Daniel J Poticny
All our professionals at Daniel J Poticny DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.
OUR DENTAL TEAM
Daniel J Poticny DDS, FACDNA
Dr. Dan Poticny believes smiles can be maintained for a lifetime through the use of conservative, preventive dental techniques. The correct use of state-of-the-art technologies can afford people of every age beautiful, healthy teeth. When treatment for teeth is needed, conservation of remaining tooth structure is imperative to prolong the likelihood your teeth will remain functional for a lifetime. Using state-ot-the art techniques enables this approach, and one of these methods involves the use of digital impressioning and CAD/CAM manufacture using materials that closely duplicate nature in terms of appearance and function.
He is internationally known as one of the world's leading experts on use of CAD/CAM ceramic restorative dentistry. He is co-founder for the Southwest Center for Advanced Clinical Studies and 21st Century Practice Solutions for dentists interested in advanced dental technologies and their clinical applications for restorative dentistry.
As a pioneer in the use of high-tech techniques he has made a difference in the quality of life for his patients as it relates to their oral health. Dr. Poticny knows that today's technology can afford a patient naturally appearing dental restorations that spare as much of the natural tooth as possible often times elimating the need for crowns, which are used commonly when there is not enough supporting tooth structure for a traditional filling. Utilizing CAD/CAM technology with high quality ceramics most teeth can be treated by the removal and replacement of only the diseased portion, without temporary crowns and in a single visit. These materials are now replacing the use of metal which has been relied upon for years, but for which many of today's patients find undesirable due to its appearance. Owing to his experience in these applications, he is widely recognized by his peers as a leading educator and mentor to the dental profession on a worldwide basis making him highly sought as a speaker and presenter. This recognition and expertise is also a reason why many of Dr. Poticny's patients travel from all over the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond to seek his services. He is recognized by Texas Monthly as one of "Texas' Top Dentists" as recognized by his peers, and "America's Top Dentists" by the Consumer Research Council.
Dr. Poticny is widely published on a variety of dental topics in both national and international dental journals and publications having written and presented numerous articles, clinical reports, and scientific abstracts. He has presented, lectured, and educated in 44 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe to a variety of dentists and dental organizations, conferences, and dental institutions in addition to being the first dentist in the United States to perform live patient treatment at a major dental conference. He also serves as a consultant and scientific advisory board member within the dental industry.
Dr. Poticny is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Baylor College of Dentistry. He is also an adjunct clinical associate professor member at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor MI, department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences, and Endodontics. He is fellow of the Academy of Compuerized Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Dallas County Dental Society, International Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Computerized Dentistry, and holds a teaching certificate from the International Society of Computerized Dentistry.
He is married to Stephanie with two grown children, Todd and Taylor and resides in Arlington, Texas.
Candy A. Hill, RDH
Candy has been practicing dental hygiene since 1994. Candy is current on the all the latest techniques to enable you to keep your teeth for a lifetime. Using the latest diagnostic tools such as intra-oral cameras and low powered sonic cleaning devices she provides routine preventive and extensive needs preiodontal (gum) care that is is thorough yet extremely comfortable, even for patients with sensitive teeth. Like Dr. Poticny she practices with the aid of magnification to insure that your dental hygiene needs are the best and most thorough possible as a co-diagnostician with Dr. Poticny. She is what we call "world class" when it comes to her profession and our patients overwhelmingly agree.
Denise B. Frank BS, RDH
Denise is our newest hygienist in having graduated from the Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M health Science Center in 2002. A consumate professional and active in organized dentistry, she utilizes all the latest technologies provided to her for the benefit of our patient family. A great personality with the ability to communicate effectively is an attribute our patient family has come to appreciate. She is also certified to perform laser assited hygiene procedures. We are fortunate to have her as our second "world class" hygienist.
Sherry L. Pierce-Deluna
Sherry is the business manager and will cheerfully be able to aid you with insurance and payment options. Sherry has had extensive experience in banking and dentistry and is adept in helping you obtain treatment through the management of your dental benefits and payment options including financing if needed. Professional and thorough, you can be sure that no detail will be overlooked when managing your account and providing you with assistance for all financial matters.
Melanie D. Riggs RDA
Melanie could be best named "Ms. Energy" as she is always smiling and eager to please. She has been Dr. Poticny's primary clinical assistant since 2003 and is the lead clinical assistant for our practice. She is adept at aiding patients understand their treatment options, assisting treatment in tandem with Dr. Poticny, and providing patients with a sense of comfort and well- being no matter the circumstance. Her knowledge of dentistry is deep and her skillset unique. She is a certified extended duties dental assistant and high level of competency is appreciated by patients and team members alike.
Wendy L. Udes RDA
Wendy is the newest member of our team and you will more than likely encounter her first either by phone or in person with her enthusiastic and always willing to help attitude. Wendy splits time between the front and back office assuring the day runs smoothly and patient needs are being met whether for an appointment or assisting Dr. Poticny with patient treatment. Polite and professional she listens well and always is cognizant of our patients' comfort. She too is an expanded duties dental assistant.