Pearland Dentist | Friendswood Dentist | Melody Lane Dental Group, PC | Anh B. Dao, DDS | League City | Alvin | Clear Lake | Southbelt Dentist| Texas TX, 77546, 77581, best reviews
281 992 7000
OFFICE HOURS
Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thur 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Patients Welcome

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Welcome to Our Family...

We’d like you to be a part of our Pearland Friendswood dental family.   We realize there are many considerations when you are choosing a Pearland and Friendswood family dentist: location, ease of scheduling, after-hours emergency care, staff friendliness, office appearance, and many other values that are important when deciding who to trust.

Our goal is to make sure we meet those values. We start your first visit with us by visiting and listening to your needs and concerns regarding your dental health.  It is our firm belief  that we can create a better relationship with you when we take time to know you and treat more than just your teeth.

By developing this foundation together, we hope you will share in our belief that regular preventive dental care is a sound investment in your health.  After all, your dental health is not just an idea to us - it's our goal for you to have your dental health for a lifetime of enjoyment!

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About our office...

We’re proud to be referred to, in our many reviews, as having some of the most friendly dental staff in Pearland and Friendswood!  Our dental team is not only friendly, but well informed when it comes to your dental questions.

We’ll work to find an appointment time that works for you, get you started on your paperwork in the comfort of your own home by downloading your dental forms and Privacy Policy, because once you arrive in our office you’ll be seen promptly and on time!

Our office is conveniently located right on the border of Friendswood and Pearland on FM 518.  Inside, you’ll find our office to be relaxing and comfortable, with a fun Wii station for our younger kiddos.  You’ll never wait for your dental appointment when you arrive because we pride ourselves on running on time.  If you find yourself waiting for another family member to receive dental care, you’ll enjoy our complimentary coffee and beverage area, or spend a little time in our new quiet room away from the t.v.!

Our Friendswood Pearland office was designed with family in mind.  In fact, when you schedule multiple family appointments, ask us about side by side family appointments to maximize your time.  These appointments let multiple family members be seen at the same time instead of waiting to be seen one at a time.  You’ll also like our easy reminder system that works via text to remind and confirm your dental appointments.

So why wait? Call us now at 281.992.7000 or send a request for your first appointment. Our Pearland dental office is easy to find. If you are looking for a dentist in Pearland, Friendswood, League City, Alvin, Clear Lake, and South-Belt, please call us.

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Emily Young
Emily Young

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I always feel welcome when I walk in! They put a lot of time and effort into each individual customer. I leave feeling better than I came in!

Our Services

Emergency Care

No one can anticipate any dental emergency.  If you need us, please call our office and we will get a same day appointment for you.  Our goal is to get you out of pain the same day.  In some instances, we can render dental treatment if time allows.

For patients of record and good standing, we do provide 24/7 Emergency Care.

Family Dentistry

We provide all aspects of dental care for entire families, from little ones as young as 3, to our fun loving senior adults in their 90’s. Our office philosophy is that healthy teeth can last a lifetime when we work together on dental care.

Our dental services include:
•Regular preventative care
•General dentistry such as Fillings, Root Canals, Crowns, & Bridges
•Dentures and Implant supported overdentures
•Non-surgical Periodontal treatment
•Implant Crowns
•Cosmetic services such as Veneers, Whitening, Invisalign, and Snap on Smile

At times, you may require treatment that needs the attention of a dental specialist such as an Oral Surgeon, Root Canal Specialist, Orthodontist, Periodontist, or a Pediatric Dentist. You can be assured that we have developed long-term relationships with each of our specialists and will only refer you to the best specialist to meet your dental needs.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Dao has earned over 500 hours of Continued Education in the span of his 25 years practicing dentistry and his dedication and care to providing optimal care to our patients is evident in our many reviews.

During a cosmetic consultation, Dr. Dao will listen precisely to what you would like to accomplish with cosmetic procedures and recommend treatment that will give you the best treatment while still maintaining the functionality and health of your teeth.

Our many cosmetic options include:
•Porcelain Veneers
•Lumineers – a minimum prep veneer
•Invisalign – clear braces
•Teeth Whitening
•Soft tissue Laser gum contouring
•Snap on Smile – no drilling, no shots, and a new smile in 2 visits
•Dental Implants to restore missing teeth

Invisalign

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offers the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you’ll find with Invisalign®. And no matter what stage you’re at in life, you’ll appreciate how our cutting-edge approach to treatment has minimal interference in how you live, but has a significant positive impact on how you look and feel about yourself.

Instead of metal brackets, you will wear clear aligners during your treatment. The number of aligners is determined by the length of your treatment. Call us for a consultation.

Laser Dentistry

Cosmetic laser dentistry is the new, easy way to give you that perfect smile you’ve always wanted. How safe is a dental laser? Medical lasers have been used in the fields of ophthalmology, neurogsurgery, ear/nose/throat, and dermatology for decades. It’s only in the last ten years that advances in technology have made it possible for it to be used in individual dental offices-for both adults and children.

Compared to traditional instruments and methods, the dental laser actually minimizes or eliminates the need for needles, anesthesia, scalpels, or sutures. Procedures are done more quickly and efficiently, so you spend less time in the chair. Various benefits with laser includes: Gum sculpting, Soft-tissue surgery, Sulcular disinfection, and Crown lengthening. Please ask Dr. Dao how laser can benefit you and improve your smile.

Text Messaging Confirmation

Has this ever happened to you?

You call your dentist to make an appointment. Maybe you thought you would do it quickly between errands so that you could check it off of your to do list. Make dental appointment. Check.

But you were multi-tasking and forgot to write down the appointment. Was it for 4 or 4:30? Did they say Thursday or Tuesday? Wow. Now you have to call again.

Not at our office. That’s because our patients know they can opt into our easy text and email reminder system to let them know their upcoming appointment specifics. Don’t like texting or emails? No problem – we’ll still call you so you can hear our friendly voice!

Implant and Restorative Dentistry

Tooth loss can have a far-reaching effect on your dental health and personal appearance. When you lose one or more teeth, your remaining teeth can drift out of position. This can lead to a change in your bite, the loss of additional teeth, decay, and even gum disease.

Dental implants can be an effective method to replace one tooth or several teeth. Each implant consists of a titanium anchor that is inserted into the jawbone, and an abutement, which is then fitted with an artificial tooth to simulate a natural tooth. Implants can also be used to help support a bridge, replace a partial denture or even secure a fixed denture.

A fixed denture, or overdenture, is an implant-supported denture that is attached to implants to give additional support and comfort. Traditional dentures rest on the gums; an implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn’t have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.

Implant-supported dentures are usually made for the lower jaw because traditional lower dentures tend to be less stable on the bottom. A traditional top denture is usually quite stable on its own and doesn’t need the extra support offered by implants. However, you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.

You can remove an implant-supported denture easily. Some people prefer to have fixed (permanent) crown and bridgework in their mouths that can’t be removed. Dr. Dao will consider your particular needs and preferences when suggesting a fixed or removable option.

Sedation Dentistry

People choose sedation for different reasons. One of the most common is due to fear/anxiety. Many people avoid going to the dentist because of their fear. Some have never been and some have had horrible experiences as a child or adult. That fear is very difficult to overcome. Sedation, for some, is the only way they will have their dental needs treated.

Other patients are not necessarily afraid, but they have extensive needs. Under an average dental setting, numerous appointments (5-10) may be needed to complete their treatment. This could take months – even years to complete everything.  Since many people are very busy with work and family obligations it is difficult to arrange multiple appointments, therefore sedation is chosen. With sedation, treatment can usually be completed in one to two visits.

The first method is Oral Sedation – a pill.  We use pills for several reasons.  Many of our patients are needle-phobic so they would not like to be told that we must use a needle to sedate them.  With oral sedation we can work on patients for longer periods of time.  Oral sedation is very safe.  The pills stay in a patient’s system for several hours after the appointment, so we get few complaints of pain after procedures are completed.

The second method is Laughing Gas (Nitrous Oxide).  It is one of the most popular modality we use for very effective sedation. Inhaling the gas provides less anxiety for the duration of the treatment. Once dental treatment is completed, breathing in 100% oxygen will displace all Nitrous Oxide out of the body. Within 10 minutes, you are back to your normal self with very little side affect.

Meet Us

Carley

Carley

I am from Lake Jackson and joined the United States Navy right of high school where I served for 4 years, stationed on the USS Kearsarge in Norfolk, VA.  After leaving the Navy, I attended and graduated from the University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston in 2016 with my bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.

I live with my husband Stephen in Manvel where we just bought our first home. We are Houston Texan fans and love going to the games! We have held season tickets for 6 years, and yes, Stephen still has to explain to me what a fumble is.

I enjoy dentistry and love getting to know my patients and their families.

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Carley

Dental Hygienist
Anh Dao, DDS

Anh Dao, DDS

I grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana and upon graduating from the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch in 1989, decided to make Houston my home.  After a one year General Residency Program at the Olin E. Teague Veteran's Hospital in Temple Texas, I returned to Houston to begin my  general dentistry practice in 1990.

It is hard to imagine that I am entering my 25nd year of practice. I have enjoyed immensely the quality dentistry that I have provided through those years and the lives that were touched and those that touched me personally. Those young patients that I treated since grade school are now having their own children. Since we are a family dental practice, it has been a great pleasure to provide the same quality dentistry for their children as I did for the parents.

Since my dental startup, I have continued to enhance my skills and knowledge through many hours of continuing education programs and courses to stay current in the advancements of the dental field.  I continuously search for the newest technologies, products, and techniques, adapting only those that I believe will have a greater benefit for my patients.  Further, I have accumulated more than 500 hours of continued education, a feat that is much desired and commendable. We are a full service dental office that offers cosmetic and restorative dentistry.

During my time away from work, you will most likely find me spending time on the baseball and soccer field with my son and daughter.  I have enjoyed watching and coaching my kids in their sports, as well as having the privilege to sponsor many of my patient's and the teams they belong to in Friendswood, Pearland, and League City.

I consider it a privilege that you have taken the time to inquire into my office.  My aim each day is to give my patients  the time that they feel they need to talk with me about their dental needs, concerns, and desires for a healthier smile.  Your comfort and care is most important to us!

My staff and I welcome you to our dental family.

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Anh Dao, DDS

Dentist
Nancy Ramirez, RDH

Nancy Ramirez, RDH

I began my career in dentistry in 1993  as a dental assistant and after several years of assisting, decided that I would pursue my dental hygiene degree.  I continued working as a dental assistant while attending school and graduated from the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch in 1999.  As a hygienist, I am a great advocate of regular preventive care and I’m interested in building long term relationships with my patients for years of valuable dental health.  Getting to know my patients and their lifestyles helps me create a visit that is unique, comfortable, and tailored to each patient.  Although I know that active family lifestyles make our time valuable, I strongly encourage your return to our office for your check-ups on a regular schedule - this let me review your dental health and possibly keep a simple problem from becoming a big one!

Although originally from Wisconsin, I have made Houston my home now for many years.  I am married, have one daughter, Brittany, and two stepsons, Eric and Tony.   I am a huge Green Bay Packers Fan, watching them any chance I get, but I also enjoy reading, exercising, and spoiling my 2 cats and dog. Nancy has been with Dr Dao for 15 years.

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Nancy Ramirez, RDH

Dental Hygienist
Alison Davis, RDH

Alison Davis, RDH

I am the oldest child and have 2 siblings. My dad and brother are both dentists and my younger sister has a financial degree. I love dentistry, especially the relationship that I build with my patients. I graduated in 2004 from Tyler School of Dental Hygiene after 2 years of college.

I am married to my husband Brad and we have a 6 year old daughter, Delaney and son Cullen. I am the newest member and enjoys working with Dr. Dao and his dental team since 2008.

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Alison Davis, RDH

Dental Hygienist
Carley Day, RDH

Carley Day, RDH

I am from Lake Jackson and joined the United States Navy right of high school where I served for 4 years, stationed on the USS Kearsarge in Norfolk, VA.  After leaving the Navy, I attended and graduated from the University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston in 2016 with my bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.

I live with my husband Stephen in Manvel where we just bought our first home. We are Houston Texan fans and love going to the games! We have held season tickets for 6 years, and yes, Stephen still has to explain to me what a fumble is.

I enjoy dentistry and love getting to know my patients and their families.

 

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Carley Day, RDH

Dental Hygienist
Shawnda Prestage, RDA

Shawnda Prestage, RDA

I began working as a dental assistant shortly before graduating from high school and realized the value of care that I could give to each patient when they had questions about their dental treatment or were experiencing that nervousness that many feel.  I decided then that I would continue my work as a dental assistant. Making a patient’s visit, whether it is an adult or child,  as comfortable as possible is very important to me and what I do.  I have worked as a dental assistant for almost 18 years now and still continue to enjoy both the challenges and the rewards that it has for me daily!

My time spent away from the office is filled with lots of family time; I am married, have two boys and enjoy spending time with them and their activities.  Finding time to read is also a great way for me to relax. Shawnda celebrated her 15th year with Dr Dao.

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Shawnda Prestage, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant
Delia Esparza

Delia Esparza

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Patient Communications
Annie Russell

Annie Russell

I began working in the dental field in 1994 as a dental assistant.  After a year as a dental assistant, I moved into the front office area to begin coordinating recommended patient treatment, drawing on my dental assisting knowledge so that I could assist patients with a better understanding of their recommended procedures.

As the appointment and financial coordinator for our office, I make every effort possible to ensure that if it is your desire to have dental treatment completed in our office, that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental health care. Every effort is made to include the coordination of your dental benefits if you are working with an insurance plan, your financial obligations before any treatment is started, and that you understand why the treatment was recommended to you. I firmly believe that by working with you in this way, we can truly make a difference in building a long standing relationship with our patients.

I have lived in the Houston area for many years and was recently very proud to see my son graduate from High School.  In my free time I enjoy gardening, fishing, and traveling with family. I have been working with Dr. Dao since 2001 and it has been my pleasure and reward to see some of the most beautiful and satisfied smiles!

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Annie Russell

Treatment Coordinator
Myrian Atchley

Myrian Atchley

I'm a happily married mommy of three beautiful kids. I've called Houston home for over 30 years and have been in the dental field for over 18 years. I love helping our patients with their dental care and insurance needs. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, baking, and watching football with my husband.

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Hygiene Coordinator
McKenzie Salazar

McKenzie Salazar

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Insurance Coordinator

Why Choose Us

Same Day Emergency Treatment

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25 Years of
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Text and Email Confirmation

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Flexible Payment Options

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We Always Run On Time

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We Love Kids

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Digital X-Rays

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Coffee Bar

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TV in Treatment Rooms

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What Our Patients Say About Us

My family and I have been going to Dr. Dao since we moved here four years ago. I have nothing but positive things to say and have never had a bad experience at his office. Once my children were old enough, they began getting “rides” in the chair and progressed from that to full cleanings.

Deborah J. Friendswood

5 Star treatment every time. I have been a patient for since 2000. Dr Dao has taken great care of me as well as Nancy the dental hygienist for all these years. I have recommended them many times to friends and co-workers. Great job as always. 🙂

Wendy B. Friendswood

This place is fantastic! When you step through their door, it’s like visiting someone’s home. The waiting area is so comfy & calming. The staff are all lovely. Their office runs smoothly & ALWAYS on-time!!! Allison is a superb Dental Hygienist & so friendly. And everybody loves Dr.Dao!!! He is a kind, down-to-earth person & always has a huge smile. And what an awesome Dentist!!!

Jamie T. Pearland

5 STARS, wish I could rate 6+. Great dentist with a great staff. Actually enjoy visiting the dentist and would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dental practice.

Gregory P T. Pearland

We are very happy to provide treatment for Dana.

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Contact Us

3520 Sunset Meadows,
Pearland, Texas 77581.
281-992-7000
OFFICE HOURS
Mon 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thur 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Patients Welcome