Galleria Smiles, the office of Andrew H. Tran, DDS, is completely focused on patient comfort and in reducing dental anxieties. Their office environment is welcoming, modern, and comforting. From the design of the office itself to the training of staff, everything revolves around patient comfort.
“Our patient approach is to take that first-time, nervous patient and make sure that they leave happy. We ease their fears and make sure they are comfortable,” said Dr. Tran. “We educate them on their dental choices and take as much time as is needed to ensure the patients level of comfort and understanding of whatever procedure we are performing. Bottom line: we ease dental anxiety.”
Forever Smiles, Forever Young
Dr. Tran and his staff begin with a healthy smile. Whether that means preventative care, filings, crowns, or any other area of general dentistry, Dr. Tran can make sure your mouth is as healthy as it can be. In addition, beyond general dentistry, Dr. Tran has trained extensively with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in all areas of cosmetic dentistry. He and his staff are committed to not only a healthy smile, but in making your smile as beautiful as it can be. Galleria Smiles has a strong cosmetic dentistry focus, and they are proud of their excellent results. “I’m committed to oral health, but I also can see the beauty of the patients’ smiles beyond that. I think that the excellence in cosmetic dentistry can be seen when the work is done by a skilled cosmetic dentist,” said Dr. Tran. “It makes a difference, and we at Galleria Smiles display our pride in our work. We have the experience and expertise to provide beautiful and excellent cosmetic work.”
When making choices regarding the aesthetics of your smile, it can sometimes be overwhelming to make decisions without proper patient education. That is why Dr. Tran gives full consultations on all smile enhancement services and procedures. Cosmetic procedures include teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, gum-lifts, and dental implants for the replacement of lost or damaged teeth.
In addition, Galleria Smiles can take care of all of your advanced dental needs including oral surgery and periodontology. Options for oral surgery include wisdom teeth removal, impacted teeth exposure, and biopsies for cancer screenings. Options for periodontology include gum disease treatments, cosmetic gum surgeries, bone grafts and sinus lifts, and dental implants. The team at Galleria Smiles has an in-house oral surgeon and periodontist and can take care of all of your oral health needs.
How Technology Shapes a Better Smile
Dr. Tran worked for eight years as a computer software engineer before returning to dental school for his dentistry training. This love for technology shines through in all aspects of the practice at Galleria Smiles. “It’s important to focus on medical and dental technologies for several reasons,” said Dr. Tran. “One is patient comfort and quicker recovery times. Another is better and faster diagnosis. I use 3D X-ray technology for that reason: it gives me a more accurate diagnosis, leading to quicker repairs and less stress to the patient.”
In addition, Dr. Tran is the developer of iTooth Junior, an iPad app that is packed with fun features and invaluable educational information for children, teaching them how to brush and floss. If children are taking care of their teeth from early on, and going to the dentist looks fun, they aren’t afraid of a dentist later in life. This leads to better overall oral health and makes caring for teeth a fun part of every child’s day. Every patient of Dr. Tran’s receives a complimentary copy of this app for iPad.
Everything in Dr. Tran’s practice focuses on patient comfort and happiness.
Galleria Smiles also has in-house digital 3D crown design and milling that utilizes CEREC CAD/CAM technology. This means that patients can receive a permanent crown in the same day, without having a temporary crown while they wait for their permanent crown to arrive. The state-of-the-art equipment at Galleria Smiles includes Cone Beam CT 3D digital radiography, one hour ZOOM! laser whitening systems, and cutting-edge dental equipment.
“We’re proud of our patient testimonials when it comes to reducing dental anxiety!” said Dr. Tran. “Our patient-centered practice is focused on easing worries and fears. Our office is centered on patient comfort.”
“Before seeing Dr. Tran, my dental anxiety was 100 percent. Now, at my first follow-up appointment, I’m amazed. I left this office happy and feel that my anxiety is down to 10 percent. I’m so thankful!” –a happy patient
If you choose to straighten your teeth, you have options. The team at Galleria Smiles can educate you on your choices. Invisalign clear aligners work as an alternative to traditional braces and are a successful choice for adults and teens alike. With Invisalign, a customized treatment plan is created just for you. You receive your customized aligners and replace them every two weeks with a new aligner. They are computer designed for your mouth specifically and work to straighten teeth without the problems often associated with traditional braces.
Sometimes, patients are not the best candidates for Invisalign for various reasons, and therefore traditional braces are an option at Galleria Smiles, too. More than anything, Dr. Tran and his staff are focused on what’s best for each patient to help you achieve the desired results for both a healthy mouth and a beautiful one.
Andrew H. Tran, DDS, graduated from the University of Texas Health Science School of Dentistry Houston and has received advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, dental implants, 3D CBCT X-ray analysis, CEREC CAD/CAM technology, and Invisalign. Dr. Tran’s wife, Dr. Minhly Nguyen, is also a dentist and together they have five children. He is an avid lover of music and even has a drum set in his dental office and is happy to play with patients to both relieve dental anxiety, patient stress, and to just have fun. Dr. Tran’s gentle and fun approach make visiting the dentist a comfortable experience. His family-centered attitudes and his genuine approach to patient care make every visit an enjoyable one.
The entire team at Galleria Smiles looks forward to taking new patients, easing their worries, and providing the highest quality oral healthcare and patient satisfaction. Contact their office now for all your dental needs. They are ready to prove that dental health can be fun, beautiful, and healthy! Call today, (832) 831-5417.
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Andrew H. Tran, DDS
5000 Westheimer Rd, Suite 630
Houston, TX 77056
Photo: MM Photography