Dr. Craig Carlson, DDS

Dr. Craig Carlson, DDS

Cosmetic Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
74 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Craig Carlson, DDS is a cosmetic dentistry practitioner in San Antonio, TX. He practices cosmetic dentistry and neuromuscular dentistry.Read his story

5 Star Dental Group

400 N Loop 1604 E Ste 315

San Antonio, TX 78232
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Dr. Carlson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. 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 DedicationTeaching, 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 Consultant 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. 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 Past President, Texas Academy of General Dentistry National Delegate to the Academy of General Dentistry (Ten 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 Honors 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 "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Carlson "Changing smiles, changing lives


2  Practice Areas

  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry

58  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Broken Tooth
  • Cancer of Floor of Mouth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Chronic Periodontitis
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Cracked Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dry Mouth
  • Excessive Tooth Wear
  • Fluorosis
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Gingivostomatitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Jaw Irregularities
  • Jaw Misalignment Leading to TMJ
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Misshapen Teeth
  • Oral Infection
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Palate Cancer
  • Periodontitis
  • Plaque
  • Postoperative Pain
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tartar Buildup
  • Teething
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Temporomandibular Ankylosis
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abnormalities as Seen in Diabetes
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Avulsion
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Decay Caused by Acid Attack
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Displacement
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
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69  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Air Abrasion
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Athletic Mouthguards
  • Bite Adjustment
  • CAD-CAM Dentistry
  • Cancer Screening
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cosmetic Contouring (Dental)
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Filling
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Dental Procedure
  • Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Restoration
  • Dental Veneer
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Dentures
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Diode Laser Soft Tissue Treatment
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Fluoride Varnish
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Gum Graft Surgery
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Implant-Supported Dentures
  • Jaw Tracking
  • Limited Gum Surgery
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Mouthguards
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Photodisinfection Process
  • Pocket Depth Measurement
  • Porcelain Bridge
  • Porcelain Crown
  • Porcelain Dental Inlays
  • Porcelain Dental Onlays
  • Porcelain Fixed Bridges
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Preseason Dental Exam
  • Prophy Jet Air Polishing
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Same-Day Dental Crowns
  • Smile Makeovers
  • Sterilization
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Polishing
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Traumatic Dental Injury Treatment
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Texas In Houston
    Medical School | Graduated

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Carlson has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Carlson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • San Antonio Academy of General Dentistry, Past President
  • San Antonio District Dental Society, Secretary
  • San Antonio District Dental Society, Vice President
  • San Antonio District Dental Society, Board Member
  • Texas Academy of General Dentistry, Past President
  • Texas Dental Association, Member

Dr. Carlson's Reviews

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Likelihood to Recommend (176)

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Dr. Carlson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes
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