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3807 Ranch Road 620 N
Austin, TX 78734

Meet Our Team

Lakeway / Steiner Ranch Austin  Dental Team

David Panahi, D.D.S.

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Dr. David attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He has been a dentist for over 10 years and has completed multiple postgraduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his D.D.S. degree. Dr. Panahi also proudly served the United States Army as a Captain prior to working in private practice. He 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).

Dr David’s emphasis is 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 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 nitrous oxide administration and enteral oral sedation, bls, pals and awarded certificates
  • Awarded excellence in clinical dentistry from UTHSCSA dental school as well as many other awards

In his free time, Dr. David enjoys walking at the Lakeway city park with his family and cocker spaniel, attending church activities, and bass fishing. He has been fishing actively since he was a child growing up in New Mexico and competes in many fishing tournaments as well.

Hilary Higgins

Hilary has been working with Dr. Panahi since the fall of 2013. She is a native Austinite who enjoys life in south Austin with her husband and their two dogs. She loves to weight lift, cook delicious/nutritious food, and travel as much as she can. She hopes in the future she will be able to take her love of fitness and nutrition and turn it into a business that will someday support her and her future family.

Jamie Vance

Originally, from Fayetteville NC. Graduated high school at the top of my class and currently have an associates degree. I am an Army veteran who served mostly at Ft. Bragg. Left the military honorably, and followed my husband to Texas in 2013. My husband Michael who I’ve been married to for 8 years, is a veteran as well. I have a 16 year old named Andrew, who is studying to be a pharmacist. Been a dental assistant for a few years and I absolutely love my job.

Taylor Smith

Taylor graduated from Austin Dental Assisting School July of 2016. Taylor loves traveling with her fiancé and has a passion for sports cars. She loves her mustang GT and she recently got a new puppy beagle named ace. She hopes to eventually be able to travel all over the world and continue to be a dental assistant part time. In the meantime she loves working side by side with Dr Panahi as his assistant!

Louise , RDH – Dental Hygienist

Maria De Jesus- RDA- Dental Assistant

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Austin, TX 78734

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