At Planet Dental, we care about you and your children’s dental health and we are specially-trained in caring for kids of all ages. We want to see little smiles turn into big ones; and as your children age, we want their teeth to be in tip-top shape, which is why we offer comprehensive services in Laredo, Texas, to meet their needs, as well as the needs of our adult patients.
Meet Dr. Paul Labbe
A Love for Healthy, Happy Smiles
The best part of my day is a gigantic smile and a high-five from a patient at the end of their visit. I love that I can provide gentle, patient-focused dental care that makes a person’s mouth healthier and makes them happy at the same time.
Dentistry allows me to have an immediate, positive impact on a person’s life. When someone comes to me and they’re in dental pain, I can remove it and make them pain-free again. When a patient needs restorative care, I can make it possible for them to chew properly and with comfort. And when a patient wants to improve the appearance of their teeth, I can give them a wonderful, confident, beautiful smile.
Education and Commitment to Continuing Education
I was awarded my Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) by the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. Since graduation, I’ve actively pursued continuing education courses. Oral healthcare is constantly changing, with new treatments, materials, and technologies being developed. The best of these allow me to provide even better, more efficient and effective, care to my patients.
Some of the continuing education courses I’ve completed include:
- Pediatric Behavior Management
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support
- Advanced Dental Materials
- Clinical Complications in Fixed Prosthodontics
- Dental Sedation
- Anxiety Management
- American Dental Association
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Texas Dental Association
- Local Laredo Dental Society
After growing up in southern California, I’m now glad to call Laredo my home. I’m a lucky man, with a loving and supportive wife, a Yorkie named Louie, and our first child is on the way! When I’m not working, I enjoy being with family and friends. I also love traveling, riding motorcycles, golf, and working out.
Locally, I’m involved in several Head Start programs here in Laredo. I also speak at our schools on Career Day, talking about how wonderful it is to be a dentist!
Meet Dr. Matthew Staat
Check back soon to meet Dr. Staat!