By: Shilo Urban
Fort Worth, Texas magazine offers a list of dentists selected by their peers as the best in eight areas of practice provided by the editors of the magazine.
Keep in mind that this list is not exhaustive. Many highly regarded professionals do not appear on these lists, although those who do were selected by other dentists. Inclusion on this list is in no way a recommendation or endorsement by the magazine.
Selection of a dentist is a highly personal decision, and you may wish to use this list as one more source of information as you make that selection.
The list can be influenced by length of time in practice and in the area; popularity among other dentists; and group voting. Or, a dentist could be in a subspecialty so narrow as to preclude mention.
If you have a good relationship with a dentist, do not let this cause an unnecessary change.
(Definitions from American Dental Association)
A dental specialist whose practice focuses on such restorative dental technologies as dental veneers, dental implants, whitening and contouring, all designed to enhance the smile and correct damaged teeth
A dental specialist who limits his/her practice to treating disease and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions
Charles "Trey" E. Brown
John W. Loeffelholz
ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
A dental specialist whose practice is limited to the diagnosis and surgical and adjunctive treatment of diseases, injuries, deformities, defects and esthetic aspects of the oral and maxillofacial regions
William Runyon Jr.
Chris L. Tye
A dental specialist whose practice is limited to the interception and treatment of malocclusion of the teeth and their surrounding structures
J. Moody Alexander
Jeremy R. Lustig
A dental specialist whose practice is limited to treatment of patients in all age groups who take responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services to meet patients’ oral health needs
James B. Hamman
Gary L. White
A dental specialist whose practice is limited to treatment of children from birth through adolescence; formerly known as a pedodontist
G. Stan Preece
Robert Casey Stroud
A dental specialist whose practice is limited to the treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth
How we did it: Dentists were sent a letter and sample ballot and instructed on how to vote on the magazine’s Web site. To vote, each dentist had to enter a Medical ID number. If they were voting for themselves or someone in their practice, it was mandatory to vote for a dentist in the same specialty outside of their office before the vote would count. Voting lasted about three weeks, and the votes were tabulated May 31.
By: Shilo Urban