Denton, TX Dentist

Get to Know Dr. Ted Dunson

Denton Texas dentist Ted Dunson the second D D S and his family

For over 25 years, Dr. Dunson has been dedicated to helping his dentistry patients reach and exceed their dental goals, whether that involves maintaining long-term dental health or achieving incredible cosmetic improvements through custom smile makeovers. He always goes above and beyond to create relationships that last! If you’re interested in learning more about him, just keep reading below, or contact Southridge Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule a visit soon.

Doctor Dunson and his children

Why Did You Become a Dentist?

Dr. Dunson actually became interested in oral healthcare form a young age, as his uncle worked as a dentist. This gave him a lot of up-close-and-personal looks at the field and what the day-to-day reality of the work was like! It wasn’t until he graduated college that he decided he wanted to seriously pursue dentistry as a career himself – but past that point, he never looked back.

Outside view of dental school building

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in biology and minor in chemistry from Texas State University, Dr. Dunson pursued his dental doctorate at Baylor College of Dentistry. During his time there, he won the Award for Cosmetic Excellence! Since then, he has completed multiple preceptorships in orthodontics, implant dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. To this day, he continues to tirelessly study new developments related to smile makeovers and esthetic oral healthcare. In fact, he’s completed over a hundred cosmetic cases over the years, including dozens of full mouth rehabilitations and total smile makeovers. He’s currently a proud member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.

Collage of images of Doctor Dunson enjoying hobbies outside of the dental office

Outside Of The Dental Office, What Do You Like To Do?

Dr. Dunson is married to Carly, who used to be a dental assistant and now manages the marketing of their dental office. They have twin girls named Sydney and Presley. Before the birth of his girls, he severely broke his ankle playing sand volleyball, and doctors told him that he may never run or play sports again! But Dr. Dunson started swimming as part of his rehabilitation, which progressed to biking and then running. On a whim, he signed up for a triathlon with his best friend in 2010 – and he was hooked!

Today, Dr. Dunson is an avid triathlete, spending most of his free time outside of the dental office training and racing. He’s completed five full Ironman’s, including a World Championship, and has achieved All-American status in his age group over the last seven years. He hopes to compete for many more years to come! He’s also an avid fan of snow skiing in both backcountry and resort settings.