We understand how important it is to feel at ease when visiting a Dental Office; our staff strives to provide the highest quality dental care possible for our patients. We will do our best to assist you with prompt and efficient service while meeting all of your dental needs.
Lisa - Office Manager
Lisa was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She and her husband Sebastian relocated to Austin in the spring of 2007, and are enjoying their new home and meeting new friends. Prior to moving here, she had experience as an office manager in a dental office in Ohio. She started working with Dr. Sakos in Sept of 2007. You will find her busy keeping the office running smoothly and patients well cared for. She will be happy to answer any questions regarding appointments, insurance or treatment plans.
Lisa and her husband have two sons, Brandon who lives in Cleveland and is starting his second year of Residency at the Cleveland Clinic and Sammy who is a 3rd yr. Medical Student starting his rotations in Scranton Pa. She loves the Texas weather and the fact that she can enjoy the outdoors all year round. Running and doing the various 5K/10K races has become a new past time for her, as well as kayaking on Town Lake.
Myra - Scheduling Coordinator
Myra was born and raised in Austin. She attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and then returned to Austin to continue her dental assisting career. Myra is a Registered Dental Assistant with over 30 years experience. Myra takes great pride in providing great customer service to our patients. She wants everyone to feel like family.
Myra has been married to her husband, Glenn for 34 years. They have 3 adult children, and if you ask Myra, the FOUR most wonderful grandchildren in Texas. She enjoys spending time with her family, "Granny Time", bible study, "Granny Time", scrap booking, and most of all PLAYING with those grand babies. (Did she mention she has the four most wonderful grandchildren?)
Debbie - Dental Assistant
Debbie is proud to say that she has lived most of her life in Austin. She attended Austin Community College Dental Assisting program and became a registered Dental Assistant. She joined Dr. Sakos team in March of 2008, and you will find her very knowledgeable in her assisting skills.
Spending time outdoors, cooking, working out, and taking her two dogs for walks occupies most of her time.
Competing in numerous running races & triathlons has become Debbie's new found passion.
Linda - Dental Hygienist
Linda was born and raised in Palatine, Illinois. In 1995, Linda graduated from the University of Colorado Health Science Center with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene.
Linda and her husband Bill have two sons; Michael and Sean. The family relocated to Austin from Colorado in 1999. Linda has been working with Dr. Sakos for over 12 years as a Dental Hygienist. Linda and Bill enjoy visiting Michael in Washington D.C. and Sean at Southern Methodist University. They also enjoy their time together with outdoor activities such as hiking and boating.
Michelle - Dental Hygienist
Michelle relocated to Austin from College Station, TX in 2003. She received a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University (please don't hold that against her!) and went on to Blinn College to study Dental Hygiene.
She enjoys the active lifestyle in this wonderful city by running and training for triathlons. When not at work you may find her traveling, cooking, catching live music shows and cheering on Aggie football. Hopefully her gentle touch will make your visit pain-free!
Dr. Knaus - Doctor
Dr. Rick Knaus graduated from the University of Missouri in Kansas City in 1974, and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Dr. Knaus has been practicing dentistry for 36 years.
He resides in Austin with his wife Patty. They have two sons and two grandchildren.
Dr. Knaus has been exclusively doing endo (root canals) since 1995.
Dr. Burden - Doctor
Dr. David Burden graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his under-graduate studies at Texas A&M University in 2001, where he received a B.S. in Genetics.
Additionally, Dr. Burden also completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency at UTHSCSA, where he received training in Intravenous Conscious Sedation, complicated oral surgery procedures, and implant dentistry procedures.
He has been married to his wife, Lauren, since 2002, and in 2008 they had a baby boy named Jack.