Dr. Richard Guess is more or less a native of Wichita Falls, having moved here in 1977. He attended Rider High School and graduated in 1985, and graduated from The University of Texas in 1989 with a B.A. in Biology. Hook ’em Horns! From Austin he moved 90 minutes south to San Antonio to attend dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center, graduating with a D.D.S. in 1993. Dr. Guess set up practice in Wichita Falls immediately after graduation, and appreciates being a North Texan and the North Texas community.
He is a member of The American Dental Association (ADA), The Texas Dental Association (TDA), The Academy of General Dentistry(AGD), The Academy of Laser Dentistry(ALD), and the Wichita Falls branch of the Spear Study Club. Dr. Guess enjoys continuing education and usually completes far beyond the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners' yearly requirement of 12 continuing education hours. Some of his favorite sponsors of advanced education are The Dr. Dick Barnes Group/Arrowhead Dental Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, Invisalign Orthodontics, and the makers of Tekscan Dental Products.
Dr. Guess currently serves on both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Arts Council of Wichita Falls Area, which administers the Kemp Center for the Arts and The Forum. He previously served for six years on the board of directors for the North Central Texas Better Business Bureau (BBB). Maplewood Laser Dental Clinic is currently an A+ rated business with the BBB, being members since 2004. MLDC is also a proud member of the Wichita Falls Board of Commerce and Industry, and we believe it is important to support local and small businesses.
Personally--Dr. Guess’s wife, Tina, is a retired Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Midwestern State University. They have a son, Bryan Flaherty, who is a member of the IBEW. Bryan married Kinsey Zotz, who teaches at Notre Dame Elementary School, in June of 2017. Dr. Guess's daughter, Laura Lindemann, graduated with a business degree from Midwestern State and currently works at, and is a purchasing agent for, The Shoe Closet. Laura married Adam Lindemann in October 2016. The year of 2016-2017 was very exciting and busy, and Rick and Tina couldn't be more proud of their children and their new families!
Dana began her dental career in 1984 as a dental assistant. She has been with Dr. Guess since 2003, and is now the Hygiene Coordinator. Dana wants our patients to always feel welcome in our office and feel at home. Her opinion is that, "We have a wonderful doctor and team who love to help patients achieve their dental goals."
Dana has been married to Darren since 1984, they have 2 children Paige and Tanner, son in law Andrew, and an adorable grandson Grady. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, traveling, and being outdoors.
Kim was introduced to the dental field in 1996 as a dental assistant. She started working for Dr. Guess in 2011 as the Hygiene Coordinator, but has now returned again to assisting. Kim first trusted Dr. Guess as her personal dentist and now feels fortunate to be a member of his team. Kim loves her patients and enjoys helping them feel at ease in the dental office. She grew up in Henrietta and moved to Burkburnett when she married her husband, Barry, in 2003. They enjoy traveling to Colorado every summer to relax and fly fish for trout. Kim also loves to cook and spend time with family and friends.
Presley was born and raised in Scotland, Texas. She attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2013. Presley and Dr. Guess work closely together. One important aspect of treatment to Presley is their analyzation of saliva testing and individualized treatment planning that helps to reduce bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease. She is certified to use a diode laser in periodontal treatment. Presley also attends continuing education courses each year to further her knowledge in all aspects of dental hygiene.
Presley finds the most rewarding part of her job is seeing results in her patients, as their oral and overall health improves. She enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients and loves getting to know them! Presley feels very blessed to be part of such a caring team that provides individualized treatment to each patient. When away from work, Presley and her husband Blake love spending time with their families and their yellow lab, Ellie Mae!