Our team

This office runs on teamwork, fun, and lots of coffee.

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.

Kelsey

Marketing & Front Desk

"Born and raised in Washington state! After getting my bachelors degree, my husband and I were wanting some sunshine and heat and moved to Texas! You can find us adventuring the Texas outdoors with our dog Harlow almost every weekend. I love to make people laugh, and corny jokes are my forte."

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mocha Almond Fudge
  • Pets: Harlow - our black German Shepherd
  • Most Incredible View You've Ever Seen: Three Bells of Fire in Santorini, Greece

Caitlyn

Orthodontic Technician

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!

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chick-fil-A soft serve. Simple, but unbeatable.
  • Pets: 2 dogs. Bruno, our huge 9 year old Anatolian Shepherd, and my only daughter, Daisy, our 5 year old Dachshund
  • Most Incredible View You've Ever Seen: Sitting on the back porch with my husband watching the kids play. Simple, but unbeatable.

Katayoun

Orthodontic Technician

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!

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla. Too Boring? Ok, French Vanilla, or vanille francaise.
  • Pets: No thank you. Too messy!!
  • Most Incredible View You've Ever Seen: Burj Khalifa, Dubai - the tallest building in the world!

Samantha

Orthodontic Technician

"I am originally from San Antonio and live in Hutto, TX with my husband, Nick, our beautiful 3 year old daughter, Violet, and our 3 crazy pups. I am a huge music lover, I listen to a lot of Bob Dylan and John Mayer. My favorite song as a kid was "We built this City" by Jefferson Starship, which I still secretly and obsessively love. When I was a child my sister actually destroyed my Jefferson Starship cassette (and VHS of My Best Friend's Wedding) because I played it too much. When I'm not working or spending time with my family you can find me shopping at Sephora."

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
  • Pets: 3 Furbabies! Harlow - 10 year old Shepherd Mix, Sadie - 7 year old Catahoula, Penny - 1 year old Rottweiler mix
  • Most Incredible View You've Ever Seen: Animal Flower Cave in Barbados, although the NYC skyline is a close second

Whitney

Office Manager

I am one of the few who was born and raised in Austin! I have a large family and most of them live here so my heart is here, too. I wandered into the dental field at 20 years old and had no idea then that it would be the greatest thing that ever happened to me. Getting to give people the smiles they deserve and call that work? How rewarding! I can't imagine finding a career I love more than mine, or a team I am more thankful to be a part of! When I am not working, I stay busy chasing my three kids, Carter, Kinley, and Viviana. They are my favorite blessings!

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate chip cookie dough - and it has to be Bluebell!
  • Pets: I have 3! Lucy (husky), Penelope (miniature dachshund), and Maggie (long haired miniature dachshund). They are quite the trio!

Dr. Gerard DeSantis

Orthodontist, DMD

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Dr. Erin Arnold

Orthodontist, DMD, MS

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