Voted by readers of Living Magazine as Best Cosmetic Dentist in Frisco/Plano 2015, Star Ranch Dental is one of the most successful and fastest growing practices in the area. Peter R. Barnett, DMD, Courtney L. Geiger, DDS, and team provide an impressive and comprehensive range of services including general and restorative dentistry (cleanings, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain crowns) and cosmetic dentistry (veneers, adult ortho, whitening) alongside a more specialized focus on head, neck, and jaw (TMJ) pain; periodontal therapy; dental implants; and airway management to treat sleep apnea.
As many dental practices are being bought out by large corporate entities, Star Ranch Dental continues to be an in-network (yes, in-network!), dentist-owned practice focused on the patient instead of production. Patients are recognized by name, made to feel appreciated, and experience leading-edge dental care in an environment truly centered on patient comfort. They can also count on getting their dentist every time they schedule an appointment. The office is beautifully designed to reduce stress, and technology is constantly being updated to offer patients the best experience possible while having treatment done.
With luxuries like warm or cool neck wraps, cool gel eye masks, and warm blankets, your visits are sure to be a breeze as you develop a relationship with their team, have your questions answered thoroughly, and get valuable information about your treatment options. And you can feel good about bringing your teens or elderly parents to the dentist, knowing they’ll receive the individualized attention and care they deserve.
Dr. Barnett has cared for multiple generations in many of his patients’ families. And since joining Star Ranch Dental, associate Dr. Geiger has seen patients drive long distances to continue having their dental needs met by her. There’s a reason for such ardent patient loyalty. It begins with the human element. When you walk into Star Ranch Dental, you won’t find a terse receptionist behind frosted glass. You’ll walk instead into an elegant waiting room with a smiling receptionist who greets you by name. Don’t get too comfortable though, since most patients are taken immediately back with no time waiting for the dentist or hygienist.
Once seated in the chair, you’ll have access to the latest clinical and technological advances in oral healthcare administered by dentists and technicians you know. Whether you’re there for routine dental maintenance, cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile, to have a dental implant placed, or consulting with Dr. Barnett about the source of head, neck, or joint pain (a specialty of his), while you’re in the chair you are the only patient who matters to the Star Ranch Dental team.
Meet Dr. Barnett
Founding dentist Peter Barnett is the grandson of two dentists with a grandmother who founded the New York City Community College Department of Dental Hygiene. So dentistry was a natural choice for him. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School of Medicine – thirty-five years and five state dental licenses later, he’s still passionate about learning all he can about advancing dentistry in the general, restorative and specialty areas of his practice. Through his Texas Headache Relief program, he offers relief to patients who’ve endured years of head, neck, and jaw pain. Using modern technology, like the T-Scan, Dr. Barnett can show how the force of your bite is distributed, where your teeth are hitting, and can formulate a plan for addressing your pain. And Dr. Barnett offers an airway management program (also known as sleep dentistry) to help patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Meet Dr. Geiger
Courtney Geiger found dentistry to provide the perfect balance between her love of art and her love of science. The combination of creativity and meticulous attention to detail earned her The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Award, The Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry Award, and the Elenaor Bushee Senior Woman Dental Student award during her time at Baylor College of Dentistry. Her gentle nature earns her the admiration and loyalty of her patients. “I try to use my artistic eye to visualize the outcome of each procedure before I begin, whether it’s a root canal or a cosmetic procedure,” Dr. Geiger said. Together she and Dr. Barnett consult on cases and offer a comprehensive list of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, so they can often help you without referring you to an outside specialist.
Care for the Dentally Anxious
The team at Star Ranch Dental understands that not everyone looks forward to a trip to the dentist. “We never want our patients to dread their visit,” said Practice Administrator Susan Clay. “We strive to offer a stress-free, spa-like atmosphere that encourages patients to relax. Patients seem to appreciate the attention to detail and the fact that our practice doesn’t look, feel, or smell like a dental office.”
“Our staff truly cares about each and every person who walks through our door,” said Fellow Operations Administrator Jared Parente. “Many of them have been with us for years, and you can’t do this work long-term if you don’t have a heart to help with genuine care. Our services are leading-edge and high-tech, but our approach is highly personal. Our philosophy of care includes creating a ‘map’ to optimal dental health and explaining how that plan plays into the patient’s overall health.” Also called the oral systemic link, this process is based on the connection between whatever is happening in the mouth and the health of the rest of the body. Star Ranch Dental also offers a menu of sedation options to make your visit even less stressful.
“Dental technology is always changing,” Susan said. “We pride ourselves on being comprehensive, proactive, and communicative. I think the real difference at Star Ranch is the time we take listening to each patient, educating them about their treatment options, and partnering with them to follow through on whatever treatment they feel is best for them. Our doctors are always available to our patients, even if they think of a question after they’ve returned home from a visit. They can always call or email and we’ll have an answer for them, as quickly as we can. Not being a part of a corporate entity allows us the freedom to personalize our services. Our office hours are designed to accommodate our patients’ busy schedules and, if a dental emergency arises after hours, someone is always available to return a call and help.”
Star Ranch Dental is in-network with most major PPO plans and is now accepting new patients. Make your appointment to discover why Star Ranch is the choice of so many families across the DFW metroplex.
Star Ranch Dental offers:
- Hygiene and Preventive Services
- Periodontal Services (Gum Disease Treatment)
- Porcelain Crowns, Dental Implants, and Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Root Canal Therapy
- Sedation Dentistry[/one_half]
- Porcelain Veneers and Clear Braces
- Cosmetic Bonding and Teeth Whitening
- Airway Management for Sleep Apnea
- Head, Neck, and Jaw (TMJ) Diagnostics and Therapy
- Disclusion Time Reduction Therapy (DTR) for TMJ Disorder[/one_half_last]
Peter R. Barnett, DMD, and Courtney L. Geiger, DDS
5944 W. Parker Road, Suite 500
Plano, Texas 75093
Text: Meredith Knight
Photo: Tamara Starkey at Purple Sage Photography