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Dr. Reza Arzegar - Pediatric Dentist in Austin, TX

Dr. Reza Arzegar

Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist

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.

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Dr. Reza Arzegar - Pediatric Dentist in Austin, TX

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 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.

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Speech bubble What brought you to Austin, Texas?
We love all that Austin has to offer, the great outdoors, the food and the people.
Favorite floss flavor?
Mint
Toothpaste of choice?
Prevident
Dr. Leila Moghadam - Dentist in Austin, TX
Dr. Leila Moghadam - Dentist in Austin, TX

Dr. Leila Moghadam

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Leila Moghadam is a general dentist who focuses her practice on family and cosmetic dentistry. In 2006, she earned her doctorate from the prestigious Boston University with honors and then returned home to Southern California to begin her dental career. In 2009, Dr. Leila and her husband Dr. Reza relocated to Austin and started their own dental practice.

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Dr. Leila is committed to keeping up with the latest advancements in dentistry by attending continuing education courses. Her primary 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.

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Speech bubble What brought you to Austin, Texas?
We love all that Austin has to offer, the great outdoors, the food, and the people.
Favorite floss flavor?
Plain
Toothpaste of choice?
Colgate
Dr. Rodrigo Vieclli - Orthodontist in Austin, TX

Dr. Rodrigo Vieclli

Orthodontist

Dr. Rodrigo Viecilli’s undergraduate training was in Aerospace Engineering (Rocket Science!) and after Dental school, he completed his orthodontic training along with a Ph.D. in Oral Biology (Biomechanics) at Indiana University. He is one of two orthodontists from Indiana to win the prestigious Milo Hellman Award, the highest research honor in Orthodontics in North America, and the only one to ever complete all American Board of Orthodontics patient case requirements in two years, still during Residency. He was approved as a prospective member for the Angle Society of Orthodontists, Midwest Component and has been board certified since 2011.

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Dr. Rodrigo Vieclli - Orthodontist in Austin, TX

He loves the challenge of treating patients of all ages, has extensive experience with Invisalign, surgically assisted accelerated Orthodontics and Lingual Orthodontics. He strives to work with his patients to provide the best esthetic outcome with the most efficient and scientific treatment possible.

Dr. Viecilli enjoys cooking, music, weightlifting, traveling and reading philosophy, and was a ranked chess player for many years in Brazil, winning several local championships.

Dr. Dip Desai - Orthodontist in Austin, TX

Dr. Dip Desai

Orthodontist

Dr. Dip Desai earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Binghamton University in 2004. He continued his education in 2009 at the New York University College of Dentistry 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!

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Dr. Dip Desai - Orthodontist in Austin, TX

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:

  • Recipient of the Dean’s Student Research Award in 2006
  • Senior Elective Program for Survivors of Torture at New York University College of Dentistry at Bluestone
  • Clinic from 2008 to 2009
  • Member of the Honduras Outreach in 2009
  • Received the Outstanding Student Award from New York University College in January 2009
  • Chief Resident of the Department of Dentistry at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York in 2010
  • Resident of the Year at St. Barnabas Hospital in 2010

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?

Our Team

Valerie Alarcon - Dental Office Manager

Valerie

Office Manager/RDA

Hola, my name is Valerie. 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 one pound five ounce miracle baby boy.

Karen Garza - Scheduling Coordinator

Karen

Scheduling Coordinator/RDA

Hello, my name is Karen. 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, Texas. I moved to Austin when I was two years old, and have lived here all my life! I visit my hometown 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 Tinkerbell.

Kristina Olivares - Scheduling Coordinator

Kristina

Scheduling Coordinator/RDA

Hello, my name is Kristina. I'm proud to say I've been in this office since August 2015, and I 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.

Destiny - Dental Assistant in Austin

Destiny

Lead Dental Assistant

Howdy, my name is Destiny. I'm an RDA at Longhorn Pediatrics, an orthodontist in the awesome city of Austin, Texas. My biggest passion is a healthy smile, and my joy is children. Being a proud team member of Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry 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, and I must say that Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry is one of them. Fun fact, I am from New York.

Maria - Dental Assistant

Maria

Dental Assistant

Hello! I have lived in Austin for 21 years. I was born and raised in this awesome city seeing it grow and change my whole life. I have been part of this amazing team since April 2018. I enjoy seeing every patient that walks into our office and understand that everyone has a mind of thier own. You really don’t know happiness until you work with kids. When I’m not at work I love spending time with my sweet son Damian. I love watching him grow, sing , play and his cool art. Having him has been my biggest blessing. Fun fact about me: I was born in June which means I am a Gemini.

Eloisa - School Representative

Eloisa

School Representative/RDA

Hi there! I’m originally from La Porte Texas and have been living in Austin for almost 8 years. I love everything about the beautiful city and everything it has to offer. I’m a graduate of Austin Academy of Dental Assisting and an RDA. I’m also proud to say that I am the representative & administrator for our amazing dental assistant school and I absolutely love my job to the core. When I’m not at work I enjoy time with my superman of a husband and beautiful daughter. Fun fact about me: I am a natural light photographer and specialize in children and family lifestyle photography! :)

Anthony - Dental Assistant

Anthony

Scheduling Coordinator/RDA

Hi, my name is Anthony and I'm proud to be a part of the longhorn family. I am a proud graduate of Austin Academy of Dental Assisting and an RDA. I was born and raised in the great city of Austin, Texas been living here for 20 years. My hobbies include spending time with family and friends and just having positive vibes all around. I am the oldest sibling so naturally I love being around children they are so much fun to be around. Fun fact about me: I love art!

Laurel - Dental Assistant in Austin

Laurel

Insurance Coordinator/RDA

Hello, my name is Laurel and I am 20 years old. I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and I love it! I am a graduate of Austin Academy of Dental Assisting and I am now an RDA at Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontist. My goal is to make all my patients feel comfortable and welcome in our office. In my spare time I love to go to the movies and hang out with family and friends. Fun fact about me: I love Grey’s Anatomy.

Edna - Insurance Coordinator

Edna

Insurance Coordinator/RDA

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Amanda B.

I was so grateful to have been recommended to Longhorn Pediatric Dentistry! Dr. Arzegar and all of the staff are wonderful with the children. I had such peace of mind being there and knew my children were in good hands! Everything was explained thoroughly and all of my questions were answered with professionalism and kindness. We just moved and will miss it there!
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Gloricsa V.

The staff is super friendly, very nice people. I was there this Tuesday, I had Karen helping around and making our visit pleasant! Great place (:
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Trianna A.

My kids love coming here, the ladies in the front Valerie, Karen and Maria always make the task of checking in and making appointments easy and stress free! Very accommodating to my kiddos, highly recommend!
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