Dr. Thomas Youngblood
Dr. Youngblood spent his formative years in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in 1986. He received his Doctoral Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio Dental School in 2002. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Permian Basin Dental Society, Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Youngblood is married and has three young sons. His hobbies include exercising, deep sea fishing, hunting, and piano. Dr. Youngblood is currently a Commissioned Officer in the Texas Army National Guard where he proudly serves his community, state, and country.
Dr. Weston Jones
Dr. Jones grew up on a small dairy farm near Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah in 2002. He received his Doctoral Degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry in 2006. While in dental school, he found his passion to treat children while working at an internship in Ketchikan, Alaska. Dr. Jones completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in 2009. Following his residency, he worked as a clinical associate professor in pediatric dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. Dr. Jones is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Jones is married and has a 15 month old son. Dr. Jones likes to spend time outdoors either fishing, hiking, or riding ATV’s.
Dr. Seifikar is a graduate from University of Pittsburgh’s Dental Anesthesiology program.
Anesthesia is administered by Dr. Seifikar, a licensed anesthesiologist, who was trained in a formal anesthesia residency program. He carries the most state of the art anesthesia equipment in the industry.
Medications used are all current, considered safe, and used as intended. Dr. Seifikar, through his clinical skills and modern electronic equipment, monitors the vital signs (heart rate & rhythm, respirations, oxygen level, blood pressure and temperature) and assures they are maintained normally throughout the procedure. The safety record of advanced anesthesia services by dentist anesthesiologists is unsurpassed in today’s healthcare industry. No patient should be denied access to quality dental care for lack of adequate control of pain and anxiety.
Dr. Melissa Balk
Dr. Melissa Balk, DDS, is originally from Buffalo, NY. She earner her undergraduate degree from Hobart and William Smile College in New York, before attending the University of Buffalo School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Balk is proud to be serving the Midland community and offers a wide variety of dental services to her patients. In her free time, Dr. Balk enjoys being outdoors hiking, paddle boarding and kayaking. She also enjoys baking, crafting and spending time with her dog, Rosecoe!
Dr. Christopher Norton
Dr. Christopher Norton, DDS, graduated from Southern Methodist University with his undergraduate degree in Chemistry. He then attended Baylor University where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Dr. Norton joined the Abbeville team in 2013 and practices at many of our locations, but when he is not practicing dentistry, he enjoys playing golf and basketball, working on projects around his house and spending time with his family!