Philip Norman Ralph Estes, DDS
Dr. Estes is a proud husband and father of two. Born in Springfield, Illinois, Dr. Estes has lived throughout the world while serving in the United States Army for over eleven years. In 1996 he graduated from Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. Upon graduation he began serving his country in the United States Army serving in Germany, Kosovo, and Iraq. Wanting to become a professional, he then decided to pursue private practice dentistry. Dr. Estes then entered The University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and obtained a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.
A proudly decorated veteran, Dr. Estes is a Major in the United States Army Reserves. During his service in Iraq he earned the Bronze Star Medal for his part in Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2004 to November 2005. Dr. Estes was a battalion executive Officer and support operations officer for a 1,400 soldier logistical battalion that earned the Meritorious Unit Citation for its gallantry in northern and central Iraq. Dr. Estes proudly serves still today as a general dentist in the 965th Dental Company from Seagoville, Texas. As such, Dr. Estes is trained and able to respond to emergencies to include natural disasters and domestic terrorism. He is proud to do his part to keep us all safe!
Professionally connected, Dr. Estes is currently Vice President of the North Texas Dental Society and President of the Dallas Academy of General Dentistry, as well as a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He has also served in the professional fraternities Alpha Sigma Nu and the National Jesuit Honor Society. He is also a graduate member of Delta Sigma Dental, a scholarly dental fraternity dedicated to excellence in dentistry and keeping abreast of all the latest technological advances while promoting ethical standards of dentistry.
Dr. Estes is an Eagle Scout and an active adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America along with his son. Dr. Estes participates in the American Dental Association’s Give Kids A Smile Day and is interested in serving his community to maximize preventative dental treatment for patients of all backgrounds. An advocate of early preventative dentistry, Dr. Estes believes in establishing a dental home for infants, toddlers, and adolescents. In accordance with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Estes believes in seeing children as early as 12 to 18 months in age. This establishes early intervention, developmental assessment, and parental education to prevent early childhood tooth decay. It also helps to keep parents informed as to the growth, development and proper oral health care of their children.
Committed to affordability, Dr. Estes participates with most major PPO dental insurance plans and offers affordable care for patients without insurance in efforts to meet the needs of the community. Care Credit is also available to help patients who pay for their own dental care out of pocket. As a family-man, Dr. Estes realizes the expenses of raising a family and desires to make dentistry available and affordable to the families of his community. Conveniently located on the southwest corner of Hillcrest Road and Ohio Drive, Oak Dental Frisco makes it easy to stop by the dentist for an office visit without a long drive that interrupts the day’s vast number of activities. Please call us today at Frisco Office Phone Number (972) 335-4145.