11 Dec MIRROR LAKE DENTISTRY High-Tech Dentistry with a Hometown Feel BY DEBORAH DOVE
“We take care of your family like they’re ours.”
Mirror Lake Dentistry, Implants, and Orthodontics’ Dr. Eric Francom attributes this approach to his practice’s phenomenal success. Because of this philosophy and service, the Mirror Lake family is
about to grow a little bit bigger. The family-owned dental practice—which currently has offices in Seagoville and Heartland—will open a third office in Forney in December and another location in Heath next year.
“Word of mouth accounts for more than 75 percent of our patients,” says Dr. Francom. Satisfied patients mean more patients, and as his Seagoville practice has continued to grow, Dr. Francom saw the need for additional locations. He and his team continue to provide the same high-tech service while keeping the heartfelt hometown feel they consider their number one priority.
“I’m always looking for ways to make the dental experience better for my patients, and that includes making going to the dentist as convenient as possible,” explains Dr. Francom. To that end, the thriving dental practice is expanding to serve other communities so residents don’t have to travel to go to the dentist.
“We live in an era where people are busy. They don’t want to wait or travel thirty minutes to go to the dentist. Rather than expect them to come to us, we want to come to the people in their neighborhood. We strive to be convenient for the soccer mom and the working-class hero.”
Additional locations mean decreased wait times and same day procedures. For example, a patient who comes in needing a crown can often have it done that day without having to return for subsequent appointments. The offices are also open for some evening and Saturday appointments.
To add to the convenience factor, Mirror Lake Dentistry, Implants, and Orthodontics is almost always a one-stop shop. “We do most all dental procedures here in office, and this reduces the time our patients have to take off of work or school for dentistry,” says Dr. Francom.
All four offices will provide state-of-the art facilities, technology, and the full spectrum of treatment options including cleanings, fillings, extractions (including wisdom teeth), whitening, sedation, implants, partial and full dentures, implant supported dentures, root canals, and orthodontics. Mirror Lake treats the entire family. Each room has flat-screen TVs on the ceiling with Roku and Netflix, noise-cancelling headphones, and sedation when requested to ensure the experience is as relaxing and—dare we say enjoyable—as possible. Even the waiting area, with its comfy couches, big screen TV, beverage bar, Wi-Fi (and in the Heartland office, a welcoming fireplace) feels more like your living room than a dental office.
Many patients think a dental office as nice as Mirror Lake Dentistry, Implants, and Orthodontics will be pricey, but that isn’t the case. They accept most dental insurance, and offer in-house dental plans to uninsured patients, providing significant savings on treatments.. “Our patients can have a great comfortable experience without paying more than they would at virtually any other office.”
Along with the hometown feel patients can expect from Mirror Lake, expertise and technology are also cornerstones of Dr. Francom’s practice. A graduate of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine in Glendale Arizona, Dr. Eric Francom practiced in a small rural California town near Yosemite National Park before moving to Forney in 2012 with his wife Shannon. “We fell in love with the area; we knew it was for us,” Dr. Francom says.
Although he enjoys everything about dentistry, Dr. Francom is particularly passionate about dental implants, and was recently asked by one of the leading implant manufacturers to teach implant technique to other dentists. Committed to always providing the best for his patients, he also accrues three to four times the required amount of continuing education in order to stay up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques.
Patients can rest assured all of the offices will offer the latest and best equipment, from CT scans and customized athletic guards in school colors with the player’s number, to digital impressions, eliminating the need for goopy, gag-inducing trays.
Thanks to technology such as CEREC (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing), Dr. Francom and his partners can construct, produce, and insert individual ceramic restoration in a single appointment, eliminating the need for multiple day appointments and additional time off work. In fact, in most cases, a crown can be completed from start to finish in about ninety minutes. Additional high-end equipment includes lasers that can painlessly treat gum and periodontal disease and intraoral cameras that go inside the mouth to take pictures that can immediately be put on a big screen so the patient can see exactly what treatment is needed and why.
Dr. Francom is adamant in reassuring his patients that as the practice grows, they can expect the same high standards of a private dental practice with technology and convenience. Mirror Lake Dentistry is not some corporate monster run by a businessman. It is first and foremost a family-owned dental practice, where patients can have the best of both worlds—high tech, professional dental service at a nice place near home for the same or less than most other dental offices.
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2049 Sunnybrook Dr
Heartland, TX 75126