With well over 30 years of combined experience between them, Dr. Todd Short, Dr. Paxton Short, Dr. Drew Vlosich, Dr. Spence Vlosich certainly know a thing or two about taking care of teeth. They couldn’t be prouder to have lived in the Amarillo area with their families for decades, helping people from all walks of life with everything from routine cleanings and top-notch cosmetic dentistry to smile-rebuilding dental implants. Together, they strive to exceed your expectations throughout every stage of care while also building trust and relationships that last for years to come.
At our our state-of-the-art dental practice located in Amarillo, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality dental care in an environment that is warm and welcoming.
Using the latest equipment and techniques, our skilled and experienced dental staff will handle all of your oral health needs in preventative, restorative, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. We feel that one of our most important functions is to listen to our patients concerns and educate them as to their best options in handling their dental health issues. Our mission is to provide our patients with a gentle, anxiety-free experience and send them home with healthy and beautiful smiles.
Finding time for visiting the dentist amidst a busy routine can often be a struggle, especially if your loved ones need to be taken around to multiple dental offices. At Short & Vlosich Family Dental we’re proud to welcome everyone in right here! Whether your son or daughter is ready for their first dental checkup, you need to replace missing teeth with modern dentures, or you are ready to get a restful night’s sleep again with sleep apnea treatment, we offer a comprehensive menu of treatments that covers all the bases in one convenient location near you.
Our office is conveniently located on South Soncy halfway between 34th and 45th. We are right across the street from United Supermarket and Walkons
"Great dental experience. Who can say that? My hygienist, Linde and Dr. Vlosich are so professional. As I get older, they want to help me to have healthy gums and teeth. Thank you!"
"Fantastic staff. And they don’t try to sell/do every treatment out there. Very honest!"
"(Translated by Google) The doctor was wonderful, very well prepared and very professional. The patient and other staff were wonderful and polite. (Original) Fue maravillosa el doctor muy bien preparado y muy profesional. La enferma y demas personal maravillosos y educados ."
"Always awesome and friendly!!! But"
"It was a fantastic appointment. Everyone, starting with when I walked in to the end."
"Had a crown on an in-plant from 2011 fall out over the weekend. Called the office on Monday and they got me in on Tuesday morning. Got right in without waiting. Had the area cleaned and crown reset and adjusted in short order. The tooth has always made my gums hurt around it but it feels better now…"
"Amazing as usual. Very prompt and good service. Best hygienist around…Linde."
"I have been going to Dr Short for 25+ years and he’s always done an awesome job of all my dental needs. Extraordinary family dental practice ,Sheryl Read."
"All the staff and dentists are friendly and very caring. Been going there for many years and never had a bad experience. Very professional and have always taken great care of all my dental needs. Wouldn’t ever want to go anywhere else. It’s my dental home forever!! Highly recommend!!❤️"
"Everyone is always professional and easy to work with!! Dental work isn’t pleasant and they make my visits painless. Highly recommended!!!"
"I’ve I had the opportunity to be part of Dr. Short for 10 years now I can say I am truly blessed to have a wonderful Dentist and staff they are top-notch in my books, they are the best .."
"Great place for dental care. Dr. Vlocich is a caring and knowledgeable dentist, and Hannah is a wonderful and kind hygienist. You won’t be disappointed!"
"Best in town! Hannah always does an amazing job and I never have to wait - it's nice that they're on schedule!"
"Great place. Great music. Great staff. Great service."
"Dr. Short, Kami, Brittany and staff have been very professional and are extremely friendly and very helpful."
"The staff is great and Kammi is the best hygienist. Can’t recommend enough!"
"Love my hygienist Linde Muller and my Dentist Todd Short … very professional and friendly. I have been a patient there for around 9 years . Marga Bauer"
"Our whole family comes here for all our dental needs. The staff is friendly, helpful, and the dentists are knowledgeable & friendly as well! Highly recommend them!"
"Best experience of teeth cleaning EVER ❣ Everyone is so FRIENDLY 👍"
"The staff are so friendly and helpful. I've been going to this practice since I was a kid and I'm 60 now! Of course my original dentists have all retired but I have continued with their sons."
"I was experiencing some dental pain and was able to be seen the same day! Very clean office and friendly, professional staff! Highly recommend!"
"My dental hygienist was amazing. Super nice lady, very helpful and understood my needs as a transplant patient.Hope she doesn't leave."
"The doctors and staff here truly have your best interest, and oral health as their priority. Very caring and service oriented with quality care."
"Just loved y'all"
"Let me start by I’m really anxious at the dentist. They were friendly and had calming “chair side “ manner. Very thorough through explaining process, and answered all questions. Made my process easy and comfortable."
"Friendly staff, very professional. Always do a good job!"
"The staff are great, always taking care of me. They put my mind at ease."
"I love Carol P. She is so sweet… love catching up on what’s happening in her life and before I know it she is finished and my teeth are all polished."
"Very caring , friendly and thorough staff"
"Always a pleasant experience. Kristina A is the most accommodating hygienist I have ever had."
"The most knowledgeable and friendly staff in Amarillo!"
"Friendly and professional."
"My husband had an implant done and Dr. Short did an excellent job ... people don't even notice he has an implant it look like a real toot... Thank you dr. Short for your owesome service"
"Friendly, professional, and thorough prophylaxis. Thank you, Nikki and Dr Short"
"Top notch Addressed the problem Fixed back at 100 percent"
"It was my first time and it was fantastic."
"I recently visited Short and Vlosich Family Dental and had an outstanding experience that I couldn't wait to share! From the moment I stepped into the clinic, I was impressed. Firstly, the location is fantastic, making it convenient for everyone. The waiting lobby was spotless and exuded a comforti…"
"Awesome dentists, awesome staff, awesome service! Always enjoy my cleanings here!"
"Your people are the best. Great personalities and friendly. Very knowledgeable. Great experience."
"Always thorough and pleasant. Been going there for years… always a great experience."
"Todd and his Staff are the Best in Amarillo."
"Very friendly and profesional"
"From checking in to seeing Dr. Short & assistant to checking out && in between, , THE BEST. Kind, caring, thorough!! Never dread going to the dentist! Thanks Dr. short && staff!"
"Best clinic by far that I have ever went to. Even when I’ve been running late they’ve been quick to get me in while still respecting other patients. Dr. Vlosich has been upfront and honest about my teeth which is very appreciated. He also shows lots of care and passion. Amazing dental clinic!"
"Good people, the cleanness very good, everyone polite, doctor friendly and talkative with the comments. Jim"
"Dr Todd Short has been my dentist for many years. During that time, he's been very professional and made me feel like I matter. I Bless God for him because he's even worked me in when I've had a few emergencies occur. I really appreciate & highly recommend him. Not only that, now my husband sees hi…"
"One of my crowns game off and I was seen same day. Crown was reset. The office staff and Dr. Paxton Short were great. They also have an in-house insurance plan that I will be looking at since I'm retired and over 65."
"Dr.Short is great, always makes you feel at ease. My feelings I had done on my 2 front teeth look great."
"The staff and doctors are awesome. All my questions and concerns were answered clearly and completely. It was a great experience."
"A very good experience. The cleaning and checkup were great. All the people working there are really nice."
"Just had a cleaning. They do a thorough cleaning and review of my teeth. Great people and friendly. It's good to have a dentist come in and look things over for any issues that might need additional attention. Great staff."
"Friendly and very professional service. I am smiling again and very pleased."
"Great doctor friendly and efficient."
"This is Don Kimbrell . My appointment was with Dr Short for a filling.There would need to be numbers much larger than 10 to describe my experience and satisfaction with everyone from entering the front door to driving away.Thanks to all of you!"
"Great staff and great dentist. Always a pleasure to go to this office. Thank you!!"
"Dr. Short & his staff are always wonderful. I had to switch dentists for a couple of years when my insurance changed, and now that they accept it, I couldn’t wait to get back to Dr. Short. He is the kindest and most gentle dentist. I always recommend him to anyone searching for a dentist in Amarill…"
"Prompt, courteous and very well-combined friendliness and professionalism. Informed me well before beginning the procedure and prepared me well with topical pain control....it was a practically painless process."
"The best Dentist in Amarillo. Dr. Todd Short and Hygienist Kristina are amazing!"
"Excellent service professional and friendly Doctor and hygienist, highly recommended."
"Dr. Short is a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable dentist as his staff Becca and others. I can’t think of a better place to be for your oral hygiene needs. I’ve been his patient for over 10 years now and I’ve always felt like I got the best possible care, the best possible price and the best knowl…"
"I have been a patient of Dr. Short as well as my family as long as I can remember. The staff is always very caring."
"Excellent dentist and good looking too🥰 Morgan did a great job too."
"I just had an appointment with Dr. Drew Vlosich and as a 20 year Dental professional myself, my opinion based on his work and his care of his patients is that he is the BEST DENTIST IN AMARILLO TEXAS!! EXCELLENT!! Highly recommend!!! His Dental Assistant Chloe is wonderful! I had my teeth clean…"
"Fantastic experience! This office came highly recommended and I understand why!! Great staff and comfortable surroundings!"
"Top tier dental care by local families who appreciate their patients. The doctors & staff are kind & compassionate…. Can accommodate almost any schedule"
"Kristina is the best dental hygienist I’ve ever had! So sweet, kind and considerate. My smile has never been brighter!"
"Great experience with them. Scheduling, teeth cleaning and dental work was great."
"These are wonderful people. We were in town on a family emergency and had a wire slip out of the brackets. They got us right in and helped us out greatly!"
"Great experience. Dr. Vlosich & Steph were so good and professional."
"I have been getting dental work for 10 years here and I love this place."
"Spencer and his team are always really nice. Cami is an amazing hygienist and the best with kids. I won’t say I enjoy my experiences there because it IS the dentist after all, but I like the personnel that work there and always feel comfortable. They definitely make getting dental work done a lot e…"
"Awesome everytime I'm there! Dr. Houston and staff are everything I need em to be. There for me and my Family."
"Needed emergency support because of bad toothache. They treated me as though I have been one of their patients for years even though this was the first time I have been to their office. Great place, I have now found my dentist. Thanks everyone for the courtesy you extended me."
"I love this group... had my teeth cleaned recently. They are prompt, efficient, safety conscious and personable... if you have to have dental work, they make it as comfortable as possible for you!"
"I always get 5 star service here❤️"
"Dr. Houston and staff always provide an excellent dental experience."
"Such a wonderful staff. Everyone is nice and very informative. Dr. Short is wonderful and will share everything that’s going on with your teeth along the way. Hygienist Hannah is great, she is kind and outgoing. Overall experience was wonderful. Definitely look forward to my continued dental care t…"
"Always a good experience. Great people. I highly recommend them."
"Staff always very professional and friendly. My family and I have been patients with this group for a long time."
"Nobody likes going to a dentist even for teeth cleaning, they make it fun. Christy is an absolute amazing human being and doctor Spence V. Has unmatched talent I will definitely be returning for every mouth need I have… hopefully not too soon though :)"
"They take great care of our entire family!!"
"Their staff is so wonderful! Cami is THE BEST with my kids! They’re always excited to go to the dentist. Cami makes it a treat to go!"
"The staff is always super sweet!! Kammi Adame is the best!!"
"Great services and excellent bedside manners!. Big kudos for the hygienist!."
"In and out, very professional! Thanks Dr. Short"
"Waiting time was short, and treatment painless. As these dentists have a local partnership, there is no “up-selling” or panel dentistry, as might be encountered at some corporate dental offices."
"Everyone at this office is friendly, honest, and does a great job at making me feel welcome each visit. They all seem to really enjoy working at this office. Dr. Short does not try to find problems that aren’t there like other Dental Providers in town."
"I’m always met with friendly courtesy and professionalism from Dr. Short and his staff. My dental health and general well-being are valued at his office. It is a pleasure to go there."
"Great appointment and they handled the COVID situation with excellence! Thanks for another great appointment"
"Great staff! They are professional and courteous. The hygienists are professional, and personable. They make the experience easy and comfortable. The Drs. are a wonderful. They listen to your concerns or are happy to have a discussion about your hobbies or life experiences."
"Vlosich has been my dentist for about 15 years. Everyone at Vlosich, Houston and Short, DDS has always been great!"
"Very professional. They have an efficient process to handle the coronavirus."
"Staff is always so kind, gentle and professional. You couldn’t pay me to go anywhere else!"
"Dr Short is a great! Always takes great care of me. Staff is very friendly."
"I absolutely love Dr. Short and assistant Becca. They crowned. ALL of my teeth after my cancer treatments ( my teeth were turning black) when no one else would or could. He is my dentist as long as he and I are both are able."
"They are all professional and courteous! I don’t even mind going to the dentist when I go there. Thank you Dr. Short and your staff."
"Staff is friendly, runs on time, efficient and professional!"
"Everyone went above and beyond to make me feel at ease. I was in pain and they made a way for me to get in and got me taken care of. I will be back for good."
"Have been going there for years. They quick and efficient. Highly recommend."
"My husband and done business here for almost 20 years, have had such great experiences. Definitely recommend doctors Short, Houston, & Vlosich!"
"Always a great experience! Staff is incredibly sweet!"
"Even during the pandemic, the experience went very well. Had to wait in the car until the office told me to come in; wore a mask until you’re in the room with the hygienist; all went very well."
"My experience with Dr short has been wonderful. They keep me updated on my appointments. The hygienist r wonderful and catering. Dr Short and his staff have taken good care of my family love going there."
"Friendly, attentive, thorough and competent dentist (S.Vlosich) front desk & staff"
"Love everyone there we have been going there for at least 15 years and never have a complaint. Everyone there is great"
"Alway on time Always nice Extremely clean and professional Great staff"
"The staff and Dentists here have the process down! Friendly, professional and caring people take care to, as much as possible, make for a pleasant experience."
"I recommend this place its one of the best ones i have been to they are very professional and very good at what they do!"
"Got in quickly, first rate dental experience. Dr. Vlosich answered all my questions patiently."
"I didn’t see Dr. Short. Sorry..."
"It was great..well if you can say getting a filling is ever great! But the office is friendly and Dr. Short the best!"
"Kind, quick, and helpful"
"They do a great job with getting you in quickly especially during this covid-19 situation. They see you right away. I've been with Dr Short for last 2 years and he's a great doctor, makes you feel at ease and he's very thorough. He takes good care of my teeth. I highly recommend them."
"Caring, competent dental care."
"The office staff, dental assistant, and Dr. Houston were very friendly and welcoming. As a new patient, I was impressed with how the staff listened to my specific needs and set-up a care plan. I am looking forward to future visits."
"This was my second visit to Dr Short’s office. I was evaluated for a crown prep on my first visit and to my surprise he agreed to put a crown where I thought it would simply be pulled. I waited out in the car till my room was ready. I’ll have to say this was the most pleasant visit I’ve had at a de…"
"Best place for dental work and teeth cleanings. Courteous staff and drs, very professional, clean and sanitized."
"Always a pleasure."
"Dr.Short is the best,always happy and cheerful.Staff reflects that also."
"My daughter went in there with a bad infection Dr Houston and the staff were so amazing to her thank you so much"
"Always prompt, kind, friendly and knowledgeable!! I wouldn’t go anywhere else!!"
"Great bedside manner! Staff was very freindly and helpful. Would recommend anyone to go here. Amazing group of people."
"So friendly and professional!"
"Dr. Short and staff are the best."
"I love using this dentist. The staff is caring and friendly. They do great work. They have a great chair side manner."
"Had 2 teeth pulled. Not a bad experience at all. Dr. Spence Vlosich was great and his assistant was also. Recommend this dentist office highly. From Donna Carpenter"
"Always great service, from entering the office to the services in dental chair. Carol and Dr. Short Rock 😎"
"Friendly and professional."
"Always a good visit! Mary is fantastic and never hurts. :) Been going here for years and never had a problem."
"Always professional and fast. They aren't just trying to line their pockets, they do whatever is best for the patient"
"Great atmosphere, knowledgeable and courteous staff. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed!"
"Dr Vlosich was the doctor that did my 2 fillings. He was nice, quick and professional"
"Dr. Short is great! He’s thorough and caring. I know I’m getting the best care. Not only is Dr. Short great, but his dental assistants are amazing as well! They are kind, friendly and take the time to get to know you. The office staff is also very friendly as well. I highly recommend Dr. Short and …"
"excellent and painless."
"All-around great wouldn't go anywhere else"
"Love the staff always greeted when walking in all in all great place will not go anywhere else"
"Dr Short and his staff are very professional. Carole has been my hygienist for years....love her."
"Mary has been cleaning my teeth for 39 years. Love the professionalism and friendly atmosphere !!!!"
"Love this place they always took good care of my teeth for me"
"Best group of doctors and dental hygienist in town"
"I saw Dr. Vlosich today. I am the world's biggest chicken. He was fantastic and put my fears to rest. I highly recommend him."
"One of the Best for sure!"
"Dr. Short and his entire staff are excellent! Have gone to him for years now. Always professional and caring as well as accommodating whenever we’ve had any incidents or emergencies."
"Today was the 1st time i used kamai she did wonderful job happy with her. Did not have to wait long requested they call me if they had cancellation and they did"
"Linde has been my hygienist for over 5 years. She is always friendly, timely, & thorough. I love being able to schedule an early morning cleaning @ 7am so as not to have to worry about missing work. All the staff & doctors are nice helpful as well. I also like the text reminders of appointments s…"
"Dr Houston and Dr Houston the son have been my dentist for the last 30 plus years, wouldn't even consider going anywhere else, when you have the best you stick with it!"
"Great place. Nice people. On time for appointments. Quick and efficient ."
"Friendly and efficient!"
"Dr Spence Vlosich is very good. I highly recommend him for your teeth needs! Even after taking over his father's practice, he still has respect for all generations, and is very courteous and listens to your needs. If an emergency arises, his staff does everything possible to get you in quickly and …"
"Carol is so nice! We always have a wonderful experience! Thank you!"
"I have been going here for years. Mrs. Poston, and Dr. Vlosich are the best. Staff is fast, efficient, friendly, and warm."
"Friendly Staff,Always a Pleasurable Experience"
"Excellent and friendly staff!!!"
"They are always so friendly and professional. I avoided going to the dentist for years. Dr. Short and everyone there has made me feel completely comfortable. They have given me a smile I am proud off!"
"Consistently takes good care of my families teeth! Thank you Kristine & Dr. Spence V.!"
"Friendly, professional,and pain free as always"
"Dr. Short and staff are always professional and very knowledgeable."
"I won't go to anyone but Dr. Short. So much patience with a big chicken like me. Thank you so much!"
"Comfortable waiting area, although I never have to wait long. Staff is friendly. Kami is the best."
"I don’t usually leave reviews but this is worthy of one. I have been to many different dentist over the years until I found HVS. They have been the most thorough and helpful dentist I or my family has ever been too. On top of that I just found out they became “out of network” for my dental insuran…"
"Been coming here for years. Carol and Dr. Short are wonderful people and professionals!"
"I have been a patient of Dr. Ed Vlosich, who is now retired, for many years. His son, Dr. Spence Vlosich is now my dentist. They have both been very detail oriented in doing what I have needed. I am very pleased to use this dental group for my dentistry needs, and I would recommend "Dr. Spence" to …"
"Very professional environment, clean and comfortable with the latest technology. Friendly and accommodating staff. Best dental care available."
"Mary did a great job cleaning my teeth as always, and I enjoyed hearing about her trip to Portugal with her daughter."
"It was a perfect visit for my Husband who it has taken me 7-8 years to go! Thank you for making him feel so comfortable!"
"Everyone is so nice and efficient"
"Have been going to Dr Short for 15 years! Always gentle and calming experience! Great place!"
"I have been going to this office for over 11 years. I first went to Dr Ed Vlosich and then transferred to Dr Spence Vlosich when Ed retired. I have always been pleased with the Dental work I have had as well as the cleanings from the Hygienist. I would highly recommend the practice."
"I had a gum,TMJ, tissue issue. Called the office yesterday they got me in the very next day. Dr Vlosich did a very thorough exam, asked me questions. Took xrays and made a decision about what should be done. The whole staff including the doctors are very courteous, caring and helpful. I have …"
"Awesome. It is always great when people care for others. I have been coming to your office for awhile. It is always a great atmosphere. Thank you."
"I can't say enough good about Dr. Short! He is so friendly, professional, and is such a talented dentist! He remembers our name and things about my kids, and has the best bedside manner."
"I love going to the dentist with Dr Vlosich ( I went to his dad for years- until he retired. ) everyone from the receptionist on back, everyone is polite, kind, sensitive to me and my needs, & emotions. I love Mary my dental hygienist, she's a jewel. Gentle,thorough, caring. The first person to cl…"
"Love the staff!"
"Awesome as always"
"Excellent service. Great hygienist and dentist. Highly recommend this dental office."
"Dr.Short is so amazing and so nice. He has given me my confidence back. And I couldn’t be more happier with his work. Like I said just amazing. And Monique his assistant amazingly sweet and just do kind. Thank you."
"Carol my Dental Hygienist & Dr Short are incredibly the best !!! Very friendly, amazing personalities and very professional!! My entire family are well taken care of !!! Thank you."
"Always friendly, attentive and on time! I have received excellebtvdental care for 20 plus years here."
"The best dental office in Texas."
"Dr. Vlosich did my dental work for me these last couple of months and I must honestly say he's the best dentist in Amarillo that I've been to and I have been to @ least twelve dentists over the last two years. He's very professional, does excellent work and he didn't lie to me and tell me he could …"
"My visit to "any" dentist is never my best place to be ! So today one of my caps to my tooth fell out and so I called to scheduled an appointment for today this morning and got my appt. for 2:30 pm I got there at 2:25 and it was as if they were waiting for me ! The attendant took me straight to the…"
"Mary is the best Dental Hygienist out there. Puts you at ease. Very pleasant. Dr Short is a super great great guy. Can’t go wrong with either. Thanks for the great care."
"I have been going to these guys for years as has my family. Friendly,great dentist and hygienist. Staff is on the money."
"Always receive excellent care. Have been with from way back at the location on Bryan street. I go to Dr. Spence now. Then I went to Dr. Ed."
"Always professional, always friendly and always competent."
"My favorite dentist!!"
"I've been a patient since I was a kid and had Dr. Jared Houston's father as my dentist. Naturally, when I got married my kids saw the dentists and office staff there too. Dr. Houston did my "gold tooth" when is was broken 15 years ago and it is still going great. Now that the kids are moved away m…"
"Dr. Short is amazing!! Our whole extended family see him for dental needs! He is a superhero in our book! He gets business taken care of!! The office staff are very friendly and professional as well! What a comfortable place to go when you feel nervous about the dentist."