Meet Our VIPS Doctors

Texas Doctors

David Burden, DDS | Austin, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. David Burden graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in 2001, where he received a B.S. in Genetics.

Additionally, Dr. Burden also completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency at UTHSCSA, where he received training in Intravenous Conscious Sedation, complicated oral surgery procedures, and implant dentistry procedures.

Dr. Burden is a member of the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the local District Dental Society.

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Henry Chu, DDS, PA | San Antonio, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Chu grew up in Houston, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Houston Baptist University.  He graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in San Antonio, the nation’s top ranked dental school.  He then continued his training with an additional two-year general practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center and University Hospital.  During his residency, Dr. Chu received advanced training in oral surgical procedures, hospital dentistry, and sedation procedures.  In addition to his private practice, Dr. Chu is an adjunct professor at the Dental School in San Antonio.

Dedicated to providing the best care for his patients, Dr. Chu has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education.  His unique skills enable him to provide safe and compassionate surgical treatment with predictable surgical techniques in a variety of settings.  His innovative practice allows him to share his skills with other dentists and their patients in their home offices or in the hospital, if necessary.

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Mark A. De Simone, DDS | Dallas, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

After attending the Greenhill preparatory school in Addison, Texas, Dr. De Simone relocated to southern California to attend college.  In 2004, he began his dental school training at Louisiana State University, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008.  After graduation, he returned to Texas and entered into general practice where he discovered that his passion in dentistry was in oral surgery and sedation services.  He then decided to focus his career on providing these in-house surgery services for other practitioners.

In addition to his many distinguishing memberships, Dr. De Simone sits on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry and is a Fellow in the American Dental Implant Association.  Dr. De Simone loves what he does and enjoys being the type of dentist his patients can trust, depend upon, and turn to for their difficult dental problems.  His philosophy is simple: "We treat your family like you are family."

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Jake H. Duong, DMD | Austin, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Jake Duong earned both his bachelor’s degree (1996) and his dental degree (2000) from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.  While there, he also completed a one-year residency, receiving training in soft tissue management and implant placement.  Over time, Dr. Jake discovered his passion lies in wisdom teeth extraction, and he is happy providing Austin area in-house surgical services for his fellow colleagues and their patients.

Dr. Jake is committed to life-long learning and to ongoing professional development through continuing education. He has received his certification in oral and IV sedation and has also received implant certification from the University of Miami School of Medicine’s Implant Dentistry Continuum. He also maintains current memberships in many prestigious dental organizations.

In his spare time, Dr. Jake enjoys working out, running, playing tennis, and spending time with his family.  He also enjoys listening and singing to music from the ‘80s.

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R.T. “Cade” Foust IV, DDS, PLLC | Houston, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Foust graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelors of Science in the Biomedical Science program through the College of Veterinary Medicine of Texas A&M University, College Station in 2004.  In 2005, he began his dental school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and graduated in 2009.  In that same year, Dr. Foust began his residency training in Laredo and completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) in 2010.

Through his training as an AEGD resident, Dr. Foust performed numerous I.V. sedations and complicated surgeries for both healthy and medically-compromised patients.  During his residency, Dr. Foust discovered that his passion in dentistry was to provide I.V. sedation and oral surgery services to his patients, so he then decided to focus his career as a general dentist on providing these services for other practitioners.  Dr. Foust is also trained and certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

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Jon C. Greene, DDS | San Antonio, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Greene completed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Economics and a minor in chemistry.  He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Additionally, Dr. Greene completed a 13-month advanced education in general dentistry residency through The University of Texas Health Science Center, where he gained training in oral surgery and implant procedures and in oral and intravenous sedation procedures.

Dr. Greene is passionate about sedation dentistry and about providing patients with safe, relaxing, and convenient dental care.  He is a member of numerous dental organizations.

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Jennifer D. Hedrick, DDS | Dallas, TX

General Dentist Providing Endodontic Services

Born and raised in Dallas, Dr. Jennifer Hedrick knew at a very young age that dentistry was the perfect fit for her. She graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in biology and completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the prestigious Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.

Dr. Hedrick has a passion for learning and keeps up with the latest technologies to better serve her patients and the dental community. She loves the one-on-one interaction with her patients, helping them to gain and maintain successful dental health. She has a strong interest in using her skills to help patients diminish pain through the technology of root canals.

Dr. Hedrick is the mother of a beautiful daughter, a member of her local church, and enjoys living an active, healthy lifestyle that includes yoga, dance, cooking, and traveling.

Bryan T. Moore, DDS | Dallas, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Bryan T. Moore, D.D.S., completed his dental training from the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX in 2002.  Subsequently, he completed a one year General Practice Residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.  Dr. Moore has maintained the position of Chief of Dentistry at Medical City Hospital in Dallas from 2005 to 2013.  In addition, Dr. Moore also frequently lectures about oral surgery and about in-office medical emergencies in the general dental practice.

Dr. Moore has a strong passion for organized dentistry and is past President of the Dallas Chapter of the Academy of General Dentistry.  He was honored to be nominated as the 2009 New Dentist of the Year by the Texas Academy of General Dentistry.  Dr. Moore is the co-founder of In House Surgical Services and Seminars for Success.

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Nauman Quamar, BDS, MS | Dallas, TX

Specialist in Periodontics and Implantology

After receiving his bachelor of science degree in dental surgery from Hamdard University in 2005, Dr. Quamar moved to Dallas where he resided for many years before relocating to the East Coast. In 2009, he completed his advanced post-doctoral training in periodontology at New York University, after which he moved to Philadelphia, completing his master’s degree in oral biology, periodontology, and oral implantology at Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry in 2012.

Dr. Quamar is excited to be back in the Dallas area. He has a true passion for periodontics and believes in autographing all of his work with excellence. What he loves most about being a periodontist is the day-to-day patient interaction, allowing him to provide each patient with optimal oral care.

In his spare time, Dr. Quamar enjoys spending time with his toddler son, traveling, and playing pool.

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David L. Roberts, DDS | Dallas, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Roberts received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree from the University of Illinois Dental School.  He then spent two years in a dental residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  During this residency, he received training in dental and implant surgery, as well as sedation procedures.

Dr. Roberts has been practicing dentistry in Dallas since 1987.  He was awarded the “Young Dentist of the Year” in 1990 for Dallas County.  He is a Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentistry (F.A.A.H.D.).  Dr. Roberts served on the Dallas County Dental Society Board of Directors from 1992-1996 and served as President of the NTDS in 2005-2006.

He is currently serving as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and lectures in the area of general dental surgery, as well as in the area of prevention of and preparation for medical emergencies in the dental office.

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Jeromy L. Thornton, DDS | Woodlands, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Jeromy L. Thornton was born in Beaumont, Texas and lived in the small town of Silsbee, Texas until his graduation from high school.  He discovered his passion for dentistry at a very young age.  After graduating from Lamar University with a bachelor of science degree in biology, he then attended Baylor College of Dentistry where he received his doctor of dental surgery degree.

Throughout dental school, Dr. Thornton devoted the majority of his time to dental laboratory work, challenging himself to enhance his hand skills.  He owned and practiced in multiple dental offices in the DFW area, focusing on dental surgery and on urgent care for those in need.  He has also received his implant certification from the Zimmer Implant Institute.

Dr. Thornton is married and has two young boys.  He enjoys spending his free time with family and keeping fit.

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K. Scott Williams, DDS | Allen, TX

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Originally from Commerce, Texas, Dr. Williams completed his undergraduate work at Texas A&M University before receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch – Houston. Combining his extensive education with his many years of dental practice experience, Dr. Williams performs in-house oral surgery services for patients in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex areas.  Through his conservative approach to treatment, Dr. Williams values the opportunity to provide patients with anxiety-free extractions in the gentle and caring atmosphere of their home dentist.

In addition to his many professional memberships, Dr. Williams is a past president of the 4th District Dental Society and a two-time recipient of the “Young Dentist of the Year” award from the North Texas Dental Society.  Dr. Williams is actively involved in his Allen community.  He is married to his high-school sweetheart, and they have four children.

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Oregon Doctors

Paul Brannen, DMD | Portland, Oregon

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Brannen was born and raised in Gladstone, Oregon.  He graduated with his bachelor of science degree from Oregon State University in 2003 and completed his dental education in 2009 at Oregon Health and Science University. Immediately after completing dental school, he and his wife moved to the rural town of Bethel, Alaska. With only 5,000 residents, Bethel is located approximately 400 miles from Anchorage and is only accessible by plane. For three months out of the year, Dr. Brannen, his assistants, and their portable dental equipment were flown to even more remote villages, some as small as only 50 residents, to provide more accessible dental care. Because of very limited access to basic care and even less access to specialists, Dr. Brannen quickly expanded his skills to serve the ever-growing needs of the Yupik Eskimos on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. This experience provided him a unique perspective on the importance of delivering safe, comfortable care in an environment that is convenient for patients.  Dr. Brannen is dedicated to his continuing education and is actively involved in many professional dental organizations.  When not caring for patients, Dr. Brannen enjoys spending time with his wife and their two daughters, enjoying the many outdoor activities the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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Richard McKinney, DMD | Portland, Oregon

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Richard A. McKinney is a general dentist and has been a resident of the Pacific Northwest for 14 years. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Portland State University before earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. Dr. McKinney then went on to complete a general practice residency at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, VA. It was during this time that he developed a passion and skill for oral surgery and IV sedation. In addition to his military training and service, Dr. McKinney has completed extensive training in implant dentistry through the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry Maxicourse. He also maintains active memberships in numerous professional dental organizations. Dr. McKinney greatly values the opportunity to provide his patients with safe, comfortable care in the convenience of their home.

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Arizona Doctors

Justin Rider, DDS | Tucson, AZ

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Justin L. Rider obtained his bachelor of science degree at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale before receiving his dental degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.  Prior to entering private practice, he served an advanced education in general dentistry residency at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas and was also assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson for three years.  In 2010, after completing an additional year of clinical and continuing education, Dr. Rider was recognized by the Air Force Specialty Code as an Advanced Clinical Dentist.

Dr. Rider’s postgraduate education provided him additional training in the areas of IV sedation, oral surgery, wisdom tooth extractions, dental implants, and orthodontics.  This training allows him to provide his patients with more comprehensive treatment options in the comfort of their own dental office.

In his spare time, Dr. Rider is a volunteer dog walker at the Southern Arizona Humane Society, and he further serves the community by providing dental care at HopeFest.  He also enjoys anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, swimming, and photography.  Dr. Rider and his wife, Crystal, have a young son named Wyatt.

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Heath Snell, DDS | Phoenix, AZ

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

Dr. Heath Snell completed his undergraduate studies, graduating Summa Cum Laude, from Arizona State University.  He then went on to pursue his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry.  While in dental school, Dr. Snell received several honors and awards and was nominated in to the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honors society.

Following dental school, Dr. Snell completed a one-year course of study in Advanced Education in General Dentistry where he gained the needed training to perform such complex dental procedures as placement of dental implants and extraction of wisdom teeth. Because of this extra training, he is also certified to perform “sleep dentistry” using either oral or IV sedation.

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Connecticut Doctors

Jonathan Mason, DMD | Hartford, CT

General Dentist Providing Oral Surgery Services

A native of West Hartford, Connecticut, Dr. Jonathan Mason graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine in 2006.  He completed his undergraduate studies at Hamilton College in 2002, where he received a B.A. in Economics.

Additionally, Dr. Mason completed a one-year general practice residency at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he received training in complicated oral surgery and implant dentistry procedures.  Dr. Mason also completed a mini-residency in Intravenous Conscious Sedation at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.  He has been practicing General Dentistry and providing Oral Surgery services in Bloomfield, Connecticut since 2007.

Dr. Mason is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association, and the Hartford Dental Society.  He is a clinical instructor and mentor at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.

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