Dr. Bachoura received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California and went on to University of Southern California School of Dentistry, where he received his D.D.S. in 2003. Dr. Bachoura completed his medical schooling at the University of Texas Houston Medical School in 2007 and did an internship in General Surgery in Medicine. He also completed a four year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the same institution. In addition to Dr. Bachoura's extensive training, he completed the USMLE program, Steps 1, 2 and 3. He is an instructor in the Advanced Cardio Life Support System. He is certified in Basic Life Support and a provisional member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Greater Houston Dental Society and Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is also Board Certified with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dr. Bachoura's interests include skiing, hiking, running and music. He participates in high performance driving and enjoys restoring old vehicles. He has run and completed the Houston Marathon from 2004 to 2009.
After four years of postgraduate dental education, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon completes four or more years of intensive, postdoctoral, hospital-based surgical residency training. Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residents spend significant time rotating through related medical fields such as internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, otolatyngology, plastic surgery and emergency medicine. Depending on the residency program, some surgeons may also opt to complete necessary requirements to earn a medical or other advanced degree. Some may also subsequently complete fellowships in sub-specialty area.
Valarie Villacorta-Office Manager ,
Valarie has been in the dental and medical field for over 10 years. She began her career as a receptionist,and has had experience as a Hygiene coordinator, restorative coordinator, insurance billing and treatment planning. She is now the office manager here at the Cypress & Summerwood location. Valarie specializes in any insurance filing, and claim completion.
Valarie is thankful to be working with this team, and loves watching us grow and become a family.
In her free time, she loves watching movies , and enjoying the outdoors with her family.
Wendy Lauren- Surgical Assistant
Wendy has 10 years experience in Oral Surgery and has worked in many areas of the dental field including general dentistry, perio and oral surgery, which is her field of choice. She has completed all state required certifications and registrations including Basic Life Support (BLS), CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Wendy is thankful for the opportunity to work with Dr. Bachoura and to help our patients to overcome obstacles such as fear or simply needing extra personal attention.
In her free time Wendy and her family enjoy movies, music, swimming, reading and sports.