Dental Institute

mission statement

Our continuing mission has been the continued search for better ways to create natural looking restoration. Yet the restorations themselves are only a small part of the “whole” patient, so your office focuses on creating smiles. All members of our restorative team work through improved communication techniques trying to understand the personality and individual needs of our patients to create beautiful smiles.

Because we believe that every person deserves a healthy and generic viagra usa esthetically pleasing smile, our office strives to share and teach our ideas and concepts throughout the world. Each day, through teaching, lecturing, writing and creating, we hope that while our actions may only be a trickle in the water that a wave is created across the world of dentistry. Teeth represent only a small part of the excitement that we share.


Biographical Sketch

Douglas A. Terry, rx DDS.


Dr Douglas Terry received his D.D.S from the University of Texas Health Science Center – Houston Dental Branch in 1978. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an associate member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, an associate member of the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry, a research associate for REALITY Research Lab, and has memberships in the International Association for Dental Research and the ACADEMY OF General Dentistry. He is a member of the editorial staff for the publication Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry and also a member of Oral Design.

Dr Terry received the first place awards in 1998 for Direct Bonding and 1999 for Ten Indirect Laminate Veneers from the AACD Smile Gallery contest, third place award 1999 for Direct Bonding from the Brazilian Society of Aesthetic Dentistry and has authored numerous articles on aesthetics and the textbook “Natural Aesthetics With Composite Resin” . He has lectured both nationally and internationally on numerous topics in aesthetic dentistry including hands on participation courses in direct bonding.

He is a consultant and product evaluator for numerous dental manufacturers. He is a clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch at Houston, Texas. He is also on faculty at the University of California Los Angeles Center for Esthetic Dentistry. He has earned his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr Terry maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas, emphasizing aesthetic and restorative dentistry.

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Oral Design International

Passion – Friendship – Inspiration – Respect – Understanding – Professionalism – Sharing


“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
- Erich Fromm

Recent Published Books

moral compass

As I have traveled the world, my observation of people through the viewfinder of my camera has given me new insight into life. Each of the virtues that I share on the coin I call my “moral compass” was revealed to me by looking into the souls of others for a brief moment in time. Although what constitutes ”north” may be interpreted differently by every person based on religion, culture, and life experiences, the virtues on this coin are shared by all people around the world.



Meet the people who make it all happen

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.”
-Andrew Carnegie


Douglas Terry

Dr. Douglas A. Terry received his D.D.S. in 1978 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental Branch at Houston, Texas. He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an active member of the European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, and an honorary member of the Indian Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He has served as a past research associate for REALITY Research Lab and a clinical associate for REALITY Publishing. Dr. Terry has received a number of professional awards as well as fellowship in the American and International College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Academy of Dental Facial Aesthetics. He is a member and the U.S. vice-president of International Oral Design. Dr. Terry is also an editorial member of numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals and has published over 230 articles on various topics in esthetic and restorative dentistry and has authored the textbook Natural Aesthetics with Composite Resin (Montage Media, 2004) He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various subjects in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Terry is the founder and CEO of design Technique International and the Institute of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.



Willi Geller

Mr. Geller is a master ceramist and dental technician from Zurich, Switzerland. Through the visionary power of his dental restorations, he has significantly influenced esthetic awareness in dentistry for an entire generation of dental technicians and dentists. He has created revolutionary rules and guidelines in dental esthetics for technicians as well as dentists at a time when it was not in vogue. Mr. Geller has developed the lateral segmental layering technique, the ceramic shoulder, the “Geller-wing” technique, the Geller cutback technique, and Creation porcelain. He is recognized in the dental field as “Maestro,” the true teacher, and his ideas and concepts are followed and disseminated by outstanding international technicians and clinicians. Mr. Geller is the founder of Oral Design International, a group of leading technicians and clinicians chosen by him to disperse new knowledge and information around the world. He has received numerous awards from international professional institutions for his outstanding professional achievements and contributions to esthetics, laboratory communication, and dental technology. He maintains an Oral Design laboratory in Zurich, Switzerland.


Brad Henry

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”

Experiences we’ve shared around the world

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Augustine of Hippo

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”


Our contact info.

12050 Beamer Road Houston, TX 77089