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Our Mission

Approachable, Personalized Dentistry for All

Our main goal at Insight Dental Group is to be the local neighborhood dental office everyone loves to visit. We want our patients to feel safe in our care because we believe our patients should come first. Our patient-centered practice recognizes that a cookie-cutter approach to dental care isn’t practical. Each patient has their own needs and desires. We take into account each patient’s current dental health and ask them where they see their smile in the future. We strive to be your local, approachable neighborhood dentist where you are always treated like an individual.

Your Local Houston Dentist

Get To Know Dr. Vikram Shad

Dr. Vikram Shad grew up in India and received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2007 as a classmate of Dr. Goel. After a year of private practice, he decided to move to the United States. In 2010, he received his Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and worked in clinical research before deciding to attend dental school. In 2015, Dr. Shad earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Shad believes that continuing education enables him to always give his patients the best care available. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Clear Aligners, and the Texas Dental Association. 

When he isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Shad likes to spend his time following his favorite sports teams and has taken a keen interest in Cricket here in Houston. He is a big foodie and loves exploring the diverse Houston food scene.

Your Local Houston Dentist

Get To Know Dr. Avni Goel

Dr. Avni Goel is a second-generation dentist and grew up in India. In 2007, she received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery as a classmate of Dr. Shad. Dr. Goel worked with her father in his practice for three years and completed a hospital residency before deciding to move to the United States. 

After relocating, Dr. Goel started the advanced standing dental program for foreign-trained dentists at Temple University in Philadelphia. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and was inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society (Kappa Kappa Chapter) in 2016. 

When she isn’t caring for patients, Dr. Goel likes to spend time with her husband and two kids. She loves to travel, has a keen interest in photography, and is an ardent follower of professional sports, especially the professional Houston sports scene.

Your Local Houston Endodontist

Get To Know Dr. Zhen Shen

Dr. Zhen Shen is a board-eligible endodontist. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He later graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, Dr. Shen completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston, where he received his certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry degree. In addition to serving the community, Dr. Shen teaches dental students and residents Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston and also serves as the reviewer for multiple academic research journals. He is a member of the OKU National Dental Honor Society, American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society.

Skilled and Compassionate

Meet the Team

Our team cares about our patient’s successes – in and out of the dental chair. We love to get to know our patients because it helps us give you a unique dental experience, crafted to your personal dental needs. We can’t wait to meet you!

Duelda F.

Registered Dental Hygienist
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Nancy L.

Registered Dental Hygienist
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Eloy A.

Registered Dental Assistant
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Laura C.

Office Manager
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Amy Gonzales

Patient Benefits Coordinator
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Your First Visit

What to Expect

During your first visit, we’ll make sure you are comfortable and answer any questions you have. Then we’ll take some diagnostic X-rays, perform a comprehensive oral exam that includes an oral cancer screening and clean your teeth. Your comfort is important to us, so if you feel anxious at any time during your appointment, let us know. 

Amenities & Technology

At Insight Dental Group, we use the latest technology because it provides our patients with a faster, safer, and overall more pleasant dental visit.

CEREC

3D printers (like CEREC) have become popular in dentistry because they allow us to fabricate crowns, bridges, and more in less time and with fewer visits than traditional lab-made restorations. 

TVs in Treatment Rooms

TVs in our treatment rooms give our patients a chance to relax during procedures and they allow us to put enlarged images on the screen so we can show our patients where a tooth needs to be repaired in amazing clarity.

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Sleep Study Machine

Our sleep study machine helps evaluate patients with symptoms of sleep apnea to determine if they should use a nighttime device.

Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras and scanners make goopy impressions a thing of the past. They take highly accurate digital scans of your teeth and jaw, which gives us the ability to see your teeth instantly in 3D on a computer screen. 

Digital Scanner

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CEREC Primescan & Primemill

CEREC Primescan scans a patient’s mouth to create crisp, detailed digital images of the tooth. The data then gets sent to our in-house Primemill, which can create your custom crown in a single visit.

Digital Scanner

You can say goodbye to messy impressions thanks to our digital scanner! This tool allows us to capture images and create impressions of your teeth. It’s a fully digital process — no putty necessary.

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Giving Back

Our Community Outreach Partnership

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