Making smiles in Paris, TX wider and brighter since 2016
Welcome to Dr. Williams' office, conveniently located on FM 195, across from Homer Quick Stop, a quarter mile from the loop. Here, our team takes pride in providing comprehensive care with unparalleled integrity. Together with our patients, we provide the very best dentistry has to offer in all aspects. Our patients receive customized comprehensive care in a warm, inviting atmosphere that is rewarding to the team and the patient. As a result, we have patients who are loyal, satisfied, informed, and confident that their best interests are being attended to at all times.
Ross M. Williams, DDS
Dr. Williams is a native of Paris, TX. He graduated from Paris ISD. He then went on to further his pursuit of dentistry at Texas Tech University, graduating with a BS in Biochemistry. Dr. Williams earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
After working for a year in Idabel, OK, he moved back home to Paris and purchased the practice of Dr. Robert Mosely, and joined Smartmouth Family Dental, a group of dentists who currently serve communities in Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. In July 2017, Dr. Williams built a new dental office adjoined to his father's current medical practice, and moved his dental practice to FM 195. At this time, he moved forward and transitioned to a solo-dental practice operating under his own name.
Dr. Williams and his wife, Shelby, have been blessed with two children, Ethan (2 yrs old) and Maddie (1 month old). Originally from The Woodlands, Texas, Shelby met Dr. Williams while attending Texas Tech University.
The Williams family takes an active role in the community. They are members of the First United Methodist Church, and the Chamber of Commerce. He is also the sitting dentist on the Lamar County Board of Health.
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Ross Williams is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys woodworking, hiking with the family dog, bird hunting, and riding his motorcycle and bicycle. He is also a life-long Dallas Stars fan, thanks to his father, Dr. Fred Williams.
Tara Hastings - Dental Assistant
Tara grew up in Clarksville, TX, and has spent her adult years traveling to Canada and living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming before settling back in her home town. She has 24 years of experience as a dental assistant. She has worked for a children's dentist and with special needs patients. Tara has also spent several years as a temporomandibular joint dysfunction assistant.
She enjoys spending time with her godson Coy, who she spoils entirely too much!
Amanda Bratton - Dental Hygienist
Amanda has been a hygienist for over five years, graduating from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Amanda and her husband, Derek, have a 2 year old son, Ryker and are expecting their second son, Jasper, in August 2017. Amanda has been at this practice for the past four years, giving her a chance to get to know her patients and keep up with them over the years.
Jennifer Bethea - Office Manager
Jennifer has been in the dental field as an office manager for over 16 years, giving her the experience she needs to be able to help you with nearly any question you may have. She will be the one you speak with when you call our office.
In her personal life, Jennifer loves traveling, being outdoors (especially at the lake!), and spending time with her family. She has been married to her husband Bryan for nearly 30 years. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren with another on the way! They are all huge Pittsburg Steelers fans!
Blakely Moore - Dental Assistant
CEREC has changed the way we do dentistry. CEREC is a CAD/CAM milling unit that allows us to make crowns, large fillings, veneers, and bridges in one visit. Gone are the days of wearing temporaries and taking goopy impressions!
All of our x-rays are digital. For the patient, this means faster treatment, and drastically less radiation exposure than traditional film.
Our panoramic x-ray machine can also take bitewings. So for low cavity risk patients, these can be a much more comfortable option than putting the sensor in your mouth. This is especially helpful for people with a high gag reflex, or who have tori (those bony bumps that can form on the inside of your jaw).
We have TVs in every room, so that the doctor can go over your x-rays with you, and you can see what he sees. This can greatly help our patients to understand what issues they may be having, and what their options are.
What good is an exam and treatment plan if you don't understand your dental conditions? Photography can bridge the gap between what the dentist sees, and your understanding of the situation.
With a clear picture of your unique dental condition, you can make informed decisions about treatment.
High quality photos can also help get insurance companies to pay to treat conditions that aren't easily visible on x-rays, such as cracked teeth.
For many patients, the noise that a traditional air-driven dental handpiece is the worst part of dental treatment. Not the case at our office! We use whisper quiet electric handpieces, resulting in a significant noise reduction.
Electric handpieces maintain a more constant speed than air driven ones as well, allowing Dr. Williams to do steadier, more precise work.
Lasers have several uses in the dental office, including treatment of apthous ulcers, sculpting the gums, and removal of soft tissue that interferes with dental work.
Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is used to help you relax during your dental treatment or cleaning. It gives you a warm, relaxed, tingly sensation. It is quickly reversible though, removing itself from your system in just 2-3 minutes. This means that you can easily drive yourself home after treatment.
Nitrous oxide is a flat fee of $50, rarely covered by insurance. It can be used for nearly any procedure, on nearly any patient without COPD (or other breathing problems). It is recommended for children.