Meet Dr. Hilliard
I love my life in dentistry because it allows me to help others. I get great satisfaction in the challenge of the field and have a passion to help those who are fearful of the dentist to become comfortable in our office. One of my favorite parts of the job is meeting a new patient and by providing such a high-quality service that they become a kind of missionary for excellent dental health. I am commited to providing extraordinary personalized care.
Education and Experience
I have always had an interested in the sciences and realized that I could use this to serve others in the field of healthcare. I gradutated from Texas Tech University with my undergraduate degree in chemistry and continued receive my Doctor of Dental Surgery diploma from the Dental School at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.
I have continued to broaden my knowledge and sharpen my skills through postgraduate courses. I have taken part in numerous continuing education courses, focusing on those that would help me improve the care I provide through functional and aesthetic dentistry, as well as those concentrated on treating jaw problems, facial pain, and headaches in relation to your oral health. In 1990, I received my Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry.
With the numerous technological developments and new skills to be mastered, I have found it worthwile to take up involvement with numerous professional organizations. I am constantly seeking new information through lectures, reading, and study. It is great when I can apply new developments and findings to improve patient treatments.
I am an advocate for long-term health in our patients. Improved dental care and patient education are key to this. I'm not into lecturing you with any "you must" instructions, but rather I believe in explaining what is important and why. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing a patient's expression brighten up as he or she smiles and sees beautiful teeth in any mirror. My warning to all who pass through my doors is to be careful driving home. You don't want to get in a wreck because you take your eyes off your amazing smile in the car mirror.
Through my career dentistry has evolved from treating individual teeth to treating the whole person. Many systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, some forms of cancer, and numerous other conditions have possible links to dental health. My goal is to help you attain the healthy life you desire.
Outside the Office
A native Houstonian, I have spent my entire life here except for the four years I spent at Texas Tech. My family moved here in 1960 when much of the Westbury area was under construction. My wife and I are lucky to have fallen for each other while in Junior High School. Though married since 1973, we still celebrate our "Going Steady" anniversary too. We are proud of our only son, now an adult, and are active in many church activities. I have also served as a board of the Central Texas Leadership Training for Christ for many years.