Visit Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental at our Houston, Texas, general and cosmetic dental practice and not only see, but feel, the difference experience makes.

  • (713) 932-0441

    Physicians have been using sedation for patients in the United States for years. It is common for patients who have medical work and surgeries to have sedation while the treatment is being performed. This is for both the benefit of the physician and the comfort of the patient. When patients ask their dentist for similar sedation, they are often talked out of it because the dentist has not been through the proper training and the appropriate accreditation process necessary to be able to provide this service. Thankfully, at Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental, we are experienced and able to offer sedation dentistry to put our patients as ease and help them have a more positive dental experience
    Oral Conscious Sedation
    Our practice provides oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation, which uses medication in the form of a pill, is highly desirable as many of our patients have phobias surrounding injections and needles. Oral sedation is safe and allows the dentist to work on patients for a longer period of time, performing more than one procedure during an appointment if necessary. The medication’s effects last for several hours even after the appointment, reducing discomfort that may otherwise be experienced following the procedures. This medication is a common sleeping pill that has been used for many years to assist patients in getting a good night’s sleep—but has also been proven effective at helping patients rest during dental procedures. We provide an appropriate dose to ensure effectiveness and we monitor the patients throughout their procedure with hospital-type, state-of-the-art monitoring equipment that assesses the pulse, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation in the blood. Our team is highly trained in providing oral conscious sedation and also ensuring the procedure is done safely with proper monitoring throughout.
    While under the influence of this medication, patients will be able to respond to verbal requests and will not lose consciousness. Most patients will describe the process as taking a pill and then waking up later with their appointment completed, typically with no recollection of the entire appointment. Patients who use oral conscious sedation must arrange to have someone take them home after their appointment, as they should not be operating a motor vehicle.

    To schedule an appointment, contact Parker Nickolas Read Dental at your convenience.

    Patient Reviews

    “To be honest I was almost afraid to rate Parker Nickolas Read because I don’t want them to get so popular that it’s hard for me to make an appointment, but they are so good they deserve the praise. I’ve been going to Parker Nickolas Read for about 20 years, minus 6 years I lived in Austin… Dr. Read is super friendly and always makes sure to let you know what’s going on and makes sure you are comfortable at all times. The staff is top-notch as well!”

    sydney-allen-dental-center-patientROBERT S.,

      Yelp review

    “I would recommend Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental to anyone! From front desk to exit, everyone is so helpful and pleasant. I have never waited more than 5 min in the waiting room. The doctors and dental assistants are always very thorough and really explain your treatment plan in detail. They show you images and clearly explain what the issues are and why a procedure is being recommended. I always get seen quickly and everyone is always very optimistic and caring. You will not regret choosing Parker-Nickolas-Read Dental for your teeth!”

    Google Review 1MONICA FORERO.,  

      Google review

    “I’ve been going to this place since 2012! I had been to other dentists and Dr. Parker is by far the nicest and best one I met. The staff here are always so professional and friendly! They do their jobs really well and it shows. Their patient population has grown so much! This is the only place I recommend to family and friends!”

    Yelper Review 1 MARIA R., 

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    Office Location

    9099 Katy Freeway Suite 180 Houston, Texas 77024

    (713) 932-0441

    Meet the Doctors

    Brent Parker, DDS

    Dr. Parker enjoys all aspects of dentistry and believes that comprehensive, caring treatment is the right of every patient.


    Christopher Read, DDS

    Dr. Read is a Baylor graduate and accomplished dentist who believes in serving his patients and pouring into his community.

    DR. READ

    Matt Nickolas, DDS

    Dr. Matt is a Texas A&M graduate with a strong passion for missionary dentistry, and serves both locally and internationally.


    Hans Schleicher,  DDS

    Dr. Hans is passionate about ensuring Parker Nickolas Read is a dental practice where he can foster a true bond with each patient.


    To us, for all of our patients, “Excellence is Everything.”