After graduating from Plano Senior High in 1992, Vince Sessions enlisted in the US Marine Corps to earn money for college, serving in both the security forces and in the infantry. He began his college career in 1996 at Collin County Community College and graduated with his BS in biology (emphasizing molecular and cell biology) from the University of Texas at Dallas just three years later.
In 2003, he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry.
Through the influence of his father, John Sessions, DO, “Dr. Vince” has always held nontraditional views of medicine and dentistry and how they interrelate in the overall well-being of the patient. So upon his graduation from dental school, he committed himself to providing holistic dental care for the whole family in a relaxed, comfortable environment. His focus has been on mercury-free restoration of his patients’ smiles with in a way that supports their whole body health.
Dr. Sessions is certified as a biological dentist by the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine.
He is also certified in the IAOMT’s Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART).
Dr. Sessions lives on a small family farm with his wife and two children, where they raise chickens, Nubian milk goats, black Brangus beef cattle, and a small garden. His interests include small farm sustainability, organic farming/ gardening, cooking, spending time with his wife and children.
We welcome patients of all ages, although we do refer most of our youngest patients to a specialist for any major restorative work needed. Bringing in your child for a quick baby checkup around the age of one can help set the stage for good dental health and orofacial development as they grow up.
There are many healthy, durable, and biocompatible alternatives to mercury amalgam “silver” fillings today. If you choose to replace your mercury fillings, rest assured that we take strong measures to protect you – and our office, dental team, and environment – from exposure to that potent neurotoxin. We offer biocompatibility testing to ensure that whatever material we use to restore your teeth is one you will not react negatively to. And we will gladly consult with your physician to support you through your post-removal detox.
Lingering infection in root canal treated teeth can have long-term implications on your overall health. We can surgically remove these problem teeth and thoroughly disinfect the socket to protect against future problems such as cavitations (areas of infected, decaying bone hidden from view by healthy soft tissue). We are happy to work with your physician or other healthcare providers in supporting your whole body healing after this procedure. And once the sites are healed, we can replace those teeth with biocompatible implants or partial dentures.
If you have cavitations resulting from earlier oral surgery, we can surgically clean and disinfect the site so healthy new tissue can proliferate. Here, as in all of our surgical procedures, we use platelet rich fibrin (PRF) to help speed healing, enhance blood flow to the site, reduce pain, and spur the generation of new tissue.
Dr. Sessions is a certified provider of the DNA Appliance, which stimulates stem cells in the jaws to help reshape the airway and address problems such as bruxing (teeth grinding at night), TMJ dysfunction, and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Other types of splint and appliance therapy are available, as well, to help you find relief from Sleep Breathing Disorder or chronic face, head, jaw, and neck pain.
When you need to replace a missing tooth, implants are one of the best options available. They look and function just like natural teeth, and with proper care, they can last just as long. The implant is surgically placed in your jaw, and then topped with a crown or bridge. We offer both titanium and biocompatible ceramic implants to restore your smile.
High quality imaging is critical for making accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans. In addition to regular dental x-rays, we are able to take panoramic, 3D cone beam, and cephalometric images. All of our imaging is digital, which means much less radiation exposure for you when x-rays or other images are needed to provide your care.
When tooth decay starts, the earlier we detect it, the easier – and less expensive! – it is to treat it. To do this, we use a device called CariVu. Using near-infrared light, it lets us see through the tooth to spot areas of developing decay – or to confirm that your teeth remain healthy and whole. CariVu is quick, accurate, and painless.
Sometimes, decay can return to previously restored teeth – decay that often goes undetected until a crown or filling is removed. By that point, it can be very advanced. But with the Oral Potential Meter 2, we can detect such decay while old metal fillings and crowns are still in place. This electronic testing can spare a tooth needless trauma.
If you have trouble with dental anxiety, we can provide sedation to make your procedures in our office more relaxed and comfortable. We offer both nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and non-IV oral conscious sedation. Because nitrous wears off quickly once it’s switched off, you’re able to drive yourself home after your appointment. With oral conscious sedation, you’ll need someone to do the driving for you, as the effects of the drugs linger for a considerable time.
Each molecule of oxygen you breathe is made up of two oxygen atoms. Add a third one, and that oxygen becomes ozone. This super-charged form is perfect for killing bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other harmful oral microbes. It can whiten smiles, prevent infection, and even help remineralize teeth. It can help wounds and surgical sites to heal. It’s also ideal for treating periodontal (gum) disease, since the gas easily flows into even the deepest of periodontal pockets, providing extra deep cleaning, giving the diseased tissues a chance to heal.
The placement of PRF has become an invaluable part of the surgical process in our office. What is it? Simply a plug of tissue we generate from a small sample of your own blood. When we place that tissue over a surgical site, it helps speed up the healing process by stimulating bone and soft tissue growth. Patients also report much less post-op discomfort when PRF is used. And because it’s made from your own blood – not synthetic or animal-derived products – it’s 100% biocompatible.