As a senior partner and owner of MMS Family Dentistry, Dr. McElveen is committed to serving his community through dedicated, clinically excellent oral healthcare that helps to improve each patient’s overall quality of life. He looks forward to welcoming you and your family into the dental office soon. If you’d like to learn more about his background and accomplishments, please continue reading below.
A native of Vaux Hall, NJ, Dr. McElveen’s college career started at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. There, he completed both his Bachelor of Arts in Applied Science and his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He proceeded to pursue his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the New York University College of Dentistry, graduating in 1973. He accepted a General Practice Residency position at Newark Beth Israel Hospital in New Jersey, completing his certification in May of 1974. After practicing at a group dental office in East Orange for over a year, he decided to move to Austin, TX and joined with Drs. White and Dr. Mason to continue his career – and the rest is history!
Dr. McElveen has consistently participated in continuing education courses and seminars over the span of his career. His strongest interests include cosmetic dentistry, implantology, Invisalign, and full mouth rehabilitation. He has additionally been affiliated with various dental organizations, including the following:
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Gulf State Association
- National Dental Association
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. McElveen has been married to Arnolda Janet McElveen for over 50 years, and together, they have 4 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Outside of the dental office, he has been active in many community and civic oriented organizations at the local and state level, including the NAACP, Urban League Advisory Board, Boys and Girls Club of American Advisory Board, Texas Organization of Professionals, Austin Striders Track Club, the Texas Title XIX Advisory Board, KXAN Advisory Board Member, and Sinai Baptist Church Member, as well as many more. His aspirations are to continue serving his community and mankind well into the future while also ensuring that his descendants have a prosperous future and live a life that’s beneficial to themselves and others. He and Janet are working together to build a financial legacy for themselves while also helping others accomplish the same.
Dental implants can be an ideal solution to replacing damaged or missing teeth. They can restore not only the functionality of teeth but can provide a great new look as well. Dental implants are a standard cosmetic dental option offered at MMS Family Dentistry.
People tend to assume that the gap left behind after losing a permanent adult tooth can remain empty. The reality is that an exposed tooth socket faces the risk of infection, can cause teeth to shift out of alignment, and can cause other issues as well. With a dental implant, we can help patients avoid those oral health issues We have the tools and skills necessary to provide patients with a customized dental implant to meet their specific needs.
Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment involves removing the infected dental pulp of a tooth, cleaning the tooth and placing a filling to prevent further infection. Root canals are a service offered at MMS Family Dentistry.
While teeth can seem invincible pearly whites that break down food and help make a great smile, they have layers and can weaken over time. Without proper care, a tooth can sustain enough damage to expose the inner layer, known as the dental pulp. Infected dental pulp will cause varying levels of pain when eating, speaking or at any time of day. Fortunately, we can help.
If you live in Austin or the local area, you can benefit from a teeth whitening procedure at our local dental office. At MMS Family Dentistry, we are known for improving the appearance of our patients’ smiles. We are a cosmetic dentist and has multiple ways for doing so. We often recommend a teeth bleaching procedure because it is by far the easiest way to transform your smile. After cleaning your teeth, we can complete this procedure in time for a special event or as part of your regular oral health routine.
Dental crowns are caps that restore the shape and size of teeth after they have been damaged, and offer protection from further damage. Dental crowns are a great option for restoring damaged teeth and are a standard procedure offered at MMS Family Dentistry.
When a tooth is damaged, there is always hope that it can heal on its own. Unfortunately, teeth do not heal or restore damaged enamel on their surface. However, we can help to protect and restore a tooth with a dental crown.
Dental crowns are a versatile treatment which can protect a weak tooth from infection, restore a damaged tooth, cover a dental implant, hold a dental bridge in place and provide a great, natural appearance.
Dental Veneers and Dental Laminates
A dental veneer is a porcelain shell that dental professionals can customize to enhance the size, shape and shade of a tooth. Dental veneers are a commonly offered dental restoration at MMS Family Dentistry.
If you have chipped, discolored or crooked teeth and want to change them, then dental veneers may be the solution you are looking for. Consisting of a thin porcelain shell, dental veneers can blend in with your surrounding teeth for a uniform appearance. While altering the size, shape and shade of your teeth, we can also prevent further damage to the surface of the tooth.
Far too often, people will try to avoid seeking professional dental treatment and live with damaged or crooked teeth. By avoiding treatment, people are only increasing the chance of pain or infection. A chipped tooth can risk exposing the inside of the tooth, causing pain when eating, drinking or biting down on something.