“I want my patients to love their smiles and achieve their overall oral health goals. I love being able to help patients who are extremely dental-phobic overcome their fear and trust me with helping them find the right treatment for their lifestyle. I understand how important a smile can be, and how every person’s ‘ideal’ smile is different. It is my goal to create a trust-based relationship with a patient where I can learn what they want and be able to cater to their individual needs.
“Growing up with dental phobia, the mere thought of a dental appointment frightened me. However, when I was a teenager, I had a dentist that actually listened to me and heard my phobias, and changed her ‘normal’ routine to hold my hand and make me feel better. From that moment on, I knew I could help people by providing personalized, customized care and connect with each person — listening, and giving what they needed from me that day.
“I feel truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to help educate patients on a daily basis on ways to improve their lives through better overall health and oral health. We all have a calling to nurture and mature, and I know that God has blessed me with the ability to help people with their smiles.” – Dr. Melina Cozby
Dr. Melina Cozby is passionate about the care she provides for her patients. She knows the importance of establishing trust and open communication from the initial appointment. This creates the basis for the treatment partnership between herself and her patient that is always necessary to achieving their overall optimum oral health.
Treating each of her patients as the individuals they are, Dr. Cozby creates individualized treatment plans based on their specific needs. She discusses potential treatment plans in detail with patients, as well as expected outcomes. This not only allows patients to make educated and informed decisions; it also alleviates their anxiety and fear and allows them to feel relaxed and in control. The emotional bonds that Dr. Cozby forms with patients and their families are as meaningful and real as their healthy smiles.
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Dr. Melina Cozby grew up in Forney, TX, and always had the desire to open a dental practice in her hometown. She remembers experiencing fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist as a child, and these feelings helped shape her desire to open a practice that sets patients at ease. She feels blessed that she is able to cater to all of her patients' needs and provide care for the entire family.
Education and continuing education
Dr. Cozby grew up in Forney and attended Forney schools through the eighth grade before completing her high school education via home schooling. She graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with highest honors before completing her Doctor of Dental Surgery through Baylor College of Dentistry.
On average, Dr. Cozby completes three to four times the amount of continuing education hours required by the state in any given year. She believes in offering her patients the best level of care in every aspect of dentistry. She does her research and gets hands-on experience with each sample of the latest technology before bringing it to the practice.
Dr. Cozby believes in providing the best possible experience with the best potential quality. Continuing education courses are one of the ways she stays on the cutting edge for her patients.
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Association of Women Dentists
- Texas Association of Women Dentists
“The thing I am the most passionate about in life is my Lord and savior. Without God I am nothing and with God I have everything. I give all the glory and praise to God for every blessing he has given me. I bring that passion into my work with praise and worship music playing throughout the office and biannual outreach through dentistry on the foundation of scripture.” – Dr. Cozby
God has blessed Dr. Cozby with three perfect angels named Colton, Kendall and Cannon. When she’s not working, Dr. Cozby is with her family, whether they are relaxing at home or traveling to see the beautiful places God has created.
Dr. Cozby continually supports the local community with sponsorships, giveaways, and donations of time and products. She has seen the city of Forney grow and prosper through the hard work and dedication of its leaders since she was in grade school, and is proud to continue that great tradition.