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Steiner Ranch 5145 N RR 620, Suite G-120, Austin, TX 78732
Hutto 123 Ed Schmidt Blvd., Suite 100, Hutto, TX 78634

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.


Treatment Coordinator

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.

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Bluebell Mango Key Lime Pie.
  • Pets: 1 dog, Woody. 2 birds, Chewy and Torchy.


Orthodontic Technician, RDA

"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."

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Plain ole' Vanilla.
  • Pets: Yes! I have a black lab named Maverick. Crazy dog mom may be an understatement.
  • Most Incredible View You've Ever Seen: Flying into Colorado and seeing snow on the mountains.


Clinical Coordinator

"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.


Orthodontic Technician, RDA

"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!


Treatment Coordinator

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!)

  • Favorite Starbucks Drink: Caramel Macchiato with Almond milk
  • Pets: We’re animal lovers in our household! Our sweet boy Harlow, a 13 year old Shepherd mix and our crazy girls Sadie, an 8 year old Catahoula and Penny, a 3 year old Rottweiler mix


Insurance Coordinator

"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!"

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Oreo
  • Pets: Quinn our nine month old Great Pyrnees and Maple our five-year-old dachshund, 2 guinea pigs and 2 gerbils.
  • Most Incredible View You've Ever Seen: Watching the splashing lava from Kilauea Volcano in 2017 with my husband!

Dr. Gerard DeSantis

Orthodontist, DMD

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


Financial Coordinator

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!



Treatment Coordinator

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.

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate with more chocolate.
  • Pets: One very old terrier/poodle mix named Marley.
  • Most Incredible View You've Ever Seen: The next one I see.


Orthodontic Technician, RDA

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.

  • Favorite Starbucks Drink: Iced Caramel Macchiato with Powdered Cinnamon
  • Pets: A sassy 2 year old Yorkie.


Certified Dental Assistant

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.

  • Pets: Spoiled fat cat Bentley
  • Ice cream: Mint Chocolate Chip
  • View: Climbed the Summit of Mount Elbert

Savannah Rose

Orthodontic Technician, RDA

Born and raised in Central Texas. I currently live in Belton with my family. I am a Wife to a cowboy and Mama to a wild one-year old daughter! Most weekends you will find us at a bullriding or a rodeo, but if you catch us at home we are checking cows, riding horses and just enjoying being outdoors! I have been blessed to be apart of the dental field for 5 years now. My passion is orthodontics and I am so happy to be apart of this amazing practice!

  • Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate!
  • Pets: Horses, cows, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, a ZOO!
  • Most incredible view youve seen: Watching my husband hold our daughter for the first time!
Savannah Rose