"I have always appreciated the smiles of children. I became a pediatric dentist because I wanted to provide children of all ages with happy, healthy smiles that could make a positive difference in their lives. After many decades of practice, I'm still as passionate about providing exceptional care that makes every patient feel comfortable and special. I talk to children on their level and do everything I can to help them enjoy dental visits. In addition, I educate them on the importance of proper brushing and flossing so they can take an active role in their dental health."
"As dentistry improves in both technique and technology, it is important to me that I stay current with what is new. Today's advances allow for efficient, comfortable and effective treatment, which helps make our young patients less anxious or fearful of dental care."
Dr. J. Thomas Hedrick attended Oklahoma University and earned his D.D.S., M.S.D. and certificate of Pediatric Dentistry from Baylor College of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Dallas County Dental Society. He is also a member of the American and Texas Academies of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hedrick has been named by D Magazine as one of the Best Pediatric Dentists in Dallas and also as one of the "Texas Super Dentists" by Texas Monthly Magazine.
He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Georgia, since college. They have two sons and six grandchildren. Dr. Hedrick is an avid jogger and loves to spend time traveling with his wife.