Meet The Team

Jim Long

Dr. Long has enjoyed Rockport and the surrounding area since the early 1980s. His many trips to the community enticed him to buy a home in Rockport four years ago. He then set out to establish a dental practice here. Like so many who suffered the devastating effects of hurricane Harvey, his office opening was delayed due to damage from the storm. He opened Church Street Dental on March 19, 2018 at 405 N. Church Street in Rockport, Texas.

Dr. Long brings over 30 years of experience in general dentistry, complex implant work and orthodontics. He combines his skills in orthodontics, implants and porcelain veneers to create a perfect smile. He uses the latest techniques, technology and materials available to bring you the best dentistry in a relaxed setting. Dr. Long handles everything from teeth cleaning, fillings and general care to full mouth implant supported dentures. He works with children, adults and seniors, taking special care to get to know his clients and their families. He works hard to explain his procedures to his patients and is pleased to answer all the questions they have.

Dr. Long has completed extensive implant training, including collaborations with some of the best dentist in the country. During the 1990s, he trained with the late Dr. Bob Gerety, one of the top orthodontic instructors in the country. Dr. Long’s work is admired by many specialists in this area of dentistry. In 2000, he teamed up with Dr. Kent Stobaugh, a noted oral surgeon, to perform over 500 implant cases. He performs everything from single tooth replacement to “teeth in a day” procedures, like you may have seen on television.

Dr. Long attended Texas State University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in 1979. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in 1985. Dr. Long is a member of the American Orthodontic Society, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Greater Houston Dental Society. He has three grown children and two grandchildren.

Kristen Bishop

Kristin graduated C. Mark Mann School of Dental Assisting in 2010. She has over 7 years of experience in the dental field. Kristin assisted Dr. Long in Katy Texas for 7 years. With admiration of Dr. Long’s knowledge and skills she chose to relocate to Rockport to continue her assisting career with Dr. Long. Kristin values patient care and strives to create the most comforting and peaceful environment possible to patients. On her off time, she enjoys spending time with family.

Luisa Cortez

Luisa Cortez

Luisa graduated from Del Mar College Dental Hygiene program in 2017. She is bilingual and her top priority is providing excellent and comfortable patient care. Luisa enjoys educating patients on the importance of their oral health so that they understand how it affects their overall health.

Continuing dental hygiene education is one of Luisa’s main goal in order to offer patients up to date knowledge on oral care. On her off time she likes to travel and go to the beach.

Stacey Valentine

Hi, I’m Stacey Valentine. I love being a dental assistant for Dr Long. I have a passion for helping people. I’m born and raised here on the coast and love fishing, and being outside. My energetic boy keeps me busy.