North Texas' Qualified Pediatric Dentist
James Slaughter III, DDS, MSD
“I believe children deserve the best possible dental experience and their first impression of the dental office is critical for how they view good dental habits for the rest of their lives.”
Our doctors have been treating children in the Dallas area since 2011, and he has extensive training in many important aspects of pediatric dentistry, including oral surgery, trauma management, interceptive orthodontics, restorative care, behavior management, and treatment for patients with special needs. Today, he does his best to stay up-to-date with the latest in children’s dentistry, and he has a true passion for educating young patients about the value of good dietary and oral hygiene habits.
After earning his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern University A&M College, Dr. James went on to achieve his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College. He also has his Masters of Science in Clinical Dentistry from the University of Louisville, and he attended a Pediatric Dentistry Residency there as well. He has earned several awards over the course of his education, including the Most Outstanding Student Award from the San Francisco Mentorship Program at the University of California, the Frank H. Harrington Service and Leadership Award, the Louisiana TOPS Scholar Award, and an Academic Scholarship from Southern University A&M. Today, he is a proud member of several organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the North Texas Dental Society, Dallas County Dental Association, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Southwestern Pediatric Dental Society.
Dr. James brings enthusiasm and warmth to his job every day, and he always takes the time to personalize his approach when working with children of all ages. He wants to treat your son or daughter less like a patient and more like a friend.
Outside of the office, Dr. James’ greatest joy is his family. He is truly honored to have such a wonderful wife (Jonna) in his life, and he is very thankful to have two amazing daughters named Semaj Noelle and Soleil Elise. His hobbies include spending time with his loved ones, traveling, and playing sports.