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Irene Blaess, DDS
Dr. Blaess became a dentist because she wanted to show people that it is possible to have pain free dental experiences. As a child she had a very traumatic dental episode and it took years to be able to stop being sedated for dental work. Her goal is to insure children never feel the terror she experienced and have a pain-free dental visit. Her gentle touch and caring manor is what makes her one of the best dentists in Texas. Dr. Blaess believes it is vitally important to commit time to keep learning. She attends many hours of continuing education courses every year, far beyond the necessary amount required to maintain licensure. The office undergoes constant improvements in equipment, materials, and techniques. Dr. Blaess grew up in Houston since the age of eight, graduating from Sharpstown High School. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Texas in Austin. She is a Longhorn but treats Aggies with the same caring touch. Upon receiving her dental degree in 1997 from the University of Texas Health Science Center she opened DeZavala Dental. In 2003 she partnered with Dr. Stan Zebrowski to open Northwoods Dental Spa, with a commitment to treat each patient as they want to be treated. She is a wife and mother of two boys, Michael Blaess and Brian Levin. Michael is attending TMI and enjoys lacrosse and football while Brian Is at San Antonio Boys Academy and is the soccer guy.
Aissa Longoria, DDS
Dr. Longoria is a great and caring dentist that joined the De Zavala Dental team upon her graduation from the best dental school in the country. She is a member of the Texas Dental Association and is actively involved in the San Antonio District Dental Society. She believes that these organizations are essential in promoting oral health care to the local community.
She became a dentist because she wants to help people feel comfortable about going to the dentist and would like to see the people have the best dental experiences by treating them as she would her own family. She takes pride in providing the best and most gentle dental care possible.
Dr. Longoria was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX , graduating from Tuloso Midway High School. She then attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and a dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
In her free time, Dr. Longoria enjoys quality time with her family and friends. She loves playing the piano, guitar, and singing. She is an active member of her church’s choir. She would like to see you as a new patient and hopes you have the best dental experience in our office. She will provide you with honest, quality care.
Craig Long, DDS
Dr. Long grew up in Perry, Missouri. After receiving his BA from the University of Missouri Columbia in 1975,and his DDS degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1979, he returned to Vandalia and purchased the practice of his family dentist Dr. Steve Whisler. After practicing for more than 30 years Dr. Long sold his office in Missouri and moved to Texas. He started working with Dr. Zebrowski and Dr. Blaess in 2012.
Dr. Long spent over 10 Years as a Certified Instructor for the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry. He teaches, lectures, and trains other dentists in Laser Dentistry and LANAP surgical protocol.
He is a member of American Dental Association,Academy of General Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society,International Orthodontic Society, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry,and American Academy of Head and Neck Facial Pain. Dr. Craig Long has been recognized as top “100″ dentists in United States by Consumer Research Council. He is a published author with articles in local, state, and international journals and numerous recognitions and awards. Dr. Long has three children Chrissy, Brian and Megan, a lovely wife Tish, and three stepchildren, Madison, Davis and Riley.He enjoys classic Mustangs, flying, scuba, boating and fishing.
Rachel Lowery, DDS
Dr. Rachel Lowery grew up in North Carolina but now considers Texas to be her home. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. She then moved to Texas and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery while graduating with High Honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She supports organized dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, San Antonio District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, and Christian Medical and Dental Association.
Dr. Lowery’s interest in dentistry began as a teenager when braces transformed her smile and improved her self-esteem. Her passion is giving others a smile they want to show off as well. She provides gentle, caring dentistry and offers nitrous oxide and oral sedation. In their free time, Dr. Lowery and her husband enjoy traveling, playing tennis, being outdoors, cooking, watching sports, and spending time with their new baby and three dogs.