Our Team - Cedar Park Office
Dr. Anil Gudapati
I received my undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX. I attended Dental School at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I continued my education at the University of Illinois in Chicago completing a General Practice Residency. It was then that I realized how much I enjoyed working with children and decided to pursue my specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. After my training, I returned to Texas and started Kids Dental Smiles in 2006. I have enjoyed every minute since.
I am a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. I am also a member of my local Chamber of Commerce having strong ties and commitment to my community.
"The philosophy at Kids Dental Smiles is to treat every child as if they were our own."
My wife and I have three wonderful children who teach us something new every day. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies and live music, playing tennis and basketball, and spending time with family. I wake up every morning feeling truly privileged to do what I do and honored to know that you trust our office to take care of your child's dental needs.
Dr. Aaron Engels
I grew up in North Texas, and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. In 2001, I completed dental school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. I attended Baylor College of Dentistry where I completed my Pediatric Dentistry residency in 2006. I am a board certified Pediatric Dentist. I proudly served 8 years in the U.S. Air Force before returning to Austin in 2009.
My beautiful wife and I have an amazing little girl that is truly the light of our lives. I have learned to love tea parties and playing dress up. When I can find free time I enjoy running, golf, hiking, kayaking, and playing guitar. I feel honored that you have trusted our team with the care of your child.
Dr. RJ Jackson
Dr. Jackson is one of the few Board-Certified orthodontists in Austin, Texas. With this honor, Dr.Jackson has become one of the leading orthodontic providers. He is committed to patient comfort and shorter treatment times. As an esteemed member of the orthodontic community, Dr. Jackson earned his dental degree from Meharry Medical College before completing a specialized post-graduate residency in orthodontics at The Ohio State University. He has received training in each of the newest technological advancements in orthodontics, including Invisalign®, self-ligating braces, robotic orthodontics, 3-D imaging, accelerated orthodontics and more. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, and an active member in many other leading dental and orthodontic organizations, including the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Austin Orthodontic Study Club
When not in the office, Dr. Jackson enjoys giving back to his community through volunteer work with his church. There, he helps lead the ministry for middle schoolers. He also enjoys skiing, reading, movies, golf, fitness training, motorcycles, basketball, and football.
Sylvia - Office Manager
Hi, my name is Sylvia. I am the office manager for Cedar Park, Pflugerville and our Kyle location. I am originally from Orange County California. I have been in Austin since 2006 and love the family oriented atmosphere. I have been in dentistry since 2008 and love it. My world outside of dentistry revolves around my two daughters and two sons. My family and I enjoy getting out and exploring Austin.
Genna - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hi, my name is Genna. I am the Registered Dental Hygienist at the Cedar Park office. I have lived in Austin for the past 20 years. I have been a Pediatric Dental Hygienist for over 20 years. I enjoy working with the kids (I have two of my own). On my time off, I enjoy gardening and doing artwork with my kids. My favorite color is purple.
Jasmina - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Jasmina. I am originally from India near the city of Bombay. I have been in The United States since 1992. I love working with kids. I received my RDA in 1997. I love to cook and spend time with my two kids and my husband. I also speak 2 languages other than English which are Gujarati and Hindi.
Glenda - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Glenda, I am a dental assistant at our Cedar Park location. I am originally from Mexico but I moved to Leander in 2000, and graduated from Leander High. Later on in life I studied Dentistry, and have worked as a dental assistant since 2012, all in thanks to this office. I really like working with kids, I have a son of my own who is my world. In our free time we love to go swimming, shopping and horse riding.
Destani - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Destani. I am originally from Alabama. I moved to Austin in 2012. I received my RDA in 2015. I have been working with children for several years and I love it! I have a beautiful little girl of my own. When I am not working, I love spending time with my daughter and exploring all that Austin has to offer.
Mary - Front Desk
Hi, My name is Mary! I was born and raised in Austin, TX. I have been in the dental field since 2012. Before transferring to the front desk I was a dental assistant. I've worked with kids my whole career and wouldn't have it any other way. I married my high school sweetheart and we have three beautiful children together. In our free time we love to go target shooting and going to boxing matches.
Kaleena - Office Manager
Hi, my name is Kaleena; I am the office manager at the Cedar Park location. I was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Maryland. I have been in the dental field for the better part of 17yrs, and have held almost every position in a dental office. My husband, moved me and our 3 children to Texas, where he is originally from in 2014 after several years in the Air Force. In our free time, we love to explore Austin and attend all of our children's many sporting events.