Dr. Gino Orlandi
Dr. Gino Orlandi was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore, at the College of Dental Surgery earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1989. He joined the U.S. Army as a dentist and traveled to Korea, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Kansas, Georgia and Texas. He served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. At 22 years of military service Dr. Orlandi is still in the U.S Army Reserves at the rank of Colonel.
Dr. Orlandi enjoys working for the Smile Center Dental and really likes helping children and feels it is important to be a positive role model for the children. During his off-duty hours, Dr. Orlandi enjoys spending time playing golf and basketball with his son Evan. His hobbies include photography, fishing and collecting/listening to jazz music.
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Dr. Joseph P. Roberts grew up in central New York. He was drawn to the Texas Hill Country where he attended the University of Texas, Austin. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He then moved to Houston where he attended and completed his dental degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He returned to Austin with his wife, Beatrice, and started a family. They have two children, Alexandria and Skyler.
Dr. Roberts and his family reside in South Austin where they enjoy different outdoor activities Central Texas has to offer. Dr. Roberts has practiced several aspects of dentistry in his fourteen years with the Smile Center Dental and has found it very rewarding to be part of this family. He looks forward to many more gratifying years.
Dr. Teshana Murray
Dr. Teshana Murray has graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Murray completed her residency at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry, UT Dental Branch, in Houston, Texas. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Murray has practiced dentistry for over 10 years, aiming to make her patient’s visit not only fun and comfortable, but one they can look forward to. Dr. Murray enjoys working with Smile Center Dental simply because she believes that establishing proper dental care for children ensures a future of beautiful smiles. “Dentistry the way it should be: competent coupled with compassion.”
Dr. Reeba Varughese
Dr. Reeba Varughese graduated in 2000 as an Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor from the University of Southern California Dental School, Los Angeles. She moved to Austin in 2001. She has been with the Smile Center Dental since 2005 and admires its work ethics and hard working staff. She really enjoys working with children. In her free time she loves spending time with her family.
Dr. Landon Gillet
Dr. Landon Gillet attended Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated in 2006. He moved to Austin after his graduation to enjoy all the city has to offer. He has lived in many different cities throughout his life but there’s something incredible about Austin that he holds onto his heart. Dr. Gillet is a member of the American Dental Association, the Capital Area Dental Society, and the Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Gillet believes it is important to provide the best up-to-date care by continuously taking educational courses. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry including pediatrics, root canals, crown, bridges, extractions, dentures, partials, and cosmetics. He strives to give his patients a pleasant experience and provide quality care. When he is not spending time with his patients, he enjoys the great outdoors such as wake boarding, swimming, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking, and snowboarding. He also loves taking advantage of all the live music Austin has to offer. He believes in the importance of community service and gives back to the society by contributing to various volunteering projects.
Dr. Sara Gowin
Dr. Sara Gowin graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science. She then attended University of Michigan School of Dentistry earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001. She has been working at the Smile Center Dental since 2002. She especially enjoys working with young children.
Dr. Gowin is an active member of her community and spends time volunteering at her church and her children’s’ school. When not at work, Dr. Gowin enjoys spending time playing outdoors with her three children. Her personal hobbies are reading, camping, and staying fit.
Dr. Ladan Vatani
Dr. Ladan Vatani graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor’s of Art in Biology. She graduated with High Honor, Dean’s List, College Scholar, and Phi Bata Kappa national honor society because of her outstanding scholastic and academic achievements. Dr. Vatani attended The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2000 and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree in 2004. She then started working at the Smile Center Dental where she greatly enjoys her interactions with the patients and staff.
Dr. Vatani is one of the veterans with Smile Center Dental and takes pleasure in providing all aspects of dentistry for all ages especially children. Dr. Vatani contributes her skills and successes in dentistry to the Smiles Center Dental as the company has provided her with the opportunity and freedom to excel in her practice and her profession. She is a member of American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association and was honored with America’s Top Dentist Award in 2010. Ladan enjoys traveling, running, gardening, creating own handcrafts and sculptures as hobbies and proudly calls Austin HOME.
Dr. Neema Pokhrel
Dr. Pokhrel graduated from Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 2011. She has been a resident of the Austin area since 2005. Dr. Pokhrel has been with Smile Center Dental since 2012. She enjoys working with children and helping them have better smiles. She loves spending her free time with family and traveling.
Dr. Mohammed Huq
Dr. Huq was born and raised in Missouri. He graduated from Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry in 2002. He and his wife reside in Cedar Park and have one child. On his time off, Dr. Huq enjoys reading for hours, watching and playing basketball and is a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan.