“Getting positive recognition for this book is an honor,” said Dr. Tieken, “but it is even more rewarding to know patients will benefit from this timely, useful information. My purpose in writing was to help patients that have a fear of going to the dentist that can result in neglect and severe oral health problem. By using sedation dentistry, we can help those people to resolve their dental issues and achieve a beautiful smile.”
Dr. Tieken’s chapter focuses on the field of sedation dentistry and the critical role they can play in helping patients resolve oral care issues with minimal discomfort, not only in terms of aesthetics but also in terms of their overall oral health, even if they have a fear from dental procedures.
“The Million Dollar Smile” was created as a common-sense approach to allow readers to learn the facts about dental treatments from the experts. The book is written in layman’s language that the average person can easily understand. It is intended not as a textbook for dental professionals, but as a helpful guide for ordinary people looking for top quality dental work. The expert contributors to “The Million Dollar Smile” are dentists who have advanced training and skills in modern dentistry and vast experience with procedures such as implants, veneers, and orthodontics.
Dr. Tieken obtained his DDS degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. A practicing dentist for more than 27 years, he is one of the most highly-trained and recognized dentists in the country. His many honors over the years include having his dental practice, Tieken Smiles Dentistry, recognized as a “Best Dentist” by Bay Area Houston Magazine for 16 consecutive years and selected as Practice of the Year in 2014 by Next Level, a dental consulting and training organization. Tieken has also been named to the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s list of top dentists in the United States. Dentist for Mrs. Texas, and most recently dentist for Miss Kemah, Miss Kemah Teen USA. Also, recognized by H magazine as one of the best dentists for the last 5 years.
Dr. Tieken’s practice offers a wide range of the most advanced dental treatment options to his patients, including veneers, teeth whitening, orthodontics, contouring, crowns, bridges, and implants. Tieken Smiles also offers treatment for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and sleep apnea. Dr. Tieken says, “I feel like we have a really good range of options in our office, which allows patients to bring the whole family and get great dental care, whether you’re three or 83.”
Dr. Tieken takes the time to build close relationships with his patients and provide them with the best personalized care possible. Dedicated to always learning how to better serve his patients, Tieken stays on the cutting edge of dentistry through continuing education courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and for years has participated in its Give Back a Smile program, providing restorative dentistry services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
“The Million Dollar Smile: Changing Lives with Cosmetic Dentistry” became a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in the United States and Canada within one week of the launch, and #3 in the UK. It can be found in both the Dentistry and Oral Health categories.
Tieken Smiles Dentistry Dr. Derek Tieken
3033 Marina Bay Dr, League City, TX 77573