Meet The Doctors



Dr. Saalini Velamakanni (or as we all know her, "Dr. V") grew up near St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Biomedical Engineering. She then completed her dental training at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, the top dental school in the US.

After dental school, she transformed the smiles of many patients and their families in our nation's capital - Washington, DC! Over 5 years in DC, where she delivered consistently excellent results to her high profile patients, her interest in elite cosmetic dentistry ignited into a passion to achieve the best cosmetic results for her patients.

With her love of engineering and biomaterials, Dr. Velamakanni emphasizes the use of the correct dental materials and their application for your individual needs. In order to give her patients their perfect smile, she continuously trains and learns more about modern advancements in facial esthetics - rest assured, you will be receiving the most cutting-edge dental treatments with Dr. Velamakanni.

Dr. Velamakanni is a trained general and cosmetic dentist continuously learning and gaining a deeper understanding of dentistry. She has advanced training in implant placement and restoration, veneers, Invisalign (clear braces, Pro* certification), and endodontics (root canals). She also offers state-of-the-art Zoom laser teeth whitening and has helped many happy couples get ready for their big day.

In her spare time, Dr. Velamakanni loves to travel with her husband, Amar, and spend time with family in both Minnesota and Texas. She enjoys kayaking, biking, hiking, and of course, cheering on her favorite Houston sports teams!



Dr. Paal is a general and cosmetic dentist who earned her graduate degree at the University of Michigan. She then went on to pursue a highly competitive residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL where she further advanced her surgical and esthetic skills. Dr Paal takes a patient tailored approach to her treatment plans and believes every patient deserves the best.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends in Michigan and Texas. She loves being outdoors, biking, and trying new restaurants around Houston!



Dr. Pham received his bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Austin (2009), and his doctor of dental surgery degree from the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio (2013). He then completed an advanced dental implant surgical program at The Misch Implant Institute. Dr. Pham is also certified in I.V. (intravenous) conscious sedation and believers’ sedation dentistry is an excellent option for people who have increased anxiety about visiting the dentist. In addition to Dr. Pham’s training, he has earned Fellowship status in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists and continues his professional development through continuing education.