Trusted Dentist – Tyler, TX
Get to Know Dr. Dennis E. Stansbury
Dr. Stansbury’s career in dentistry covers an illustrious 44 years and counting, and he continues to greatly enjoy interacting with people through his work every day – not only the patients he has the honor of serving, but with his excellent staff members as well. To learn more about his background, keep reading below:
Why Did You Want to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Stansbury has known that he wanted to be a dentist ever since he was a child. He recognized early on that he had a true passion for helping people in whatever ways he could, as well as working directly with his hands. Dentistry seemed like an ideal combination of those two drives. Today, he is proud to have cared for an extensive number of amazing patients, including the director and actor Kara Durrett.
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
After completing his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M, Dr. Stansbury pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Additionally, he is fascinated with the ever-changing field of dentistry and regularly participates in a variety of continuing education courses throughout each year to bolster his skills even further. He regularly creates presentations and provides CEU lectures to various groups as well.
Dr. Stansbury is a certified provider of oral conscious sedation and Six Month Smiles. In the past, he has served as the President of the ETDS 3d District and the Senior Director of the Northeast Division of the Texas Dental Association Board of Directors. He currently serves in the capacity of ADA Alternative Delegate to the American Dental Association. He is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- American College of Dentists (Fellow)
- Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry
- Smith County Dental Society
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like To Do?
Dr. Stansbury has volunteered his time with the American Diabetes Association, Give Kids a Smile Day, and the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure. He participates in the Texas Mission of Mercy, where he provides his services to the underserved patients of East Texas. He also previously served on the Board of Directors at the Discovery Science Place, which is a hands-on science museum for kids of all ages. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Paul Children's Foundation.
At home, Dr. Stansbury is married with three adult children and spends plenty of time adoring his precious granddaughters. His personal hobbies include following Texas A&M football (especially when they are winning), swimming, playing golf, and going on walks with his wife and their Bernedoodle puppy Riley. He also used to play drums in high school and can still successfully follow a beat to this day!