Dr. Mohammad Moridnia DDS
or as his patients lovingly call him Dr. Mo
Welcome to our family at Bayside Dental Group and Orthodontics. I am excited to meet and get to know each and every patient that comes through our office. I always knew I wanted to do something in the health care professions. As I explored my options, I gravitated directly towards dentistry. I truly feel blessed to be able to go to work every day and do what I love. In fact, my favorite part about dentistry is being able to form personal relationships with patients and interact with them on a regular basis. I have called Houston my home for the last eleven years. After an early graduation from University of Texas at Austin , I got accepted into dental school in San Antonio, one of the best in the nation, winning awards and participating in numerous volunteer activities.
In my opinion, regardless of what you choose as a profession, you can never stop learning. To keep up to date with the newest technology, products, and ideas, I always commit to attending continuing dental education courses regularly. This ensures I can continue to provide only the highest level of care for my patients.
On a personal note, I also enjoy many things outside of dentistry. I primarily enjoy spending time with my family. I was also a professional soccer player as a teenager and now whenever I get some time I play soccer. I also like swimming and volleyball.
Dr. Moridnia graduated with Honors in Research from dental school. He is an active member of American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society.
Dr. Mo performs a wide range of dental treatments, including extractions, endodntic treatments, prosthodontics, cosmetic, Botox, and pediatric dentistry. Dr. Mo has completed extensive pediatric training and is certified in sedation dentistry to provide calm environment for his patients. Dr. Mo has been selected among the America’s Top dentists in 2013 and 2015 as a general and cosmetic dentist.
Dr. Daniel Giv
Dr. Daniel Giv was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana He attended the University of Houston where he received his Bachelor of Science. in Biology. He went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Dr. Giv has great passion for helping others through providing the highest quality of dental care to his patients.
Dr. Giv has practiced in a variety of dental settings in Houston. Dr. Giv’s career has been dedicated to learning more about dentistry through continuing education & clinical experience. He has developed skills in oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric, endodntics, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Giv is also licensed to provide non IV conscious sedation, a great option that is helpful for the nervous and/or anxious patients. Dr. Giv believes that everyone should have a positive experience when they visit the dentist, and focuses on his patients’ desires and treatment goals.
When he is not at the clinic, Dr. Giv enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys playing soccer, spending time with friends, watching football, and different soccer games.
Dr. Reza Rahgozar
Dr. Reza Rahgozar is a native Texan, growing up in San Antonio. He received his BA in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. From there he attended one of the most prestigious dental schools in the nation, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, receiving his DDS degree top of his class. His Interest in Dentistry has led him to many high degree of achievements in Clinical Dentistry, Oral Implantology, and Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Rahgozar is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and other Local Dental associations.
Dr. Rahgozar strives to consistently provide superior care to his patients that is both up to date and backed by Evidenced based studies.
Dr. Alireza Hourfar
Dr. Hourfar has been practicing dentistry since 1997. He is a board-certified orthodontist with extensive clinical training in the field of his specialty including two residencies both in the US and abroad.
He has had several years of experience as a private practice orthodontist and has successfully treated thousands of cases with a great variety of their nature and complexity.
When Dr. Hourfar is not in the office, he loves to spend his time with his beautiful wife, Niloofar and their three wonderful children, Mani, Maziar and Mana.
You will find Dr. Hourfar always smiling inside and outside of the office, as he truly loves both his profession and his family life.
Dr. Jeff Shao
Love Of Orthodontics
There is nothing like the feeling of changing someone’s life through braces and various orthodontic techniques. The smiles I can create for my patients have such a significant impact on their lives and are truly rewarding to see. As an orthodontist, I feel very blessed and privileged to be part of that positive change.
Orthodontics is not only a science, it’s also an art. I love witnessing how each person comes in with varying degrees of malocclusion, yet each has the same goal: a healthy, beautiful smile. It’s my responsibility to use my skills and knowledge to make that happen, and develop a treatment path that’s right for them. What’s best of all, at least for me, is that I use my knowledge to create smiles for people I care about.
My patients are fascinating individuals, and I love getting to know them on a personal level, building relationships as their treatment progresses. I enjoy hearing their stories and learning about their interests and families. It is an honor to provide care for such wonderful people and to help them attain great oral health and a beautiful smile while we become friends.
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Education And Continuing Education
My Doctorate of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degrees were both awarded at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The education I received in these programs was top-notch. The last dental ranking of US News & World Report ranked UTHSCSA as #1 dental school in the nation.
Oral healthcare, and especially orthodontics, is an ever-changing field, with new technologies, materials, and treatment methodologies constantly being developed. It’s essential that I stay on the leading edge of knowledge in order to provide my patients with the best care available, so I attend multiple meetings, conferences, and lectures throughout the year, including those offered by the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. I am also a Board-Certified orthodontist by the American Board of Orthodontics.
I was born and raised in Texas, and now call The Woodlands my home, where I live with my lovely wife, who’s from the Houston area. I love going to the movies, traveling the globe when I have the chance, and being an avid foodie. I am also quite adventurous; I enjoy ziplining, swimming in a shark cage, and snorkeling with sea turtles when I’m on vacation.
At home, I’m active in our community. I volunteer with programs that offer free and low-cost dental care to underserved communities. I’ve also been part of the Habitat for Humanity program since 2007.
Honors and Awards
- The Anurag Patel Award for Excellence in Predoctoral Education
- Maria Yeung Student Research Postdoctoral Award
- Forestadent USA Scholarship Winner
- Certificate of Distinction in Research – Dental Honors in Research
- Certificate of Distinction in Dental Education – Dental Honors in Teaching
- Dr Margaret (Sue) Keir Hoppe Research Ethics Award
- Certificate of Scholarship in Basic Sciences
- Student Clinic Excellence Award Student Government Association
- Arthur T. Storey Scholar’s Award Scholastic and Research Achievement in Orthodontics
- Achievement on the National Board Dental Examinations, Part I
- Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry
- Alliance of the Texas Dental Association Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund Recipient
- DSP Designated Scholarship Recipient
- Dean’s List – UTHSCSA Dental School
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Memorial Award of Excellence
- Baptist Health Foundation Scholarship Recipient
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Award for Outstanding Achievement in Academics
- Dental School Alumni Association Scholarship Support Matching Fund Scholarship
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Academic Scholarship Recipient
- McMurray Endowment Scholarship Recipient
- Texas Dental Association Scholarship Recipient
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Dr. Kian Nikdel
Dr Nikdel graduated from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden in 1997. Shortly after graduation, he moved to London,where he resided and worked as a general dentist for the next 16 years. He attended numerous post-graduate courses in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and received a Certificate in Restorative dental practice from UCL in London, UK in 2006.
Having developed a special interest in Endodontics, Dr Nikdel moved to Houston, Texas with his wife and two children in 2013. He completed a Fellowship in Endodontics followed by a Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, The Texas Dental Association, The Greater Houston Dental Society and the Houston Academy of Endodontists. Dr Nikdel is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.
He has also been active in the field of research and is a co-author of published studies in the field of Oral microbiology and Endodontics.
He, his wife and two children enjoy their new life in Houston and spend their free time exploring the vast state of Texas.
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