Dr. Collins was described once in an orthodontic journal as “the Thinker”. He is constantly searching for a better way. This is why our office is always changing, growing and searching the world for the best solutions to orthodontic problems. This is also why he is a highly recognized clinical assistant professor in the Orthodontic Department at Texas A&M University Health Science Center in Dallas. A Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, he is also the recipient of awards from the American Association of Orthodontists, the Dr. Tom Mathews Award and the Robert E. Gaylord Award. While teaching, Dr. Collins both lectures and has clinical patients with the young doctors in their three year post graduate residency in orthodontics.
He is the author of several articles in orthodontic journals ranging from microscopic analysis of the cellular effects of accelerated tooth movement, to interesting case reports of unique approaches to treatment. Never satisfied with the status quo, Dr. Collins has designed and patented a new orthodontic appliance system that allows orthodontists to customize every bracket for every patient utilizing advanced imaging algorithms and 3D printing technology. There are two other advanced patents in the works regarding this approach to treatment as well. Along these lines, he serves in an advisory capacity to Ormco, the largest manufacturer of brackets in the USA as a member of their Insiders group.
Professional accomplishments are great, but taking care of people is the greatest and highest of privileges. It fills our heart with joy, especially when it helps those in need. In this regard, we are proud members of the Smile For A Lifetime Foundation to help local children. In addition, Dr. Collins is a volunteer at Clinica Esperanza in Roatan, Honduras where he has a group of children undergoing orthodontic treatment. He along with Ormco donate all the equipment and supplies and he works in the clinic several times a year to provide their care.
A lifelong resident of northeast Tarrant County he attended L.D. Bell High School and married his high school sweetheart, Lynn. Their oldest son Blake is a computer scientist and engineer and lives in Dallas. Their younger son Brent and his lovely wife Erin live in San Antonio where he attends the UT San Antonio Dental School.