Meet The Team

Our Office

You work hard every day to keep your family smiling and we want to be a part of that mission! As your local Austin dentists, our team is proud to offer comprehensive dental services that are convenient, comfortable and cost-effective. Our goal is to help your child maintain a happy, healthy smile for years to come.

Arwa Owais, DDS

Arwa Owais, DDS is a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist with 25 years of experience. She is an honors graduate of The University of Iowa College of Dentistry, an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Owais is also an American Board-Certified Dental Public Health Specialist. Additionally, she is currently an active member of the Texas Pediatric Society and serves in the Texas Community Health Advocacy, CATCH and School Health Committee. Dr. Owais has extensive experience with all aspects of pediatric dentistry for newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. She has extensive experience in treating children with special health care needs, medically compromised children, and children with orofacial clefts. Above all, she is a mother of four children, the youngest twins are Texans and were born premature. Her practice philosophy is that each child is unique and they deserve the best quality dental care they and their family expect. She has an open door policy and continuous direct communication with parents. Dr. Owais’ care delivery is based on prevention of dental disease, medical management of dental caries, and treatment of children in the most comfortable and conservative approach that builds a positive attitude toward dental health. She is certified in laser dentistry for soft and hard tissues, including tongue tie revision, upper lip tie frenectomy, and is a Solea® dental laser provider. Additionally, she is also an Invisalign-certified specialist, and works with children and their families to stop harmful habits such as thumb sucking. She is a Basic Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider, and is licensed to provide dental care under sedation and general anesthesia for children requiring more extensive dental treatment.

Ryan Pendleton, DDS

Ryan Pendleton, DDS 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. Dr. Pendleton greatly enjoys the entire process of creating confident smiles, especially getting to know each patient and their families over the course of treatment. He is affiliated professionally with the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capital Area Dental Society (CADS).

James R. Waters, DDS

James R. Waters, DDS is a 1996 Summa Cum Laude graduate from UTHSC Dental School in San Antonio, 1997 graduate of Advanced Hospital Dentistry from the UNMC in Nebraska and the 2001 Valedictorian graduate from the prestigious Saint Louis University Orthodontic Program receiving the J.P. Marshall award for clinical excellence in 2001. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Doctorate in Dental Surgery, a post-doctorate certificate in Advanced Dentistry, post-doctorate Degree in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics and a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and member of the College of Diplomates of the ABO. Dr. Waters has been honored as one of “Texas Best” Orthodontists by his peers in the Texas Monthly magazine focusing on Texas healthcare providers for 14 years straight.

Jerry Chiu, DDS

Jerry Chiu, DDS is a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, demonstrating the highest level of training, experience and knowledge. He was born and raised in New Jersey, but is proud to call himself an Austinite. Dr. Chiu obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Columbia University, where he was involved in international mission trips to Cambodia. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the competitive Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., serving as chief resident in his final year. Outside of work, Dr. Chiu is an avid tennis player, scuba diver, foodie and cyclist. You can find him cruising along Lady Bird Lake or eating his way through Austin in his spare time. Dr. Chiu enjoys traveling internationally and has backpacked in over 18 countries with even more trips in mind.
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Rising Stars Pediatric Dentistry - Lakeline
14005 US-183 Suite 800
Austin, TX 78717
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