Dr. J. William Robbins


J. William Robbins, D.D.S., MA., maintains a full-time private practice and is Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Dental School in 1973. He completed a rotating internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas and a 2-year General Practice Residency at the V.A. Hospital in  San Diego, California. Dr. Robbins has published over 80 articles, abstracts, and chapters on a wide range of dental subjects and has lectured in the United States , Canada, Mexico, South American, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He coauthored a textbook, Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry – A Contemporary Approach, which is published by Quintessence, and is in its 4th edition. He recently co-authored a new textbook, Global Diagnosis – A New Vision of Dental Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, which is also published by Quintessence.

He has won several awards including the Presidential Teaching Award at the University of Texas Health Science Center, the 2002 Texas Dentist of the Year Award, the 2003 Honorary Thaddeus V. Weclew Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, the 2010 Saul Schluger Award given by the Seattle Study Club, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry 2015 President’s Award, and the 2016 Academy of Operative Dentistry Award of Excellence. He is a diplomat of the American Board of General Dentistry. He is past president of the American Board of General Dentistry, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.


“I am a third generation dentist; my grandfather, father and I have been practicing dentistry for more than 100 years. My grandfather used a foot powered drill to do rudimentary fillings. My father primarily did extractions, dentures, and fillings. Today, my emphasis is on restoring teeth with maximum function and aesthetics. Much has changed in those 100 years and I am grateful to be practicing today. My family is the richest part of my life. I have 2 daughters, 1 son (who is in dental school), 1 foster son, and 5 grandchildren. I am proud of each of them and all they have accomplished. The most important family member is my wife and life partner of 40 years.”