Chad Capps, DDS, MS
I love giving people confidence in their smile and improving their overall health. We have so many special people on our team and we love developing personal relationships with our patients. We don’t just straighten teeth; we improve airways and develop functional bites in addition to making a perfect smile.
Above all else, I appreciate the trust my patients place in me. The overwhelming majority of our patients come to us by way of referral. It gives me a lot of encouragement to know that our former patients are out there telling people about the great experience they had with our practice. I realize that a trip to the orthodontist can be daunting and even scary. I promise you that we will support you and your children emotionally, spiritually, and professionally throughout your treatment.
I am locally grown and I’m proud to practice in the area where I grew up. Five generations of my family have resided in this part of Texas since the 1800’s. My great-grandfather moved to Crandall in 1916 where he bought the iconic Crandall Cotton Gin and ran it for more than 50 years. I want to serve families and our community. You become part of my extended family when you walk through our doors. I look forward to seeing the smiles we create when I run into you at the grocery store, at church, or under Friday Night Lights!
Team sports have always been a passion. I think you will see some of the trademarks of an excellent team when you see our practice in action. I graduated from Crandall High School and then attended Hardin-Simmons University where I played football. After a career ending injury, I transferred to Texas A&M University in College Station. There, I received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business Administration. I returned to north Texas to study at Baylor College of Dentistry (now called Texas A&M Dental School), where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
I started my dental career with a fantastic general practice in Richardson, Texas. I spent several years there with a great mentor focusing on restorative and aesthetic dentistry, before returning to Baylor for my orthodontic residency. Through this residency, I obtained my Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology.
Not all orthodontic care is created equal. It is important to understand why the malocclusion has developed. Crooked teeth and a bad bite are usually symptoms of a larger issue. This truth hit close to home when I recognized my daughter’s airway problems. Interceptive treatment changed the trajectory of her cognitive and facial development. Rest assured that I never stop learning. Advancements in treatments, technology, and methodologies are constantly changing and improving. Throughout the year, I participate in numerous continuing education seminars. I am also a member of the Spear Study Club and a multi-disciplinary airway concentrated study club that focuses on growth and development.
When I’m not treating patients, I am with my family. My parents live a few minutes away and I take every opportunity to hunt, fish, and work cows with my dad and son. My wife, Heather, is a graduate of SMU and is a PA in a dermatology practice in Greenville. Our son Colton and our daughter Charli keep us very busy with youth sports and dance recitals.
I’m still able to scratch my competitive sports “itch” through participation in triathlons, cycling and running. Our family is active with our church and mission trips. We have a passion for moms in need and support local pregnancy centers.
I realize that COVID-19 has a lot of people questioning elective medical and dental treatments. You will be welcomed to a state-of-the-art practice employing the most effective preventative measures to keep you and your family safe while receiving treatment. Our team appreciates your support and I look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to our practice family. We will help you achieve optimal oral health and the radiant, confident smile you deserve!