Our Team

Dr. Reza Arzegar

Board certified pediatric dentist

Dr. Reza Arzegar - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Dr. Reza Arzegar is a board-certified Austin pediatric dental specialist. After earning his undergraduate and dental degrees at the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004, he went on to complete an advanced two-year specialty program in pediatric dentistry in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Reza practiced pediatric dentistry in Austin and Pflugerville before relocating to California in 2007, where he provided dental care for families in Bakersfield and Beverly Hills. In 2009, Dr. Reza and his wife, Dr. Leila, returned to Austin.

Dr. Reza is committed to staying up-to-date on the latest dental techniques and technology. He also emphasizes patient comfort in every aspect of his practice, because he understands that many children feel anxious or even scared about dental visits. His goal is to help kids of all ages (and parents, too!) feel at ease in his care.

Dr.Reza has successfully completed a two year training course in Orthodontics and is certified by the Academy of GP Orthodontics. Dr. Reza, Dr. Leila, and their two children Emma and Noah enjoy spending their free time outdoors, traveling, and watching movies.

Dr. Leila Moghadam

Family and cosmetic dentistry

Dr. Leila Moghadam - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Dr. Leila Moghadam is a general dentist who focuses her practice on family and cosmetic dentistry. In 2006 she earned her doctorate degree from prestigious Boston University with Cum Laude(with Honors), and then returned home to Southern California and began her dental career. In 2009, Dr. Leila and her husband Dr.Reza, relocated to Austin and started their own dental practice.

Dr. Leila is committed to keeping up with the latest advancements in dentistry by attending continuing education courses. Her main focus is providing the highest quality care for her patients in a calm and comfortable environment. Her sweet and caring demeanor will put any nervous patient at ease.

Dr. Dip Desai


Dr. Dip Desai - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Dr. Dip Desai earned his Bachelor of Science at Binghamton University in 2004. He continued his education in 2009 at the New York University College of Denistry where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics; only 25% of all Orthodontists are board certified.

Dr. Desai had a passion for science and people when he was a child. These two things motivated him to pursue a career in dentistry where he helps people enjoy the benefits of good oral health every day.

He is a member of various associations, including: the American Association of Orthodontists, the Texas Orthodontic Study Club and the American Board of Orthodontist. Dr. Desai continues to improve his dental skills by taking additional courses in Invisalign, self-ligation brackets and lingual orthodontics. Dr. Desai has also received many awards and recognitions throughout the years, including the following:

In his spare time, Dr. Desai loves to cook, swim and work out at his local CrossFit gym. Some of his favorite words to live by are "where there’s a will there is a way" and "carpe diem." If you know Dr. Desai personally, then you know that he constantly smiles. What better way to help people with their own smiles than to become an Orthodontist?

Office Manager

Mia - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Hello my name is Mia Sal. I am very proud to be the office manager of Longhorn pediatric dentistry and Orthodontics. I have been with this office since 1989. We have a wonderful team who are smart, compassionate, fun, and loving. I've raised two amazing children, my son Neema and my daughter beeta along with our pet cat Bibi. I enjoy hiking, watching movies, and crafts. Fun fact, I can make roses out of paper

Lead Assistant

Valerie - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Hola my name is Valerie Alarcon. I am proud and excited to say I'm lead assistant at Longhorn pediatric dentistry and Orthodontics. I've been with this office since 2004( with the exception of two years). When I'm away from the practice I love spending time with my husband, Alvaro, and precious son, Wyatt. Either having a movie and popcorn night or grabbing a colorama coloring book to help restore my soul. I love good company on the weekends with a backyard BBQ or Sunday Funday Dinner. Fun fact, I gave birth to a 1 pound 5 ounce miracle baby boy.

Dental Assistants

Karen - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Hello my name is Karen Garza. I'm proud to say I've been part of the Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics team since November 2016. I was born in my hometown of Laredo,Tx. I moved to Austin when I was 2 years old, and have lived here all my life! I visit my home town from time to time to visit family but Austin is my home! I love spending my free time with my handsome boys, my husband (Ismael) and my son (Nathaniel). From going to the movies to eating chocolate or going for walks. Fun fact, I love tinker bell.

Rebecca - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Hello my name is Rebecca , I was born and raised in Austin Tx. I've lived in Austin for 22 years and love it! I have a daughter who is a 1 1/2 and loves to talk and watch TV. I love taking her to the Austin zoo to see all the animals, another one of her favorite places is the Austin Zilker Park, where she can run and play on the playground and ride a train. I am a registered dental assistant(RDA), who enjoys her profession and is passionate about healthy smiles!! I have been an RDA since 2016 and that is the best career choice I could have ever made. Fun fact, I absolutely love working with kids!!!

Sylvia - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Hello my name is Sylvia Haley. I am very proud to be a part of the Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics family! I was born and raised in the California Bay Area, and moved to Hawaii when I was 18 years old. I just recently moved to Austin to find a new place to call home! In my short time here in Austin I have enjoyed watching Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics grow. Fun fact, I have been to 12 different countries and 4 different continents in my lifetime.

Destiny - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Howdy my name is Destiny, Im a RDA at Longhorns Pediatrics an orthodontist in the awesome city of Austin Tx. My bigest passion is a healty smile an my joy is children.Being a proud team member of longhorns pediatrics helps me combine the best of both worlds.I love the opportunity I have teaching families about getting or maintaining a healthy smile.Austin has a lot of gems I must say Longhorns Pediatrics an orthodontist is one of them.Fun fact, I am from New York

Insurance Coordinator

Kristina - Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontics in Austin, Tx Hello my name is Kristina Olivares. I'm proud to say I've been in this office since August 2015 and enjoy working with such a great and fun team. I was born and raised in Eagle Pass, Texas and often visit my hometown. I have a big heart for my nieces and nephew. Larissa who loves to play drums, piano, and guitar. Jesus who loves to sing and make us laugh and Olivia who loves to play and run around everywhere. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, outdoors, traveling, and experiencing new and exciting adventures. Fun fact, I jumped off the stratosphere in Vegas.

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