Reflecting Christ Through Compassionate Care
Snow shoes and skis covering the walls, coffee by a fireplace in the lobby, rooms named after mountains—patients might think they’ve stepped into a mountain lodge instead of a dentist’s office. “The whole team loves the mountains and breaking dental stereotypes, so building a ‘dental lodge’ is a bit of a dream come true,” Dr. Ryan Roberson says.
Situated on Dawn Drive in northwest Georgetown, RR Dentistry is a restorative, cosmetic, and sedation dental practice that welcomes patients at its new location, which opened in August next door to its previous home. “Our previous office was busting at the seams because of the growth of Georgetown. To accommodate more patients, it was evident we needed a larger space,” Dr. Roach says.
Like their previous location, which was designed to have a relaxed home feel, the team at RR Dentistry wants patients to feel just as comfortable at the new office. “I want people to walk in the doors and feel like they’re on a vacation in the mountains instead of a dental office,” says Dr. Roberson.
THE PASSION OF THE PRACTICE
Part of the office’s patient-centered experience comes from the values that guide its team. “Faith and family are big here,” Dr. Roach says. “Every Thursday we have a team meeting and pray with our team. It’s really important that we care for our team as well as our patients. They are like an extended family.” That family also includes the Georgetown community as well—every Christmas, each dental team decorates a themed wall and the one with the most likes on social media gets to donate $1,000 to a charity of his or her choice. Previous beneficiaries include the Key2Free and Brookwood in Georgetown (BiG).
That family focus is what inspired Dr. Bart Smith, founding and senior dentist, to open a small dental office in 1996 in a “quaint, up-and-coming, thriving and growing community that had that small-town feel for his family.” Ownership transferred to Dr. Roberson in 2011, and Dr. Roach became a partner in 2012. The practice has since grown into a 6,500-square-foot facility with 14 treatment rooms and four dentists. Having grown alongside the Georgetown community, RR Dentistry remains dedicated to helping patients become the healthiest versions of themselves. Because of the unprecedented growth, Dr. Abrams joined the team in 2021.
While each is uniquely focused in different areas, all of RR Dentistry’s doctors love the dental arts of restorative and cosmetic dentistry and are committed to offering a wide range of dental treatments, which allows patients to get all the dental work they need at one office.
Dr. Roberson focuses on the connection between dentistry and sleep-disordered breathing by treating snoring and sleep apnea. He provides a range of dental sleep medicine options and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Roach has spent hundreds of continuing education hours in the study of root canal therapy and dental microscopy. This technology uses a wall mounted microscope for improved dental assessments, apical surgeries, and minimally invasive procedures.
Dr. Abrams, a Platinum Invisalign Provider, also has a love for helping patients find new beginnings through complex extractions and implant therapy. Dr. Abrams and Dr. Roach are in the process of becoming Fellows of the American Association of Implant Dentistry.
RR Dentistry’s one-stop shop incorporates laser-assisted surgery with a 3D microscope to treat tooth infections. They provide Invisalign, whitening, same-day crowns, bridges, dental implants, dentures, veneers, fillings, and cleanings. They also offer complimentary sedation with all treatments, laser gum surgery, laser treatments for snoring and sleep-disordered breathing, and custom-fitted oral appliances.
With a proactive, holistic approach to oral health that starts by developing a relationship with the patient, RR Dentistry doctors spend 90 minutes, on average, getting to know new clients and discussing their health history as well as prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health conditions. “We’re about actually treating people like they’re people and not making them feel like they are a number,” Dr. Roach says. And for those tired of waiting for dental appointments, RR Dentistry does its best to respect patients’ time. “It is important to us to be on time with appointments. If you show up at 9:30, you’re not going to be seen at 10:30.”
Hundreds of five-star Google reviews praise the practice for its compassionate care and relaxing atmosphere.
“The whole staff is so kind and friendly. They make you feel so welcome from the minute you walk in. Dr. Roach is outstanding! Explains everything and makes sure you are comfortable during any procedures.”
“My anxiety is off the charts when I go to see a dentist, but I had the best experience ever here today,” one reviewer says, with another sharing how Dr. Abrams and his staff treated them like family. “RR took me in for an emergency root canal…Chad Abrams DDS treated me like a brother with a lot of love. He was very professional, and he and the staff stayed past closing time to help me.”
One patient described how Dr. Roberson treated her mom, who has dementia, with such respect and patience she was moved to tears. “His goal was obviously to provide care and treatment to my mom, to give her the best possible quality of life and comfort with dignity. He is the first professional who has made her feel seen and heard and valued.”