Our Doctors

Dr. Behzad Nazari

Dr. Behzad Nazari

DDS, RPh (Founder)

Dr. Nazari is a Houston dentist with 18 years of experience serving Houston area patients. His career began as a pharmacist after graduating from Texas Southern University in 1991. He then decided to pursue dentistry, eventually graduating with honors and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas at Houston Dental Branch in 1998. In 2000, Dr. Nazari envisioned an all-in-one dental health center that could serve patients of all ages with a variety of dental and orthodontic services. That is when he founded Antoine Dental Center, which has since served thousands of patients in the greater Houston area.

Dr. Nazari teaches that oral health is best facilitated with comprehensive preventative care. He believes it is never too late for a healthy, beautiful smile. His dedication to excellent care has led him to complete over 1,800 hours of continuing education, with more than 500 hours in orthodontics, occlusion and TMJ correction alone. He is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. He holds certificates in orthodontics, implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, and he is a Kois Center graduate. When he is not in the office, Dr. Nazari can be found reading or swimming with his wife and two children, Camyar and Ava. They also enjoy a good movie from time to time.

Dr. Simon Samo

Dr. Simon Samo

DDS (Prosthodontist)

Dr. Samo grew up in Syria and received his undergraduate degree from the Lebanese University Faculty of Science. He was then accepted to the Lebanese University School of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. He continued his education towards an even more advanced degree of Prosthodontics from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California.

Dr. Samo is a member of the American Dental Association, the American College of Prosthodontics and the Texas Dental Association. Through these associations, he maintains continuing education in Prosthodontics, Implant Surgery, and Reconstructive Dentistry. Here, at Antoine Dental Center, Dr. Samo performs cosmetic dentistry which helps with cracked teeth, chipped or fractured teeth, discolored teeth, excess or uneven gum tissue, missing teeth, decayed teeth, weakened teeth.

Dr. Wael Kanaan

Dr. Wael Kanaan


Dr. Kanaan grew up in Syria and received his DDS degree from Aleppo University. He moved to St. Louis, Missouri to further his studies at St. Louis University where he received his Masters of Orthodontics. In 2002, he completed an Orthodontic Mini-Residency at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.Dr. Kanaan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics. He joined Antoine Dental Center in 2005. He enjoys spending time with his wife when he is not working.

Dr. Ricardo Tomei

Dr. Ricardo Tomei


Dr Ricardo Tomei has been practicing dentistry for more than 15 years. He received his dental degree from university Central of Venezuela and University of Puerto (USA). Early during his training he also completed a clinical certificate in Prosthodontics at University of Texas dental branch at Houston. Dr. Tomei is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas dental Association, Greater Houston Society and International Congress of oral Implantologist. He maintain continuing education in Prosthodontics , Implant surgery and reconstructive dentistry. Dr. Tomei loves spending time with his wife and daughter Francesca. He enjoys the outdoor with family and friends.Dr Tomei is very excited and looking forward to meeting you and be honored to be your dentist for life.

William Tardy

William Tardy

Senior Treatment Coordinator

Anthony Santizo

Anthony Santizo

Director of Orthodontics

Oscar Rivera

Oscar Rivera

Office Manager

Our Front Desk

Our General Team

Our Orthodontics Team


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Effective March 21, 2020 Governor Greg Abbott has announced an Executive Order requiring all Texas-licensed healthcare professionals (including dentist) postpone all procedures that are not medically necessary until midnight April 21, 2020. Antoine Dental Center will not be seeing regularly scheduled procedures until then.

Effective March 25, 2020, Stay Home Work Safe order goes into effect in Harris County, Houston TX.

Antoine Dental Center will be operating under the Emergency Services Sector from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Emergency Dental Services and Urgent Dental Care are considered essential. Click here for more details.

Noticia De Ultima Hora:

A partir del 21 de abril de 2020, el gobernador Greg Abbott anunció una orden ejecutiva que requiere que todos los profesionales de la salud con licencia de Texas (incluyendo dentistas) pospongan todos los procedimientos que no sean médicamente necesarios hasta la medianoche Abril 21 2020. Antoine Dental Center no verá los procedimientos programados regularmente esta fecha.

A partir de Marzo 25 2020, la orden Stay Home Work Safe (Toque de Queda) entrará en vigencia en el condado de Harris, Houston, TX.

Antoine Dental Center estará operando bajo El Sector De Servicios De Emergencia de 11:00 am a 2:00 pm los Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes.
Los Servicios Dentales De emergencia y la atención dental de urgencia se consideran esenciales. Haga click aquí para más detalles.