Meet Our Team


Our Dental Team

Dr. Firoz Lalani
Dr. Firoz Lalani

Dr. Firoz lalani believes that everyone deserves a good smile, so with that in mind he started “A Dental Care” in 2010. He accomplished his master degree from New York University and completed his dental degree from an Ivy League school University of Pennsylvania school of dental medicine” in 2007. He and his team thrives to establish the best care possible for our patients in friendly atmosphere with our aim to provide all specialty dental services under one roof. He has a beautiful wife and a princess (Aanya). He likes to meditate, run and swim. He also serves as a board member in a non-profit organization “Ibna Sina Foundation – which provides Medical and Dental services to different communities in Houston.

Mr. Naeem Ahmed

Mr. Naeem Ahmed serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the entire network of A Dental Care. Mr. Ahmed has over 10 years of management experience specific to the dental field. He is responsible for the administrative oversight of all our practices, implementation of various programs, process improvement and patient satisfaction. He aims to develop top-performing teams and empower them to become integral part of the company’s growth.

In his past positions, he has facilitated quality improvement projects with positive outcomes, streamlined work processes to improve patient flow, cross trained staff to optimize resources & improve work efficiency, developed key performance indicators to measure core processes, benchmarked performance standards and program development.In 2013 Mr. Ahmed has been the recipient of the outstanding Administration Efficiency award by Ibn Sina foundation for his dedicated service..

Dr. Manisha Lalani

Dr. Manisha Lalani is the co-founder of A Dental Care and Union Dental. She practices at the Union Dental location. She is a graduate of the nation’s top dental school, the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, which is also an Ivy League school. Although she is a general dentist and sees patients of all ages, she’s extremely passionate about working with kids and is firm believer in preventive care for children. As a mom herself, she understands how important it is to ease a child of his or her anxiety for dental procedures and make the child’s experience a pleasant one. Nothing makes her happier professionally than to see her patients smile confidently and have healthy oral practices. During her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter, shopping, and traveling with her family.

Dr. Dinh

Dr. Dinh grew up most of his life in Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Dinh received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Indiana University Bloomington, and then completed his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr Sridhar Eshwaran
Dr. Sridhar Eswaran

Dr. Sridhar Eswaran is an assistant professor in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. Eswaran received his dental degree in 2001. Upon completion of his dental degree, he sought advanced research training in oral biology at Stony Brook University in New York, where he studied the link between gum and heart disease. After completing his master’s degree from New York, he proceeded to his specialty training in periodontics and implant dentistry at University of Texas, where he received a specialty certificate in periodontics and an MSD.

Dr. Bhawsar

Dr. Bhawsar was born and raised in Nashik, India in a family of Dentists. He graduated with Bachelor in Dental Sciences degree from India in 2010 and moved to USA for further studies. He pursued dual program in Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, New Jersey and graduated with Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters in Dental Sciences in 2014. His training extensively involved management of multidisciplinary cases. His interests are dental implants, crowns, bridges, partial and complete dentures. His passion and enthusiasm motivated him to pursue a Fellowship in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry in California. His fellowship trained him in all aspects of implant surgeries along with soft and hard tissue augmentation procedures. On completion of his Fellowship, Dr. Bhawsar was awarded Associate Fellow status by American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He has presented in local, national and international meetings.

Along with creating perfect smile, Dr. Bhawsar also pursues photography as one of his passions. He also enjoys sports and accommodates travel and hiking as part of his weekend activities when possible. His other interests are music and relishing on different cuisines.

Dr Dowlatshahi at the Tidewell Office 
Dr. Sahar Dowlatshahi
Board Certified in Periodontology & Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Dowlatshahi has a special interest in regenerative procedures in periodontics. She is a published author in the Journal of Periodontology and has shared the results of her research in a poster presentation at the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Her extensive training in digital planning and digital dentistry has allowed her to provide her patients with personalized and comprehensive treatments.

She is also trained in surgically facilitated orthodontics treatment, helping patients obtain orthodontics results in a shorter time.

  • Bachelor Science, Biology, B.A in Psychology
  • Minor in Multicultural Studies from University of Columbia-Missouri
  • Doctor Dental Surgery, D.D.S, University of California-San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Dr. Dowlatshahi was elected to join the periodontology program at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where in addition to completing a 3-year periodontology training, she obtained her Master of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology.
  • Currently an Assistant Professor at UT Health Houston School of Dental Medicine.
Liz Gomez – Office Manager

I have been with A Dental Care for six years now, I am married with three kids and one granddaughter and one more on the way. My free time I enjoy spending time with my family, love movies and traveling. I have been in the dental field for over fifteen years and I love what I do, helping people regain their confidence back by smiling.

Elaine Atkinson
Elaine Atkinson – Office Management

Elaine Atkinson works at our Gulf Gate office. Check back later to read her biography.

Dr. Rakesh Potu
Dr. Rakesh Potu, BDS

University of Minnesota, New York University

Dr. Rakesh Potu was born and raised in India. He earned his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from Bharath University (BIHER). After graduation, he worked as a general dentist in private practice for over 8 years. His passion for Esthetic Dentistry led to his travel to the United States. He completed his two-year fellowship course (Advanced Education in Esthetic Dentistry) from New York University, where he was extensively trained in minimal invasive dentistry, smile design and full-mouth adhesive rehabilitation.

During this fellowship, he developed interest in prosthodontics which brought him to University of Minnesota for the Advanced Education Program in Prosthodontics, In his three of years training He gained extensive skills and knowledge in removable, Fixed and Implant Prosthetics along with Surgical aspects.

In his spare time, Dr. Potu loves spending time with his family, hosting friends and exploring new cuisines.

Dave Cho
Dr. Dave Cho

Dr. Cho graduated from the Tufts University School of Medicine & he loves to travel.

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