Dr. Jones Passes the Torch


Dr. Richard Jones welcomes Dr. Rebecca Long to Westlake Hills Dental Arts


After more than 27 years of providing high quality, patient-focused dentistry, Dr. Richard Jones is retiring to pursue his many other interests. Dr. Jones built Westlake Hills Dental Arts to be a soothing environment with caring staff, uniquely set within an art studio of his own work. He is eternally grateful for the opportunity to get to know patients from the Westlake community and beyond, and appreciates the trust they put in him.

Dr. Jones spent the past year searching for an experienced, skilled clinician to join the office to allow him to transition into retirement. After an extensive search, he is pleased to announce that Dr. Rebecca Long has joined Westlake Hills Dental Arts to become the primary dentist. Dr. Jones is proud to be transitioning his practice over to a knowledgeable and caring doctor who is committed to providing excellent dentistry for his patients.

Dr. Jones plans to continue his wide array of interests outside the office, including creating abstract artwork, table tennis, writing and spending time with his family. You will still be able to see some of his beautiful art that is displayed at the Westlake Hills Dental Arts office (see Office Tour or jonesartgallery.com). We wish Dr. Jones the absolute best in his retirement and look forward to seeing him and his wife Ami around the Westlake Hills community.


Meet Dr. Long

 

We are excited to welcome Dr. Rebecca Long to Westlake Hills Dental Arts. She is an experienced clinician with a passion for providing her patients exceptional care.

Dr. Long grew up with her parents and two sisters in Chicago, Illinois. She double-majored in Biology and Psychology at the University of Virginia and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 2009.  Dr. Long worked as an associate dentist in a successful, private practice in Chicago for the past 11 years. Seeking asylum from the cold Midwest winters, she and her husband relocated to Austin in the summer of 2020.

Dr. Long is committed to staying up-to-date on all things dental. A nerd at heart, she participates in a tremendous amount of continuing education and applies what she learns to constantly improve the dental experience for her patients. Her patients describe her as smart, gentle, warmhearted and trustworthy.

She is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society. She will be granted her Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in April 2021, a status that is achieved by only 6% of all dentists.

Outside of the office, Dr. Long loves to read, workout, and most of all, laugh and goof around with her husband, dog and cats.