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Meet the Cutbirth & Sanderson General Dentistry Team

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Dr. Preston Cutbirth, DDS

Spending Time at the Dentist – and Liking it!

Magnolia Dentist Dr. Preston Cutbirth

Dr. Preston Cutbirth

Dr. Cutbirth grew up in Magnolia and graduated from Magnolia High School in 1976. As a child from the ’60’s a mouthful of cavities left him with a surprisingly good relationship with his dentist! “I felt like I grew up in his office and had fun joking around and getting to know the dentist. I hadn’t considered it as a profession, however, until I found myself without a job at age 25. A chance to re-evaluate my life and find God’s plan for me led me to take a personality test to find out what I wanted to do. Dentistry was at the top of the list so after I talked to my dentist and a friend at church who was in dental school I decided to go back to college and prepare to apply for admission to dental school. Fortunately, I was accepted into the dental program at The University of Texas Dental School in Houston in 1985.”

Learning to Provide Patient-centered Dentistry

Dr. Cutbirth was an expert at being a dental patient so it made him a very compassionate dental student at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston. He graduated in 1990 and moved back to Magnolia with his wife Elizabeth to open a dental practice.

Family and faith are paramount to Dr. Cutbirth and the driving force of treating patients with dignity and respect and providing exceptional dental care in a very positive, professional office environment.Read more…

Living a Family-oriented Life

Dr. Cutbirth and Elizabeth have three children. They’re big Baylor University fans, where their older son Steven attended school. He and his wife Kelly now have a family of their own that includes the first granddaughter in the family, Amelia Marie Cutbirth. Dr. Cutbirth and Elizabeth travel to Austin as often as they can to visit Amelia, (and Steven and Kelly too). Their middle child is a daughter named Elizabeth Anne, who attends Sam Houston University in Huntsville, Texas and much of their spare time is spent on the road driving to see her. Their youngest son Robert is taking community college courses to gain credit while he’s still in high school. He plans on attending Baylor University like his big brother. “Sic “em Bears”

Dr. Cutbirth enjoys spending time with Dr. Sanderson, who is his closest friend and golf buddy. The Cutbirth and Sanderson families get together as often as possible since becoming friends. Dr. Cutbirth and his family have attended First Baptist Church of Magnolia since moving back to Magnolia in 1990.

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Dr. Jonathan Sanderson, DDS

Growing up Around Dentistry

Magnolia Dentist Dr. Jonathan Sanderson

Dr. Jonathan Sanderson

My mom was the office manager in a dental office for 20 years. I grew up in the practice, seeing what the dentist did. I liked meeting new people and working with my hands, and knew dentistry was something I would enjoy.

Finding the Right Opportunity

Dr. Sanderson hails from New Caney, Texas. He completed his undergraduate work at Sam Houston State University where he attended on a baseball scholarship. He then continued on to the University of Texas at San Antonio Dental School. He graduated in 1998. Dr. Sanderson served in the United States Air Force afterward, doing a one-year residency at Eglin Air Force Base followed by two years at Pope Air Force Base before settling down in Tomball.

Dr. Sanderson joined Dr. Cutbirth in practice in 2001, and the Sandersons formed a friendship with the Cutbirth family. Dr. Sanderson’s practice philosophy of putting patient first was inspired by Preston and Elizabeth Cutbirth. “Our friendly team places a high priority on patient satisfaction. We are accountable at all times. Our patients are also our neighbors, and it’s important that we build good, solid relationship on every level.”Read more…

Enjoying Life in Our Community

Dr. Sanderson has enjoyed living and working in our community and watching his youngest patients grow up and graduate from high school and college. ‘’Our relationships with patients are the most rewarding part of the job.” Dr. Sanderson stays up-to-date on the latest within dentistry by taking regular continuing education courses and participating in the Willowbrook .

Jonathan and Kristin Sanderson have been married for nineteen years and reside in Tomball. Their three kids, Shelby, Bailey, and Jon Austin keep them busy with volleyball, basketball and football games. They’re also active members of Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball.

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Dr. Sarah Norman, DDS

A Perfect Fit

Magnolia Dentist Dr. Sarah Norman

Dr. Sarah Norman

Growing up, Dr. Norman always knew that she would choose a career in the medical field, but wasn’t always certain as to what it would be. While her older sister was in dental school, she had the opportunity to visit for a “family day.” There, she was able to participate in activities that she absolutely loved. She realized that dentistry was the perfect way to utilize both her creative side and passion for helping people improve their lives.

After completing her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M, Dr. Norman elected to study dentistry at the University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio, the very school that had piqued her interest when she visited her sister years before. Following dental school, Dr. Norman furthered her education by taking part in a General Dentistry residency for a full year. Dr. Norman is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, and the Bravis Valley District Dental Society.

“The most fulfilling part for me as a dentist is when patients get to see their final results and are happy with it.”Read more…

Life in Magnolia

When she isn’t helping patients improve their smile, Dr. Norman enjoys time with her husband, J.P., a teacher and coach, and her one-year-old son. She and her family are actively involved in local church events throughout the community. Dr. Norman particularly appreciates living nearby her hometown of Waller, where her family members are just a short drive away.

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Dr. D. Tye Copeland, DDS

Magnolia Dentist Dr. Tye Copeland

Dr. Tye Copeland

Deciding on the Dental Path

After graduating from Houston Baptist University in 2007, Dr. Copeland knew he wanted to pursue a career in healthcare; still, he was unsure exactly what profession that would lead to. Around the same time, his grandfather was diagnosed with myelodysplasia and began treatment at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Copeland accompanied his grandfather to appointments and was impressed with how the staff helped his family navigate through an event that required serious decisions. He soon got a job working in the epidemiology department, where the goal was to identify groups at risk for developing oral cancer and establish prevention protocols. ‘’We were trying to find the root of a problem before it became serious. I learned how to work with patients during a difficult time, and the dentists there were amazing. It was about more than smiles. It was preparing people for treatment and helping them through a life-changing occurrence.”

Providing Excellent Comprehensive Dental Care

Dr. Copeland’s time at MD Anderson Cancer Center helped him discover a career he was passionate about and he decided to attend the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston. “The choice was easy because the dental program in Houston has a state of the art facility as well as established relationships in the Texas Medical Center that foster a collaborative spirit between doctors and dentists.” Read more…

He continued on his path of disease prevention and detection there, taking elective coursework in oral medical examination. This philosophy has carried over into Dr. Copeland’s patient care at Cutbirth & Sanderson General Dentistry, with extremely thorough evaluations being a part of each visit.

‘’I like getting to know patients, understanding what’s important to them and taking great care of them. I want to try to make each person happy, meeting them where they are in their lives.”

Giving Back and Staying Busy

As a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association, Dr. Copeland stays up to date with the latest in dentistry. He has been involved with Give Vets a Smile and Give Kids a Smile®, providing underserved children and veterans with high-quality oral health care.

Outside of Cutbirth & Sanderson General Dentistry, Dr. Copeland and his wife Dorothy keep busy with their young son, Cullen. They’re both from Waller, just down the road from Magnolia.

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