Meet Dr. Criss

Meet Dr. Criss, Pediatric Dentist

Born and raised in Nacogdoches, Dr. Jennifer Criss attended Nacogdoches High School and graduated with honors in 1998 from Stephen F. Austin State University. In 2003, she graduated with honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Dr. Criss completed her Pediatric Residency in 2005 at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where she trained at Children’s Medical Center and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Dr. Criss became a board certified Pediatric Dentist in 2007. She holds diplomate status with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and fellowship status with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Jennifer Criss, DDS  serves on the examination committee for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and she is an active member of: 

  • Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • East Texas Dental Society
  • National Dental Practice-Based Research Network
  • Pediatric Dentistry College of Diplomates
  • Pineywoods Dental Study Club
  • Academy of Laser Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Locally, Dr. Criss is affiliated with:

  • Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Life Member
  • Advisory member of GETCAP Head Start
  • Pineywoods AHEC
  • Harold’s House Advocacy Center
  • SFASU Foundation
  • Nacogdoches Boys & Girls Club

Dr. Criss is a proud SFA Lumberjack Alumni and was selected as the 2012 Outstanding Young Alumni. Dr. Criss believes in giving back to the community and providing every parent and child receives the quality care they deserve.

In her free time, Dr. Criss enjoys spending time with her husband, and high school sweetheart Michael, and their two kids Lilly and Anderson. She also enjoys volunteering in the community, gardening, watching soccer and relaxing at the lake.