Meet Your Austin Dental Team

Gentle, Caring Dentistry

austin dentist Gretchen Hoover DDSGretchen Hoover, DDS, MS

Dr. Gretchen Hoover was born in Houston and raised in Pasadena, TX. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Texas in Austin, where she first fell in love with Austin. She returned to Houston where she received her Master's of Science from the University of Houston - Clear Lake Campus.

Dr. Hoover graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston where she was very involved in her dental school class. Not only did she serve as President of her class, but she received the coveted award as Student of the Year Award and Senior Dental Student Award. She was also an active member of many organizations while attending dental school.

Dr. Hoover loves being a dentist and gets the most joy out of having her patients go from being afraid of the dentist, to looking forward to their dental appointment. Pain free dentistry is something she is always working to achieve and her patients would agree. Dr. Hoover holds herself to a high standard of excellence and believes in surrounding herself with a wonderful team that helps her be the best she can be. Creating a positive energy when you walk through the doors is her goal.

Personally, Dr. Hoover and her husband Dale have 2 beautiful daughters, Brodie and Tatum. They love spending time together with their 2 dogs and love staying active and traveling. Dr. Hoover is an amateur photographer and loves anything that allows her to be creative.

Dentistry is all about creating not only a beautiful and healthy smile, but a positive experience with every visit. Dr. Hoover loves changing smiles through cosmetic dentistry and especially loves treating children and giving them an experience that will shape them into "dental loving adults!" Dr. Hoover is excited about being back in beautiful Austin and looks forward to getting to know you and your family!

austin dentist Joe Smith DDSJoe K. Smith, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Joe K. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Baylor University then his doctorate in dental surgery degree at Baylor University in Dallas.  After graduation, he received additional training through the US Army Dental Corps as a dental officer.

Dr. Smith has practiced general and family dentistry, serving 40-plus years on the staff of both Seton and Brackenridge Hospitals.  He is a longtime member of the American Dental Association (ADA), and he achieved fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD).  The Texas Dental Association (TDA) presented Dr. Smith the Good Fellows Award, and he has been chosen by his peers as "Texas Super Dentist" in Texas Monthly magazine, as well.  Trained and board-certified to offer sedation dentistry for your comfort, Dr. Smith is committed to excellent clinical care and service.  He has taken extensive coursework in dental implant restoration and is working on the requirements for mastership in the AGD.

Dr. Smith is a native Texan who thoroughly enjoys ranching and fishing with wife, Peggy, and his two grandsons (both Texas A&M graduates).  He is an Order of the Arrow member with the Boy Scouts of America.  A skilled artisan, Dr. Smith has many creative outlets, including, lapidary, which involves the formation of gemstones for jewelry and other decorative items.  Dr. Smith's favorite aspect of dentistry involves combining his passion for art and science and witnessing the instant transformation that results from a job well done.

About Smiles Dental Care in Austin provides patients with a positive dental experience that will protect and maintain a sensational smile. Conveniently located for Downtown and South Austin, our dental office serves patients from Sunset Valley, Oak Hill, Dripping Springs, Westlake Hills, Dell Valley, and Southwest Austin. Call our Austin family dentist today to make an appointment, and we will do everything possible to ensure you have a pleasant visit.

2555 Western Trails Blvd, Suite 104, Austin, Tx 78745 | Phone: 512-444-5577

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