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2018 - 2019 ​Board of Directors

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Your President: Dr. John Boyd

Dr. John G. Boyd is a general dentist, in practice for 38 years before retiring in May of 2018.  He graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston and is a Pride Institute Alumni as well as a proud L.D. Pankey Alumni and served as a former teaching assistant.  Dr. Boyd is an accredited member of American A​cademy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as a member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.

Professional affiliations include:
 Boyd Assoc


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Your President - Elect: Dr. Tim Knight

Tim Knight, your president-elect of the Fort Worth District Dental Society, is a Fort Worth resident of over 50 years. After graduating summa cum laude from Texas A&M as a President’s Endowed Scholar, he received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston in 1981. His practice has slowly evolved into an adult restorative practice with an emphasis on occlusion. Tim has been a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, ​Fort Worth District Dental Society, and Academy of General Dentistry since beginning his practice.

Tim is a firm believer of the value of constantly learning to keep his practice and staff energized and motivated. After going through the continuums at The Pankey Institute, he realized that what you can learn from your fellow participants can be as important as what you learn along with them. That is why he’s excited to be on the current board of the FWDDS and on the continuing education committee. Please touch base with him anytime about ideas for continuing education or any other activity you feel might be beneficial to FWDDS members. Don’t be surprised if he reaches out to you looking for suggestions! He would like for our society to provide valuable methods and tools to help our entire membership stay motivated and rewarded from dentistry.

Tim and his wife Kathleen have 5 grown children and 5 grandchildren. When not involved in dentistry, Tim can usually be found outdoors, in the water, on the water or by a fire pit with his family and friends.

Professional affiliations include:

kNIGHT aSSOC


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Your Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Elizabeth Laborde

Dr. Elizabeth Laborde graduated from Wellesley College in 2004, and went on to pursue her dental education at what is now Texas A&M College of Dentistry. While in dental school she met her husband and current board member, Dr. Joe Laborde.  She graduated with her DDS in 2008, and moved to Boston, MA where she completed a GPR at Brigham and Women’s Harvard Wide program. Dr. Laborde had the opportunity to treat medically compromised patients at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber, and within community health clinics throughout Boston. It was during this time that Dr. Laborde realized her passion for treating children and decided to pursue a residency in pediatric dentistry. She matched at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in her home state and graduated in 2013. Since graduation she has worked in private practice in the DFW area. Dr. Laborde first served on the Fort Worth District Dental Society as the Director Under 10 Years in 2015-2016. She rejoined the board in 2017 as the Vice-President, and now serves as the Secretary-Treasurer. Elizabeth and Joe live in Fort Worth with their 3-year-old twin sons, Nicholas and William, and a 6-month-old baby, Claire. They also have 2 sweet dogs, Radar and Rudy, and their first baby, a cat named Leon.

Professional affiliations include:

  

ELLABORDE ASSOC 


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Your Vice President: Dr. Russell Dix

Dr. Russell Dix is a General dentist who has been in practice for 3​1 years.  He graduated from ​Baylor College of Dentistry.  He is an active member of Keller United Methodist Church and helped organize and begin the Rotary Club of Keller.  ​Dr. Dix is a member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.

Professional affiliations include:

Dix Assoc

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Your Immediate Past President: Dr. Joe Laborde:

Joe is a board certified periodontist from Fort Worth where he maintains a practice limited to periodontics and dental implants.  He is a graduate of Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed his specialty training and Masters degree at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  Dr. Laborde feels honored to have the opportunity to participate on the Board and to serve the Fort Worth dental community. It is his hope that others will see the value of belonging to our Society.  As someone who cares deeply about the profession and the future of dentistry, he believes it is essential to have strong organizations that provide a collective voice for our profession.  Joe and his wife Elizabeth, a pediatric dentist, and fellow board member, live in Fort Worth with their new baby Claire, and 3-year-old twin sons, William and Nicholas. 

Professional affiliations include:

JOLABORDE ASSOC 


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Your Director: Dr. Sarah Morris

Received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 2006 and began private practice in Fort Worth in 2006.  I had the honor of being named recipient of the prestigious award of 40 under 40 in Fort Worth.  I enjoy volunteering my extra time for various charities, such as Christina's Smile, Save-a-Smile and various Christian Medical and Dental association mission trips and the Salt and Light Dental Clinic. I attend Christ Chapel Bible Church and am married to Matthew Morris and we have two precious daughters, Lillian and Hannah. In my spare time I enjoy outdoor activities, singing and traveling.

Professional affiliations include:

Morris Assoc

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Your Director: Dr. Eric Wear

 

Dr. ​​Eric Wear is a General dentist who has been in practice for ​9 years.  ​He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry.  Dr. Wear is a proud member of ​the Academy of General Dentistry, a Spear Study Club member, prior Navy as well as a member of the American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.

Professional affiliations include:

Wear Assoc

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Your Director, Ten Years and Under: Dr. Nathan Flesher

Dr. Nathan Flesher is a General dentist who has been in practice for 5 years. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and then followed God's calling to Texas through the Christian Medical and Dental Association placement program in 2014. Dr. Flesher is passionate about providing high quality comprehensive dentistry services for patients of all ages. Among his proudest accomplishments was commissioning as an officer in the Army National Guard Dental Corps, where his main mission is to promote and restore the dental health of our nation's honorable service members. Despite the demands of private practice and frequent Army responsibilities, Dr. Flesher devotes as much time as possible to giving back to the community and staying active in organized dentistry. His favorite charity is performing oral surgery at Beautiful Feet Ministries for those unable to afford dental care.

Dr. Flesher was blessed with marriage to his beautiful wife and better half, Becca, in 2008. The Flesher's are proud parents to one son, Gavin James, born August 2018 and a French bulldog, Hank. In their spare time they love enjoying the outdoors, traveling, and staying fit. They are proud members of Gospel City Church in Pantego. 

Professional affiliations include:

Flesher Assoc 


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