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Dr. James Wright

Dentistry
Las Vegas, NV
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

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

Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
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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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

953 Answers
695 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a dentist: Your dentist will examine your gums and teeth. When was your last dental cleaning? If it has been a while, you may have calculus under your gums, this... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: Initially. The speech patterns will readapt and should sound better with good anterior occlusion for proper phonetics. Make sure you were your retaine... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Many factors: Periodontally speaking, i need to ask you questions. Do you see your dentist regularly? What is your homecare like? Do you have unreplaced teeth? Does... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Oral Pathology: Looking at oral pathology to find the root cause of disease. Take a look at the book "am dead or do I just feel like it". I have a free ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Tooth or gums?: That is the question. If the soreness is at the gum line it could be toothbrush abrasion or abfraction ( from premature contact) or recession. If the ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Did you lose your : Sense of taste? If you are asking, is it possible to lose your sense of taste forever, yes, it is possible. The first place i would look is, what are ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a doctor: My recommendation is that you see a dentist or an oral surgeon. Infected wisdom teeth should not be taken lightly. Once you are under their care a tre... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Hard foods: Try to avoid chewing on it as well.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes, but why?: I believe the argument that wisdom teeth causes crowding is a fallacy. Here is my analogy; let's say you have a tug of war, on one side you have 2 me... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Sedation: Please get sedation. You will need to be healthy and get clearance from your medical doctor. If there are any medical concerns this needs to be discus... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Day and night?: Let's start with the day while you are awake. If you notice yourself clenching, simply stop. Take account of what triggers that response and be p... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Multiple: Facial nerve pressure, viruses such as herpes simplex, cold sores, herpes zoster, epstein-barr, rubella, (german measles), mumps virus, tumors and str... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Allergies?: Could be allergies. Best to check with an ENT or an allergist to be sure.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Go to a dentist: Find a dentist in your area that can perform a oral evaluation and a oral cancer screening. When you say " i will smoke" it sets a tone that you are c... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Physician & dentist: Start with your physician to make sure you are healthy. Next go to your dentist. Check for tmj. Then a possible chiropractor and or massage therapist.... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Rephrase: Do you mean lose or loose? If you lose a tooth it can be from decay, your bite or periodontal disease and the whole tooth would come out including the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
How long: Has it been there? Sounds like an ulcer from what you discribed. It should go away on its own in 2 weeks. If it is a herpetic lesion you can see your ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes: Hopefully not, but yes it can happen. Best to go back to your dentist to check things out and make you a new temporary.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Go to a dentist: Because of our limitations in this forum, it is difficult if not impossible to diagnose many situations. Without having you in the dental chair for a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Not directly : Unless it is a hybrid cigar that has been fortified with other chemical components or sugar then a standard cigar should not decay your teeth. Althoug... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
DDS or Oral Surgeon: Have courage and pick up the phone. Hopefully it is nothing. Oral cancer is on the rise because of hpv. If the doctor believes it is cancer, a biopsy ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Good question: Some adults retain baby teeth. Children should have 20 baby teeth which exfoliate giving way to the adult teeth. Some baby teeth may not have adult te... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Dental prophylaxis : Start by going to your dentist and get your teeth professionally cleaned. Teeth bleaching is like waxing your car. You would never put wax on a dirty ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Any pain?: If there is no pain then you could be ok. Monitor the wound. Make sure closure is happening. Call your surgeon for his advise. Make sure you return fo... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Get sedation : If you can get I.V. Sedation, it is the way to go. Why put yourself through being awake if you don't have to be. If you do this your overall experienc... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
How do you know: It is a mucocele? In 25 years of practice I have never seen one on the roof of the mouth. I would see a dentist to make a professional diagnosis. If y... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Night guard: If you have not been fitted for a night guard this would be the least invasive next step. Make sure you only have a dentist that is fluent in proper ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
One or the other: You have at least two possibilities. One is that the root canal is infected. The second is that your crown may need to be adjusted. There could be a p... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Keflex: Are you allergic to penicillin? There is a % of people that may be allergic to both.Could be gerd related. I would not take any chances, call your doc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Depends : Check with your dentist as Accutane may negate the bleaching. The manufacture has specific guidelines. If you get the product name you can call the co... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Ent & Cardiologist : I think a medical check up is in order. Start with your family doctor. He may refer to an ENT and cardiologist. The ENT can place a scope in your thro... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
If: You can culture the infection to find out what antibiotics will work best. Your doctor may just switch antibiotics. Are you asking this as a general q... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Possible: Yes, it is possible. Try to de-stress. Could be tmj.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a dentist: Sure. Lets assume your toothache is from decay. Bacteria invades the pulp and causes initial pain. If untreated the pain may go away because bacteria ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a dentist: Especially if they are the front teeth. Sometimes the roots of the baby teeth do not resorb and must be extracted by a dentist.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Heart/TMJ/Fillings: The most dangerous item is the pain in the jugular vein upon exercise . Check with your a medical doctor and have your heart checked. It sounds as if ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Dentist now: Please see a dentist. Painful teeth with bleeding gums is not going to get better. Ask a trusted friend or relative for a referral to a dentist.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a dentist: You did not mention if it was the top or bottom? I can hypothesize at least 5 diagnosis's? Without a clinical exam, complete health history, full mot... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes,but: The bone must not be at the same level as the tooth. Crown lengthening happens when the decay is very deep and the preparation is at the same level as... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Depends: Some dentist's have a milling machine in their office and can make it right on the spot. Sometimes it is sent to a dental laboratory and can take abou... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See a dentist: These questions are best answered by a dentist when you present yourself for an exam.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Call the surgeon: Most surgeons have after hour answering services. I would recommend calling their office and speaking with the surgeon directly, as he/she knows your ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Dentist & ENT: Have you had your wisdom teeth removed? Check with a dentist who may very well refer you to an ear, nose and throat doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
A couple of things: Allergies, illness, trauma or possibly an infected tooth. There may be other causes as well. Hope this helps.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See your doctor : Best to have this checked out by your physician. He may also refer you to a dentist.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Bleaching: As long as your teeth and guns are healthy.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Pulpitis: Inflammation of the tooth is called a pulpitis. It happens when the nerve gets irritated. There are several causes. It can be reversible or irrevers... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See your dentist: At least every 6 months for patients with healthy teeth and gums. People with periodontal disease or implants, every 3 months. But here is the #1 most... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Go back to your DDS: Questions: when was the root canal finished. The first 24 hours are typically the worst. Hot ; cold sensitivity would be unusual since the tooth is d... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Bad bite: Generally a premature contact on 1 or more teeth.

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Dr. David Schleimer
Jan 4, 2013
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.
HealthTap member
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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