Meet The Team
BRUCE LAMOND, DDS
With nearly 20 years of experience in the dental field, Dr. Lamond has certainly proven his ability to create lasting improvements for his patients’ wellbeing and overall quality of life. After spending time practicing in Oregon, he’s happy to now be in beautiful East Texas and spending quality time with such friendly people every day! To learn more about his background, keep reading below.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DENTIST?
For many years, Dr. Lamond wanted to have a career where he could positively impact others’ lives on a routine basis. Before his current job, he was actually a pararescue specialist in the United States Air Force – there, he was tasked with saving lives in the most extreme situations and environments on Earth! Today, he’s content to focus more on saving teeth specifically, and he finds it very rewarding to see the immediate and tangible benefits this kind of work provides to those in need.
WHERE DID YOU STUDY DENTISTRY?
Following his time in the Air Force, Dr. Lamond earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Illinois before attending dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry. In addition to the completion of his Doctor of Dental Surgery, he is passionate about continuing education and has attended advanced courses in a variety of different specialties, including orthodontics, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, and implant dentistry. He is one of only a handful of general practitioners in the United States that currently use microscopes to enhance their diagnostic capabilities and perform minimally invasive dentistry! He’s also a member of the Pararescue Association and the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, as well as a ClearCorrect provider.
OUTSIDE OF THE DENTAL OFFICE, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?
Dr. Lamond is of Scottish descent, but he grew up in San Diego – in fact, he’s the first member of his family to be born in America! In his free time, he’s a big animal (particularly dog) lover and enjoys playing golf, reading, watching movies, scuba diving, traveling, and hanging out with his family. He’s also passionate about serving his community and even started Rescue Smiles, which provides free dental care for the disadvantaged.
GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY
In his younger days, Dr. Lamond actually served in the United States as a pararescueman, which means that his primary role was rescuing downed/injured aircrew members and saving lives on a routine basis. Today, he’s narrowed his focus down to rescuing smiles instead! As a proud resident of East Texas, he has an unending passion for giving back to the community and helping patients from all walks of life, including those who are disadvantaged, reclaim the lasting health and confidence that comes from having wonderful teeth. That’s why he started Rescue Smiles. Through this organization, he’s provided multiple charitable procedures for local community members – and he can’t wait to take on more cases in the near-future.
Are you interested in learning more about Rescue Smiles and our community work? Would you like to get involved too? Don’t hesitate to call Dental Solutions of East Texas today.