Lake Shore Dental, Waco logo with a tooth-shaped symbol featuring a wave pattern and clinic name

(254) 776-7622

We Care For Our Patients As If They Were Family Members.

Welcome to Lake Shore Dental

Schedule your appointment with us and meet Thomas W Waggener DDS.

Front entrance of Lake Shore Dental office in Waco with stone steps, metal railing, and a sign next to the door
Modern dentist office with dental chair and serene boat artwork, Lake Shore Dental, Waco
Comfortable dental chair setup with X-ray display and professional ambiance, Lake Shore Dental, Waco

Our services

General Dentistry

Meet the doctor
Dr. Thomas W. Waggener from Lake Shore Dental, Waco, smiling professionally in a suit and tie

Thomas W. Waggener DDS

Dr. Thomas W. Waggener has been practicing dentistry in Waco for 30 years, and he has a loyal following spanning three generations. Dr. Waggener attended the Baylor College of Dentistry and opened his practice in 1978. Dr. Waggener is a Member of American Dental Association, Honorable Order of Good Fellow of the Texas Dental Association and a member of the Central Texas Dental Association.

Dr. Waggener is also a member of the Biomet 3i Synergy Training Program, a year-long mini residency in Restorative Implant Dentistry. This is a study group which is mentored by Nationally Accredited Specialist with emphasis on a team approach of patient treatment and care in the specialty of implant dentistry.

Being an active member of this group enables Dr. Waggener to keep abreast of the latest techniques from single tooth implant restoration to implant retained dentures that can be permanently placed just like natural teeth.

Dr. Waggener is also Certified from the College of Clinical Laser Dentistry accredited through The Nash Institute for Dental Learning in the field of laser dentistry which allows him to perform many procedures without numbing injections. Dr. Waggener is an avid photographer and the photos seen in the office and scrolling on our website are a sampling of his photos. He is a very active member of the Austin Avenue United Methodist Church and is married with two children.

“I am very aware of patients’ concerns, apprehensions and questions as it relates to dental treatment. I can assure you that my highly trained dental team, as well as myself, will create the best possible positive experience for you before, during, and after your continuing dental care. Our mission statement is ‘To care for our patients as if they were family members. Excellence with a caring touch.’”

When asked about what sets his practice aside, Dr. Waggener says, “our office setting is very conducive to patient care and comfort. At the same time I’ve always strived to keep up with the latest techniques, from laser dentistry to digital radiography to sedation dentistry. My goal is to provide my patients with the most comprehensive and comfortable dental experience possible.”

Our Office


The Woods Office Park
4535 Lake Shore Dr
Waco, TX 76710

Our hours

Monday through Wednesday:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
(with lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

Thursday—8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact us

Phone: (254) 776-7622

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