Gene Flanagan, DDS, a General Dentist in Private Practice

Get to know General Dentist Dr. Gene Flanagan, who serves patients in Arlington, Texas.

With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Flanagan is a general dentist who specializes in cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry. He is currently serving patients’ dental needs at his private dental practice in Arlington, Texas. Dr. Flanagan’s state-of-the-art office emphasizes the importance of patient comfort, treatment alternatives, and patient advocacy. He and his team are always looking for ways to improve the patient experience by utilizing a wide variety of beneficial services and amenities, thereby making sure each patient leaves the office feeling comfortable and well cared for. 

Prior to opening his practice, Dr. Flanagan engaged himself in educational pursuits (a trait he still continues to this day) leading to the fulfillment of his lifelong dream of becoming an extraordinary dentist. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, graduating with his Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry in 1978. While at Texas Tech, he was a charter member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. After being accepted to all three of the top dental schools in Texas, Dr. Flanagan chose Baylor College of Dentistry (now called Texas A&M College of Dentistry) in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1981. While at the university, he was a member of the Psi Omega dental fraternity.

Continuing education has always been a big part of Dr. Flanagan’s life. Much of his focus in his pursuit of excellence has been in areas that focus on the function of occlusion, advances in surgical procedures, comprehensive exams, treatment planning, and functional esthetic excellence. “The field is constantly making advances in treatment and technology. New research is connecting oral health to overall health. It is our obligation to be on top of any changes in the field of dental medicine, not only to better ourselves, but to be able to educate and treat our patients with the best possible care” as stated by Dr. Flanagan. He has completed a mini residency in dental implants and has over 100 hours training in orthodontics. 

Dr. Flanagan is a proud alumnus of the prestigious Dawson Academy. Dawson dentists are trained beyond the typical dentist. They are trained not only in how to keep the mouth biologically healthy, but also in how to keep the mouth functionally healthy. 

Dr. Flanagan is a member of the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He also is a member of the Fort Worth District Dental Society and the Arlington Dental Study Club. Over the years, Dr. Flanagan has been awarded with the America’s Top Dentist, Guide to America’s Top Dentist, and Dentistry Award for Best of Arlington. 

Dentistry, also known as Dental and Oral Medicine, is a branch of medicine that consists of the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the oral cavity. A general dentist, like Dr. Flanagan, is a primary care dental provider who diagnoses, treats, and manages patients’ overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education. 

Dr. Flanagan is married. He and his wife, Angela, have a daughter named Katie. In his spare time, Dr. Flanagan enjoys reading, lifting weights, spending time with his friends and family, as well as playing music. He plays the guitar, drums, and piano. He also enjoys giving back to his community through his church music ministry, as he plays guitar for his church choir. Furthermore, Dr. Flanagan enjoys donating his time at Mission Arlington’s dental clinic, the St. Vincent de Paul Men’s Club, and the Arlington Sunrise Rotary Club where he is the 2019 blood drive chairman.

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