Poplin Pediatric Dentistry
Our dental staff is made up of individuals with extensive skills, knowledge, and experience. We’re proud of the high standard of care we achieve with every one of our patients. At Poplin Pediatric Dentistry, our goals are to:
- provide thorough professional dental care for children from birth through the late teenage years
- educate our patients in all matters that relate to good dental health with an emphasis on preventive care
- minimize the pain and discomfort associated with dental treatment in a pleasant and supportive environment
- interface with other specialists in medicine and dentistry to provide continuity of care for all patients
We would love the opportunity to show you how easy dental visits can be when you are in the care of friendly professionals who take the time to understand your needs. Until we meet you personally, please take a moment to get to know our amazing team!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Jared Poplin
From an early age, Dr. Poplin knew he wanted to be a dentist. His love for working with children came from his parents, who were both in education. Dr. Poplin's mother was an elementary school special education teacher, and his father was his high school principal.
Dr. Poplin was raised in Kansas and attended the University of Kansas. During this time, he volunteered at his mom’s elementary school tutoring first and second graders as well as working with Habitat for Humanity and other volunteer organizations. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Biology, Dr. Poplin received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
At Temple, Dr. Poplin was honored with serving as his senior class president. Twice as a student and once as a faculty member, Dr. Poplin was able to volunteer with the Haitian Health Foundation to provide dental care in the rural villages of Haiti. He continued his education with an additional two-year pediatric residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia while working in a private pediatric dental office.
From here, Dr. Poplin worked for several years in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas before deciding to settle his family in Austin.
Dr. Poplin has extensive training and experience in nitrous oxide, oral sedation, general anesthesia, and dental trauma. Dr. Poplin completed the rigorous process of both written and oral exams to become a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Poplin excels at working with children who are extremely fearful as well as children with special needs.
Outside the office, you’ll find Dr. Poplin spending time with his twins, Mason and Olivia. Dr. Poplin also enjoys playing racquetball, lifting weights, and watching college basketball.
“I love helping children and watching them leave our office with a big, happy smile. I love the opportunity to work with kids who are fearful or have special needs to get them through the process of cleanings or fillings and then having them come back with less anxiety at each subsequent appointment.”
As our Front Office Director, Dolores is involved in all aspects of dental insurance and coordination of treatment for our patients. She enjoys meeting and getting to know all our patients and working as part of such an amazing team of professionals.
Dolores graduated from Texas State and has been with our practice since 1988. She is a native of Lockhart, where she and her husband still live. Dolores has three grown children who all live close by and she enjoys spending time with them whenever she can.
Mary is from Midland, and has been with our practice since 2011. She loves welcoming our patients and greeting them with a smile to get their visit off to the best possible start.
Mary and her husband, Bobby, have six adult children between them. When they are not motorcycling through the hill country, they are visiting their grandbaby in West Texas!
Jessica is originally from a small town in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. Jessica worked along side Dr.Poplin in the Rio Grande Valley for two years as a patient care coordinator before making the move to Austin to join his amazing staff. In her free time she enjoys taking road trips, attending concerts, going out with friends and enjoying what the city has to offer.
Angela lives in Leander and has been with our practice since 2001. She’s highly qualified to provide our patients with the services they need and is certified in coronal polishing, sealant placement, sedation monitoring, and CPR.
Angela enjoys helping our patients overcome their anxiety and educating them about the ways they can keep their smile healthy and beautiful. Angela is married with two grown children. She is active in church and enjoys volunteering, gardening, hiking, and camping.
My passion for my work comes from my love of ALL children as well as my many personal experiences I had at my dentist as a kid. It is so rewarding to get to help create healthy smiles every day! When I'm not at work, I am fulfilling another very rewarding part of my life-raising my two kids, Gwennivier and Anakin. I love the imaginations and carefree spirits of kids. There is never a dull moment and work is always fun!
Andrea Garza, RDA
Meet Andrea, an Arkansas native undertaking the Austenite life. Andrea enjoys working with kids to keep their smiles bright and healthy and enjoys sharing great experiences with the kids. She always tries to do her best to make sure everyone leaves with a smile and is happy to be a part of such a wonderful team.
She can’t wait to experience all Austin has to offer, from hiking and sight seeing, to good eats and photographing everything in between.
Holly is a graduate of Austin Community College and Texas State University. She had been with our practice since 2014 and is a native of Elgin.
Before Holly became a dental hygienist, she was an elementary school teacher and still has a passion for helping children while still having a good time!
Holly is married and has one son. She also has two spoiled dogs and a cat. In her spare time, Holly enjoys many hobbies from reading and crafts to home improvement projects and gardening. Her favorite thing to do is spending time with her family and hunting at their hill country ranch.
Theo received her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Business Administration from Le Tourneau University. Theo was the recipient of the UT Austin Texas Achievement Award and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Theo has been with our practice for eight years and loves the fast pace of her job and enjoys the range, scope, and diversity of various issues that arise within the context of the business management function.
A native of Fort Worth, one of Theo’s favorite activities is viewing homes for sale (even if she’s not buying!), walking through them and seeing the layout and staging.