Erica K. Cummings, DDS, MAGD
By Steve Gamel
Since 2011, Dr. Erica Cummings and her team at Sterling Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry have been committed to providing exceptional dental care in a welcoming and comfortable environment. Conveniently located in The Woodlands, the practice offers a wide range of services for patients of all ages, including general and cosmetic dentistry, full mouth reconstruction, dental implant restorations, and CEREC crowns, which allow patients to walk out the same day with custom crowns.
The practice also treats patients who snore and those diagnosed with UARS (upper airway resistance syndrome) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by fabricating custom oral appliances to wear during sleep. This is a game changer for patients with OSA that cannot tolerate a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) machine. Dr. Cummings collaborates with various physicians to help patients explore their options for breathing peacefully through the night.
Whether patients have difficulty sleeping, they want a brighter smile, or they have frequent headaches, Dr. Cummings enjoys getting to know them individually so she can help improve their overall quality of life. She thoroughly evaluates her adolescent patients, screening for airway and breathing disorders that can compromise their normal growth and development patterns leading to poor learning, sleeping, oral function, and overall inability to thrive.
“We want our patients to feel completely at home and comfortable sharing their needs with us,” says Dr. Cummings. “I love getting to know my patients and figuring out how I can improve something for them. Some people think that their normal is normal, but it’s actually not healthy. They could feel 10 times better, but they don’t know this. I like to guide my patients into healthier, happier lives.”
Over the years, patients have come to trust Dr. Cummings and her team to care for their oral health in an environment that makes each visit enjoyable. The office features relaxing heat and massage chairs for adults and Xbox consoles for pediatric patients. Dr. Cummings also offers sedation dentistry to help calm anxious patients.
One patient raves, “As soon as I walked in, I felt like I was walking into a spa experience. All the staff from start to finish were incredibly nice, warm, and helpful.” Another patient comments, “Dr. Cummings and her staff did a very good job making sure that I was comfortable and informed during the entire procedure.”
For Dr. Cummings, dentistry is a passion and a calling. She obtained the Academy of General Dentistry’s highest honor for lifelong learning, the Mastership Award. Less than two percent of dentists in the United States have earned this achievement. Dr. Cummings has also earned designation as a Qualified Dentist from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and is in the process of receiving her board certification with the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
At Sterling Ridge Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, comfort, safety, and state-of-the-art treatment are paramount. Dr. Cummings and her team follow all safety protocols from the CDC amid COVID-19, giving patients peace of mind that they can safely receive dental care. Book an appointment at SterlingRidgeDentistry.com.
9955 Woodlands Parkway
The Woodlands, Texas 77382