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Your Cedar Park Orthodontist

Akash “Doc Ak” Pandya

DDS MS

Unlike Spider-Man's Doc Ock, I'm Doc Ak, SmileOn Orthodontics' very own snaggle-tooth fighting good guy! Smile-enhancer, physics nerd, puzzle solver, and game changer: Some of the many hats that my profession enables me to wear on a daily basis.

 

Witnessing Transformations

The transformation that I am privileged to witness in my patients is absolutely incredible: from their first visit, where we get to talk about all their smile-related “what-ifs”, through each visit, where I get to view their confidence grow, to the day when the braces come off, and I get to see my patients look at their new smiles in the mirror for the first time, often with tears in their eyes.

And, I get to do that each and every single day, multiple times a day. Lucky doesn’t begin to describe what I feel.

Building Trust & Relationships

It means a whole lot to me that my patients trust me with their smiles, and I take great pride in offering the highest quality of care using cutting-edge techniques while building strong, personal relationships.

It’s a responsibility I take very seriously.

Balancing Professionalism & Compassion

It’s where the dedicated, hardworking professional in me meets the kind, caring, down-to-earth, all-around do-gooder.

It’s where I am my best and the happiest. And, it’s why I wake up every morning feeling honored and privileged to have the opportunity to help create a beautiful smile for each and every one of my patients.

How I Became an Orthodontist

Becoming an orthodontist is a long and hard process, but I wouldn’t change it for the world!

Early Introduction

My first experience with orthodontics was at the age of 11 when I started my very own orthodontic treatment with Dr. Stewart Bowie, MD, who would later become my first boss out of graduate school.

That’s right! I became an orthodontist in the very practice where I got my braces! How cool is that?

I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology and Physiology at the University of Maryland in 1998.

While in college, I was an orthodontic assistant, and that experience solidified my decision to go to dental school and then specialize in orthodontics.

Professional Qualifications

I obtained my Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Maryland in 2003 and continued my post-doctorate dental education there with an additional three-year residency in the Department of Orthodontics.

I earned a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics in 2006, graduating at the top of my class. My momma was proud!

  • University of Maryland - Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology and Physiology
  • University of Maryland - Doctorate of Dental Surgery
  • University of Maryland - Master of Science degree in Orthodontics

Experience & Affiliations

Between 2006 and today, I have had the privilege of working with some amazing people and the honor of helping thousands of people in Maryland, Virginia, California, and Texas obtain their dream smiles.

Being an affiliate of the American Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Southwest Society of Orthodontics, and the Texas Dental Association, I am regularly in contact with some of the greatest minds in orthodontics and dentistry.

  • American Association of Orthodontics - Member
  • American Dental Association - Member
  • Capital Area Dental Society - Member
  • Southwest Society of Orthodontics - Member
  • Texas Dental Association - Member

Continuous Learning

Several times a year, I attend national orthodontic meetings and continuing education courses to hear the top speakers teach the latest technologies, treatment methods, and ways to improve each patient’s experience.

When you win, we win! When you smile, we smile!

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Outside of the Office

Outside of enhancing smiles, nerding over physics, and changing the game for my patients, I am also a loving husband to my wife, Sej, and a doting Daddy to my three amazing littles- Shehnai, Jahaan, & Aum- and our fur-baby, Marley.

If out and about, you may catch me at 1890 Ranch or H-E-B running family errands, jogging on one of Austin’s gorgeous trails, hiking off FM 620, eating an Independent at Torchy’s, or perhaps paddleboarding near Zilker. I love being out in the community and meeting new faces!

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