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 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 for several years 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 level 1 and level 2 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– Office Manager
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 pinschers. 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 dietitian.
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!
Michelle Lombard, RDH – Dental Hygienist
Michelle attended hygiene school at Temple College. She is a talented patient educator and very passionate about helping people understand the importance of their oral health. Michelle has been treating patients with a calm chair side manner and kind demeanor for over 28 years. Her favorite thing about dental hygiene is treating children. She stays busy with her family and loves traveling.
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.
Esmeralda RDA – Dental Assistant
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.
Taylor, Hillary, Megan and Sydney – Ice skating and team building at Lakeway Dentistry
Irene – Dental Assistant