I kinda grew up in hospitals. My uncle and my grandfather, my mom were all involved in healthcare so I pretty much was in a hospital setting most of my life, had great mentors like with anesthesiologists and orthopedic surgeons and knew that healthcare was always the field that I wanted to do.
Being a Texan, I liked working outside, working with my hands which also led to kinda getting my Eagle Scout and outdoor stuff. So, I knew I wanted to do something in healthcare and with my hands and basically what I found and fell in love with was dentistry because it gives me the ability to be with patients but also in a way that allows me to bring something into their lives that they’ll take with and it can bring them joy and happiness.
It’s twofold. There’s two different types of patients that are extremely rewarding. Anxious patients that have had dental trauma and have extreme dental anxiety. I love seeing them overcome those fears and that anxiety as they’re getting comfortable with kind of us and working and growing a relationship basically as a provider and it’s rewarding to see them overcome those fears and come to the practice excited rather than being nervous. And that’s rewarding. And then having patients that come in covering their smile. After building them back up and giving them their smile back, coming and smiling every time, that’s extremely rewarding.
Bring Your Smile to a Professional With a Broad Dental Background
Dr. Bacon is a Texas native who relocated to North Carolina following his Air Force military service. He most recently served as the sole sedation specialist in Central California.
Dr. Bacon brings to the Relax Dental team unique experiences and strong knowledge in multiple fields of dentistry. His expansive dental background includes general, endodontic, surgical, cosmetic, sleep, and restorative dentistry, as well as experience in Invisalign. He takes great pride in his patient education and communication and is excited to bring that quality of care to North Carolina to help his patients feel at ease, enjoy confidence, and have a healthy smile.
Dr. Bacon graduated from Texas A&M University, magna cum laude, with a B.S. in biomedical sciences. Afterward, he attended New York University College of Dentistry, graduating as Valedictorian. Upon receiving his DDS degree, Dr. Bacon furthered his dental education by completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency while in the Air Force at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Dr. Bacon has received the following awards and honors:
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society
- Dr. Edward G. Kaufman Award for Academic Excellence
- Dr. William S. Kramer Award for Academic Excellence
- New York State Association of Endodontics Award
- American College of Dentists Outstanding Student Leader Award
- Air Force Academy Distinguished Graduate
Away from work, Dr. Bacon loves spending time with his family and enjoys swimming, tennis, golfing, cooking, and cheering for his Aggie football team. He currently resides in Greensboro with his wife and three children.