Norman K. Thaxter, DDS practices with a preventive approach
to dental care emphasizing regular check-ups, effective
homecare and timely minimal intervention of problems
when they are small. By our detecting problems when they
are often unnoticed by patients, the painful periods that
often occur if they are neglected because, "It
doesn't hurt now", are usually avoided. Additionally,
a small restoration is always more affordable than the
extensive treatment necessary when problems are ignored.
Often, however, for a number of reasons, we see patients
in need of a lot of dentistry and our goal is to restore
and then maintain with minimal intervention thereafter.
Dentistry is our passion. Dr. Thaxter has a reputation
for providing natural looking esthetic bonding so that
teeth appear not to be altered or filled. He has over
20 years of private practice in the use of porcelain or
"white fillings" and veneers and associates
with only the best dental laboratories in California.
Whiter teeth are becoming a necessity and we offer safe
and effective solutions to lighten the shades of most
everyone. A nice smile is so valuable in our society and
we can absolutely make it possible to have that perfect
smile you have always wanted.
we always strive for the most ideal restorations available
we realize that cost is a consideration. Patients can
expect a list of treatment options designed to fit everyone's
expectations from dentures to a full mouth reconstruction.
Our trained staff will work with your insurance company
to maximize benefits. For those of you without insurance
we will work to make your needs affordable.
improvement in appearance of our patients has been surprisingly
pleasant. Most patients and doctors do not realize that
the teeth and bite determine the shape of a patient's
face. The teeth can actually supports the face, cheeks,
and lips and actually lengthen the face which smoothes
out facial lines without surgery. When a patient gets
the best possible teeth and bite, the face is completely
Thaxter was born and raised here in the valley in Fresno
where his parents and grandparents also called home. After
graduating from Fresno High he attended UCLA (BA), Fresno
State (MA) and USC (DDS). For 17 years he had a private
practice in Fresno and established an outstanding reputation
as a caring, proficient and ethical practitioner. In 2006
he answered our Nation's call to service and entered Active
Duty, USAF. He served proudly, readying our brave Airmen
for the battle raging in the Middle East. Dr. Thaxter
lives in Merced, is married and has 4 children, 3 daughters
and a son.
K. Thaxter, DDS and Staff