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The Woodlands' Trusted Dentist

Welcome to Bear Branch Family Dentistry! We offer The Woodlands affordable and exceptional quality in dental care with a caring heart behind each treatment. Dr. Lauren Smits is highly-trained in a variety of techniques and treatment options, uniquely positioning our practice as a one-stop shop for all your dental needs. Gone are the days of multiple trips and specialist referrals – our goal is to provide you with everything you need in as few visits as possible. Wisdom teeth extractions, implant placement and restorations, full-mouth reconstructions, porcelain veneers, dentures with and without implants, and cleanings for the whole family… we do it all!

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Different Dentistry

Exceptional, Personalized Care

We value your relationship and want to be your family’s lifetime partner in the pursuit of optimal oral health – that’s why Dr. Smits and our entire team are always 100% focused on you. This intent personalization extends to everything we do – from our attention to detail and emphasis on clinical excellence, to our commitment on offering extraordinary customer service. Dr. Smits never double-books appointments and prides himself on developing true patient partnerships. When you’re here, your time is reserved – and it is important to us that you always feel valued and satisfied with your visit.

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Reviews from Around the Web

“I do not go to the dentist like I should, mainly because I could never find one that I trusted . Being 20 weeks pregnant and having a severe toothache it was a must to get in. I found Dr. Smit and his wonderful staff! I could not be happier. There was zero pain with my visit and I am doing great! Thank you so much to Dr. Smit and his very sweet employees! ”

Chad E., The Woodlands, TX

“I was in search of and found it.... a wonderful dentist and staff. If you haven't had the pleasure of being a patient of Bear Branch Dental, I highly recommend them! I've had plenty of traumatic experiences with dental work but each and every staff member at Bear Branch was wonderful. I had a procedure and after it was over I felt fine, I even went back to work. They proved to me that dentistry doesn't have to hurt or be a bad experience. You can actually look forward to the relaxing treatment you receive!”

Julie B., Houston, TX

“I have been using these dentists for many years with great satisfaction. So have my wife and my daughter. We were glad when they opened an office in The Woodlands, which is closer to our home. The new office is great, with a friendly and professional staff. We highly recommend these dentists and this office to anyone.”

Gary J., The Woodlands, TX

“Bear Branch Family Dentistry has done a commendable job meeting my dental needs. The staff is always friendly and the hygienist is very thorough when she cleans and polishes my teeth. The dentist takes time to answer my questions which I really appreciate. I would absolutely recommend Bear Branch Family Dentistry!”

Lori G., Houston, TX

“Bear Branch dentistry is one of the friendliest group of people I know! They really know how to make a patient feel comfortable and as relaxed as you can be- considering you are in a dentist office!!! I would highly recommend this practice to anyone.”

Barb L., Houston, TX

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State-of-the-Art Technology

Modern Dental Experiences

New technology is a big part of our dental practice. From computer guided anesthesia that helps drastically minimize discomfort and pain from those dreaded injections to our 3D computer guided smile makeovers and implant surgeries – every comfort and piece of equipment was meticulously selected for a reason: to offer patients the best dental experience ever. Dr. Smits is also very committed to continuing education being recognized both in National and International platforms – taking over 20 times the amount required by the Texas Dental Board - to offer patients better quality, the latest techniques and the best in modern dental technologies.

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