I am Dr. Anthony Callison and I would like to welcome you to Mckinneydentist.com family. I was born and raised in Rockwall Texas, what was then an outlier – and now a suburb of Dallas. With 4 brothers and 2 sisters, myself being the exact middle child, I assure you there was never a dull moment—and my mother is a saint! Together, my parent’s example and love instilled in me the importance of faith and hard work. As a teenager, I knew a smile was worth investing in! My parents could not afford braces – so I got a job and paid for them myself. This also made playing the trumpet interesting – it pushed me to learn other instruments that were easier to play while I adjusted to the braces – and now can play all the instruments made of brass! Marching band, jazz band, I love it ALL!
Upon high school graduation, I completed college courses and began saving money. I had privilege of serving a 2-year mission in the beautiful country of Costa Rica. !Vamos Ticos! There I developed a love for Latinos and the Spanish language. Me encanta practicarlo con mis pacientes!
Upon returning, I enrolled and quickly completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington. I paid my way through school by digging pools in our wonderful and HOT Texas weather, but that’s one motivation to finish school as soon as possible! During this time, I met the love of my life, April. She had just completed her Master’s Degree in Accounting, but she was quick to tell her father that she wouldn’t be marrying someone that still had SO much school remaining! Fortunately, I convinced her otherwise, and we have been married for 15 years and have 4 wonderful children together. We joke that her long-term investment [in me] paid off.