I realize that no two patients are exactly alike, and thus no two treatment plans should be exactly alike. I personally sit down and visit with each patient at their new patient interview. I want to get to know my patients, what they value, and what they want to achieve. If you want the 'Hollywood smile,' we can offer that. However, some patients just want to take out a single bothersome tooth, others want to straighten crooked teeth, and others only want to be able to go out in public without being ashamed. I am very up-front and honest about what I see, what I recommend, and what is possible.
In our office we have informational videos playing in the lobby covering all facets of dentistry, from gum disease to extractions, fillings to Invisalign. We have state-of-the-art radiographs and panoramic x-ray machines that reduce the overall radiation exposure to miniscule levels. We put patient health and safety first, and we do all that we can to ensure a positive experience while you are here.
We offer both oral and IV sedation so that even those who are fearful of dental work can get the treatment that they deserve. I believe in patient-centered care and doing as much of the treatment plan as possible in-house, thus eliminating when possible the need for multiple referrals to specialists for procedures that can be safely completed by your primary dentist.
First and foremost, I am not what most would call your 'average dentist.' When I was born in Denison, TX, my parents lived in a single wide mobile home on the family farm and worked a dairy farm for a living. Though they were forced out of the dairy business when I was only three, I had already begun to appreciate the value of hard work and my humble beginnings. After a short couple of years in Arlington, we moved to Burleson, TX where I grew up. I worked with my father in a fish market during the summers starting when I was only 10. I learned to run the cash register, handle customers, and clean fish. When I was 13 my father opened a cabinet business near our home, which to me meant that I could now work after school as well. By the time I was 16 I was working 30 hours per week during the school year and 50 during summers making cabinets, doors, countertops, and installing them across Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Even after I started college I didn't stop working. During summers, I worked on the family farm baling hay, repairing tractors, and working my grandparents' beef cattle. My work ethic also spilled over into the classroom. I loved learning, and I always strived to be the best. I maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, enrolled in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Waco and graduated in 2013 Magna Cum Laude with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. I attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, was inducted into the dental honor society, and graduated #4 out of my class of 103. I then attended an advanced training program at the Olin E. Teague VA Hospital here in Temple where I learned advanced surgical and restorative techniques, implants, and sedation. Even now I average 40 hours of continuing education each year so that I can ensure I provide the best treatment possible for all my patients. If you are looking for a dentist that values hard work, has real-world life experiences, and has both the training and skills to provide top-quality dentistry, then you have come to the right place.