Meet the Team

Nicki Tajalli, DDS

Dr. Tajalli has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry with a focus on aesthetics for more than twenty years. A lifelong resident of Houston, she graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown in 1992 with a degree in general studies/pre-med. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1996.

Dr. Tajalli utilizes the most advanced and state-of-the-art techniques in providing the very best care for our patients. She is actively pursuing continuing education and attending seminars to keep up with all the latest dental technologies, in order to provide patients with the most current and advanced dental care available. She has also completed a two-year program for orthodontic training with Progressive Orthodontics in 2012. She is passionate about our patients and values the opportunity to provide preventive and comprehensive dental care for children and adults and looks forward to meeting you soon!

Sid Ahmadi, DDS

Dr. Saeed Ahmadi received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS, FAGD, DICOI) from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, where he also earned a certificate in advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD). Dr. Ahmadi graduated from Michigan State University as an electrical engineer. He worked for over six years as a design engineer prior to becoming a dentist. He was completing his Master of Science degree in electrical engineering when his interest turned to dentistry. Dr. Ahmadi is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. This award is given to dentists who are dedicated to lifelong learning, professional development and continuing education. The Fellowship requires a rigorous written exam and years of continuing education.

Dr. Ahmadi is also a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI). He has studied under Carl E. Misch, a renowned implantologist and prosthodontist, and earned certificates in various surgical disciplines as well as prosthetics. It is the compilation of these experiences and skills, as both a surgeon and a clinician, that has earned him praises from his patients and recognition from his peers. Dr. Ahmadi brings a wide range of experiences into his practice, which reflects his commitment to providing exceptional patient care

Ruben Sauceda, DDS, MS

Dr. Ruben Sauceda was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He studied in a private school to become bilingual in both Spanish and English. He moved from his home town to study abroad in the capital city of Honduras, Tegucigalpa. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) in 2002. He moved to the United States in 2006 to pursue advanced training in the field of Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (2006-2009). He continued his studies in Periodontology (2009-2012) and received certificates from both the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and Birmingham Veterans Affairs Hospital. Dr. Sauceda was also awarded a Master of Science Degree in the field of Prosthodontics from UAB.

Dr. Sauceda is among a small number of clinicians who has completed post-graduate training in both Prosthodontics and Periodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and certified in dental implant surgery and currently working to achieve Diplomate Status in Prosthodontics to become 6th in the nation with dual Diplomate Certification.

Dr. Sauceda enjoys spending time with his wife, Ana, and his two kids, Sebastian and Sofia. He also enjoys going to the movies and going to the beach to relax.

Meet Our Team

When it comes to your dental care in Houston, Texas, you can trust our team with your smile. Our team members have years of knowledge and experience and will help our dentists give you a great patient experience. On top of that, they are friendly and will explain not only your oral health needs but all of your treatment options. Our team speaks English and Spanish, and we invite you to call Uptown Dentistry at 713-963-9191 to schedule a visit.