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My amazing teeth are the best investment I ever made! No more jaw nerve pain; no more sleep apnea; and I look younger.

- Rosa

I wanted to let you know that Danielle and I have moved to California … we will miss all of you so much and thank everyone for all the years of excellent dental service, friendships and always making us feel like family.

- Renel and Danielle

Dr. Cress,

I can smile big again!!!

Thank you so much for everything 🙂

- Molly

Hey Dr. Cress,

It was a pleasure meeting you a couple weekends ago at Arrowhead as well. I really enjoyed your class and to be honest, I think it was one of the best ones that I have attended yet and I’ve only got one more to go. It’s funny because initially when I signed up about two years ago for the new dentist package that Arrowhead offers I wasn’t too excited about the sleep course because I thought, “well I don’t really know anything about this and it seems hokey.” I’m learning more and more, you don’t know what you don’t know. It was anything but hokey and I think sometimes life is just directed in ways that are there to surprise and amaze you at times. I have been stepping back and looking beyond teeth and what do you know, just by doing that I have been able assess them in my mind and then they turn around and start talking about how they have a CPAP but don’t use it or something to that affect. I can now see a lot more. So thank you for that. I have had some consults but most people want their insurance to pay for it if its covered. The office I’m at does not file their insurance so I haven’t seen anyone back yet to get started. No today doesn’t mean no forever. I’m thinking about talking to the owner to try the Meridian appliance and will see what he says. Well I’ve got to get going, but just wanted to follow up and say thank you.


- April Davis, DMD

Dear Dr. Cress,

Thank you for giving me the most beautiful smile I can ever imagine.  I was born in the mid 70s’, and was a victim of tetracycline, I thought I was going to have to live with discolored teeth the rest of my life. I never thought someday I could have the perfect smile until I saw the job you did on Perry and your other patients. I can’t describe how much I appreciate my new smile. Like I mentioned to you before, I’m in love with myself. I just came back from a European trip with my girlfriends. They joked that they’d never be in the same pictures with me because my teeth are too perfect. At the Chanel boutique, a sales lady came to me and told me my teeth were so beautiful. I’m sharing these compliments with you to thank you for giving me all of this. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner!

Thank you,

- Jessica

We used the Meridian appliance on a patient and after 24 hours of wear the patients words were the same as ours…Magical! The ringing in her ears was almost completely gone, and the crepitus, clicking, and popping were much improved. After one week of wearing the Meridian all symptoms were gone.

- Dr. Michael J Dostal DDS
Shawnee, KS

Dr. Cress:

Just wanted to let you know that the adjustment you did last week is working great. My jaw is no longer sore and my headaches have stopped!


- Phil B.

Dr. Cress,

Last time I was in your office I shared a story about Craig with you and you asked me to send you an email about it.

Prior to Craig getting his “new teeth”, he had a very guarded smile. Now, sometimes he smiles so big he actually looks “cheesy” as he is so proud of his smile!
Thank you for helping him regain his smile.


- Karen J.

My best decision in years.

No I did not buy Apple Stock . About 5 years ago I was about to attend my 50th high school reunion. I had seen a few of my class mates and they seem bent on getting facelifts and such. That never appealed to me but I did mention to Dr. Cress that I would be attending such a reunion and being a fairly normal guy I wanted to look my best. He suggested an upgrade not to my face which can go either way but to my teeth.

I went ahead with the program which entailed replacing my old fillings and metal based crowns that took away from my looks and smile. He replaced my fillings with custom crafted Elite Emax crowns and veneers. When I went to the reunion I did see plenty of new faces ( facelifts). My class mates kept looking at me and said what is it about you that makes you look younger ? I just smiled and said ” remember I was one of the young ones in the class. I am a December baby. ”

I did not let on to my secret but for sure it is one of the best investments I ever made. I am still smiling. Thanks Dr. Cress.

- Larry C.

Dear Dr. Cress,

It has been about 3 years now since you did a makeover smile for me. I did not realize that the makeover not only allows me to smile more confidently, but it has improved my face’s overall bone structure. It is as though I have a face lift since the bottom part of my face/chin is more defined due the lengthening of my teeth. You create a smile that is uniquely and artistically fit my face. Everyone thinks I look at least 10 to 15 years younger than my actual age. Thank you, thank you!

- Lien K.

Dr. Cress,

The last time I was in to see you I had a bad pain in one of my teeth. After an exam of the tooth you suggested that I use ProNamel tooth paste to eliminate the pain. I was a little skeptical, but did just as you suggested. After a week of using the ProNamel twice a day, the pain was noticeably better and after two weeks the pain was gone completely. Six months later, I am still using the ProNamel two times a day and continue to be pain free. Thanks for the great advice.

- Gary T.

Hello Dr. Cress,

I just wanted to thank you and Brooke for a fantastic experience at my appointment today. When I started going to your practice I was just a kid, and had no idea the level of care I was receiving at your office. Then when I moved I thought I would have no trouble finding another stellar dentist…But unfortunately I was mistaken. Once I moved back home I was actually excited to go to the dentist, since I already knew where to find the best one in town.

From the moment I enter the office I feel welcomed and calm. Brooke, the hygienist for my visit, was kind and out-going. She did a great job making me laugh and enjoy my time in the chair, which isn’t easy in any medical field much less dentistry. Now that I’ve seen what other options are out there, I understand how spoiled I have been in the care of Dr.Cress. I would wholeheartedly recommend him and his associates to everyone I know.

-Tyler F.

- Tyler F.
Sugar Land, TX

Everything was and is great. Did you expect it to be any different? LOL

- Michael H.
Hutcherson, TX

I am happy to report that according to my wife, my freight train snoring has been cured–or at least reduced to a much softer white noise that does not wake her (or me) up . I have tried many devices and tricks, and your appliance is the only one that has worked. Mucho thanks for your persistent work on my oral appliance. My wife and I greatly appreciate it.
Resting well,

- Timothy Watson

Dear Dr. Cress and Staff,

Just wanted to say how nice it was to see you all during my last check up. I used to worry about going to my check ups concerned that the outcome would be hearing I was going to need “more work” just to keep the rather unattractive teeth I had. As you know, for years I was fighting a losing battle with a chronic infection in the gums of my crowded lower teeth. I took Advil frequently just to manage the discomfort from the infection flare ups. My “new teeth” have eliminated that ongoing infection and pain associated with it. While my favorite result of my new teeth is my smile (and the confidence that goes with it!) the fact that my oral health has improved so much is such an important outcome to having my new teeth. So thank you from the bottom of my broken heart for helping me smile again after losing my girl. I am blessed to have you in my life! Can’t wait to see you at my next visit.

Love and gratitude,

- Mary Sullivan

I left my appliance at a friend’s house on Monday. So, Monday night I slept with no appliance. I woke up about 5 a.m. with a sore throat, stopped up nose and a headache—and tired. I felt pretty awful most of the morning until I got those things under control. I got my appliance back in time to wear last night. I slept solid from 11:57 p.m. to 5:58 a.m. (according to my Fitbit); then was a little restless and then slept another hour. This morning I feel great—no sore throat, no stopped up nose, no headache and feeling rested!

Thanks, Dr. Cress and your very capable and friendly staff!

- Peggy Brockenbush
Victoria, TX

For years I have been struggling with sleep apnea, snoring, and restless nights. Over the past few years, several devices have been introduced to combat the issues I have been dealing with. Unfortunately, some have been gimmicks, and others just treat the symptoms and do not resolve the issue. Many of the products and surgical procedures I looked at also had poor results and required annoying machines. I wasn’t looking to just treat the symptoms, and I wasn’t convinced that surgery was my best choice, but I had to do something…I wasn’t the only one losing sleep over my problem!

A new product was introduced to me a few months ago called a DNA Appliance. The first night I wore the product I actually slept better, and my wife said I snored less. I have been wearing the appliance for a few months now, and my wife and I have noticed a lot of changes. Not only has my sleep apnea, snoring, and restless nights vanished, I have noticed that my constant indigestion, difficulty breathing while exercising, and morning headaches have also gone. As an added bonus, I have noticed that my dreams are more vivid, and easier to remember. My dentist, Dr. Sam Cress, who introduced me to the product, has also informed me that the product will straighten my teeth, and as it corrects my jaw and breathing it will give me a more youthful look…

I truly believe that the DNA Appliance was the best decision I could have made, and my wife is very thankful I made it!

- Michael

I want to thank you for my mRNA. As you know I had worn a Tap 3 before and it helped, but the results that I have gotten with my mRNA are beyond belief. I no longer have trouble waking up in the morning, most mornings I am awake before the alarm goes off. One of the scariest things I experienced with sleep apnea was driving home from Austin after seeing my grandchildren, and on more than one occasion I came close to driving off the road.

In the past my doctor had me do an ultrasound on my heart because of irregular heart beats. I went to see him in May of this year, and the look on his face was priceless as I no longer have irregular heart beats. I also had high blood pressure, it is now normal to low; my doctor has cut the dose of medication in half. I am watching it on a daily basis and hopefully soon will be off of it all together.

The icing on the cake for me is the weight loss, because of the mRNA I have more energy, and I do not feel like I have to continually eat to keep myself awake. I am eating better and actually look forward to either walking or working out.

There are no words to explain how I look forward to each day. I am a happy person, but the mRNA and what it has done for me is over the top and I really can’t find the words to express my gratitude to you and what you have done for patients with sleep apnea. I will be forever grateful to you.

- M.

This is Dr. Sandford and I wanted you to know that the Sleep Course with Dr. Cress was beyond my expectation! It was AWESOME!! I would highly recommend it to any sleep dentist that wants to jump-start their sleep practice.  My team thoroughly enjoyed it too! He is such a class act and the practical experience I truly appreciate. Thank you for making this possible for me and my team to go to  this course!

I am so impressed with Arrowhead Dental Labs! Yes, I am trying to see if I can work out going to the TMD course!

- Dr. Merrily Sandford

I would like to thank you, from the bottom of my heart for restoring a peaceful night’s sleep to our lives!! My husband has had severe snoring problems for approximately 12 years, with apnea becoming a concern over the past 2 years. We tried everything to stop the snoring: new pillows, devices to try to keep him on his side, allergy medicines, Breathe Right snore strips, and more. Nothing worked, much to my dismay! Then just as I had all but given up on getting a decent night’s sleep, you made him the specialized mouth guard! All I can say is WOW! There has already been a huge improvement in two weeks! The apnea spells have completely stopped, and he is going three hours or more without a single ‘snort’. I find myself waking up worrying because he’s so quiet when he sleeps!! We truly appreciate your commitment to his care and making sure the mouth guard is adjusted to allow maximum benefits. I would recommend this treatment to everyone who has snoring issues; it has made a huge difference in our lives! My husband just said yesterday that he can’t believe how much more energy he has now during the day! Thanks again!

- T.L.

I’ve been in therapy for sleep disorder since 2005. Even longer if you count all the years of weight problems, depression, fatigue and having trouble staying asleep at night. I first started using a CPAP machine in 2005 after having sleep tests and diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea. I had tried several different types of masks, head gear and chin straps. Uncomfortable nights and nights where I would get a leak in the mask. Not an attractive look either!

Last year I was directed to Dr. Sam Cress for a consultation for a new form of sleep apnea control. I was a little skeptical at first, but I’ve been so very pleased with my treatment with the DNA appliance.

Today I am sleeping, dreaming, waking up rested. I have made progress in my weight loss, fatigue and depression. My “numbers” are awesome! Proof that what I’m feeling as success is truly working. A miracle in my mouth!”

- K.M.

Dr. Cress – WOW! What can I say? You only installed the veneers this morning but I am already in love with them.  My friends and relatives have been impressed with them.  My wife thinks they soften my look and make me much more approachable.  For the first time in my life, I am comfortable opening my mouth and displaying a smile.  Kinda cool!

Many thanks to you and your staff for the highly professional (and fun) manner in which all of you perform your services.  You truly performed a “life changing” event in my life.

- H.C.