Meet Our Odessa Dentist: Dr. Steve W. Cobb
For Dr. Steve W. Cobb, the best part of his job is having the opportunity to positively affect patients’ lives by impacting their self-esteem through cosmetic dentistry and improving their function through advanced restorative techniques. Most of all, he enjoys teaching his patients about the valuable benefits of prevention and how it can improve not just your oral health, but your overall wellbeing. He keeps up with the scientific research on the oral-systemic side of periodontal disease with diabetes and implements new strategies into his practice whenever possible. “We’ve gone from saving teeth to changing smiles to changing lives. Pretty cool!” he says.
Dr. Steve W. Cobb grew up in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. He received his undergraduate education from Howard Payne University and then attended Texas A&M School of Dentistry (previously Baylor School of Dentistry) to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force before returning to Dallas to practice dentistry for over 25 years. In 2013, Dr. Steve W. Cobb took the opportunity to bring his advanced dental education and experience to West Texas when he joined Dr. Bobby Taylor’s dental practice in Odessa. Today, he has over 36 years of experience in the field and counting.
In addition to his initial education, Dr. Steve W. Cobb is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Texas Dental Association, and the Permian Basin Dental Society. He’s also a former visiting faculty member at LD Pankey Institute and has completed three courses in dental sleep medicine at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He has lectured on various topics and techniques and was named a Top Dentist in D Magazine. His favorite part of his job is interacting with his wonderful staff and being able to positively impact the lives of his patients.
Dr. Steve W. Cobb and his wife, Joy, have been married over 38 years and have four grown children– two daughters, a son, and a son-in-law. They also have two awesome dogs named Layla and RJ. In his free time, he enjoys writing music, playing the guitar, relaxing with his family, jam sessions, and spending time in Colorado and Marfa. He actually has a song on iTunes that he wrote and produced in memory of the 9/11 attacks called “God Bless the USA.”