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Our Team

Our dental and orthodontic team is a dynamic group of people, each with a unique character, outstanding commitment to quality, and incredible ability to serve you. We are professional, respectful, and outgoing, and each of us looks forward to making your family's dental experience as positive and rewarding as possible.

J Thomas Hedrick DDS MSD - Dallas Dentist for Children

J. Thomas Hedrick, DDS, MSD
Pediatric Dentistry

"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.

  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Academy 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.

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Aleco E Tujios DDS MS - Dallas Dentist for Kids

Aleco E. Tujios, DDS, MS
Pediatric Dentistry

"Oral health means more than just having a healthy looking smile. Oral health is deeply integral to a person's general health and begins with the education and oral hygiene habits that are established at an early age. It is important for all families to have a 'dental home', a place where dental professionals can interact with children and parents alike, to identify and reinforce the aspects of proper oral health through appropriate and routine preventative care. I became a pediatric dentist to provide this level of care to our families while at the same time maintaining a comfortable and entertaining environment that makes it fun for our patients to keep coming back to see us."

"Pediatric dentistry has changed considerably in the last 20 years, so staying on the cutting edge of current techniques and developments in my field allows me to provide state of the art, esthetic and functional care to our patients, making each visit as easy and comfortable as possible."

Dr. Aleco Tujios is a board certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

He attended Washington University in Saint Louis, graduating with honors. He earned his Doctorate and his Master's degree from the University of Michigan and is the recipient of both the Samuel Harris Award for Excellence in Pediatric Dentistry and the University of Michigan Alumni Award for Outstanding Academic and Clinical Achievements.

He was also formerly an adjunct clinical assistant professor and lecturer of pediatric dentistry at the University of Michigan. He has served on staff at several children's hospitals including the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Mott Children's Health Center in Flint, Michigan, and currently Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Greater Dallas Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society

Dr. Tujios is married to his college sweetheart, Shannan. She is a transplant hepatologist, currently practicing liver medicine, at UT Southwestern Medical Center here in Dallas. Together they have two sons and live here in the Dallas area. Dr. Tujios enjoys golf, basketball, traveling and is an avid sports fan.

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Jeffrey G Johnson DDS MS - Dallas Orthodontist for Adults & Children

Jeffrey G. Johnson, DDS, MS
Orthodontics

Dr. Jeff Johnson considers his patients an extension of his family. He considers orthodontics as one of the great ways to make a difference for people through improvement of self-image and consequently self-esteem.

Dr. Johnson attended the University of Iowa attaining a degree in Biomedical Engineering while being named to the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society and Alpha Eta Mu Beta National Biomedical Engineering Society.

He then received his D.D.S. degree in dentistry at the University of Iowa and was named to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

Dr. Johnson completed his formal education at Baylor College of Dentistry earning a Certificate in Orthodontics and a M.S. in Oral Biology.

Dr. Johnson maintains his skills and knowledge through numerous hours of continued education and working with orthodontic industrial leaders in product development.

He has consistantly served as a beta test site and served on the Clinical Advisory Board for Orametrix which developed the Sure Smile system. He also has lectured, conducted webinars, and consults online with fellow orthodontists regarding the implementation and use of Suresmile.

Dr. Johnson has held leadership roles within the profession and community. He has served or currently is serving as President of the Baylor Orthodontic Alumni Association, AAO Council on Orthodontic Practice, and on the Campus Leadership and District Leadership Councils for HPISD.

  • American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
  • Texas Association of Orthodontists
  • World Federation of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Dallas County Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Regent
  • Baylor Orthodontic Alumni Association Past President
  • University of Iowa Alumni Association
  • Dallas Study Club Charter Member
  • Texas Dentists for Healthy Smiles Donated Dental Services Program 2003 to present
  • AAO Council on Orthodontics, Chairman
  • HPISD Campus Leadership Council
  • HPISD District Leadership Council
  • Albert P. Westphal Award for Outstanding Table Clinic at Southwest Society of Orthodontists Annual Meeting 1996
  • Cliff Wood Memorial Award for Outstanding Young Baylor Orthodontist 2000
  • Texas Super Dentist, Texas Monthly 2005 to present
  • Ultradent Esthetic Elite 2005
  • Orametrix Superior Performance 2004 to present
  • Consumer's Research Council of America's Top Dentist 2008 to present
  • Who's Who in Executive and Professionals
  • Co-editor of Orthodontics for the Next Millennium - a text dedicated to presenting classic orthodontic principles combined with very progressive thinking and techniques 1997
  • Author of A Three-Dimensional Analytical Model to Study the Mechanical Reactions of the Human Mandibular
  • Condyle to Normal and Abnormal Loading Using the Finite Element Model - a text applying engineering methods and principles to mathematically study the TMJ 1998

Dr. Jeff Johnson is blessed with a wonderful wife (his high school sweetheart), Amy, and two adorable and energetic children, Maddie (2002) and Dylan (2005). While orthodontics dominates his time and is one of his passions, spending time with his family is of utmost importance. He also enjoys coaching Maddie and Dylan's YMCA sports teams, playing golf, tennis, and traveling.

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Our Wonderful Team

Our entire staff is highly trained and dedicated to provide a superior level of pediatric dental care, with many of our staff members having been with this practice for over 25 years. Our hygienists have all graduated from accredited schools of Dental Hygiene and our assistants have all earned certification as Registered Dental Assistants, an educationally based, licensed credential through the Texas State Board of Examiners. Our team regularly participates in continuing education in order to stay current with the latest treatments and to provide you and your family with a comprehensive dental experience.


Amanda
Registered Dental Hygienist

Anita
Registered Dental Hygienist

Audia
Registered Dental Hygienist

Brandy
Registered Dental Assistant
Orthodontics
       

Cheryl
Scheduling and Finance
Coordinator

Daniela
Patient Concierge

Elizabeth
Registered Dental Assistant
Pediatric Dentristry

Jana
New Patient Care Coordinator
       

Janet
Registered Dental Assistant
Operative Pediatric Dentistry

Judy
Registered Dental Assistant
Orthodontics

Keri
Patient Care Coordinator

Leigh Anne
Registered Dental Assistant
Pediatric Dentistry
       

Leslie
Registered Dental Assistant
Orthodontic Treatment
Coordinator

Liz
Registered Dental Hygienist

Lucy
Registered Dental Assistant
Operative Pediatric Dentistry

Marisela
Registered Dental Assistant
Operative Pediatric Dentistry
       

Melissa
Registered Dental Assistant
Orthodontics

Mitch
Certified Dental Lab Technician

Pam
Office Manager

Stephanie
Marketing Coordinator
       

Traci
Registered Dental Assistant
Pediatric Dentistry

Veronica
Registered Dental Assistant
Orthodontics

Vianei
Sterilization Technician