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Texas Periodontal Associates

Meet the Team at Texas Periodontal Associates

Dr. Porras and the Texas Periodontal Associates Team

Who We Are

Welcome to our office! Our entire team is looking forward to meeting you and helping you and  your family have the healthy and attractive smiles that you deserve.

A Houston periodontist, like Dr. Porras, is a specialist in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease (or periodontitis), in the placement of dental implants, and are experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. 

Dr. Porras often treats more problematic periodontal cases, such as those with severe gum disease or a complex medical history. In addition, he is specially trained in the placement, maintenance, and repair of dental implants.  All of his procedures can be done under intravenous conscious sedation.

We offer a wide range of treatments, such as scaling and root planing (in which the infected surface of the root is cleaned) or root surface debridement (in which damaged tissue is removed). We can also treat patients with severe gum problems using a range of surgical procedures. 

Dr. Roberto Porras

Dr. Roberto Porras has established practice in periodontics and implant dentistry in the Houston area. After completing his undergraduate degree with outstanding marks, spent three years as a periodontology resident at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he attained his periodontal specialty certification and a Master of Science Degree.

After completing his residency program here in Houston at University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Dr. Porras went on to open Texas Periodontal Associates in the fall of 2000. That wasn’t enough for Dr. Porras he went on to get his board certification through the American Academy of Periodontology in 2004.

As a board-certified periodontist in Houston Dr. Porras stays up to date on all the current surgical techniques to ensure our patients only receive the best of the best. His procedures range from, but not limited to, dental implants to extractions to gum grafting. All of our procedures are done under intravenous conscious sedation, keeping our patients 100% comfortable.

Julie H

Hi my name is Julie, and I am the newest member at Texas Periodontal Associates. I started in September of 2018, and love being a part of Dr. Porras’ Team! I am a proud mother to my son- Brody, and a former NBA dancer for the Houston Rockets. Although my background has been Business Management & Entertainment, I am currently training as a Dental Assistant and can confidently say I am learning from the best. During our office hours you’ll find me at the front desk coordinating appointments, assisting the Doctor with exams & x-rays, marketing on social media, and discussing treatment plans about how to get your healthy smile back! I am eager in helping our patients to feel comfortable and confident when joining our practice.

Clara Velez

I came to the US 19 years ago as a dentist from Colombia. My passion in dentistry has flourished in my 20+ of experience.  I’ve been lucky to be a part of Texas Periodontal Associates since 2013 providing optimal oral health care and education to patients. My family is my world. I was blessed with 2 handsome boys, Nicolas and Sabastian who are my strength and my whole life. My husband and I are deeply involved with raising our two boys and consider ourselves beyond blessed. As a family we enjoy spending time together, doing outdoor activities, and going to the movies.


Hello, my name is Vanessa. I have been working at Texas Periodontal Associates for over a year now but have been an 'honorary Porras' since 2011. I first started working with them as a caregiver for their wonderful daughter Elena, and this year will be 8 years that I have been in the family. I'm a pretty reserved person, but consider myself to be extremely dedicated and hard working. I love to paint and sculpt- my wish would be to one day be able to have my own little pottery studio in my backyard. I have a fascination with anything to do with criminal justice and am constantly looking for any new crime documentaries on Netflix. I look forward to all that is to come in my personal and professional life and hope to be able to be a part of this team for years to come.

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