Meet the Team at Soft Touch Dental Spa, Houston TX
Dr. James H. Hajovsky
Dr. Jim is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials & procedures available. He practices comfortable, health-centered dentistry with a strong emphasis on getting to know each of his patients. In addition to his technical proficiency, Dr. Jim is a careful listener & will explain beforehand what treatment is best for your individual needs.
The doctor received his doctorate from the University of Texas Dental School. He has since taken many continuing education courses. He is also a member of the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Society & the American Dental Association.
The team at Soft Touch Dental Spa uses the latest technology, in conjunction with the best in personalized care, to give you optimal dental health. Whether focusing on preventive care or undertaking restorative work, you’ll be in good hands.
Dr. Jim looks forward to your visit & to showing you how exceptional dentistry can improve your life.
Dr. Mimi Phuong Tran
Dr. Tran is a native born-&-raised Houstonian who graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land. With a passion for dentistry that ran in the family, she started her studies at Houston Baptist University & received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology & a minor in Business. She went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio.
Dr. Tran views her patients as an extension of her family & focuses on building a personable relationship to understand each patient’s dental needs & provide high quality care. Dr. Tran’s treatment philosophy integrates state-of-the-art technology with evidence-based knowledge along with patient education. She strives to provide a healthy & beautiful smile in a setting that is comfortable & safe even for nervous patients. She diligently serves her patients with an ethic of hard work, commitment to excellence & a dedication to life-long continuing education & learning.
Dr. Tran is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry & several other dental study clubs. In her spare time, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time with her family of three children & their family dog, traveling, seeing movies, working out at her Crossfit Gym & spending time with her friends & extended family.
Dr. Monalisa Nguyen
Dr. Monalisa Nguyen is a native of Dallas, TX, but calls Houston her home. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Pursuing her dream, she then graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 2011.
Dr. Nguyen’s mission as a dentist is to create a pleasant & enjoyable experience for all of her patients. Her enthusiasm & upbeat attitude stems from being able to make her patients feel comfortable, at ease, & most importantly, happy.
Outside of work, Dr. Nguyen is a proud Aggie who enjoys live music & concerts, experimenting in the kitchen, fashion & globetrotting. In the words & spirit of Buddy the Elf, “I just like to smile—smiling’s my favorite!”
Dr. M. Drew Beaulieu
Dr. Beaulieu grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio & completed his undergraduate study in Biochemistry at the Ohio State University. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland, where he focused treating geriatric & special needs patients & was recognized with the Special Care Dentistry Association Award. Upon graduation, Dr. Beaulieu moved to Houston where he completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
In his free time, Dr. Beaulieu enjoys learning new musical instruments, song writing & running.
Dr. Karim P. Banani
“It is my mission in dentistry to change the way that people feel about visiting the dentist. Whether it is for your regular cleaning appointment or a toothache, it’s important to me that my team & I do our VERY best to make your visit a comfortable & memorable experience.”–Dr. Karim P. Banani
Dr. Banani grew up in the Pacific Northwest & attended the University of Washington, where he received two undergraduate degrees in microbiology & biochemistry. He then received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington & did a fellowship for treating developmentally & physically disabled patients. He is dedicated to serving the community through outreach programs such as Smiles for Veterans, Sealant Day & Remote Area Medical. Through continuing education, Dr. Banani is actively learning the newest techniques & tools to provide the best level of care for his patients & helping them achieve their ideal smile.
Beyond his passion for treating patients, Dr. Banani enjoys spending time with his family, dabbling in cooking various cuisines, boxing & learning languages.
Abby – Dental Hygienist
Abby is a native Houstonian who began her career at Soft Touch Dental Spa in 2007 with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Edward’s University. Finding inspiration in dentistry, patient care & building relationships with patients, while working as an assistant, she attended Wharton Country Dental Hygiene School where she was one of thirteen students to graduate out of her class of thirty.
Abby started working at Soft Touch Dental Spa as soon as she received her license. As a dental hygienist, Abby prides herself in quick & comfortable dental cleanings for her patients. Abby enjoys creating & maintaining her patient relationships & hopes to continue pursuing her passion in the years to come.
Julie – Dental Hygienist
Julie started her career at Soft Touch Dental Spa in 2006 after high school. She continued throughout attendance at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, continuously returning to Houston during her school breaks to work as dental & hygiene assistant. Julie always knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist. She was accepted to Wharton County Junior College & graduated in 2012.
Julie is doing amazing things for her patients every day! Patient education & preventative care are key clinical components for her, & thanks to Julie’s easy, caring style she instantly connects with all of her lucky patients.
Julie feels strongly about service, serving annually as a Committeeman at the Houston Livestock & Rodeo. In her leisure time, Julie & her husband enjoy travel, team sports, & spending lots of time with friends, family, & their Yorkie, Benzi.