Dr. Dan Holtzclaw is a native Texan, raised in Humble and Midland, Texas. After attending Texas A&M University, he graduated with honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy.
While in the Navy, Dr. Holtzclaw attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander during 12 years of service at duty stations all over the world. During this time, Dr. Holtzclaw completed a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia and an additional 3-year residency in Periodontics at the National Naval Medical Center (“The President’s Hospital”) in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Holtzclaw was awarded nearly a dozen prestigious service medals and finished his naval career as the Periodontist for the world famous US Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team.
Dr. Holtzclaw is the most highly published dentist in Austin with over 40 peer reviewed journal articles and textbook chapters in print. He is a highly sought educator by many dental surgery companies and has provided over 100 lectures worldwide. Dr. Holtzclaw has been named a Leader in Continuing Dental Education by Dentistry Today Magazine for 8 consecutive years (2007-2014). Less than 1% of dentists nationwide have received this honor. Dr. Holtzclaw is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious dental journals.