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Meet Dr. Tabakman


Dr. Vladimir Tabakman earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Houston. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he graduated at the top of his class. Dr. Tabakman completed a two-year residency and received a master’s degree in Orthodontics from the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. He was on the Dean’s Honor List, graduated with the highest honors, and was awarded the Dental Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. His research has been published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Dr. Tabakman has been voted one of the top orthodontists by H Magazine since 2007. His practice philosophy is to provide the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a personal and comfortable environment using the latest technology to create outstanding results. Therefore, Dr. Tabakman believes in continued education for him and his team in order to stay abreast of the newest technology in orthodontics. In fact, he was recently one of four orthodontists chosen from hundreds of applicants to present a difficult orthodontic case at a national Invisalign® meeting in Las Vegas.

Community involvement is important to Dr. Tabakman and his team. He enjoys going to local schools to educate children on the importance of having and maintaining good oral health. West Houston Orthodontics also holds complimentary clinics for the schools in order to equip their athletes with mouthguards to protect their mouths during their sport season. Dr. Tabakman has also provided numerous scholarships, support for local team sports and continues to add more events every year.


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 has been a Houston resident since 1990. He enjoys spending time with his wife and his daughter. When time permits, he enjoys traveling with his family as well as sports, especially soccer, tennis, and swimming.

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