Captain Maulik S. Nanavati, DDS, General Dentist, is pleased to be able to offer beautiful smiles to his neighbors in Pinehurst and the surrounding communities. 

Dr. Nanavati earned his doctor of dental surgery degree from the New York University College of Dentistry (with honors) after earning his bachelor's of dental surgery degree from the College of Dental Surgery in Mangalore, India, and his master's of dental surgery in oral surgery from the Moscow State Medical Stomatological Institute in Russia. He currently serves as a Reserve General Dentist in the U.S. Army Medical Command Dental Corps.

Dr. Nanavati brings a unique blend of experience and training to his practice. He speaks English, Russian, Hindi, and Gujarati and is learning Spanish. His postgraduate certifications include orthodontics, oral implantology, and Invisalign™ clear aligners, and he is licensed in the state of Texas to provide IV sedation for his patients. This experience and training allows him to provide a wide range of dental services to his patients, using the latest tools and techniques to create beautiful, healthy smiles in a comfortable, caring manner.

During the course of his career, Dr. Nanavati has been honored to serve as a dentist in the rural areas of Karnataka State and to participate in the World Polio Eradication Program with the World Health Organization. He has also attended dental camps to help bring low-income patients needed dental care, and also provided dental services to all age groups through the School for Blind People. 

Dr. Nanavati is a current member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

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My name is Dr. Miguel A. Ruiz, born in Alice, Texas, raised in Corpus Christi, Texas.  I have a B.S. Degree from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas.
Presently, A&M System. I have a Dental Degree from U.T. Dental School in Houston, graduated in 1992.  I have been practicing dentistry for over 20 years.  I love all aspects of dentistry.  I am a fellow of the American Orthodontic Society.  I have been engaged in orthodontics for more than 15 years.  I love working with children as well.  When I say I love all aspects of dentistry, it’s because I also do a lot of oral surgery care and implantology. I also do sedation dentistry- Conscious Sedation- for the anxiety prone patients and children. I am a very hands-on dentist, I also love the art of dentistry, i.e., crown + bridge, lab cases involving dentures or all aspects of dental lab technology.  I have seen a lot of changes in dentistry from amalgam fillings to present day composite fillings.  I probably have more than 1000 hours in continued education careers in dentistry which keeps me up with the times and love of the art and science of Dentistry.   

Dr. Nanavati is excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs.

Let us welcome you to your new dental home. Give us a call today at the location most convenient to you. 

Pinehurst Location: (281) 356-3351 or Woodlands Location: (281) 367-3685