Dr. Robert Zboril is a problem solver by nature, and his role as a dentist allows him to take a broken, damaged, or painful smile and fix it to improve the patient's quality of life. Since graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Dr. Zboril has earned over 500 hours of continuing education credits and stayed up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. He is one of 15 doctors in the United States to hold a Disclusion Time Reduction (DTR) certification and has extensive training in several types of dental technology.
My name is Dr. Rob Zboril and I've been in practice for over five years now. I graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. A longtime hobby of mine has been raising my longhorns. If I'm not there, I really enjoy getting outside and going to state parks, or going to national parks and getting outdoors and see a lot of the natural beauty that's around us there.
I love working with my hands. I love taking things that are broken, or are not functioning, or have a problem and then fixing those. And I really wanted a career that would allow me to use my hands and improve people's lives, but also at the same time present a challenge. You know, the uniqueness of every patient is a challenge.
Along the way, I've taken a lot of continuing education courses to both expand my field of knowledge, but also get greater depth of field. I logged over 500 hours of CE over the last few years in many different facets. When it comes to patient treatment, that means I'm able to talk about a lot more subjects and be a lot more comprehensive in my patient care.
I have my DTR certification, which is Disclusion Time Reduction, one of 15 doctors in the United States with that certification. And it allows me to help treat folks with facial pain and grinding and things like that.
I've completed Todd Engel's The Engel Institute. He has three levels of mentoring programs and I've completed all three. They are for implant placement, implant restorations, and even implant dentures. And so, it's a very broad subject, but it's also very detailed and very in depth and a very demanding mentorship program that he has.
I've got extensive training on the T-scan, which is a digital bite force calibration device. And so, what we're able to do is we're able to digitally measure the bite and how teeth come together. And I use that and my DTR training to then allow patients to see, "Hey, this is what's going on with your bite and this is what's causing those concerns. And then how do we address that? What's the appropriate steps for you?" Maybe it's as simple as doing a simple nightguard. It can be also as involved as doing a full mouth reconstruction. That training helps there.
The most rewarding thing in my day is seeing the transformations that patients experience, but the ones that really get you are either the long-term ones of patients who come in and they're very afraid and getting that fear conquered and then moving forward and watching them just . . . it's like watching a flower blossom. It's amazing.
The other transformation that I see a lot isn't just necessarily fear, but it's also the aesthetics of it. People, they're concerned about their smiles. They want to look good. They want to feel confident so that when they smile, when they talk, when they laugh, you shouldn't have to hide your smile. You know, there's guys who they got that promotion. Why? Because they had that new confidence. Watching that transformation of going and having that confidence regained and then watching these people's lives just take off, it's super rewarding. It really makes all the hard work that goes into what we do and what my team does worth it.