Pediatric Dentists & Orthodontists in Austin, TX
The team at Lone Star Pediatric Dental & Braces is committed to providing you and your family with the best possible dental and orthodontic treatments.
Marty & Rachel Montgomery, the husband and wife team that started Lone Star Pediatric, have a passion for children’s dental health and needs. This dynamic duo instill a warm, family atmosphere in their practice, ensuring that every patient feels welcomed as soon as they enter our office.
Our entire staff is uniquely trained and highly skilled. At each of our offices, we strive to provide unparalleled service to every child that sits in our chair. Our staff consists of team members with specialized training and years of experience in treating patients of all ages. We’re committed to staying up-to-date of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars so that we can provide you with the highest level of care.
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From kid’s braces and Invisalign, to cleanings and other dental treatment options, we can give your child the best services in Austin, TX. We encourage you to continue reading and learn about our owners and exceptional pediatric dentists and orthodontists. To experience the difference that only a well-trained, professional and courteous team can deliver, schedule your appointment at one of our offices today!
Dr. Marty Montgomery comes from a family where all the children were drawn to dental careers early in life. His brother operates a dental practice in Tennessee and his sister is a dental hygienist in Texas. Graduating with an undergraduate degree from Baylor University, in Waco, Marty attended Tufts Dental School in Boston. He completed his residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, specializing in Pediatrics.
When not perfecting smiles, Marty is an active outdoor sports enthusiast and can often be found running, wake-boarding, or skiing. But his favorite sport is indulging in family time with his wife and partner, Rachel, and their two boys.
He has a heart for dental mission work and treated patients in Nicaragua in 2008, offering dental care needs of the people in that region they never would have received due to the extreme shortage of dental providers throughout the country.
Marty is a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (TAPD).
Fun fact: Marty can wiggle his ears – with no hands!
Dr. Rachel Montgomery Graduated from Baylor University in Waco, followed up by attending The University of Texas Dental School in Houston. Her residency was spent at the Boston University School of Dental Medicine, with a specialty in Pediatrics. Also coming from a ‘dental home,’ her father practices dentistry in Plano, one sister is a hygienist, another sister is pursuing her dental degree at The University of Texas dental branch at Houston, and her third sister is planning on attending Dental Hygiene school in the future.
When away from the practice she loves so much, Rachel can most likely be found spending time with Marty and their two precious little boys, taking in the latest romantic comedy or walking their beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, Harley . She also loves being in the company of her nieces and nephews, as well as unwinding in the splendor of her family’s ranch in South Fork, CO.
She is a diplomat and member of The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and a member of American Dental Association (ADA) and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (TAPD). She speaks fluent Spanish.
Rachel considers it a joy working with children and getting to know them and their families.
Fun Fact: Rachel is adept at curling her tongue.
Our Pediatric Dentists
Dr. Craig Taylor
Dr. Craig Taylor is one of six children, born in Mesa, AZ. He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Arizona State University and is a die hard fan of the Sun Devils college football team! Dr. Taylor attended Temple University for his dental education and completed his pediatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is a member of the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry) , ADA (American Dental Association), and TDA (Texas Dental Association). Dr. Craig enjoys running and completed his first of many marathons to come. He is especially interested in training for triathlons. Dr. Craig has been married to his wife, Allison, for 12 years and they have 3 children (Brigg, Madison & Clara) Fun fact: Craig served a two year mission for his church in Spokane, WA.
Dr. Dana Saucier
Dr. Dana Saucier was born and raised in northern California in the town of Roseville. As a child Dr. Dana dreamed of becoming a doctor and found her calling as a pediatric dentist while working part-time for a pediatric dentist while pursuing her Bachelor of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Following college Dr. Dana attended the University of Southern California for both dental school and pediatric dental residency. Besides being a loyal Trojan, Dr. Dana is also a board-certified member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). Prior to moving to Austin, Dr. Dana practiced in both Los Angeles and El Paso, allowing her to gain experience treating a broad range of children from all walks of life. Dr. Dana feels fortunate to have found a career that she not only loves, but that also allows her to make a positive impact on the lives and smiles of her patients. Moving to Austin not only brought Dr. Dana happiness in her career, it was also where she met and fell in love with her husband Elvis who she married in 2014. Dr. Dana has an undeniable passion for healthy living and staying active and can be found Olympic lifting and training in East Austin or enjoying the outdoors in and around Austin. Dr. Dana is a huge animal lover and since moving from the city to the hill country has added a great pyrenese puppy Dixie to her family which also includes her yellow lab Cali. She hopes to get some chickens and goats soon…if Elvis agrees that is!! Fun fact: Dr. Dana’s nickname is “dimples”… meet her and you’ll instantly know why, her smile is contagious!
Dr. Debbie earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree and completed dental school in Michigan at the University of Detroit Mercy. Looking for more sunshine and warmer weather, she moved to San Antonio to begin her pediatric dental residency at UTHSC San Antonio. Growing up just north of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Debbie and her husband Garrett who are newlyweds as of 2012, have a great love for outdoor activities such as running, biking, water sports, hiking, volleyball, tennis and swimming, and their cat Lilly! Dr. Debbie has a great heart and passion for doing dental mission work for the underprivileged. She has been blessed with the opportunity to serve in the country of Honduras many times over the past years and plans to continue with serving there in the future. She also enjoys opportunities to serve in local Texas border towns on weekend dental mission brigades with the Christian Medical & Dental Association. Dr. Debbie is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Texas Association of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Texas Dental Association. Fun fact: Dr. Debbie’s cat, Lilly, can do dog-tricks like sit, shake, lay down, and give high fives!
Dr. Todd Bushman
Dr. Todd Bushman knew he wanted to be a dentist from an early age. Todd comes from a large and tight knit family and has 6 siblings. His mom was educated as a nurse and his three brothers are all doctors. Dr. Todd received his bachelor’s degree in Spanish Translation from Brigham Young University. He then earned his DMD degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2009. He worked for three years as a general dentist in Waco, Texas where he decided he wanted to focus his career on pediatrics. He completed a Pediatric Dental Residency at St Joseph hospital in Providence Rhode Island. Dr Todd and his wife Crystal have been married for 12 years. When he is not at work or spending time with his beautiful wife, he is usually camping, fishing, or volunteering his time with different youth groups like the Boy Scouts. Using his talents to better his community is very important to him. Dr. Todd is a member of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), American Dental Association (ADA), and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (TAPD). Fun Facts Dr Todd has two large African Spurred tortoises, which can live to be 100 years old. He has also lived in Japan, Mexico, and 18 different states.
Dr. Megan Miller
Dr. Megan Miller was in second grade when she realized she loved teeth and decided to become a dentist. Dr. Megan earned a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. While completing her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M, Dr. Megan worked as a pediatric dental assistant. There she discovered how rewarding it is to work with children every day and make going to the dentist fun. Since 2008, Dr. Megan has traveled each spring with Tejas Missions to Central America to serve the dental needs of the people of southern Belize. Here in Texas, Dr. Megan volunteers each year with the Texas Smile Foundation at Texas Missions of Mercy events that provide dental services to qualifying patients. Dr. Megan believes to whom much is given much is expected and is grateful to be a member of a profession that enables her to care for others. In her free time, Dr. Megan enjoys reading non-fiction, hiking, cycling, and traveling. Dr. Megan is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association. Fun fact: Dr. Megan loves all things Disney and is a regular at the happiest places on earth, Disneyworld and Disneyland!
Dr. Valerie Fong
Dr. Valerie Fong grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in California where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree and DDS from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 2008. She then went on to complete an additional Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program in Boston through Lutheran Medical Center. Over the next few years as a general dentist, she realized she wanted to pursue her career in pediatrics and completed her pediatric dental residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She is a board certified member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and stays up to date with continuing education annually. She feels the most rewarding part of her job is helping children of all ages and needs have a positive experience visiting the dentist. Dr. Valerie loves to spend her free time with her two beagle mix dogs outdoors and reading, cooking, and trying new restaurants. Fun fact: Dr. Valerie was a Girl Scout from Daisy to Senior when she was growing up. Her favorite cookie is still the Samoa!
Dr. Tyler Owens
Dr. Tyler Owens grew up in St. George Utah. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from Brigham Young University. Dr. Tyler continued his education and earned his DMD degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health in 2013; he then completed a pediatric dental residency in Arizona. He is a member of the AAPD (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry). Dr. Tyler and his wife, Kristen, have been married for 10 years and have 4 children. Dr. Tyler enjoys working with children of all ages from coaching little league baseball to high adventure trips with the Boy Scouts of America; he can always be found trying to do something fun and exciting. Dr. Tyler has participated in multiple humanitarian dental trips to Mexico. In his free time he enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking, camping or four-wheeling. Fun fact: Tyler has never had a cavity.
Dr. Margaret V. Maclin
Dr. Margaret V. Maclin was born and raised on the beaches of northwest Florida, in a small town called Destin. She attended Auburn University where she earned a BS in Biomedical Sciences and a minor in Spanish. She then continued to Medical University of South Carolina where she earned her DMD degree. Dr. Margaret has participated in many medical and dental mission trips throughout Africa, Central America, and the Caribbean. Though she has always known that she loves children, the desire to pursue a practice specifically in pediatrics was solidified on these trips. Dr. Margaret completed an Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry from NYU Lutheran. During residency Dr. Margaret developed a very special interest in working with children with special health care needs, and as such has additional training in the area of cleft and craniofacial anomalies. Dr. Margaret is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) and the American Cleft Palate Association (ACPA). If Dr. Margaret isn’t at work fighting sugar bugs she is most likely attempting a new yoga pose, cooking up something fun to eat, or simply enjoying the great outdoors with her fluffy little maltipoo named Tucker. Fun Fact: If Dr. Margaret could have one super power, she wishes she could fly!
Dr. Sarah Carpenter
Dr. Sarah Carpenter grew up in a small town, Newbury Park, in southern California. She earned her Bachelors in Science degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara with a major in Biology and a minor in Education. She continued on to dental school at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Southern California. Dr. Sarah has always lived an active lifestyle; her hobbies include soccer, softball, snowboarding, and wakeboarding. She just completed her first full marathon (26.2 miles)!! Dr. Sarah just moved to Texas with her high school sweetheart, their dog, and their three chickens. She is very excited to be involved in her new community and be considered an “Austinite.” Fun Fact: Dr. Sarah can say the whole alphabet…BACKWARDS!
Dr. Mary Nguyen
Dr. Mary Nguyen was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan where she attended Michigan State University (Go Green! Go White). She attended dental school at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry then completed her Dental Residency at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Mary has always had a strong love for children, but it never crossed her mind to have a career working with primarily kids until she started working at her first dental practice. The drive to ensure that every child has a great dental experience, prompted her to complete a Pediatric Dental Residency Program in Philadelphia at Temple University Hospital. When not treating children, Dr. Mary enjoys trying new things; whether it is, food, activities or exploring new places. One of her more recent explorations was when she visited her parent’s native country, Vietnam. While there, she was able to give back to the community by volunteering her dentistry skills to the less fortunate children. Dr. Mary hopes that through her career and life she can continue to give back to the world in positive ways.
Our Pediatric Orthodontists
Dr. Erin Arnold
Dr. Erin Arnold thinks she has the best job ever – creating beautiful smiles to be shared with the world! Dr. Erin studied Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech and worked in the field for a few years before following her dream to be an orthodontist.She received her dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and her Masters and orthodontic certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
She now considers herself a Tooth Engineer! Dr. Erin loves the impact a smile transformation can have on a young adult’s confidence. She also enjoys the challenge of treating non-growing adults. Dr. Erin believes that efficiency and thorough communication are of utmost importance in orthodontic treatment. She’d love a chance to talk ortho with you!
With two young boys, Dr. Erin and her husband are happy to be back in Texas, closer to Dr. Erin’s family in Houston. When away from the practice, Dr. Erin enjoys running, hiking, tennis, travel, and scuba diving, but most of all she looks forward to spending time with her family. She’s always looking for tips on raising children in today’s world, so share your knowledge at your next visit!
Fun Fact: Dr. Erin does a great Elle Woods impersonation!
Dr. Aaron White
Dr. Aaron White grew up on a horse and cattle ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. While he loved the outdoors and working with our animals, he knew by age 13 that he wanted to be an orthodontist. My orthodontist inspired me – he changed his life by giving me a great smile, and Dr. White decided that he wanted to spend my life paying that forward. It’s been even more rewarding than he imagined, and he looks forward to giving that gift to people for many years. Dr. White studied Biology and Music at Jamestown College and was accepted into dental school early at the age of 20. He attended Creighton University School of Dentistry on a scholarship from the United States Air Force. After graduating near the top of his class, Dr. White was commissioned a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency, where he graduated #1 in his class.
Dr. White volunteered to serve a tour in South Korea, and then he returned to the U.S. for my orthodontics residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. He graduated as the youngest orthodontist ever in the U.S. military and continued his service with the 81st Dental Squadron, where he taught orthodontics to AEGD and GPR (General Practice Residency) residents for three years. Dr. White was also the Chief of Dental Radiology at Keesler, and he published my research on 3-Dimensional Imaging via Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Dr. White achieved the rank of Major before he separated from the Air Force, and his highest military medals include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Commendation Medal.
Dr. White fell in love with a Texas girl and got married in the hill country in the fall of 2011. His wife, Leslie, is a naturopathic physician in Austin. He says that their daughters, Eliana and Camille, are the greatest thing that’s ever happened to him, and he loves coming home to play with them every day. When he’s not at the office or with his family, Dr. White loves riding his motorcycle at Circuit of the Americas, the greatest track in the U.S.A. right here in Austin.
Dr. Aaron White belong to the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southwest Society of Orthodontists
- Texas Orthodontic Study Club
- Austin Orthodontic Study Group
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society
Dr. Jim Williams
Dr. Jim Williams is from Austin, Texas. After serving in the US Marine Corps, Dr. Williams attended Dental School at the University of Texas and received his DDS in 1970. From there, Dr. Williams practiced General Dentistry for three years. Shortly after, Dr. Williams then returned to the University of Texas in Houston and completed his Orthodontic Residency, receiving his MS and Orthodontic Certificate in 1975. He was certified in Orthodontics by the American Board of Orthodontists in 1988. Dr. Williams proceeded to serve on the Executive Council of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics as Councilor to the Southwest Society of Orthodontics.
Dr. Williams is married to his lovely wife, Elizabeth. They have two daughters who blessed them with five grandchildren. When Dr. Williams is not taking care of his patients, he spends his time outside enjoying fishing and spoiling his grandchildren. Although, he always considers all of his patients to be “his own” children.