Dr. Anthony Callison
Dr. Anthony Callison
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.
I came to dentistry because of my desire to be in a field where I could help others! I attended dental school Baylor College of Dentistry in downtown Dallas, and quickly began falling in love with changing smiles. I took extra courses, completed research, and even got an award for esthetic achievement! I graduated top of my class, but the learning didn’t stop there. I have continued to take a steady stream of courses devoted to enhancing the smile. I have taken the In short, I am obsessed with getting the best smile I can for my patients!
Helping improve a smile is so rewarding and love being a part of the transformation process! The reaction is immediate and natural – a smile you cannot hold back! Some have spent years not fully smiling, slowly disguising and hiding their teeth. It’s an awe inspiring process to be a part of helping my patients gain confidence – and that SMILE says it all!
Creating the perfect smile begins early! Ideally, we want to help grow and develop a young patients jaw to the correct shape and position for all their teeth to fit in their mouth. But it’s never too late, as my wife will attest to having braces in her 30s J The same principles apply to adults as well, including Orthodontics without extractions. I want to stand out in my level of care and knowledge that I bring to my patients, bring me your dental concerns and I will help create your dream smile.
My family and I moved to Kansas City as I began my dental career. We have so many fond memories surrounded my family and friends. And one love has remained STRONG – my love for BBQ. In KC, I learned that there are others in this fine country who are equally passionate about BBQ! Kansas City will contend that they have the best BBQ in the country. I will give them sauce, but it is hard to beat the rubs from Texas. I LOVE to BBQ, and I am looking forward to some friendly competition with Drs. Berlin and Lynch on who can make the best!
I also love adventure eating, trying out weird and usual foods. I picked this up in Costa Rica, and if there is something strange on a menu at a new restaurant, I have to try it. Half of the fun of traveling to new areas is finding new places to eat. Please feel free to share your local, and not so local, favorites with me when you come in. I am always looking for new things to try!
My family is my first love. April and I have four kids; Tanner, Brooke, Rylee, and Asher. They keep me very busy outside of the office, going on all kinds of adventures. We love to swim, boat, hike, bike, raft, and explore new places. We play all kinds of games and invent our own when the need arises. They are much of my motivation for the things I have learned as I seek to better care for my growing family.
I met Dr. Berlin through the Heartland Esthetic Continuum, first as a student, and then helping run the hands-on course in the Kansas City area. I was happily practicing there when Dr. Berlin called to say they had a place for me in McKinney. It felt like coming home to family! How I could say no to an opportunity to practice with some of the best Doctors in the country, and contribute my expertise to the practice? I am honored to add my name to the Mckinneydentist.com family, and I look forward to meeting you!