Dr. Christopher K. Adams, DDS was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. After graduation, he practiced dentistry in the Pacific Northwest before moving to Austin. Dr. Adams believes in providing individualized treatment plans based on the patient’s wants and needs and in delivering that care with a gentle touch. He enjoys reading, playing golf, traveling, and recently begun participating in triathlons.
Click this link to see an interview done by KVUE News on Dr. Adams using the Velscope for Oral Cancer Screenings.
Dr. Adams practices at our South Austin (William Cannon Dr.) location.
Dr. Jonathan Ames, D.D.S. is a native Texan, who grew up in the Houston area. Dr. Ames found dentistry through a career fair in high school, and after completing the dentistry merit badge as a Boy Scout, he knew he wanted to be a dentist. He attended Brigham Young University BYU for his undergraduate work in history then made his way back home to Texas for dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Upon graduation, he completed a one-year advanced residency in general dentistry. Dr. Ames and his wife have two children. They enjoy going to the library, eating out at one of Austin’s many food trucks and enjoying the wonderful Austin parks. Dr. Ames loves reading, gardening and all things related to food.
Dr. Ames practices at our Northwest Austin (Angus Road) location on Saturdays.
Dr. Craig Braun, DMD was born in Portland, Oregon and had the privilege of living in several different countries, as his father worked for an international company. He came to dentistry by way of following in his father’s footsteps into Chemical Engineering. After serving in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Power Officer, he quickly realized he was searching for a profession with a more personal touch. Dr. Braun graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University and is Texan by marriage, but he “got here as fast as he could,” which led to his only speeding ticket in the last 20 years (literally, on the drive moving to Texas!)
Subsequently, he became associated with a premier customer service training organization in the Dental profession, Dental Boot Camp. Dr Braun was a mentor and speaker for them for 6 years, traveling across the US, while also practicing dentistry full time in Oregon. Dr. Braun, his wife and their two dogs, reside in Buda and enjoy living outside the big city and maintaining an active lifestyle.
Dr. Braun practices at our South Austin (William Cannon Dr.) location on Saturdays.
Dr. Michaelanne E. Briggs, MD, DDS is a native Texan, born in Austin. She received her DDS degree from the University of Texas Houston Dental Branch in 1998. Dr. Briggs completed a six-year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Texas Medical Center in conjunction with the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. During this program she also earned her MD at the University of Texas Houston Medical School.
Dr. Briggs practices Oral Surgery at our Northwest Austin (Angus Road) location on Thursdays.
Dr. Molly Burton, DMD joins us from Louisville, Kentucky where she completed her Bachelor's Degree in Biology at the University of Kentucky and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) from the University of Louisville Dental School. Her goal with patients is to combine quality comprehensive dental care with a welcoming, knowledgeable and comfortable environment. She practices all aspects of dentistry and believes education, as well as prevention is especially important in her daily practice. Outside of her passion for dentistry she enjoys watching live music, being a fan of University of Kentucky basketball, teaching English as a Second Language, painting and playing piano.
Dr. Burton practices at our South Austin (William Cannon Dr.) location.
Dr. J. Adam Carter, DDS is a native Texan, born and raised in the small east Texas town of Lufkin. Growing up in a medical family sparked his interest for helping others at a very young age. Dr. Carter received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Texas A&M in College Station. His interest in dentistry began, on a 2 week medical/dental mission trip, while helping to treat the villagers of the Amazon River in Brazil. Dr. Carter attended dental school at the University of Texas, School of Dentistry at Houston where he met his wife, who is also a dentist. They are both dedicated to giving back to the community by helping those who are underserved through Mobile Loaves and Fishes here in Austin. Dr. Carter enjoys all phases of dentistry and firmly believes that having a comprehensive knowledge of modern techniques and materials is critical to providing the highest quality care. He likes to spend extra time getting to know his patients and will work with them to find solutions that are effective, affordable and long lasting. When not in the office, you will likely find Dr. Carter outdoors with his wife and their two dogs. He has a passion for fly fishing, cooking, music, movies and exploring all that Austin has to offer.
Dr. J. Adam Carter practices at our Round Rock location.
Dr. Howard Chapple, DDS was born and raised in Slaton, Texas. He attended Angelo State University, and entered the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston after his junior year, earning his DDS degree in 1976. He had a private practice in Lake Jackson, Texas for 25 years before moving to Austin and rejoining Rose Dental Group in 2001. Dr. Chapple enjoys all phases of general dentistry. He and his wife, Marilyn, have a grown son, Ryan. In his spare time Dr. Chapple likes to read, play golf and is an avid sports fan, particularly enjoying baseball, football, and basketball. He also travels to his home town regularly to look after his parents.
Dr. Chapple practices at our Round Rock location.
Dr. Sergio Escobar, DDS was born in Colombia, South America and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He received his Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado in Denver in 1979 and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Dentistry in 1984. He spent seven years teaching at the School of Dentistry and practicing in Colorado Springs before moving to Texas in 1991. In 1995, Dr. Escobar realized his lifetime aspiration by opening a premiere dental practice, Rose Dental Group, with his partner Dr. Sarradet. He enjoys all phases of General Dentistry, with a special interest in oral surgery and Comprehensive Dental Cosmetics. He is married to attorney Eva C. Ramos, and has four children. His hobbies include soccer, boating, and restoring vintage cars.
Dr. Escobar practices at our Northwest Austin (Angus Road) location.
Dr. John Ha, DDS was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, where at a young age he was introduced to his future profession through shadowing his childhood dentist. He attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, obtaining his degrees in Biology and Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After Dental School, Dr. Ha relocated to Texas. Dr. Ha’s goal in his daily practice is to educate patients about preventive and maintenance care, while working with them to find conservative solutions to their specific dental concerns. In his free time, Dr. Ha enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, running and playing his guitar. While those leisurely activities are important to him, Dr. Ha also enjoys dedicating himself to his passion of dentistry and staying abreast of the modern techniques being developed daily. As a result, Dr. Ha is currently pursuing a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Ha lives his life by two rules: “Treat everyone like you, yourself would want to be treated” and “give lots of good, long lasting anesthetic.”
Dr. Ha practices at our Parmer Lane location.
Dr. Christopher R. Kahlden, DDS is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas in Austin, graduating with the very last degree in zoology awarded by the university. Dr. Kahlden attended the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, where he graduated with honors. He remained at BCD to complete a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency before returning to Austin to enter group practice. Dr. Kahlden focuses on education and preventive techniques along with restorative and cosmetic dentistry to meet the needs of the patients under his care. This practice philosophy actively engages patients as part of the dental team in achieving their individual oral health goals. Dr. Kahlden's other interests include wood working, SCUBA diving, cooking, photography, and the endless quest to find the best BBQ around.
Dr. Kahlden practices at our South Austin (William Cannon Dr.) location.
Dr. E. Michael Kelly, DDS is a native Texan, born in Houston and raised in the panhandle town of Borger. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and acquired his D.D.S degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. After graduation he established a private General Dentistry Practice in Dallas. Upon relocating to Austin, he joined Rose Dental Group. Dr. Kelly enjoys the many facets of General Dentistry, as well as keeping abreast of the latest advances in Dental Technology. His wife, Cynthia, is an interior designer. Dr. Kelly practices yoga and enjoys nature, reading, movie and music trivia. His free time is spent traveling the world with his wife.
Dr. Kelly practices at our South Austin (William Cannon Dr.) location.
Dr. Kenneth R. Mueller, DDS was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Dental Branch in 1993. He has been in practice since 1993 and has been with our group since 1998. His special interests in dentistry are basic oral surgery procedures and all restorative dentistry to include implant prosthetics, endodontics, removable prosthetics, crown and bridge work and simple restorative work. He is married to Dr. Mary E. Foxworthy, DDS. Dr. Mueller is a competitive table tennis player and is the president of the Austin Table Tennis Club. The club hosts several events for Special Olympics that helps send kids to summer camps. His other special interests are in metal and wood working, tools, and generally all things mechanical.
Dr. Mueller practices at our Northwest Austin (Angus Road) location.
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Dr. Bethany Petersen, DDS is originally from Bozeman, Montana. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman where she received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science. Dr. Petersen then moved to Texas to complete her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science in Houston.
Dr. Petersen is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She volunteers her time as a board member for Capital Area Dental Foundation Gala. Dr. Petersen also offers her expertise for benevolence and dental/medical missions through various foundations in Austin and outside of the country.
Dr. Petersen loves being a dentist because it gives her the opportunity to work closely with people. She enjoys getting to know her patients and learning about their lives while she helps them to achieve their perfect smile! When Dr. Petersen is not practicing dentistry she prefers staying active by exercising, spending time outdoors, cooking (and eating!!), camping and playing with her bulldog (Lilly) and lab (Maggie).
Dr. Petersen practices at our South Austin (William Cannon Dr.) location.
Dr. John Potter, DMD was born in Georgia and grew up in a small town in east Texas. After graduating from Edgewood High School, he attended Purdue University and received his Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Potter then attended the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine. Dr. Potter served an externship at the VA Hospital for Oral Surgery and also in London in Oral Pathology. Comprehensive dental care is a passion of his, and he particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Potter strongly believes in giving to the community in any way he can; from volunteering as a student in a crisis center to more recently supplying free dental care to those with limited access he truly enjoys giving his time. For fun and relaxation, Dr. Potter is an avid reader, enjoys traveling and playing guitar in his band.
Dr. Potter practices at our Northwest Austin (Angus Road) location.
Dr. Kathy Raesz, DDS grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Austin, and then went on to graduate from Dental School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1979. After graduation she began practicing general dentistry in Elgin and Austin. She enjoys all phases of General Dentistry, especially removable prosthetic dentistry (making replacement teeth or false teeth). She has two sons, and enjoys skiing, swimming, camping, hiking, canoeing, scuba diving, and spectating sports. Dr. Raesz also spends her free time volunteering for Meals on Wheels, her Church, and at cycling fundraiser events in the are.
Dr. Raesz practices at our Round Rock location.
Dr. Nitin Raju, DDS, MD was born in India but grew up in Oklahoma and Saudi Arabia. He completed his degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Michigan. Following dental school, he completed a six year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio. During his residency, he received a medical degree. In his time away from work he enjoys backpacking, bicycling, photography and pizza.
Dr. Raju practices Oral Surgery at our Round Rock location on Saturdays.
Dr. Rollin Sarradet, DDS was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and received his DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1992. After graduation, he returned to Austin to practice general dentistry. In 1995, with the help of his business partner, Dr. Sergio Escobar, he opened the first of three Rose Dental Group offices. He is married and has a son and a daughter. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing his lifelong hobby of fishing.
Dr. Rollin Sarradet practices at our South Austin (William Cannon Dr.) location.
Dr. Travis Shelton, DDS was born and raised in Goldthwaite, Texas. He attended Angelo State University from 1989 to 1992 and graduated from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio in 1996. He then moved to Austin and has been practicing General Dentistry with Rose Dental since October 1999. He enjoys all phases of general dentistry with focus on comprehensive dental care, preventative and conservative dentistry. His favorite hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping, motor sports, and classic cars. He also loves family time with his wife, Carol, and three daughters.
Dr. Travis Shelton practices at our Northwest Austin (Angus Road) location.
Dr. Erika Whitehouse, D.M.D was born and raised in Kentucky, and moved to Austin after graduating dental school in 2013. She received her Bachelors of Science degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Western Kentucky University, then went on to complete her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She has a passion for comprehensive pain-free dentistry, with a special interest in pediatric patients. It is her goal to provide the upmost care and respect for her patients, treating them like the family she hopes they become. Dr. Whitehouse has a strong interest in becoming involved with the Austin community through charity and fundraising events, including providing free dental care to the underserved population of Austin. In her free time, Dr. Whitehouse enjoys exploring her new city, sand volleyball, and traveling.
Dr. Erika Whitehouse practices at our Round Rock location.