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Trusted Dentist – Cleburne, TX

Get to Know Dr. Robert Long

Dr. Robert (also known as “Dr. Bob”) by his patients) was born and raised in the Cleburne area, and his career in dentistry spans over 25 years so far. Today, he is proud to be carrying on his father’s legacy at Long Family Dental and helping patients of all ages and from all walks of life smile brighter! Ready to learn more about him? Just keep reading below.

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

With Dr. Henry Long as a father, it’s easy to say that Dr. Bob was born into the profession. He’s helped out in the dental office ever since he was a little boy, and working in the healthcare field just felt like a natural choice over time. Throughout his younger years, he was able to see firsthand the positive impact that his father’s care could have a patient’s health and self-image, and he wanted to be able to do the same for his very own patients one day.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

After achieving his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, Dr. Bob pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He also completed a two-year General Practice Residency at University Hospital, where he received advanced training in IV sedation and oral surgery. This program allowed him the valuable opportunity to work with medically compromised patients and gain even more exposure in cosmetic care, dental, and complex restorative procedures. He still regularly pursues continuing education, having recently attended a course in sinus grafting for dental implants at the Aikos Institute.

Today, Dr. Bob is a proud Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Hospital Dentistry. He is also a member of the following organizations:

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Bob has been married to his wife Kim for nearly 30 years; she is a United Methodist Pastor. They have two grown children named Becca and Zach together. When he has spare time outside of the dental office, he enjoys hunting, working at the family ranch, traveling, staying active at church, and simply being with his loved ones. 

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