Smiles by Burgess SD 3-16_WEBOne thing new patients will notice on their first visit to Smiles by Burgess is that this is not your typical dentist’s office. Dr. Burgess stresses the importance of providing more than simply a quick cleaning, cursory X-rays, and exam. His goal is to provide quality, comprehensive dental care and to educate his patients about their oral health and treatment options.

He has been practicing in the Woodlands for more than two decades, where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Dr. Burgess earned his DDS degree from The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and is a Fellow of the American Association of General Dentistry (FAGD), an honor that only five percent of dentists achieve.

Smiles by Burgess offers patients a full range of dental services including complete periodontal services, comprehensive exams, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and orthodontics. “One of the most important dental issues to consider,” said Dr. Burgess, “is the patient’s occlusion or ‘bite.’ When the bite is off, it can cause a variety of oral issues, from cracked and broken teeth to TMJ and gum problems.”

One of the ways Smiles by Burgess has streamlined their comprehensive exam is by creating digital solutions for many of their office procedures. Not only are their patient records digital, but they also use advanced photography, lasers, and low level X-rays to detect decay. “We use technology where it makes sense and benefits our patients the most,” said Dr. Burgess. “It is a tool that helps us make our patients more comfortable and to improve their oral health.”

Dr. Burgess also offers a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental options including bleaching/whitening, composite fillings, porcelain veneers, crowns, and partial and complete dentures. He also uses Biotemps, natural-looking temporary crowns or bridges, to allow patients to “test drive” their new smiles for comfort, function and appearance until the final restorations are complete.

What truly sets Dr. Burgess and his team apart from other dental practices is their dedication to excellence in patient care. The staff treats patients like family and ensures that each patient is comfortable during their procedure and happy with their results.

“I generally don’t love going to the dentist,” said patient Heather R. “But everyone is very friendly and makes you feel at ease. I would highly recommend them to anyone in the area!”

The team at Smiles by Burgess loves their work and enjoys giving back to the community. They participated in the 2015 Woodlands 5K and The Woodlands UMC Missions Golf Tournament, and they enjoy donating to many local school fundraising events.

Their friendly office manner and hospitable attitudes don’t go unnoticed by their patients. “The office staff, hygienists, and Dr. Burgess are extremely patient-oriented and super friendly,” said patient Cassina C. “I would recommend this place to everyone!”

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Burgess call (281) 367-5900 or visit to learn more about the comprehensive services Dr. Burgess offers.

Cosmetic & Restorative Services


  • Biotemps
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Crowns
  • Dentures
  • Design Visions[/one_half]
  • Fillings
  • Occlusal/TMJ Adjustments
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • ZOOM! Bleaching and Whitening[/one_half_last]


Larry W. Burgess, DDS

10700 Kuykendahl, Suite E

The Woodlands, Texas 77381

(281) 367-5900

Text: Candace Hutto

Photo: Tara Flannery

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