Lifeworks Dental
Kini Tran, DMD:
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Lifeworks Dental
Kini Tran, DMD
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: 10:00 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 2:00 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:

Connie T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


This was my first time coming here, but I enjoyed it very much! They have a beautiful office, responsive office staff – I actually booked my first appointment via email and received very prompt replies each time. They explained in depth everything they were doing, even though this isn’t the first time I’ve had a dentist appointment. However, this was the first time I’ve been to the dentist in years and no one made me feel bad about it. They just kindly educated me about the things that I really should have been doing these past few years and suggested techniques and tools (sonicare toothbrush) to help me care for my teeth. Ebony, Tish, and Dr. Tran was great about that. I spoke with Brenda and Sue on my way out and they were both helpful in telling me about what my treatment plan would cost, so there would be no surprises. I don’t love how expensive it will be, but it’s not their fault. You can tell they are very committed to making sure I will have a great smile and they were very gentle when working with my teeth, despite some sensitivity and my very small mouth. They took the time to show me my xrays and photos and bite alignment and gave me choices for my treatment plan when possible. It all made for a very enjoyable experience. Definitely coming back!

 (Source: Google)


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


Friday afternoon. Crown came off my daughter’s back tooth and her dentist’s office closed at noon. Tried other dentists recommended by friends, but they were either closed on Friday or closed at noon as well. Went online to find a “drop in” dentist and found Lifeworks Dental on Blalock. Called, got courteous receptionist, said come on in. She was seen right away. Friendly office with attentive dentist. Was taken care of in less than 30 minutes. A great, surprisingly uneventful emergency trip – to the dentist! Highly recommended. Would definitely return.

Cassie T. from Humble, TX (Source: Yelp)


I went in with a broken smile. I was very nervous because my teeth have been broken for almost a year. All the staff was very friendly and made me feel very at-home. The transformation that Dr. Tran did on my teeth is absolutely amazing.. U cannot tell that my front teeth were chipped or broken at all, and he even fixed my gap! I will gladly be back for checkups and cleanings. And I will refer this dentist to everyone I know. Best dentist I could have ever chosen!

Kristin Aguilar (Source: Google)


My two boys, ages 7 & 4, see Dr. Tran and Dr. Nguyen. They have been so awesome with them! They are super patient and very thorough during their appointments. They take their time to explain to us what is going on during the appointment, and anything that may help them improve future visits. The boys actually enjoy coming to their dentist visits now. Thanks Lifeworks for treating my boys like family!

Jinx J. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tran, Dr. Nguyen and the entire staff made my family and me feel welcome and at home. I like how they took the time to explain everything and made sure I understood before moving on. Afterwards they took the time to make a detailed treatment plan that I felt comfortable with. This is the first time that I really enjoyed a trip to the dentist, and am looking forward to future visits. My daughter, wife, and myself have all been motivated to keep our teeth clean and healthy. The office it’s self is clean and cozy. It didn’t have that typical “How do I get out of this place.” atmosphere. Much better than the office from “Little Shop of Horrors”. Everything felt up-to-date, and I didn’t feel like I needed a tetanus shot afterwards. Keep up the great work guys! I can’t wait to come back.

Anh L. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Came here for a check up and cleaning. The doctors and dental hygienists were very meticulous and made me feel so comfortable. All the front staff were very cordial and friendly. Everyone here is very professional, they tell you what they plan to do step by step and break everything down clearly. I was always reluctant to go to the dentist and had apprehensions when my appointment came up, but the staff here really calmed my nerves and made my experience very favorable. I’ll be coming in more routinely now.

Minhtrang Do (Source: Google)


I have been coming here for over 4 years! The doctors are very experienced, knowledgeable, and kind. Staff are skilled and always friendly. The office is modern, well equipped, and always very well kept. They make me feel comfortable and well taken care of every time I come here. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Leon Chen (Source: Google)


I have been going to lifeworks dental for my dental care since 2015, and because of my positive experience with this group, I continue going there even after moving to Missouri City, which is about 40 minutes away. I have been treated by both Dr. Tran and Dr. Nguyen and I would give them my highest recommendation without reservation. The staff members from the front desk, dental hygienists, to assistants are all very professional and friendly. I used to dread about going to my dentist appointment but I no longer feel the same since going to lifeworks dental.

Steven N. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Upon entering Lifeworks Dental I knew I was in for a treat. Instead of sitting and waiting for what seems like hours on end, I was brought to the back almost immediately to an open dental chair. The dental assistants were quick to do my x-rays, friendly, and seemed very thorough in their work. From there, the dental hygienist, Tish, came in to do my cleaning and you can honestly tell that she loves her work. I think she may be the hidden gem of this facility. She was extremely meticulous and even remembered the little things that we had talked about or gone over in our last visit. I have never had a more all-encompassing dental cleaning and afterwards my teeth felt squeaky clean. Afterwards, the dentist came in to counsel me on the state of my teeth. Medical professionals can sometimes be intimidating and standoffish but they could not have been more friendly and receptive. This is where they would discuss different treatment options if needed. Finding a good dental office is almost always luck of the draw and, from my experience, I’ve had more bad dentists than I can count. After finding Lifeworks Dental, I think I’ve found my dentist for life.

Claudia C. from East Bay, CA (Source: Yelp)


Awesome dentist that provides great quality and friendly service. I just got done with my little over 1 year Invisalign treatment with Dr. Tran, and I only have great things to say. Throughout the whole treatment process, Dr. Tran provided meticulous dental service to ensure we got the best results possible. Never once did I question his judgement and fully put my trust in his abilities. I’ve also gotten my teeth cleaned and a tooth extracted from Dr. Tran in the past, and he’s always done a great job. I’ve been traumatized by dentists in the past (with painful treatment of cavities as a child) so I would always cringe at the thought of making a visit. But all of the procedures with Dr. Tran have been painless and seamless making it even a pleasure to go to my routine checkups. I highly recommend Dr. Tran and Dr. Nguyen (who worked with my fiancé and can vouch for being provided the same quality of service) for any of your dental needs.

Justin McConnell (Source: Google)


I originally chose Lifeworks Dental for my dental care because of all the great reviews, and I’m glad I did because they don’t disappoint. Dr. Tran is a highly knowledgeable, competent professional who not only met but exceeded all my expectations. I feel he is really concerned about my dental care and is looking out for my best interests. You’re not just another number to him. Indeed, the thing that sets both him and his team apart from other dental clinics is that they genuinely care about their patients and their dental health. From the smile that greets you by the front desk receptionists, to the meticulous care given by the dental hygienists, your comfort and satisfaction is their top priority. Their office is clean and the dental equipment is state of the art. My wife sees Dr. Nguyen, and has nothing but good things to say about her and trusts her with all her dental care. I highly recommend Lifeworks Dental to anybody wanting quality dental care. When you go there you’ll discover that you’re not just a patient, you’re family!

TT F. from Humble, TX (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been patients at Lifeworks Dental for over 4 years now. Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Tran are the best dentist we ever had. Their service is impeccable. They are personable and knowledgeable. I also didn’t feel like they were doing unnecessary work on my teeth. The staff is very polite and helpful. They truly care about their patients. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a great dentist. Overall this office is very efficient.

Nam V. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve never been a fan of going to the dentist growing up. Why? Because it was painful and nerve wrecking. Every time I went in for a routine check up, my gums would be bleeding from the brutal cleaning. However, I didn’t have this problem when I came here. They were actually gentle, but precise. Also, they were courtesy enough to make sure I was okay and if there was any sensitivity during the cleaning. Initially, when I came in I was greeted with a warm welcome. The entire staff took the time to remember my name. It made me felt more than just another face in the crowd that typically comes to visit a dentist. The majority of my paperwork was taking care of so I didn’t have to sit there filling it out. They took the time to fill it out beforehand so that all I had to do was confirm and make sure that all my personal and insurance information was correct. I’ve considered getting Invisalign and they took the time to explain in detail to me the procedure, how long it would take, and the cost of the process. I’m looking forward to having fabulous teeth!

Jake P. from Walnut Creek, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Lifeworks Dental for about a year now. Have had both Dr Nguyen and Dr Tran provide services. These are the best dentists, hands down. I originally found Lifeworks Dental on Yelp, and it was all the rage. After verifying with Angelica that my insurance would be accepted, we scheduled a cleaning and checkup. Dr Tran was very considerate and explained every step of the process. As part of the checkup, he also identified any additional work that should be addressed – cavities and other repairs. The cleaning and checkup went so well I then proceeded to schedule fillings, a new cap, and molar extraction. Over the next several visits, Dr Tran patiently and painlessly took care of all of the dental procedures with the exception of the molar extraction. Dr Nguyen was the one who performed the molar extraction. Again, thoughtful attention was given to the procedure. It was not rushed, and Dr Nguyen did a great job of talking me through the process as she was taking each step. I’ve now begun Invisalign treatment here at Lifeworks and can’t wait to see how well the results play out over the next year. The things that stand out about Lifeworks Dental are the following: – it’s a family practice and they make you feel like part of the family – the Dr’s explain each step of the process and Angelica explains any costs prior to starting anything – the Dr’s take your comfort and dental health personally. It’s not uncommon for them to go out of their way to ensure you receive the best possible service. In summary, Lifeworks Dental is so good, I’m willing to fly back and forth from San Francisco just to see them. You won’t be disappointed.

Julie N. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Can’t say enough good things about this practice. I’ve been going here a few years. They are always reliable and trustworthy. They work with payments plans. As we all know if you’re even lucky enough to have dental insurance, it doesn’t cover much outside of routine cleanings and small percentage of some procedures. Great scheduling, good with staying on time if you’re going in the middle of your work day. Everyone is very friendly.

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


Everything about my scheduling, consultation and treatment was very professional, friendly and competent – from their electronic forms on ipads to their appointment reminders to their clean and beautiful office environment, to their friendly staff to their excellent cleaning and treatments. I had two crowns, some cosmetic work and a cleaning and have had zero issues. I would highly recommend them.

Cori Farris (Source: Google)


Great experience at Lifeworks Dental. Dr. Tran and his team did a great cleaning and assessment and ensured I understood everything else that was needed. I returned for follow up work and the team greeted me by name and made sure I was comfortable during the procedure. Excellent work by Dr. Tran, I’m very happy with the results. I will be returning to Lifeworks over the years and will recommend to others

Louise Honner (Source: Google)


Dr Tran, Tish and Betty are excellent. We recently moved to Houston and I’m so pleased we found a great dental practice on the first try. Dr Tran is great with kids (mine are 7 & 5) and mine were totally relaxed. All of the staff are friendly and competent. It’s fun to go to the dentist!

Thai N. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Thanks to Dr. Kini Tran and Dr. Kim Nguyen at Lifeworks Dental, who have been working very patiently and meticulously on my veneer, I feel more confident in socializing with other people now. I always smile to my friends, acquaintances, and even to strangers without hesitation. I even smile at myself in the mirror every day and feel very happy with the new beautiful teeth. I am very very satisfied with my smile make over. Thanks again Lifeworks Dental Team. Thai N

Veronika M. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am one of these people who is not only afraid but terrified of dentists. It has been some time that I had seen a dentist. I finally made an appointment with Life Works Dental. From the moment that I called I felt that I will be at the right place. I told the young lady who made my appointment of my fears. When I arrived, everyone greeted me in the most caring way that I had never experienced in a dentist office. Dr. Tran takes the time and explains every procedure to the finest detail, his service and treatment is stellar. The entire team in his practice is professional, caring and one of a kind. If I could give a 10 star rating, I would. Dr. Tran and his team will be the only ones that I would recommend to my family and friends.

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


5 Stars all the way! Both Dr. Tran and Dr. Nguyen are amazing dentists who are both gentle and thorough. From the beginning to the end of the appointment, it is nothing but first class care. I’ve had my cleanings, fillings, wisdom teeth extractions as well as a crown done at Lifeworks and it has all been better than I could have ever imagined. Everyone working in the office is extremely knowledgeable and skilled at what they do. The doctors, assistants, hygienist,  Teresa and Angelica do such an awesome job of making your feel comfortable and answering all of your questions about any treatment that needs to be done as well as any questions you have about your insurance. I’ve recommended Lifeworks Dental to all of my friends and family!

Rad Brannan (Source: Google)


I typically shy away from going to the dentist due to my busy schedule and coordinating visits. A friend recommended Lifeworks Dental and their flexibility and accommodating nature. Having been a customer for a year now, I have, on multiple occasions, tested this and the team there has always delivered with a smile and welcoming attitude. From the front desk to the doctors, I truly enjoy the passion that they bring to their office. I can not recommend them enough.

Darius Fisher (Source: Google)


Dr. Tran and Company are truly amazing. They made me feel like family and addressed every issue I had. They were with me through every part of my wisdom extractions and fillings. I felt welcome and was given top notch advice on how to care for my mouth. The advice that was given to me by the staff also helped me save at least $500. Every part of the staff is amazing from receptionist down to Doctors. Found my dentist for life! Highly recommended!

William H. from Cypress, TX (Source: Yelp)


Went for a checkup, cleaning, and likely more (not enough dentist visits over the years).  I’ve been back a few times as I was overdue for quite a bit.  From the preliminary to the followup, the staff is helpful, friendly, and patient.  Dr. Tran and Angelica took the time to explain what was being done and how I can best care for my teeth (and gums) going forward.  Dr. Tran has turned me into a tooth care convert; if you’re not taking care of your mouth, go see Dr. Tran and start taking care of yourself!

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


Lifeworks Dental is run by 2 dentists Dr. Kini Tran & Dr. Kim Nguyen. They are a dynamite couple!! Dr. Kini is my dentist but I have been treated by Dr. Nguyen as well. They are both very professional and trustworthy. The office is very clean and modern. Ladies at the front are all awesome! I am sorry I don’t remember your names!! Scheduling is always easy. And they send you reminders to your emails when your appointment is near. They are very thorough to explain everything about your insurance or any questions you got for them. They are nice and kind. Dental assistants: All nice and respectful. I have had no problem with them. They work well with the dentist. Dental hygienist: Betty Betty Betty!! I’ve done 3 cleanings here and I like Betty to do my cleaning. I will change my appointment to make sure Betty is my hygienist to do my cleaning. She does it so clean and she is very thorough. You can tell she really loves her job. I get a positive vibe from her. That’s what I like about her. She does an amazing job! Dentist: What I like most about Dr. Kini is the precision and paying attention to the smallest details. I am perfectionist when it comes to my teeth. He makes sure everything is comfortable and to your satisfaction. He actually listens! You tell him your concerns and he does his absolutely best to fix the problem in your mouth. I am visual person and I like that he gives me a mirror when he is explaining my teeth. Also he give you recommendation on dental products. I’ve been coming here for over an year. And I don’t want to go anywhere else. I’ve been to more dentists than anyone. Trust me! I am very picky when it comes to my teeth. I am done searching for a dentist. I want to be their forever patient.

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


This review is regarding my 6 year old son’s visit. “I LOVE MY SILVER TOOTH! Can I get some more? I feel so awesome!” -right from the mouth of my 6 year old son My son needed to get work done on his lower right mouth. I expected him to be nervous and frightened, but instead, he wasn’t worried at all. He loves Dr. Nguyen and said how he loved how gentle and nice she was. When it was time for him to be seen, the dental assistant was very welcoming and even let him choose what movie/show he wanted to watch on Netflix. What I also loved was how I was allowed to come inside as well and be able to be with him while he was getting his teeth work done. They gave him nitrous gas and were very patient. Dr. Nguyen continued to speak to him and was very supportive and reassured him that he was in good hands. She asked him how he was doing repeatedly to make sure he was relaxed and well before they began any work. Throughout the entire procedure, she was speaking to him, asking him how he was feeling and telling him how great of a patient he was. In the middle of the procedure, they took allowed him to take a break which I really liked. Dr. Tran even came by to ask how my son was doing! When Dr. Nguyen was having trouble fitting my son’s crown, Dr. Tran stepped in and did such an awesome job. I guarantee you that your child is in great hands here. They don’t rush, and make sure that the child is comfortable and well throughout the procedure. I love how my family and I can all be treated here. If you’re looking for a dentist for your little one, I highly recommend this office. The service and care they provide here is absolutely superb!

Randy C. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Kini Tran and his staff are amazing. They are the dental best experience I’ve had. They take the time to service you and answer all of your questions. I’ve never felt as if they were rushing me out the door like other dentists I’ve visited in the past. I’ve been a patient with Dr. Tran for almost 7 years and the office is always extremely clean and tidy. They are great and I highly recommend them!

Celan Bouillet (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough good things about Lifeworks dental. Dr Nguyen and Dr Tran are marvelous and take the time to truly know if you have any issues or concerns about your teeth. I am always ushered back right away and made to feel at ease. My family loves the entire staff and feel so lucky that we found a dentist that we trust and actually enjoy going to!

Lory Margraves (Source: Google)


We just recently changed to LWD. The staff is very friendly and informative. Best cleaning I have had in years , Betty was very good at her craft. I had four cavities. When I went to get them filled Dr. Tran did not even use numbing shots. Never felt anything that hurt. I left amazed my mouth was not numb. She matched my tooth color perfectly. My whole family will be changing over.

Leslie N. from MA, MA (Source: Yelp)


I have been to three dentist offices in Houston and this is as good as the reviews say it is. Things which I look for in a dentist office are: cleanliness, friendliness, and reliability. The procedures I’ve had done were a routine cleaning and also a sensitive teeth sealant procedure. Both have been great. From the receptionist to the Doctors, everyone is friendly and responsive to my needs. They have very clean equipment and modern technology like the x-ray machines where you stand up in and go around you (really cool). One thing I wish they had which they don’t is some sort of headphones or earplugs for when they use the cleaning drill. It would be nice to have that extra addition for comfort instead of hearing a loud drill in your ear. They do offer sunglasses when they work on you so you aren’t staring directly into the light. They allow you to pick the music you want to listen to in the room you are in. They remind you of your appointment via text (if you want) or phone which is nice. Also, the Dr. has actually emailed me personally when recommending a sensitive toothpaste for me to give me more information on it, which was a super nice touch. Overall, out of all the dentists offices I’ve visited, this one is the one I will continue to visit. I feel comfortable laying back in their SUPER comfy chairs and I rarely wait more than 5-10 minutes before being taken into the back to get my work done. Most visits last about 45 minutes from the time I walk in to the time I walk out.

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


I’ve been a happy patient of Dr. Tran and Nguyen for over 3 years now. My procedures have ranged from routine cleaning and teeth whitening to night guard (I grind my teeth) and a molar implant. The office is clean and orderly every time, appoints are always on-time, and the overall team has been very professional. I see myself coming for years hopefully just for clean-ups and nothing more serious!

Foodie For Life .. from Peoria, AZ (Source: Yelp)


I tried three different dentists and hygienists in Houston before I was discovered Lifeworks and am very glad I finally found “the one.” Their hygienist, Tish, is the best there is. She is so kind, compassionate, sympathetic and really understands what it’s like to be a dental patient and adjusts her technique accordingly. I have gum recession and sensitivity so Tish is extra careful when working on my teeth and gums. She even uses a numbing agent so I won’t be in as much pain which I appreciate. I see Dr. Tran who is the owner and main dentist at Lifeworks Dental and he, too, is fantastic. He has the best bedside manner and truly cares about his patients. He is very experienced but not cocky at all like some dentists. He does not rush his patients and takes the time to thoroughly explain things and answer all questions. He is very good at what he does. The front desk staff are very efficient and friendly as well. Can’t say enough good things about Lifeworks Dental. I’m over-the-moon that they are in my dental insurance network too.

Christopher Makulowich (Source: Google)


I’m not originally from Houston and did not know which dentist to choose until someone from work told me about Lifeworks Dental. I had two wisdom teeth removed there by Dr. Tran and the entire experience from start to finish has been nothing less than perfect. The procedure was quick and painless and recovery was quick! The best part was Dr. Tran provides his personal cell for any questions after hours, that is true customer service! I highly remcommend Lifeworks Dental to anyone looking for top notch quality dental work!

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


What can I say that hasn’t already been said? An immaculate office with staff that treat you like family? Check. Want to listen to your favorite music while friendly assistants and knowledgeable dentist give you a dazzling smile? Check. Looking for an insurance wizard to help explain dental benefits to you? They have one. Seriously, the most comfortable I’ve ever been in a dental office. Love the Lifeworks crew!