Dr. Fowzia Hakym
Dr. Fowzia Hakym graduated with high honors from the University of Texas Dental Branch at the UTHSC, where she was chosen by the Deans of the school, to be named lo the National Deon’s list, every year she was in school. Only one student is chosen per class year to receive this honor. She was also listed in the All American Scholars Collegiate directory. She received the “Southwest Oral Moxillofacial Surgeons Award ~ a coveted award for surgical excellence and hos been named one of Silicon Volley’s TOP DOCS. She is included in, America’s Top Dentists, by the Research Council of America.
Dr. Hokym hos never slopped learning and is continuously in search to improve her knowledge and technique.
Dr. Hokym moved to California soon after graduation from dental school and had a very successful and well known Cosmetic dental practice in Son Jose, CA. She returned to Houston in 2013.
For Dr. Hokym, healing is a calling. She comes from a long line of doctors, with over 30 Physicians in her family, many of them right here in the greater Houston area! She believes that for a person to look and feel their very best and most youthful, their entire body has to be in harmony, including their mouth. The connection of oral health with the rest of the body is now fairly well known and accepted. Oral health is
related to practically every organ system in the body and this is a topic close to the docs heart and she lectured on it in several settings in California.
Teeth support the lower third of the face and where and exactly how they are positioned can dramatically enhance and rejuvenate a face. This knowledge, on eye for harmony and beauty and the latest techniques and technology are all used routinely by Dr. Hokym , in creating beautiful rejuvenating smiles for her patients.
Dr. Hokym is passionate about dentistry and the healing benefits it offers the whole body. It was her extensive experience and training as well as the ability to really listen to her patients that made her a favorite cosmetic dentist among many of the most prominent stars of Silicon Valley.
Dr. Hokym moved back to Houston from California with her 15 year old son Yusuf to be close to her family. She loves to travel and spent a lot of time in Europe in the past few years learning a new language and experiencing a different way of life. Her son who really enjoyed and benefited from the experience stays in touch with his global group of friends. Her global viewpoint helps her understand the needs and desires of her patients from different points on the globe.
Dr. Jean Morency
Dr. Jean Morency is a cosmetic dentist who wholeheartedly believes in the power of a beautiful smile to transform your life professionally, socially, and personally. He’s on a mission to help his patients experience this transformation, while focusing on the comforts of modern dentistry – thus appeasing the all-too-common fear many people have about going to the dentist.
A Harvard graduate, Dr. Morency has spent more than 25 years instructing other dentists in the art, science, and technique of dentistry, via a teaching fellowship awarded to him during his post-doctoral training. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and his Master of Science degree in Prosthetic Dentistry from Harvard. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
One of the most unique experiences of Dr. Morency’s career was being Navy dentist on an aircraft carrier. From 1979 to 1983, Dr. Morency served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, earning the title of Chief Prosthodontist and rank of Lt. Commander. His leadership skills, expertise, and unique, friendly personality continue to make him a trusted resource in the field of dentistry today.
After many years serving in a private dental practice in Houston, Dr. Morency has joined Lumina Dental Spa. He is married with four children. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, so much so that he has lived in Panama, Costa Rica, England, France and Kenya, in addition to several states here in the U.S. He is also passionate about photography.
Susan Peguero R.D.H.
“I am passionate about being a dental hygienist and enjoy educating my patients how to care for their teeth and gums well.”
Susan Peguero R.D.H. was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has a bachelor’s degree in education from Texas A &M University. Mrs. Peguero also has obtained a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from The University of Texas Dental School in Houston, Texas. She has been a practicing hygienist for almost 2 years now and enjoys it tremendously.
Susan Peguero has varied interests including teaching and dancing.
Samer S. Dar, DDS MD
Dr. Dar is a native of Spring, Texas. He attended Klein High School and went to college at Southern Methodist University on a scholastic scholarship where he earned a B.S. in Biology. He then went on to earn his dental degree from Baylor. College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He graduated in the top 15% of his class on the Dean’s honor list Dr. Dar received numerous awards in Dental School including the prestigious American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Award, Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Award and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Award.
After completing his dental degree, Dr. Dar received his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. He completed a year of General Surgery training and a six-year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at North Shore-LI} in New York. During his residency, he obtained extensive training in Craniofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate repair, Facial Trauma, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Head and Neck Pathology, TMJ Surgery and Dental Implants. Dr. Dar is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support from the American College of Surgeons and the American Heart Association. Outside of work Dr. Dar enjoys running, reading and most importantly spending time with his family. Dr. Dar is excited about being back home in Texas.
Dr. Mary George Kalleeny
Dr. Mary George Kalleeny has a genuine passion for improving patient’s esteem and well-being through their dental care. She is most fulfilled when she delivers quality dentistry that exceeds her patient’s expectations, while striving to create a warm and comfortable environment. As a Howard Graduate, she made the Dean’s List for three consecutive years. Upon graduation, she made a promise to herself, and the faculty of Howard Dental School, to one day give back to the field of dentistry. This promise began her commitment to becoming more advanced in the field, and fulfilling her constant desire to learn. She went on to spend two additional years of advanced training, completing the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program as well as a General Practice Residency, at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. During this time, she spent one year training in Hospital-Based Dentistry, at Memorial Hermann & LBJ Hospital, working on medically compromised and special needs patients. She then went on to complete a second year in the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program, heavily based in cosmetic dentistry & full mouth rehabilitation. She served as Chief Resident and was honored the award of “Best Resident.”
She did not forget her promise to give back to the field of dentistry—She currently enjoys teaching as a part-time Clinical Professor at the UT Houston Post-Grad Dental Residency Program.
She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr. George is a native Houstonian, who graduated from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Biology & Business Administration.
She loves to spend time with her husband and family. She also enjoys cooking, running, arts & crafts, and traveling.