Dr. Higginbottom earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oklahoma, then continued his studies at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He graduated with honors in 1971, winning the silver medal for Academic and Clinical Excellence.
Silver medal dentist Dr. Higginbottom is actively involved with clinical dental education and research. He lectures nationally and internationally on Esthetic Dentistry and Dental Implants. He holds faculty positions at two Texas dental schools. At Baylor College of Dentistry, he is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Departments of Oral Surgery and Prosthodontics.
He has made a weekly commitment to work with dental residents in Baylor's clinic. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Periodontology at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
Dr. Higginbottom has participated in several clinical research projects and has had numerous articles published in the dental literature.