About Us

Implant treatment today is complicated, time consuming, and expensive. Patients are often confused by the various phases, different specialists roles and become discouraged by the length of the implant process. Treatment planning among the implant team is complex, and getting on the same page is challenging.

Centergistix is designed to overcome these obstacles and will help everyone involved feel comfortable during the implant process!

The Centergistix design team has over 50 years of combined dental experience to develop a product that meets the needs of todays dental implant team. Our philosophical view of comprehensive care and the understanding of each team members role have permeated Centergistix development on every level. Confident teams function optimally, and your patients notice the difference. Centergistix simply allows your team to work effectively and prepared, and that motivates your patients to say yes!

The Centergistix design team has over 10 years of clinical experience working together, side by side, each day. We clearly understand the problems you face.

We chose this web-based delivery of dental software to give you the latest in technology, and we are committed to staying current with the fast pace of today's dentistry. You will find our solutions are simple, on point, and always ahead of the curve. Our goal is to help you enjoy working with your implant patients and dental team, improve your treatment outcome, and build your practice.

Centergistix is the ultimate website for efficiently managing dental implant procedures!

Thomas W. Dawson, DDS

Dr. Dawson's main focus is developing aesthetic and restorative solutions for patients interested in long-term dental health and oral function. Because people are living longer and want to maintain their healthy, youthful smiles, good dental care is vital. Complete oral health not only can improve your quality of life, but it can add many years to your life, as well.

Dr. Dawson speaks throughout the U.S. on the subject of predictable restorative dentistry and has developed strategies that help dentists focus on smile solutions that provide patients with long-lasting, high quality aesthetic and functional results.

While there are many methods that can achieve proposed aesthetics results, not all provide the consistency of oral function and natural-tooth durability that patients expect. Combining aesthetics and proper function can be successful only when specific steps are taken and procedures are followed. His seminars help doctors achieve these results in a predictable, consistent fashion.

Dr. Dawson says, "We want to do remarkable things for our patients". We want our patients to see our practice as unequaled in education, expertise, and integrity. Preparing and presenting seminars to dental groups focused on latest dentistry translates into a greater knowledge of dentistry and more extensive development of my skill levels. 


Dr. Thomas W. Dawson graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch in 1974 and has maintained a restorative practice in Arlington, Texas, for the past 38 years. He has served as a faculty member at the L. D. Pankey Institute since 1982. He has also been on their board of directors and has recently served on the board of trustees.

Dr. Dawson is also a member of these esteemed organizations:

Southwest Academy. The Academy's objective is to broaden the knowledge of restorative dentistry and to recognize leaders in the dental profession for their meritorious service.

American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics. This organization aim is to encourage, by mutual study and cooperation, activities reflecting a high and ethical standard of practice, as well as perform testing and research in the art and science of crown and bridge prosthodontics. Membership presently includes 565 members from 22 different countries.

International College of Dentists. This esteemed college was formed to advance the science and art of dentistry for the health and welfare of the public, to bring together the worlds outstanding members of the dental profession for the exchange of dental knowledge, and to encourage the growth of the profession and to promote cordial relations among dentists worldwide.

American College of Dentists. This college is comprised of dentists who have demonstrated leadership and made exceptional contributions to dentistry, the dental profession, and society. Less than 3.5 percent of dentists are fellows.

Susan R. Shepherd, RDA

Susan Shepherd, originally from South Carolina, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1995, which moved her to Texas. While serving four years in the Air Force, she was educated as a dental assistant and hygienist.

Susan has worked with Dr. Tom Dawson for the past 10 years and is currently office manager and chairside dental assistant. She shares the same philosophy of comprehensive care as Dr. Dawson. She likes the fact that Dr. Dawson's practice is unique among dental practices, in that one patient is seen a day for comprehensive, full-mouth restorative treatment.

Having seen the challenges dental professionals face, as implants have become more prevalent, Susan worked closely with Dr. Dawson and a design team to create Centergistix, a system she believes will improve dental practices through its efficiency and profitability.

Susan feels it's her job to make her patients feel well taken care of and at ease, and she thoroughly enjoys her role in improving her patients smiles and quality of life.