Meet Our Team
Lakeway Dental Team
David Panahi, D.D.S.
Dr. David attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He has been a dentist for years and has been through several post graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his D.D.S. degree in 2006. Dr. Panahi also proudly served the United States army for several years as a Captain prior to working in private practice. Dr. Panahi is certified in sedation, both conscious nitrous oxide sedation, and oral sedation. His associations have included the Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Associations, and the American Dental Association (ADA).
His emphasis on patient comfort as well as keeping up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry enable him to provide his patients with the best quality of care in the field. Dr. Panahi has a wide range of experience in different areas of dentistry, from cosmetic and restorative dentistry to pediatrics.
- Completed UTHSCSA preceptorship course in dental implants
- Completed state of Texas health steps certification course for the first dental home (course on education parents on dental needs with children under 3 years old)
- Completed courses in level 1 and level 2 enteral oral sedation, bls, pals and awarded certificates
- Awarded excellence in clinical dentistry award from UTHSCSA dental school in 2006
Dr. David has a wife Lauren and daughters named Paris, Nicole, and Ava. Lauren, a native Texan, is also a pharmacy professor for Texas A&M College of Pharmacy at the Round Rock campus. She has a Pharm.D. from the University of Houston with additional board certification in pharmacotherapy.
In his free time, Dr. David enjoys walking at the Lakeway city park with his family and cocker spaniel on the track, attending church activities, and bass fishing. Dr. David has been fishing actively since he was a child growing up in New Mexico and competes in many fishing tournaments as well.
Hilary Higgins, RDA- Dental Supervisor
Hilary was born and raised in Austin, TX. She attended Austin Dental Assisting School in the fall of 2013. When she’s not in the office she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and two miniature pinchers. Her hobbies are traveling, cooking, and having movie marathons. Living in Austin she loves to explore the city and tries to do as many Austinite activities as she can. She plans to go back to school to further her education in nutrition with hopes to be a dietician.
Alyssa Hauer – Treatment Coordinator
Alyssa is attended St. Edward’s University to receive her Master of Arts degree in Counseling and is working towards receiving her license in Marriage and Family Therapy. When she’s not working or going to school, she spends her downtime with friends and family. She loves nearly any and all outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, playing soccer and more! She loves traveling and jumps at every opportunity for a new adventure! Texas country is one of her favorite types of music and she loves to attend as many concerts in the area as she can!
Brenda Lopez, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Brenda has lived in Cedar Park for 3 years. Brenda attended hygiene school at Coastal Bend College and is laser therapy certified. Brenda graduated with honors and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa. She enjoys attending the yearly TDA meetings in San Antonio to continue to expand her dental knowledge. On weekends she enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband, Mario, and two kids, Devon and Mckenzie.
Megan Ximenes, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Bio coming soon
Anthea Baumbarger- RDA- Dental Assistant
Anthea was born and raised in Bavaria, Germany and speaks fluent German. On her spare time, she loves going to the movies with her husband, reading novels and comic books, and going for walks with her Saint Bernard Cerberus. She is a fan of all things related to the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Taylor Smith RDA – Dental Assistant
Taylor was born in Austin, TX. She attended Lago Vista High school and graduated in 2015 and then went to Austin Dental Assisting School in the spring of 2016. Throughout her life, she has been competitively figure skating since she was 3 years old and been to 4 world championships all around the US and eventually got her sister to skate with her. She loves sports cars, going wakeboarding and spending time with her family. She plans to go back to school to further her education to become a dental hygienist and then a Dentist.
Sydney Emmons RDA – Dental Assistant
Sydney grew up on a farm in Michigan. She then spent many years in New Mexico only to find her new home in Texas. She loves snowboarding, animals, children, and the outdoors.
Tel: (512) 382-6985
1605 Ranch Rd. 620 N. Ste. #300
Lakeway, TX 78734
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