When it comes to your dental needs, you deserve the very best.

Doctor Dawson’s team of dental professionals and clinical specialists is unmatched at creating beautiful, functional smiles.


Doctor Thomas Dawson graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1974. An avid supporter of education, Doctor Dawson immediately saw the need to further his education. He quickly completed 500 hours of continuing education to become a Fellow in the Academy of General Education. He was a frequent student at the L.D. Pankey Institute – a non-profit graduate education program for dentists worldwide. After completing the Continuum he was asked to return as an instructor and served in almost every position in the organization for a number of years.

Upon graduating from The University of Texas, he established a general practice in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. In 1997, he was awarded the rare Master Practitioner Award from The University of Texas Dental Branch. After more than 30 years of general dentistry, Doctor Dawson sold his successful practice to begin his retirement. It wasn’t long before he realized that he wanted to continue doing what he loved, so Doctor Dawson opened a new, high-end dental practice in Mansfield, TX. His practice is now limited to restoring complex cases only. Doctor Dawson’s leading expertise in Restorative Dentistry has helped develop unique strategies that provide high quality and long lasting results for his patients.


Susan Shepherd has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 20 years and has worked with Doctor Dawson for the last 14 years. Together, they form a clinical team that is unmatched in the industry. Susan is originally from South Carolina. She joined the Air Force in 1995 where she received dental assistant training. Susan has reorganized two offices to meet the requirements and standards of electronic medical records and is the Vice President of Development and Technology for Centergistix Software. As the co-developer of the Centergistix platform, she has worked alongside Doctor Dawson to create the vital tool that empowers implant teams to seamlessly manage their cases from start to finish.

“I am so proud to be involved with Doctor Dawson’s legacy of precise and esthetic dentistry. Never have I worked with a dentist who is committed to learn and mentor others in his field. I have truly enjoyed every day working with Doctor Dawson and our patients. I love to build relationships as our patients go through the process of dental treatment. I am there for our patients to answer any questions in person, by phone, text, or email.”
Susan Shepherd, R.D.A.

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Doctor Dawson remains actively involved in the dental community, and is a member of several prestigious organizations such as the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Additionally, Doctor Dawson has been a member of the faculty at the L.D. Pankey Institute since 1982 and serves on the Board of Directors as well as the Board of Trustees. He has recently been appointed to the Senior Faculty of The Dawson Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida.