Meet the Doctor


Meet Dr. Richard B. Waghalter, DDS

Periodontist & Dental Implants Specialist If you need a Dentist in Houston, come visit Dr. Waghalter. Even after 43+ years of experience in Houston dental practice, I’m still excited about what I can do for you. This means you will get all the extra personal attention that makes your results and your visits to my office exceptional.

I help you keep your natural teeth. Quality periodontics and dentistry done right and my focus.

Your smile affects the health of your entire body, and its appearance is just as important. When you have a healthy, attractive smile, you are more likely to share it with people.

Making you smile and making your smile better, more comfortable and functional are the reasons I’m here.

An Education That Inspires Confidence
The excellent training I received still makes a difference in the care I am able to offer patients every day. The hard work pays off every time I help someone improve the health of their mouths, and appearance of their smiles. So many patients have told me how grateful they are to be able to smile again with self-confidence. That’s the "ultimate reward".

DDS, University of Illinois College of Dentistry Chicago

Graduate Training, Periodontics: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

BS, Dentistry: University of Illinois College of Dentistry

BS, Pharmacy: St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

A Respected Leader in Periodontology
"It’s both an honor and a responsibility to impart knowledge to the dental specialists of tomorrow through the numerous academic positions I’ve held. Some times I think I learned almost as much from my students as they learned from me. I’m proud of the new techniques and ideas I’ve pioneered in the field of gum treatment and dental implants because they are about so much more than science......they are all about improving peoples lives.”

24 years teaching. Now a former graduate and undergraduate professor: University of Texas Health Science Center, Dental branch, Houston, Texas & Veterans Hospital, Houston, Texas

Military Service:
Former Chief of Periodontics at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa,FL

Countless honors, including Southwest Society of Periodontists Special Award, Second place, National Health Educators Media association for a new method of gum grafting.

Author & Lecturer:
internationally published and presented dozens of articles and lectures on periodontal breakthroughs.

Innovator: Less invasive and more natural-looking gum-grafting technique

  • Everted flap technique for faster healing
  • Non-surgical periodontal treatment utilizing lasers and enzymes
  • Stem cell bone grafting for faster new bone regeneration(4 months instead of 12)

American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Osseointegration, American Society of Dental Anesthesiology;

It’s Not Business; It’s Personal
“Patients choose to visit my office for a variety of reasons; the decades I spent teach periodontics , the fact that I am able to fix complex conditions or because they have see the wonderful results I have achieved for a friend. Most patients return to my office for one important reason: I make them comfortable. You get answers to all your questions, we’ll plan treatment together so it meets your needs, and my staff and I do all we can to help you relax and enjoy your visit.”

A Caring Practice for All Your Dental Needs.

We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality dental care available. It is our top priority to protect the well-being of our valued patients. For this reason, our office meets and surpasses all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) standards. We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office. We welcome all patients as if they were family.

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our Houston office by phone or email.We do both routine and emergency dental care. New patients are welcome!

We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require significant work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate billing schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your quality dental or periodontic care.

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Contact Information
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Richard B Waghalter, D.D.S Healthy Smiles of Houston 5959 West Loop South, Suite 640 Bellaire, TX 77401

Telephone: 713-771-7101 FAX: 713-771-7102


Business hours are from 8:00 to 4:00 Monday - Friday Dr. Waghalter requires 48 hour notice for cancellation.


Financing available through Springstone Financial and Care Credit. 

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