Meet Our Dentists
Scott G. Clinton, DDS, MAGD General Dentistry
Dr. Clinton was a 1993 graduate of Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He was a 1997 graduate of University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio. He later went on to attend a General Practice Residency at University
Hospital and Audie Murphy VA Hospital in San Antonio. He served as Chief Resident of the program in 1998. Following residency, Dr. Clinton served as assistant director of the dental residency program at University of Nevada School of Medicine
in Las Vegas. Dr. Clinton has been in private practice in Waxahachie since June 2000. He has been married to his wife, Ginger, since 1993. He has two sons. He spends his free time traveling, loves golf and is an member of The Oaks Fellowship.
Dr. Clinton is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Clinton is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and an active member in Spear Faculty Club.
Nick J. Acosta, DDS
Dr. Nick Acosta is a 2009 graduate of Baylor University with a BS degree in Health Science Studies. He received his DDS degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2013. He is originally from Corpus Christi, TX. He grew up near the beach and loves the ocean. He married his lovely wife Yanin in 2012. They currently live in Dallas and have 2 beautiful boys and 2 playful dogs. In his spare time, Dr. Acosta likes reading, playing sports, working out, watching movies, and especially loves spending time with his wife and children. Dr. Acosta has been at Waxahachie Family Dentistry, LLP ® since 2015 and cares deeply about his patients. He loves helping people feel better about their smile and feel better about themselves. He works hard to deliver high-quality dental work to you and your entire family. Dr. Acosta is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.
Sixth District Dental Society
Rachel Todd, DDS
Rachel Todd, DDS, a North Texas native, knew she wanted to be a dentist from a very young age. After graduating from Mansfield High School, she attended Texas Christian University where she earned her degree in Biology and was a member of the Horned Frog Marching Band. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry in 2016. She has practiced at Waxahachie Family Dentistry, LLP ® since 2017. Dr. Todd currently lives in Mansfield with her husband Blake, son Leo, and their cat Cookie. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling, and staying active with strength training. Dr. Todd is proud to be a life-long learner, and through continuing education, has expanded her dental services to include orthodontics. She is passionate about dentistry and its special role in the overall health and well-being of her patients. She can’t wait to get to know you and take care of you and your smile!
Samuel Ocel, DDS
Dr. Samuel Ocel, DMD, comes to Texas from Boston, Massachusetts where he completed his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and dental school at Boston University. Dr. Ocel moved to Texas to escape the cold weather and to complete his General Practice Residency at the North Texas VA Hospital. Dr. Ocel still works part-time at the VA hospital as he wants to continue helping our beloved veterans. Dr. Ocel loves all sports, unfortunately he is a big New England Patriots fan. But please don’t hold this against him! In his spare time, he loves to golf, sings karaoke, although he isn’t very good, and travel with his wife Shannon and their adorable adopted chihuahua Sugar. Dr. Ocel followed his mother’s footsteps into dentistry as his mom is a dental hygienist. Dr. Ocel loves the feeling of helping anxious patients and wants to help you be confident in your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes your practice stand out from the rest?
At Waxahachie Family Dentistry, we’re committed to providing you with treatments that are precise and comfortable. We offer a comprehensive list of services that can improve the appearance and longevity of your smile.
With decades of experience between them, our dentists have the skills and expertise to treat a variety of dental conditions with attention to detail and a gentle touch. This will ensure efficent and effective treatments and promote faster healing.
How are you giving back to the community?
We are extremely passionate about providing the Waxahachie community with dental services that are second to none. Through our March to a Million program, we want to give our community one more reason to smile. We’re committed to reaching our goal of contributing $1,000,000 in dental services to the community we proudly serve.
How do you treat patients with dental anxiety?
At our Waxahachie dental office, we want you to enjoy your trips to the dentist which is why we offer several ways to keep you comfortable. If you suffer from dental anxiety or a low pain tolerance, our sedation techniques will keep you relaxed and pain-free while we restore your oral health.
We offer conscious sedation techniques such as IV sedation, oral sedation, and nitrous oxide to provide the utmost comfort to patients undergoing the slightest anxiety. If you have a low pain tolerance or dental anxiety, be sure to ask about our dental sedation options at your consultation and we’ll be happy to explain the benefits of these services.
What services do you offer that can improve the look of my smile?
We understand the power in having a smile that radiates confidence, which is why we proudly offer several services to transform your look. Whether your teeth are misaligned, misshapen, or you have a missing tooth, we have solutions to your dental problems.
With porcelain veneers, we can cover the surfaces of your teeth for a flawless finish. Dental implants are a permanent solution to replace missing teeth with a natural look and feel. We also offer Invisalign® to patients who want to achieve a perfectly straight smile without the unsightly view of brackets and wires that come with traditional braces.