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Dr. Hattaway
Richard Shad Hattaway, DDS, FAGD Dr. Hattaway has lived all over the US. He spent many years working on commercial fishing boats all over Alaska while he studied at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. After graduating from ISU with a BS in zoology/animal biology, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a leading and innovative school for dental education. During dental school, he was able to travel all around the state while working at community health clinics. At these clinics, he became aware of the need for general dentists who were proficient in all aspects of dentistry.

After dental school, he moved to Cleveland, OH, to complete a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals. His residency was a rigorous program focused on whole mouth rehabilitation, including dental implants. Dr. Hattaway worked closely with many patients at the Seidman Cancer Center who were receiving radiation and chemotherapy. He provided comprehensive care to these patients when they were at their highest risk for dental decay. While at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals, he was awarded the Resident of the Year Award, which showcases his clinical excellence and commitment to the program. His experience has given him a comprehensive knowledge of the effects of severe dry mouth and soft tissue side effects of chemo and radiation therapy. His interest and advanced skill lie in the replacement of completely or partially missing dentition using full and partial dentures with implant attachments. His restorative and prosthodontic interests include single and multi-unit all ceramic restorations and veneers. His surgical interests include extractions with bone grafting for future implant placement.

Dr. Hattaway is a member of the American Dental Association, 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. Dr. Hattaway also 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.


Smart Client Feature: Indian Creek Dental

 

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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.

Texas Acadamy of General Dentistry

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.

Texas Acadamy of General Dentistry

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.