DDS | The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston
Attended The University of Texas at Austin
Associate of Arts | Kilgore College
Dr. S. Jerry Long is co-director of the Professional Resources component of the PACE Center. Since retiring from private practice, Dr. Long lectures on ethics, professionalism and practice management at UTHealth Houston and offers career counseling services to students and new alumni through the PRC.
Active in organized dentistry throughout his career, Dr. Long is a past president of the Greater Houston Dental Society and served on the Texas Dental Association Board of Directors, as well as the American Dental Association Board of Trustees. He has been especially active in advocacy for the profession, chairing the TDA's Council on Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for eight years, plus serving two years on the ADA's Council of Government Affairs.
He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Academy of General Dentistry. In 1998, Dr. Long was named "Texas Dentist of the Year™" by the Texas Academy of General Dentistry and recently received the TDA's Gold Medal Award for distinguished lifetime service to the profession.
Dr. Long previously served Houston Methodist Hospital as Deputy Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry, and he is the former Chief of Dentistry for Diagnostic Center Hospital.
He co-chaired the School of Dentistry's successful Open to Health fundraising initiative for a new building, a project completed in 2012. Dr. Long is the former chair of the School of Dentistry's Advisory Council and currently serves on the The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Development Board.