Odessa
1616 East 8th Street
Odessa, Texas 79761
Phone: 432-333-1400
Fax: 432-333-1404

Meet Dr. Turner

meet dr turner

David Turner, DDS, MS

Education and Experience

Dr. Turner received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1969 from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He completed his orthodontic residency and earned his Master of Science degree in 1973, graduating from the UT Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Turner served in the United States Army and is a Vietnam veteran.

Dr. Turner practiced orthodontics in San Antonio for 16 years and has taught orthodontics for the University of Texas for over 21 years in San Antonio and Houston. In 1989, he and his family moved to Missouri City where he became the Program Director for Postgraduate Orthodontics at UTDB in Houston. In 1997, he resigned as Chairman and Program Director to return to his full-time clinical practice in orthodontics.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Turner is a Board Certified specialist in orthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics since 1986. In addition, he is a member of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Texas Association of Orthodontists, the Permian Basin District Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon national dental honor society.

Outside the Office

Dr. Turner is married and has three children and eight grandchildren. Most of his time away from the office is spent in third world countries with Living Water International. This organization helps provide clean, fresh water through drilling new wells or repairing existing, inoperative wells. He and his wife, Krista, are members of Stonegate Fellowship where Dr. Turner serves as an elder of the church. Both he and Krista sing in the worship choir and Krista interprets for the deaf.

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