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Qualifications and Experience
At Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry, Dr. Amy Vlachakis (pronounced Vla-ha-kiss) and her staff strive to make their patients feel like family. Dr. V wants her patients to have the most up-to-date and accurate information available, so they are comfortable making the best decisions for their dental health. Healthy Smiles' number one priority is the health and well being of their patients.
Dr. Vlachakis has been in Houston for the majority of her life. She graduated from Taylor High School in Katy and continued her education at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Cum Laude honors in both. Dr. Vlachakis also devoted herself to working part time and volunteering at a local hospital as she found her calling for dentistry in those formative years. She then attended and graduated from UTHSC - Houston, Dental Branch, receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
Dr. V has a passion for treating all patients in need of dental work in her community, young or not as young. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Association. Her philosophy is to learn and utilize the latest technologies that will benefit her patients the most.
Dr. Vlachakis met her husband, Michael, while she was in Corpus Christi studying and he was stationed there for the Navy. They have a home near the Heights where they enjoy taking their dog, Mia, to the park or on walks around the neighborhood and then they all lounge at home with Tansy, their cat. Dr. V enjoys traveling, reading, movies and being surrounded by her close friends and family. She hopes to get the privilege to work on your whole family.
Verified Patient Reviews
Great! I'll be back. The entire staff is terrific.
Dr. V and her entire staff are always very attentive to my concerns. Very hospitable in how they treat their patients. They always have made me very comfortable and explain procedures thoroughly. Plus , the view of the city is always a treat!
Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. They made every effort to make things comfortable.
My experience was great! Dr. V and staff were super nice and there was no wait time. I highly recommend this office!
Very attentive staff from the moment you walk into the door. I highly recommend this practice for any dental needs you may have.
Dr. V and her staff were all fantastic, very personable and friendly! The whole experience was very easy and pleasant, from scheduling to leaving! I definitely recommend Dr. V.
Loved it. Amy and her staff are so friendly and professional. I was seen right away and was able to get a teeth cleaning during my lunch break! I was in and out of there in a little over an hour since I was a new patient I had to fill out paperwork; however, I think if I didn't it definitely would've been within an hour. My teeth feel great and super clean. Best dental experience. Would recommend.
Awesome and friendly staff :)
She isvery caring and great at her job.
First class treatment!
Dr V is an outstanding dentist. She creates a positive and helpful atmosphere. She takes the stress out of going to the dentist.
Very comfortable , very professional, very welcoming, beautiful office is very clean and beautiful.
I absolutely love Dr. V! I have recommended her to multiple friends and coworkers. They all love her! Not only for her excellent practice of dentistry but also her work with patients with migraines. She and her staff are the best! Never have had any issues with them. They are very accommodating, friendly, competent and professional. Awesome view from office (conveniently near Memorial City Mall) and they always ask if you'd like music during your visit and take requests for Pandora music :)
Great all around. In and out less than an hr.
This was my 2 year olds 1st dentist visit and it could not have been any better. Dr V was great with her!!!
Dr Vlachakis is an outstanding professional and an outstanding person.
She is a great dentist with a professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend her.
She and her staff were very nice and professional! I will be returning!
Everything about my visits to Dr. Vlachakis is amazing. Checking in is easy, I am always seen on time, and I am done with my appointment in a timely manner. Dr. Vlachakis and her entire team are wonderful. I highly recommend this practice.
Politely, professional, knowledgable
Great staff and doctor - would definitely recommend their services!
I have such a phobia of dentists and I tell you, EVERYONE made me feel extremely comfortable and were unbelievably helpful with my anxiety. True professionals. Flawless cleaning done. Will definitely go back and would recommend Dr. Amy Vlachakis in a heartbeat.
dentist and assistants perfect also with my 5 years old daughter love the secretary very polite man and gives a lot of explanations
Dr. V was very personable and encouraging. Her and her staff were a joy and gave me their full attention the entire visit! I normally hate going to the dentist but I really enjoyed my time with the whole group and look forward to future visits (which is something I've never said before!).
First visit to this dental office and I was quite impressed from start to finish. The entire staff is great, super friendly, and definitely helped me through my anxiety.
Absolutely loved the manner in which they made my 3 year old feel during her entire stay. The doctor and her staff are amazing with little ones.
Everyone in the office was very courteous and friendly.
I've never been greeted so graciously than when Michael welcomed me upon arriving for my appointment. From the minute I walked in, I was made to feel right at home and I knew immediately that I would be coming back! Everyone was very professional without being stiff and that is very important to me. Dr. Vlachakis was very thorough in walking me through my options for upgrading my smile. Her assistant Cecilia and Hygienist DeDee were polite and very attentive to making me feel as comfortable as I could be during the x-rays and cleaning. I am very happy to have made such a great decision on my first try. As difficult as it is to keep up with dentist appointments, it makes it much easier when you can look forward to seeing great people, with great attitudes who treat you like a good friend, not a client. Highly recommend!!!
Dr. V and her staff were awesome. From my welcome at the reception office to my experience with Dr V's professional staff was first class.
Extremely professional and a great experience. Hard to find from a dentist but I found it here.
Dr. Vlachakis was very friendly and professional!
First time patient with Dr. Z, The office is very professional and up to date. All of the new patient forms were on an iPad. The dental exam was very well done and the staff was very nice and attentive.
Everyone was very accommodating, particularly as I am very anxious when visiting the dentist. This was my first visit and I will definitely be back.
The entire office is great all the way around
It was amazing! I have ridiculous amounts of anxiety over visiting the dentist, and I have had numerous bad experiences, but the entire staff was AMAZING! I felt welcomed from the moment I walked in the door, and everyone did everything they could so that I would be comfortable. It was a great experience.
Dr V and staff are outstanding!
Dr. V and her team are such a pleasure to visit. I am 32 years old, and have had my share of bad experiences at the dentist, but they have changed my perspective. They are very accommodating, they listen to your fears, issues and do whatever it takes to make you comfortable. Her staff is amazing, I would recommend her to anyone who enjoys quality work and excellent customer service.
Everyone in Dr. V's office made me feel very comfortable during my first visit to her office. I had not been to the dentist in a couple of years because I found it so hard to like my dentist. I think I finally found the right dentist for me!
Office staff was very professional. Love the dental insurance coverage they offer. The dentist was great. And answer all my questions. And she was the one who clean my teeth.
Everyone was very nice and both my kids loved their visit which means the world to me. Great dentist and staff
The entire staff is amazing! The office Manager Michael, greeted me by name before I introduced myself. The dental hygienist and dentist were so friendly and created a welcoming atmosphere. Love it!!
Very friendly, welcoming staff and concerned about my well being. The view from the chair is amazing and choosing the music I want to hear is a plus as well.
Doc V totally ROCKS! Staff is FANTASTIC. The office is easy to get to and has the best view of the city you'll ever see in a dentist office. They let me choose the music for my exam room. And the technology of the equipment is remarkable! I really can't say enough good things about this dental practice.
Everyone here is just great! Michael at the front desk is incredibly warm & welcoming, Dr. Vlachakis is very personable, explains everything & answers any questions. And Kelsey (hygienist) even held my hand when I had to get novocaine shots. This office seems to really go above & beyond with their customer service. Happy I found such a great practice!
Dr. V is very professional and runs a great practice. I most highly recommend her to anyone.
What an amazing visit! I warned Dr. V right away that I am incredibly anxious at the dentist and she and her team did everything to make me feel at ease. Fortunately I just needed a cleaning, but I wouldn't hesitate to return for future services.
Not only is Dr. V. thorough, caring and a great listener, her entire staff is very professional and goes that extra distance to assure your every comfort. I no longer dread going to the dentist. I highly recommend Dr. V. to working professionals, families with any age children and anyone that hates going to the dentist. They are the best.
Love Dr.V! My appointment was at 12pm and I was out by 12:30pm and I had my teeth cleaned plus x-rays. Highly recommended!!
Dr. V and her staff were wonderful! Everyone was very friendly and professional. It was my 2 year olds first time visiting the dentist and she had a great first experience.
Dr. V and her staff were fantastic!
Always good, entire staff very friendly and professional.
Michael, Dr. V, and Dee Dee were all wonderful! I will be back for my regular checkups.
Everything was on time, explained and very professional.
Dr Vlachakis & staff did a Great Work on my teeth . it was my first visit i am very happy for the Visit .
Dr. Vlachakis is outstanding. Michael is great as well.
Grade A experience! Awesome staff! Comfortable setting! Latest technology! Sweet view! Go get your teeth cleaned fools!
I love this office. Dr. V is so kind and caring. She is very thorough and is very understanding of any situation you are in. Her office is very clean and has new technology. Her staff is absolutely wonderful. I love Dr. V for many reasons and I recommend her to all my coworkers.
No wait at all. Very friendly staff! Excellent hygiene care. Even better dental/dentist care. Dr. V was very thorough and informative. I highly recommend this dental office!
Everyone was very friendly and accommodating. I had not been able to have my teeth cleaned in a while and I didn't receive any lectures or judgment.
My experience was great , the assistants were very nice and attentive,made me feel at ease because they explained things that they would be doing step by step.Dr. Vlachakis was not pushy which i liked and was willing to work around my schedule. I was only able to go in for my routine cleaning but will be making another appt soon with them to fix some cavities they found. Would really recommend this place too many who are seeking dental care.
Always the friendliest and most relaxed atmosphere of any dentist. Dr. V is a great dentist who has saved me from oral pain and pain in the wallet. Always super fast and professional. She will be my dentist for life.
I've had great dentist in the past but Dr V was exceptionally great and patient.
The exam and cleaning was a piece of cake. Loved the process. Relieved I didn't need as much work as I thought. Very warm and comfortable environment. : )
Loved it!!! Very professional and friendly. Felt right at home. The whole staff was accommodating and wonderful! Found my dentist in Houston!!!! Couldn't be happier! Thanks so much!!
Friendly and helpful staff! I hadn't been to the dentist in a while but the doctor and assists were knowledgable and encouraging. I was very comfortable and my cleaning was thorough yet quick. She also answered all of my questions regarding my next procedure and insurance. She'll be my doctor of choice from here on out.
I rate this dental office with an A, for excellent. From the Assistants to the Office Manager to Dr. Vlachakis, they are top professionals. They are top notch from start to finish. Dr. Vlachakis called me today to see how the after-effects of my procedure was going. I also take my daughter there. Dr. V. also called her as a follow-up to some work she recently had done there as well. I am satisfied with my new family dental office and highly recommend them to others, and am happy to do so.
My experience was great. First of all the view in the room and the music in the background, which you get to choose by the way, made me feel extremely relaxed. The dental assistant and the doctor were very kind and professional. I also liked the fact that the doctor gave her opinion without being pushy. She gave her recommendations as well as a printed dental plan with the corresponding prices so that I could make a decision on my own time. Overall it was a wonderful visit. I will be going back!!!
I have been very happy with the service I received at Healthy Smiles Dental. For many years I had received conflicting advice about a dental issue and had been reluctant to select a treatment plan. Dr. Vlachakis was able to use a new kind of technology to visually explain the problem to me, and was then able to take steps to correct it. Improvements could be seen from measurements taken during the process, which built my confidence in the approach. I then switched to Healthy Smiles for my regular cleaning visits, and I continue to be very pleased with how the office is run.
For someone who hates going to the dentist, they really made it an enjoyable experience.
The Doctor is cool, understand your issues and guide us in the right direction. I recommend this doctor.
Amy was absolutely excellent! I had a crown put in and she explained everything she was going to do before she did it. She is extremely thorough, kind and her assistants are top notch as well. I would highly recommend her.
The assistants were very friendly and nice. Even though I ended up didn't do the dental work there due to insurance problems, I had a very impression of the people there.
Dr. Vlachakis was very courteous and professional. She and her staff took the time to answer all my questions. Additionally, there was no wait. I can get extraordinarily impatient and I abhor having to be someplace on time only to be made to wait. I highly recommend her.
Dr. V is so NICE!!! I am so blessed that I chose her as my dentist. The facility is nice, the staff is nice and Dr. V is gentle and caring. One thing that I found to be refreshing is that she makes you fill out a form prior to seeing you. The form asks simple questions such as "are you afraid of the sound of the drill?" "are you afraid of being fully reclined in the chair?" "do you gag easily?" All these questions that you would love for your dentist to know prior to you being fully immersed in a procedure. All in all A+
Dr V and her staff were amazing, very kind and personable. She Didn't seem annoyed at all with my questions. The office is beautiful and I loved every part of my visit. I would recommend to anyone!
Dr. Vlachakis was great - she did all of the cleaning herself, made sure to ask me if I had questions or concerns, explained different treatment options that were available, and notified me of the amount a given treatment would cost if I pursued it.
It was a very pleasent experience! My first detnal visit after moving to the US and i will be going here for the rest of my stay! Dr. V. was very pleasent and thorough, i felt i got dental work of the highest caliber! The dental hygienist Christy (Sorry if misspelled), was absolutely wonderful as well and gave me a very good teethcleaning! All in all a 5/5 experience!
Very polite and great!
Dr. V is amazing! My husband and I are so happy to have found a great dentist that is nearby, professional and very nice!
Her overall office and services were professional, timely, courteous, nice and friendly. This was our first visit and she gave a great overview of my dental needs and gave a great cleaning for my daughter and me.
Very Caring and attentive doctor was very kind with me very prompt and very informative it was a pleasure to meet her
Absolutely love Dr. V and her staff
I avoided going to the dentist for many years but now enjoy my regular appointments. All of the staff are amazing and I always pick up new ways of taking care of my teeth.
My last visit was for my biannual teeth cleaning and went well, just like every other visit I've had there. I've been going for two years now and Dr. V and staff are always friendly and inviting. She is very thorough with the process and make sure I am comfortable the whole time.
Dr. V was very nice and polite! She explained everything well! I also felt very welcomed by the front desk (Micheal) and the dental assistant (Wilma). I needed a dentist in Houston and I hit the jackpot.
Wonderful experience. When I arrived I was warmly greeted and given some forms to fill out on an ipad. They go over all your anxieties around dentistry, which was great because I tend to be a little nervous and just the fact that they took the time to go over that with me made me feel more at ease. Loved all the staff, everyone was friendly and considerate. Dr. Amy is absolutely wonderful.
This was my first visit with Amy it she was fantastic. She was quick, efficient and, unlike other dentists I've visited, Amy did not try to sell me dental work I did not need. She pointed out an area of concern and was not pushy in suggesting treatment. She is also the only dentist I have been to who actually did the cleaning herself, not a dental hygienist. I'll definitely go back to her and would highly suggest her to anyone.
I will start taking my family to her. She is great!!
Great! I was so scared as I havent been to this dentist in over 2 years.
La Doctora Amy es muy professional, y una excellente persona.
Dr Vlachakis and staff and very friendly and tries to create a comfortable, fun atmosphere (as fun as a dentist visit can be). I felt comfortable and everyone was easy going and makes sure they understand any hesitation you may have with certain dental procedures or position in the chair, if you want cotton in your mouth or not, etc. I appreciate they they take time to get to know the patient before whipping out the drill.
Very nice and personable. Like the hot towels at the end that they offer! very nice and unique touch.
She cared sooo much, and the nurse that helped her did also. This place has my highest respect. I love it!!!!!!!
Everything was A-1. Could not ask for better. Her assistant too was a becalming influence and professional in her work.
Dr. Vlachakis was super sweet and made being in "the chair" a comforting experience. Her staff were very accommodating as well. I walked in and out with no problems; I highly recommend Dr. V!
Will definately use her as my dentis of choice...I've found a new home!
My experience with Dr Vlachakis was great. She has the latest technology and caring staff. Highly recommended!
Very helpful in explaining the problem.
Couldn't have went any better!!!
She was very nice and attentive and tried very hard to make my visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible. I've never been to a dentist who took such care to make everything just right and seemed to care so much about her patients. Even the staff were really nice and friendly and treated me very well.
I came with a bit of a dental ER. The small staff & Dr. were both friendly, Informative & Intelligent. A sensitive, no pressure, overview of possible future dental concerns were expressed.No dental insurance. Costs & payment options were explained, printed out and handed to me. No fear or guilt let me stay for a second process. I shall return for more dental care SOON.
Excellent, very patient and explains conditions very well, she's awesome
I absolutely hate going to the dentist, however Dr. V made my appointments very comfortable, and very relaxing. She communicated the entire appointment, so there were no surprises or surprising noises (that awful drill noise we all know and love).
She was so nice and super quick. I really enjoyed the staff as well. I normally dread visits to the dentist but this one wasn't so bad!
She is a great dentist. I have already recommended her to friends. She also provides a great view of Houston from her dental chairs.
Wonderful visit and an awesome staff! Super happy I found Dr. Vlachakis!
Extremely cautious of your time. Got in right away.
I usually hate going to the dentist, but Dr. Vlachakis made my experience a good one!
Very friendly and the most thorough dental exam I've eve had...highly recommended!
Dr. V was great! After my x-rays, she sat down with me to go over my initial paperwork and to discuss any issues I had. After my exam and cleaning my teeth, she sat down next to me and informed me of what she liked, what I could do better, and how I could change my habits to have healthier teeth. Her office is very welcoming and has a great view. She has great x-ray and picture equipment to show me my teeth and exactly where my issues were.
Dr Amy and her team are the BEST!
Very good visit, felt very confortable. Nice and clean and high tech. Good view from the dental chair.
I was very impressed with the office environment, and the modern tools and procedures the Dentist was using, also.
Wonderful visit, she is the best dentist I have ever been to. Quick,fun and explains everything in great detail. No pain what so ever. I will definitely be coming back.
She is completely thorough, explains everything and she is the nicest person. Her hands are so small that you don't even notice them. I was surprised beyond my expectations. I will be going back in 6 months. She's really that great!
I loved my visit with Dr. Vlachakis because her staff was really proffesional and were also friendly.
Very informative and answered all my questions!
As a dentist and a person she is great!!! Very honest, caring and gentle. I honestly felt like I've known her forever. She is great at her proffesion and I've found my family dentist ??