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.



Elizabeth Peeling, DMD FIOCI


Dr. Peeling was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, where she received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Montreal. After receiving her degree, Dr. Peeling began her career as a dentist in Australia. She worked in both private practice and with First Nations patients in the Arctic before moving to Houston, TX and joining Houstonian Dental.

Dr. Peeling strives to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry and offers the best care to her patients. She completed advanced training in dental surgery, endodontics, sleep dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and dental implants. Dr. Peeling is a certified provider of Invisalign, Lumineers, laser dentistry, and conscious sedation dentistry. Her professional memberships include:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Greater Houston Dental Society

Dr. Peeling’s approach focuses on bringing weak or decayed teeth back to their original strength, function, and aesthetics with higher quality and longer lasting metal-free restorations.


Amrita Ganguly, DDS


Dr. Ganguly was born and raised in India. She moved to Chicago, IL in 2000 to advance her education in the field of dentistry. She then completed her residency at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL. Advanced dental care in a comfortable atmosphere are her priorities and she is a firm believer of preventative and conservative dentistry.

Dr. Ganguly met her husband during her residency and moved to his hometown of Houston where she instantly fell in love with the city. She feels the people, food, culture and especially the weather is what makes Houston spectacular.

When she’s not practicing dentistry, she spends her time swimming and doing yoga. Her weekends are filled with catching up with friends and family over delicious cuisines.


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 esthetic 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!

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