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
Directions

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
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Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

742 Answers
548 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
It can last, ideas..: Discomfort after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction. Aleve, (nap... Read More
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
EARLY...: It is advisable to learn how you can help to keep your baby cavity free. It is important to get your baby used to the dentist at an early age. I like ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Alternatives: Go see a dentist. Clove oil is not a good solution. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any anti-inflammatory medication can help with dental pain. Aleve, mot... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
See Dentist ASAP: The other doctors have done a great job of answering your question. The only thing i would ad is early detection is the key! please go to a dentist w... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Quality is Best : Quality is your best choice... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching/whitening can produce permanent discoloration. P... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Body is Connected: The whole body is connected cavities lead to other health issues! among them gum & periodontal issues. Stop cavities at the 1 surface of decay leve... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
No: Sleep medication may actually worsen your grinding. Sometimes with adjustments the guard can become more comfortable. You may consider seeing a dentis... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Red/Bleeding: Bleeding gums are your first sign of inflammation. Brush and floss better and see your dentist. Waterpik is a nice adjunctive device.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Same as 1963: 1963 and 2013 insurance $1, 000 -1, 500 per year. The same for 50 years. Today most plans still downgrade to silver mercury amalgam fillings. 1963 p... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Takes some time: Swelling after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction. Aleve, (napro... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Pain comes later...: Please do not wait for pain. Go to a dentist to check your tooth before this spot expands, any more black spots occur, or pain starts. With today's t... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
CT Scan?: In our practice we usually use a ct scan to look at the bone density. Although it adds a little to the cost, it can prevent things like failing impla... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes: Yes... Oral surgery is a possibility, invisalign is also a possibility...
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Yes, But No Straws : In the beginning, ice on for 20 minutes off for 20 minutes ... Arnica montana or Motrin for pain. Possible narcotic depending on doctor. Drink liqui... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Destruction : Cavities spread, flourish & multiply. 1 tooth, 1 surface cavity untreated. The cavity spreads which results in 2 surfaces of decay. Left untreated dec... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Patients are relaxed: Relaxed, sleepy and calm... Sometimes sedation makes it possible for a patient who would avoid dental treatment to have their treatment done. If this ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Alkaline food & H2O: One way to boost oral ph is with alkaline food & water. There are many companies that offer alkaline water, this will increase oral ph and would be a ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
YES: We always advise antibiotic treatment. While we prefer to limit antibiotics to when they are necessary. This is a surgery which can go very badly of... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Quicker is Better: Time is of the essence. Please call the dentist immediately. This can be a serious situation. Calling your dentist quicker is better than having se... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Flat & chipped teeth: I have to let patients know on a daily basis that they grind there teeth. Most patients are shocked to here this information, until they hold a mirror... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Protection: Ultimately it is designed to protect the patient and to keep a dry field to operate in.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Varies: This can vary based on the number of canals involved and the situation. $1000 and up is possible. An endodontic specialist is advised for a re-treat.... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Orthodontics: Are your back teeth second or third molars? If they are third molars, your current dentist or oral surgeon can give you advise on keeping them. If it ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Possible: With many cases of hepatitis c, the infected individuals cannot identify how they became infected. While most cases are believed to be due to risk fac... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Concerned: If your teenager is uncooperative you must speak with him/her or find a respected friend that they will listen too. Any wisdom tooth extraction is maj... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Sounds thorough: Sounds like a thorough dentist. It is in your best interest to know everything that is going on in your mouth, even if your immediate focus in one to... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Exam with X-rays: You did not say whether you are currently in treatment or if you had treatment for 10 years in the past. In either case i would be concerned about roo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Why wait?: A common misconception about dental insurance is people will let their mouths deteriorate while waiting coverage to kick in and then assume the insura... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Try This... : I agree with all the other doctors answers not treating is a painful choice! try this ... The question my assistants ask patients... If you were g... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Medications: The first thing that i would check is your current list of medications. Many medications can have side effects that could give you some of the symptom... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
No Cure... Treat it.: No cure, we can treat it. Periodontists & dentists will treat first with a scaling & root planing procedure. If this first step fails to inactivate t... Read More
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Mucocele?: Possibly a mucocele... Best to see a dentist to determine if that is the correct diagnosis. They can disappear on their own, especially in younger pe... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not for General: A panorex x-ray is entirely different from the individual x-rays dentists use to diagnose cavities. It can be used for orthodontics, oral surgery proc... Read More
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
See a dentist: By laser, do you mean a laser or zoom. Current trends like zoom or sapphire employ a uv light. Some things to consider: have your teeth cleaned by you... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Baby tooth chart: Informs as to when primary teeth will be present in a child's mouth. It describes tooth position, number and name. It is great for new parents to chec... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
See A Dentist ASAP: Pain indicates there is something going on... Waiting causes more pain and usually the situation gets worse. Masking the problem with pain medication... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
What treatment did: You have? Why do you want to take cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Have you notified your provider? Do you mean permanent partials? Your question is difficult t... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Probably not: A one time use would be rare. If you want to make 100% sure, see your local dentist that has velscope to check the area for cancerous activity. He or ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Radiographs: Radiographs are an invaluable tool to help dentists to diagnose teeth that are infected. When trauma occurs the teeth can get separated from nerve/blo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Orthodontics: This is a good time to see your orthodontist. As it sounds like your son may be a little behind schedule. Normally around 12 years of age is when the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Best to see Dentist: Please see a dentist. Temporarily aleve, advil, Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen). For more holistic patients, arnica can be helpful to reduce tooth ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
They can ... : They can... A small layer of enamel is removed with bleaching. Overdoing bleaching can produce permanent discoloration. Please see only a dentist for ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not usually: 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Impacted teeth are..: Impacted teeth are predisposed. In x-rays before teeth have erupted, we are able to see that a tooth or teeth are impacted, coming in sideways, and i... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Inclusive: 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Some choices... : Some good choices are vitymir. It is a natural toothpaste and mouth wash. Another you might try is dr. Sharp's and dr. Katz is another good choice. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
It can: Whitening is not the primary purpose of a dental cleaning, but it may help slightly. After your teeth are clean you can ask your dentist about which ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Immediately: We prefer immediate dentures after extraction to help control swelling. You will need a reline of the dentures after the swelling dissipates.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
It can last ...: Discomfort after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction. Aleve, (nap... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
One aspect: Taking an x-ray is one aspect of diagnosing tmd. A hands on comprehensive dental exam is the best approach and a treatment plan to relieve symptoms c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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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