Meet Plano Dentist Andrew Lazaris, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Lazaris is a University of Texas alumnus and received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Following dental school, he completed a 2 year General Practice Residency at the Children’s and VA Hospital of Oklahoma.
Dr. Lazaris holds fellowship status in several esteemed dental organizations, including the Academy of General Dentistry, Pierre Fauchard Academy, International College of Dentists, and the American College of Dentists. He has also held multiple leadership roles in the Texas Academy of General Dentistry, Dallas Academy of General Dentistry and the North Texas Dental Society.
Dr. Lazaris founded Texas Dental in 1999 and has received multiple awards:
- Angies’s List – General & Cosmetic Dentistry – multiple Super Service Awards
- Texas Monthly – Super Dentist for 10+ years (Hall of Fame status)
- Dental Economics Magazine – America’s Coolest Dental Office
- Dallas Academy of General Dentistry – 2013 Dentist of the Year Nominee
Dr. Lazaris chose the profession of dentistry because he enjoys all aspects of oral health care diagnosis and treatment. He says he “enjoys being the emergency doctor, radiologist, general practitioner, surgeon and cosmetic dentist all at once. It’s very satisfying developing great relationships with my patients and helping people to achieve healthy, happy smiles. We see a lot of anxious patients as well and have a number of solutions for excellent experiences and outcomes.”
He has innovated dentistry in several ways: Helping bring teeth whitening to popularity and one of the first dentists to put televisions on the ceiling above the patient so they can watch shows from a fully reclined position.
The major factor in making Texas Dental a success was to create the practice he would want to go to if he was the patient. Texas Dental has been making beautiful smiles for 20 years, with many more to come!