BY MICHAEL SUDHALTER
Dr. Kauser Bari is a dentist who believes in giving back to the Fort Bend community. “At KRB Dentistry, you are family. We welcome the entire family, from teething babies to grinning grandparents,” said Dr. Bari, owner and clinical director of KRB Dentistry at 5110 Avenue H in Rosenberg. “We cater to each patient like they are our own family member, especially the children who are so fearful of the dentist. We strive to replace their fear with a great experience.”
Dr. Bari uses the angle of “no child left behind” to ensure care for children with dental emergencies whose parents don’t have the means to receive necessary care.
“We really feel honored when somebody comes through our door, and we want to live up to and exceed their expectations,” Dr. Bari said. “When you can help someone have a beautiful smile, it changes their outlook on life. People go from introverted and shy to outgoing because of their smile. There are some patients who haven’t smiled in 4-5 years and then you see that change when they do.”
Dr. Bari proudly displays KRB’s success stories on the practice’s website, krbdentistry.com.
The KRB staff proudly serves the veterans who are in need of emergency dental care with no charge for an emergency exam, X-rays or extractions.
Due to the rising cost of braces, and with the decline of Medicaid coverage, Dr. Bari wanted to meet the challenge by providing at cost price. She has taken extensive hours of Continuing Education courses to be able to provide her patients with Orthodontic care.
“On braces, we don’t make a profit – it’s just the cost of the materials,” Dr. Bari said. “It helps my patients with a better smile.”
When she’s not working at KRB, Dr. Bari volunteers her dental skills for a charity clinic near the Fort Bend/Harris county line.
Dr. Bari first became interested in dentistry while studying Pre-Med/Biology at the University of Maryland.
“I went through a one week course where you experience what it is like to be a dentist, and I really enjoyed it,” Dr. Bari said.
Dr. Bari has practiced dentistry for more than 20 years and has been at her current office for eight.
“I love the diversity of Fort Bend,” said Dr. Bari, who lives in the Sugar Land area and since dental school has wanted to open an office in Rosenberg, due to its small-town feel.
Patients come from throughout Fort Bend County and as far away as El Campo to see Dr. Bari and her staff, which includes associated dentists Dr. Garcia, Dr. Makani, Dr. Shaikh and Dr. El-Kwefli.
She’s a proud graduate of the University of Texas Dental School in Houston, Class of 1998, and her practice offers everything a general dentist office can provide. Dr. Bari is currently a clinical professor at UT Dental School and also volunteers at a community clinic and at community health fairs and campaigns.
“I volunteer there to mentor the students and give back to my alma mater,” she said.
KRB has grown considerably over the past eight years, from 10 patients at the beginning to anywhere from 40-70 per day now. They’re continuing to welcome new patients daily.
“We try to cater to our patients as much as possible,” Dr. Bari said. “We work around parents’ and kids’ schedule. We’re open on Saturday. I will come in early and stay late for our patients.”
Dr. Bari wants to make the patients feel comfortable when they visit, and she provides her personal cell phone number to them if they have any questions. She’ll even sing to them, if they request it.
“We cater to the patients in a modern office with state-of-the-art materials and equipment as well as methods of relaxation,” Dr. Bari said.
They also offer educational and interactive opportunities.
Dr. Bari likes to raise dental awareness within the community by giving age appropriate presentations on oral hygiene and nutrition in a fun and interactive style.
She recommends rinsing the mouth after eating sugar, and holding the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle for maximum effect.