River Oaks Dental Arts
Palmira Testa, DDS:
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River Oaks Dental Arts
Palmira Testa, 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: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 11:30 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Jill G. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Testa and her amazing staff gave me the perfect smile I have been seeking.  My front tooth was chipped, and after being told by several dentists in the Houston area that I should “live with it”, “there was nothing that could be done”, “it wasn’t that bad”, I called River Oaks Dental Arts.  I received a consultation appointment the same day I called and was told by Dr. Testa that repair was possible.  She explained the chip was due to a shift in my bite requiring some orthodontic work to ensure the repair would be long-lasting (something no other dentist even mentioned).  Her expertise and skill gave me the smile I had lost and I am happier than ever.  She and her staff are first-class in every way…knowledgable, friendly, and kind.  I highly recommend Dr. Testa and her staff to anyone seeking a thorough dental experience by experts who love their work and their patients!

Susan Hardwick-Smith (Source: Google)


Dr. Testa and her team are absolutely the best their service is beyond compare and I was incredibly impressed with the extent that they went to to keep us safe and to keep their selves and their staff safe in this Covid situation while still supplying top-of-the-line dental care. I love Dr. Testa’s very kind compassionate and friendly manner but she will also tell it to you straight when you need something done to maintain your dental health and all of her staff were absolutely delightful. For example I showed up five minutes late because I have been trying to find a cup of coffee without success and they insisted that I sit down and relax and have a cup of coffee in their office before I went back for my exam which no doubt me them Late for the rest of the day but they put my needs first which was so unexpected. As a doctor I know that the staff representative position in all of Dr. Testa staff are absolutely top-notch service providers and are kind compassionate and humorous and make what could be a scary procedure absolutely painless and fun. I have never received nitrous oxide for a teeth cleaning before but I have sensitive teeth and I was nervous and the whole procedure was quite delightful and completely changed my view of what is easily something that I dread. I cannot remember recommend this office more highly and I am so excited to have finally found a place where it’s not scary to go to the dentist

Maria Padilla (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Testa is amazing. She has worked on my family and I for over 10 years and has repaired major issues with our dental health. Dr Moiza is equally as fantastic. You don’t feel any pain from these doctors. The staff is fantastic! They are all so sweet and attentive. I recommend this dental office to everyone!!!! Amazing!!!

Meagan G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


This is hands down THE BEST dentist I have ever been to! I knew I was in the right place when the receptionist greeted me with, “How may I brighten your smile today?” It is owned and operated by the most amazing group of women! I’m surprised Eve Ensler hasn’t written a Tony award winning play about them yet. When you’re in the dental chair, they cover you up with a cozy blanket, give you headphones and put on your favorite Pandora station, and put moisturizer on your lips so they don’t get chapped! The customer service is unmatched and my smile has never looked better. I’m sticking with these ladies and I have already sent a few friends their way 🙂

LeOra Clements (Source: Google)


I always have a great experience at River Oaks Dental Arts, but when I went to have my teeth cleaned this week it was exceptional. Not only did Diane do her usual high quality cleaning, but I have never felt so safe and protected from COVID. The extra precautions they have taken to ensure their safety and the patient’s safety is to be applauded. Thank you Dr. Testa, for maintaining such high standards in your service and protective measures. You’re the best!

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


I have been visiting this office for about 5 years now. The staff is very accommodating, friendly, and inviting. The dentist is not something that many of us look forward to, so each visit, the staff is very wonderful. Dr. Testa is very thorough and makes you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend this practice.

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


Where do I even begin! I’ll start with the staff, they are always so friendly and complementary. I recently started to go to Dr. Testa after I was referred by a friend. Dr. Testa has taken my smile to a new level! She is a true artist, I couldn’t be happier! Nadia is also the best hygienist I’ve ever seen in my 30 years!

April Hensel (Source: Google)


My visit to to have my teeth cleaned was pleasant as always. From the moment I walked in they were doing everything they could to protect my health. Diane explained everything she would be doing and took her time to make sure I was comfortable. They practiced sanitation and disinfection at a new level per the guidelines of the Dental Association. Jasmine was friendly as always upon my arrival and leaving my appointment. Thank you River Oaks Dental Arts!

Jared Boggess (Source: Facebook)


This is an Outstanding dental facility. They are courteous, professional, and empathetic. While dental visits can often be a cause of great anxiety, The entire staff at River Oaks Dental Arts, makes one feel comfortable and completely at ease . I highly recommend them.

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


I fear going to the dentist due to a horrific experience. Dr.Testa and her staff are top notch. I was running late due to construction…30min to be exact..Dianne and Dr.Testa went above and beyond to take care of my issue. Even offering happy gas to calm my nerves down to listening to a set of headphones with my choice of music. They explained all procedures. They made me feel comfortable and at ease. They truly do care about their patients health and go that extra mile to make sure all your needs are met. I am grateful I chose this wonderful staff. I would rec.them to strangers friends and family. 😉

Lisa F. from Kingwood, TX (Source: Yelp)


I recently went to see Dr. Testa for the first time and she does phenomenal work. I have been to other “top notch” dentists in the Houston area and they do not even come close in comparison. Dr. Testa is truely the best and I have recommended her to everyone I know. I had some cosmetic dental work done on my front tooth and it’s amazing how much better it looks compared to what another dentist tried to fix before. Her and her staff are truely wonderful. I am so happy to have finally found the best dentist in Houston.

Green Arrow (Source: Google)


First-time patient, and as someone who has truly never enjoyed time in a dentist’s chair, this was a first class experience. The safety precautions they took made me feel extremely safe. Dr. Testa explained every step of my treatment in great detail. Her staff is outstanding, and I have already recommended this practice to multiple people!

Amy M. from Galleria/Uptown, Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Testa and her staff are nothing short of phenomenal. I’ve been to her for everything from the routine to some recent extensive cosmetic work. I spent enough that I compared prices in advance and she doesn’t charge nearly as much as she could for the quality of her work. Scared of dental work? Opt for the gas and the noise canceling Bose headphones with your choice of a Pandora station. Pretty awesome. Will never go to another dentist

Lisa G. from TX, TX (Source: Yelp)


I have done regular routine dental work as well as cosmetic dental work with Dr. Testa and have been pleased.  What I like most about Dr. Testa is she gets down to the “root” of the problem. She asks questions and my recent cavities boils down to late night munching. Every time I come in she remembers the details and asks, have you gotten that under control? I know that she is listening and that is comforting. Also Deissy Ayala rocks.

Chaka Muhammad (Source: Google)


Day of Freedom for Military, way to show appreciation for veterans! But thank you for your dental treatment more. Jasmine made check in easy by sending registration forms prior to my appointment and I received what felt like the best hygienic care since I separated from the Army! No crowds or long wait for services either, well planned event. I’m grateful for the much-needed appointment, I salute the team at River Oaks Dental Arts!

Maurine Ford (Source: Facebook)


I was very pleased with my first visit to Dr. Testa. I’ve never had such a thorough dental visit and everyone in their office is so kind and helpful. I highly recommend and look forward to getting started with some work by Dr. Testa!

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


I’ve never loved a dentist before this. I’ve been going to Dr. Testa and her awesome hygenist, Diane, since shortly after she opened her practice several years ago. She is on top of the latest product developments (purple foam fluoride?), which makes the experience a little extra fun, and you can see your teeth on the computer screen in front of you. What really sets her apart is how proactive she is about dental care. Nothing gets by her. The office staff is very friendly and helpful. And they really do all they can to make your visit as pleasant and painless as possible.

Lesley Abascal (Source: Google)


Truly the best dentists around! Dr. Testa and Dr. Mouzi are both incredible. I really appreciate their great customer service and attention to detail. During these crazy COVID times their office is going above and beyond to ensure the safety of their patients and staff. I would highly recommend River Oaks Dental Arts to anyone that wants to upgrade their current dental experience. Everyone on their staff is professional and kind. I appreciate their ability to make everyone feel welcome. From Jasmine at the front desk to those assisting with the appointment like Toni. Everyone is providing a 5 star experience!

Derek Hagen (Source: Google)


River Oaks Dental Arts is a first class organization. The staff are always so friendly and helpful. The dental hygienist always keep me informed of the process they are performing and make sure I’m comfortable. Dr. Testa has always handled my teeth with the utmost care and I’ve never had any issues with work she has performed keeping my beautiful pearly whites healthy and clean. Top notch dental office. You won’t be disappointed.

D'nae Westmoreland (Source: Google)


I love going to the dentist in general, but Dr. Testa and Dr. Mouzi are the best!! Their entire office staff are very accommodating and professional. In one of my first appts Dr. Mouzi stayed after hours just to help me with an issue I was having with one of my teeth, there are not many places that go above and beyond for their clients but they never let me down! Aside from their amazing customer service, they also do exceptional work. Dr. Testa just did cosmetic dental work on me to close the space between my front teeth and it looks incredible!

Mark A. from Magnolia, TX (Source: Google)


Dentist + Artist + Techy = Dr. Palmira Testa at River Oaks Dental Arts… I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a thorough hi-tech dental examination in my life! At 54 years of age it’s apparently even more important to know what’s going on in your mouth. Per the education I received yesterday, dental issues can cause all sorts of problem throughout our bodies… who knew! My regular dentist fixed a chip front tooth a few months ago that broke again and that’s why I decided to try someone else and was recommended to visit River Oaks Dental Arts. Outside of the shoddy work on my chipped front tooth, my regular dentist did not point out any of the issues I apparently have after his questionable examination. In short, seeing is believing and Dr. Testa not only showed me what immediate concerns I should have, she also pointed out things that are in progress that will become expensive issues down the road if not addressed now. As unnerving as it can be in a dentist chair, I want to thank Dr. Testa and her staff for the comfortable, educational, and hi-tech evaluation I received during my visit. I highly recommend River Oaks Dental Arts to all my friends and family members whether you have a regular dentist or not!

Michael Ramirez (Source: Facebook)


My experience with River Oaks Dental personal has been so awesome. Everyone I’ve have the pleasure working there has been such a blessing. I have been happy with my outcomes every time I leave from there. I recently had my teeth straighten with Invisalign and my teeth whitening and I’m very happy with my results.

Arielle Lawson (Source: Google)


Dr. Testa and her staff are PHENOMENAL! They take safety protocols, sterilization and cleaning responsibility better than anywhere I have seen. I love how personable, and warm the office feels, still while being safe and COVID FREE. Plus, my teeth are very well cared for and my smile looks fantastic!

Christa Sellers (Source: Google)


To preface, I hate the dentist office. I don’t like going, I don’t like when they say, almost done, and you’re not where near done, but they definitely make the most out of a dreaded experience. I’ve been coming to see Dr. Testa for about 8 years now. I absolutely love this place and the staff. It’s always so clean, they are always on schedule, and everyone is beyond friendly. Pre- COVID, you could get a blanket, but those are gone due to the Virus precautions, but you get to listen to music of your choosing to drown out the awful noises going on during the cleaning. Dr. Testa and her staff are very knowledgeable! I highly recommend this office!

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


Dr. Testa and her staff are the absolute best in Houston. They care so much for their patients and it truly shows. Dr. Testa is a true professional and loves her patients like they are family. I have never been a fan of dental treatments because of past experiences, but the care that I received here has made me more comfortable. Thank you for the great experiences and the beautiful smile

Sharon Benstock (Source: Google)


I went in for a chipped tooth after receiving a recommendation from a family member and they were very nice and took the time to explain everything. I went in twice – once to get my teeth whitened and the other to actually get my teeth fixed – both were good experiences. Everybody in that office is nice and takes the time to explain everything from how to fix the issue to billing and insurance.

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


This is probably the best experience one could ever have at a dentist. About a year ago, I set up my first appt. I was scared (and ashamed) to go, because I hadn’t been to the dentist in 5 years, due to being in college, starting my first job, not having the time and not having dental insurance for a while, etc…I finally said no excuses and did it. Needless to say I was a little nervous and skeptical, because most dentists these days will try to nickel and dime you, in addition to the already unpleasant experience of going to the dentist. Not the case with them. The staff, specifically Diane, made me feel so comfortable and put me at ease. I immediately felt at home. The technology truly is top-notch. Your first appt. is 2 hours because they need time to fully assess your mouth/dental history, and they take a lot of x-rays. The x-rays – let me tell you, that experience has totally changed. It’s non-invasive compared to what it used to be. Long story short, I walked out of there actually wanting to come back. Fast forward a year, I’ve recommended them to people I know looking for a dentist (and even those who weren’t). So far, my roommate and co-worker have both tried Dental Arts. My colleague probably thought I was just exaggerating when I would talk about how great they are, but after he finally went, he could not stop raving about them either. I think we’ve even successfully convinced another colleague to try them. They will not disappoint!

Greg P. from Richmond, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Testa and her team are nothing short of amazing. I came in being very anxious and the staff spent a ton of time with my practice introduction. The hygienist spent so much time explaining every aspect of what she was doing and so patient with me. Dr. Testa then presented the findings and then really took the time to explain what everything meant. I am looking forward to the case presentation for my restorative and cosmetic procedures next week. I would refer Dr. T. and her team to anyone and I have been in the dental industry for 16 years! Thanks to Dr. Testa and her team!!!!!! Greg

Chiara Robinson (Source: Google)


I absolutely love Dr. Testa and her staff (Jasmine, Angela, the whole crew). She has truly worked at ensuring that you feel comfortable from the time you walk in, until the time you leave. As soon as I sit in the chair, I know I’m going to be taken care of. I know the dentist can be scary for some, but I never feel that when I walk into her office. Dr. Testa did my cleaning this time which was awesome! Keep up the great work ladies!

Josh Cerame (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Tesla for 6 years and am always impressed with my visits. Cleanings are very relaxed and completed using the best current practices. They use the most up to date technology and keep you in the loop with the best way for you personally to keep your mouth healthy. I’ve referred anyone I can to their office because of how good they are.

Richard B. from Washington Corridor, Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Testa and her staff are absolutely wonderful. I’ve been going here since I moved to Houston in 2012 and will never go to another. They make you feel very comfortable and do an excellent job of explaining what they are doing and why they are doing it, whether it be cleaning, fillings, Invisalign, etc. I’ve recommended all my friends who move to Houston and don’t have a dentist to go here. From the front desk with Jasmine to Dr. Testa, the entire experience is worth it knowing you are getting the best treatment with the most comfort. Thanks!

Rachel Gamble (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Testa for about a year now and recently went in to a dental appointment soon after the office reopened from the Covid19 lockdown. I couldn’t have felt more safe. As a healthcare professional I can be a harsh critic when it comes to cleanliness and proper use of PPE, but the staff at River Oaks dental did an excellent job. They have gone above and beyond to accommodate for the new standards of keeping patients safe with plexiglass windows to protect their front office staff, sanitation stations and temperature checks prior to entering the treatment area, and all staff wearing masks gloves and additional PPE during dental procedures. I was very impressed and felt very safe at this office.

Erin Connors (Source: Google)


Dr. Testa and her entire office are best in class Dentists and I highly recommend them!!! I truly trust Dr. Testa and her team with all of my dental needs, and when I recently moved away from Houston I made a special trip back to visit Dr. Testa for a second opinion because I know I can count on her. I also completed Invisalign with Dr. Testa and was very satisfied with the results and with all of the support I received along the way.

Barbara Baldwin (Source: Google)


I can’t even begin to tell you how special the people are that work at River Oaks Dental Arts. They have the most incredible bedside manner they are caring kind professional they do incredible work not only in the dental hygiene area but Dr. Testa does the most incredible veneers crowns. I have tried other dentists not one compared to the experience I have every time I have my dental experiences like this. Thank you dr. Testa thank you Diane thank you Angela thank you Jasmine in the entire staff at River Oaks Dental Arts! Me and my entire family just love y’all

Audrey Loth Parnell (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Testa and her staff are wonderful. The office is clean, the front desk staff are friendly, and I have never had to wait (patient for 6 years). I have my teeth cleaned by Diane and she is fabulous. She is very kind and goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable. Dr. Testa is very knowledgeable and doesn’t recommend work unless needed.