Our team is eager to show you what we do best: treat you like family (or maybe even better than family)! Ortho visits can be fun AND educational. We love to tell you about what we are doing, what is coming next, and share a joke or a story. We know you want a comfortable environment where you are treated like a person, not just a set of teeth. We strive to find that perfect balance between gentleness, efficacy, and efficiency. Every morning we remind ourselves to view each moment through your eyes to make every visit the best possible experience!
Our team consists of members with specialized training and multiple certifications. We stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances in treatment by attending continuing education courses and plugging into local orthodontic groups.
I am originally from North Carolina, and I moved to Austin with my family 8 years ago. I have been at the Ranch Orthodontics as a Treatment Coordinator in the Steiner Ranch location for 5 years. Besides my family, two things near and dear to her heart are running and eating. So I run so I can eat! :) My favorite Austin restaurant is Fixe on 5th Street and my favorite run is around Lady Bird Lake on Sunday mornings.
The best part about my job is meeting all of the kids and watching them grow up while in treatment.
"I was born in Austin and raised in the Hill Country of the Marble Falls area. I love to spend my time at the gym, outdoors, or on the lake with my friends. Exploring and meeting new people is my forte, so say hello if you see me out and about."
"I'm an Austin native - born and raised, and I've been doing orthodontics for over 10 years. I may be the world's tallest ortho assistant. :) I was inspired by my own ortho journey as teenager. I loved the happy environment at my orthodontist's office. The confidence that I gained with my new smile was life changing, and I wanted to be a part of that for other people! My husband Ryan and our two boys, Joel and Jackson, are the joy of my life. Followed closely by karaoke!"
"I was born in the capital city Tehran, Iran. I moved to Austin four and half years ago with my son, Sam, to be closer to my family. Although my first language is Farsi, English is rapidly becoming as comfortable! My first job in America was as an orthodontic assistant, and I haven't looked back. Someday I would love to go skydiving and to travel to Hawaii. Maybe I can skydive in Hawaii!"
I am originally from San Antonio and live in Hutto, TX with my husband Nick, our 5 year old daughter Violet, and our 3 pups.
One of my favorite ways to decompress is to spend time with my family and watch reality television (huge TLC fan here!)
"I am originally from East Texas where I met my husband. We have three amazing kids, Haven and Jackson (9) and Audrey Belle (4). We enjoy a variety of activities from gardening to traveling. There is never a dull or quiet moment in our home!"
Most young boys dream of being firemen or astronauts. I guess if I am honest, I did dream of being a cowboy – a little bit. I was a cowboy for most Halloweens. But in reality, I have really always had a dream of becoming a dentist and ultimately an orthodontist. In fact, during my high school years, my local orthodontist was kind enough to mentor me on dentistry and orthodontics.More about Dr. DeSantis
I was born and raised in Texas and have been in the field for 9 years. I love to spend time with my family. I have 4 kids which explains why I have a mini laundromat in my home, but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I love working with our patients to help them get the treatment that they need and seeing their smiles when they are all done. One of my goals for the future is to go skydiving with my husband!
I have been in the dental field for 30 years. Born and raised in Texas but married a west coast boy. Love movies, especially Marvel and DC movies. My husband and I are big foodies and love to travel and try new things. When we can’t travel we like to watch football, cook together and have game days! People often say I have a quirky sense of humor. LOL. The best part of my job is meeting people and getting to be creative. I hope to retire somewhere else in 20 years, like Colorado, Hawaii or Vietnam.
I was born and raised in Austin, Tx and have been in the field for 5 years. My favorite things to do is spend time with my family, travel, and spend hours in my favorite stores. You can say I work hard to shop harder.
I love Texas! I grew up in Round Rock and never want to leave. I’ve been ortho assisting for the past 10 years. It is a true joy to make people smile! I enjoy being in the sun and any chance to be outside. My passions are hiking, camping and playing volleyball. I live with my husband Austin and our 1 year old son Gus.