Our Team - Kyle Office
Dr. Anil Gudapati
I received my undergraduate degree from Baylor University in Waco, TX. I attended Dental School at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. I continued my education at the University of Illinois in Chicago completing a General Practice Residency. It was then that I realized how much I enjoyed working with children and decided to pursue my specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. After my training, I returned to Texas and started Kids Dental Smiles in 2006. I have enjoyed every minute since.
I am a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. I am a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. I am also a member of my local Chamber of Commerce having strong ties and commitment to my community.
"The philosophy at Kids Dental Smiles is to treat every child as if they were our own."
I have three wonderful children who teach me something new everyday. In my spare time I enjoy watching movies and live music, playing tennis and basketball, and spending time with family. I wake up every morning feeling truly privileged to do what I do and honored to know that you trust our office to take care of your child's dental needs.
Dr. Aaron Engels
I grew up in North Texas, and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. In 2001, I completed dental school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. I attended Baylor College of Dentistry where I completed my Pediatric Dentistry residency in 2006. I am a board certified Pediatric Dentist. I proudly served 8 years in the U.S. Air Force before returning to Austin in 2009.
My beautiful wife and I have an amazing little girl that is truly the light of our lives. I have learned to love tea parties and playing dress up. When I can find free time I enjoy running, golf, hiking, kayaking, and playing guitar. I feel honored that you have trusted our team with the care of your child.
Sylvia - Regional Manager
Hi, my name is Sylvia. I am the regional manager for Cedar Park, Pflugerville and our Kyle location. I am originally from Orange County California. I have been in Austin since 2006 and love the family oriented atmosphere. I have been in dentistry since 2008 and love it. My world outside of dentistry revolves around my two daughters and two sons. My family and I enjoy getting out and exploring Austin.
Karina - Insurance Specialist
Hi, my name is Karina. I am the insurance specialist in our office in Kyle. I am originally from Orange County California and I moved to Austin in 2003. I joined the Kids Dental Smiles team in 2015; I love growing and learning with this awesome team! I enjoy spending my free time with my husband and our three beautiful children.
Veronica - Dental Assistant
Hi!! My name is Veronica Barrientos and I have been a dental assistant since 2011. I am originally from El Salvador but have lived in Houston for 20 yrs before moving to live in Austin. I am a mother of five kids, which I love to spend time with. My hobbies consist of being active in my church and playing volleyball with my family. I love working with kids; showing them that there is nothing to be scared of in a pediatric dentist office gives me joy!