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!
Dr. Hattaway is focused, attentive and patient. He takes the time to talk to you and make you understand. He’s great with all ages!- Sivya, Plano