Todd McCracken, DDS
As a child, Dr. Todd McCracken was traumatized by a painful pediatric dentistry experience. Years later, while examining his options for employment after college, he decided to combine his traumatic experience, empathetic nature, and passion for art and medicine and decided to become a board-certified Laser Dentistry Physician. In 1997, Dr. McCracken opened his first private practice and immediately began implementing the gentle, non-invasive, state-of-the-art, technology-focused dentistry services that he had always dreamt about. While Dr. McCracken’s focus is on gentle restorative and cosmetic dentistry, he is also a board-certified Homeopathic and Pediatric Dentist and is qualified to perform oral surgery, restore dental implants, treat sleep apnea, and TMD/TMJ disorders.
Education & Training
Dr. McCracken received his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Determined to extend his training, he studied and later received the prestigious accomplishment of Master from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Over the last 23 plus years, Dr. Todd McCracken has performed more than 2000 laser assisted dental procedures earning him the esteemed title of Certified Trainer for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedures, or LANAP®. Dr. Todd McCracken is ever-focused on keeping up-to-speed with modern laser and traditional dentistry advances and prides himself on remaining among the most technologically advanced physicians in all of Denton and the surrounding counties.
Accolades & Accomplishments
As a dedicated, board-certified Doctor of Dental Surgery, Dr. Todd McCracken has been invited to and participated in a number of prestigious events. After becoming a member of the Academy of General Dentistry he was asked to present and lecture on their behalf at the Academy of General Dentistry’s National Meeting as well as the Hispanic Dental Association’s National Meeting.
As a skilled, board-certified Laser Dentistry physician, Dr. Todd McCracken has lectured and taught his gentle, minimally-invasive laser dentistry techniques to dental students at Millennium Dental Technologies, The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, Baylor Dental School, as well as the University of Texas’s Health and Science Center.
Memberships & Associations
Dr. Todd McCracken is currently involved by lecturing or teaching in a number of esteemed dental schools. Furthermore, he has been recognized for his extensive knowledge of laser dentistry techniques by dental associations all over the country. In addition to these ongoing memberships and associations, he has also served as:
- Member of the Texas Dental Association (TDA)
- President of the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry
- President of the Texas Academy of Laser and High-Tech Dentistry
Dr. McCracken hopes to continue spreading his knowledge and passion for innovative laser dentistry techniques to colleagues and future dentists near and far. His hope is that in the future, neither children nor adults will be scarred by the memory of a painful dentistry procedure, or ridden with fear at the concept of future oral health treatments.
"What an amazing experience!"
"As someone who has avoided dentist for my entire adult life, Dr. McCracken and his entire staff were *wonderful*.From the moment I walked in, they wanted to make sure I had a positive experience. Dr McCracken even told me some of his own dental horror stories and it helped remind me that he isn't just a dentist, he's a regular guy. He made sure I was comfortable with my treatment options and helped me make a decision that was right for me. And when it came to the actual work, it was quick and relatively painless, and he kept chatting and that really helped distract me from what was going on!! His staff was great and I will definitely be back."
"Great place. They are professional and informative. They don't push anything on you and really care about your health."
"Always get a second opinion before accepting any expensive dental work"
"Being a Dentist's daughter I have been spoiled with excellent dental care from the beginning of my time. When my dad died I had to find another Dentist. This took a few years but I finally found Dr McCracken. From my first visit I was hooked. Dr McCracken has always been completely professional, so talented, and very knowledgeable. My procedures have been painless whether it was a filling or a crown. This office has some of the best equipment from lasers to ultrasonic cleanings and high tech xrays and pictures. I love the staff and Shelly is the best hygienist! I would highly recommend Laser Smile Studio to everyone."