Distinct Dental
Poria Rafiei, DDS:
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Distinct Dental
Poria Rafiei, DDS
Houston, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jackie S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Awesome Experience! I cracked a tooth and needed a dentist. They are close where I work so I called. The customer service was above and beyond! They made me feel comfortable, as I have anxiety about going to the dentist, but they understood. Their office was AMAZING. It was more affordable than I thought so I got some extra work done that I have been needing. Thanks Dr. Rafiei, Candice, and the rest of the staff! I highly recommend them!!

Goool Soccer Fields (Source: Google)


Dr. Poria Rafiei is very friendly and helpful. They have very good and modern equipment. They always remind me about appointments by text. It is very easy scheduling appointments! The people that work for him are also are very friendly. I never experienced any pain during or after visit. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone looking for an excellent dentist!

Donald F (Source: Zocdoc)


Fantastic experience from start to finish. What a classy operation…professional, fastidious, ethical and would return and recommend without hesitancy or question. I just moved to Houston from Chicago a few months ago and I needed a new dentist. Read reviews for days online before I chose Dr. Rafiei. I was blown away by my painless cleaning and initial consult to the point where I took 7 business cards to hand out to other friends in the event their dentist is not the best. For you scaredy cats, don’t run from the dentist, bolt to this guy; you’ll thank me and have a tooth caregiver for life. Good luck and in health, Donald

Lillyan T. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Best dentist in Houston!! I have never been to a dentist that cares more about his patients and the work he does for them. I literally brag about having a dentist I actually enjoy going to. Going to the dentists can be stressful, so it’s amazing that I go in without any anxiousness and come out actually feeling relaxed. Love the music and environment. Very calming. You’re missing out on proper dental care and a great doctor if you don’t go to Dr. Rafiei. P.s. I’ve never left a review on yelp (this is my first). So that right there should tell you how great he is.

Adam Lotts (Source: Google)


I broke my wisdom tooth, and Dr Rafiei and his staff were able to accommodate me urgently and took care of the issue, as well as develop a plan of care for other issues. 100% painless. Dr Rafiei verbalizes each step as he completes each procedure. Dr Rafiei and his staff are exceptionally friendly and professional. He’ll be my go-to from here on out, no question!

Gus D. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Just finished up with the doctor. Having a back tooth that has been broken for years drilled down for a temp crown. In the past other dentists I used did not know how to properly numb a patient and did not do a good job of explaining etc. Dr Poria on the other hand I s the best dentist I have ever been to, and I have been all over the world. He was gentle, informative and very patient ( excuse the pun) with me during the entire procedure. His staff as always were friendly, bright with energy and also very professional. The dental assistant helping Dr. Poria was equally professional and friendly . I would recommend anyone that has anxiety when going to the dentist to see him. He will put as ease and do the best job you have ever had done to your teeth, what ever it is.

Holli S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rafiei is an amazing dentist! His staff are super sweet and welcoming, I feel at ease and comfortable in his office. He is extremely gentle and always says he does not tolerate pain in his office. I’ve had nothing but excellent experiences at Distinct Dental and highly recommend anyone to Dr. Rafiei!

Daniel Rieke (Source: Google)


Dr. Rafiei is a kind, knowledgeable and skilled dentist. I cannot recommend him highly enough. I searched for years for a reliable dentist and never found one — I had chronic tooth pain and chipping teeth for years at previous dentists, but Dr. Rafiei was able to correct and solve the issues in my first visit, and I haven’t dealt with that pain or issue since. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. You will be blessed and well cared for by Dr. Rafiei.

Saida Rhodes (Source: Google)


Dr. Rafiei is a compassionate dentist. He cares. It’s that simple! You make an appointment, you get seated and when he comes in, he wants to know about you. He’ll ask for your “Howabouts.” If your returning, he’ll ask about you then he’ll ask about the family! His memory is amazing! He remembers and picks up the conversation right where you left off. He handles dental hygiene with the same importance as his own. Brush! Floss! Get in this area or else you’re looking at some future problems…..HONESTY! He is honest and his exams are thorough. He breaks down your dental treatment in sections so that it doesn’t seem so overwhelming or painful. He senses your anxiety and is concerned for your concerns. He warns you ahead of time about discomfort, but promises that pain is minimal. He knows dentistry from his perspective and from the patient’s perspective as well. He cares! It’s that simple! I’m honored to be his patient and proudly show off his dental work. THANK GOD for Dr. Rafiei’s gift in dentistry! He’s an incredible dentist!

Deanna C. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Poria Rafiei is amazing. He treats all his customers with the highest of care. I use to hate the dentist and now working with him I’m at ease every visit. Not only will you get amazing work done it will be done correctly. I had a root canal done by him and had no pain the day of or following. This place is worth the visit. Great dentist, kind staff, great decor, and great location. Oh they also have monitors in from of your chair so you can watch tv while they work. Only negative is that the parking lot is on the smaller side but because of all the shops it’s a continuous flow of people leaving and coming. Seriously A++!

ima M (Source: Google)


Dr. Rafiei is by far the best dentist me and my familyhave ever had. Visiting his office as a paitent was the most pleasant experience Me and my daughter ever had in a dentist office . I highly recommend Dr. Rafiei to everyone who is looking for a knowledgeable, kind , smart and hard working dentist. So happy to be his patient. Ima

Sayeh Sadeghpour (Source: Google)


Dr. Rafiei always makes going to the dentist such a great experience. He is thorough in his work and always makes sure during the visit that I understand what he is doing and why. I have been to other dentists in the past and can really tell the difference when I come here. In addition to the great service, I love the office itself. I don’t ever feel like I’m at the dentist when I come here and I don’t know about you, but a CLEAN dental office is very important to me and this place is immaculate!!! Thank you Distinct Dental for your help and services.

LaKesha C. from Fort Lauderdale, FL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. R is the most patient dentist I have ever been to. I have extreme anxiety when it comes to dentists! I went to him in pain due to my wisdom teeth. He was able to see me and assess my situation right away. I scheduled a visit to have my wisdom teeth removed and Dr. R was patient with me every step of the way! His bedside manner is perfect. The only reason I’m not giving him a 10 star rating is because Yelp only allows 5……Dr R. you and your staff are amazing!

Sarah W. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I was extremely nervous to go to the dentist after years of never coming in. First impression of the wait room- beautiful, orderly & clean. The staff was beyond sweet & made the process so much easier. They had all of my insurance figured out even though it took multiple calls! Dr. Rafiei was by far one of the best healthcare professionals I have ever worked with. He was thorough with his review of my teeth and built quotes for me future procedures upon request. I never felt nervous or under pressure to spend extra money or receive treatments I didn’t need.I really have to hand it to Dr. Rafiei & his staff, they are phenomenal! If you’re looking for a dentist in this area Distinct Dental is a fantastic choice!!

Derie Walwyn (Source: Google)


If you are looking for a caring, thorough, and professional dentist, then Dr. Poria Rafiei, DDS is that dentist. He is explicit in his explanations about the procedure(s) that are necessay and when performing such tasks, he inquires about your comfort, discomfort, or tension … He encourages you to breathe and be at ease when he is at work … He is intentional in addressing and being sensitive to ones non verbal idiosyncrasies … His demeanor is pleasant and uplifting … And, his staff is outstanding … They are gracious, smile often, and are exceptional !!!!…

Harriet W. (Source: Zocdoc)


I was very nervous and have a lot of dental work to be done. The staff was welcoming and friendly and the Dr was wonderful. He has a very calming manner which put me at ease. He was through and clearly outlined his treatment plan. I highly recommend this Doctor and his practice.

Richard C. (Source: Zocdoc)


The staff at Dr. Rafiei’s office are extremely professional and very friendly. Each one of them greets you and makes sure you are comfortable. The exam rooms are roomy and tastefully decorated to enhance a relaxed environment. Dr Rafiei is very patient and takes his time to explain any procedures you will receive and discuss any fears you might have. I have visited several times; crowns, fillings, cleanings & whitening and every time left greatly pleased with his services. I would highly recommend Dr. Rafiei for your next appointment.

Werunyourad (Source: Google)


My name is Batman Sadeghpour. My wife and I have been Dr. Rafiei’s patients for a few years and we are delighted to recommend him and his professional staff to anyone who needs his services. His staff are very professional and experienced and they know what they are doing. We barely wait for our appointment time and the facility is outstanding, clean and very patient friendly. Dr. Rafiei is expert in his field and he is experienced and proficient with a remarkable bedside manner. We recommend his services to all our friends and colleagues.

Minda Post (Source: Google)


I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Rafiei and his team! I am a fairly new patient and I wish I had found him sooner. The office is very clean and the décor is very pretty. The staff is friendly as well as very professional. Dr. Rafiei does great work and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable. I can honestly say I do not dread my dental appointments!

Kelly K. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


TLDR: Run, don’t walk, to this dentist. I love, love, love my dentist and his staff. As someone who has had extreme dental anxiety to the point that I used to need sedation dentistry, this is obviously saying a lot. I was already in the process of getting over it when I switched to Dr. V. Because I trust him so fully from great experience after great experience, I no longer need to take prescription anti-anxiety medication before I go. He is kind and really cares about his patients. He does excellent and gentle work. He really tries to charge you fairly and even worked extensively with my insurance to get as much covered as possible. I need to give an additional shout out to Sabrina, the dental hygienist I saw today. She also really cares and pointed out some things to me about my dental care that I know will really make a difference since I have some special circumstances stemming from bad genetics. I have had bonding that another dentist did 20 years ago due to ultra-white staining on my teeth. I had Dr. V redo it two years ago, and I know it was a huge challenge to color match my teeth and cover those stains again. He was meticulous about making it look like I hadn’t had work done and covering the staining. I also had whitening done on the parts of my teeth that were not bonded before he did the actual bonding replacement. Today when I went in for my normal cleaning, I asked about freshening up my whitening because I love red wine and coffee. I am getting married at the end of November, and I wanted my teeth to look my best for the pictures. They took care of me today without an additional appointment. No one ever tries to push anything on me that I don’t need or want. They didn’t push me on veneers that were out of my price range, although I am saving up for them because they look so good. I have seen Dr. V’s work on veneers, and it is amazing. I really cannot say enough good things about Dr. V and his practice. Your vibe attracts your tribe, and his tribe is awesome. He is a good man

Carolina D. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Poria is absolutely incredible. My husband had been coming to him for years and always bragged about him. Dr.Poria has great bedside manners, completely honest, attentive to questions and concerns. He also helped me by educating me and properly sedating me while extracting my wisdom teeth (3 of them) and other work was done. Besides that, the whole team is excellent, from the front desk to the assistants. The place is also impecable and nicely decorated. I will keep coming to him and my family as well! Thank you Dr.Poria and team!

Duncan S (Source: Zocdoc)


Absolutely the best dentist I have ever had! Truly cares about his patients and makes you feel you are his only patient for the day. I got a crown and and it was as easy as getting a simple filling. I would recommend Dr Rafiei to any one who is looking for a great caring doctor. Plus, the music he plays makes the whole experience that much better!

Timber Helweg (Source: Google)


Dr. Rafiei is hands down the best dentist I have ever had! He and his team are incredibly professional and caring, attentive and undistracted. I have had a few frustrating dental experiences over the years, but I felt very taken care of here. Dr. Rafiei made sure to let me know what measures they were taking to combat COVID-19 and he still showed a wonderful bedside manner even behind a facemask. He thoroughly explained all of the work he did and made sure all of my questions were answered. During the procedure, he frequently checked in to make sure I wasn’t uncomfortable or feeling any pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Rafiei to anyone looking for a new dentist or anyone needing a change. He is wonderful!

Michael Billeh (Source: Google)


Just had my first visit and I was very impressed. Poria Rafiei dds, such a grest guy. He takes his time making sure you are satisfied. Prices are very reasonable. Place is super clean. The staff are very friendly. I covince my wife to go there now. I live far from here but still make the trip. Keep up the good work.

Charli J. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Rafiei and his staff are great. I’m not particularly fond of the dentist in general, but he makes the experience less stressful. His office staff are also lovely, helpful, and super professional. The only downsides I see are that 1) there is often a wait for Dr. Rafiei after being set up in an exam room, though not outrageously long, and 2) the Jesus music they play is kind of grating–just not my thing, I guess. These 2 things don’t detract from a 5-star rating, though, as it’s difficult to find a good & reputable dentist. Highly recommended.

Texas Transplant L. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


This is the honest and skilled dentist you’ve been looking for. I am so happy to have found our dental home here in Houston and a dentist that is patient and professional that truly cares about his patients. My daughter who hates going to the dentist actually likes coming here! The staff are wonderful and get back to you ASAP and are so pleasant and you are not kept waiting forever! Dr. P is a family man who understands kids and how to treat them. This is where I send my friends and family!

Wonder W. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


This might be the most inspiring and peaceful dental atmosphere I’ve ever experienced. Dr. Rafiei is first and foremost a professional; he knows so much about his work, and more importantly, why we need it. He explains everything in logical detail, which I appreciate. I know it’s common for dentists to “look” for problems or issues to perhaps pad the cost, but he was willing to address the more 911 issues immediately, and then recommend others that would be possibly less pressing (in order to save my immediate costs). Our insurance is pitiful in what it covers, so having an awesome dentist is the only way I’d feel great about spending more to have some semi-serious work done (crown, fillings). The above is just the professional aspect; his personality is so genuine, and he is very caring. You can see he puts 200% care into his work, and he doesn’t accept less from himself. His staff, his children, and his wife all were so fun and sweet. Also, the office is so nice and quiet. I love how it’s not a huge circus of people scurrying back and forth with drills squealing in the background… Other nice touches: a keurig ready to brew for you, an inviting front area which smells amazing, and netflix if you are interested (while waiting to be numb. 🙁 I will be making this my permanent dentist, even though I live about 50 miles away!

Katie B. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr Rafiei is awesome! So happy I found him. After a not so pleasant dental experience, I came to Distinct Dental for a cleaning. Contrary to popular belief, I had the best experience at THE DENTIST!!!! Can you believe it?? How many dentist offices have you been to where the DENTIST cleans your teeth??? Well Dr. Rafiei takes the time to clean his patients teeth…i couldn’t believe it. Everyone from his assistant to his back office ladies were so nice, and made me feel comfortable the minute I walked in the door. At the end of my appointment, Dr Rafiei sat down with me to discuss his treatment plan. I will DEFINITELY be back… thank you Distinct Dental!

Carolina Diaz (Source: Google)


Dr. Poria is absolutely incredible. He has great bedside manners, completely honest, attentive to questions and concerns. He doesn’t rush and makes you feel as if he has all the time for you. Besides that, the whole team is excellent, from the front desk to the assistants. The place is also impecable and nicely decorated. The wait time is not long at all, almost immediately. I will keep coming to him and my family as well! Thank you Dr.Poria and team!

Gabriel Ianculovici (Source: Google)


This office is the most amazing dentist office I have ever been into. The staff is so professional and caring. Doctor Poria is a true expression of what a doctor should be . You go in with dirty teeth and come out with a clean heart 🙂 . This office is taking customer service at a new level. So caring and compassionate!! Highly recommended

Reuben L. (Source: Zocdoc)


I started going here while I lived in the galleria area, kept going after I moved to Katy and now I’m going to him even though I am out in Pearland. Always worth the drive. As long as I am in the Houston Area he will be my dentist. Super friendly staff and I have never had a bad experince.

Jade Phillips (Source: Google)


As I have had so many issues with my teeth, I have been to many, many dentists and I will say that Dr. Poria Rafiei is the best dental practice I have EVER been to in my whole dental history. At Distinct Dental I was made to feel so welcome and comfortable both by the friendly competence of the staff and the pleasant environment of the office itself. The office is in a great location, and all the staff are super friendly. Dr. Rafiei’s utmost care and genuine concern is amazing. He takes the time to explain every procedure and makes sure I know why is doing what is needed to be done. He is very professional, yet very personable. My three children also see Dr. Rafiei and they are in no way “afraid of the dentist”. So all in all, all I can say about Dr. Rafiei is: “AWESOME is the word!! Dr. Rafiei and his staff will go above and beyond for their patients !! I have never in all my years had a better experience than with this dentist and staff. I would HIGHLY recommend to family , friends and neighbors alike …. Keep up the exceptional work, and you are very much appreciated!!!”

Roxanne M. (Source: Zocdoc)


We used to see a different dentist and we made the move and THANK GOODNESS! He really takes time to talk to you and give you a full understanding of what’s going on. All the staff is awesome. So happy to finally have a dentist I know I can trust and enjoy going to. I highly recommend him. I am South African and we are used to developing relationships within our medical team. I find healthcare here a lot different with very short interaction times. It was different at this dentist. I’m very happy

Christa Allman (Source: Google)


I highly recommend Distinct Dental. Dr. Rafiei is very skilled and efficient. Most recently I was in for an appointment for multiple fillings. All of the work was done beautifully, and the healing process was quick and painless. In addition to great dental service, the office is beautiful and the staff is friendly and helpful.

Timber H. (Source: Zocdoc)


Dr. Rafiei is hands down the best dentist I have ever had! He and his team are incredibly professional and caring, attentive and undistracted. I have had a few frustrating dental experiences over the years, but I felt very taken care of here. Dr. Rafiei made sure to let me know what measures they were taking to combat COVID-19 and he still showed a wonderful bedside manner even behind a facemask. He thoroughly explained all of the work he did and made sure all of my questions were answered. During the procedure, he frequently checked in to make sure I wasn’t uncomfortable or feeling any pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Rafiei to anyone looking for a new dentist or anyone needing a change. He is wonderful!