Dentist – Plano, TX
Dr. Hira Khan
As a passionate advocate for the artistry and science of dentistry, Dr. Hira Khan is a dedicated practitioner committed to elevating oral health and transforming lives.
Dr. Khan started dentistry in Pakistan in 2008, moved to the US and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in 2018 with an award of excellence for Implant Prosthodontics. Since then, she has dedicated hundreds of hours to studying at some of the most prestigious institutions in the country, including the Dawson Academy and the Spear Center for Dentistry. She has completed a level III Fellowship in Bioesthetics and Cosmetic dentistry and undergone TMJ treatment training with OBI Foundation of Bioesthetic Dentistry. She is also a certified Invisalign provider.
She looks beyond the traditional drill-fill approach. In mainstream dentistry, there is a problem, a dentist provides a solution till more problems keeps on happening with time. She gained extensive training and skills in treating the entire oral system altogether instead of addressing the symptoms one at a time. With comprehensive Biological approach, a true harmony can be achieved in entire masticatory system resulting in healthy joints, muscles and most importantly long-lasting beautiful smiles.
Education and Credentials
- Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Pakistan)
- Doctor of Dental Surgery (University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine)
- Dawson Academy
- Spear Center for Dentistry
- Advanced Training in Bioesthetic Dentistry
Dr. Hira Khan’s Journey
As a dental student, I always had plethora of questions to understand the physics and biology the way jaw joints and teeth function to withstand chewing forces. In my teenage years, I suffered with bite problems that later on caused me TMJ dysfunction, headaches and chronic head & neck pain.
I wondered that there has to be a correlation of jaw joints with occlusion (the way teeth bite together) and its musculature. It is imperative to look into the entire system altogether. In my quest, I happened to meet great instructors who became my mentors later on. I started learning about occlusion, bite, jaw joints, airway through different CE courses and wasn’t just satisfied. Orthopedic instability of the jaw joints was the main missing link, and I knew that without addressing the root cause, TMJ dysfunction and bite problems cannot have the right balance.
‘When a student is ready, teacher appears’. That’s exactly what happened with me. One of my instructors carved my path to learn these principles through Orognathic Bioesthetics International/ Foundation of Bioesthetic Dentistry where the entire chewing system is considered as one to understand the disease process that can result in TMJ problems, tooth wear, fractures of teeth, worn down smiles, sleep disordered breathing and more.
Function, comfort, health, balance, beauty and harmony can be achieved in the entire oral system that we call ‘SMILES FOR LIFE’ at Dental Distinction.
Dr. Hira Khan is currently an active member of the following professional organizations:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- OBI Foundation of Bioesthetic Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
Areas of Expertise
- Bioesthetic Dentsitry
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Occlusion Analysis and Bite Correction
- Smile makeovers
- TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint) Treatment
- Biologic Orthodontic treatment
Dr. Hira Khan’s Approach
Dr. Khan believe that a smile speaks volumes about an individual’s well-being. Her approach to dentistry extends far beyond traditional dental care. It is about the meticulous restoration of balance, function and aesthetics to enhance not only smiles but lives. She is committed to personalized patient care, taking the time to understand unique needs of her patients.
‘I envision a future where our patients no longer view dental visits as a necessity but as a pathway to experiencing enhanced well-being and aesthetics. With our dedication for patient-centered care, we aim to empower individuals to take control of their oral health and embrace a life of vitality, beauty, balance and a biological healthy lasting smile.’
If you are ready to embark on a transformative journey towards a healthier, more dazzling smiles, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Plano Dental Distinction.
Outside of the Office
Even though she now calls the Dallas area home, Dr. Khan loves to travel, which is one perk of taking so many continuing education courses and to try different foods. She also enjoys biking with her husband, two beautiful daughters and her mom. Outside of work, you may find her on a track hiking or biking.
Dr. Khan engages in community outreach programs and mission of mercy camps through Humanity First, USA- a non-profit organization.
She is also a commissioned officer in reserves at US Navy Dental Corps from 2020 till 2024.
She actively engages in teaching at different study clubs and local chapters about TMJ treatment and Bioesthetic Dentistry.