Dr. Vajahat Yar Khan


Dentist in Houston, Texas

Diplomate of American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Vajahat Yar Khan completed his dental education in 1997. He practiced dentistry for 6 years before deciding to pursue advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr.Yar Khan completed Advanced Education in Hospital Dentistry from Truman Medical Centre in Kansas City, MO in 2004.

This was followed by Advanced Post-graduate Education in Pediatric Dentistry from Louisiana State University Health Science Centre in New Orleans. Later, he took up the position of Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Centre in Houston. He taught dental students and residents at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the Dental Branch, Houston Medical Centre, and Memorial Herman Hospital. He supervised residents and students on the clinic floor as well as in the operating room.

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Dr. Vajahat Yar Khan was also involved with the University Of Texas’ extensive community dental work including the “communities in school” program serving underserved and underprivileged children. He has also served in the position of Staff Pediatric Dentist at East Texas Community Health Centre and Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches, TX for one year. He has worked for South Texas Dental and Lovett Dental Centers as a specialist. Dr. Yar Khan was felicitated with the honor of the Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in October 2010.

Dr. Vajahat Yar Khan is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Houston Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Academy of General Dentistry. He is board certified and has been an invited speaker at several International and National meetings. He has recently spoken on the Management of Dental Trauma in children at the AAPD annual session in Washington DC. In May 2010 and Feb. 2011, he was the judge for table clinics and poster presentations at the Star of the South Dental Meeting in Houston TX.

Dr.Vajahat Yar Khan lives with his wife and his 5 years old son in Stafford, TX.

Professional Memberships

American Dental Association (ADA)
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science, and professional advancement.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)
The AAPD is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Our 7,600 members serve as primary care providers for millions of children from infancy through adolescence.

American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD)
The ABPD certifies pediatric dentists based on standards of excellence that lead to high quality oral health care for infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs. Certification by the ABPD provides assurance to the public that a pediatric dentist has successfully completed accredited training and a voluntary examination process designed to continually validate the knowledge, skills, and experience requisite to the delivery of quality patient care.

The Greater Houston Dental Society (GHDS)
The Greater Houston Dental Society through education, services, and advocacy supports the area’s dental profession in providing quality and ethical oral health care. The Greater Houston Dental Society is the local component of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA).

The Texas Dental Association (TDA)
The Texas Dental Association (TDA), chartered in 1871, is the third largest state dental association in the United States. Currently, the Association has more than 7,700 members and is comprised of 26 component dental societies grouped into four divisions across the state of Texas. The TDA is part of a tripartite affiliation with the American Dental Association as its national representative and its component societies at the local level.

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