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Dr. Jennifer Chau, Dr. Jade Wylie, Dr. Kairavi Patel, Dr. Bethany Petersen, Dr. Deana Smalls

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The Women of Enamel Dentistry 

The state-of-the-art practice has 6 locations and another on the way. Get to know the people behind the lab coats 

Article by Jennifer Birn

Photography by Courtesy of Enamel Dentistry

Originally published in Austin Lifestyle

Dr. Jennifer Chau, DDS Partner at Parmer Park  

What do you love about your job? Being able to change people's perception of coming to the dentist and the fear that is associated with it. Our office is geared towards promoting patient comfort and being able to see patients leave with a smile on their face is so rewarding.

Favorite quote or motto? “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. - MLK

Dr. Jade Wylie, DDS Partner at Lantana

What do you love about your job? Watching my team grow and accomplish their goals is amazing, and I learn so much from them as well…Also seeing progress in patients who have had trouble keeping up with their oral health in the past. There is no better feeling than helping a patient and seeing them realize their health has improved!

What do you do for self-care? I feel my best when eating healthy food, so I enjoy spending time cooking and trying out new recipes. Also, dentistry can be a physically demanding profession, so strength training and massage therapy have become important parts of my self-care routine.

Favorite quote or motto? “Live life as though it’s the second time around but you got it wrong the first time.” Victor Frankl

Dr. Kairavi Patel, DMD, MS Associate at  The Grove

What do you love about what your job? Working in dentistry gives you the opportunity to change people’s lives whilst also having the ability to immediately take someone out of pain. There’s something beautiful about saying, ‘Don’t worry. When you leave today, you will no longer be in pain.’ With cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, you can provide someone the smile they were born to have. It’s amazing how just having confidence in your smile can change a person’s life. Patients often begin to take better care of themselves after a smile makeover. It’s a gift to witness others become the best versions of themselves with your help.

Favorite quote or motto?  “You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.” - Maya Angelou


Dr. Bethany Petersen, DDS, Associate at Lantana


A favorite thing about Austin? Austin has incredible energy, and it is forever evolving.  This city is a magnet for amazing innovators, and I love being part of this mix.  

Favorite quote or motto? "Nothing is worth more than laughter.  It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light."  - Frida Kahlo

Dr. Deana Smalls, DDS Associate at Saltillo

What do you love about your job? Most people “hate” the dentist because of some past experience, so to change that perspective is a good feeling. 

Favorite quote or motto? Currently, “Stay hydrated and mind your business.”

  • Dr. Jennifer Chau, Dr. Jade Wylie, Dr. Kairavi Patel, Dr. Bethany Petersen, Dr. Deana Smalls