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					                                            THE
           Texas Center
                                            SMILE
                                            DOCTOR
         for Cosmetic &
      Implant Dentistry:
   Transforming Smiles,
         Changing Lives

                By Anna Henry               Guy M. Lewis DDS, FADFE
                                            Designing Winning Smiles for …
                                            Houston Rockets, Houston Astros,
                                            Rocket Powerdancers, Houston Aeros,    Veneer, an ultra-thin non-prep porcelain veneer that he
                                            Miss Texas Pageant, Miss Teen Texas,   believes produces the best, most life like results of any non-
                                            Miss Hawaiian Tropic                          prep veneer available today. He is also a frequent
                                                                                              lecturer who enjoys sharing his knowledge with




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                                                                                                  colleagues. As an adjunct professor at Baylor
                                                                                                    Dental School in Dallas, he teaches dental
                                                                                                     students who also do internships with him
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                                                                                                     in cosmetic dentistry and smile design.
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                             uy M. Lewis, DDS, FADFE was inspired                                     Renowned for his professionalism,                                      As
                             to become a dentist during childhood by                                 outstanding credentials, and impressive
                             his aunt, who worked in a dental office.                                achievements in cosmetic dentistry,
                             Hearing about the huge impact that                                      Dr. Lewis will tell you that he is just
quality dental care had on patients’ lives, as well as the family-                                   a “regular guy” who loves helping his
oriented nature of practicing dentistry from someone he                                              patients achieve their dreams. He is
admired and trusted, made a lasting impression on the                                                known for his down-to-earth personality,
young Dr. Lewis. He dreamed of going to dental school                                                warm chair-side manner, and uncanny
and opening his own practice.                                                                       ability to touch his patients’ lives. And
   Today, it is clear that dentistry has become more                                                after two decades of designing gorgeous
than a dream, but a lifetime commitment and passion                                                 smiles, he still finds nothing more
for Dr. Lewis, who earned a Doctorate of Dentistry                                                 gratifying than when a patient looks at
from Baylor College of Dentistry. This passion led                                                their new smile in the mirror for the first
                                                                                                  time, often with tears in their eyes.
                                                                                                                                                       Leandra
him to become a founding member of the American
Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) in 1984, at                                                    “I became interested in cosmetic                   Rock                             Carrie
a time when cosmetic dentistry was just beginning to                                            dentistry during dental school before it            Powerda et
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emerge as a specialized area in the dental profession.                                         was the big deal that it is today,” explains                                              Rocket ers
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   He is one of fewer than 250 dentists worldwide who                                          Dr. Lewis. “Some of the most rewarding                               Teddy              Powerd
have successfully completed the rigorous accreditation process                               experiences in school were seeing how                                 Lewis
overseen by the American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry. To date,                              orthodontics transformed a person’s smile,
Dr. Lewis’ dedication to creating beautiful, functional, breath taking                      boosted their confidence level, and changed
new smiles has earned him many awards, accolades, and recognitions,                         how they felt about themselves. It literally
including “Super Doc in Cosmetic Dentistry” by Texas Monthly for                           changed their life and even their personality.
three consecutive years and being voted as one of the best by his                         I wanted to help people transform their
peers in the book Best Dentists in America. In addition, he is the only                  smiles and their lives, and found that cosmetic
dentist selected as a “Top Doc” by H Texas magazine seven years in                       dentistry offered the perfect way to do this as
a row.                                                                                   an alternative to orthodontics and the long-
   Not one to rest on his laurels, Dr. Lewis is a continuing-                            term commitment that orthodontics usually
education enthusiast, staying up-to-date on the latest, most                             requires.”
advanced technology and procedures. Dr. Lewis is an ongoing                                 Dr. Lewis points out that the advances made
pioneer in cosmetic dentistry, recently introducing the G. Lewis                        in cosmetic dentistry since he began practicing
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            d	more	vibrant.
                                                                       Dr. Lewis and his staff are the ones that deserve a gold medal,”            ensure that each patient feels at ease and                                                   you	appear	younger	an
                                                                       says Shannon Miller.                                                        that their total experience is comfortable
have been nothing less than amazing. “Today we can do a smile             Dr. Lewis’ patients include those who live in the greater                and enjoyable.
                                                                                                                                                      The state-of-the-art office boasts leading-
makeover with porcelain veneers in as little as two office visits,”    Houston area, Texas, and throughout the United States, as                                                                               M                                          fortunate when I received a call from
Dr. Lewis states. “It’s wonderful for my patients and it’s great for   well as residents of China, Europe, and Central America. He                 edge technology yet offers a peaceful,                      Maorgan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tlock                                    Dr. Joe L. Carrick, a past president of
me as well. I am as eager as they are to see their new smiles, and     attributes this to the significant number of referrals he receives          relaxing atmosphere reminiscent of an                        Mis                                       the AACD, expressing an interest in
for them to start experiencing the life changes that follow.”          from satisfied patients and other dentists. Another factor that             upscale resort. Patients can enjoy watching                 Texa s                                     joining my practice. Dr. Carrick has an
   A devoted father of five, Dr. Lewis is a firm believer in giving    brings patients to Dr. Lewis and the Texas Center for Cosmetic              TV or DVDs, or even receive a hand or                      200 s                                       exceptional reputation and is a leader in
                                                                                                                                                   foot massage, or paraffin hand treatment.                      5
back to his community and lending his talents to those who             & Implant Dentistry is that many do their homework before                                                                                                                          implant dentistry. He is an inventor of
need it most. He is actively involved in the Give Back a Smile         selecting the dentist they believe is uniquely qualified to deliver         Dr. Lewis is a recognized pioneer in the                                                               the Sterngold ERA dental implants, a
(GBAS) program, which is dedicated to providing cosmetic dental        the best results.                                                           concept of spa dentistry. “I believe that                                                              revolutionary method for the replacement
care at no cost to survivors of domestic violence. The brainchild         “Everyone wants to look and feel their best. Whether you’re              patients should be comfortable during                                                                  of missing teeth or the stabilization of
of AACD past president Dr. Wynn Okuda, the program was                 an Olympic medalist, a professional athlete, a celebrity, or a busy         their dental procedures. We include                                                                    loose-fitting dentures.”
established by the organization in 1999, out of a desire to help       parent, a great-looking, winning smile exudes confidence, health,           spa treatments to help our patients feel                                                                  Those who have lost teeth want
victims of unfortunate circumstances. Since its inception, more        and vitality,” says Dr. Lewis, who is the official cosmetic dentist         relaxed and at ease,” explains Dr. Lewis.                                                              attractive replacements that look, feel
than 248 domestic abuse victims have been given new smiles and         for the Miss Texas Pageant, the Miss Teen Texas Pageant and the                To ensure his patients’ utmost comfort,       knowledge so they become active                       and function like natural teeth. Implants,
a new lease on life.                                                   Miss Hawaiian Tropic Pageant.                                               Dr. Lewis offers different levels of             participants in the decision-making                   which involve replacing the root with a
   Combining his passion for music with dentistry, Dr. Lewis sings        Recognized as one of the nation’s leading cosmetic dentists              sedation—nitrous oxide, oral sedation            process,” he explains.                                small titanium post anchored in the jaw
vocals in an all-dentist rock band called the Matrix Band (the name    with the experience and accreditation that patients expect and              (with the help of medication), or IV                                                                   and the tooth with a porcelain crown,
is a tongue-in-cheek reference to an instrument used in dentistry),    deserve, Dr. Lewis is the official cosmetic dentist for the Houston         sedation if a deeper level of sedation is        Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry                      are often the perfect answer. They are
which was originally formed as a way to raise money for the GBAS       Rockets and the Aeros, and was selected as cosmetic dentist of the          required.                                        The practice name has recently changed                used to replace a single tooth or several
program through charity concerts. In addition to Dr. Lewis, its        Houston Astros in January, 2007. “I am honored to be selected                  Dr. Lewis and his staff use the latest        from Texas Center for Cosmetic                        teeth, eliminating the need for a bridge or
members include four nationally-known cosmetic dentists: Dr.           as official dentist of so many great organizations and professional         and most effective dental technologies,          Dentistry and Spa to Texas Center                     removable partial dentures, and can often
Bill Dorfman, the lead dentist for the popular television show         sports teams,” says Dr. Lewis. “It’s a great honor to help these            products and techniques, including               for Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.                   replace full dentures or secure them.
Extreme Makeover; Dr. Dennis Wells from Nashville, who is              amazing people achieve a winning smile. Public figures in the               advanced in-office whitening technologies        “Nothing about the spa or our spa                        “Almost any adult in good general
also Dolly Parton’s dentist; Dr. Dean Lodding, past president          limelight need a great smile. It’s definitely an asset. Some might          and low-radiation digital X-rays which           services has changed,” Dr. Lewis points               health is a candidate for implants,”
of the AACD who practices in Chicago; and the AACD past                even say it’s a necessity for them. I feel like it is a necessity for all   are enhanced with computer imaging               out. “Implant dentistry has become such               says Dr. Lewis. “If someone doesn’t
president and GBAS founder Dr. Wynn Okuda, who practices               of us. It’s truly unbelievable how it can build your confidence and         software to better detect tooth decay and        a major part of cosmetic and restorative              have enough bone structure to support
in Honolulu, Hawaii. The band has played such venues as The            change your life.”                                                          gum disease. Laser cavity detection can          dentistry, including implant-retained                 implants, if appropriate, we perform bone
House of Blues in Orlando and the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, as            Miss Texas 2005 Morgan Matlock, considers her smile to be an             pick up even the smallest of cavities. A         dentures, that it made sense to change                grafting working in conjunction with an
well as in Chicago and San Diego. They have helped raised over         asset. “A beautiful smile can say so much about you and gives you           tiny intra-oral camera is used to capture        our name to reflect the importance of                 anesthesiologist. Patients don’t need to be
$1 million for the GBAS foundation.                                    extra self confidence. I believe that my smile certainly helped me          images on a computer screen so patients          implant dentistry.”                                   referred elsewhere for placing the implant
                                                                       win the title of Miss Texas,” says Morgan.                                  can view images along with Dr. Lewis                Dedicated to providing comprehensive               or bone grafting. We do it all.”
Dazzling Smiles in the Winners Circle                                                                                                              to help them better understand their             cosmetic and restorative dentistry to his                In addition to Dr. Carrick, Dr. Lewis
Dr. Lewis has created beautiful, incredibly natural-looking smiles     Gentle Care, Spa Services and Cutting-Edge Technology Give Patients         condition and recommended treatment.             patients, Dr. Lewis has added a dental                has three other associates—Dr. Robert
for everyone from Olympic gold medalists like Laura Wilkinson,         Something Extra to Smile About                                                 Dr. Lewis points out that education           associate that is a recognized leader in              D’Alfonso for the practice of general
Dominique Moceanu, and Shannon Miller, to Emmy award                   Dr. Lewis is known not only for his artistic eye, skill and expertise       also plays a big role in his daily practice.     cosmetic and implant dentistry and is                 dentistry, Dr. Atabaksh for periodontal
winners, rock stars, high profile business executives, and more.       in cosmetic dentistry, but for providing the highest quality of             “We go to great lengths to educate               also accredited by the American Academy               (gum) procedures, and Dr. Holsey, an
  “Thanks for giving me something so priceless—my smile!               care possible to all of his patients with compassion. The skilled,          our patients, empowering them with               of Cosmetic Dentistry. “I was quite                   expert in Invisalign orthodontics.
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