Dr. Cox Nominated for Texas New Dentist of the Year Award

Austin, TX – (August 15, 2017) – Nicholas Cox, DDS of Plano, Texas has been nominated by the North Texas Dental Society for the Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s (TAGD) Texas New Dentist of the Year Award. This award is considered the most prestigious honor a new dentist in Texas can earn.

Dr. Cox is one of only 13 dentists nominated for this year’s award. He and the other nominees will be honored at the Texas Academy Awards Pre-Party celebration Friday, September 22, during the TAGD’s annual Lone Star Dental Conference in Austin, Texas. Each nominee will be recognized and will receive an engraved plaque. The pre-party will conclude with the announcement of the 2017 Texas New Dentist of the Year and the presentation of the plaque to the winner.

Dr. Cox, originally from Nashville, TennesseeColleyville, Texas, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University ofof Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2015. Upon graduation, Dr. Cox received the Comprehensive Dentistry Award which is presented to the graduating senior showing outstanding patient care, superior clinical skills and excellent clinical productivity. He is also the 2015 winner of the International Congress of Implantologists Predoctoral Achievement Award.

“Nick sees the importance of organized dentistry and is a natural leader,” said Dean Jensen, DDS, MSD. “His leadership was displayed in dental school where he served as his class representative all four years as well as when he served as the president of his dental fraternity, Xi Psi Phi.”

Dr. Cox proudly received the North Texas Dental Society’s New Dentist of the Year Award in 2017. As a new dentist, Dr. Cox sees the importance for patient-centered care. He believes the most successful dentists are the ones that find their place, their niche, and their market. Dr. Cox has found his place serving a wide variety of patients in Plano, Texas. Find out more about his practice by visiting www.CoxFamilyDDS.com.

In his spare time, Dr. Cox enjoys Life Group involvement at Legacy Church and spending time with his wife Allie Cox, DDS. Together the pair of dentists enjoy traveling and playing with their dog, Penny. He also is a casual softball player and a notoriously bad golfer.

The Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s mission is to help general dentists to succeed. It is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists who are the primary care providers for patients of all ages and are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management, and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. Its nearly 2,700 members partner together to help guide the journey of Fellowship, Mastership, and Life Long Learning in order to provide quality dental care in general practice. For more information about the TAGD, visit www.TAGD.org.

4 Reasons to Consider Getting Dental Implants

Are getting dental implants really any better than tooth replacement options like dentures or bridges? Depending on your situation, they can be. Implants are unlike any other type of tooth replacement that’s available.

The one of a kind treatment can be a huge asset to both your smile and your health. Here are four reasons why:

Does Getting Dental Implants Rely on Other Teeth?

Conventional tooth replacements like bridges require that you drill down neighboring teeth to anchor a restoration over them. If your teeth are healthy, this can seem a bit extreme. Implants stand independently of other teeth, allowing you to maximize your oral health.

Do Dental Implants Last for Life

Studies indicate that there is a 98% success rate for dental implants, making them the most predictable treatment in all of modern dentistry. If you’re committed to caring for them and keeping them clean, you can expect most implants to last for an entire lifetime. All you’ll need to do is change out their restoration (such as a crown or denture) if it ever starts to wear out.

Replace as Many Teeth as You Need to?

Due to their integrity, you can replace all of your upper or lower teeth on as few as four implants. Or, use individual implants to replace one tooth at a time. Titanium implants are considered to be stronger than even the healthiest teeth when there’s proper bone support around them.

Are Getting Dental Implants a Painful Process

Most people feel a bit anxious when they’re learning about implants. The biggest fear tends to be related to the pain involved. You’ll be surprised to learn that most people feel that getting dental implants is far easier than having a tooth pulled!

Find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants by scheduling a consultation with us today.