Ringing in the New Year with a Giving Heart

Dentistry is what the team at Country Lakes Family Dental does best. Possessing both the knowledge and compassion to treat the entire family, this dental office is well-known for its versatility and welcoming atmosphere. Those who know them best know they are consistent giving members of their communities. They not only make themselves available to their patients in times of need but are distinguished among local organizations as dependable and bighearted contributors. To ring in the new year, we recognize the many accomplishments Country Lakes Family Dental has made possible to our community through their charitable giving.

Led by Dr. Matt Artho and Dr. Lauren Smits, Country Lakes has served Lantana and surrounding communities since 2012. They have a patient-first attitude where children look forward to going to the dentist, and adults feel confident that comfort and convenience are top priorities.

Earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in 2011, Dr. Matt extended his stay to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency where he acquired advanced training in cosmetic and surgical procedures. Dr. Matt has also received additional training in orthodontics for both adults and children with traditional brackets and Invisalign treatment. His consistency in education earned him a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2020.

Dr. Lauren is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She received her dental degree from the Indiana University of Dental School. In addition to her heart of gold, Dr. Lauren’s experience with digital impression and digital crown fabrication services is out of this world. They also do 3D imaging and laser dental treatment that replaces the common drill and doesn’t require an anesthetic.
Considering how they care for their patients, the advancements Country Lakes Dental possesses nowadays are top-of-the-line. They are perfect for cosmetic dentistry, pediatrics, implant dentistry, endodontics, orthodontics, and geriatric dentistry. With all-digital impressions and 3D printing, patients can avoid uncomfortable “goopy” impressions, allowing for more accurate, digitally pre-planned treatment of both traditional and Invisalign orthodontic care as well as TMJ and sleep appliances. Their prosthetic scanners and milling equipment also allow for precisely fitting same-day crowns without temporaries or lab wait times.
When it comes to being an active contributor to the community, Dr. Matt has always envisioned the practice to be a haven for the local neighborhoods, schools, and organizations.

“We are focused on our patients. But our patients have lives outside of our office, and we want to support them,” Dr. Matt said. “I take being rooted in our community seriously, and it’s not just me. We are all called to
be charitable.”

Their support list includes Mission Moms, Ranch Hands Rescue, Grace Like Rain, and the Lantana Ladies League. These organizations and many more allow Dr. Matt, Dr. Lauren, and their staff to touch so many lives. Dr. Matt and his wife, Leigh Ann, are continuously recognized for their selfless work, and the practice itself has been recognized as a Best of Denton County winner for the last nine years in a row.

The team not only finds new ways to give back to their community but to their patients, too. Though they have always been known to offer benefits to military members, seniors, and clergy, they are especially proud of their VIP plan for loyal patients. The plan itself is a program to benefit patients who struggle with the cumbersome experiences of insurance. With so many patients moving away from insurance and insurance companies determining providers, their VIP plan allows patients with any insurance plan or no plan at all to continue to receive care at an affordable cost. Unlike insurance, patients do not need to worry about denied or dictated treatment and there is no maximum to the benefits. Of course, the VIP plan includes all the services expected including routine and preventative care, and best of all, all x-rays are always free.

An office of profound knowledge, technology, comfort, and giving, Country Lakes Family Dental is so much more than your standard dental office. Clearly, Dr. Matt and the team at Country Lakes Family Dental are headed in the right direction.

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