About Us

Our team is here to give you a top-notch experience.

So you can always expect nothing less than:

A Warm Welcome

Our office feels like an upscale boutique–cozy, inviting and always focused on you, our guest.

Stress-Free Treatment

Affordable prices, sedation services when you need them, and clear answers to your questions make going to the dentist a breeze.

Exceptional Care

Our doctors and entire team are focused on providing efficient and effective services using the latest technology.

If you’re not satisfied with your experience
when you leave, we haven’t done our job

Meet Your Doctors

Dr. Brad Vermeulen

Dr. Vermeulen attended Lamar University, Texas where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He then attended Baylor College of Dentistry where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Vermeulen believes in a preventive approach to dentistry with patient education in the forefront. He enjoys taking time to listen and get to know his patients. Because dental technologies constantly change and improve, Dr. Vermeulen is committed to continuing education in order to provide the very best care for his patients.

Growing up in the Netherlands, Dr. Vermeulen has developed a love for travel and in his free time enjoys seeing the world with his wife. He is an outdoors person and loves all sports, but especially soccer.

Dr. Vermeulen is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.

Dr. Ari Valverde

Dr. Valverde grew up in Mexico City. She moved to Texas where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She obtained her Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree from Baylor College of Dentistry.

Dr. Valverde has had a passion for dentistry since she was a child and understands the impact of good oral health, not only on our systemic health, but also on a person’s self-esteem. She places great value on patient trust and works diligently to provide high quality care to everyone she treats. Being committed to staying current with new technology and dental products to benefit her patients, Dr. Valverde enjoys attending continuing education courses regularly.

She likes learning different languages and enjoys traveling with her husband, who is also a dentist.

Dr. Valverde is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.

Dr. Matthew Rushing

Dr. Matthew Rushing graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

He then pursued his lifelong dream of a career in Dentistry at the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010.  It was there that he discovered his interest in Orthodontics and his love for treating children.

Dr. Rushing graduated with a Masters from the Orthodontic program at the University Of Texas School Of Dentistry in 2010. He is a member of the AAO, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society, Delta Sigma Delta and the ADA.

Dr. Rushing is an ABO Board Certified Orthodontist.

Dr. John Garza

Dr. John Garza was born and raised in the Houston, Texas area. He received his DDS, Master’s Degree, Certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, and his Orthodontic Certificate from The University of Texas School of dentistry. In his free time, Dr. Garza enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Dr. Amir Allatabakhsh

Dr. Allatabakhsh attended California State University – Northridge for his undergrad and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry. Following, he attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and graduated with his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Dr. Allatabakhsh specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and received his certification from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2019 after completing his general surgery internship and Doctor of Medicine (MD).
“I love the ability to diagnose and treat patients’ surgical needs to improve their symptoms and quality of life,” Dr. Allatabakhsh said.

Outside of the office, he is interested in running, biking, hiking, swimming, and he follows football and basketball teams.

You’ll love the rest of our team, too.

The entire Monte Belvieu Dental family is dedicated to making your experience as comfortable, relaxing and effective as possible! It’s an honor to serve you and your family.