About Our Team

What we do

Pediatric Dentistry

Affordable Dental Care for Kids. Services include some or all of the above services depending on child's age and requirements.


There are several ways to straighten and align your teeth in order to get that smile you were always meant to have! Here at Garden Oaks Dental, we have been creating beautiful smiles for years! .


Great service and Friendly staff! They really care about their patients.

Mike Montova - Houston, TX

My visit was excellent! Dr. Rubina and her staff made me feel welcomed when i walk in. The assistants were awesome they are very professional, and the care is high quality. I was recommended to Garden Oaks Dental and will recommend my friends and family..

Jose G.  - Katy, TX

Houston has many dentists and dental clinics, but Garden Oaks Dental offers the friendliest service and they are located right inside the loop. I would recommend the heck out of them.

Amanda Z. - Friendswood, TX

I heard about Garden Oaks Dental from a friend on face book. I walked in and I was amazed at how well I was treated. They were kind and professional. I would recommend them to my other friends.

Maria Ortiz. - Texas City, TX

Providing affordable, quality dental care to Houstonians for over 8 years!

Meet the team...

Each different and unique in ability and approach, but with same goal in mind; to serve our Houston customer to the best of our abilities, and live up to our motto "We love to see your smile".

Garden Oaks Dental - Houston, Dr. Rubina Zaman DDS., DDR.

Dr. Rubina Zaman


Other than the traditional braces, Dr. Zaman is also certified in doing Invisalign and ClearCorrect which are "invisible braces" and are now a very popular...

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Garden Oaks Dental - Houston,  Dr. Daniel Cantu DDS.

Dr. Daniel Cantu


Throughout his dental education he developed an interest for prosthodontics and oral surgery but enjoys all aspects of dentistry....

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Angela Panoja

Dental Assistant

With the team since 2012

Hi! My name is Angela and I've been working at Garden Oaks Dental since 2012. I love my field of work. As of early 2015, I have a four year old son and a daughter on the way. I love spending time with my family when I'm not working...

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Aisha Shah

Dental Assistant

With the team since 2010

I love providing quality dental care for our patients, so that they can have a happy, healthy mouth... some of the things I enjoy doing are reading, cooking, and watching scary movies.

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Front Desk Manager

With the team since 2013

I have worked at Garden Oaks Dental since 2013 and I love them! I was previously in medical field and never did I think I would be working with teeth. My position here is front desk. I am here to welcome you as you come in and help with any questions you may have. Other duties are to verify insurances, confirming and setting up of your follow up appointments. So, come on in, experience this wonderful environment with us and become our patient!

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Adriana Tena

Office Manager

With the team since 2014

Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, moved to the US in 1999. My priority in this life is my family. I'm the oldest of 3 kids and I love outdoors. I especially love soccer. At the moment I play in 2 different leagues. One of which is a co-ed league.

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Anita Gamino

Lead Assistant

With the team since 2008

I love working at Garden Oaks Dental, and I love that I get a chance to work with new people and children everyday. I am a mother of three cute little boys and I am currently enrolled in school. My goal is to further my career in the dental field by becoming a dental hygienist.

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Contagious Smile(r)!

Lead Smile Generator

Team mascot since 2007

Everybody likes a good and clean smile, so do I.
A smile is the only contagious thing we love to share generously, so come and get a confident smile at Garden Oaks Dental.
Psst! (wink)! I have had to get some (photoshoped) bleaching to get my teeth white. Ask what Garden Oaks Dental can do for you.

Dr. Rubina Zaman began her undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She received her undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University, after which she obtained her Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. She followed her DDS degree with an extra year of hospital based general practice residency (GPR) at the V.A. Hospital in Houston. Every year, Dr. Zaman pursues a variety of continuing education courses in order to improve her dental technical skills, especially in the field of orthodontics or teeth straightening. Other than the traditional braces, Dr. Zaman is also certified in doing Invisalign and ClearCorrect which are "invisible braces" and are now a very popular alternative to traditional braces amongst adults. Patients can more easily now get the straight smile they've always dreamed of. And this is definitely one of Dr. Zaman's goals: to see people leave her office with a beautiful smile on their face! Having been afraid of the dentist herself as a child, Dr. Zaman understands the fear that is associated with going to the dentist. Thus she is extra gentle with her patients and uses different sedation dentistry options for those who are more anxious. "My treatment philosophy is very simple: I treat my patients as I would want my family members or myself to be treated. I place a lot of importance on respecting my patients and always treating them with kindness and compassion. I really try to connect with my patients and I strongly believe that communication between doctor and patient is key. Patient education allows the patient to make better decisions regarding their treatment and I want all of my patients to have the best treatment possible. I really do care and I hope that it shows." Dr. Rubina Zaman has enjoyed practicing dentistry in Houston for almost 15 years and began her own practice at Garden Oaks Dental in August of 2006. "Garden Oaks Dental is a general dentistry practice for the whole family. We treat patients as young as 3 months old and as old as 90 years old." This year, Dr. Zaman was recognized by H-Texas Magazine as one of the best general dentists in Houston. This is the third year that she has been awarded this recognition. She and her husband Bassel live in Pearland and have four children (Khaled, Ferial, Gilan, and Jad) ages 12-4 years old. In her leisure, Dr. Zaman loves to cook (especially tried and true recipes that her patients give her), to read, and to travel. She also loves to be active in her children's school and has served many years as an officer on the school's PTA. Dr. Zaman loves to spend time with her family most of all.

Dr. Daniel Cantu was born in Mexico City and grew up along the US- Mexico border in a small town called Nogales, Sonora. After moving to Texas to complete high school, he graduated from The University of Texas- Pan American in the Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Cantu obtained his D.D.S. degree at The University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston. Throughout his dental education he developed an interest for prosthodontics and oral surgery but enjoys all aspects of dentistry. Currently taking continuing education in orthodontics, he is actively involved in learning the latest techniques necessary to provide the best and latest in comprehensive oral care for his patients. Dr. Cantu has long been a football, basketball, and soccer fan. Cheering originally for the San Francisco 49ers and Phoenix Suns, he has now become a big fan of the Houston teams and is hoping a championship comes to Houston soon! In soccer he cheers for his home country- Mexico. He enjoys swimming and running and lately has been training to complete a marathon and eventually an Ironman Triathlon.