Meet Dr. Pulver

A Houston, TX orthodontist, Dr. Pulver offers patients a fresh approach to orthodontics through progressive, personalized solutions. Specializing in clear ceramic braces, Invisalign® treatment, and enhanced metal braces, Dr. Pulver has the knowledge and expertise to treat children, teens and adults. He is proud to be board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.  

Background

Dr. Ross Pulver was raised with an appreciation for the importance of excellent patient care. He grew up in Southern California where his father was an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and his mother was a registered nurse. As a youth, Dr. Pulver worked in his father's office along with his mother and sister.  

Undergraduate and Dental Education

Dr. Pulver received his Bachelor's degree from UCLA and his dental degree from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. While in dental school, Dr. Pulver found orthodontics to be the most rewarding specialty in the dental profession. He enjoys the strong patient relationships he can form and the significant increase in self-esteem seen among patients treated by orthodontists.  

Orthodontic Education  

After dental school, Dr. Pulver attended the prestigious 3-year orthodontic residency at the Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry, where he learned from many of the great names in the orthodontic profession. Dr. Pulver was awarded the Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit, a national recognition, for his research on mature craniofacial sutures.  

Honor Societies and Awards  

While in dental school and orthodontic residency, he earned the following prestigious awards:  

  • Thomas M. Graber Award of Special Merit 
  • Frederick T. West Orthodontic Award 
  • Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship for Leadership and Academic Success  

Additionally, he was elected to the following honor societies:  

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon 
  • Phi Kappa Phi 
  • Tau Kappa Omega  

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Pulver is a proud active member in the following associations:  

  • American Association of Orthodontists 
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics 
  • Southwest Society of Orthodontists 
  • American Dental Association 
  • Texas Dental Association 
  • Greater Houston Dental Association  
  • Smiles Change Lives 
  • Academy for Sports Dentistry