Affordable Dentist in Fort Worth
Western Regional Dental Director
Ankoo Raina, DMD, is a board certified dentist who received her first dental degree in her homeland, India. She earned her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2009.
While in India, Dr. Raina earned her bachelor’s degree in dental surgery, completing her internship in 2000 and then serving patients in a government dental hospital for one year as a resident dentist. She then worked in private practice in India until her move to the U.S. in 2004.
Dr. Raina co-published a paper in 2010 on full-mouth rehabilitation of edentulous patients with single tooth implant restorations.
In her free time, Dr. Raina enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Fort Worth Dental Office Manager and StaffAna Gonzalez has managed our Gran Plaza location for the last eight years, and served as a Jefferson Dental employee for ten. She especially loves working with patients, handling patient care upfront, and helping patients through their fears and concerns. She believes that all patients need to be treated with care, kindness and empathy. That’s why she and her staff always deliver quality care while the patient receives treatments they need. Employees work to ensure each guest feels like more than just a patient and that everyone is comfortable and at-home in their care. Ana likes to get personally involved with patients and make them feel more like friends. She finds that by keenly listening to what’s going on with the patient it helps her form a real relationship with them. Doing so breaks the ice and assures patients they will be cared for. It’s then they can begin to build a mutual relationship where patients are more comfortable, and Ana loves being able to confidently assure them that no matter what JDC team will take good care of them. Ana also personally walks the floor to make sure her patients feel cared for and that their needs have been addressed. By interacting with the patients in this way, just her presence helps them remember they have a familiar face to rely on. The wonderful doctors at Gran Plaza are also well-loved by patients and help them achieve the smile they deserve. They also work with special needs children, making them feel very comfortable and providing a friendly, caring experience. Ana recalls a particularly memorable patient who came in asserting he would never go to a dentist again because had had bad prior experience at another dental office. She continues, “We reassured him that we would be there step by step to hold his hand and take care of him through the entire process. We promised that the treatment would be worth it so he could be out of pain. At one point, I even helped massage his jaw to make him feel comfortable. The patient later told us that even though the office was busy, he felt like he received individualized attention and that staff really cared for him. Not only did we help with his anxiety, we also built a relationship.”
The dentist & staff was AWESOME! !! Very upfront, no hustle & bustle as for as your payment & procedure. I got seen , the same day I called for help...with NO long wait & my wisdom tooth was extracted, & the dentist & techs talked me through the entire process & it was PAIN FREE !!! I love the dentist & staff & their honesty & warm hearts... I felt like family, not like a burden.... & if necessary for future dental work , I would be back !! I'm a happy patient