By Annette Brooks
Whether you’re a newcomer to The Woodlands area or searching for a new dentist that better suits your needs, one appointment with Dental Designs by Alisa Reed is all it takes to know you’ve found your new dental home.
The practice offers everything you know you need in a dentist — including some things you may not have considered — that make your dental appointments with them convenient, pleasant, and personalized. In fact, you may find yourself doing something you’ve never done before, like stopping into one of the offices when you’re in the neighborhood just to say “hi.” Or, if you move out of the area, happily driving miles to see them for dental care instead of changing to another dentist.
“We go the extra mile for our patients — giving a bakers’ dozen — going all-in, not halfway,” says Dr. Alisa Reed who. Growing up in New Orleans, she adopted the French word “Lagniappe” as her motto, which means something given as a bonus or an extra gift, and applies it to everything in her life, including dentistry and patient care.
Dr. Stacey Smith, Dr. Reed’s talented associate, adds, “It’s fulfilling to help others, and it brings us joy knowing we’re making a difference in our patients’ lives.”
Welcoming, Full-Service Dental Office
Dental Designs by Alisa Reed offers a full suite of services for your convenience, comfort, and peace of mind. They include everything from routine preventive care and general dentistry to dental implants— the gold standard for missing teeth, custom-designed smile makeovers, whole mouth restoration, Invisalign, sedation dentistry, and much more.
“By covering almost every aspect of dentistry, we usually don’t need to refer you elsewhere for most specialty work,” Dr. Reed says. “Patients find it so much more convenient to have everything done in one office with a team they know and trust.”
Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technology
Drs. Reed and Smith use advanced technology for routine care as well as specialty services. For example, the two offices are equipped with iTero intraoral scanners that create a 3D image of your teeth in just minutes. Of the three systems they have, one is the new, multifunctional iTero 5D Plus which uses near-infrared imaging technology to detect tooth decay.
Drs. Reed and Smith also use lasers for everything from root canal therapy to cosmetic procedures. Laser technology can even provide effective snoring treatment. Dr. Reed uses NightLase, a noninvasive laser technology that helps reduce snoring and improve sleep quality. “NightLase stimulates collagen contraction in the upper airway tissues. As those tissues tighten, the risk they will overrelax during sleep and contribute to obstructive sleep apnea and snoring is reduced,” Dr. Reed explains.
The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has increased substantially over the last two decades. Dr. Reed sees many patients who suffer from mild to moderate OSA, treating them with a custom-designed oral appliance worn while they sleep.
“With the CPAP recalls due to safety issues, more patients are interested in seeing if they are a good candidate for OSA oral appliance therapy,” says Dr. Reed. “I use new, digitally fabricated oral appliance technology that has a thinner, lower profile. It minimizes potential side effects such as bite issues, and the material makes it less likely for a dental biofilm to form. This is important because biofilms are often a root cause of oral diseases.” She adds, “Patients with mild OSA who opt to try NightLase first, often find they don’t need to wear an oral appliance, let alone a CPAP.”
What Patients Are Saying
“I moved from the Midwest and asked my co-workers for dentist recommendations. Since then, I’ve gone to Dr. Reed for every dental issue, and I’d strongly suggest her as your primary dentist. Very professional, clean, and polite staff. I would strongly recommend Dr. Reed to anyone. I’m happy to find such a professional crew that somehow finds a way to make seeing the dentist fun!” – Danny W.
“Dr. Smith is one of the best dentists I have encountered. Her bedside manner is great! I’m terrified of sitting in the dental chair even for a simple cleaning, and yet somehow, she keeps me laughing and always reminds me to breathe. If I could give her 10/10 stars I would!”
– Jamie T.
Meet Alisa Reed, DDS
After graduating from Louisiana Tech University, Dr. Reed earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery and an Advanced Education in a residency in general dentistry at Louisiana State University. She stays on the leading edge of dentistry, regularly completing continuing education classes on state-of-the-art procedures and best practices for safety and sterilization.
Dr. Reed, a mother of three, has lived in The Woodlands for more than 25 years. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, and loves being active in The Woodlands community.
Meet Stacey Smith, DDS
Dr. Smith, a native Houstonian who grew up in Humble, has practiced dentistry for 18 years. After earning an undergraduate degree in biology from Texas A&M University, she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery followed by a two-year advanced general dentistry residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She also taught dental students at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio for more than seven years and was a program director in the Advanced General Dentistry Program. A life-long learner, Dr. Smith embraces continuing education and stays up to date on the latest advances in dentistry.
Call today to schedule your appointment with Dental Designs by Alisa Reed. If you’re interested in improving the appearance of your smile, schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation.
Dr. Smith typically practices out of the Panther Creek office while Dr. Reed usually practices in the Medical Plaza Drive office.
- General and Family Dentistry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Laser Dentistry
- Invisalign Teen and Adults
- Root Canal Therapy
- Oral Surgery
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring Treatments
- Sedation Dentistry
- Dental Implants, Mini-implants, Implant-retained Dentures, All-on-4