Dr. Ali Sajadi grew up right here in Houston, TX. After high school, he moved to St. Louis, MO to attend college at Washington University in St. Louis. There, he attained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and in Economics. After completing two years of biomedical research.
Dr. Sajadi embarked on a professional career in medical management that led him to attain his Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Degree from Loyola University of Chicago. After successfully completing his degree in the top 10 of his class, Dr. Sajadi moved to Indiana where he took on a position as Senior Network Account Manager with UnitedHealthcare. Following his passion to help people, Dr. Sajadi completed a 4 year doctorate degree at Indiana University School of dentistry.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Sajadi moved back to Houston to complete his residency in Periodontics and Dental Hygiene. There, Dr. Sajadi continues to improve on his skill set by being proficient in all implant and dental surgical modalities with a passion for the rehabilitation and regeneration of periodontal and osseous tissues.
Dr. Sajadi is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics, Texas Society of Periodontists, Greater Houston Dental Society, Greater Houston Periodontal Society, American Dental Association and the Southwest Society for Periodontists. His training and background makes him highly qualified to treat extensive and complex surgical cases.
In his free time, Dr. Sajadi loves to cycle, hunt, fish, cook and read. He serves as the founding member and president of the UTH Periodontics Alumni Association and currently serves as the president of the Greater Houston Society of Periodontists.
Dr. Kip Saunders is a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology with over 35 years of clinical and teaching experience. He served in the United States Air Force for 10 years. Dr. Saunders attended Baylor Dental School and UTHealth School of Dentistry both in Houston and San Antonio. He specializes in the conservative treatment of gum disease with a special emphasis on dental implants and periodontal plastic surgery. He takes pride in providing his patients with advanced dental therapy in a comfortable and caring atmosphere. In his free time, he enjoys international traveling and spending time with his family.
Dr. Popi Stylianou is from Nicosia, Cyprus. Upon graduating first in her class from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry, in Greece, she worked in private practice as a general dentist for two years. Subsequently, Dr. Stylianou obtained her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. In addition, she completed a one-year fellowship on complex implant restorations and full-mouth rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota's Implant and Contemporary Dentistry Center. She enjoys educating at the UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry as an Associate Professor. Dr. Stylianou goes above and beyond by providing her patients with the utmost care by thoroughly emphasizing the importance of dental hygiene. In her free time, Dr. Stylianou likes to spend time outdoors with her family.
Jan received her Dental Hygiene License and Associate in Applied Science Degree at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, TX. In 1976 she and her husband moved to the area, where they raised two sons. In 1987 she joined the Periodontal Center of Excellence team. As the Periodontal Treatment Coordinator, Jan enjoys being involved in every facet of patient care, from new patient visits to periodontal therapy and maintenance. Jan has expanded her skill set from soley doing clinical hygiene in the past 35 years at Perio Center of Excellence. She is a Twinlight Laser Surgery Facilitator using the Perioscope to do scaling and root planing. Due to her strong work ethic, resourcefulness, and self-discipline she has been given various responsibilities over the years such as implementing our OSHA/Infection Control Program, Radiation/Laser Safety Program, and being instrumental in coordinating our Hygiene Study Club continuing education courses. She prides herself on being kind and compassionate toward her patients. She enjoys working with her teammates by being helpful, considerate, and easygoing.
In her free time, she enjoys yoga, calisthenics, meditation, reading, music, and listening to educational podcasts. She also has four grandchildren who are the light of her life.
Erika is a Kentucky native and graduate of Western Kentucky University. Go TOPS! She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. She is licensed in the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas. Her Kentucky and Tennessee hygiene licenses allow her to administer local anesthetic and nitrous oxide sedation, in addition to her other hygiene skill sets. She has practiced in general dentistry for her entire career until 2021 when she and her husband moved to the great state of Texas and joined Perio Center of Excellence. She is also a Nationally Certified Phlebotomist.
The time she has spent practicing in periodontics has challenged her to grow, positively. She has enjoyed diving deeper into the etiology, non-surgical, and surgical therapies in our patient base; using cutting edge techniques and equipment has been an utter joy for her. Fotona lasers are AMAZING! Our lasers treat periodontal disease and aid in facial esthetics — YES, we treat fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone/color. Facial Esthetics and Microneedling are quickly becoming one of her favorite specialties to practice alongside our doctors.
She will continue to sharpen her skills for the better and never become complacent professionally & personally. When she is not reminding patients to floss and waterpik, She enjoys all things outdoor adventure. She loves to travel, kayak, paddle board, and hike; all of this is done with her husband, Andrew, by her side. She is also a CrossFitter with a running habit and dog momma to Banjo Bill and Molly Mae.
Allan received his Dental Hygiene License and Associate in Applied Science Degree from Houston Community College in 2022. He has been in the dental field for over 8 years working in many dental specialty facets. As one of our hygienists, he enjoys collaborating with the team to take care of patients using the most current advancements in techniques and technology. His philosophy is to educate patients and treat them like family.
While not working, he enjoys trying new things and traveling with his wife.
Roxee is an RDA and our lead surgical assistant. She has been in the dental field for 27 years and joined Perio Center of Excellence in 2013. Roxee enjoys assisting our doctors in innovative techniques that they have learned in their various continuing education. She also loves getting to know every patient and has a gift of making them feel comfortable during their treatment.
She is originally from Arizona and has lived in Texas for 15 years. In her free time, she enjoys cycling and spending time with her family and friends.
Trever has worked in dental for nearly 10 years. He was born and raised on a farm in a small town north of New Orleans, LA where he worked for an Endodontist for 6 years before moving to Houston after getting married. Since moving to Houston in 2019, Trever has worked for Perio Center of Excellence as a surgical assistant and treatment coordinator.
In his spare time, Trever enjoys being outdoors, playing the piano and singing, serving in his local church, playing board games, and spending quality time with his wife and daughter.
Katie is delighted to represent Perio Center of Excellence as Office Manager and HR Director. She is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, but has lived in Houston for 32 years. Prior to her position with Perio Center of Excellence, she worked for four years in General Dentistry, and recently transitioned to Periodontal and Oral Surgery. Assisting patients and encouraging her team in excellent patient care is rewarding and important to a successful dental practice. Her years of experience in management has provided her with the knowledge and tools to manage a successful office and business atmosphere. Prior to her transition into the dental field, she worked for seven years in the medical area with cancer patients in Oncology and Hematology. Now, she finds joy in seeing our patients leave our office with a beautiful and confident smile! She is honored to lead a talented and hardworking team, who work with our patients, as they make them feel they are the most important person in the world! And they are!
In her private life, she enjoys walking her Pointer, Bub, at the park, spending time and boating on the lake with her family, as well as painting and singing karaoke.
Henna was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She started her career in dentistry 10 years ago as a dental assistant and made her way to the administrative side due to her interest in patient education and knowledge in financial counseling. For her, the highlight of working in dentistry is the self-confidence a healthy smile gives to patients and when she feels like she really made an impact on someone's life. In her spare time, Henna enjoys spending time with her family, reading and discovering new coffee shops.
Lauren was born and raised in Huntsville, Texas. She graduated from Huntsville Dental Assisting school in February 2023 and also received an Associates of Science in Graphic Design from Rasmussen University in March 2022. Lauren has always enjoyed helping others and making them feel welcome. In her free time, she likes to listen to music, read books, and spend time with her loved ones. She thrives to work hard and continue learning.
Cynthia was born and raised in Warden, Washington and has recently made a big move to Houston to be able to spend more time with her family. We are excited to have her as one of our front office coordinators as she is a wonderful addition to our team. She started her career 13yrs ago as a dental assistant in General Dentistry but wanted to make a change to expand her knowledge in the clerical aspect of Specialty Dentistry. She excels in greeting our patients with a cheerful spirit and sharing her beautiful smile the minute each patient walks through the door. In her free time, she takes pride in being an aunt to 5 incredible boys. On her days off, you can find her spending time with family, listening to music or exploring the city with friends.