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.