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Meet Dr. Merrett 

Dr. Merrett practiced in California for 3 years, and then moved to Hawaii. He started and practiced in his own private practice in Maui for 19 years. Dr. Merrett moved to San Antonio to be closer to family. He loves that San Antonio is a growing city, and has much to offer. 

His philosophy is when it comes to Dentistry, "Health" is the  most important factor. After health, the next important factor should be function, (how the teeth work), and finally it is beauty. He believes that these are foundations of a healthy mouth. 

Dr. James Merrett


Adult and Adolescent Comprehensive and Restorative Dentistry



Whether you reside in Hollywood Park, Alamo Heights,  Alamo Ranch, Stone Oak, Boerne, New Braunfels, Castle Hills, or anywhere in or around San Antonio. Dr. James Merrett and his team can help you meet your oral health goals. 

We utilize the latest technologies in the field of cosmetic dentistry, including: 

  1. Digital x-rays that emit less radiation 

  2. Diode lasers to contour gum tissue

  3. Smile imaging 

  4. In-office teeth whitening

  5. and more. 

We use an Itero scanner to help document the mouth, and eliminate the discomfort of using impression material.  

We also offer San Antonio's latest in neuromuscular technology, including electro sonography, electromyography, computer tracking of jaw position, to name a few. 

In keeping true to our mission of making our patients as comfortable as possible, we offer different types of relaxation methods such as

  1. Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas)

  2. Oral sedation, 

  3. and IV sedation. 

Some of our popular procedures include porcelain veneers, bonding, whitening, orthodontics (Invisalign), gum contouring (Laser), implant placement and restoration. 

In addition to these, we offer a full range of complex restorative treatments, such as:

  1. White fillings, 

  2. Crowns/ bridges, 

  3. Implants, 

  4. Neuromuscular dentistry, 

  5. TMD treatment, 

  6. and dentures. 

In performing these procedures, Dr. James Merrett draws on his technical expertise as well as his artistic vision to give you outstanding results.


General Information:


In my over 3 decades of general, restorative, and cosmetic dental experience,  much has changed. It has never been more rewarding than it is right now!  We can share the latest advances in dentistry to improve the overall health, restore confidence, and many times change the lives of our guests. We look forward to seeing you soon. Below is a short bio. about Dr. Merrett.



James Merrett, DDS


Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1992
University of the Pacific School of DentistrySan Francisco, CA

Oral Surgery Externship, 1991
Highland HospitalOakland, CA

Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1989
Chaminade University of HonoluluHonolulu, HI

Advanced Continuing Education:
Osteoready Implant Placement 
Comprehensive Myotronics K-7 Training, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

Blatchford Solutions

Neuromuscular Coronoplasty

Mastering Neuromuscular OcclusionFull Mouth Reconstruction

Comprehensive Aesthetic ReconstructionAdvanced Occlusion I (Proper Bite Alignment)

Advanced Anterior Aesthetics


Professional Licenses:
Texas State Dental License, 2011

Hawaii State Dental License, 1994

California State Dental License, 1992

Certificate of Implantology, 1992

Professional Organizations:

Academy of General Dentistry

Texas Dental Association

San Antonio Dental Society

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

American Dental Association

Pierre Fauchard Society



Hollywood Park Dental    San Antonio, Texas January 2015 to Present

Lemon Tree Dental Westover Hills, San Antonio Texas February 2014 to 2016

Maui Smiles, James Merrett, DDS, Private Practice since 1997 to December 2013 Kahului, Maui Hawaii

Family Dental Center, 1995-1997 Kihei, Maui

Western Dental Center, 1993-1995 San Francisco and Oakland, CA

Community Dental, 1992 San Francisco, CA

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