Dental Designs by Alisa Reed
Alisa Reed, DDS
Ever since she can remember, Dr. Alisa Reed has been drawn to caregiving and helping others. Dentistry, her life’s calling, enables her to tap into her natural sense of artistry and creativity, her love of science and technology, and her ability to pay attention to even the smallest details. Most of all, it allows her to make a real impact on people’s lives.
“Dentistry fills me up because I’m serving others,” says Dr. Reed, who has lived in The Woodlands with her family for 23 years. Just knowing her patients can reap all the benefits of healthy, well-maintained smile makes her heart soar.
“Dentistry is about more than giving patients a beautiful, bright smile,” Dr. Reed explains. “Your mouth is the gateway to your body and its health. Good oral health and hygiene boosts overall health and reduces the risk of serious disease. Studies show unhealthy teeth and gums are linked to heart disease, complications in pregnancy, type 2 diabetes, and numerous other health issues.”
No Judgement Zone
If you haven’t kept up with regular dental visits, Dr. Reed and her caring team are here for you when you’re ready. They regularly see patients who have avoided the dentist due to fear that has developed from bad past experience, often during childhood.
“We treat all patients with respect and dignity. We’re here to help you overcome this challenge in life and to show you that dentistry doesn’t have to be a painful, negative experience,” Dr. Reed says. She offers sedation dentistry, as appropriate, which gives even the most anxious new patients peace of mind.
Dr. Reed offers everything from preventive and family dentistry to full mouth rehabilitation and treatments for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA treatment includes custom oral appliances and for milder cases, laser therapy that rejuvenates collagen production to support and open the airway. “We work closely with sleep medicine physicians in The Woodlands to treat sleep apnea patients,” she adds.
The high-tech office includes, but is not limited to, digital imaging and lasers used for fillings, gum contouring, and periodontal care. When creating her stunning, custom-designed smiles, Dr. Reed uses advanced imaging software to show patients what their new smile can look like before treatment.
“I love how cosmetic dentistry can transform a patient’s life,” she says. “Many have hidden their smile for so long. It’s a joy to see them start smiling again!”
Taking a conservative approach, she strives to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible. “Many smiles only need prep-less veneers and teeth whitening,” Dr. Reed adds.
For Your Health and Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dr. Reed has always followed universal precautions for dental practices and continues to do so. Additional steps and protocols are in place to help keep patients and staff safe due to COVID-19. “We want to thank everyone for their patience, understanding, and love during this crazy time in our world. We feel blessed to have such an amazing dental family,” she says.
Face masks, personal protective equipment (PPE), waiting room chairs placed at a safe distance, plexiglass barriers, and other precautions are easy to spot. Dr. Reed says what goes on behind the scenes is important, too. Appointments are spaced out more than usual and air filters have been installed to help keep the office airspace as clean and low-risk as possible. Dr. Reed and her team also disinfect after anyone has entered and exited the office. “We disinfect every surface and handle, pen, credit card machine, and the list continues,” she says.
Your check in begins when you pull into the parking lot. Call the office from your car and a team member will confirm your health information over the phone. Upon entering the office, they’ll take your temperature, have you use hand sanitizer, and can supply a face mask if you’re not wearing one.
“We have the same procedures in place for ourselves,” Dr. Reed adds, “and are following rules recommended by the American Dental Association, Centers for Disease Control, and the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.”
There’s a reason Dr. Reed’s practice has a perfect 5-star review rating on Google. Patients love Dr. Reed and her team, including Lisa and Jeff.
Lisa hated seeing the dentist until she found Dr. Reed. “Dr. Reed is a breath of fresh air—so calm, gentle, and reassuring,” Lisa says. “She doesn’t want you to be in pain or feel uncomfortable, and her staff is just as warm, welcoming, and caring and she is. Now I enjoy visiting the dentist instead of be being fearful.”
Lisa became so relaxed seeing Dr. Reed she decided to update her smile with veneers, implants, and crowns. “I’m getting older and decided I wanted brighter, whiter teeth. I was ready to make an investment in myself,” she says. “Dr. Reed created the most beautiful, natural-looking smile. I get compliments on it all the time. It’s been life-changing.”
Jeff’s wife discovered Dr. Reed when the family relocated to Texas. “Dr. Reed and her entire staff are wonderful and pleasant. Our whole family is happy going there,” Jeff says.
When Jeff decided he wanted to stop hiding his smile, he scheduled a smile makeover consultation with Dr. Reed. “I have tetracycline stained teeth and went forever without smiling,” he confides. “Dr. Reed spent time with me to understand what I wanted in a new smile and showed me what it could look like on a computer.”
Now Jeff loves to show off his pearly whites, crediting Dr. Reed for his great experience and attractive new smile.
- General and Family Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Sedation Dentistry
- Implants including mini-implants, implant-retained Dentures, All-on-4
For advanced dentistry in The Woodlands that goes the extra mile, make an appointment at Dental Designs by Alisa Reed today.
Visit DentalDesignsByAlisaReed.com for more information and to review Dr. Reed’s impressive bio.
1001 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 300
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
4850 West Panther Creek Drive, Suite 104
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
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