COPPELL, Texas — Dentistry has come a long way since Dr. J. Darrell Steele was studying to be a dentist. In his three decades of practice, the world of dentistry has shifted from a reactive practice to a preventive practice, according to Dr. Steele.
“Almost everything about dentistry has changed,” said Dr. Steele “We have new local anesthetics, we have new materials, we have new hardware and software to help us do our job better.”
Dr. Steele practices in Coppell, Texas, and specializes in oral surgeries, including dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions and bone grafting.
“I’ve done thousands of dental implants over the last 30 years,” said Dr. Steele.
When Dr. Steele graduated from Baylor’s College of Dentistry in the late ’80s, tooth implants were just making their way into the field of dentistry.
Over the years, Dr. Steele has worked hard to stay up-to-date with the latest technology in dentistry. When he learned about a robotic device cleared by the FDA in 2017 as the first robot-assisted dental surgical system used for a single-tooth implant, he was interested.