By Melissa Gautier
For the past 20 years, Dr. Sula Umansky’s highly personalized approach to dentistry has attracted a dedicated following of patients that appreciate her compassionate care and expert dental skills. As the leader and owner of Katy Dental Arts, her commitment to each patient’s comfort is perfectly blended with rich experience and top-notch dental technology and advancements. Dr. Umansky and her team of dental professionals not only treat multiple generations of families but welcome and appreciate new ones, too.
Dr. Umansky is one of those rare people who not only knew what she wanted to do as a child but followed that early aspiration to a fulfilling and purposeful career. She earned bachelor’s degrees in history and chemistry from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. She graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston, in 2002 and opened her first dental practice in Katy in 2008.
“My path to becoming a dentist took a few detours as I spent my late teens and early twenties as my mother’s primary caregiver,” she said. “When I started college and went on to dental school, my mom often accompanied me.”
In college, she’d pack her courses into the morning hours. After class, she would study while she took care of her mom. Undertaking the rigors of dental school while providing 24-hour care for a loved one was a challenging journey. “Once I got started, quitting was never an option,” she said. Dental school proved to be a bit tougher. Her mother often had to accompany her to class, sitting with her in the back of lecture halls. “On my clinic days, she’d sit in her wheelchair just outside the treatment bay while I saw patients.”
Dr. Umansky enjoys an easy, comfortable rapport with patients of all ages. She feels blessed to employ a staff of professionals who share her commitment to five-star service, safety, and continued education in the dentistry field. Since graduating from dental school, Dr. Umansky has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant dentistry, sedation dentistry, pediatric dentistry, endodontics (root canal therapy), and periodontics (gum disease treatment). With a lifetime of refinement in her artistry and surgical skills, she can provide her patients with a full complement of dental services in one convenient location in LaCenterra Town Center.
Five-Star Amenities, Spa-quality Environment
Fully committed to her patients’ oral health and well-being, Dr. Umansky has designed a luxurious, modern office that strives to provide a sense of serenity and relaxation. Limestone floors, bold and colorful art, sparkling chandeliers, well-appointed furnishings, and upscale amenities set the tone for a calming, peaceful experience.
“I wanted the interior spaces to pamper my patients and let them know how much I appreciate them.” Spa-like comforts add a touch of indulgence, making each visit an inviting respite from today’s anxious, rushed world. Warm blankets, eye pillows, paraffin-wax hand treatments, overhead entertainment, and Bose headphones that sync to patients’ personal playlists are comforts that make appointments at Katy Dental Arts pleasurable.
Exceptional Patient Care
“It’s our duty to provide you with the information and treatment options you need to achieve and maintain optimum oral health, function, and beauty,” she said. “My awesome staff and I have a fantastic relationship and work cohesively as a team. We spend a lot of time getting to know our patients and enjoy catching up on their activities with each subsequent visit,” she says. She feels privileged to care for multiple generations of patients.
“Many of them have been with me for 10 to 15 years or more, and I’ve become good friends with them over the years.” An attentive listener, she addresses their needs, priorities, and concerns. “Together, we develop options for tailored treatment that will assure optimum health, function, and beauty.”
Safety, Health, and Wellbeing
Maintaining the health and safety of patients in the office is of utmost concern. Katy Dental Arts takes every precaution to protect their patients’ health. “We designed our treatment suites to provide complete privacy, which greatly enhances our efforts to keep our patients safe while dramatically reducing the opportunity for cross-contamination.”
HEPA 13 medical-grade air scrubbers in each treatment suite and throughout the office filter the air volume of the rooms every three minutes. Double high-volume evacuation techniques are used for all aerosol-producing procedures, and additional extra-oral containment measures have been incorporated to capture even the most minute amount of dental aerosols. “My patients’ safety has always been a top priority,” Dr. Umansky said. “These updated defensive measures add an extra layer of protection to the already vigorous cleaning practices.”
Cutting-edge Technology and Equipment
Dr. Umansky combines her skills with state-of-the-art technology and equipment to bring out the best in everyone’s smile. She considers herself a lifelong learner, staying current with the latest treatments and techniques to continually deliver excellent dental care.
“My patients deserve the very latest technologies to realize the complete picture of their oral health and treatment options,” she said. “We’ve incorporated these innovations to not only make dentistry less stressful but much more precise.”
Dental advancements, including 3-D cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT), allow her to view the teeth, jaw, and entire head in multiple dimensions and angles. Low-dose digital X-rays, intra-oral cameras, laser cavity detection, advanced oral cancer screening technology, and more are employed in many of her treatments and procedures.
“I’m so lucky to be doing what I love every day,” Dr. Umansky says. Recognized for her excellence in dental care, her glowing reviews prove she’s a stand-out favorite among Katy-area residents. She and her staff look forward to meeting new patients and their families for many years to come.
23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Suite B-228
Katy, Texas 77494