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Qualifications and Experience
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.
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Verified Patient Reviews
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Great guy. Couldn't be happier!
Very nice and helpful
Great. Couldn't be happier.
Great Dentist. I'm glad that I have found Dr Waghalter 17 years ago.
Dr. Wag has been my dentist since I was born (Full disclosure: he's my dad). He's awesome, and I love him!
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 problem areas 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!
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.
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.
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.
Always very satisfying!
Cleaning and X-Rays done thoroughly and efficiently. I regularly visit every 3 to 4 months for cleaning for years - always a good experience.
Really fabulous dentist, best in Houston. Does amazing periodontal work!
Doc Wag is always awesome. He's also my dad, so I may be biased, but I don't think so :)
Never have I left a dental appointment more informed and satisfied than with Dr. Waghalter. Simply put - he is a master of his craft.
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 compliments on my smile and the color of my teeth is perfect. I would highly recommend Dr. Waghalter for cosmetic or gum problems.
He is my best Friend and Dr Richard Waghalter gave me the smile and confidence to succeed in all my adult life.
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 dentists complain about a crown falling off, or a filling falling out, this has never happened with Dr. Waghalter. First class all the way!
He makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience!!!
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 experience and 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.
Easy to make appt. Short wait time. Good bedside manner and treatment.
A well qualified dentist who is very competent and professional.
This is one of the best orthodontist in Houston I've been going to him for around 10 years now or longer.
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 dental hygienist 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.