legacy...\le-ga-se\: 1. Being or having to do with something important or with high standards. 2. A well-respected tradition or value passed down from generation to generation. 3. An exciting brand of dentistry for the whole family.
A standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health. Should a dental emergency occur, we make every effort to see and care for you as soon as possible.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we truly believe that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”; that’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking X-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients can feel about their dental visits, and we know that we can make a difference by providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.
We thank you for allowing us to take care of your dental needs and look forward to serving you.
Make an appointment today…..we’ll give you a reason to smile!
Dr. Vanesa Guerra Clements
Dr. Vanesa Guerra Clements was born in Harlingen and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley area. After graduating from Baylor University, Dr. Clements attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and earned her degree in Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Clements began practicing general dentistry in Dallas, Texas. In the summer of 2011, she opened her private practice - Legacy Dental - in Brownsville, fulfilling a lifelong dream of returning home and serving those in her community.
Dr. Larry Lanham
Dr. Lanham graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in 1974. Prior to that, he graduated from Baylor University in Waco with a B.S. in Chemistry and Math. In 1983, he became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and in 1986 was made a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International.
Dr. Young Sil Jo
Dr. Vanesa and her staff at Legacy Dental are thrilled to welcome Dr. Young Sil Jo to the team!
Dr. Jo earned her undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Biology from Stony Brook University in New York. She then attended Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery.