The rewards of being an orthodontist are many. Not only do I get to enhance my patients’ dental health and appearance, but I also help them to grow up with more self-esteem and confidence. Relationships and friendships are developed over the course of treatment, and I have learned much from the many people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. I have a staff that is not only professional, but fun as well. They care about our patients and are as excited about orthodontics as I am.
Education and Continuing Education
After graduating from Texas A&M University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science, I was accepted into the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. After receiving my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1976, I decided to go into private dental practice to determine which field I would like to specialize in.
I was fascinated by orthodontics and all that could be accomplished by straightening teeth. I applied to and was accepted into the orthodontic program at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston, from which I graduated with my certificate in orthodontics in 1985. After that, I set up practice in Copperfield and have been here ever since. Visit me on Google+
The field of orthodontics is always changing. I keep up with the latest advances via continuing education courses throughout the year. In addition, I teach new residents in the dental school’s orthodontic department as a clinical professor.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Texas Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Society
- University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni Association, past president
Outside the Office
I was born in a small town in West Texas called Hamlin. My family moved to Houston in 1956 and I’ve been here ever since. My older son Matthew, who graduated from Texas A&M in 2004, is now married to Layla and living here in Houston. I am a proud grandfather of their daughter, Zoe. My younger son, Nicholas, currently attends Texas A&M. My wife Lisa is also a fan of Texas A&M, and we often get together with the family to go to A&M football games.
I enjoy playing golf with my sons and traveling, particularly to the Jackson, Wyoming area for hiking and wildlife photography. I have always had a fondness for animals and volunteer at the wildlife division of the SPCA, and help to rehabilitate and release animals back into the wild. I also have many pets, some of which are dogs, cats, sugar gliders, flying squirrels, cows and donkeys.
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Reviews from Our Patients
"Dr. Gullick and his staff are awesome!!! Appointment times are convenient and we never wait more than 10 minutes to be seen. I always recommend Dr. Gullick's practice to anyone needing orthodontic care."
~ Shannon C
"Dr. Gullick is very personable and his staff are all great. My treatment took the amount of time that I was told it would take, and my teeth look great!!"
~ Margot L
"I love going to Dr. Gullick's office. Everyone is very friendly. They are always listening to problems or comfort issues from the braces you may have and they are ready to work with you."
~ Karen D
"I like this place because they work hard to keep my smile looking great and everyone there is nice and friendly. Keep up the good work!!"
~ Levi F
"The whole experience is very efficient and the staff is friendly! Dr. Gullick always takes time to ask how his patients AND parents are doing. Plus, my daughter is always excited about going to her appointments. I can't say that about many other doctor visits."
~ Sharry L