About Nautical Dental

Nautical Dental is your home for excellence in dental care in San Antonio. Our team is highly trained and experienced in a wide variety of dental services, from general and cosmetic dentistry to dental implants and orthodontics. We strive to make sure our patients have an exceptional experience when they visit our office for the highest level of dental care available. We invite you and your family to join our dental family to receive excellent care for your smiles. Contact Nautical Dental today to schedule your next appointment.

Same-day Appointments

Need to see Dr. Cornelius today? We offer same-day appointments when possible to care for your urgent dental needs. Call our office immediately if you have a dental emergency, such as a broken or knocked-out tooth. Often, we can get patients into the office to be seen by the dentist on the same day. 

Request an Appointment Online

Don’t have time to call us during the day? Fill out the “Request an Appointment” form and submit it online. We will respond within one business day via text so you can communicate at your connivence. We are able to help you schedule your appointment via text and fill out your new patient paperwork. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Family Block Appointments

Get everyone in your family up-to-date on their dental care in one convenient appointment. Family block appointments are perfect for the big, busy family. Call our dental office for a family block appointment. During this appointment, we will see each member of your family back-to-back so that you do not have to make multiple trips to the dental office.


At Nautical Dental, we know that visiting the dental office can be worrisome for some patients. To combat this, we offer several comforting amenities for our patients during their appointment. While you wait in the waiting room, you can enjoy a beverage bar, and your children can stay active in the children’s play area. You can benefit from warm, scented towels, blankets, and a neck pillow in our dental chair. At Nautical Dental, our goal is to help you and your family feel comfortable during your dental visit. Call our office for more information on how we can help you feel comfortable during your appointment or schedule an appointment today. 



Our patients love Nautical Dental. At Nautical Dental, we strive to help everyone achieve their dream smile for an affordable price in a comfortable environment. Our wonderful patients have left numerous reviews on Google and other review sites. Please read our reviews below to learn more about our practice. 


Proud to Serve the Military Community in San Antonio, Texas

At Nautical Dental, we are proud to serve the military community and their families in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Cornelius is a proud military veteran, serving for the Army in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as his team’s medic in Psychological Operations. As a dentist and operator of Nautical Dental, he is proud to serve the military community in San Antonio, Texas. If you are a part of the military or a military family in San Antonio, Texas, we welcome you to visit our dental office. 

Nautical Dental is here for you and your family. We proudly support the military and their families in the San Antonio, Texas, area. We offer convenient scheduling, same-day appointments, online booking, and family block appointments for all patients. Additionally, we offer several unique amenities to make our patients comfortable during their visit. To learn more about Nautical Dental, explore our website and read our reviews. Call our office today if you would like to schedule an appointment with Nautical Dental.

Meet Dr. Eric D. Cornelius, DDS

Dr. Cornelius

Dr. Cornelius is pleased to be living and serving in the San Antonio community. He was born in Springfield, Oregon, and grew up in the country where he spent his youth involved in 4H and different entrepreneur opportunities. At age 18, he joined the ARMY and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he spent the next four years working for Psychological Operations and also serving as his team’s medic. During this time, he met the love of his life and quickly married her. Today they have eight children and have lived a very adventurous life worldwide.

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Dr. Cornelius attended dental school at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He served on the Student Government Board during his time as a student. He has a heart to help others and has been on dental mission trips to Kenya, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. His hobbies are sailing, hunting, mountain climbing, and woodworking. He also loves being with his family, camping, hiking, and spending time on the lake. Dr. Cornelius is passionate about providing excellent dental care to his patients, and he believes education is a crucial part of their continued dental health. He loves working with his patients to give them the best dentistry possible.

Dr. Cornelius has a passion to spend the rest of his life learning. He has spent over 2000 hours since graduating in 2009, furthering his dental education in Surgery, Implants, Moderate Conscious Sedation, and Orthodontics. Dr. Cornelius has received an Associate Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2011, he completed the MaxiCourse taught by the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. This course is one of the most respected and comprehensive training programs in Implant Dentistry taught throughout the US and Internationally. This program provides over 300 hours of lectures, labs, and surgery. Dr. Cornelius is currently in the process of becoming an Associate Fellow Member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. The surgical and medical challenges of implants are one of Dr. Cornelius’s favorite parts of dentistry.

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To schedule an appointment now, give us a call.  You may also fill out the following form and we will reach out to you no later than one business day.

Contact Info

(210) 499-0009


17147 Autry Pond Rd Suite 104 San Antonio, TX 78247