Nautical Dental & Braces
Eric Cornelius, DDS:
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Nautical Dental & Braces
Eric Cornelius, DDS
San Antonio, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Teresa H. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


Sydney, Edmond, Mary, Dr. Cornelius, Monica, Val, Shaina, Dolores and Cheryl are such a great team at Nautical Dental! We absolutely love and appreciate everyone and how incredible they treat us as customers and people. We are thankful to go to Nautical Dental for our dental care needs. We feel grateful and blessed to know this team of special people!

Chad Brannick (Source: Google)


Hands down nautical dental runs the best dental practice in the city if San Antonio. Dr. Cornelius was excellent. His staff was excellent also. They took great care of me. I even had an issue I was concerned about and texted them on a Sunday thinking I wouldn’t get a response till Monday. But they went above and beyond and responded within minutes. Keep up the great work! You guys are awesome!

Sheila Salinas (Source: Facebook)


My kids and I having been going to this office since they opened. We’ve always had a great experience. We just had our appt this morning after being quarantined at home since March. I was really anxious having my kids not wear a mask in public. The staff eased my anxieties and answered all of my questions regarding safety, patient care, etc during these times. They reassured me that patient and staff safety is important to them. They triage at entrance. We and the staff wore a mask at all times, except during cleaning we had to unmask. They have special filters in each exam room. The staff was patient, kind, and friendly towards me and my kids (one with special needs). Dr. Cornelius always takes his time talking to us and answers any concerns. They went above and beyond! Thank you I appreciate all your hard work.

Toni M. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


The entire staff is exceptional and this office is obviously run with a professionalism rarely seen today! From phone etiquette, to scheduling, actual treatment, and the dentist’s assessment, all aspects were flawless!!!! I highly respect dealing with health providers who know what they are doing and do not waste time nor effort– no compromise on emphasizing first rate patient care. They won me over as a patient. Well done!

Bibiana Carrillo (Source: Google)


If you’e looking for a new DENTIST… this is the place to go!!! Not only were they informative but incredibly friendly… from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. Every single person made the experience welcoming and comfortable for me. They are so friendly, fast, efficient and informative. Lili one of the dental hygienist, who I strongly suggest you ask for will make your experience that much better! She had gentle hands and made the cleaning go by fast and painless. She also explained what she was doing and made sure I was comfortable. After doing my X-rays and cleaning I spoke to Cheryl who told me the phases of procedures I needed to go through in order to get my oral health back on track. Not only did she answer all my questions without even asking, she showed me using pamphlets and teeth models. Pricing at a dentist office can be overwhelming but she broke it down for me and gave me options on how to make these procedures happen. Something no other office has ever taken their time to explain in detail. I will be starting my dental journey and looking forward to being in good hands!!

Leslie B. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cornelius has the patience of a saint. My 7 year old chipped both his front teeth at school. My son is anxious by nature and is not an easy patient. Dr. Cornelius and his staff took the time to make him feel at ease and talk him through the entire process. He came out of it feeling like a rockstar. (Not to mention his teeth look great.) The true rockstars are everyone at Nautical Dental. My family and I have a dentist for life!

Liz L. from Northwest Side, San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


Omg went to get my teeth cleaned yesterday by Lily. Y’all she was so sweet & was just so professional. Very chatty (like me) & bubbly, loved her demeanor, AND she was gentle at cleaning my teeth. Love this place, always very clean, and they even gave me a blanket because it was chilly in the office that day.  I was like Whaaaat, a blanket? But sure enough, it came in handy! All the staff are professionals and Dr Cornelius knows his stuff. Totally recommend!

Kayla M. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


I had a dental emergency and could not stand the pain, I called at about 11AM and they managed to get me in at 3:30 which I was already so grateful for. Normally I hate going to the dentist, like so many other people. However, everyone was so nice from walking in the door to the x-rays and exam however, after the exam Dr. Cornelius said I would need at least a root canal and we wouldn’t be able to start cleaning anything out until next week. He could see I was visibly concerned and in a lot of pain and that I was so worried about dealing with the pain all weekend that he actually sacrificed his short break to help me by at least cleaning out as much as he could and putting in a temporary filling to try to help with the pain. Keep in mind I was a brand new patient, not a regular that he knew well, and he did that for me. For anyone worried about visiting the dentist please go here!! They will do literally anything in their capabilities to help you feel as comfortable as one can be. Another awesome thing was the receptionist came back I think twice to fill me in on exact costs so there were no “surprises” afterwards. I cannot say enough good things about this place, and even though I need a root canal I’m so glad it will be in the care of these wonderful people. Thank you sooooo much!!!! 5 stars just doesn’t do ya’ll justice!!!

Linwood Bradley (Source: Google)


I’m a new patient to Nautical. The new patient form was straight forward and easy to complete within minutes. They were punctual with the scheduled time. The entire staff that I met were courteous and professional. Dr. Cornelius was knowledgeable and awesome. I definitely plan to return when needed and will highly recommend to others. Thank you

Mary Mo K. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


Excellent customer service! Open late until 7pm for those who can’t sneak out of work early and has Saturday appointments! This is the office that has the funny billboard phrases on 281 & Thousand Oaks. They make me chuckle each time I drive by. The doc is a Veteran which makes me happy to support people like him making a 2nd career after serving our country. He fixed a front tooth that had a natural crack that kept annoyingly getting food stuck in it. Now it blends perfectly with my other front tooth. Plus you get cool bag of swag when you become his patient. Hint- Park on the side of the building facing 281. There are spots reserved just for Nautical Dental customers. Take the few steps up the stairs to the door. Open and the office is at the door on the right.

Khian R. from Cibolo, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’m usually a little scared of going to the dentist. A friend referred me to Nautical. Made an appointment and was in right away. Staff was very nice and respectful. Hygienist and her assistant were helpful explained the process to me. Doctor was awesome came in and explained the game plan to make sure my gums and teeth are healthy ! And I received free goodies and free whitening kit. I found my new dentist home !!

Kathy Masterson (Source: Google)


COVID safe, clean and attention to details! Wow. I have been a patient for several years. The cleanliness and controlled environment they have created to keep patients AND staff safe is absolutely top notch! From individual rooms, to air filters, to screenings, to limited contact with staff, to obvious overall cleanliness and smooth communication… they get an A++ rating! And they are friendly while providing care while providing these new steps! Any healthcare company needs some extra grace during these times as what they have to go thru to provide care is above and beyond. Nautical Dental is setting the bar very high and they deserve all the praise they get!

Kyra F. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


I haven’t been to the dentist in awhile, so when I came here it was nice to be greeted with friendly faces! They have a nautical theme going on and offer free coffee/tea. If you’re a new patient, you get a little gift. The office is spacious and clean! I came in for an evaluation and it went smooth! The doctor was friendly as well as all the associates. For a Monday morning, it was not packed at all. I’m very pleased with my visit and I highly recommend this place!

Noel R. from Riverside, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never leave reviews but i have to give it to Nautical Dental for such a great job they did on my teeth. I have done alot of damage to my teeth due to years addiction and now that im a year recovered I took advantage of deal they had on facebook. $100 for teeth cleaning, xrays and whitening trays custom fit. As well as a bunch of freebies. Everone there is great. They lady and the desk, i believe is shonna was absolutely fantastic. I explained my story to her and shed made me feel so comfortable and not embarrassed. ” Time for a fresh new start” she said. Yes it is. Thank you Nautical

Paul L. from Bend, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had a wonderful experience at Nautical Dental. Just came in for a filling and X-rays, and was in and out in less than an hour and a half! No pain at all (even when poked with a needle), I dozed off once or twice while they were working on me. The staff are all so friendly, and Dr. Cornelius and his assistant were chipper and answered all of my questions (and got my princess bride reference. 😉 ) I’d definitely recommend them!

Clara Martinez Kessel (Source: Facebook)


Thanks to the entire staff at Nautical Dental. The new office looks and feels incredible. It’s great to see new faces as well as familiar ones and EVERYONE is so kind and genuine. Also: Sydney, you’re the best hygienist in the world!!! Please keep doing what you’re doing because I truly love and enjoy my dentists visits here (who ever thought I’d say that in a million years but it’s true!).

Ana M. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


As someone who greatly dislikes the dentist, and hadn’t been in for a cleaning in over two years, I was incredibly pleased with Nautical Dental. From the second I called to make an appointment, the staff was nothing but kind. The assistance and the hygienists were so happy and nice and always asked how was I feeling throughout the x-rays, cleaning, etc. to make sure that I was comfortable. The dentist himself was really easy to talk to and made me feel taken care of.  Highly recommend to anyone who needs a good, regular dentist!

Jessica H. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


Great visit today at the dentist- for a filling! I work in dentistry and choose to see Dr Cornelius because he is very knowledgeable, I can trust in his diagnosis and he has a calming manner during treatment. The entire staff is very friendly and accommodating. I was treated very well by all members of the staff that I came in contact with from Shana, Edmund & Dee at the front desk, Val & Amber the assistants and Dr Cornelius. The work was done well and in a timely manner. I would recommend Nautical Dental to family and friends.

Kippa Moralez (Source: Google)


Discovering Nautical Dental was one of the rare bright spots of 2020! The level of care I have received is beyond anything I’ve previously experienced at a dental office. My mouth is healthier than ever. The office staff is friendly and welcoming, the technicians, hygienists and doctor are all kind, knowledgeable and efficient. I genuinely look forward to my visits to Nautical Dental! AND a percentage of every dollar spent at Nautical Dental goes toward providing dental care for those less fortunate across the world. I highly recommend Nautical Dental!

Cherish C. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


For years I have had serious anxiety any time I would go to the dentist, to the point I didn?t even go unless I had a serious dental issue. A representative from Nautical showed up & offered us free whitening trays on our first cleaning. I went just for the free whitening trays and didn?t think I?d ever go back. They did such an amazing job and I had absolutely no anxiety while I was there. I now go back every 6 months to get my teeth cleaned and they will work with anyone for payment plans. I know this because I?ve referred everyone I know to Nautical. This is truly an amazing dental group!!!

Kyle P. from Salt Lake City, UT (Source: Yelp)


I am currently a dental student and will be practicing shortly. During my training, I have spent a lot of time with many doctors and mentors from all over the country. Over this time, I have come to know first-hand the effort and time Dr. Cornelius has put into refining and perfecting his skill set to provide the best individual care for his patients, as well as the sacrifice his team has made to providing a first-class practice for the community. As I graduate dental school, I hope I can model my passion and care for my patients and my practice after Dr. Cornelius and his team at Nautical Dental. Truly one of the best.

Caylee Schumann (Source: Facebook)


I love all the staff there! Make you feel at home and definitely take good care of you! Dr.Cornelius took out my wisdom teeth and it went very smoothly! I highly recommend getting any type of dental work done here. LOVE this place!!

Tatyána Collins (Source: Google)


I cannot begin to explain with how pleased I am with the staff at this dentist office!!! I normally never like going to the dentist because it’s boring and for other reasons, but they actually make it so comfortable and nice to be there. They’re incredibly sweet and super conversational, every time I go, their is always something new I get to learn about dentistry. They don’t just do the job, they do it and explain it, and make me laugh quite a lot while I’m there. It’s the most comfortable office I’ve been too and I actually like going. They completely have my trust when I’m in their chair, and although they are not in network with my insurance, i absolutely do not want to go anywhere else so the extra bit of money is fine by me

Sheila Salinas (Source: Google)


My kids and I having been going to this office since they opened. We’ve always had a great experience. We just had our appt this morning after being quarantined at home since March. I was really anxious having my kids not wear a mask in public. The staff eased my anxieties and answered all of my questions regarding safety, patient care, etc during these times. They reassured me that patient and staff safety is important to them. They triage at entrance. We and the staff wore a mask at all times, except during cleaning we had to unmask. They have special filters in each exam room. The staff was patient, kind, and friendly towards me and my kids (one with special needs). Dr. Cornelius always takes his time talking to us and answers any concerns. They went above and beyond! Thank you I appreciate all your hard work.

Carolyn J. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to this dentist for about 5 years.  I’m so glad to have found a dentist and staff that understands ‘fear of dentistry’.  My cleanings, procedures and all have been absolutely pain-free and no anxiety.   They also take care of you right away and you’re made to linger for long periods of time in a dental chair.    I’m no longer scared to go to the dentist!  Very professional and great service

Kimberly T. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am absolutely obsessed with this place! From the moment we walked in (my boyfriend and I) until the moment we left, everyone here made us feel like actual celebrities with VIP treatment but you can tell they do this for absolutely everyone of their customers. Robinson and Christie greeted us as soon as we walked in the door and immediately made us feel welcomed and at home. Everyone was so sweet and so incredibly caring in making us feel comfortable and making sure we were okay at every second. I know going to a dentist can sometimes be scary and extremely uncomfortable but if you are worried about those two things, as I initially was, just know you will be in AMAZING hands here. Everyone genuinely cares about you and you can feel it. Everyone has an awesome personality and you can tell they all love what they do. My dental hygienist, Sydney, (pictured above) took the time to explain all types of things to me so I would better understand how to truly take care of my teeth and also told me some pretty awesome stories to keep my mind off of what was happening. They also made sure to give me a neck pillow and blanket as I was cold and nervous which made me feel so comfortable and homey. I literally felt l like I was visiting my family and I truly mean that. Also, if you get anxious or panicky like I do when anything is involving dental work, they have this really cool machine which I am blanking on the name, but it really helps you calm down and not been as worried about what is going on in your mouth. The dentist I saw was also really great and gentle and took the time to see what was going on with me. You could tell he really cared and wanted to make sure I was okay. Not once did I ever feel like they only saw me as a dollar sign (which I have felt at other dentist places before) and they saw me as a human being in which they really wanted the best for. Lastly, the reason I picked this place to begin with, is because the owners of this place also take place in doing charity dentistry for others in developing countries. I only want to spend my money at places in which my money could also help others so this was a huge one for me. Everything else was just icing on the cake!! I cannot believe I have never experienced this type of dentist office before and now that I have had a taste of the good life, I could never go anywhere else! I HIGHLY recommend this place and hope others try it out. I have told everyone I know about this place and will continue to do so. Also, they gave me some really cool goodies below which are SO cute!!! I love them! =]

Nicole L. from Rochester, MN (Source: Yelp)


Nautical Dental is an amazing dental office (from check in, dental assistants, hygienists, check out, financials, dentist etc)!! Their staff is top notch and treat you like family and a VIP. They are detail oriented. The cleanings are actually good. I am super picky regarding this. Dr. Cornelius is wonderful with good bedside manner. My 5 year old son loved it here and wanted to come back even for his cavity fillings! Thank you so much! I would give more stars if I could.

Brooke W. from Waller, TX (Source: Yelp)


I absolutely love the dentist, however, my husband hates going. So when he came home saying he enjoyed his visit as much as I did, I knew we had a winner! We both had Sydney & Amber and they were wonderful! They were very sweet, gentle and caring. I do not have children, but I would assume with how gentle they were with me, this would be a great option for your kiddos.

NickWendy Lambert (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough about my recent dental appointment with Dr. Cornelius! During this time with COVID-19 we’re all a bit nervous especially when going to the doctor. But from the moment my appointment was made to presenting to the office, Dr. Cornelius and his office made the process easy and very comfortable. My hygienist was funny and kind and the whole appointment was better than I expected. I’m thankful that Dr. Cornelius is not only concerned about my oral health but also for the well-being of me and those in his office. I’m so glad that we’re patients here and will definitely recommend Nautical Dental to anyone!

Dixon Y. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


Wow! I never thought I would say I had fun at the dentist, but Nautical Dentistry has done just that. As soon as you walk into the office you feel welcomed. I had a later appointment too, so this is usually when people are ready to call it quits for the day and don’t have the patience or energy to be attentive. Not the case at Nautical! I didn’t feel like a patient there, I felt more like an old friend. Having that feeling definitely helps with trust in your hygienists. They were super knowledgeable and explained everything to me so I would understand and not feel like an ignoramus. After my appointment was done I didn’t want to leave, I was tempted to invite the entire office out for happy hour to keep the good times rolling.

Allen M. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


We have been coming to Nautical dental for almost 2 years now and this place is just always great to us. They are always super professional and they remember all their patients.  You never have to wait to be seen and all the records are automated so you’re not spending time having to fill out information on every visit.  Super pleased with them as our local dental office.

Allison Lincourt (Source: Facebook)


So I’ve had a few experiences really early in my life that made me have severe anxiety about going to the dentist. The whole staff is absolutely amazing. My anxiety is at bay and I’m able to come every 6 months for cleanings now. In the beginning I had a lot of dental work to be done they were absolutely great about helping me figure out what the best way to tackle it. I will always be grateful for this wonderful group of people and am so sad to be leaving to fort bragg nc soon! Wish I could take them all with me!

Hannah York (Source: Google)


Beautiful, clean and friendly facility. The wait was not long at all. The technology is top of the line. Definitely worth switching to. I look forward to a long term relationship with Nautical dental. Update: Still amazing! The wait time for my son and myself are the shortest I’ve ever experienced and they get the work done and have you on your way.

H S. from San Antonio, TX (Source: Yelp)


My family has been going to Nautical Dental for over a year now for our dental and orthodontic needs. They always take such good care of us. The front desk personnel, especially Shaina, are very knowledgeable about insurance and helped us understand everything. Their office is clean and pleasant and they always have snacks available. I would highly recommend them.