James R. Peoples III, DDS

Oral Surgeon in Houston

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“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. Peoples 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.


  • 1982 DDS Degree — The University of Texas at Houston, Dental Branch, Houston, Texas 77025
  • 1978 BS 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 R. 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. Peoples, 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