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The Woodlands, Texas Dentist
Larry Burgess D.D.S.

The Woodlands, Texas Dentist – Larry Burgess D.D.S. has provided comprehensive, cosmetic and family dentistry in The Woodlands, Montgomery County, and surrounding area for more than 21 years and welcomes you to Smiles by Burgess. “We are committed as a team to provide you and your family exceptional dental care and service.” This commitment to dental care has made Dr. Burgess an outstanding doctor and member of The Woodlands community.

Dr. Burgess has completed over 700 hours of continuing education with emphasis in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Studied personally with the masters of dentistry including, Gordon Christensen, Peter Dawson, Ross Nash, Jim Pride and Bill Dickerson.

Completed continuums at The Las Vegas Institute. Pride Institute Masters Program Graduate. Completed all continuums at the Center for Advanced Dental Studies. Currently enrolled in continuums at the Pankey Institute and the Misch Institute.

Our practice mission is to provide you with comfortable, comprehensive and predictable dental care. We are committed to exceed your expectations of service and help you to understand your treatment options. We will work hard to provide your best care through excellence and compassion.

We value and treat our patients like family with quality and compassionate dental care so they spread the word to everyone they meet.

  • The Rotary Club International – Member since 1994.
  • Paul Harris Fellow. Medical Committee Chairman 1998-2000.
  • Montgomery Chamber of Commerce – Member since 1994.
  • Dental mission work in Belize, C.A. in 1996, 2001 and 2003 with Belize Mission Project Board Of Directors – Central America Mission Project.
  • Woodlands Rowing Club – member since 1999.
  • Licensed Single Engine Land Pilot.
  • Certified Rescue Scuba Diver.
  • Lives in The Woodlands, Texas with wife, Stacy and two young daughters.

Jeromy L. Thornton D.D.S.

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.

Josh Gorman D.D.S.

I just love people and I love to take care of their NEEDS, and only their NEEDS, to the best of my ability.
– Josh Gorman D.D.S.

Meet the Staff

Hi, we wanted to take a moment to briefly introduce ourselves. Here at Smiles by Burgess we want your visit to be comfortable and personal. Each member of our staff is dedicated to making your dental visit just that. We look forward to meeting you in person at your next scheduled visit.

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

I am a committed financial/Insurance coordinator. I will do everything in my power to help serve our patients with the highest level of financial and treatment coordinating. I will clearly communicate my experience, thereby enabling our patients to make well-informed decisions for themselves. It is my goal to make a difference in the lives of our patients and offer them best dental care.

Luci Atkinson

Financial/Insurance Coordinator

My mission as a registered dental hygienist is to provide quality oral health care with a gentle, friendly touch without discrimination. I possess the ethical, moral, educational, and clinical skills to provide optimum dental hygiene care to a diverse population. I believe in making each person who walks through our door feel as if they are part of our extended family through communication and listening. My hope is to make one person at a time feel less apprehensive and more comfortable sitting in my dental chair. I strive to give each and every patient the ultimate in dental care at every visit. Through compassion and empathy anything and everything is possible.

Kim Crowson

Dental Hygienist

It is my purpose as a dental hygienist to treat every patient with optimal care and consideration. I hope to enhance each patient’s dental hygiene experience through motivation, education and individualized treatment. I believe patient education is the key to understanding the mouth-body connection, i.e., How your oral health affects your overall health. I enjoy increasing patients’ understanding of their oral health and helping them find comfort at the dental office.

Tina Padilla

RDH, BSDH- Dental Hygienist

As a Registered Dental Assistant/ Hygiene Coordinator it is my goal to make you feel relaxed and at ease in our office. I will help by giving you quality dental care that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Brandi Everett

Hygiene/ Marketing Coordinator/ RDA

Do you have dental anxiety about coming to the dentist, or find yourself procrastinating to make an appointment? Let your mind be at ease, while you’re by my side I will make it my daily goal to ease your mind by making your visit as comfortable and confident as I am. With me, you will feel relaxed, calm, and worry free. I have been helping people smile for over 21 years. I have learned techniques which are gentle and effective that will rinse your anxiety away. Remember, I am here to make you smile!

Norma Duxbury