2003, experts called on Dr. Potter when plastic surgeon
Dr. John Standefer planned an Extreme Makeover for a
47-year-old female patient. The makeover procedures,
which included creating 20 crowns and removable partial
dentures, took place over four months from May until
August. The dramatic "reveal" was aired on
television Channel 33 in November of 2003, as part of
their "Make Me Over" series. The makeover
was also featured on Dr. Paul Hamilton's talk radio
program "Doc Shop" on 105.3 FM.
Potter remembers the striking results, and the patient's
remarkable transformation from timid and shy to open
and confident. "When she first came into the studio
for the premakeover recording, she was anxious and very
quiet. After the makeover was complete, she just beamed
with confidence and seemed completely relaxed. She described
the makeover as having changed her life. It's very rewarding
to be part of something like that."
Potter first became interested in cosmetic dentistry
in 1993, and took one of two post-graduate courses in
the United States in dental esthetics at Baylor. Since
then he has added cosmetic dentistry to his practice.
In addition to restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges,
and full and partial dentures, he offers bonding and
esthetic fillings, porcelain veneers, cosmetic recontouring,
bonded all-porcelain crowns and tooth whitening. He
offers patients cosmetic imaging to help them envision
what their smile will look like after their cosmetic
treatment is complete. He is also experienced in endodontic
treatment, nonsurgical periodontal therapy, periodontal
and oral surgery and dental implants.
are some other examples of cosmetic veneers performed
by Dr. Potter.