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Meet the Doctors

Helen Jafari, DDS

A compassionate and gentle chair side manner is the hallmark of Dr. Helen Jafari's Family and Cosmetic Dental Practice. Dr. Jafari recognizes that each patient has unique needs, and it takes an individualized approach in order to meet them. While function, oral health, and comfort are the foundation for the standard of care she maintains, she believes that artistry plays an important role in achieving desired results. Her years of experience, aesthetic eye, and attention to detail are what give her the unique ability to accomplish this goal.

With the philosophy that a patient’s smile and oral health have great impact on quality of life, Dr. Jafari’s approach is one of collaboration with her patients, and she listens to make sure that the goals set will achieve the patient’s own vision. The relaxing environment of the office encourages open communication so that every individual’s questions are addressed thoroughly. Her associates, staff members, and lab partners are carefully selected and coached to embrace her philosophy of care for patients and uncompromising standards of quality.

Dr. Jafari's dedication to creating beautiful, functional, and healthy smiles has earned her a remarkable reputation. She regularly attends continuing education courses and strives to stay up to date and bring the very best of modern materials, technology and skills to her patients. Her most recent research has been regarding Sleep Apnea, and the unique ways that the dental field is positioned to help people with this condition. She completed her dental education in 1991 and continued for an additional two years residency in advanced education general dentistry at The University of Rochester in New York and Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Jafari lives in Bellaire with her husband, daughter, and Labradoodle Cole. In her free time she enjoys cooking with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and especially being a mom.



Hailey Patton, DDS

Dr. Patton is a native Texan. She completed her undergraduate studies early with a Bachelors in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M University. Dr. Patton received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health and Science Center at San Antonio. She began in a private practice, performing general and cosmetic dentistry in Austin, TX. Dr. Patton and her family relocated to North Carolina and continued in a private advanced group practice while her husband completed his law degree. Along the way, Dr. Patton has furthered her education and clinical skills in digital restorations, sleep apnea appliances and Invisalign.

With an emphasis on patient education, Dr. Patton practices a conservative dental philosophy with high aesthetic standards. Dr. Patton believes in a comprehensive wellness-based approach, and then partners with her patients to achieve sustainable treatment plans that match their unique needs. She believes trust is the most important aspect of the doctor-patient relationship and focuses on clear communication and quality dentistry.

Dr. Patton is excited to be back in Texas and a part of Houstonian Dental. She is able to provide a full range of services to her patients that include cosmetic makeovers, implant restorations, root canal treatment, emergencies, extractions, sleep apnea treatment, periodontal management, nightguards, Invisalign and removable prosthetics.

Dr. Patton and her husband are blessed with two beautiful, spirited children and are reminded daily that parenthood is a much harder job than pulling teeth!


Paulette Arana, DDS

As a local Houstonian, Dr. Paulette Arana finds joy in serving the patients in her community. She enjoys coming to work every day, building great relationships with her patients, helping create beautiful smiles, and promoting good oral health. Dedicated to a patient’s comfort and convenience, Dr. Arana and her staff have ongoing training and continuing education in order to provide up-to-date technology and techniques.


Allison Cohen, DMD

A Florida native, Dr. Cohen graduated from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. She received her Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD) at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, where she received the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry Senior Dental Student Award. Dr.Cohen continued her dental training in restorative and surgical dentistry through the completion of a general practice residency at Denver Health Hospital in Colorado. Dr. Cohen practiced in private practice for several years in Denver prior to moving to Houston, where her husband is from.
 
Dr. Cohen is a patient-focused, quality-driven dentist who brings a high level of attention to detail to her practice. Dr. Cohen strives to provide excellent individualized care to her patients by building treatment plans that achieve both oral health and cosmetic desires. She accomplishes this through positive communication with her team and clear conversations with her patients about their care. Dr. Cohen is proud to offer a comprehensive scope of dental services to her patients.
 
Appreciating that dental technology is regularly evolving, Dr. Cohen engages in continuing education to stay on top of the latest technological advancements, allowing her to provide the best possible care for her patients. She is very involved in her local Spear Education study club, and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Cohen completed Spear’s core workshop curriculum, studying sophisticated procedures and specialized treatments taught by industry-leading experts. Spear is widely regarded as the best advanced dental training program. Dr. Cohen believes in life-long learning and the active pursuit of continuing education in the fields of periodontics, implant dentistry, endodontics, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Cohen’s dedication to continually honing her skills is reflected in the dazzling, healthy smiles of her patients.
 
Dr. Cohen lives in the area with her husband (Jeff), son (Mayer), and French bulldog (Frankie). When she isn't working, Dr. Cohen gives back to the community through her involvement with the Junior League of Houston. In her free time, she loves traveling, hiking, and discovering delicious new restaurants!


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