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Dr. James Wright

Dentistry
Las Vegas, NV
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

8855 W. Flamingo Rd, #101, Las Vegas, NV
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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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ignore: Do see your dentist or doctor. Don't think that because the pain is gone, the infection is gone.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ignore: An abscess is bacteria that is looking for an outlet. Antibiotics may be prescribed to control it.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ignore: Just ask. A dentist will take an x-ray to confirm and may do more testing.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Support her: Allow the dental staff the ability to manage the situation. They have the training to manage children. It makes it difficult sometimes when parents a... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ceramic covering: Porcelain veneers are also called laminates. They are thin facings placed over your front teeth usually. There are many options now, including no prep... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
It varies: With some of the new uv light sterilizers you may get extra life out of your toothbrush. My rule of thumb is, if you see the bristles bending outwards... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Gingivitis is reversible. Periodontitis is irreversible. Routine dental cleanings help to prevent periodontal disease. Once you have periodontal disea... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Possible: The future holds mysteries and excitement. Stem cell research is controversial and questionable. The reality from a dental standpoint is, if you have... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Go back to surgeon: Sounds like a dry socket. Go back to your surgeon for a post op check and treatment.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
TMJ: Look for a dentist in your area that has extra training in tmj. They will take records and determine the appropriate treatment for you.
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A female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Hydro floss : Hydrofloss or waterpik will be your best option along with brushing well. It is easy to get frustrated but hang in there you can do it. One last comm... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Wisdom tooth?: I'm guessing wisdom tooth. Best to see your dentist and oral surgeon to be sure.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Self limiting: If by blisters you mean ulcerations , then they will go away on there own, as they are usually caused by trauma. Once the offender is removed...Like s... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
gargle: Gargle with salt infused water and see your md for a culture to be proactive.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
One thought...: One way to describe it ... Holistic medicine includes the physical, mental emotional, social and spiritual aspects. It may include natural supplements... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Tooth Health & Decay: Soda pop contains corrosive acids such as citric, malic, tartaric carbonic or phosphoric which, can remove calcium from tooth enamel. Without protecti... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pyogenic Granuloma: When pregnancy occurs hormonal changes happen. You my notice that your gums can get red, swollen and bleed. Cleanings are an important part of your pr... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
No please take care: Please see a dentist and get treatment asap. Waiting can cost you way more in just the co-payment than filling a small cavity. Plus loss of precious... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Starting at 5 or 6: Children start losing teeth at 5 or 6 years of age. It is important to keep baby teeth healthy and free of cavities as unhealthy baby teeth can lead ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Need to see Dentist: Please see the dentist who filled the tooth asap... One possibility is that the filling is high. A slight adjustment may resolve it completely. Or... ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: Could be many things or a combination of things. A dentist needs to take x-rays, do periodontal charting and examine your bite for starters.Are you gr... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Dentist: Dentist are doctors of the mouth. Here is the approach if i may be so bold. A dentist will/should look first. Hopefully he works in microscopic loupes... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Dental care: If you have a toothache the pain pills may not work. You must see a dentist.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
No: People who have periodontal disease need to have their teeth cleaned 4 times a year. There is also a genetic component to periodontal disease. If your... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Effective also try..: Any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, (naproxen) motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also b... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, that is how tooth bleaching works. A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes. : Yes. Due to sensitivity from removing the actual bracket or sensitivity from the periodontal ligament.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Plastic & toothbrush: There are plastic flexible tongue scrapers on the market. You may also use your toothbrush. A pulling motion is best. A toothbrush pulling downward is... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Can Vary: So much in dental treatment depends on the patient, their pain tolerance as well as the type of extraction, ie; bony, or ankylosed. A surgeon's skill,... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
I can address gums: I am a dentist, so i can talk about the gums. Bleeding is from infection. Clean your teeth properly and see your dentist regularly. Please see an ear,... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
YES: The Codeine can create weird or interrupted dreams and it could worsen bruxism.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Great Goal!!! : I admire your goal! a big one, considering the foods & drinks children are exposed to. The question my assistants ask patients... If you were give... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Best to see Dentist: A dentist may put you on antibiotics, but this is not the treatment which is needed to resolve your situation if i understand your issue correctly. Pl... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Could be: Anytime teeth are coming in there can be discomfort. Best to see a dentist who can look at the situation and give you an accurate reply.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Several other ideas: You may want to see your dentist for a prescription if you develop cold sores often. Naturally oriented patients take lysine orally, but the medicati... Read More
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: No matter who does your invisalign case, the time needed will depend mostly on how much movement, if there needs to be intrusion, if a cross bite is i... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Floss: To keep your teeth as healthy as possible floss after every meal. Ideally you would brush as well. The floss breaks the contact between the teeth and ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Call Surgeon: Has the pain been there all five days? It sounds like a dry socket but you had bone grafting? Best to call your surgeon asap to check the surgical sit... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Misinformed: Maybe she just didn't know any better. I would start by educating her without judgement. The only thing that should be put in a bottle overnight is wa... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pankey or Dawson: There is probably a dawson or pankey trained dentist in your area. Go online and do your research. Find the office that looks right to you. Ask friend... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
S and RP first: Gum flap surgery is recommended in areas previously treated with scaling and root planing. S and rp is performed first. This way we can see if you mad... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Call your surgeon: Right away. Most surgeons have an after hour service. Do not wait, call immediately.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
See an ENT: To be sure. This is the first place to get started. You would have to have a timeline with photos to determine if any of the other items that you ment... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Assorted types : Many types of holistic healers. Some md's are holistic in their approach ; look at/treat root causes. Today doctors believe in examining oral pa... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Eating or sucking?: I have personally witnessed the damage caused by sucking on lemons. The lemon causes erosion on the backside of the upper front teeth, when they are s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
I use both: I like to start with the ultrasonic. It removes the larger tartar pieces and is an excellent irrigator. I will then use hand instruments to remove the... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Maybe: How do jaws feel now that the bonding is no longer there? If your jaw feels good now then this is your correct bite and bonding must be properly adjus... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Good: Good home care and seeing your dentist regularly.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
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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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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! :) I find it kinda funny when they do that, and it happens more than I want it to!! Sick often :(

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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