Dr. Robert (who also goes by “Dr. Bob” at our dental office) is a native of Texas and has spent a wonderful 25 years practicing dentistry. He is overjoyed to be able to continue his father’s legacy here at Long Family Dental, and he looks forward to seeing patients of all ages enjoy the benefits of a brighter smile. Read on to learn more about him and his background.
You could very well say that Dr. Bob was born to be a dentist, especially with someone like Dr. Henry Long as a father and a role model. Having been helping out at the dental office since childhood, he’s always felt drawn to the healthcare field and continued to pursue it as he grew older. The positive impact his father had on other people’s lives left a deep impression on him, and he hopes to have the same sort of influence for his own patients at Long Family Dental.
Dr. Bob received his undergraduate degree at Baylor University and later earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He went to University Hospital to complete a two-year General Practice Residency; during his time there, he was trained to use IV sedation and perform advanced oral surgery. He also had the chance to work firsthand with patients who were suffering from advanced medical issues, and he learned more about various cosmetic and restorative dental treatments. He continues learning and bettering himself to this day, and he has recently completed a sinus grafting course at the Aikos Institute.
He is currently a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Hospital Dentistry, and he is active in the following dental groups:
Dr. Bob enjoys spending time with Kim, his lovely wife of nearly 30 years who is a United Methodist pastor, as well as their two adult children, Becca and Zach. Whenever he has a chance to relax and enjoy himself outside of his dental office, he likes to travel, participate in church activities, hunting, and working at his family’s ranch.