I knew from the 8th grade that I loved the way dentistry combined artistry and science. Even as a child, this concept fascinated me. I made model airplanes and cars as a kid, and I loved building things with my hands.
I graduated from Texas A&M with honors with a bachelor of science in Biomedical Sciences. During my senior year in Aggieland, I met my future bride, Megan. We were both in the process of applying to Baylor College of Dentistry, she for her dental hygiene degree and I for my Doctor of Dental Surgery, or DDS. Thrilled that we were both accepted by the school, we were married Christmas break my first year.
During dental school, I was active in Christian Medical and Dental Associations (CMDA), helping lead mission trips down to Matamoros, Mexico, and providing life changing dental care to those in need. Megan and I welcomed the first addition to our family, our daughter Landry, during this time as well.
After completing dental school, I was accepted into a general practice residency program through the VA in Seattle, WA. I gained specialized experience in a range of dental surgical techniques, including implant restorations, porcelain esthetics and treatment of those with compromised health using various sedation techniques. The program proved to be one of the best experiences of my life, giving me a more well-rounded comprehensive dentistry approach to each patient.
Upon completing my residency, my wife and I returned to Dallas to start my general dentistry practice. We welcomed our son, Jude, shortly after our arrival. We’ve since become very involved in the community. We love it here! My family enjoys biking White Rock, camping, spending time with friends, grilling out, and staying active through our local church.
Now we’re excitedly launching our beautiful new, patient-focused office in the heart of our neighborhood. This new center will allow us to provide an even higher level of dental care and VIP patient experience, as well as support our community through a number of charitable partnerships.
I invite you to come see us!
Jay Leftwich, DDS