Dr. Matthew Haddad, passionate about pain
What attracted Matthew to dentistry was his intrigue for the medical profession and his quest to work closely with people in efforts to improve overall health and general well being. When it comes to endodontics, he takes pride in his personal commitment of taking efforts towards preserving the natural dentition. Matthew believes that “attempting to remove infection and salvaging teeth are very merciful and difficult aspects of dentistry.” But, he’s “up for this challenge.” Matthew’s passion for his work is apparent, as he states: “Knowing that each and every day I come to work I may relieve someone of their pain is very gratifying and motivating.”
He takes pride in Gulf Coast Endodontics’ welcoming and calming atmosphere. His mission is to facilitate an environment where patients feel comfortable and relaxed while going through a procedure. He’s proud of the inviting and highly technical office, “especially television monitors” installed overhead so patients may be able to “take their mind off the treatment.”
When he’s not treating patients, Matthew spends his time traveling, exercising, and golfing. He is excited to be living and practicing in the surrounding Houston area, for he sees it as a “mecca of opportunity: with a thriving economy, warm weather
and genuinely good people.”
Sometimes –just sometimes—there are advantages to being the younger brother. For Matthew, being 4 years behind Mark in school was one such instance.
While Matthew knew he wanted to major in a science, he didn’t decide on dentistry until college. Observing firsthand Mark’s journey toward dentistry helped Matthew see that it was good fit for him as well. Then, when Matthew was halfway through dental school at Case Western in Cleveland Ohio, Mark was completing his endodontics program. Matthew also saw the benefit of receiving specialty training, and like Mark, he decided to do so at Boston University.
It was around then—when they saw their paths heading in the same direction—that they began talking about a future partnership. And more like-minded partners would be hard to come by, since being trained in the same program resulted in similar treatment philosophies and methods.
What Matthew is most looking forward to in the practice is the ability to offer patients the newest materials, methods, and instruments available. One example is the use of a powerful microscope that allows them to clean more thoroughly and even identify canals that would be invisible to the naked eye. Few endodontists today utilize this microscope. “We have all the necessary tools and equipment necessary to provide best quality treatment,” Matthew says.
Dentistry is not the only passion the brothers share —- even Matthew’s favorite pastimes of golfing and watching football are ones they often do together. No doubt, Mark and Matthew form a stellar team when it comes to providing dental care. Perhaps the only unresolved question is who is the better golfer—but you’ll have to ask that one yourself.