I am 35 yrs old and except for the 2 years I spent in Texas after I got married at age 24, I have been going to Dr. Houston since I got a ""real"" job that included dental insurance...that was when I was around 19 years old. Dr. Houston sets a high standard for himself , his collegues, and his staff. You may not get his sense of humor, and if you are a sensitive person who can't handle a little teasing, then he's not the dentist for you. He also is very straight forward...in today's world, everyone wants things sugar-coated and everyone wants to place responsibility for their problems on other people. Dr. Houston doesn't sugar-coat the fact that my teeth are terrible...because I don't take good care of them. PERIOD. END OF STORY! And he does what he can to help me keep my teeth healthy. His exceptional knowledge of dentistry and his high level of integrity have saved me from being toothless over the last 16 or so years...I dread going for my check ups because he inevitably asks me what end of the toothbrush am I using! But once we're past the ribbing, he gets down to what he does best...dentistry! He also grew up in the area, so he always likes to talk to me (usually while a dental tool is in my mouth) about where I went to high school, etc. He's intense because he lives for his profession and is always thinking about his patients, vendors, etc. He also has a great network of top-quality specialists if you ever need a referral...they have to pass his tough standards before he'll work with them or refer patients to them. I've had other dentists who have pulled my teeth and done other procedures on me just to make some $$...Dr. Houston is not like that. I can trust that he is honest and won't take advantage of me. To me, that is priceless and he can tell all the jokes he wants as long as he's helping me keep my teeth healthy!
Pros: Extremely knowledgeable and skilled
Cons: Won't sugar-coat things to spare your feelings.