Meet The Team

Dr. Steve Hernandez - Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Steve Hernandez

Dr. Steve Hernandez is a native of the Hill Country and received a Bachelor of Science from Baylor University. He attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Hernandez went on to continue his training by completing a two-year residency in pediatric dentistry and received certificates from Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for children, and Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Steve Hernandez is on the board of directors of the Highland Lakes Health Partnership, where he serves on the board overseeing the formation of a charity dental clinic to serve the Highland Lakes area. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Marble Falls/Highland Lakes Chamber of Commerce for his contributions and services to the community. Dr. Hernandez and his wife have five children; Paige, Ashleigh, Georgia, Zachary, and Joshua. The Hernandez and his family are proud to be a part of Marble Falls, Bee Caves, and the Lake Travis communities.

Dr. Ryan Pendleton - Orthodontist

Dr. Ryan Pendleton

Ryan Pendleton, DDS, grew up in Southern California and wanted to be an orthodontist since the early age of Ten. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine with high honors at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He then went on to the UCLA School of Dentistry to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, graduating in 2004. He immediately entered a residency program to earn his certificate in Advanced Orthodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, which took an additional three years. Having practiced for almost ten years, Dr. Pendleton enjoys the entire process of creating confident smiles, especially getting to know each patient and their families over the course of treatment. In his free time, Dr. Ryan can be found with his fiancé, Keri, and two Labrador retrievers, Penny and Ruby. He also enjoys playing the drums, disc golf, tennis, seeing live music, and watching NFL football.

Dr. Stephanie Trahan

Dr. Stephanie Trahan

Dr. Stephanie Trahan is originally from Vermont and graduated from Syracuse University and Boston University School of Dental Medicine Magna Cum Laude with a full scholarship from the United States Air Force; she also served as class president all 4 years. After 5 years in the military and earning recognition as Major in the USAF, Dr. Trahan had completed her active duty service commitment and went on to complete extensive work with pediatrics and patients with special needs in the private sector.

Dr. Trahan moved to Austin, TX from Charleston, SC where she was a Clinical Instructor at the Medical University of South Carolina Dental School post-graduate advanced general dentistry training program. Dr. Trahan has taught many continuing education courses on surgical techniques and has won several awards for her presentations.

Dr. Trahan spends much of her spare time coaching Special Olympics sailing and was named the GA state coach of the year in 2015. Dr. Trahan is also an active member of the volunteer group Dentistry for All and frequently travels to Guatemala to perform dentistry in disadvantaged communities. She has been recognized by the American Dental Association for her meritorious service to the people of Guatemala and is also a student mentor for Boston University’s international externship program.

Insurance & Financing Options

For your convenience, we file with and accept most insurance plans as well as financing options through CareCredit. For our patients without dental insurance, we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. If lengthy treatment is needed, special financial arrangements may be made.