Meet Dr. Tabakman
Dr. Vladimir Tabakman has been a Houstonian since 1990. He is a Certified Houston Orthodontist, an Elite Preferred Invisalign® Provider and an Invisalign® Teen Provider, specializing only in orthodontics.
Dr. Tabakman’s practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a personal and comfortable environment. He believes in using the latest technology to create outstanding functional results while creating an exceptional, natural and beautiful smile. You can count on Dr. Tabakman’s individual attention throughout your treatment and at every visit. Dr. Tabakman’s goal is to make a positive difference in the lives of his patients and their families resulting in improved self-esteem and self-confidence.
Dr. Tabakman graduated from Bellaire High School in 1994. After high school he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Houston. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the prestigious University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Tabakman received his master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan, upon completing a two-year residency. Dr. Tabakman was on the Dean’s Honor List, graduated with highest honors, and was awarded the Dental Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements. His research has been published in the world-renowned American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
Dr. Tabakman believes in continuing education for him and his team. He belongs to numerous study clubs to stay abreast of the newest technology in orthodontics, and it is not rare to find him at a couple of these functions in any given week. Dr. Tabakman lectures on orthodontics to numerous dental study groups and was recently chosen from hundreds of applicants to present a rare and difficult orthodontic case at a national Invisalign meeting in Las Vegas. There were 400 applicants and only four orthodontists out of those 400 doctors were chosen to present their cases. We are very proud of him. Dr. Tabakman has also been voted one of the top orthodontists by “H Magazine” every year, since 2007.
He resides in Houston with his wife and daughter. Time is not easy to come by now that he and his wife have a baby daughter, but when there is time, Dr. Tabakman enjoys sports, especially soccer, tennis, and swimming. Traveling is also a favorite past time for the Tabakmans; their daughter has become quite the jet-setter. There is no slowing this family down.
Dr. Tabakman participates in community charity events and is active with the local schools in the area. He enjoys going to the schools to hold discussions and give the children information about having and maintaining good oral health. Dr. Tabakman has also provided numerous scholarships and supported local team sports. The office hosts complimentary clinics for schools in the area to equip the players with mouthguards to protect their teeth. Every year the practice adds more charity events to the calendar, because giving back to the community is an important part of what Dr. Tabakman and his team are all about.
Dr. Tabakman is an active member of:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Society
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- Texas Dental Association
- World Federation of Orthodontics
- Journal of Clinical Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
- Seattle Study Club
Dr. Tabakman enjoys donating his time to support his patients’ extracurricular activities, as he feels this is a small way to give back to the community he is serving. Dr. Tabakman would like to welcome you to his office as a member of his extended family.