Dr Schmitz is known internationally as a surgeon, teacher, and researcher. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Schmitz is Board Certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has a PhD in bone mineralization. He has been an AO/ASIF (an international orthopaedic and maxillofacial trauma organization) teaching faculty since 1994.
He continues to lecture on bone substitutes, wound regenerative products, and advanced dental implant techniques. He has authored over 100 book chapters, articles, abstracts, as well as several US Patents. For several years he was a Research Investigator in the Bone Research Program for Maxillofacial Trauma at the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Washington, DC. He was later the attending surgeon at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas for 8 years performing cranio-maxillofacial surgery and reconstruction, as well as teaching residents at the UTHSCSA.