Welcome to Ideal Dental of Lakewood
Saturday & emergency appointments available

Meet our dentist

Our preventative exams and teeth cleaning services will keep your smile looking its best. We also offer treatments for routine and emergency dental issues, including fillings, tooth extractions, root canals, custom-fitted mouth guards, and sealants.

If you are embarrassed to smile because you have missing or heavily damaged teeth, our dentists can provide treatment options that will allow you to eat and smile with confidence, ranging from crowns and bridges to dentures and dental implants.

Terry Ku, DDS

Terry Ku, DDS General Dentist

Dr. Terry Ku graduated from the University of Austin and from there, attended Baylor college of Dentistry for his dental degree. As a child, his father was a sushi chef with a loyal customer who happened to be a pediatric dentist. The doctor ended up negotiating sushi in return for dental work – and this inspired dr. Kao to become a dentist from then on. His favorite part of being a dentist is having a new challenge each and every day. Making an impact on patients just as dentists made their impact on him as a child, is what he loves.

Outside of the office, he enjoys playing sports and working out with friends, as well as traveling with his girlfriend. Dr. Kao is a big foodie who enjoys to try many different things. Recently, he has picked up cinematography as a hobby!

Ideal Dental of Lakewood

Our patient promise

Ideal Dental of Lakewood utilizes state-of-the-art equipment, including intraoral cameras, digital X-rays and scanners, and an electronic records system to ensure the highest level of patient care. We even have televisions in every exam room to make your experience as pleasant as possible. We gladly accept walk-in patients and offer same-day scheduling for dental emergencies.

Our dental services

At Ideal Dental of Lakewood, we believe that a visit to the dentist should be as pleasant and stress-free as possible. That’s why our Dallas, TX dental office was designed to keep patient comfort in mind. Whether you need to schedule a general checkup or require more extensive dental work, we’ll address any concerns you might have prior to treatment and answer all of your questions in a relaxed, pressure‑free setting.

  • General Dentistry

  • Cosmetic Dentistry

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Dentures & Crowns

  • Oral Surgery

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Emergency Dentistry

  • Braces & Orthodontics

  • Invisalign®

Is there an experienced dentist near me in Lakewood?

Whether you need emergency dental care or a routine oral checkup, you may be looking for the nearest dentist office to your home or work. At Ideal Dental of Lakewood, we offer a convenient location in Dallas, hours that will work within your busy schedule, knowledgeable dentists, and a friendly staff committed to providing exceptional customer service.

Is there a friendly dentist office in Lakewood that’s in my neighborhood?

Look no further than Ideal Dental of Lakewood. We are located within walking distance of many apartments and homes within the community. You can find us at 7331 Gaston Ave, Suite 160, Dallas, TX 75214, behind the Starbucks and near the intersection of Gaston Avenue and Garland Road. We also are close to public transportation for easy access from many areas of Dallas.

We realize that it can be difficult to squeeze in a dental appointment between work, school, and family obligations. If you are looking for a dentist office near home with hours that will fit within your busy schedule, consider Ideal Dental. For patients who can’t manage weekday visits, we are pleased to offer Saturday appointments. We are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Call us today at 214.320.9999 or request an appointment online.

What services should I expect a local dentist near me to offer?

If your teeth are generally healthy but you are unhappy with the way they look, we offer cosmetic and orthodontic treatment options, including in-office and at-home teeth whitening kits to make your teeth pearly white, veneers to camouflage chipped teeth, and braces and Invisalign® aligners to correct misaligned teeth.

Many patients put off dental treatment because they fear going to the dentist and have severe dental anxiety. Our caring staff and compassionate dentists can use nitrous oxide or anesthesia to keep you feeling relaxed and comfortable during complex procedures. Call today for more information about our sedation dentistry services.

Where is a dentist in my area that offers financing?

We realize that an unexpected dental procedure can put a strain on the family budget. That is why we are proud to partner with CareCredit. This program allows qualifying patients to pay for their treatment in convenient monthly installments. CareCredit can be used by itself or in conjunction with your private or employer-sponsored dental insurance. If you are looking for the closest dentist in Lakewood that offers financing, call to speak with one of our friendly staff members about CareCredit.

Another way in which we make our dental services as affordable as possible is by partnering with MetroCare plan. As a MetroCare member, your annual membership fee entitles you to substantial discounts on many routine and preventative dental treatments. Your discount can even be used in combination with your insurance.

Ideal Dental of Lakewood also accepts a number of popular dental insurance plans. Our knowledgeable dentists and helpful staff will work with you and your insurer to find treatment options that will make the most of your coverage and keep your out-of-pocket expenses to a minimum. To find out more about the insurance plans we take, call us at 214.320.9999 today to schedule your appointment or request an appointment online.

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