Katie To, D.D.S, F.A.G.D
Biological & Cosmetic Dentist
MEET DR. KATIE: TRUSTED DENTIST IN KATY AREA
Dr. Katie To is a biological and cosmetic dentist and the owner of The Center for Integrated Wellness and Cosmetic Dentistry in Katy, Texas. As the only SMART certified dentist in Katy, safe patient care is a top priority. Her industry knowledge includes dental ozone therapy, biological dental surgery, cosmetic dentistry techniques and clinical nutrition. Within each area of expertise, biocompatible and nontoxic approaches are selected.
While the practice specializes in biological dentistry, Dr. Katie’s team places equal importance on proper nutrition, posture, sleep, mindset and emotional wellness. She personalizes all dental materials, techniques and procedures to maximize optimal wellness for each patient. This attention to detail extends to her work in cosmetic dentistry. As a Digital Smile Design (DSD) clinic, Dr. Katie uses cutting edge technology to transform smiles and build confidence.
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science in biology, Dr. Katie pursued dentistry. She studied at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) with distinction in research and multiple awards in cosmetic dentistry upon graduation. Following this season of life, she married her husband, Dr. Bar Nguyen, and they traveled the world together.
A PERSONAL WELLNESS JOURNEY
Upon returning to the U.S., Dr. Katie’s journey toward natural and conservative dentistry began in a personal battle with infertility. She and her husband grasped for answers in desperation while exploring all options for a viable pregnancy. Dr. Katie engaged in extensive research where she learned that toxic metal poisoning is often a contributing factor in infertility. Even without mercury dental fillings, she pursued testing. Three separate doctors confirmed her results—she was positive for mercury toxicity.
Dr. Katie took bold steps toward healing, making lifestyle changes in the name of personal health. Finding herself at a professional crossroads, Dr. Katie turned away from traditional dentistry in pursuit of biological dentistry. Now as a Certified Biological Dentist, her approach to patient care centers “food as medicine” while caring for the body as a whole. She treats more than just oral symptoms, and in turn, patients achieve optimum levels of health through preventive and holistic measures.
Since the birth of her son, Bailey, Dr. Katie actively seeks balance between her career and personal life as she embraces motherhood and a fulfilling career. She encourages others to seek harmony within their own lives by challenging her team to set and reach personal wellness goals each year. Dr. Katie’s most recent ambition includes training toward certification as a yoga instructor.
ENTREPRENEURIAL AND PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS
Her entrepreneurial passions extend to the creation and facilitation of continuing education (CE) programs for her peers through KT Dental Seminars. As the founder and voice of the brand, Dr. Katie hosts live seminars, online masterclasses and coaching sessions for her industry. This venture motivates other dental professionals to maximize their career and personal potential while elevating business and clinical skills.
With more than 1,500 hours of personal CE completed, Dr. Katie surpasses the standards for the state of Texas by approximately 12 times the annual requirement. Targeting most of her CE studies within cosmetic and biological dentistry, she remains at the forefront of her fields. As an AGD Fellow (FAGD), Dr. Katie is positioned within the top six percent of dentists in the U.S. and Canada. She is also the youngest Master of Biological Dentistry, a distinction given by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM). This is the highest level of certification within the IABDM network of dentists.
As the owner of the first and only DSD clinic in Katy, Dr. Katie’s achievements in cosmetic technology are notable. With only 17 DSD clinics in North America and 38 clinics throughout the world, patients from the local community and its surrounding cities visit the practice to experience a DSD smile transformation. She is the first female to hold the professional title of Master of Smile Design within the DSD network.
HEALTHY SMILE, HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND
Dr. Katie is proud to lead a family-friendly, multi-specialty group practice where she helps patients uncover healthy smiles, healthy bodies and healthy minds. Through an endless pursuit of knowledge, Dr. Katie and her team are equipped to walk alongside and support their community with modern and innovative techniques that inspire holistic wellness.
Find the published bio at katietodds.com.