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Dr. Richard Waghalter, DDS

Periodontist, Cosmetic Dentist, Dentist

Professional statement

Richard Waghalter is an attentive and compassionate dentist specializing in periodontology and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Waghalter strives to keep his patients comfortable and to find a treatment that suits their needs. He takes pride in his team’s state-of-the-art facility. He offers a variety of services, such as esthetic dentistry, gum grafts, dental implants, and full mouth reconstructions. Conditions he treats include TMJ pain, wisdom tooth problems, broken teeth, and halitosis. Dr. Waghalter received his doctorate from the University of Illinois’ College of Dentistry Chicago and received his certificate in periodontics from the University of Michigan. He continues his education by attending lectures through the Academy of Periodontology and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Waghalter is currently a member of several organizations, including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Greater Houston Dental Society. When he is not working, Dr. Waghalter enjoys working out, computers, and music. He plays the piano and saxophone. ** Please note that we file on behalf of our patients for all PPO insurance plans **

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna

Specialties

  • Periodontist
  • Cosmetic Dentist
  • Dentist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Dental School - University of Illinois, Chicago, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Michigan, Certificate in Periodontics

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1437160892

Office locations

Richard B. Waghalter, DDS

5959 West Loop South, Ste 640

Bellaire, TX 77401

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Please heed my warnings and DO NOT come into this office for dental work. I had found Dr. Waghalter from what I thought were great reviews on ZocDoc. I went in for a check up in which he convinced me topull all my wisdom teeth along with some cavity fillings. The only thing he did was barely numb my gums before breaking my wisdom tooth in a million pieces. He then proceeded to put in over 100 stitches in which I could feel every one. I told him time and time again that the shot had worn off but he didnt seem to care. It was the most traumatic experience of my life as I could feel EVERYTHING! I told myself I was never going back to a dentist for the rest of my life but low and behold my cavity filling he put in completely came out! From further xrays it showed that I still have pieces of broken tooth that are making their way into my sinus cavity requiring surgery to fix. I hope that this review will help at least one person avoid going to this doctor as Im now traumatized. Please please please go somewhere else!
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Please heed my warnings and DO NOT come into this office for dental work. I had found Dr. Waghalter from what I thought were great reviews on ZocDoc. I went in for a check up in which he convinced me topull all my wisdom teeth along with some cavity fillings. The only thing he did was barely numb my gums before breaking my wisdom tooth in a million pieces. He then proceeded to put in over 100 stitches in which I could feel every one. I told him time and time again that the shot had worn off but he didnt seem to care. It was the most traumatic experience of my life as I could feel EVERYTHING! I told myself I was never going back to a dentist for the rest of my life but low and behold my cavity filling he put in completely came out! From further xrays it showed that I still have pieces of broken tooth that are making their way into my sinus cavity requiring surgery to fix. I hope that this review will help at least one person avoid going to this doctor as Im now traumatized. Please please please go somewhere else!
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I saw Dr Waghalter for some regular dental work this January. While the reviews here of Dr Waghalter are exceptional , My personal experience has been otherwise. The quality of the work he provided is not good. My cavities are probablyback within the month and half and I am required to see another dentist now. Also, his office did not let us know that he was not "in-network" with my insurance. Only when the final invoice was sent to us, we figured this out. When we questioned, the office brushed off saying they did let us know ahead - and if it was true, we would not have been seen by Dr. Waghalter.
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He was very knowledgeable on bite problems and is confident he can help me maintain good dental health at a reasonable cost.
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Dr. Waghalter is always very cordial and professional. I really appreciate how careful and attentive to me he is. If he senses that I am uncomfortable or in any pain whatsoever he immediately addresses it. I've never been to a dentist whose shots don't hurt!
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I was astonished when Dr. Waghalter came to the waiting area to greet me and shook my hand to take me to his office. After reviewing my initial concerns, he wanted more detail information which made his diagnosis. He was reallyhands on detailed and ensured I was very comfortable with all procedures. He did all procedures beginning to end. When he left me, I was walking to the check out station. I wish I could have found him at the very beginning of my concerns to eliminate unnecessary visits to other practice!
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The Best Dr Wag rocks
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Great guy. Couldn't be happier!
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Very nice and helpful
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Great. Couldn't be happier.
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Great Dentist. I'm glad that I have found Dr Waghalter 17 years ago.
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Dr. Wag has been my dentist since I was born (Full disclosure: he's my dad). He's awesome, and I love him!
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Visit Reason: General cleaning & X-rays. Dr. Waghalter and staff were very friendly! During the cleaning, Dr. Waghalter was more than happy to discuss preventative care and offer advice on improving oral hygiene (Ex: We discussed common problemareas in the mouth to focus on when brushing/flossing as well as personalized advice). I highly recommend coming here for dental care and I plan to come back in the future!
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My dental visit with Dr. Waghalter was pleasant, informative, and very professional. He some of the things other dentist have done in the past, but with clarity and concern. I will recommend him to anyone looking for a GOOD periodontist.
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I found him to be very comforting, that is saying a lot coming from a girl who's afraid of dentist or anyone else that put's their fingers in your mouth.
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As always very professional and the doctor always try to set you at ease. I appreciate that. Going to the dentist can be a stresfull time.
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Always very satisfying!
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Cleaning and X-Rays done thoroughly and efficiently. I regularly visit every 3 to 4 months for cleaning for years - always a good experience.
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Doc Wag is always awesome. He's also my dad, so I may be biased, but I don't think so :)
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Really fabulous dentist, best in Houston. Does amazing periodontal work!
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Never have I left a dental appointment more informed and satisfied than with Dr. Waghalter. Simply put - he is a master of his craft.
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Dr. Waghalter is the ultimate best in his field. During the years when I had gum problems, his care and instructions saved my teeth. Also, later on he put crowns on most of my teeth. I have had so many complimentson my smile and the color of my teeth is perfect. I would highly recommend Dr. Waghalter for cosmetic or gum problems.
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He is my best Friend and Dr Richard Waghalter gave me the smile and confidence to succeed in all my adult life.
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Dr. Waghalter has been my dentist for many years, I so very much enjoy the time we spend chatting about non-dental events in our lives, and, the professional service is above average, I am sure. Friends who go to other dentistscomplain about a crown falling off, or a filling falling out, this has never happened with Dr. Waghalter. First class all the way!
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He makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience!!!
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Was grateful for his thorough examination and his tireless effort to help me understand a complicated (for me) procedure. Welcomed my many questions and said he would be glad to answer further question on phone if need be. Years of experienceand knowledge shines in his examination and explaining it to me the patient. His staff also extremely helpful. I feel very confident in the outcome of visit.
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Easy to make appt. Short wait time. Good bedside manner and treatment.
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A well qualified dentist who is very competent and professional.
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This is one of the best orthodontist in Houston I've been going to him for around 10 years now or longer.
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Dr. Waghalter was a very nice guy. I was a new patient and he took the time to get to know me, explain his procedures, the x-ray results, etc. to me. Just to note, he did not have a separate dentalhygienist do the cleaning during my visit, but a separate lady did take the x-rays. I do question the thoroughness of the cleaning/inspection of my teeth. I am not a dentist, but I'm just comparing my experience with previous visits to other dentists.
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Good Guy!
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