Meet the Doctors
Dr. Steve Edwards
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 featured in S.A. Scene Magazine 2014. He is skilled in all phases of General Dentistry, including cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Our practice has been established in this area for over 30 years. One of the cornerstones of Advanced Dental Associates is our exceptionally high level of service and our ongoing commitment to building long term relationships with each of our patients and their family members. We focus on ensuring that the patient's needs always come first.
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Dr. Craig Long
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 Facial Pain, American Orthodontic Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Fellowship status in the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He has published articles on LANAP in Dentistry Today and the Missouri Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Long has lectured and taught laser dentistry in the U.S. and abroad. He has been an Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry certified instructor for 15 years.
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Dr. Robert Villarreal
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 (UTHSCSA). Following his passion for dentistry, he completed a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry, also at UTHSCSA. During this residency, he focused in Oral Surgery and spent most of his training with the Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. Furthermore, he received extensive training in methods of Intravenous (IV) Conscious Sedation, dental rehabilitation and hospital-based dentistry, implant placement and restoration, and many other advanced techniques and procedures.
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Dr. Lauren Malitz
Dr. Lauren Malitz was born and raised in Huffman, Texas, about an hour northeast of Houston. After graduating from Texas, A&M University in 2003 with a degree in Biomedical Science, She followed in her father's footsteps to the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston, where she graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree in 2007. She spent many years working in her father's dental office, both before and after becoming a dentist herself, and there is where she learned valuable knowledge about the field of dentistry and the importance of treating patients with compassion and respect.
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Dr. Aimee Garcia
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 attending dental school, including the Dean's List Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry and a scholarship in Basic Science.
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