40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

CHRIS LONG

  • Cleburne, Texas
  • Long Family Dental

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Long Family Dental

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


Why He Was Nominated

Committed to lifelong learning, Dr. Long has undertaken numerous hours of continuing education. The result? He excels at complex restorative cases and is able to stay abreast of advances in dentistry.

Inspiration

“I was raised to be a dentist,” says Dr. Long, whose father and brother are also practitioners. He enjoys business, science and working with people — three interests, he says, that dentistry satisfies nicely.

Biggest Challenge

Being a business owner, practice manager and clinical provider all at once. “It’s what makes dentistry unique,” Dr. Long says. “But it’s also a challenge to provide all three simultaneously.”

Practice Philosophy

“Let our family care for yours.” Says Dr. Long, “Our practice treats multiple generations. We strive for 40-year relationships, not to turn over as many new patients as possible.”