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Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS
When young Steve Cutbirth broke his two front teeth sliding into second base, little did he realize that he would spend his adult life helping others who met similar fates. The art and science of aesthetic restorative dentistry became his passion, one that has continued to expand during the past quarter-century.
Today, Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS maintains a full-time practice in Waco, Texas, that is in the top 1% of practices in the country based on production with an overhead of 40%; but he doesn’t stop there.
As Director of the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Cutbirth shares his patient-first philosophy and commitment to state-of-the-art excellence with like-minded colleagues.
Dentists from throughout the nation as well as abroad attend the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry’s five-weekend courses dealing with advanced restorative techniques, differential diagnosis and treatment of facial pain (TMJ), functional/occlusal problems, and practice systems. Lectures by world-class specialist guest speakers distinguish the program.
Dr. Cutbirth says the endeavor is his calling, and an outgrowth of the excellent training he had. “It’s been such a rewarding venture. The teaching center is set up the way I’ve always wanted advanced dental education for myself.”
“I sincerely believe that Dr. Cutbirth wants you to have a life in dentistry uncommon to those comfortable with mediocrity,” says Eddie Pruitt, D.D.S., Houston.
“He has an invaluable base of technical knowledge that he distills and presents to you on a platter.”
Dr. Cutbirth also conducts and annual update/review course on the latest studies and techniques. Participants, who laud his informal, conversational style, “hold my feet to the fire. There’s so much knowledge in the group,” Dr. Cutbirth says. He’s convinced that the “toothache dentistry” mandated by healthcare systems is misguided; patients deserve the time it takes to provide them with a comprehensive examination and treatment options. Only then can dentist and patient work together to achieve the optimal result.
His mentees concur. “The techniques, skills and knowledge that I absorbed from Dr. Cutbirth’s courses have completely changed the way I practice dentistry,” says Tien Ngo, D.D.S., Dallas. “Thank you Dr. Cutbirth and staff, for bringing back the passion for excellent dentistry, which I thought I had lost forever.”