Titensor Dental: A Family Practice That Gives Back

Titensor Dental: A Family Practice That Gives Back

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Being a family and having the training and experience to do all phases of dentistry — locally and all over the world — is what separates them, and it has loyal customers coming back.

Everywhere you look in Denton County, there are dental offices galore. In most cases, they are separated by only a few miles, and some are seemingly on every street corner.

But if you were to peel back enough layers, it’s clear that Titensor Dental is the one-stop practice everyone in Denton County craves — offering everything from vast dental knowledge to community outreach services and a rare family atmosphere.

Being a family and having the training and experience to do all phases of dentistry — locally and all over the world — is what separates them, and it has loyal customers coming back.

“We are busier than ever,” said Dr. Brett Titensor, who joined his father, Dr. Steven Titensor’s, practice in 2014. “Dentists are everywhere, but some offices are becoming corporate. The dentist no longer owns the dental practice in some cases. We have a traditional, family-run practice.

“It feels good when you have your [last] name on the front of the building.”

When patients first visit the office, located at 1901 Long Prairie Rd. in Flower Mound, they are taken aback by a tireless father-son combo who are committed to providing exceptional and unrivaled dental care to all patients.

It may be for that reason that Titensor Dental was recently voted Best Cosmetic Dentist and Best Implant Dentist in the 2015 Best of Denton County awards.

Residents of Argyle, Lantana, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Double Oak and all over the metroplex make it a point to seek out Titensor Dental for their needs, and the various awards and accolades that adorn the perfectly-manicured front lobby symbolize exactly what Denton County thinks of the Titensor’s hard work.

For the Titensor’s, it’s all in a day’s work. On any given day, Dr. Steven Titensor can be found out in the lobby giving a longtime client a hug or personally welcoming a new patient before they step in the exam room. He doesn’t think anything of it, because it’s simply part of his routine.

Dr. Brett, though still new to the office, has become beloved in such a short period of time and many longtime clients have no problem seeing him as an extension of his father.

“He [Dr. Brett] takes a lot of pressure off me, and it’s fun teaching him,” said Dr. Steven Titensor, who started his practice about 30 years ago in the area. “I’m amazed at how much he knows and how much he can do. We’ve built trust, and we’ve been able to maintain that with both of us here. I’ve never pressured him to do this. He absolutely loves it.”

When he was younger, Dr. Brett was one of those little kids who loved working with his hands and being creative. He said it was easy to fall in love with topics like science, and for as long as he can remember, he wanted to be just like his dad — who he still believes is the perfect mentor.

“I remember growing up and seeing him come home tired from a long day,” Dr. Brett said. “Dentistry can be difficult, and for him to accomplish so much in his career has always impressed me. Especially now that I have done a lot of those same things, it makes me appreciate even more what he has done. There isn’t a dentist I’ve ever spoken to that knows more than him. He’s probably the best dentist around.”
Dr. Steven Titensor graduated in 1986 from the Baylor College of Dentistry as a general dentist, and has built a solid reputation as a master of family, implant, cosmetic and sedation dentistry.

The thing that made him so different was his insistence on never settling for status quo. His vision was to give patients more than the accepted standard of a “drill and fill” practice.

There’s a conference room in his office that has a wall full of plaques/certificates representing years of continued education taught by some of the top clinicians in the world. Dr. Steven Titensor has obtained the International Dental Implant Association’s highest accreditation of Diplomat status and has emphasized his training in dental implants, TMJ, Invisalign, oral/IV sedation and advanced cosmetic dentistry including the much sought after DURAthin prepless veneers.

That resume was more than enough to convince Dr. Brett where he needed to go in life.

“He brainwashed me a long time ago,” Dr. Brett joked.

Dr. Brett Titensor graduated in 2014 from the Baylor College of Dentistry. All the while, Dr. Steven Titensor worked with his son, helping to fill in the gaps of his classroom education with hands-on training.

Dr. Brett proved to be as sharp as a tack. He currently holds memberships in the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and is the youngest member in the 20-year history of the Crown Council. He also travels to Scottsdale, Arizona once per quarter to mentor other dentists in the Cerec same day crown technology.

“The technology has been so easy for him to pick up,” Dr. Steven Titensor said. “Because he excelled so quickly at it, he was hired by the Cerec team to train other dentists. He is probably one of the youngest dentists ever to do that, and I couldn’t be more proud.”

With Dr. Brett now in the fold, the immediate benefit of working side by side is being able to offer clients more appointment times. The Titensor’s make it a goal to never have a time during work hours where a patient can’t come in on short notice if they need help.

“We’re basically able to do double the work,” Dr. Brett said.

They have also incorporated some of today’s newest and latest digital dental technology in their office.  Key advancements like digital impressions allow the Titensor’s the ability to make a crown for a patient in one day.

“We hardly take impressions for crowns anymore, everything is done with a digital camera,” Dr. Steven Titensor said. “No more temporary crowns, no more coming back for that second or third appointment.

“We also have a CT Digital X-ray machine in the office. Everything can be quicker and more precise with this technology. Most general dentists don’t do implants, they refer it out,” Dr. Steven Titensor said. “But because of this technology and our training, we are able to do all phases of implants here in our office — no more going from one office to the next to have implants completed.”

Dr. Brett is also excited to bring to the area the Perfect Start program at Titensor Dental, which is a non-invasive, natural way of straightening teeth rather than relying on traditional orthodontics. It has proved to be a miracle system for many children and adults to help correct everything from crooked teeth to sleep disorder breathing.

The goal is to make a difference in their clients’ lives with hometown, personalized customer service. Dr. Steven and Dr. Brett treat their customers like family, and they are proud to offer a level of care that can reach patients right here in Denton County and beyond — even in several foreign countries.

Looking back, perhaps the most endearing memory of Dr. Brett’s childhood was when he was 13 and his dad took him on a trip to Guadalajara to perform dentistry work in impoverished areas and orphanages.
Since then, making those trips have become a key part of what the Titensor’s do.

For a limited time each year, Titensor Dental offers professional teeth whitening services where all proceeds go directly to the Smiles for Life Foundation (SmilesforLife.org) to help provide care for underprivileged children all over the world. The program — which runs for four months from March-July — also helps fund dental humanitarian trips to places like the Dominican Republic, Nepal, Guatemala, Mexico and China.

Both dentists have spent time providing school supplies, dental work, equipment and time to various villages, schools and orphanages in these struggling parts of the world. They have also been able to use their language skills in these areas — Dr. Steven Titensor being fluent in Spanish while Dr. Brett Titensor is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

It’s a lot of work, but that’s what a family does. And the Titensor’s wouldn’t have it any other way.
“Growing up with my dad, I’ve seen a lot and it’s all been a blessing. I’m getting the best benefit by learning from him,” Dr. Brett said. “I have young children and I can only imagine how cool it would be to watch them accomplish the same things I have. I’m sure that would be so rewarding for a dad to see.”
Come see what Titensor Dental is all about.

Visit them at www.titensordental.com or call 972-355-9545.

 

Screen Shot 2015-03-19 at 1.34.49 PMBy Steve Gamel


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