Dr. Craig Carlson

Dr. Craig Carlson

Dr. Craig Carlson grew up in San Antonio, TX, and attended Trinity University before completing his dental training at the University of Texas in Houston. Although Dr. Carlson has been practicing dentistry in San Antonio, TX, for more than 40 years, he is constantly attending continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of what’s new. He feels that he cannot burn out if he is still learning and growing. His passion is doing beautiful cosmetic dentistry because it can truly change lives.

Dr. Carlson has been published in several prestigious journals in the dental field, and he has lectured in several seminars and worked as an associate professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry. In addition, he has worked as a consultant and has been part of several professional organizations, as well as working with civic organizations.

Dr. Carlson volunteers with multiple local organizations, including the Boys Club of San Antonio, Eloise Japhet School, Wesley Community Center, and more. He has been recognized as a Super Dentist in the field of cosmetic dentistry by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Carlson’s Achievements & Community Dedication

Teaching, Speaking, Writing

  • Former Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry
  • Guest Lecturer, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry
  • Previous Speaker, Texas Dental Association Seminars
  • Previous Speaker, Quest Seminars
  • Previous Speaker, San Antonio Academy of General Dentistry
  • Published in “GP”, The Journal of the Texas AGD
  • Published in the “Journal of Esthetic Dentistry”
  • Published in “The Chairside Observer”
  • Table Clinic Presenter, Texas Dental Association Scientific Session
  • Former Presenter, Pinnacle Advanced Leadership and Management Seminars

Offices Held & Associations


  • Texas Dental Plans, Inc.
  • National Dental Plans, Inc.
  • Kendric Mercer Company
  • Staff Consultant, Quest Seminars, Inc.
  • Texas Department of Human Resources, Dental Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors, Pinnacle Practices, Inc.


  • America’s Top Dentists
  • Texas Monthly Super Dentist
  • Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry
  • Fellowship in the American College of Dentists
  • Fellowship in the International College of Dentists
  • Nominated for Texas Dentist of the Year
  • Publisher: Best Academy of General Dentistry Publication in the United States
  • G.A.C. Half Professional Service Award

Volunteer Work

  • Eloise Japhet School
  • Wesley Community Center
  • Pan American Clinic
  • Children’s Shelter
  • Boy’s Club of San Antonio

Civic Organizations

  • Olmos Kiwanis Club: Charter Member, Past President
  • Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Fiesta Commission, Commissioner
  • YMCA Century Club