Consultants in Dental Aesthetics: A Category of One
Consultants in Dental Aesthetics is so very much more than a dental practice. They are unique in that there simply is no other organization comparable to them in terms of the luxury and quality of care, or the scope of their philanthropic outreach. CDA’s community outreach encompasses not only the local area, but the international community as well.
Dr. Michael J. Landry is the CEO and founder of CDA. He practices comprehensive dentistry which allows the patient to receive most or all dental care in one place, minimizing the need for outside referrals. Dr. Landry earned his bachelor’s degree at Lamar University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Landry’s skills continue to grow as he maintains mastery of the latest technological and procedural advancements in dentistry.
Dr. Wendell Dela Cruz grew up in Cy-Fair, where his own family has lived for over 20 years. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas, Austin and his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Texas Health at San Antonio. Dr. Dela Cruz is the first and only dentist in the area to offer the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique.
Because of their commitment to constant professional development, CDA clinicians rarely have to refer patients out to specialists. Dr. Landry and Dr. Dela Cruz possess awards, associations, and recognitions too numerous to list here. Visit the CDA website, HoustonSmileSpa.com, to review their impressive credentials.
Mary Ann Landry serves not only as executive director, but also as CDA’s practice visionary, ensuring that the organization remains a beacon of light in the community, giving back to the community on a grand scale and generously paying forward CDA’s success.
“We have a mission and a vision, and our vision is to give back a million dollars annually to the community, to charities, and through works of service,” says Mrs. Landry. CDA participates in multiple charity events such as their Dentistry from the Heart Day in Houston, a program benefitting the needy. An essential element in each member of the CDA team is a desire for community service. CDA supports local charities such as Dress for Success Houston, helping propel women toward economic independence, and the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason.
In association with World Mission Partners, a global Christian humanitarian organization, they have sent teams to the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica for the past four years, where they organize and carry out mission trips to care for the less fortunate, some who may not be offered proper dental care at any other time in their lives. CDA teams are scheduled to return to the Dominican Republic again in April of this year.
Knowing they make a positive impact in the world around them is the driving factor that motivates the team at CDA to continue earning their well-deserved reputation for excellence. Staff members are highly trained professionals who undergo a rigorous and ongoing program of personal and professional development to help them become what CDA refers to as “the best version of themselves.” Each team member is invested through their professional education and training, which makes each a good steward with a sense of responsibility for patients’ happiness, as well as the business. Even those who answer the phones at CDA are certified through an Atlanta, Georgia-based organization who makes “mystery calls” to ensure the team is on-point.
In addition to their functions as dental team members, the CDA team consists of experts at providing five-star, silver tray service that any health spa would be proud of. A beverage is offered to patients upon entry, and new patients receive a tour of the facility. Some of the intangibles a newcomer will notice at CDA are touches of pure luxury, such as the use of essential oils to help patients feel at ease and personal coaches with high standards for care and value of treatment, whose function is nothing less than making patients feel that they are part of an experience in a category all its own.
“It’s all about building patient relationships,” says Mary Ann. “We’re not just another staff; we’re a team. I want our team to like our patients as well as having our patients love our team. We’re really looking for perfect patient partnerships.”
CDA’s patient partnership philosophy works both ways. That is, they’re not simply looking for patients who want a run-of-the-mill dentist to do annual plaque checks and send them on their way. Rather, CDA actively seeks patients who likewise seek a rewarding relationship with their dentist.
There is also a bit of pure fun involved. Raffles for items such as jewelry, Fitbit devices, and Ray-Ban sunglasses are held each month for patients who write a review, take a tour, or refer a friend. CDA’s patient appreciation event offers movie tickets, dinner at local restaurants, and other benefits.
Residents of the Houston area who haven’t yet experienced Consultants in Dental Aesthetics’ unique Category of One expertise, professionalism, and luxuriously provided service will be astounded at what a terrific experience a visit to the dentist can be. Beyond the pampering and enjoyment of their own personal experience in the practice, CDA patients also have the satisfaction of supporting a philanthropic organization whose efforts make the world a better place by directly improving human lives at home and abroad.
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Michael J. Landry, DDS, ABAD: The University of Texas, Health and Science Center, San Antonio (Practicing in Houston since 1981, over 36 years)
- Fellow Academy of General Dentistry FAGD
- Fellow International Congress of Oral Implantologists FICOI
- Fellow Misch International Implant Institute FMIII
- Fellow Institute or Advanced Laser Dentistry FIALD
- Fellow International College of Dentists FICD
- Diplomat American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry ABAD
Wendell Dela Cruz, DDS: The University of Texas, Health at San Antonio Fellow Academy of General Dentistry FAGD
Both Doctor’s Affiliations:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Texas Academy of General Dentistry
- Houston Academy of General Dentistry
- American Society for Dental Aesthetics
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- International College of Dentists
9720 Cypresswood Drive, Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77070
By Steven Howell