At Dominion Pediatric Dentistry, you can be confident in the pediatric dental office you have chosen for your child! From your first visit, we want you to feel welcomed and well cared for.
The entire staff helps promote preventive dental care including a healthy diet and great oral hygiene at every visit. This is one of the main reasons that we always invite the parent to accompany their child to both the hygiene and treatment areas. Having the parent with the child allows our staff to provide you with valuable information to assist you in reinforcing healthy habits at home.
Dr. Susie received her undergraduate degree from Texas Lutheran College in 1987. She attended UTHSC San Antonio, graduated in 1992, and received her pediatric certification in 2000
She is married to Dr. Bill Cruse. They are blessed to have two children, a daughter, Forrest, and a son, Will. While Dr. Susie’s husband, Bill was in the United States Army serving as a dentist, they had the opportunity to travel to Europe. While in Europe Dr. Susie worked as a civilian dentist and soon was recognized by her peers as the “children’s dentist.” It was then that she knew that she was called to work with children. After her husband’s separation from the military, they returned to San Antonio and she entered the Pediatric Program at UTHSC in 1998.
Dr. Susie is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and San Antonio Pediatric Dental Society, and is a Diplomat, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Courtney received her undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University in 2001. She received her DDS from UTHSC San Antonio graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2005 with honors in research. She joined Stone Oak Pediatric Dentistry in 2005. She returned to UTHSC San Antonio from 2007 to 2009 to complete her Pediatric Residency. She founded Dominion Pediatric Dentistry with Dr. Susie in 2009 and in 2010 became a partner in Stone Oak Pediatric Dentistry.
She currently serves on the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children national board of directors, and is also active on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s New Dentist Committee. She has previously served on the Texas Dental Association Committee on the New Dentist, the San Antonio District Dental Society Board of Directors, and the SADDS Committee on the New Dentist.
Dr. Courtney was selected from across the nation as the 2008 Samuel Harris Fellow. This fellowship is sponsored by Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In 2008, she was the recipient of the Texas Dental Association New Dentist of the Year Leadership Award.
Dr. Courtney is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, San Antonio District Dental Society, and the San Antonio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Courtney grew up in Copperas Cove, Texas. After marrying her high school sweetheart and best friend, Rick, they made their home in San Antonio. They are the proud parents of two children, Londyn and Hudson. In her spare time, Dr. Courtney loves reading, traveling, spending time with her family, attending church, and watching movies.