About

We Are 5 Star Dental Group

40 Years Of Experience Creating Beautiful Smiles

When you love your smile, you are more likely to share it with others. At 5 Star Dental Group, our experienced cosmetic dentists are committed to improving the health and appearance of your teeth in a fun and friendly environment where smiles are truly contagious.

  • Friendly Team
  • Comfortable Office
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Family Friendly
  • Convenient Location
  • Little to no Wait Time
  • Free Consultation
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Accessibility
  • Modern Equipment
  • High-Quality Materials
  • Periodontal treatment

Our Mission

Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Fun

You deserve nothing less than a perfect smile. Dr. Carlson and the talented team at 5 Star Dental Group are passionate about providing you with world-class results that are second to none.

We know that dental concerns are unique to each patient. You may be embarrassed by stained, misshapen or missing teeth, suffer from toothache pain or have an excessive amount of gum tissue. When you visit our San Antonio office, you will receive comprehensive, individualized care that focuses on your comfort, safety and satisfaction.

From the front desk to the dentist’s chair, every member of our team is committed to providing you with the highest quality of dental care in a warm and welcoming environment. When you visit 5 Star Dental Group, you can expect:

At 5 Star Dental Group, we focus on the possibilities of your smile, not its flaws. We strive to ensure that every visit to our office is a positive experience, where you feel understood, respected and comfortable.

With nearly 50 years of experience, Dr. Carlson has seen thousands of unique dental cases and understands that the best results come from individualized, innovative care. By utilizing the most advanced technology and maintaining a commitment to continued education to stay abreast of the most innovative techniques, Dr. Carlson can provide you with the highest quality of dental care.

Our drive for excellence permeates every aspect of our office. In addition to providing an unparalleled patient experience, Dr. Carlson strives to deliver exceptional results. It is this passion for excellence that drives Dr. Carlson to personally hand-craft all of his porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns rather than trust them to a lab. In order to remain current on the most innovative techniques in dentistry, he regularly receives advanced training at the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the leading post-graduate neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry training institution in the country. We invite you to visit our before and after gallery to see Dr. Carlson’s stunning results for yourself.

Dr. Carlson will take as much time as necessary to explain any oral health issues you experience and discuss the pros and cons of the various treatment options available to you. While he will recommend the ideal course of action to achieve your goals, it will ultimately be your choice whether to move forward with these recommendations.

Dr. Carlson never takes a one-size-fits-all approach to your dental care. During your initial consultation, Dr. Carlson will take the time to get to know you and completely understand your goals. Your treatment plan will be customized just for you.

We don’t think a dental office should ever feel cold and clinical. Our goal is always to create an environment that is friendly and welcoming, but we like to take it a step further and actually make your experience fun. We’re in the business of smiles, and we do everything we can to make smiles appear frequently and beautifully. Are fresh baked cookies necessary in a dental office? No, but they sure are fun.

Our Amenities

We want you to look forward to your next dentist appointment.

We are pleased to offer a host of amenities to help you relax during your next visit. Feel free to let us know if there is any other way we can help you have a 5 star dental experience!

For your enjoyment, we offer:

  • Noise-canceling headphones
  • Warm, refreshing facial towels
  • Cozy blankets
  • Pillows
  • iPad with access to complimentary WiFi
  • Relaxing eye shades
  • Warm aromatherapy neck pillow
  • Lip moisturizer
  • Coffee, hot tea or water

Meet The Dentist

Dr. Craig Carlson

Dr. Carlson has been practicing dentistry for more than 40 years. He is a beloved fixture in the San Antonio community and has been recognized as a Top Dentist in Texas, San Antonio and as one of America’s top dentists. He is a member of:

  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • San Antonio District Dental Society

Dr. Carlson is also a preferred dentist of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the most respected post-graduate dental learning institution in the country.

Patients from around the world visit Dr. Carlson for the unparalleled quality of his work, including patients from as far as Japan, Nigeria, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

While many patients seek out Dr. Carlson based on his distinguished reputation for outstanding results, they stay patients for life and recommend him to friends and family because of his cheerful, gentle and compassionate demeanor. Even his staff tends to remain at 5 Star Dental Care for decades thanks to the kind and caring attitude of Dr. Carlson.

Meet The Dentist

Dr. Gilberto Tostado

Dr. Tostado was born and raised in Arizona.  After graduating from high school, he had the opportunity to live in Mexico with his family while pursuing his Masters in Restorative Dentistry. This preparation led Dr. Tostado to furthering his education at the University of Southern California, where he completed a 3 year residency program in Advanced Prosthodontics.  Dr. Tostado has been working in private practice in San Antonio since 2015.

Dr. Tostado prides himself on remaining at the forefront of advancements in customized, comprehensive dental care.  He has lectured across the country and is currently a member of:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association

He has also published several articles throughout his clinical studies in dental erosion and CAD/CAM (digital scanning/printing) of esthetically pleasing, functional, high strength dental restorations.

When Dr. Tostado is not in the dental office, his hobbies include all forms of motorsports racing, the equestrian arts, and spending time with family. He is an optimistic person that enjoys social interaction and embracing new cultures through his travels.  Dr. Tostado’s passion is solving complex functional problems and providing best in class service that allows patients to enjoy a happy and healthy smile.

How We Help

Some Of Our Services

Whether you need a routine cleaning or a complete smile makeover, Dr. Carlson can help you achieve your goals with comprehensive dental services

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