MWBE Small Business Promotion Week: South Arlington Smiles
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 26, 2022, July 26, 2022

Dr. Davis and Planning and Development Director and Canales rep

Don’t dread going to the dentist. Dr. Talon Davis is committed to creating a more comfortable experience at the dentist office, so you can walk in and out with a smile. The owner of South Arlington Smiles puts in extra effort for his patients to feel like they are visiting with friends, even if they hate going to the dentist.

“It’s dentistry. Dentistry is expensive and uncomfortable, almost everybody hates nearly everything about the process, and we understand that,” says Dr. Davis. “As anyone will tell you, the worst thing about a dental office is the sound. Coming from a music background, sound is everything. We have a great song playlist or the option of a television with your favorite channel while we are doing any procedures on your teeth. Trying to give you the most comfortable dental experience you have ever had.”

Originally a classical musician, Dr. Davis made a career change and graduated from dental school in 2018, before purchasing an office in 2019 from a retiring dentist. It worked out perfectly for him and his wife, who is a teacher at Seguin High School.

South Arlington Smiles has grown rapidly, and quickly outgrew its original location off Matlock. The office made the move to their current location off SH 360 and Debbie Lane a few months ago and they have doubled their staff from six employees to 13 in just three years. And they don’t plan to stop there, hoping the success continues.

“We are not yet at our peak,” emphasized Dr. Davis. “There is more we can do and more employees we can add. We like to approach it as the busier we are the more people we are helping.”

South Arlington Smiles accepts most forms of insurance and is always accepting new patients. To learn more about South Arlington Smiles you can visit their website https://www.southarlingtonsmilestx.com/. Or you can visit the One Start Development Center, on the second floor at City Hall, during ‘Small Business Promotion Week’, July 25, 2022 through July 29, 2022, where the iCARE Ambassador team of the Planning & Development Services Department will be promoting this business as the Small Business of the Week. The department is also hosting Customer Appreciation Week during the same time and will be providing refreshments and bottled water for the customers visiting the Small Business Promotion table.

The City of Arlington is highlighting minority-owned and/or women-owned small businesses throughout 2022. Canales Furniture, another Small Business of Arlington, who has grown substantially in the last few years, wants to give back to the community and is sponsoring this program with the Planning & Development Services Department for the year 2022. In their new headquarters at 102 E. I-20 Highway, they have dedicated a training room for their growing community, including free English-speaking classes, citizenship classes, and teaching small businesses on how to utilize social media as a marketing tool.

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