Fleming, Brent, DDS

Richardson Dentistry
1231 East Belt Line Road Ste, 103
Richardson, TX 75081
Phone: 972/690-8617
info@richardsondentistry.com

http://richardsondentistry.com/





Both Dr. Fleming and Dr. Guirguis are the friendliest dentists around. They also have young families so they understand what families go through.  They have a conservative approach and aren't going to just recommend a filling if a tooth if that is a questionable action. They also offer free second opinions. The dental hygienists are equally as friendly and great at their job. This practice is very family friendly. They are happy to help with kiddos if necessary during a cleaning. It's a warm environment and I tell all of my friends to go here. -- Brandy,  Dallas


Describe a typical day at your office?

Eight hours that goes by in the blink of an eye. We get the opportunity to treat amazing patients with a fantastic team. We try our best to make sure that our office doesn't "feel" like the typical dental experience. We take the time to listen to our patients and really get to know them on a personal level. There is usually a lot of visiting and laughing going on throughout the office throughout the day.

What inspired you to become a doctor?

I wanted my job to make a difference. I had this vague notion of wanting to help people when I went to college, but I didn't know what that meant exactly. I was Pre-med initially and spent some time volunteering at hospitals and doctor's offices, but didn't really connect with those environments. I shadowed a few dentists and I immediately knew it was what I wanted to do. Being able to impact a life, give someone a smile back, give back, run your own office....these are a few of the things that made me excited to pursue dentistry.

What is the most gratifying part of your job?

Being able to with with groups like the Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM), Attitudes and Attire and Network of Community Ministries. These organizations all provide pro bono dental care of a variety of different patient populations. TMOM runs huge mobile dental clinics across the state that provide care for a community for 2 days at a time. They have come through Dallas a couple times in the past few years and I had the opportunity to volunteer my time and skills. Network serves uninsured kids in RISD. That is an ongoing clinic that is located a few minutes from our office. I am able to volunteer usually 4-5 times a year there.

Do you have children? If so, how have they impacted your career?

Yes. Harrison and Emery with one on the way. They are the reason I get up everyday and it is amazing to come home everyday and see their faces. You didn't know how excited someone could be to see you until you have kids. If it has a been a long or tough day, it all disappears once I get home. They are my heart and soul.

What challenges do you see for the future of medicine?

Intergration and communication across all specialties. As we are able to provide more complex treatment to our patients, the communication between all the involved dentists and specialists can be challanging. We sometimes have patients that have treatment that can take years and all the steps need to be laid out prior to treatment so that everyone knows what to do when.

What is the most challenging aspect of being a doctor?

Balancing work and home life. The office is 24/7 in a lot of ways, so it can be hard to know when to shut down the office stuff and concentrate on home and family.

Why did you chose this speciality?

I like being a general dentist because I like doing a little bit of all types of dentistry. I also like being the organizer and communicator between our specialists when we have a complex patient and we need to work with a number of different specialities. Being the leader of the treatment is really neat and also challenges me.

Is there anything else our readers should know about you?

I'm a Florida boy at heart. If I could wear sandals and a bathing suit to the office, I would do it!


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