Meet Dr. Elaine Schilling

Dr. Schilling is a practicing Prosthodontist, as well as founder and chief practitioner at Smiles by German Design. She attended Baylor College of Dentistry and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1995. She continued in the specialized field of Prosthodontics and received her specialty degree from Baylor College of Dentistry Texas A&M University in 1998. 

After receiving her final degree, Dr. Schilling returned to her hometown of Muenster, Texas where she lives with her husband and owns and operates Smiles By German Design, which she founded in 1998.  


  • American College of Prosthodontics 
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics 
  • Academy of Osseointegration 
  • Academy of Microscopic Enhanced Dentistry 
  • American Dental Association 
  • Texas Dental Association

What is a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontists are experts in the restoration and replacement of teeth. Their specialty, one of only nine recognized by the American Dental Association, requires not only four years of dental school but also three years of advanced training and education in state-of-the-art techniques and procedures for treating a wide variety of conditions. Prosthodontic treatments include, but are not limited to, crowns, bridges, dentures, and implants. For conditions that require complex treatment involving more than one specialist, a prosthodontist serves first as the architect of the treatment plan, then as a coordinator who directs treatment the way a conductor directs a symphony.