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Hands on Workshop January 27-28: Only 2 Seats Left!



Using the All on Four Protocol

Hands-On Workshop & Live Surgery


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Hands on Workshop January 27-28:  Only 2 Seats Left!

This program is designed for those who want to be involved in changing people’s lives through immediate teeth replacement. Treatment planning through execution of a case will be discussed in detail. Application of the principals of full arch reconstruction from CBCT evaluation, pre-surgery treatment planning, immediate load, transition to immediate teeth, post surgical management, occlusion, final restorative and post restorative management.


DATE:   January 27-28, 2017

LOCATION:   Forte Implant Center/Plano, TX

TIMES:   January 27 – 7:30am to 5:00pm

                  January 28 – 8:00am to 4:00pm

TUITION: $2450




• Model based extractions, alveloplasty & implant placement & hands on transition to immediate teeth

• Experience live surgery

• Treatment Planning – understanding the immediate teeth indications

• Reading a CBCT for implant placement

• Pre surgery considerations – surgical & prosthetic

• Patient selection

• Transition to immediate teeth

• Surgical procedures & their relationship to the final prosthesis

• Post-operative evaluations

• Occlusion

• Manage & avoid complications

• Final prosthesis to completion

• Long-term follow-up & care

• Hygiene & maintenance protocols for success

Prerequisite: Participants should have a basic understanding of implant prosthetics.


Recommended Hotel: Staybridge Suites Plano 301 Silverglen Drive • Plano • 972.612.8180

To Register: 469.344.5287 or email laura@dallasdentist.com.

Participants should bring protective clothing and eyewear.


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Winter Coat Drive Underway!

This is our patient DeeAnn Driver along with Robin and Mario. She brought a huge quilt in for our coat and blanket drive.
We love our patients! They are the best!

GIVE WITH US!! Drop off a coat and/or blanket by the office anytime during regular office hours!  



Get Ready For the SoupMobile’s Winter Coat and Blanket Drive!

By |December 9th, 2016|Giving|0 Comments|



Get Ready For the SoupMobile’s Winter Coat and Blanket Drive!

Every year thousands of Dallas homeless spend the winter months huddling for warmth in the streets. The SoupMobile is looking to help these men and women by providing them with coats and blankets to get through the season. But we need your help!

logo-soupmobile-2The SoupMobile was created in 2003 with the goal of feeding Dallas area homeless. In our first year we served 5,000 meals. Since then we have expanded to serve 200,000 meals per year, host an annual Celebrate Jesus Christmas gala, and operate the SoupMobile Village housing program. Soon we will even open a church!

SVDP-coat-drive-kidsThis year the SoupMobile and the Forte Implant Center are putting on a clothing drive for the winter season. We previously partnered together to give a Soupmobile employee a new smile.  We need all the coats and blankets we can get to distribute to Dallas area homeless. New and gently used items will be accepted.

Please donate whatever you can!



To donate, contact the office:

Forte Implant Center

424 Mapletown Drive, Plano, Texas 75075


. . . or bring items in during office hours!




Walk4Water – Walk for Life

By |September 1st, 2016|Our Community|0 Comments|



Walk4Water – Walk for Life

In Africa, it is said, “Water Is Life,” and we at Healing Hands International believe that everything starts with water.


What is Walk4Water?

How far do you walk to get water? Four miles? One mile? Or is it just a few steps to the faucet?

Every day in developing countries, women and children walk an average of 4 miles to collect water for their family. Not only is this chore keeping the children from attending school, but the dirty water they are bringing home is also killing them at an alarming rate!

On average, a child dies every 21 seconds from water-related illnesses. More children die every day from dirty water than from malaria, aids, and measles COMBINED**.




This is why thousands of people around the country choose to Walk4Water. “We walk so they don’t have to!”

Walk4Water is a four-mile fundraising walk that began in 2007. Each event is unique and whether hosted by Healing Hands International or our partnership with you, the focus is to bring the life-saving gift of clean water to those who need it so desperately. Since the beginning of our water-drilling efforts in 2001, HHI has drilled over 600 clean water wells, bringing the gift of clean water to more than 1 million precious souls.

How Does It Work?

First, register to walk at one of the events currently scheduled. You may register as an individual or create a team and invite your friends to join you!

Share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We also think that good old-fashioned face-to-face conversations work! Let people know that even the smallest gift can make an impact. A simple $1.66 can make a difference.

Finally, join with others in walking 4 miles in honor of those who have to walk 4 miles everyday. If you’re up to a real challenge, try carrying a jerrican with 5 gallons of water while you walk. You will be surprised how difficult this is!

Join the Walk4Water event in The Colony, Texas October 29, 2016.  

Details and Sign up here!


Dana Guild

By |July 12th, 2016|Staff|0 Comments|

Dana Guild CDT Dental Technician

Dana Guild CDT
Dental Technician


Dana was born in Roswell N.M. and began her career in dentistry as an assistant at age 18.  The following year she moved to Orange California to attend Dental Technology Institute and received her certification as a technician in 1991. Dana has been  fortunate to have studied with many world master ceramists.

“I like working in a private practice over the commercial dental lab because of the patient interaction. I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Fitzgerald in his practice since 1991.”

Dana has been married to her husband  Tim for 32 years and together have 2 beautiful daughters. Dana enjoys many creative hobbies including needlework, watercolor painting, making jewelry, and singing in her church choir,

Favorite quote:

“Smile its contagious!”

Carla Malone

By |July 12th, 2016|Staff|0 Comments|

Carla Malone Dental Hygienist

Carla Malone
Dental Hygienist


Carla is an enthusiastic dental hygienist and loves getting to know her patients.  She gives comfortable, quality care and is dedicated to the profession.  Carla and her husband are new to Texas after spending the last 16 years in Atlanta, Georgia.

Carla enjoys spending time with her family and happy to be closer to her home state, Louisiana.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Favorite Quote:

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”

~ Maya Angelou

Kim Noe

By |July 12th, 2016|Staff|0 Comments|

Kim Noe Office Administrator

Kim Noe
Office Administrator


Kim began her journey into dentistry more than 8 years ago as a surgical assistant. Since then, she has enjoyed being cross trained in all aspects of the dental field. Kim joined Forte Implant Center in 2015 as an office administrator, we are honored to have her as part of our team!

Kim is the lucky mom of 1 son and 4 daughters. Her family stays involved in various school and community activities. When time allows, they love to take long walks and spend as much time outdoors as possible.

Favorite Inspirational Quote:

“God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change
COURAGE to change the things that I can and
WISDOM to know the difference”


  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • IV Sedation Monitoring Certification
  • CPR Certification

Kris H. Elliott

By |July 12th, 2016|Staff|0 Comments|

Kris H. Elliott Dental Technician

Kris H. Elliott
Dental Technician


Kris is a native Texan and has been a dental technician since 1985. Her career began in her hometown of Mt. Pleasant Texas as a senior in high school.  After working in a laboratory there for 16 years, Kris decided to make a major change and venture to the unknown of the Dallas area. Kris has worked for Dr. Fitzgerald since 2002, and will tell you she loves every minute of it.

Kris enjoys fishing, crosswords, road trips, and spending time with her husband Tracy and their four legged babies.

Favorite Quote:

“If you take the time it takes, it takes less time.”
~ Pat Parelli

Sejal Bhakta

By |July 12th, 2016|Staff|0 Comments|

Sejal Bhakta Registered Dental Hygienist

Sejal Bhakta
Registered Dental Hygienist

Sejal has been practicing Dental Hygiene since 2013. She takes pride in providing exceptional dental care to our patients. She was born in El Paso, Texas and has spent most of her life growing up in the Lonestar State. She believes that a healthy body begins with a healthy mouth and is dedicated to helping our patients achieve dental health through prevention. Sejal likes to spend time with her husband and 3 boys, likes to travel, loves to cook and bake and does Wedding Planning as a hobby.

Favorite Quote:

“If you can wake up every morning, loving what you do, help and inspire others around you to be better than they were yesterday, then you know you are doing something right in business and in life.”


  • CPR Certified
  • Nitrous Oxide Certification
  •  JP Periodontal Consulting
  • Spear Institute Training in Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Certified Wedding Planner


Ruth Moreno

By |July 12th, 2016|Staff|0 Comments|

Ruth Moreno Office Administrator/ RDA

Ruth Moreno
Office Administrator/ RDA


Ruth recently completed her RDA certification with Vandelay Education- at Dallas Plano Dental Assisting School.

“I consider myself very fortunate to be an important part of the Forte Implant Center team. When not working at the front desk, I enjoy the opportunity to learn while assisting Dr. Fitzgerald with patients. I love to learn something new each day!”

Ruth grew up in North Dallas and currently lives in Garland. She is the youngest of my five siblings and has three nephews and five nieces. Ruth enjoys spending time with her family, church friends, and her 4-legged babies. She enjoys photography and says that every time she comes across a beautiful landscape, she has to stop and take a picture!

Favorite Quote:

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.”

Skills/ Certifications:

  • Registered Dental Assistant
  • X-ray Certified
  • CPR Certified