Finding a dentist is relatively easy. Finding one who is extremely well-educated with extensive training is a bit more challenging. Finding a dentist who combines education, training, and experience with a friendly personality is as simple as calling Dr. Afroz Burges.
Born in Bombay, India, and then raised in New York, Dr. Burges later returned to India with her family and received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery there. As an adult, she wanted to study biotechnology, and in researching the best school she found the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she obtained her master’s degree. She would go on to perform research at University of Texas Medical School in Houston for several years and then ultimately obtain her Doctor of Dental Surgery at University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. “I realized I preferred working with people over working in a lab,” Dr. Burges said. “Dentistry is my true passion.”
Dr. Burges has been in practice since 1996 and earned her prestigious Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry, which very few dentists receive. It is a testament to her commitment to continuing education and keeping up with the latest advancements in dentistry.
“I have always been interested in medicine and enjoy working with my hands,” Dr. Burges said. “With dentistry, I can do both while improving my patients’ smiles and their health—even patients with challenging issues.” As a mother of two, Dr. Burges is also extremely patient and calming for young patients or anxious adults who require a little more time to get comfortable. “I also offer nitrous oxide and conscious sedation for any patient who’s a bit fearful.”
Dr. Burges provides many services you might not expect from a family dentist such as root canals, implant dentistry, and cosmetic treatments—including orthodontics. “Because I offer orthodontic care, I’m able to keep a close eye on children’s mouths as they grow and provide treatments that can shorten their time in braces or help them avoid getting them at all.”
Dr. Burges’ inclusive approach to care has made her very popular with her Pearland community. In fact, as patient Laurie C. shared: “Dr. Burges has provided our family with excellent general dental services as well as orthodontic treatments for all three of my children. She has a very calm manner which immediately puts you at ease and is great with both children and adults.”
Her office features state-of-the-art technology for the highest quality dental care available. “It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients,” Dr. Burges said. For this reason, their offices meet and surpass all OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and CDC (U.S. Center for Disease Control) standards. “We are confident that you will feel right at home in our office as we welcome all patients as if they were family.”
Dr. Burges’ dental team will file most dental insurances for you and, if you self-pay, offer you options for payments to make it easier for you to get treatment when you need it.
Dr. Burges speaks English, Hindi and Urdu and has Spanish-speaking team members.
12234 Shadow Creek Parkway, Building 3, Suite 108
Pearland, Texas 77584