A life long learner, Dr. Koch has been practicing dentistry in Jasper for over two decades. He has the knowledge and experience to create the smile of your dreams.
Over the years, Dr. Koch has assembled a wonderful team of talented, amiable people from the Jasper area. Many of the staff have studied dentistry at leading dental institutions, such as the Dental Boot Kamp. All of us are dedicated to providing you with an extraordinary level of personalized care.
Born in Galveston, Texas, Eric R. Koch came from a family of medical professionals. As a young boy in Beaumont, Texas, his visits to his uncle's dental practice interested him in a career in dentistry.
Dr. Koch attended the University of Dallas and Louisiana State University before enrolling at the University of Texas, Houston. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery there in 1987. He worked as an associate with his uncle, Bill Cutbirth, for one year and practiced in Houston before moving to Jasper to open his current practice.
While he has extensive expertise in general dentistry, Dr. Koch enjoys keeping up with the latest research and technology. A life-long learner, he has enrolled in a variety of continuing education institutions, including the Misch Implant Institute. (KOIS Center for Advanced Dentistry, Clinical Foundation of Orthopedics and Orthodontics.)
Dr. Koch is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Sabine District Dental Society, the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the American Society of Osseointegration. He is also a fellow at the Misch Implant Institute and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, where he received a Diplomate of ICOI, the highest honor from this organization.
Dr. Koch and his wife, Melody, enjoy spending time together with their son and daughter. Dr. Koch also loves to fly his Beechcraft-Bonanza and volunteers his time with Grace Flight, an organization which provides free, private air transportation to people facing medical challenges or having other compelling needs.