I’m Dallas the Dentist

I love being a Dentist. Ever since I was young I wanted to be a doctor. I found interest in math, science and anatomy, as well as, art and working with my hands. When the time came to decide on a profession, all signs seemed to point me to a career in dentistry. So I went to school, enjoyed the challenge and found the work rewarding, right from the start. I earned a degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University before continuing my education at University of the Pacific Dental School.

I love to Smile. I am a happy natured person and enjoy being around people. My daily interactions with patients, who eventually become friends, enrich my life. Our office is a place where people can feel comfortable, be themselves, laugh and enjoy their dental visit! Aside from dentistry, I love spending time with family and friends and being adventurous with my 3 boys. Working out, sports, being active and leading a healthy lifestyle are things I enjoy and find rewarding. Good movies and books help me think and relax. Austin has been a great place to provide all these things and is the place I call home.

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Our Caring Team

The most rewarding part of our job is putting smiles on the faces
of our patients. Putting smiles on each other’s faces, though, is
a close second.

Dallas K

Dallas K – Dentist

Smiling is...happiness and friendship, confidence and strength.

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

Aside from sitting on the couch with my kids and a candy bowl watching a good movie, happiness and laughter come from experiencing life through genuine relationships with family and friends. Be real. Be you!

Interesting Facts
  • I always order mac and cheese at restaurants if it’s on the menu
  • I don’t make my own mac and cheese because during my first attempt I took “add a handful of salt” literally
  • I lived in Denmark and speak Danish
  • I have perfected the over-medium fried egg
  • Favorite escapes are camping and skiing the mountains of Utah and body surfing the waves of Southern California
  • I haven’t missed an episode of Survivor since 2006
  • In college, I was a teaching assistant for Anatomy in the Cadaver lab
  • My favorite movie snack is a box of Mild Duds
  • I’m known to ruin your favorite radio song by whistling its harmony

Christina H

Christina H – Dentist

Smiling is...one of the best remedies. It may often be the most important gift you give to others and yourself.

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

Watching my two children and german shepherd doing the silliest and cutest things gives me the biggest smile and warms my heart. I adore them!

Interesting Facts
  • Panda bears have always been my favorite animal
  • I am from a small town in Minnesota
  • I love being a mother to my two children, Drake and Savannah
  • Being healthy and feeling good is very important to me
  • I am the oldest of 4 children and loved my childhood
  • My favorite thing to do is travel to new places and old
  • I get great pleasure out of organizing and planning
  • I am very sentimental and love family traditions 
  • My favorite thing about a person is their genuine smile

Debbie K

Debbie K – Dental Assistant

Smiling is...looking on the bright side each and every day. When you give away a smile

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

My family, work, and friends. Seeing my
garden grow. Being silly and a good joke.

Interesting Facts
  • I am left handed – great for dental assisting
  • I live in a beautiful camping park – Krause Springs
  • I can cook anything in a cast iron skillet
  • I have never seen snow!
  • I love to travel in my small R-pod camper-trailer
  • Out of 7 kids, I am the only true blond. Guess my mom ran out of color
  • Proudest accomplishment is raising my 2 girls
  • I enjoy gardening, plants, and swimming in my pool

Lei L

Lei L – Front Office

Smiling is…infectious. Savor the smiles and laughter of your children, there is nothing more important.

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

Doing something worthwhile…to give of myself, forgive others and live with Thanksgiving. Life is about giving, not getting. To lie down at night and know I did my best to be kind to someone, to have compassion to let them know they are not alone, to make them smile and to know I made a difference.

Interesting Facts
  • My favorite subject in school was art. I wanted to be an artist
  • My first job was at an exclusive men’s hair salon – Barker & Kelly
  • A favorite holiday tradition is Tamales on Christmas morning
  • I love to read. I read about 1-2 books a week
  • I never learned to swim, even though I grew up on the coast
  • I love all types of needlework and always nave a project going
  • My first date (my husband) was at the age of 20…he proposed a month later. We’ve been married 45 years!

Cynthia F

Cynthia F – Front Office

Smiling is…my favorite exercise!

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

Chocolate! Watching my boys and husband
having dad/son time always brings a smile to my face. I am so lucky to have them in my
life. Hearing my boys laugh is contagious.

Interesting Facts
  • I love to bake and can make Cake Pops.
  • I love to listen to music and go to concerts.
  • Bruno Mars is my favorite musician. My go-to Karaoke song is his 24k magic
  • My favorite band as a teenager was *NSYNC
  • My childhood nickname was Smurf, because I am short
  • I am an only child
  • My favorite zoo animal are Monkeys because they are hilarious
  • I collect souvenir spoons from different places
  • I love sushi and Chick-fil-A is always on point
  • The great gift I’ve been given are my 2 wonderful boys

Amy C

Amy C – Hygienist

Smiling is…Happiness. It is the reflection of a happy soul.

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

There is nothing better than to come home and be greeted with a big hug and hearing my favorite word…Mama. I love my husband who makes taking care of his family a priority and my 2 year old daughter Allie.

Interesting Facts
  • My passions are working out, hiking, yoga, or doing anything to stay active.
  • I graduated 2nd in my dental hygiene class and was inducted into the dental hygiene honor society.
  • Once my daughter was born, it sparked a passion in me for my family to eat a healthier, organic diet.
  • I love to travel. My favorite places, so far, are St. John’s and Maui.
  • My mother was also in the dental field and inspired me to follow in her footsteps.
  • On a perfect day you could find me outside basking in the sun on the lake or by the pool with family and friends while listening to great music.

Denise V

Denise V – Hygienist

Smiling is…a source of happiness. It heals the soul.

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

“Family Day” spent with my husband, and daughter. Simple pleasures that make my daughter smile with excitement, like blowing bubbles, singing/dancing, and all of her milestones make me smile.

Interesting Facts
  • My grandfather and my husband’s grandfather were friends in their younger days. We didn’t learn of this until our engagement party.
  • In 2007, I had an itch to run a 5K when I’ve never run more than a mile. After that, I wanted to see if I could run a 10K. I did. Then after that, I ran a half marathon. I’ve run 4 half marathons to date.
  • My husband is a huge Star Wars fan
  • I collect vinyl records
  • I enjoy watching college football. Hook ‘Em Horns
  • My husband and I were married 14 years before starting a family. Now we have our greatest gift, our daughter
  • Our favorite place to vacation is Disney World
  •  My favorite book is “Pig Kahuna” by Jennifer Sattler. It’s my daughter’s favorite book. I get to make silly facial expressions and use my silly voice. I get priceless moments of smiles, giggles, and hugs.

Joy B

Joy B – Hygienist

Smiling is...an awesome way to improve how you feel and the mood of others around you. We can show love to each other with just a smile, how powerful is that?

What makes you Happy, Smile, and Laugh?

Quality time with my husband and two girls, Sophia and Olivia. I smile when I am lucky enough to witness light bulb moments our girls make. It is so cool to watch them learn and grow, we are so lucky to have them.

Interesting Facts
  • I am #5 of 7 kid, growing up as loud and chaotic but always so much fun!
  • I moved to Brazil as a baby at 6 months and lived there until I was 8 years old.  My fondest memories are of the beach!  The beach is my happy place
  • I ran cross country and indoor/outdoor track all 4 years at Texas State.  We won 5 championship rings “Eat’em up cats!”
  • I can speak Spanish and Portuguese
  • Scaring my husband really makes me laugh!  He is so jumpy and it is so easy.
  • My favorite vacation is our annual ski trip to Red River, New Mexico for Christmas.  I love skiing with our girls and spending time with family
  • My favorite meal is bacon and eggs for breakfast
  • I love the movie Sandlot