About Your Dentist

Patricia Flores, DDS

Dr. Patricia Flores was born and raised in Peru. She graduated as a Doctor in Dental Surgery from La Universidad National San Luis Gonzaga de Ica, School of Dentistry, Ica-Peru 2004. Her mother, a retired dentist, worked as a General Dentist in Peru and has been the motivation for Dr. Flores’ hard work to become a licensed General Dentist in The United States.

Upon moving to the United States, Dr. Flores worked as a dental assistant in Boca Raton, Florida and as a dental hygienist in Delray Beach, Florida. Dr. Flores received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Dentistry, in Richmond, Virginia. She was a recipient of an award in the study of Esthetic Dentistry by the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and an award in excellence in Prosthodontics. Dr. Flores joined the New Town Dental Arts team in July 2018. She is a member of the American Dental Association.

She focuses on cosmetic dentistry and enjoys helping patients achieve a smile that they thought could never be achieved.

Dr. Flores enjoys spending time with her family, her adorable tuxedo cats and cocker spaniel, as well as photography, yoga, and traveling. Dr. Flores has recently moved to Williamsburg and looks forward to discovering more of Virginia.

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Jennifer Howard, DDS

Dr. Jennifer Howard was born and raised in the small town of Graham, North Carolina.  She is a double alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2003, and her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the School of Dentistry in 2007.  Dr. Howard practiced in Chapel Hill for several years before moving to New York City, where she worked in the Gramercy area of Manhattan.  She is a member of the the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Howard prides herself on providing every patient with the same quality of care that she would want for herself and her own family.  Her priority is to always provide compassionate care in a comfortable environment.  She strongly believes in the value of continuing education to constantly improve the patient experience and does her best to stay abreast on the latest in dental techniques and technology.  She is committed to working with her patients to create beautiful smiles that will last a lifetime.

When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Howard enjoys sewing, knitting, reading, traveling the world, and spending time with her family.

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Eric Niver, DDS

Dr. Eric L Niver is a specialist in Periodontology and Dental Implants. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brandeis University, then attended New York University College of Dentistry where he received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery). He then completed a specialty residency in Periodontology at the University of California at San Francisco, where he received intense surgical and implant training, sedation certification, and his Masters of Science in Craniofacial Biology. The subject of his Masters thesis was the attachment between the tooth and bone, which was published in the Journal of Periodontal Research.

Dr. Niver is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, which means he has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty and is certified by the American Board of Periodontology. He has been the recipient of research and dental leadership awards, has attended numerous meetings and symposia on various topics in periodontology and implant dentistry, and has served on the faculty of New York University and UC San Francisco dental schools.
Dr. Niver’s professional memberships include:

  •     American Academy of Periodontology
  •     American Board of Periodontology
  •     American Dental Association
  •     Virginia Dental Association
  •     Tidewater Dental Association

When away from the office, Dr. Niver enjoys all Tidewater has to offer with his wife, Krystie and daughter, Whitney. His many interests including cooking, hiking, travel, running, biking, and especially the company of family and friends!

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Sara Mohammed Saleem, DDS


Doctor of Dental Surgery
Ajman University of Science and Technology-Ajman, United Arab Emirates

General dental residency at Ajman University, United Arab Emirates

General dental residency at the Ministry of Health hospitals in Jordan

Continuing Education

Dr. Mohammed Saleem (now Dr. Babban) has taken courses in pre-prosthetic surgery, digital dentistry, and esthetic dentistry from the Dental School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. 

While enrolled at Ajman University of Science and Technology, Dr. Babban was head of the student council. There, she also received Outstanding Achievement Awards for achieving top scores during her DDS studies from 2011-2013.

She also has served as a Caseworker and DAT (Disaster Action Team) Coordinator for the American Red Cross and volunteered as a dentist for Operation Smile. Dr. Babban previously volunteered for Texas Discovery Gardens.

Specializing in general and pediatric dentistry, Dr. Babban is also certified for restorative and cosmetic procedures. She also is skilled in periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and anesthesia.

In 2013, Dr. Babban was awarded the Crest/Oral-B Outstanding achievement award in orthodontics. 

Life & Hobbies

Away from the office, Dr. Babban enjoys spending time with her husband and friends. An advocate for physical fitness, Dr. Babban stays healthy and fit by kayaking, jet skiing, and diving. She also loves traveling, exploring new cuisines, and watching musicals.