My background has basically been in restorative dentistry. I’ve had 29 years of continuing education in cosmetic, dentures, root canals. We do all the services here. We are a general dentistry practice. We do a lot of cosmetics. We do a lot of restorative dentistry with dentures. There are a lot of people who come to us who have very broken down mouths and it has been a privilege really to try to put them back together. I think probably one of our key type patients has been the dental phobic patients, the patients who have neglected their teeth for 10, 15, 25 years and they have finally reached a point, or a tipping point in their life where they feel like “I’ve got to do something” and those are the challenging and rewarding patients, particularly the ones that are just scared to death of dentistry because I feel like if we can build a relationship with them and they can trust us to such a point that we can take care of their teeth and put them back to health and function, those are our best advocates because a lot of times you always hear the story “Gee I had the dentist who was standing on my chest trying to get my teeth out” and we try to go the complete opposite direction and treat them like a person, treat them with respect and care and show them that we are going to be here to serve them for a long time.
Dr. Steve M. Edwards is a graduate of Baylor University and the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. Dr. Edwards has been in private practice for 28 years. He also has been recognized by his peers as one of the top dentists in San Antonio for the second time as feature in S.A. Scene Magazine 2014. He is skilled in all phases of General Dentistry, including cosmetic and restorative ...Read More
Dr. Long received his degree in Zoology and Biochemistry from the University of Missouri in 1975. He graduated from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry in 1979. He has been in private general practice in Vandalia, MO for over 30 years. He now practices and lives in San Antonio, Tx. Dr. Long is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cranio ...Read More
Dr. Villarreal is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He attended Tom C. Clark High School then went on to receive a Bachelors of Art from St. Mary’s University and a Masters in Molecular Biology from the University of the Incarnate Word, both in San Antonio. Dr. Villarreal then received a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the prestigious University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio ...Read More
Really my reason for getting into dentistry is my dad is a dentist and so I was exposed to it at a very young age. I worked in his office starting from the time I was in middle school and didn’t think that’s what I wanted to do and after I went to school for a couple of years, I realized that I had a real passion for wanting to help people. I always thought I wanted to go more into the medical field and after a couple of years of school decided that I really wanted to redirect and go into the dental field. So I started working more at his office and shadowed a few other types of dental specialist; a pediatric dentist, an orthodontist, to try to figure out where I wanted to go and that’s when I decided I really liked just being a general dentist and being able to work in all different aspects of dentistry; being kind of the quarterback of the football team if you will.
Dr. Lauren B. Malitz has been working with Advanced Medical Associates since 2009. She is a proud graduate of Texas A & M University and the University Texas Dental Branch at Houston. Born and raised in Houston she moved to San Antonio with her family. After graduating from dental school, Dr. Malitz was able to practice with her father and mentor, Dr. Jerry Bautsch, in Kingwood, Texas. It ...Read More
Dr. Garcia is a native of San Antonio. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and continued on to the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Garcia moved next to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received several awards while ...Read More