We understand how difficult it can be to get a child to enjoy visiting the dentist. The truth is those others do not have the knowledge or skills to treat oral health issues in children. Fortunately, we have the skills and specific training to provide the pediatric dental care a child needs. We create a comfortable and welcoming environment to help the child relax.
We strive to create a positive relationship with the patients so they are not as afraid of returning to dental care in the future. We also walk parents through every step of the process so there is no confusion. We understand how to interpret a child stating that there is a pain in the teeth, but they are not sure of what it is. We value healthy teeth at a young age to promote healthy growth for years to come.
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Faisal Khan, DDS grew up in Detroit, from the cold state of Michigan. He is a graduate of Alma College where he received multiple scholarships. He then pursued a master’s degree at New York Medical College. Then, Dr. Khan attended New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry, where he also received multiple scholarships, and graduated in 2005 with his Doctoral of Dental Surgery degree (DDS).
Dr. Khan completed his General Practice Residency at Montefiore Medical Ctr/Albert Einstein Medical School. He then pursued a fellowship also at Albert Einstein Medical School in Special Care Dentistry, which allowed him to obtain a specialization in working on children with various complicated medical and physical disabilities. Finally, he then went on to do his pediatric dental residency at Jacobi Medical Ctr/Albert Einstein Medical School, where he was honored with the title of Chief Resident for the program in 2008.
Dr. Khan passed his specialty pediatric dental boards and became one of the few Board-Certified Pediatric Dentists/Diplomats of Pediatric Dentistry. He is the President of Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and on the dental health committee of Greater Houston Dental Society. He is also a certified laser. Dr. Khan is currently an ambassador for Fort Bend Child Advocates spreading awareness of child neglect and abuse. More recently, Dr. Khan has been elected to be a board member for Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation. He is also an on-staff physician at West Houston Medical Center.
He is a published author in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and the Texas Dental Association journal.
He is also an active member of the following associations:
Dr. Khan married a Sugarland native, Samiha Zakaria, and they relocated from the colder New York, to warmer Fort Bend County. They have been blessed with two cute kids Hamza and Zayna. When Dr. Khan isn’t working at the pediatric practice and he isn’t actively participating in his multitude of dental/community activities, he is either spending time with his family, or watching/participating in sports, especially the Detroit Lions.
Dr. Victoria Sullivan is a board certified pediatric dentist with 25 years of experience. She graduated from UOP in 1995 with honors and USC/Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in 1997 with a specialty in Pediatric Dentistry. She also holds a Masters in Education from Rutgers University. Dr. Sullivan works at Shriner’s Hospital and specializes in full-mouth reconstruction for cleft children. Dr. Sullivan is especially interested in the aspects of behavior management of patients, new atraumatic treatment modalities, and laser dentistry. She actively works in furthering organized dentistry including involvement in the American Dental Association as a member of several working committees in dental education and product testing. She moved to Houston from California and is very excited to be joining Grand Parkway pediatric dentistry. Dr. Sullivan has two children, Madeline a junior at Tulane University and Garrett, a senior at Energy Institute High School. In her free time Dr. Sullivan enjoys traveling, fun runs, half- marathons, and interval training. She also reads and knits and is exploring the special world of Houston.
Brent Kanar, DMD, born and raised in the Pittsburgh, PA area, recently moved to Houston upon completion of his comprehensive three-year dental anesthesiology residency through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Medical Education Program. Brent received his B.S. in biology from Juniata College in 2008 and then in 2012 earned his DMD degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he spent a significant amount of his clinical training time focused on the practice of anesthesia for phobic and special needs patients.
During his anesthesiology residency, he completed rotations in internal medicine at UPMC Mercy, critical care medicine at UPMC Presbyterian, general anesthesia at UPMC Presbyterian/Montefiore/St. Margaret’s, obstetric anesthesia at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, and pediatric anesthesia at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Brent is looking forward to his new home in Texas and hopes to share his knowledge and training with the dental community of the Houston area.
Dr. Dar is a native of Spring, Texas. He attended Klein High School and went to college at Southern Methodist University on a scholastic scholarship where he earned a B.S. in Biology. He then went on to earn his dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He graduated in the top 15% of his class on the Dean’s honor list. Dr. Dar received numerous awards in Dental School including the prestigious American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Award, Southwest Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Award and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Award. After completing his dental degree, Dr. Dar received his medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. He completed a year of General Surgery training and a six-year residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at North Shore-LIJ in New York. During his residency, he obtained extensive training in Craniofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate repair, Facial Trauma, Facial Reconstruction, Facial Cosmetic Surgery, Head and Neck Pathology, TMJ Surgery and Dental Implants. Dr. Dar is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Trauma Life Support from the American College of Surgeons and the American Heart Association. Outside of work Dr. Dar enjoys running, reading and most importantly spending time with his family. Dr. Dar is excited about being back home in Texas.