Colin Lathrop, DDS and Brian Johnson, DDS
Most people can’t say they enjoy going to the dentist, but Dr. Colin Lathrop is challenging their affirmations. Known for his friendly chairside manner and skilled precision, Dr. Lathrop—Katy and Fulshear area’s premier dentist—has earned the five-star reviews his patients enthusiastically give him. Garnering numerous “best dental professional” awards by Houston area magazines, he continues to earn patients’ confidence and trust while focusing on their comfort, care, and customized treatment. An experienced family dentist who provides a full suite of dental services for patients of all ages, Dr. Lathrop and the Lathrop Dental Center team are ready to make your oral health goals a reality.
Is It Really Possible to Enjoy a Dental Visit?
Absolutely it is. Dr. Lathrop has left no stone unturned when it comes to maximizing his patients’ comfort. From the moment you call to schedule your appointment to the completion of your procedure, you’ll notice the difference Dr. Lathrop and his team provide. Every visit includes a friendly, welcoming smile and pampering amenities similar to a comfortable, cozy living room. Headphones, large screen TVs, and comfy blankets are provided while your treatment room’s lights are lowered to induce relaxation and alleviate anxiety. Dr. Lathrop wants to get to know you personally, identify your needs, and use his years of experience and expertise to create a smile that you’ll always be proud to show. “Your teeth will not only look and feel good, but function properly too,” he says. “We love what we do and I’ve got the best team of caring professionals to work with.”
“We love what we do and I’ve got the best team of caring professionals to work with.”
Regularly scheduled cleanings and exams are the foundation for good oral health. Dr. Lathrop is passionate about preventing problems before they occur, especially for children who are still developing their teeth and oral structures. Early dental intervention minimizes children’s need for orthodontics later in life. His experience with his own children helps him understand and relate to parents’ concerns about sleep disorder breathing and removal of tonsils and adenoids.
Solutions for a Comfortable Experience
When dental work is necessary, injections are used to block and numb areas of the mouth to be treated. If fear of the needle overwhelms you, Dr. Lathrop uses a combination of two different anesthetics that do not burn or hurt. Most patients say they don’t know a shot has even been administered and experience very little to no pain. Dr. Lathrop also addresses severe gag reflexes by using an acupuncture technique that eliminates that issue—especially when having impressions made—throughout a procedure. Additionally, he utilizes state-of-the-art 3D printing, Tekscan, and advanced digital technology to make a positive difference in his patients’ lives. “I do everything with our patients’ best interests in mind,” he says.
Hope for Migraine Sufferers
Dr. Lathrop and his associate dentist Dr. Brian Johnson were recently awarded Living Magazine’s Best TMJD Dentist in Katy and Fulshear for 2019. Utilizing innovative digital technology, their high-level, custom dentistry provides advanced options for relieving chronic dental problems and preventing future ones. If migraines and severe tension headaches are a part of your daily life, this cutting-edge technology helps to accurately diagnose, alleviate, and possibly eliminate chronic, debilitating pain. Clenching and grinding puts extraordinary pressure on your teeth that results in severe headaches, facial pain, and a host of other medical issues. DTR, or Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy, is an innovative, focused approach that measures bite-force pressure and jaw clenching using digital mapping technology. The data helps Dr. Lathrop and Dr. Johnson design an individualized treatment plan for patients using combined options like oral splints, Botox injections, or chiropractic care for stressed muscle pain relief. Lathrop Dental is one of the few practices in the area providing these in-depth, digital bite analyses.
Dr. Lathrop and his wife, Raven, have four young children: Parker, Tucker, Chandler, and Simone. “I’m a very hands-on dad,” he admits. “I’m having a blast coaching my son’s flag football team.” He also enjoys tinkering with his 1977 Ford Bronco in his leisure time. But his favorite activity is spending time with his family. He and Raven enjoy traveling to new and interesting places with their children.
- General Dentistry
- Sedation Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- DTR Migraine Treatment
- Dental Implants
- Full Mouth Reconstruction
5929 FM 1463, Suite 130
Katy, Texas 77494