If Dr. John Bauer tells a patient, “You have your father’s smile,” chances are he knows what he’s talking about. Dr. Bauer has cared for the smiles of Mansfield, Texas residents for over thirty years, a privilege that spans three generations of patients.
“Family is the most important thing for us, so we make sure that every patient who comes through our doors is treated like a member of the family,” says Dr. John. “There’s nothing more rewarding than building relationships with our patients and being able to watch them grow, from before they lose their baby teeth to when they’re having babies of their own.”
A client list that includes multiple generations of satisfied customers is not the only thing that makes Mansfield Family Dentistry a family practice. If you drop by to see Dr. John, chances are you’ll have the opportunity to meet Terri, his wife of forty-two years. Terri, a born-and-bred Mansfield native, works as Dr. John’s right hand, managing the practice and coordinating their patients’ treatment needs. Terri’s certification as a dental hygienist and her affinity for management make her an invaluable addition to the Mansfield Family Dentistry team.
To keep up with the rapidly increasing size of the town of Mansfield, Dr. John has welcomed two new doctors into his practice in recent years. The first to join was his son, Dr. Cody Bauer, who adds another element of family to the family practice. The newest addition to Mansfield Family Dentistry is Dr. Mark Mallery, who joined the Bauers at their state-of-the-art facility in 2015.
Though he has been in practice for over three decades, Dr. John has not slowed down. Dr. John’s care goes beyond the standard dental care he offers to include cosmetic, restorative, and implant dentistry and he works hard to stay abreast of advancements in the world of dentistry, frequently attending seminars and classes on developments in the field to stay up-to-date on the latest and most effective techniques.
Just as important as adding to his own understanding of the field, however, is educating his patients. “Dentistry is just as much about preventative care as it is about fixing existing problems,” says Dr. John. “Oral hygiene is crucial to a patient’s wellbeing and can affect their overall health. Through patient education, we do our best to ensure that the only time a patient has to come in is for their regular dental check-ups.”
When he is not serving his Mansfield neighbors, Dr. John puts his skills to work helping the global community. Each year he takes a mission trip to Guatemala to volunteer his dental services to families in need. Family plays an important role in Dr. John’s life outside of work as well. Nothing pleases him more than downtime spent among his three sons and their wives, his daughter and her husband, and his ever-growing throng of adorable grandchildren.
Mansfield Family Dentistry is happy to provide their loyal patients:
- Root Canals and Dental Implants
- Sedation Dentistry
- Tooth Extractions
- Inlays & Onlays and Porcelain Veneers
- Crowns, Bridges and Dentures
- Teeth Whitening
- Fillings and Dental Sealants
- Invisalign Clear Tooth Aligners
- Silent Sleep Oral Appliance
John Bauer, DDS
100 Carlin Road
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Text: Meredith Knight
Photo: Derek gower