Dr. Vladimir Tabakman

D.D.S., M.S.


Dr. Vladimir Tabakman is a leading orthodontist in Houston and Bellaire whose mission is to change lives with orthodontic treatment by giving people a smile they’re proud to show off and the confidence that comes with it. He opened two locations of Houston Orthodontic Specialists in order to offer personalized, cutting-edge care to patients of all ages with a focus on exceptional customer service, a family-friendly atmosphere and stunning results. Dr. Tabakman’s dedication to his field and patients shows. He’s been voted among the top orthodontists in Houston by H Magazine every year since 2007. He’s also an award-winning Invisalign® provider for his breakthrough orthodontic treatments with the system of clear aligners.


A Love of Community

Dr. Tabakman has called Houston home since 1990 and he truly loves his community. He works hard to give back to his fellow residents and the city they share. He visits local schools to help children understand the importance of dental care and make it more accessible to them. Through his practice, he also offers complimentary clinics for student athletes to fit them with custom mouthguards and promote sports safety. Additionally, he provides scholarships to local schools and supports area sports teams.

Outside of his work and volunteer efforts, Dr. Tabakman can be found spending time with his wife, daughter and son, traveling, playing sports and just enjoying life.

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Dr. Tabakman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of Houston, laying the foundation for the rest of his education. He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

After getting his doctorate, he completed his two-year orthodontic residency while simultaneously earning a master’s degree in orthodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. Throughout his schooling, he was consistently a Dean’s List scholar and, ultimately, graduated with the highest honors and was the proud recipient of the Dental Alumni Association Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.


Lifelong Learning

Since graduating, Dr. Tabakman hasn’t stepped back from education. He’s a big believer in the importance of lifelong learning for everyone – and for medical professionals in particular. He continues to attend conferences, take classes and publishes his own research in scientific journals, such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. His practice is informed by the latest research and he incorporates proven, innovative technology in order to ensure the absolute best results for his patients.