If you’ve visited a dentist in Richmond or nearby Houston lately, you have probably noticed a trend— glitzy offices, spa-like atmosphere, and state-of-the-art equipment. Sounds great right? There’s just one problem—some of the dentists in these practices don’t give very personal service and seem to overlook the value of their routine services patients. Instead, they focus their energy on high-profit patients and cater to that niche of cosmetic dentistry only.
But there is one dentist, who many consider to be the best dentist in Richmond, that is doing something you won’t believe. Something that will take you back to simpler times when neighbors all knew each other, kids played outside more than they sat in front of a screen, and the world just seemed a lot smaller without such a whirlwind pace.
The Dentist That’s Challenging The Trend
So, who is this dentist in Richmond that is challenging this trend in dentistry? It’s Dr. Jasmine Naderi, a Richmond dentist that has a little over 16 years of experience in her field and in that time has developed a fresh but not new approach to dentistry, just a forgotten one.
Faith & Family
A mother of two boys, Joseph and Kameron, Dr. Naderi channels her passion for family, faith, and integrity into the profession she fell in love with at a young age. Graduating from University of Texas Dental Branch in 2002, she wasted no time and began practicing general and cosmetic dentistry since her ultimate goal was to build up her own practice and implement her own signature approach to dental care. But life hasn’t always been easy for Dr. Naderi, in her personal life and in business. On her journey, she has had to endure, heartache beyond belief, the loss of a business, and financial hardships that have tested her faith and her family. But her passion for dentistry combined with her faith and love of her family has pushed her through.
“This profession is more than a career for me, it truly is a fascinating art that I chose to master. Much like a hobby, it grew out of being exposed to the art behind dentistry in pre-med and from there I was hooked. I am blessed by God with the ability to learn, excel, and constantly evolve my skill set within this field. Without God, my family and my patients, I wouldn’t be here. Many obstacles have been set in front of me on this journey, yet God has gone before me and made all things possible. I meditate on that every day and it constantly drives me to push harder, love stronger, and give more.”
Living Out Her Dream
After spending over 16 years proudly serving patients from all over the greater Houston area, and dealing with many obstacles that would crush the hope of most— Dr. Naderi was finally ready to make her own mark on the dentistry field.
With a dream, a plan and most importantly, her faith—Best Dental opened its Richmond based offices in early 2019 and brought with it many of Dr. Naderi’s former patients who have loyally followed her wherever she has taken residency. The name of her practice is a reference to her passion for being an exceptional professional in her field and providing the best dental care that exceeds the patient’s expectations.
“Each patient I see, I imagine my own relative is in that chair and I treat them accordingly as I would my own family. I don’t want to be seen as a “dental mill” pushing services that aren’t needed and treating patients like numbers. I want people to see me as their friend, who genuinely cares about them and puts their wellbeing above all else. To me, that is how you build a lifelong dentist-patient relationship rather than an impersonal customer base.”
A Work Ethic Rooted In Passion
Dr. Naderi’s passion doesn’t just show in her “chairside” manner. She can often be seen working late into the evening, not just on patients—but hitting the books. Constantly seeking to stay at the forefront of dental technology and state-of-the-art procedures that benefit her patients, she is always educating herself on the latest advancements in dentistry.
Her work ethic stems from her passion and is centered around her patients care. Whether it’s learning a new cosmetic or restorative procedure or just responding herself to her social media inquiries—something most dentists never even touch, Dr. Naderi is very hands-on in her new practice.
”I feel for me, that if I am going to stake my reputation on something, I need to have my handprint on every aspect of the business, from hiring my staff to answering the phones, I want to have first-hand knowledge of what every component of this practice consists of, how it’s performing, and how we can improve. It may require me to put more time than a typical dentist’s short work week—but it keeps me humble and in touch with my staff, my patients and my passion.”
A Commitment To Community
One of the biggest things that sets Dr. Naderi apart from most dental practices is her strong commitment to community and giving back to the causes she wholeheartedly believes in. This is none more evident than on her social media channels which as mentioned, she regularly updates and makes posts herself, speaking directly to her patients.
One of the organizations closest to her heart is Smile Train, an international organization of volunteer dental surgeons that make it their life mission to correct children’s cleft lip and palate in underprivileged communities all over the world.
“There is nothing as beautiful and innocent as the smile on a child’s face. When a child born with a cleft lip and palate is embarrassed or ashamed to smile, it breaks my heart. By supporting Smile Train, we can restore the light in children’s faces all over the world. We can be the light of the world by sharing ours.”
Dr. Naderi is not shy about asking her community and patients that can, to join in her charity efforts like Smile Train as well as the Houston Food Bank—several times throughout the year she sets up the donation boxes herself and asks of her patients to consider our less fortunate neighbors, while also donating a portion of her revenue to many different causes every year.
A Dentist Of The People
Dr. Jasmine, according to her patients really is the best dentist in Richmond and even the U.S. when we asked them why they trust her with their dental care— just take a look at comments from actual patients:
“She will do everything in her power to be able to help her patients being an early appointment or staying late or coming into the office for an emergency when your filling and half your tooth falls into your mouth driving to the mall on a Sunday.” – Dorsa M.
“Dr. Naderi is the kindest person I’ve ever met in dentistry. I’m usually a bit fearful but they made me feel comfortable. A very beautiful office and amazing staff. They can take care of all your dental needs.” – Leticia Q.
“Dr. Jasmine is one of a kind. She’s the kindest and most detailed oriented dentist I have worked with! She is the reason behind all the compliments I receive about my bright and beautiful teeth!” – Mahan S.
With compliments like that, it’s no wonder Dr. Naderi is thought of as the best dentist around. If you’d like to experience the difference with Dr. Jasmine Naderi, you can contact her at Best Dental or message Best Dental on Facebook, you might be surprised to know that you’ll likely get a response directly from Jasmine herself.