I’m Dr. Lathrop and I’d like to personally invite you to explore what makes our practice unique and special.

About us.

You’ve wanted to revamp your smile for years, but you do not know where to begin. There are so many services and procedures out there, making it difficult to know your best option. This can cause anxiety and stress, but we are here to help you every step along the way. At Lathrop Dental Center, we understand your concerns. We offer a comfortable office, an experienced staff, and gentle treatments for patients of all ages. Your dental care is our top priority, and we are proud to provide the best dental services in the Katy and Houston areas. Whether you’re visiting us for a smile makeover or a routine preventive treatment, you’ll receive our undivided attention and personalized care for your specific needs.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Colin Lathrop

For several years, Dr. Colin Lathrop has honed his skills working as a dentist in the Houston area. His lifelong patients appreciate his friendly chairside manner and his high level of skill in all aspects of dentistry. In December 2013, Dr. Lathrop opened his own, brand-new dental practice in Katy, TX. He chose the Katy area because, along with its bustling growth, it retains a friendly, small-town feel and unparalleled quality of life.

Dr. Lathrop’s philosophy is to treat every patient as an individual, not as just a dental health case. He is passionate about providing unmatched care, especially when it comes to his renowned smile makeovers.

  • H-Texas Top Dentist 2016
  • Houstonia Top Dentist 2016
  • Katy Living Magazine 2018
  • Houstonia Top Dentist 2018
  • Katy Living Magazine for Top Docs March 2019
  • Top Docs of 2019
  • Living Magazine Best of 2023: TMJ Dentist
  • Neighborhood Fave 2023

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Martin Youngs

Dr. Martin Youngs graduated from Texas Tech University with cum laude honors and a BS in biology in 2003. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from UT Health Houston School of Dentistry in 2009, and he completed a residency in an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in 2010 at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Youngs began his career in private practice in Houston in August 2010.

Dr. Youngs is a member of the Texas Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the Academy of General Dentistry. He received an associated fellowship from the Academy of GP Orthodontics in 2014 and earned a fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry in July of 2016. Dr. Youngs is the past president of the North Houston Dental Study Group (2014 to 2015). He is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance his skills to better serve the dental needs of his patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience.

When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Youngs spends his time with his wife, raising their two children. He is an avid fan of Texas Tech sports and enjoys watching movies and spending time outdoors.

Video Testimonials

Our patients say.

Amazing staff here, and very nice and comfortable accommodation. The Doctor is extremely nice and very helpful on needed procedures and where to get them done. The staff from the front desk to the nurses and assistants are fabulous and there isn’t a frown in the place, just pretty white smiling teeth.

Dustyin W.

“EXCEPTIONAL service! If I could give more than 5 stars I would. My interactions with the front desk staff to the Dentist was consistent in that everyone was professional, friendly and very helpful. Everything was explained to me in detail before any work was done and I was kept informed at every stage, even during my procedure. My understanding and comfort was a top priority and prioritized to the point where I had no follow up questions because they made everything crystal clear and broke down medical terminology into laymen’s terms. This is by far the best dental office experience I’ve ever had!”


“Highly recommend Lathrop Dental!  I have had horrible dental experiences in the past so was scared to go, but everyone there was AWESOME!  The hygienist and Dr were so patient and understanding and explained everything to me.  They are our new family dentist!!”

Alisa C

“From the time I walked through the front door, until I left, I encountered friendly smiling staff. My initial visit was very thorough, more so than I have ever experienced at a dental office. The equipment deployed is state of art. My hygienist, Shannon, did an excellent job and I am extremely impressed with Dr. Lathrop.  This was a pleasant experience and I highly recommend this practice to anyone seeking a superior level of dental care. Update:  Starting my second year at Lathrop Dental Center and couldn’t be happier! 2022 Update:  I remain very pleased with Lathrop Dental. The staff is first class and always makes me feel valued as a patient. Shannon is my favorite hygienist of all time.”

Henry D

“Our family has been a loyal customers at Lathrop Dental Center for 4 years now. We had bad experience with our dentist so I was searching on Google for another one. I found Lathrop Dental on Google and the reviews were all 5, so decided to give it a try. The office doesn't disappoint us. The office staffs and doctors are super friendly and knowledgeable.They are very straight forward about the treatments and payments. They treat us like family. We love every single minutes that we are there. Highly recommend!”

Molly N

Cody is amazing! My two sons, 6 and 4, one of whom is on the spectrum, LOVE her. She creates such a positive experience that they are actually excited about getting their teeth cleaned. This practice is a blessing, and I’m grateful they are so close. Everyone is kind, happy, willing and (and at least appear) unbothered to interact with and encourage kids. We’ll be patients as long as they’re around. Thanks for going the extra mile!

Alicia A.

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