Richard Shad Hattaway, DDS, MAGD
Master, Academy of General Dentistry
“Building trusting relationships with my patients is key for their optimal health.”
Areas of expertise: dental health, comprehensive dental exams, full-mouth health and rehabilitation, crowns, tooth replacement, veneers, bone grafting, dental implant restorations
- 9 years of experience
- Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Past director of the Dallas County Dental Society
About Dr. Hattaway
Dr. Shad Hattaway is experienced with all aspects of dental health and has advanced training in dental case management – treatment phasing, and full mouth rehabilitation which examines the functional and aesthetic aspects of the entire mouth, not just one tooth.
Dr. Hattaway is particularly skilled with the replacement of completely or partially missing dentition using dentures with implant attachments. His restorative and prosthodontic interests include single and multi-unit ceramic restorations and veneers. His surgical specialties include extractions with bone grafting for future implant placement. He also has comprehensive knowledge of the effects of severe dry mouth and of the soft tissue side effects of chemo and radiation therapy.
He treats both adults and children and especially enjoys building lifelong relationships with his patients. His commitment to his craft comes from a strong motivation to provide the highest quality dental care.
“I love being a dentist,” he says.
Dr. Hattaway earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a leading and innovative school for dental education. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology/animal biology from Idaho State University.
During his residency in advanced general dentistry at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, he focused on full mouth rehabilitation, including dental implants. He also provided comprehensive care to patients at the Seidman Cancer Center, when they were at their highest risk for dental decay due to radiation and chemotherapy. He was awarded the Resident of the Year Award, showcasing his commitment and clinical expertise to the program.
As a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Hattaway continually refines his knowledge and explores the most conservative techniques in dentistry.
Partnering with Patients and the Community
Dr. Hattaway believes that patient education is one of the strongest forms of prevention. His goal is to help all of his patients understand how they can maintain their dental health in between their appointments.
“Our entire office is focused on ensuring that we communicate in a way that provides value to our patients,” he says.
Dr. Hattaway has always had a strong commitment to the community. During dental school, he traveled around the state working at community health clinics. He now volunteers on his days off, providing dental services to low-income families in Tarrant County. In 2017 he was awarded the Sally Hooper Gold Crown Award for his dedication and service to Dental Health for Arlington. That same year, he received the award for the New Dentist of the Year by the Dallas County Dental Society.
He is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Texas Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is currently on the board of directors for a non-profit dental organization in Arlington, where he oversees and provides guidance for complete clinic operations.
In his personal time, Dr. Hattaway loves eating and trying new foods and restaurants with his wife. He’s also training to run a 5k race in under 20 minutes – the same speed he ran in high school.
DFWChild Mom Approved Dentist
Carrollton, TX (October 1, 2020) — Dr. Hattaway’s philosophy is pretty simple. Education is the best form of prevention. He works to put every one of his patients into a maintainable state all by themselves at home. “If you can’t keep it clean, it’s not a matter of IF it’s a problem, but WHEN it’s a problem.” He loves working with parents and children early to help build healthy habits for a lifetime.
In addition to his private practice in Carrollton, Texas, he is the president of the board of directors for a community supported non-profit dental clinic in Arlington. This clinic has a school based educational program that goes around to second, third, and fourth graders in Tarrant county and teaches them good oral hygiene habits and techniques. They complete dental screenings, provide sealants, and give out toothbrushes. For some of these school children, the toothbrush their program gives them is the first one they have ever owned. Dr. Hattaway states, “This is where I get really passionate.” He follows the adage, ‘An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.’ While this saying was originally referencing fire prevention, many of the same concepts can be applied to our health. Working with parents and children closely is often the solution to avoiding dental health problems all together.
Dr. Hattaway was recognized by the Dallas County Dental Society as New Dentist of the Year in 2017 for his contributions to the organization, the profession of dentistry, and the community in which he serves during his first 10 years of practice.
If you know of a family or pediatric dentist in the Fort Worth/Arlington area who is looking for ways to support the community, please get in contact with Dr. Hattaway!
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Smart Client Feature: Indian Creek Dental
Carollton, TX, (May 8, 2019) Dr. Richard Shad Hattaway, DDS FAGD of Indian Creek Dental is committed to integrity, service and prevention, taking care of Carrollton and surrounding areas, including The Colony, Lewisville, Plano and Dallas since 2017. Regarding integrity, the Indian Creek Dental Team works to ensure a transparency with the patient on doing what they say, and then saying what they do – sometimes there are several appointments just focused on treatment plan clarity. Dr. Hattaway provides unparalleled service and expertise – offering attentive care to every patient he treats, using only the highest quality dentistry services. The practice focuses on prevention and feels education is the best form of prevention for their patients. To learn more about Indian Creek Dental, please visit their website: www.indiancreekdental.com.
Indian Creek Dental has been a client of Smart Training since 2017. Here are some thoughts Dr. Hattaway had to share about his experience being a client of Smart Training:
“My favorite aspect of Smart Training is the consistency it provides to my office. Smart Training is like another employee in the office ensuring we are following all the rules and staying up to date. I appreciate our Senior Compliance Advisor, Rick, because he works hard to be by the book as he helps us, but also praises us for the strides we make towards positive changes towards compliance. Being compliant helps me deliver the safest and most honest care to my patients. Part of our job is to stay compliant, and when we are not being compliant, we are not being completely honest with the standard of care each patient deserves. When it comes to compliance, there are state-required minimums that just make sense. Smart Training gives us advice to help us be above the required minimum standard of care and excel at keeping our office in front of the curve regarding safety & compliance!”
Dr. Hattaway Nominated for Texas New Dentist of the Year Award
Austin, TX (September 5, 2017) – Shad Hattaway, DDS, FAGD of Plano, Texas, has been nominated by the Dallas County Dental Society for the Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s (TAGD) Texas New Dentist of the Year Award. This award is considered the most prestigious honor a new dentist in Texas can earn.
Dr. Hattaway is one of only 13 dentists nominated for this year’s award. He and the other nominees will be honored at the Texas Academy Awards Pre-Party celebration Friday, September 22, during the Texas AGD’s annual Lone Star Dental Conference in Austin, Texas. Each nominee will be recognized and will receive an engraved plaque. The pre-party will conclude with the announcement of the 2017 Texas New Dentist of the Year and the presentation of the plaque to the winner.
Dr. Hattaway received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 2013. During his time in dental school, Dr. Hattaway was extremely involved in various organizations. He served as the Fundraising Chair for the Delta Sigma Delta International Dental Fraternity, the Class Vice President of the Student Council, and helped to start and organize an independent-run study group.
Immediately following graduation, Dr. Hattaway dedicated himself to organized dentistry by becoming a member of numerous organizations where he has held several leadership positions. He recently became the Director on the Dallas County Dental Society Board and served as their Program Chairman from 2016-2017. Dr. Hattaway was also named the Dallas County Dental Society’s New Dentist of the Year 2017. He recently became the President-Elect for Dental Health Arlington’s (DHA) board of directors. DHA is a non-profit dental clinic providing over a million dollars in service every year with a budget around $380,000.
“He has made a significant contribution to Dental Health Arlington where he serves on their Board of Directors and is passionate about his volunteer service and the impact it has on others,” said Jane Evans, Executive Director of the Dallas County Dental Society.
The Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s mission is to help general dentists to succeed. It is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists who are the primary care providers for patients of all ages and are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. Its nearly 2,700 members partner together to help guide the journey of Fellowship, Mastership and Life Long Learning in order to provide quality dental care in general practice. For more information about the TAGD, visit www.TAGD.org.
Carrollton Dentist Receives Prestigious AGD Fellowship Award
Austin, TX (July 17, 2017) — The Texas Academy of General Dentistry (Texas AGD) is pleased to announce that Shad Hattaway, DDS, FAGD of Carrollton, Texas, received the association’s Fellowship Award during the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2017 annual meeting on July 15, 2017, in Las Vegas.
The AGD Fellowship Award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession. To accomplish this goal, Dr. Hattaway completed 500 hours of dental continuing education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuous membership in the AGD. Texas AGD Fellows understand that providing beautiful smiles and excellent oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements.
Dr. Hattaway graduated from University of Michigan in 2013 and currently practices in Carrollton, TX. Dr. Hattaway showcases his leadership and excellence by serving on the Dallas County Dental Society Board of Directors and acting as an alternate delegate with the Texas Dental Association. He is also a member of American Dental Association and American Academy of Dental Oncology.
As a volunteer dentist, Dr. Hattaway is a prominent figure within his community. Earlier this year, Dr. Hattaway earned the Dallas County Dental Society New Dentist of the Year, is a Texas AGD New Dentist of the Year nominee for 2017, and received the Sally Hopper Golden Crown Award for volunteer service. He is also a part of the Board of Directors with Dental Health for Arlington.
The Texas Academy of General Dentistry’s mission is to help general dentists to succeed. It is the only association that exclusively represents the needs and interests of general dentists who are the primary care providers for patients of all ages and are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. Its nearly 2,700 members partner together to help guide the journey of Fellowship, Mastership and Life Long Learning in order to provide quality dental care in general practice. For more information about the Texas AGD, visit www.TAGD.org.