Meet The Doctors


Over 40 years ago, Dr. Charles “Chic” Bachtel opened his office in Longview Texas with a clear mission: to offer anyone who walked in his office the best dentistry had to offer, In 2009, Dr. Tom Cotton acquired the practice after a long friendship with Dr. Bachtel, committed to continuing the tradition of fine general and implant dentistry. So with life-like cosmetic techniques, cutting edge tissue regeneration procedures and complete implant services.

Dr. Tom Cotton


Dr. Tom Cotton graduated from Texas A&M in 1975 and UT Dental School San Antonio in 1979. He received his fellowship from the American Academy of General Dentistry. He established a general practice in Henderson, TX as well as a close friendship with Dr. Bachtel, original founder of the practice Tom now owns. He was nominated as Dentist of the Year by the Texas Academy of General Dentistry in 1996. Dr. Cotton is past president of the East Texas Dental Society and former program director for the Ark-La-Tx Academy of Dentistry.

Dr. Jay Hemphill


Dr. Jay Hemphill grew up in Longview, Texas. He graduated from Pine Tree High School, Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in 2017. In order to further his education, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at Baylor College of Dentistry. After practicing in Dallas, he and his wife were anxious to get back to East Texas when the opportunity arose to work with Dr. Cotton. 
Dr. Hemphill’s wife, Maryn, grew up in Van, Texas, and they met working at a church camp in Winnsboro, TX called Camp Deer Run.

Dr. Hemphill speaks Spanish and participates in medical/dental mission trips to Latin America. We are very excited to have a native from Longview!

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