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. Before retiring in 2021, Dr. Carlson had been practicing dentistry in San Antonio, TX, for more than 40 years. During that time, he was constantly attending continuing education courses to stay on the cutting edge of what’s new. He has felt that he couldn’t burn out if he was still learning and growing. His passion was 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
Member of the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, Preferred Dentist
Past President, San Antonio Academy of General Dentistry
National Delegate to the Academy of General Dentistry (10 Consecutive Years)
Elected offices in the San Antonio District Dental Society: including Board Member, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect
Member of the American Dental Association & the Texas Dental Association
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
Eloise Japhet School
Wesley Community Center
Pan American Clinic
Boy’s Club of San Antonio
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