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Dr. Don Lanning
“My priority in dentistry is to help my patients keep their teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. I feel that my patients deserve to be treated with concern, clinical excellence, and clear communication.”
Dr. Lanning has always been active in his community and church. He has served as president of his homeowner’s association, property owners association, and is a current member of the Argyle Chamber of Commerce. He has been married to his wife, Danita, since 1982 and they have four adult children. His church is an extension of his family. Some weekends you may see him working the camera at their church or co-leading small groups. One of his favorite times of the year is going on medical mission trips with fellow professionals and believers—combining his two greatest passions.
For 30+ years, Dr. Lanning has been in private practice, focusing on Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. He attended Texas A&I University as an undergraduate and then studied at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas, where he received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) in 1984. He operated in private practice in NW Houston for 19 years before moving to Argyle, Texas. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of Family Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, and Denton Dental Society. Dr. Lanning is committed to offering premium dentistry. He’s attended well over 1,000 hours of advanced dental courses. He is also a member of the teaching faculty at The Center for Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry, where he has completed the Master’s course.
Deborah : Dental Hygienist
Deborah has been a Registered Dental Hygienist for more than 35 years with an excess of 1,000 hours of continuing education courses. She came to us from Texas Woman’s University, where she taught for 7 years and was voted one of TWU’s Most Favorite Instructors. Our patients have fallen in love with Deborah since her arrival in our office in 2009. Deborah’s commitment to excellence and insatiable thirst for knowledge sets her apart in her field. Her passion and enthusiasm for dental health is evident by her work ethic and patient care.
Deborah married Donn on Valentine’s Day in 1985, and they are proud parents of adult triplets. Their daughter is a newly wed with her Masters, working in the public school system. The “middle” child teachers at Liberty Christian and is married with an adorable baby boy. Their “youngest” is an Intraoperative Neuromonitor and enjoying downtown Fort Worth life.
When off the clock, Deborah sings in a Classic Rock and Roll band! She loves it when patients come and cheer her on! When visiting the office be sure to ask about her next gig :)
Ismari : Clinical Assistant
Ismari (Izzy) has been working in the dental field since 2010, following her license as an RDA in the fall of 2009. She has been Dr. Lanning’s right hand in the back and has recently joined the ranks in the front office. She loves the challenging profession of dentistry, always looking to find more effective and efficient ways of practicing. Izzy has been with Argyle Dental Connection since fall of 2012. “They are all my second family. With this group, I receive love, encouragement, and appreciation. What more could you ask for?!”
Izzy is nearing the finish line for her Bachelors in Business Finance at the University of North Texas. She plans to continue her career in the health field and ultimately obtain her Masters in Health Services. When she is not working or studying, she enjoys dancing, jogging outdoors, and makeup. We truly do not know how she does it all.
Danita Lanning : Office Administrator
Danita has been Dr. Lanning’s right hand over his 30+ years of practice while raising their four children. She loves interacting with the patients, although she often finds herself behind the scenes maintaining necessary business tasks. Her personal touch is seen throughout our office and extends to our patients.
Danita proudly states, “I love being a wife and mom! The kids are grown but the role of mom continues to be a source of joy as I watch each of them step into what they were created for.” Danita and Dr. Lanning are enjoying the adventure of rediscovering a schedule that does not include sports, band, or school events during this phrase as “empty nesters.” She is also an active member of their church through prayer and freedom ministry.
Elise : Administrative Assistant
Elise was just above counter-height when she started working at the office—helping shred documents or playing with the multicolored highlighters. She has since returned on a more professional level following her bachelor’s degree, nearly six years ago now. It is likely you’ve heard her answering phones and scheduling your appointment. Now she acts as the front office wild card—filling in wherever she is needed. The favorite part of her job is the people she gets to work alongside. Elise says, “I see myself as the Robin to my Batman, Izzy. Seriously—she’s a superhero.”
Elise is getting her clinical hours on the side for her graduate work and future license as a Professional Counselor. Right now, she is particularly enjoying reading sci-fi novels and scavenging for good finds on “Offer Up”. More than anything, she loves an engaging conversation with a warm cup of coffee in hand.
Dr. Don Lanning
Argyle Dental Connection
415 HWY 377 S., Ste 201
Argyle, TX 76226