Our Team - Pfulgerville 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. 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.
Dr. Karim Shallwani
Hi my name is Dr. Karim Shallwani and I am thrilled to be a part of the Kids Dental Smiles team in Pflugerville, TX! I was born in Dallas, TX and grew up overseas in Dubai, U.A.E. I attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Biological Sciences. I attended the New York University College of Dentistry where I earned by Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) degree and became passionate in working with children. During my time in dental school, I was chosen to be a part of the Honors in Pediatric Dentistry program and elected to be Vice-President of the Pediatric Dental Club. I completed my residency in pediatric dentistry at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where I was Chief Resident.
I am a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and I am currently a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. My main motivation is to be able to treat every single child as if they were my own. I strive to make sure that every child has the ability to live up to his or her potential through compassion and patience. I hope to make your child’s experience to the dentist enjoyable and fun!
In my spare time, I enjoy exploring Austin and the beautiful outdoors. I love spending time with my family and my adorable dog Rocky. I strive to create happiness in the lives of others!
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.
Jessica - Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Jessica. I am the Lead dental assistant at our Pflugerville location. I grew up in Granger, TX. I joined the Kids Dental Smiles team in 2012. I love being in the dental field it allows me to make a difference in children's lives everyday. I have two kids of my own, a beautiful daughter and a handsome son, who are my world. For fun I love shopping, go the the movies, enjoying Austin, and most of all being with family and friends.
Shanna - Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Shanna. I am a dental assistant at our Pflugerville location. I have been in the dental field for several years. I am from Killeen, Tx. I am married to my best friend and have a daughter named Ashlyn. In my spare time I love being outdoors camping, hiking and spending time with my family and friends.
Maria - Insurance Specialist
Hi, my name is Maria. I am the insurance specialist in our Cedar Park office. I was originally born in Mexico and have been in Austin for 26 years. I have two kids, one daughter and one son. I have been in dentistry since 2013. I love working in pediatrics because l love seeing the kids smile. In my free time I love to go shopping.
Valarie - Dental Assistant
Hi my name is Valarie and I'm a dental assistant at our Pflugerville location and I grew up not to far away in Round Rock, TX. I love working with kids and seeing them smile every time they come in. I have a beautiful daughter. We both love the outdoors, sports, and cooking. I joined Kids Dental Smiles in August of 2016 and look forward to many years to come here!
Alexandra - Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Alexandra and I have been a RDA for 7 years. I have been employed with Kids Dental Smiles since October of 2016. I have a little boy who is my entire world which makes working in pediatrics so special. In my spare time I love to be outdoors, hiking. fishing and coaching my sons sports teams. I am from Lexington, TX and Currently reside in Hutto.
Taylor - Insurance Specialist
Hi, my name is Taylor. I am an insurance specialist at the Pflugerville office. I was born and raised in Sugar Land, Texas. My husband, son and I moved to Hutto in the summer of 2016 and love living here in the Hill Country area. In our spare time we enjoy being outdoors and spending time with family and friends.