The Future Of Dentistry

A True Family Practice That’s Ahead of the Curve

In a time when healthcare and wellness are becoming increasingly crucial, it is essential to consider care that goes beyond antiquated practices and looks to the future of medicine. Perhaps no one is more ahead of the curve in that department than Dr. Matt Artho and his team at Country Lakes Family Dental.

As a true family practice that sees patients as young as 9 months old to 90 years young, Country Lakes Family Dental has maintained its reputation as one of the most elite family dental practices in the area.

“The future of dentistry is upon us,” Dr. Matt said. “It is up to us as a profession to determine what the face of dental care will be while also exceeding the expectations of our patients.”

As owner and general dentist, Dr. Matt, as he is affectionately known to his patients, strives to utilize the industry’s advancements to provide a comfortable dental experience with meticulous accuracy and a high standard of care. Considering his background, this is no surprise.

Dr. Matt’s profile boasts a wealth of experience. As a former electrical engineer, Dr. Matt credits his technical comprehension to his past education. However, as Dr. Matt explains, his desire to fulfill his vocation on a more personal level led him into the dental field. Graduating from Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Dr. Matt furthered his education in an Advanced Education for General Dentistry (AEGD) residency. He also served in the Texas Army National Guard, achieving the rank of Major. He served in a combat unit and medical command company, receiving training in combat casualty care, among other medical training. He also completed his exam and was accepted as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry this July. This is a feat that only two percent of dentists nationwide achieve.

He is also a long-standing member of the ADA, TDA, the International Association of Orthodontics, and the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics.

Through this experience, Dr. Matt has continued to advance his office with furnishings that make the office both safe and comfortable, including water filtration systems, state-of-the-art dental chairs with individual TVs, and digital radiographs.

“It’s fantastic how technology allows patients to enjoy comfortable appointments, but it’s also important that dentists utilize the technology that is available to also improve the actual dental care and enhance the outcome of the entire experience,” he said.

Safety efforts have been implemented to help in the preventative efforts of COVID-19, including UV sterilization and air filtration in every treatment room, aerosol evacuation during cleanings, and increased sterilization and PPE protocols.

Dr. Matt’s extensive education allows him to truly be a one-stop practice as he is proficient in multiple areas, including cosmetic dentistry, pediatrics, implant dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, and geriatric dentistry. With all-digital impressions and 3D printing, patients enjoy the avoidance of uncomfortable “goopy” impressions, allowing for more accurate, digitally pre-planned treatment of traditional and Invisalign orthodontic care as well as TMJ and sleep appliances.

His prosthetic scanners and milling equipment also allow for precisely fitting same-day crowns without temporaries or lab wait times and, with the assistance of 3D digital x-rays, also allow for the fabrication of implant surgical guides for meticulously placed dental implants.

With minimally invasive laser therapy, he can complete filling restorative treatments on children, and in certain adult situations, without anesthesia.
He can also complete lip and tongue-ties, clean implants, perform biopsies, handle mouth lesions, whiten teeth, and provide other amazing care.

And speaking of enhancing the patient’s experience and care, Dr. Matt recently brought on a dental associate in Dr. Lauren Smits in May. Dr. Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree Notre Dame and graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2013.

Dr. Lauren and her husband, Bryan, have been married 10 years and have three young children. She is so excited to continue providing comprehensive dental care to the families of Country Lakes Family Dental.

The team at Country Lakes puts patients at their highest priority, focusing on treating every patient with the utmost kindness and professionalism. They’ve been named the Best of Denton County Family Dentist for eight years in a row!

“Each patient is a member of a family,” said Dr. Matt, a devoted husband and father of nine children. “It is important to us that we treat each individual as we would treat our own family members.”

Dr. Matt makes very clear the importance of using his vocation and practice as a beacon of community involvement. A believer in education, Dr. Matt consistently sponsors multiple ISDs and school activities and currently sits as a VP board member for the Argyle Education Foundation. Having a place in his heart for the ill-treated and abused, he and his wife recently received The Hero Award from the local non-profit Ranch Hands Rescue.

Dr. Matt and the team at Country Lakes Family Dental are heading in the right direction. And so will you with one visit to their office.

940.455.7645 | CountryLakesDental.com | 74 McMakin Rd., Ste. 200 • Bartonville, TX 76226