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Dr. Gholam Zakhireh DMD Clear Lake Oral Surgery - Oral Surgeon

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17448 Hwy 3 suite 170

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Dr. Zakhireh has been an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon since 1982. He has been practicing successfully in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Houston for the past 30 years. Born October 21, 1953, Reza and his wife, Sherry, live in Houston with their children, Mona, Amir and Bobby.Dr. Zakhireh graduated from dental school with multiple awards, and he achieved first standing in his class. His accomplishments resulted in the award of a full scholarship to The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Here he completed a one-year internship at the University of Pennsylvania in anesthesiology. Then he continued his studies in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from 1979 to1982. He did his internship in this field at The University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham.Dr. Zakhireh completed one year of residency at The University of Alabama Hospital, and his accomplishments were recognized by his appointment as Chief Resident in 1982 at the University of Alabama Hospital and the VA Hospital in Birmingham. He completed the Texas State Board Dental Exam in 1982.Dr. Zakhireh was certified to administer IV sedation and general anesthesia by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in 1983. Dr. Zakhireh passed the Florida State Bench Exam in December, 1982. He also passed the Tennessee State Board of Dentistry Bench Examination in 1982.Dr. Zakhireh obtained the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners Teaching Permit and the California Dental Board Accreditation in 2004.In the past 30 years Dr. Zakhireh has held multiple hospital affiliations: West Houston Medical Center; Memorial City General Hospital; Sunbelt Regional Hospital; Spring Branch Medical Center; Heights General Hospital; and San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown.Dr. Zakhireh has held many professional memberships including: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; Texas Dental Society; Houston District Dental Society; American Dental Association; and International Association of Dentofacial Abnormalities.Dr. Zakhireh has satisfactorily completed the Emergency and Anesthesia Office Evaluation by the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in November 2012 and was granted Certification of Office Anesthesia Evaluation by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Zakhireh and his staff are committed to providing the highest standard of care available. To achieve this he has the most caring and gentle staff that are educated through hours of continuing education and many years of hands on experience. By using the most advanced technology available, and our exceptional staff, we are confident your oral surgery experience will be a comfortable and thorough one.

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    Meet Reza Zakhireh, D.M.D. Dr. Zakhireh has been an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon since 1982. He has been practicing successfully in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Houston for the past 30 years. Born October 21, 1953, Reza and his wife, Sherry, live in Houston with their children, Mona, Amir and Bobby. Dr. Zakhireh graduated from dental school with multiple awards, and he achieved first standing in his class. His accomplishments resulted in the award of a full scholarship to The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Here he completed a one-year internship at the University of Pennsylvania in anesthesiology. Then he continued his studies in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery from 1979 to1982. He did his internship in this field at The University of Alabama Hospital, Birmingham. Dr. Zakhireh completed one year of residency at The University of Alabama Hospital, and his accomplishments were recognized by his appointment as Chief Resident in 1982 at the University of Alabama Hospital and the VA Hospital in Birmingham. He completed the Texas State Board Dental Exam in 1982. Dr. Zakhireh was certified to administer IV sedation and general anesthesia by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners in 1983. Dr. Zakhireh passed the Florida State Bench Exam in December, 1982. He also passed the Tennessee State Board of Dentistry Bench Examination in 1982. Dr. Zakhireh obtained the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners Teaching Permit and the California Dental Board Accreditation in 2004. In the past 30 years Dr. Zakhireh has held multiple hospital affiliations: West Houston Medical Center; Memorial City General Hospital; Sunbelt Regional Hospital; Spring Branch Medical Center; Heights General Hospital; and San Jacinto Methodist Hospital in Baytown. Dr. Zakhireh has held many professional memberships including: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; The American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons; American Dental Society of Anesthesiology; Texas Dental Society; Houston District Dental Society; American Dental Association; and International Association of Dentofacial Abnormalities. Dr. Zakhireh has satisfactorily completed the Emergency and Anesthesia Office Evaluation by the Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in November 2012 and was granted Certification of Office Anesthesia Evaluation by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Zakhireh and his staff are committed to providing the highest standard of care available. To achieve this he has the most caring and gentle staff that are educated through hours of continuing education and many years of hands on experience. By using the most advanced technology available, and our exceptional staff, we are confident your oral surgery experience will be a comfortable and thorough one.


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    Background Information Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school. As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Zakhireh manages a wide variety of problems relating to the mouth, teeth and facial regions. Dr. Zakhireh practices a full scope of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and wisdom tooth removal. This also includes techniques designed to rebuild bone structure with minimal surgical intervention and optimal patient comfort. Our staff is trained in assisting with Intravenous (IV) sedation or outpatient general anesthesia in our state-of-the-art office setting. Patients are continuously monitored during and after surgery.


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    Dental Implants Nov. 13, 2014, 12:06 p.m.

    Implant Procedure
    How are dental implants placed?

    Most dental implant surgery procedures are performed in the office and occasionally in a hospital setting. Local anesthesia is usually adequate for these out-patient procedures but various other forms of patient sedation ( intravenous sedation) may also be used. Adjunctive surgical procedures, such as bone augmentation, may be performed as separate procedures or at the same time as implant placement. Each surgical procedure is different depending on the clinical situation as well as the preferences of the patient and dental practitioner/ surgeon.

    Why is the surgical procedure a three-step process?

    The most widely practiced method of placing dental implants is a "staged surgery" procedure. The first stage consists of surgically burying the implant (which replaces the tooth root) flush with the bone but underneath the gum. This protects the implant from 
    force while it is healing. At the end of this healing period, the implant needs to be surgically exposed by removing some of the overlying gum.

    At this second stage, the surgeon checks the implant for its successful integration and connects some form of post which penetrates through the gum into the mouth. This post is called the abutment. Abutments come in many forms and can be stock-manufactured or custom-molded by your dentist and a laboratory. The gum is allowed to heal around the abutment and form a cuff or collar through which the dentist has access to the implant when preparing the final restorative stage of placing the prosthetic tooth or teeth.

    Research has shown that it is often possible to place a suitable abutment at the same time as the implant. This has certain limitations but can eliminate the need for a second surgery to expose the implant. However, the implant still requires adequate healing time for the bone to osseointegrate.

    The abutments must also be protected from chewing forces during this period to assure effective bony integration and successful healing. Once the implants have had a chance to heal and have been tested for successful integration, the final restorative step takes place. This stage consists of fabricating and connecting the prosthetic teeth to the successfully osseointegrated implants.

    What is One-Stage Surgery?

    This method employs a non-submerged one-piece implant that has a metal collar designed to protrude through the gum while the bone is healing to the implant. After a suitable healing time, an abutment can be connected to the implant, allowing for fabrication of the crown to replace the missing tooth. Alternatively, a one-stage technique can be achieved by immediate connection of a temporary healing abutment to a two-piece implant that protrudes through the gum in much the same way as a one-piece implant. Both single stage and two-stage implants have similar success rates and you should ask your dentist which systems they use and discuss how one- or two-stage procedures might be appropriate for you.

    What is the overall success rate for dental implants?

    Despite decades of clinical and scientific research, dental implants do not have a 100% success rate. However, the success rates have improved dramatically since the introduction of dental implant surgery and the dental profession can proudly report success rates well above 90% for most implant patients. Similarly, long-term success rates are in the high 90% range and are likewise improving. When a dental implant has not successfully integrated, it may need to be removed, as it cannot easily be "converted" to osseointegrate. Your dentist will give you best advice about this. A replacement implant can be placed but it may require some months of healing time and possibly bone augmentation (repair by means of grafting). Likewise, if a previously placed implant has lost significant amounts of supporting bone, there are currently no treatments that can predictably restore the lost bone after it has been in function in the mouth.



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    Dental Implants April 21, 2013, 1 a.m.

    Dental Implants

    Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

    What Are Dental Implants?

    The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

    Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

    The Surgical Procedure

    For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.

    After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Zakhireh will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.

    Dental Implant Presentation

    To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

    Having trouble? Please make sure you have the Adobe Flash Player plugin installed in order to correctly view this presentation. This software is available as a free download.

    Surgical Advances

    Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Zakhireh is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.

    Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Zakhireh performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

    What Types Of Prosthesis Are Available?

    A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by the dentist.

    Dr. Zakhireh performs in-office implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip or tibia.

    Why Dental Implants?

    Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth – whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years – chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself.

    Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

    A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed this concept for oral rehabilitation more than 35 years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss.

    Why Select Dental Implants Over More Traditional Types Of Restorations?

    There are several reasons: Why sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge a space? In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention that dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.

    Are You A Candidate For Implants?

    If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

    What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

    The majority of dental implants and bone graft can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia.

    Do Implants Need Special Care?

    Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.



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    Dr Zakhireh made me feel comfortable and relaxed, his bedside manner is awsome. i hardly had any pain or discomfort from having three teeth extracted. his office personal are friendly and out going and make you feel right at home. my only complaint through the whole process was my follow up visit, the Dr that came into the office Dr. Azhar, really did not seem to know my case nor the work that i had done, and really did not explain the next steps to where me or my wife could really understand them. all and all my experience was a great one and i will be returning for future work, and i would highly recommend this office to anyone needing oral surgery, that wants a professional friendly expercience.

    About Front Desk: the front desk staff very friendly outgoing. very professional makes you feel right at home.

    I know this doctor: a few months.

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