‘Dr. Ace’ aims to change lives one smile at a time
By Christine Bolaños
Dr. Ace Jovanovski of Jovan Prosthodontics in Round Rock aims to change lives “one smile at a time.” He lives up to his motto as evidenced by his patients who fondly call him “Dr. Ace.”
Dr. Jovanovski has additional training and certification in dental laboratory technology. He earned a Master Certificate in Dental Technology (MCDT), as recognized by the National Board for Certification in Dental Technology, because he feels in order to offer the best service to his patients he needs to be updated on cutting-edge prosthodontics.
“I love being a prosthodontist for so many reasons,” he exclaimed in an email to The Independent. “First of all, it is an honor to be trusted with another human being’s health and well-being. Patients trust their doctors with their most personal and intimate matters. In hearing people’s stories and helping people at their most vulnerable, doctors have a unique window into the human experience.”
The ultimate goal of his, his wife Sarah, who is an orthodontist at the practice, and other dentists, is to provide excellent service in a personal and caring environment.
“The best part of the job is developing a bond with the patient, and actually getting to know them personally — genuine human-to-human contact,” he wrote in the email.
He credits God with blessing him with the opportunity to help others. He is also always willing and ready to learn and grow.
“Work is never boring. Every day is exciting since no two patients are alike,” he explained. “Our understanding the human body and human disease is a complex and daunting undertaking. There is constantly new information, data, protocols and standards of care.”
Thus, staying current is not only important but an intellectually stimulating aspect of being a doctor.
Dr. Jovanovski earned three simultaneous undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and psychology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He later obtained his Doctor of Medical Dentistry from Case School of Dental Medicine and was one of three individuals chosen to complete a world-renowned prosthodontics residency at Louisiana State University.
He received a fellowship award within the distinguished College of Oral Implantologists and is a member of the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International College of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Jovanovski’s work has been featured in several publications, but he particularly enjoys his involvement in study groups such as the Spear Study Group and the Seattle Study Group. He recently lectured at the prestigious American Prosthodontics Society in Chicago.
He and Sarah opened their practices in January 2010 next to each other in the same building in Round Rock. They felt drawn to the area because Round Rock is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and the office is situated in what is regarded as a future medical hub. Scott & White and Seton both have hospitals in town.
“It is a good place to raise kids and is grounded in family values,” Dr. Jovanovski wrote.
He is involved with his community via nonprofit Texas Donated Dental Services and Hope Alliance crisis center for battered women. He, wife Sarah and 2-year-old daughter Avah, are also are devoted to their church.
The couple works to ensure their patients receive the most advanced prosthodontic care. Office staff regularly attends seminars and conferences devoted to new treatments, technologies and quality patient care practices.
“Essentially, prosthodontists are the recognized experts when anything needs to be replaced in your mouth,” Jovanovski explained. “This can range from a single tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth.”
He said prosthodontists are the only specialists recognized by the American Dental Association for this type of care. Only 5 to 10 percent of a dental school graduating class is selected to specialize and it requires 11 years of education.
He said the investment is well worth it.
“Our team approach to patient care resembles that of a close friend or family member,” Jovanovski wrote. “We treat every patient as if they are part of our extended family, presenting the same options and quality of care as with what we would do with our own parents.”
This passion and commitment to quality care and service is what led Brooke Potts to join Jovan Prosthodontics this summer. She is originally from Liberty Hill, graduated from Liberty Hill High School, and her parents still reside here. She says she will always have a soft spot for the community.
That is why when she joined the clinic she knew she wanted to reach out to residents who may be looking for quality dental services. Today, she is the treatment coordinator at Jovan Prosthodontics.
“I always knew I wanted to do something medical. Something where I was helping people,” she said. “I started out working for a corporate dental office but I wanted to be more focused on patient care.”
She says the practice specializes in veneers, crown and bridge, all on four dental implants, full mouth restoration, dentures, implants and surgery. It is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jovan Prosthodontics is located at 4010 Sandy Brooke Drive, Ste. 208, in Round Rock.
For more information, visit www.jovanpros.com.