While most people realize the importance of healthy teeth and gums and love a beautiful smile, many don’t realize that all practices are not created equal. Large corporate conglomerates disguised as small practices are becoming more common–their service and procedures are not the same as those of private practitioners. Dr. Melina Cozby, owner and operator of Forney Family Dentistry wants patients to understand the differences in order to avoid the discomfort and inconvenience of learning the hard way.


Let’s face it, if at all possible, we want the best product and service at the best price. Dr. Cozby understands the desire for “best” and has built a practice to exceed expectations. When comparing the dental experience between a private and corporate office, the differences are many, but Dr. Cozby has narrowed them down to three distinctions:


1)   Atmosphere

2)   Quality & Consistency of Care

3)   Customized Experience


She explains, “I opened this office and work here daily, so the atmosphere is important to me.” She and her team want patients to feel comfortable, welcomed, and assured they are in good hands with every procedure. In corporate practices, doctors are on one-year contracts, and many are just beginning their careers. Patients may never see the same hygienist or doctor. Dr. Cozby says, “How can patients be comfortable with the care they receive when no real relationship is ever formed?”


The team at Forney Family Dentistry was hand-picked by Dr. Cozby; they are dedicated and caring individuals who have worked together for years. She says, “We don’t just work together, we do life together. It feels less like staff and more like family.” They get to know the patients, not just as patients, but as people. Dr. Cozby recalls some of her patients she treated as children are soon to be High School Seniors and she loves that they’ve all grown up together. “At our practice, you’re not just a chart, you’re a person with a story—a story we want to be a part of.” It’s because of this investment that the dental care of every patient is always consistent—count on seeing familiar faces who know not only your dental care, but your story.


Unlike corporate dental practices, Dr. Cozby has complete autonomy which allows her to make the best decisions for her patients, without monetary or procedural considerations. “We don’t cut corners and aren’t limited by corporate restrictions; we strive for excellence in everything, always choosing the patient’s best interest over our own.” Patients are treated as individuals and given a customized experience and treatment plan that best suits their needs.


Forney Family Dentistry has an administrative team that cares about their patients and is dedicated to filing and re-filing insurance claims if necessary in order to see that every patient receives maximum benefits. They are in-network with most companies and also offer affordable financing plans. Dr. Cozby and her team welcome new patients and look forward to giving you exceptional, consistent, customized care in a friendly, welcoming, comfortable environment.

For more information or to make an

appointment call (972) 564-7575 or visit www.ForneyFamilyDentistry.Com