Vance LeCrone, age 8, with braces.
Vance LeCrone, age 8, with braces.

Meet Dr. Vance LeCrone

With over 10 years of experience and a number of awards and honors to his name, Dr. Vance LeCrone is truly committed to providing the highest quality care in a family-friendly environment. From children to teens to adults, every single LeCrone patient is unique and is given the personal attention and treatment that they deserve. Although Dr. LeCrone takes great pride utilizing the latest technologies to provide his patients with both beautiful and functional smiles, what he truly enjoys experiencing is the great pride his patients take in themselves.

Now, meet Vance.

“It’s simple. I love my job. But when I’m not in the office, you can most likely find me hanging out with my wonderful wife, Amy, and our awesome kiddos, Charlotte, Adeline and Thomas. Oh, and I would be in hot water with the little ones if I didn’t add in our 40-pound teddy bear of a golden doodle, Dixie (who somehow has taken over my role as head of the house : )

I am also a bona fide golf addict. Give me a good buddy, an early morning tee time and a hot putter, and I am in heaven. And now that my son, Thomas, is begging to hit the links with ol’ dad, it just made my golf addiction that much better. Give him a couple of years, and he’ll be showing me a thing or two (insert proud dad smile here).

As for other sports, I am a huge Baylor Bear (especially when they’re winning), Houston Texans and Texas Rangers fan. However, my biggest role as a fan is for Amy’s unbelievable chocolate pie. It’s the kind you eat by the pan, not the slice. Which in fact is a great segue into my other hobby: running (after a couple pans of pie, it’s more of a necessity). I also really enjoy the men’s fellowship (Quest) on Tuesday mornings at The Woodlands United Methodist church. Rob Renfroe is an outstanding leader and really gives me a boost for the rest of the week. My family and I have been so blessed to be members of this awesome church.

One more thing about myself, after dental school, I did a dental hospital residency in Houston and then practiced general dentistry for a year in The Houston Medical Center. I think this experience has helped set me apart from other orthodontists. I really enjoy treating multidisciplinary cases with restorative dentists and other dental specialists. From my youngest to my oldest patient, the experience that each unique case presents is what continues to drive me—day in and day out. Did I mention that I love my job?” — Dr. Vance LeCrone

Education

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch

Master and Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
2002-2004

University of Texas Health Science Center Hermann Memorial Hospital/TIRR

General Practice Residency
2000-2001

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch

Doctor of Dental Surgery
1996-2000

Baylor University

Master of Clinical Gerontology
1994-1995

Baylor University

Bachelor of Arts, Biology
1989-1994

Awards & Honors

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
  • Chief Resident for Orthodontic Class
  • AADR Summer Research Fellowship
  • American Equilibration Society Award
  • Awarded National Institute of Health Grant for Cancer Research

Organized Dental Affiliations

  • The University of Texas Orthodontic Alumni
  • The American Association of Orthodontists
  • The Southwest Society of Orthodontists
  • The American Board of Orthodontics

Publications

  • LeCrone V., Li W., Devoll R.E., Logothetis C, and Farach-Carson M.C. Calcium signaling in prostate cancer cells: specific activation by bone-matrix proteins, Cell Calcium (2000) 27 (1), 35-42.
  • Gurgel J, Kerr S, Powers JM and LeCrone V. Force-deflection properties of superelastic nickel-titanium archwires, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Oct 2001, Vol 120:4, 378-382.
  • LeCrone V, Salas A, English J, and Powers JM. Clinical evaluation of an orthodontic self-etching primer, Texas Dental Journal, Feb 2005, 122 (2): 144-145.