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Dr. Amy Vlachakis, DDS

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dental Pain Specialist

Professional statement

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.

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Specialties

  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dental Pain Specialist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Texas, Houston, Doctor of Dental Surgery

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1164684841

Office locations

Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry

820 Gessner Rd, Suite 1560

Houston, TX 77024

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Dr. V was wonderful as always! They have a new laser for cavities and it didn’t hurt at all! So cool.
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It is always a pleasure attending the office of Dr. V. The staff is very friendly and the office has an excellent view of the city!
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I LOVE DR. VLACHAKIS & HER TEAM!! Everybody always make sure you are comfortable during your appointment.
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This was my first appointment and everyone was really friendly. The dental hygienist was very thorough with my teeth cleaning.
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Dr V is very professional and cares for the patients, all the staff in the office are very nice, strongly recommend if you need to see a dentist.
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It was thorough but quick. No waiting. I was taken back at my appointment time and seen. All staff was very friendly. The office was very clean. Good choice for my new dentist.
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It was great! Her and her staff were so nice and efficient! She is the first dentist that has not hurt me for a cleaning! I highly recommend her :)
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Awesome!
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The staff made me comfortable with visiting the dentist now! I dont have that fear of going to the dentist anymore. I talked to all of my friends and family about my two visits. Im excited to return for another appointment.
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I had a great experience and the Dr. and staff were very professional. I really appreciated their efficient use of technology in making the process of booking an appointment and completing paperwork very easy.
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Dr. V and her staff are always professional, friendly, and make sure you are taken care of. I have been going to Healthy Smiles for years and felt that I was getting the best attention and service every time.
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Recommend Dr Amy to everyone who is looking for a professional staff and clean environment.
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No wait, great appointment!
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I have been seeing Dr. V for two years now and can't recommend her highly enough. Her practice is clean and efficient and they do a great job. I've gone in for both general check-ups and one filling and they alwayshave you in and out quickly. The office can be a little hard to find, but don't hesitate to call ahead and they'll be happy to give you directions.
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Everyone was so nice and kind. Dr. V is very profesional and gives you confidence. Cecy was soon great. Thanks.
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Already referred a friend, she was great!
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No longer do I dread going to the dentist. Amy and her staff take *great* care of their patients from the way they handle all the procedures with an eye for comfort to the gracious way they handle feedback and suggestionsfor better ways to care for teeth between visits. Could not ask for a better experience.
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Dr. V and her staff are awesome! Every visit has been excellent. I highly recommend Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry.
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I haven't been to a dentist in over 15 years because of "unpleasant" past experiences. The doctor put me at ease and I experienced no pain during treatment. I will be visiting regularly and sending the rest of my family as well. I'm so glad to have found Dr Vlachakis.
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The staff is always so welcoming and professional! They are able to make you feel comfortable and relaxed even though going to the isn't most peoples favorite thing.
More than 1 year ago
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We LOVE Dr. Vlachakis and her team, they are always so nice, helpful, and honest. The best family Dentist ever! I enjoy the fact that I can my family's teeth cleaned and cared for in one place. Dr. V has childrenof her own, so she is great with kids. My daughter gets excited to go to the dentist! I think that says a lot, haha!
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Great! I'll be back. The entire staff is terrific.
More than 1 year ago
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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!
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Everyone was super friendly and knowledgeable. They made every effort to make things comfortable.
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My experience was great! Dr. V and staff were super nice and there was no wait time. I highly recommend this office!
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Very attentive staff from the moment you walk into the door. I highly recommend this practice for any dental needs you may have.
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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.
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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 hoursince 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.
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Awesome and friendly staff :)
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She isvery caring and great at her job.
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Very pleased!
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First class treatment!
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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.
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Dr V is an outstanding dentist. She creates a positive and helpful atmosphere. She takes the stress out of going to the dentist.
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Very comfortable , very professional, very welcoming, beautiful office is very clean and beautiful.
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Dr Amy and her team are the BEST!
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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 :)
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Great staff and doctor - would definitely recommend their services!
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Dr Vlachakis is an outstanding professional and an outstanding person.
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Great all around. In and out less than an hr.
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This was my 2 year olds 1st dentist visit and it could not have been any better. Dr V was great with her!!!
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She is a great dentist with a professional, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I highly recommend her.
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She and her staff were very nice and professional! I will be returning!
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Politely, professional, knowledgable
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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.
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dentist and assistants perfect also with my 5 years old daughter love the secretary very polite man and gives a lot of explanations
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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 andlook forward to future visits (which is something I've never said before!).
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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.
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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.
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Everyone in the office was very courteous and friendly.
More than 1 year ago
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