A Family Of Excellence
Dr. John’s pioneering vision and influence continued into the next generation of the St. Clair family. Dr. James St.Clair his nephew, was inspired by the tradition of excellence he witnessed in his uncle’s life and work. As far back as elementary school, James wanted to pursue a career that incorporated his interest in science and art, while sharing his love for people. When James was 12 years old, John, recognizing his nephew’s talent and potential, challenged James to pursue a career in orthodontics and someday join his practice. Throughout high school and college, James served as a lab technician and assistant for St. Clair Orthodontics.
After completing his residency in orthodontics in 1999, Dr. James fulfilled his dream, and officially joined the practice. Continuing the tradition of a patient-centered practice, Dr. James brought with him the desire to provide a more comfortable and faster solution to achieve the same exceptional result for which Dr. John had become known. With this in mind, they invested countless hours of continuing education learning how to provide the best patient experience with exceptional results. They discovered these patient-centered goals could best be achieved through a revolutionary new way to practice orthodontics: The Damon® System.
Building On Tradition
St. Clair Orthodontics was built on a firm foundation that Drs. John and James St. Clair wanted to continue far into the future for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. As John looked forward to retirement, they began searching for an exceptional orthodontist to continue the legacy, “Excellence in all things and all things for His glory.” They could not have been more pleased when Dr. C.C. Massey joined the practice in 2010. Dr. Massey had the same heart in customer service, providing excellence in orthodontics, and bringing his own additional strengths that distinguished this practice as the premier center for orthodontic care. Together, with Dr. Massey in the practice, St. Clair Orthodontics was pleased to announce its new name, St. Clair and Massey Orthodontics, in 2012. In 2018 the Dr. Peyton Cometti joined the practice. Dr. Cometti is building on our revolutionary way to practice orthodontics every day.
Meet Dr. James St. Clair
Dr. James is a native West Texan, graduating as salutatorian from Morton High School in 1989. Having attended both Texas Tech University and McMurry University, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. James’ Doctor of Dental Surgery degree was awarded from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, in 1997. He graduated with honors, completing his orthodontic residency at the University of Texas-Houston Dental Branch, where he earned a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, as well as a Master of Science degree in 1999. He received the Wick Alexander research award for his master’s thesis research project. This is the top research award bestowed by the University of Texas orthodontic department. Dr. James loves to teach. Beginning in 2003, he taught graduate orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics as an associate clinical professor at the University of Texas Dental School in Houston for 14 years. Dr. James is passionate about serving people. He not only serves people in the office with clinical excellence and a tender touch, but outside of the office in his church, community involvement with the Texas Mission of Mercy, and educating elementary students in Lubbock and the surrounding areas about the importance of dental hygiene. Dr. James and his family came to Lubbock in the summer of 1999 to join the family practice. He and his wife, Shanna, have been married for 27 years and are the proud parents of three beautiful daughters, Madeleine, Emily, and Abigail. When he’s not in the office, Dr. James is crazy about spending time with his family. He can often be found cheering on his children as they participate in school activities, camping, hiking, fishing, golfing, hunting, or anything that involves family and the great outdoors!
Meet Dr. C.C. Massey
Dr. C.C. Massey was raised in both West Texas and Eastern New Mexico and has found it incredibly gratifying to be back in the area where he was raised. While attending Abilene Christian University, Dr. Massey spent his summers in Lubbock teaching special education summer school for LISD. “The three summers I spent in Lubbock teaching were some of the most rewarding times in my life," he said. "It formed in me a love for serving others as well as a heart for the community and people of Lubbock.”
After graduating Summa Cum Laude from ACU in 2004, Dr. Massey pursued what he felt was a calling to healthcare by attending Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas from 2004 to 2008. Upon finishing in the top four percent of his dental class, he was then selected to continue with his specialty training in orthodontics at Baylor’s prestigious orthodontic residency program. While at Baylor, Dr. Massey enjoyed the honor of having three scientific research articles published as well as earning the Harry Sicher Award for the top clinical research completed in the field of orthodontics in 2010. In February of 2011, Dr. Massey had the opportunity to sit before the American Board of Orthodontists. He became one of the youngest board certified orthodontists in the country when he received Diplomate status after completing his exam, a distinction less than 30 percent of American orthodontists now hold. Upon completing his residency in August of 2010, Dr. Massey and his wife, Kimberly, moved to Lubbock to join the St. Clair’s family practice.
Dr. Massey describes his faith, his family, and his profession as the most important things in his life. He and Kimberly have been blessed with three amazing boys: Austin, Colton, and Judson, and one daughter, Evelyn. They attend Redeemer Church in Lubbock, where they love leading their gospel community group.
Meet Dr. Peyton Cometti
Dr. Peyton Cometti joined the practice in August 2018. Dr. Cometti is a Texas Tech alumnus and loves being back in Raiderland. He grew up in Roswell, New Mexico, and met his wife, Casey, in dental school. Casey is also a dentist. They have two children: adventurous Charlotte, who loves dogs and has never met a stranger, and Pierce, who loves being cuddled. Along with spending time with his family, Dr. Cometti loves to watch and play almost any sport, enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors, and enjoys trying out the new restaurants Lubbock has to offer.
Dr. Cometti graduated as Valedictorian from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio and is a member of the OKU Honor Society. He graduated from the UT Health Science Center in Houston with his certificate in orthodontics and Master of Science in August and has received numerous awards in dental school including excellence in Pathology, Radiology, Leadership, Clinical Dentistry, Dental Histology, and Neuroanatomy. Dr. Cometti is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Texas Association of Orthodontists, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association.