Luis T. Craig, DMD
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
“I chose the field due to its vast array of solutions in reconstruction and facial cosmetics. The ability to change one’s appearance from intra-oral to extra-oral is amazing and life changing. I choose this area of expertise with the intention to join the military and provide a service both abroad and at home. I enjoy interacting with patients and addressing their concerns. Seeing their outward personality changes is gratifying for me, and life-changing for them.
“My patient interactions include honesty and empathy. I believe in fully discussing each patient’s concerns and expectations, their procedure and outcomes, and answering their questions before any surgery. I hope to give my patients the benefits of my years of experience in reconstruction and facial cosmetics with a personal caring touch.”
Dr. Craig practices all surgical disciplines within oral surgery, including dentoalveolar surgery, tooth extraction, dental implants, orthognathic surgery, facial trauma reconstruction, odontogenic infection diagnosis and treatment, pathology diagnosis and reconstruction, free gingival grafts, advanced bone regeneration techniques, TMJ surgery and TMD treatment. He is also trained in facial aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, including face lift, blepharoplasty (eye lifts), endoscopic brow lift, facial rejuvenation, fat transfer and laser skin resurfacing.
Dr. Craig distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious service as Chief of Oral Surgery at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital (CJTH) in Bagram, Afghanistan while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a surgical leader at CJTH, he performed complex head and neck surgeries to stabilize and repair service men and women who suffered facial injuries and gunshot wounds. He received a Bronze Star Medal recommendation and a Meritorious Service Medal in 2014.
Humanitarian service is one of Dr. Craig’s core values. His commitment to service includes dental mission trips to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Punto Fijo, Venezuela. In addition, during his deployment, he voluntarily performed life-transforming cleft lip and palate surgeries for Afghan children.
Diplomate: National Dental Board of Anesthesiology
Fellow: American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Certification: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC
Additional Certifications: Ablative and Non-Ablative Laser Certification, Advanced Cosmetic Maxillofacial Surgery Course, Total Joint Prosthesis Placement/ Bio-Met/TMJ Concepts, OnPoint Arthroscopy System, Proficiency in Zygoma and All on 4 Dental Implants Placement, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Ballistic Injury Management, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Total FX /UltraPulse Fractional Laser Treatment, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support
DMD: Temple University School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, PA
MA: Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY
Member: American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Associate Member American Society of Laser Medicine, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
Attending: San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX; Wilford Hall Ambulatory Care Center, San Antonio, TX
Military: Rank: Major, United States Army
Certificate of Fluency: Spanish
Larry Keith Long
Colonel (Ret) Larry Keith Long USAF was until recently staff surgeon at Joint Base San Antonio oral and maxillofacial surgery residency. He was the clinical flight commander for the oral and maxillofacial surgery department and instrumental in the education of 45 United States Air Force and Army oral surgery residents. Colonel Long received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and biology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. And he joined the United States Air Force via direct accession in 1995 after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill school of dentistry. His initial assignment in the Air Force was a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency at Offut Air Force Base, Omaha Nebraska. He was then stationed at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina as base exodontist. He was accepted into the Oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio starting in 1999. He received his medical doctorate from the university of Texas health sciences at San Antonio graduating in 2003, and in 2004completed a one year internship in general surgery at Wilford Hall medical center. Where he received his certificate in Oral and maxillofacial surgery in 2005. Dr Long is a fellow in the American Association of oral and maxillofacial surgeons and the American Board of oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
Jan, Billing Manager
Nancy, Lead Surgical Assistant
Madison, Lead Surgical Assistant
Alexandria, Surgical Assistant
When you need first-class oral surgery and care, call Luis T. Craig, DMD, at 281-412-0099. Or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to reserve your first visit. We welcome patients from Pearland, Houston, Pasadena, Friendwood and Galena Park.