Dr. James Wright

Dentistry
Las Vegas, NV
32 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

8855 W. Flamingo Rd, #101, Las Vegas, NV
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My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Four Seasons Dental & Med Spa

Las Vegas, NV

About

Bio

"Love going to the beach with my wife to relax and study. Enjoy hanging out with our friends, family and Dogs... We love to travel and learn about the world beyond our world". 866-4Smiles Dr. James Wright became a dentist because he wanted to help people look and feel their best. His philosophy is to treat every patient with respect, kindness and dignity. Patients say his caring chair-side manner makes them feel comfortable and relaxed. Dr. Wright is a perfectionist known for his beautiful cosmetic dentistry, and carefully chooses a restoration color that matches each patient’s tooth color so closely that the tooth looks new again. He is also a mercury-free, biological (holistic) dentist who practices the safe removal of mercury fillings. The guiding philosophies of biological dentistry are: 1. "First do no harm" (Hippocrates) 2. The health of the mouth and the body are connected. By seeking out and working to understand the root cause of illness, the biological practitioner helps the patient achieve health stability and wellness, as well as reduce the need for avoidable and costly treatment.? Dr. Wright is a long time accredited member of the International Association of Oral Medicine Toxicology (IAOMT) and the International Academy of Biological Dentistry Medicine (IABDM). He uses their recommended mercury removal methods for biological dentists to protect patients from inhaling mercury vapors (Hg) or coming in contact with any mercury particulate during the mercury removal process. Dr. Wright uses mercury air filtration in his office for additional protection against toxic mercury vapors. After using the correct biological dental protocol to remove the decayed tooth material, he restores the tooth with the least toxic, most biologically compatible material available today. Dr. Wright put himself through college at Illinois Benedictine and Northeastern University by working full-time while attending classes full-time. He then went on to study dentistry and receive a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the highly acclaimed Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, graduating top in his class. With hundreds of hours of extra training, Dr. Wright is always updating his knowledge base by attending classes and learning the latest dental advancements and technology. Dr. Wright has also studied at the prestigious Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Study in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Dawson Center provides excellent post-graduate training in a laboratory-style environment. It was at The Dawson Center that he learned how to properly custom fabricate and fit occlusal appliances, known as night guards. These appliances give patients relief from temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) or temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMJ and TMD are the most common causes of facial pain other than a toothache. Dr. Wright has studied advanced techniques in "bite equilibration”. This allows patients to function better, preserve their teeth and sometimes eliminate their pain. After more than 13 years in his own private practice in Chicago, Dr. Wright took additional advanced training for one year with master dentist Dr. Paul Saniuk, whose work, skills and ethics he had admired for years. Dr. Saniuk is one of the most knowledgeable doctors in the country on full mouth reconstruction, equilibration and various other dental treatment techniques. This was a special opportunity for Dr. Wright to learn advanced clinical skills in a one-to-one setting while treating patients with Dr. Saniuk. Upon completion of this one year of advanced training, Dr. Saniuk remarked, “I marvel that Dr. Wright is such a natural, and how quickly and completely he mastered these techniques. He is a true artist.” An avid interest in the mechanics of the human mouth led Dr. Wright to study the theories behind the development of the "invisible braces" technique of teeth straightening, known today around the world as the Invisalign® method. He has attended multiple classes with two senior Invisalign instructors, and is one of the select dentists in the country trained and certified by the Invisalign Corporation to treat patients using this unique orthodontic system. After practicing in the Chicago area for 15 years, Dr. Wright, along with his wife Debby, decided to open Four Seasons Dental Spa in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their hope was to create the best, most relaxing, biological dental experience in the world for their patients. They are committed to pioneering the paradigm shift from fear of going to the dentist, to a relaxing, spa-like experience to which patients look forward. Dr. Wright feels strongly that if parents enjoy and look forward to their visits to Four Seasons Dental Spa, their children will look forward to the time when they, too, can go to the Dental Spa. Dr. Wright is a conservative biological dentist, and believes in using the least invasive non-surgical approach first, which is traditional scaling and root planing (deep cleaning). When periodontal disease is present, and periodontal pockets measure in excess of 4 mm, the traditional practice is to remove the plaque, calculus and tartar debris from the teeth and provide oral hygiene instruction. In addition to this, he treats periodontal disease with a state-of-the art laser to avoid gum surgery for most periodontal disease. Combining state of the art technology with a conservative biological dental approach, laser energy is applied to inactivate periodontal disease. If the disease has advanced and osseous (gum) surgery is necessary, Four Season's patients are able to have their gum surgery at Four Seasons Dental Spa under the expert care of a board certified Periodontist, having achieved the level of Diplomate. Today's advanced surgical procedures can cure defects, thereby reducing the patient's susceptibility to periodontal disease. In addition to the IAOMT, Dr. Wright is also a member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, Holistic Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Dental Association, Nevada Dental Society, Southwest Nevada Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). The AGD requires its members to take more continuing education than is required by any governing body. All members of this elite group of doctors go beyond what is normally expected and required.

Specialties
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Usually not: Go back to your surgeon to be sure.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
No, the opposite: More and more studies are coming out on the oral systemic health connection. Check out Dr. Bale and Amy Doneen, they are doing great work with oral DN ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Go back to DDS: Go back to that dentist and see what they say. Hopefully they can help you, if not ask a trusted friend or family member for a referral.
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A vast breadth of knowledge. A real empathetic sense of patient care. Very precise medical descriptions. He helps me better understand things I already know!
Jul 14, 2013
Dr. Wright's chair-side etiquette and his treatment of every patient with respect, kindness and dignity, sets him apart. He truly put a smile on your face
Feb 28, 2013
Extremely knowledgeable and informative, with consistently, spot on, to the point and articulate answers.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! It seems like I have 1 problem solved for another to creep up too quickly. It gets very discouraging. So, when the dentist asks me, "How are you doing" it becomes hard t...Read More
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Considering I can't get in the dentist till next thurs I really appreciate your answer I need it pulled and I know it but I needed help now!
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Hello i underwent dental implant operation, related 5 implants, my chin ache a little when i woke up last 2 days, is this a problem? Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Marquette University, School of Dentistry
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Circle of Roses 2010, Las Vegas, NV
MyVegas Readers Choice Award 2013 Las Vegas
HealthTap #1 Dentist Nevada

Affiliations

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF ORAL MEDICINE & TOXICOLOGY (IAOMT), INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY & MEDICINE (IABDM), HOLISTIC DENTAL ASSOCIATION (HDA), AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION (ADA), ACADEMY OF GENERAL DENTISTRY (AGD), ACADEMY OF LASER DENTISTRY (ALD), SOUTHERN NEVADA DENTAL SOCIATY (SNDS)
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