By Steve Gamel
A family looking for the perfect dental experience has its pick of the litter these days. Dentist offices of all shapes, sizes, and service options dot nearly every major intersection in ever-evolving Fort Bend County and the Greater Houston area. Choose one, and you’re bound to pass by a dozen more on the way there. But everyone agrees there is one anchor practice — Fort Bend Dental. Rooted in the community by its unmatched patient care, familiarity, size, reach, popularity, and scope of services, its team of dentists and staff give you countless reasons to smile again.
For more than 30 years, Fort Bend Dental has established itself as the anchor brand for comprehensive and quality relationship-focused whole health dentistry. Amid a sea of smaller offices with limited services and history in the area, Fort Bend Dental stands proud as a standard-bearer. Ask any patient, and they’ll gush over how they can have any dental need under the sun resolved by the same friendly faces every time and all under one roof.
And that’s not even the kicker. With a team of more than 60 people including, 10 dentists, and three locations, Fort Bend Dental has redefined what it means to be your neighborhood dentist.
“It’s that feeling patients get that Fort Bend Dental is coming to their neighborhood,” Dr. Dwight Peccora said. “We’ve strategically placed our practices so that people don’t have to come far to see us. And we’ve been here for a long time. They get to see their dentist — not someone who just happens to be there that day. It’s not, ‘Oh, another dentist has pulled up around the corner.’ People are saying, ‘It’s so nice that I don’t have to drive so far to see Fort Bend Dental.’”
Accountability to Each Patient
It’s not every day that you find a dental practice with three locations. But that’s the unique model that distinguishes Fort Bend Dental from everyone else. The Missouri City location is technically the “hub” and has been open since 1987. After Dr. Peccora took the reins in 2010, they added a location in Richmond in 2015. Then, in February, they added a third — also in Richmond — off West Grand Parkway. What’s intriguing is that their purposeful growth was never about scalability or bottom-line money-making. It had far more to do with their commitment to being accessible and accountable to patients.
“We are driven based on the needs of the community. It was our community that said, ‘Hey, we’re growing in this area, and we need a Fort Bend Dental’ and ‘Now, we’re growing over here, too. We need a Fort Bend Dental,’” Dr. Peccora said. “We wanted to personalize the accountability piece. That’s the reason why our model is like this. We are going to meet patients where they are and serve them the way they want to be served.”
He added, “We were also very focused on having dentists, hygienists, and an entire team at every location who live in that area. It’s about capturing that feeling of having a genuine connection and doctor-patient relationship that seems to be lost in today’s healthcare system. They can walk in and feel at home.”
Each location is a self-contained unit, meaning patients can get the same level of care at the location of their choice without the worry of being referred to a specialist on the other side of town. From general dentistry such as routine cleanings to 3D-guided implants, Invisalign, restorative treatment, same-day dentistry, and IV sedation, Fort Bend Dental does it all.
A Gamut of Doctors
Fort Bend Dental’s dentists include Dr. Peccora and Drs. George Jabbour, Jerry Bathge, Gia Kenner, Scott Pinkston, Natalie Nassif, Brian Machart, and Kevin Baethge. They are committed to providing the best possible care, and their diverse talents span decades in the industry. Overall, Fort Bend Dental also has a low employee turnover rate. From the dentists to the hygienists and everyone in between, the staff will always be there for you and your family.
“This is a diverse county, and our team represents this,” Dr. Peccora said. “We also have doctors who are near retirement age all the way down. We have some people walk in and say, ‘I want the gray-haired dentist,’ or ‘I want the newer guy.’ The idea is to have the doctor that you want and feel comfortable with. And being in one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, it’s something we feel is necessary here.”
A Team That Wants to be Here
Nothing was overlooked in the balanced blend of comfort, innovative technology, and personalized care you will find at Fort Bend Dental. These are your neighbors and friends, and they want to give you a smile you deserve.
“We’ve just got an excellent team. We are really blessed,” Dr. Peccora said. “They love being here, and they drive past 20 offices on the way. They do it because they want to be here, want to grow, and know they’ll learn a lot.”
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