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Meet Dr. Peoples

“I feel privileged to work synergistically with Houston’s finest clinicians in providing outstanding results and life-changing dentistry. Dental implants and the complex needs of today's patients require a surgeon with my commitment to long-term success.”

Dr. James R. Peoples, III PLLC, a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, graduated from the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch. As a sixth generation Texan, Dr. Peoples is renowned for his expertise and precision in the successful placement of dental implants and all other aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Practicing in Houston since 1989, Dr. Peoples has dedicated his time to ensuring that every patient receives the advantages of the best dentistry has to offer. As a leader in progressive and conservative treatment, Dr. Peoples has placed several thousand implants with a 97.5% success rate. His advanced training has created a reputation of uncompromising quality. His personal dedication to supporting excellence in the dental profession is evident in founding and directing the Westside Implant Study Club which he developed in 1998 to further the development of general practice clinicians. He also serves actively as a committee member for the Academy of Osseointegration. In addition, Dr. Peoples Can provide specialized anesthesia, including patients with special needs and neurologic differences such as ADHD and aspergers.


"This process has giving me confidence, a lot less to worry about, and a pretty nice smile, if I say so myself."

“Dr. Peoples and his staff have made quite an impact on the quality of my life. I approached Dr. Peoples while I was in my 30s in search of a solution to removing a few baby teeth that had just never come out. There were no permanent teeth to force them out, and they were finally wearing down. I was nervous about the gaps that losing these baby teeth would create, but I was tired of worrying about it. Dr. Peoples and his staff worked closely with my orthodontist and dentist to come up with an implant plan that was perfect. I now have 3 gorgeous implants and no one even knows they aren’t my own teeth! And I no longer worry about losing those tiny little teeth. This process has given me confidence, a lot less to worry about, and a pretty nice smiles, if I say so myself.”

Calliese Johnson, Age 42
Pearland, Texas

"I was impressed with his knowledge and skill in the most up-to-date technology..."

“I found Dr. Peoples’ technique to be very non-intrusive. I was impressed with his knowlesge and skill in the most up-to-date technology, and have been very pleased with the functional outcome and appearance of my implants.”

James Hall, Age 62
Houston, Texas

“The implants... have been a life changing experience."

“The implants Dr. Peoples places for me have been a life changing experience. He had patience in working with me to give me the best result possible, I’ve had no side effects or problems and am very happy with the way my implants look.”

Carolyn Lindell, Age 57
Houston, Texas


  • 1982 DDS Degree – The University of Texas at Houston,
    Dental Branch, Houston, Texas 77025
  • 1978 B.S. in Biology – Texas A&M University,
    College Station, Texas 77843
    Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • 1974 Diploma - Richardson High School, Richardson, Texas 75080


  • 1989 – Present Dr. James Peoples, III
    Private Practice
  • 11/93 5/96 Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery
    The University of Texas Dental Branch
    Houston, Texas
  • 7/82 – 6/83 General Practice Residency at the
    Veteran's Administration Hospital

    Dallas, Texas
  • 7/85 – 6/88 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency
    University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 6/84 – 6/85 Associate – General Practice
    Ted Moore, DDS
    Dallas, Texas
  • 7/83 – 6/84 Associate – General Practice
    J. Michael Matthews, DDS
    Plano, Texas


“Management of the Oral Surgery Patient Addicted to Heroin”, James R. Peoples, DDS and Harold E Cook DMD. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, March 1989

“Management of Internal Maxillary Artery Hemorrhage in Temporomandibular Joint Surgery Via Selective Embolization”, James R. Peoples, DDS. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, December 1988

“Ocular Hypertelorism, Facial Basal Cell Carcinomas and Multiple Odontogenic Kerotocystis of the Jaw”, James R. People,s DDS. Journal of American Dental Association, June 1988

“Diagnosis of Anterior Mandibular Lesion”, submitted for publication to the Houston District Dental Society Newsletter, James R. Peoples, DDS. 1989.

“The Calcifying Odontogenic Cyst – Report of an Interesting Case”, submitted for publication to Journal of American Dental Association, November 1990.


Westside Implant Study Club - January 1998 to present - Director & Founder

Radio Talk Show Guest with Dr. David Mobley

KSEV – Houston, Texas March 1993, May 1996

UCLA Medical Center Emergency Department, “Management of the Oral/Maxillofacial Trauma Patient”, September 1987

Southern California Society of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Internal Maxillary Artery Hemorrhage in Temporomandibular Joint Surgery via elective Embolizaiton”, April 1988

Houston District Dental Society, “Dental Office Emergencies – Diagnosis and Treatment”, September 1989

Memorial Hospital – Memorial City Emergency Department, “Diagnosis and Treatment of Maxillary and Mandibular Fractures”, April 1990

Texas A&M Club, Houston “The Many Faces of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice”, June 1990

Lausanne Dental Society, Lausanne, Switzerland, “Temporomandibular Joint Disorders – Diagnosis and Current Trends”, October 1990


Board Certified by the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 1990


  • Director of Westside Implant Study Club, Houston Texas
  • Fellow of American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Fellow of American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Chairman, Dental Section, Memorial Hospital – Memorial City, 1993-1996
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Southwest Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesia
  • Texas Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Houston District Dental Society
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston 1993 - 1996
  • University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston, 1993
  • Christian Medical Mission, Panamian Medical Tour, Panama, January 1997
  • Academy Of Osseointegration, Committee Member
  • Fellow, Houston Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

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