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Most boys dream of being firemen or astronauts, but Dr. DeSantis dreamed of being an orthodontist. He attended dental school at the University of Connecticut – one of the top dental schools in the nation – and after that, completed a three-year advanced training residency in the specialty program of orthodontics at Vanderbilt University.

Dr. DeSantis lives in Northwest Austin with his wife, Emily (a medical doctor with Clinical Pathology Associates), and their children, Leo and Adriana.
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Welcome to The Ranch Orthodontics!

Thank you for visiting the website of The Ranch Orthodontics, an orthodontic care provider committed to creating beautiful, confident smiles throughout the Austin, Steiner Ranch and Hutto, Texas areas. Dr. Gerard DeSantis and his dedicated team of highly-qualified professionals are committed to delivering top-notch orthodontic care with a wide variety of treatment options, ranging from traditional, time-proven appliances to the latest innovative orthodontic advancements.

Who We Are

Dr. DeSantis is an orthodontist with 15 years of experience in orthodontics. He is supported by a team of compassionate professionals that are deditcated to providing quality orthodontics and motivated to create a fun, patient-friendly environment in the office.

What We Strive For

We believe that every patient is special. We will get to know you and your family and talk to you about your goals and treatment desires before developing an individualized treatment plan. We pride ourselves on patient and team education and communication as we have learned that the more you know and can participate in your treatment, the better the results! We pledge to communicate with you and your dentist every step of the way.

We are locally owned, and Dr. DeSantis is a solo practitioner. This means that your orthodontist will be the same person every time you come to our office, and he will remember your case and your family!

Dr. DeSantis has a depth of knowledge in dentistry and medicine, and he tries to use local or U.S. made products whenever possible. He has treated thousands of orthodontic patients throughout the country, ranging from 5 to 85 years old. In order to work with such a diverse group of patients, Dr. DeSantis has travelled throughout the country completing numerous continuing education courses. He understands that no two patients have the same needs, and no two treatment plans are exactly alike!

Meet Our Friendly Team.

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members!


As a team, we are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment.
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