s. Soon after dental School, Dr. Ahmed worked on her hospital-based residency (GPR), in Lee’s Summit, MO. This is where she was trained to work with medically compromised patients, kids with special needs, working on complex cases in a hospital based setting, and ultimately providing sedation dentistry. Dr. Ahmed is married, and her husband live in Cypress, TX.
In 2009, Dr. Ahmed continued her advanced training as a dentist in orthodontics and Invisalign (clear braces). Dr. Ahmed has a wide array of skills in all facets of dentistry. She is great with the young and the aging. She enjoys working with children and adults. She is great with kids. With her charming personality, excellent bedside manners, Dr. Ahmed’s patients know her to be friendly, understanding, and approachable. It is with no surprise that with her dental expertise and her warm personality, her patients always come back to her.
To keep her skills sharp and dental knowledge updated, Dr. Ahmed is an active member of several accredited organizations such as The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, The American Orthodontics Society, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, and The Las Vegas Institute.
In addition to Village Park Family Dental, Dr. Ahmed’s devotion to dentistry resonates to her Houston community as well. Dr. Ahmed volunteers her time by managing one of the Shifa Community Dental Clinic. Shifa is a non-profit clinic, located in Southwest Houston that provides dental services to low income individuals of all faces and colors. She also helped with dental relief work during the devastating hurricane Harvey. She has also served for the past two years as precinct chair of her local zip code. She attends local Houston meetings and gives her feedback on how to make a better community for us all.
In case you think she looks familiar, she does! For her dental expertise, she has appeared on local news, participates in discussions about dental topics as well as delivers oral hygiene presentations at local schools!
Dr. Darius Smith
A Chicago native, Dr. Darius B. Smith majored in biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011. While attending dental school his outstanding clinical abilities caught the eye of several specialists, who mentored him both during and outside school hours. The specialists ranged from oral surgeons, periodontists, prosthodontists.
Dr. Smith also participated and continues to participate in several community health, dental and medical initiatives. Through a highly selective process, he was awarded the privilege to work with the Indian Health Service on an Indian Reservation. On the reservation he continued to expand his knowledge of dentistry while being able to learn the need and value of dentistry worldwide. He witnessed quality care truly did make a difference in people’s lives.
Dr. Smith’s passion for dentistry allowed him to realize that one field of study was not enough, so he sought out a program that would be both challenging and allow him training from multispeciality doctors. Realizing they were very few that offered this specific type of training, he applied and matched at one of the top programs in the US, which did offer the caliber of training he seeked. Dr. Smith furthered his education at the University of Texas Health Science Center where he received training in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. This residency differed from many of it’s kind due to many of his trainers being leaders, lecturers and pioneers in the dental field of research and in advanced and complex dentistry. This advanced program provided vigorous hands on and didactic training that required daily training by multispeciality entities on medically compromised patients. The program’s minimum requirement was to treat patients on the same level as a specialist, however it’s philosophy required treatment of patients from a multifactorial thought process. This multifactorial philosophy was simple… patients need a dentist with more than one discipline or speciality to receive maximum treatment they deserve, which was why a formal training was needed and paramount to this philosophy and quality of service and care. This is the training that Dr.Smith received, which has also allowed him to be trusted by so many fellow dentists to treat their most precious patients, whom they wouldn’t trust to just anyone.
Since becoming a Doctor of Dentistry Dr. Smith has had the opportunity to polish and perfect his skills in oral surgery, periodontal surgery, IV sedation, implantology, prosthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, restorative, and endodontics on thousands of patients. Daily Dr. Smith is referred by several dental offices and specialists to provide care to medically compromised, mentally challenged, complex, esthetic, surgical and restorative patients.
In his free time Dr. Smith enjoys spending time in church, with family, friends, travelling the world, taking advanced dentistry courses, cooking, volunteering, participating and viewing many athletic sports, learning about different cultures, has been known to do adventurous activities like skydiving, white water rafting, bungee jumping and various other activities.
Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Chicago Area Health and Medical Program, Houston Minority Dental Society, and various study clubs. Being apart of a multiplicity of organizations, he is able to remain current in his field and provide high quality treatment to his patients.
Dr. Smith is very passionate, caring and knowledgeable about dentistry. He looks forward to serving your needs and giving you the excellent care you deserve. Dr. Smith understands people have various complex needs and will find a treatment that exactly fits each unique case. Dr. Smith also offers IV sedation for those patients who have dental anxiety or just might not be able to deal with stresses that certain dental procedures can bring. He looks forward to serving your needs.
Dr. Jorge Calderon
Nationality: USA Citizen
Mexican DDS - UNAM 1978
Orthodontics (Orthodontic Certificate)
Baylor College of Dentistry - Orthodontic Department 1982
Orthodontics for Orthognatic Surgery Patients
University of Texas UT Parkland Memorial Hospital 1984
Gnathology & Orthodontics
Roth – Williams AEO (TMJ - 2 year Course)
More than 27 publications
Private Orthodontic practice for more than 25 years.
Part Time faculty at:
- Universidad Intercontinental UIC Mexico City (5 years)
- Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico UNITEC (7 years)
- Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (8 years)
- ORMCO Orthodontics California USA
- Dentsply / GAC Orthodontics New York USA
- ODP Orthodontics California USA
- Wife and 3 daugters
- Salt water sports