Meet Your San Antonio, TX Oral Surgeon
J. Preston Coleman, DDS
Dr. J. Preston Coleman is a graduate Central Catholic High School in San Antonio. He had an unusual opportunity to complete his college requirements and his dental degree in five years. Dr. Coleman received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in December, 1968 at the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Upon graduation from dental school he began his professional career by joining the United States Army. Dr. Coleman was stationed at William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso, Texas for two years. There he was the oral surgeon at the Biggs Field Dental Clinic. There he was mentored by Dr. Harold Hargis.
Upon Honorable Discharge and completion of his Army tour, Dr. Coleman returned to the University of Tennessee, Health Science Center for his formal training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery under the direction of Dr. Joe Hall Morris. He completed his Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in December, 1973. Dr. Coleman and his family subsequently returned to the Alamo city and opened a practice in North San Antonio in April, 1974.
Dr. Coleman continued to pursue excellence in his chosen specialty by preparing and successfully completing his qualifications for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was awarded diplomat status in June 1975 after successful completion of the oral and written exams.
He has been involved in many years of service. He served as an Associate Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas, Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio from 1974 to 1997. He also served eight years as a consultant in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Kerrville, Texas.
Dr. Coleman has been actively involved professionally for many years. He is a life member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) and he is a fellow of the American College of OMS. He is a member of the Southwest Society of OMS and the Texas Society of OMS. Dr. Coleman is a life member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association (TDA), and San Antonio District Dental Society and was President 1998-1999. He served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Dental Association 2000-2003 and he was elected the Secretary-Treasurer of the TDA from 2003 - 2010. He was elected President of the Texas Dental Association in 2010 to 2012.
Dr. Coleman has been honored by pier election to The American College of Dentists and The International College of Dentists. He has been professionally honored by nomination as “Dentist of The Year” in 2001, 2013 and 2015.
In the journey their 52 year marriage, Dr. Coleman and his wife, Sue Ann, have been blessed with four loving children, April, Vanessa, Joanna and Preston. They have also adopted two of their grandchildren, Jareth and George. The Coleman’s have seven grandchildren, Julea, Forrest, Jareth, Sophia, George, Blaise and Preston VI (born on Cinco de Mayo 2017).
The Coleman’s enjoy traveling, visiting with friends and family and spoiling grandchildren (especially “little P” also known as “Seis”).