Implantology and Periodontology
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” This timeless message gives us pause to question how we, too, can give back—to step out of life’s passenger seat for a while and contribute to the greater good. It’s why millions of ordinary Americans—people who you pass on the street every day, including Dr. Charles E. Dyer, IV—give to a charity or dedicate time to a cause to make the world a better place. And the old adage, “it’s better to give than to receive,” is true after all. Research has shown that giving back is beneficial to the giver, not just for the recipients.
As a periodontist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal (gum) disease and the placement of dental implants, and is an expert in the treatment of oral inflammation, you could say Dr. Dyer both “gives and gets.” Because of his dedication to excellence in dentistry, his patients enjoy healthy, functional smiles that can improve their health as well as their self-esteem and quality of life. Untreated or poorly treated periodontitis has been linked to systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The inability to bite off food and chew properly due to missing teeth or painful bridges and dentures, also affects one’s well-being.
Giving Back, Helping Others
Aside from his work in dentistry, giving is in Dr. Dyer’s blood—a way of life that isn’t contrived or forced. Hailing from the small Texas town of Beaumont, where helping others is woven into the fabric of a community, finding ways to give back is second nature. His wife, Lacy, who was born and raised in the Cypress area, shares her husband’s dedication to community-focused philanthropy.
“I watched my dad—a pediatric dentist—positively impact the lives of his patients through quality dentistry and community involvement,” Dr. Dyer says. “For example, he often saw his patients at FFA events and enjoyed helping them.”
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Dyer placed the winning bid on the reserve grand champion turkey at the 2017 Cy-Fair ISD FFA (Future Farmers of America) livestock show and auction promoting and supporting agricultural education. Dr. and Mrs. Dyer also sponsor multiple athletic programs in area schools.
Sometimes finding ways to give back starts with being open to new ideas. Anything that ultimately helps people achieve and maintain good oral health is a plus for Dr. Dyer, so when Mandy Giuffre and Jaqueline Haladay approached him about hosting a new dental assisting school in his office, he listened. Their vision was to create a 12-week, 180-hour dental assisting program designed to provide more depth of knowledge and training to dental assistants than many dental assisting schools offer. In January of 2017, the school held its first class.
In a perfect world, there would be no gum disease and tooth loss—or cavities for that matter. While you can’t eliminate these problems entirely, preventing the likelihood of occurrence by encouraging people to embrace a lifetime of good oral health, beginning in childhood, is valuable.
“Whether you’re an adult or a child, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria can reach levels that might lead to oral infections and gum disease. Chronic gingivitis is not just an adult disease; children can suffer from it, too. The most important preventive step against periodontal disease is to establish good oral health habits—regular brushing and flossing,” says Dr. Dyer, who annually donates toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss for more than 2,000 backpacks through the Houston Children’s Charity Back2school program.
The Dyer’s also welcome opportunities to help the creatures we share the Earth with. When asked to perform dental work on a white tiger at Houston’s Downtown Aquarium by Dr. Mark Peckham—an exotic animal veterinarian Dr. Dyer met in dental school—he happily obliged. This piqued his interest to get involved with The Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF). In their spare time, the Dyer family travels across the country so Dr. Dyer can perform dental procedures on lions and tigers, primates, bears, etc. “Lacy and I are currently on the foundation’s advisory committee. Lacy has such a giving heart—she inspires this in others,” he says.
Bringing his love for animals and community, Dr. Dyer and family participate in the Bridgeland Community NatureFest and Howl-O-Ween, and have been title sponsors for many years.
More about Dr. Charles E. Dyer, IV
After graduating with honors from Texas A&M University, Dr. Dyer earned a DDS from the University of Texas Dental Branch, then completed extensive post-graduate training in periodontal surgery and implantology at the University of Kentucky, where he was Chief Resident. He graduated with a Master of Science in Dentistry and certification in the specialty of periodontics.
He is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Academy of Periodontology, Academy of Osseointegration, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the Greater Houston Society of Periodontists, Greater Houston Dental Society. Dr. Dyer continues to contribute articles to dental publications, and travels around the country speaking about Implantology and periodontal issues. Visit CharlesDyerIV.com to read his complete bio.
Welcoming New Patients
Dr. Dyer and his team always accept new patients. From a patient perspective, it feels good to choose a well-established local dentist who is not only invested in your well-being and oral health, but in the shared community as well. And it makes sense to select a specialist, such as Dr. Dyer, who has completed years of in-depth post-doctoral training in Periodontology and Implantology, and who provides the most up-to-date treatment for your unique dental needs in a state-of-the-art office.
Dr. Dyer specializes in many advanced dental services, including, but not limited to:
- Expert in dental Implantology and Periodontology
- Advanced treatments, compassionate patient care
- Wide range of services
- Hard and soft tissue grafting
- Bone tissue regeneration
- Dental implants
- Sinus augmentation
- Crown lengthening
- Wisdom teeth removal
- And more!
13611 Skinner Road, Suite 230
Cypress, Texas 77429
By Annette Brooks
Photography by Kelley Sweet Photography