Welcome To Rose Dental Group
Your Dentist in Austin and Round Rock
Dr. “Reza” Akhavan obtained his DMD from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, OH. He completed his Endodontic residency training at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his Master’s degree in Medical Biophysics and later joined Harvard Medical School as the manager of Center for Basic MRI Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr As a clinician, Dr. Akhavan practices evidenced based dentistry to treat his patients’ discomfort and preserve their natural dentition. He firmly believes a team approach involving the patient and the Dentist in the treatment through open communication has the most favorable outcome. Outside the realm of dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his family and the outdoors.
Dr. Akhavan practices Endodontics at our Northwest Austin (Angus Road) location on Wednesdays.
Dr. Mohammadreza Akhavan, DMD
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. Michaelanne E. Briggs, MD, DDS
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. Iana Elledge was born and raised in Ukraine. She earned her Doctorate degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and her Undergraduate Science degree from San Jose State University.
Dr. Elledge is passionate about dentistry and her favorite part of her job is her patients. She believes in excellent quality dental care and creating individualized treatment plans for every patient. She loves helping her patients understand the treatments being performed and how to maintain long-term optimal dental health and a beautiful smile.
As a general dentist, Dr. Elledge is very active staying up to date on leading dental practices and technologies through continual education so she can provide the best care for her patients. She is an active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Women of Austin Dental Society, Central Texas Academy of General Dentist, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, and American Dental Association.
In her free time Dr. Elledge loves to explore Austin, spending time with her dog Cutip and traveling.
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. Sergio Escobar, DDS
Dr. Janelle Johnson is a native Texan, born and raised in Houston. She moved to Austin to attend The University of Texas and decided not long after to make the beautiful hill country her permanent home. Dr. Johnson attended dental school at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Her approach to dentistry is practical with the patient’s best interest in mind. She wants her patients to feel comfortable and confident with their treatment.
Dr. Johnson and her husband, Ross, have a large Great Dane-Mastiff named Tripp and in November 2017 they welcomed their son, Laird, to the family. In her free time, she loves to travel, wake surf, spend time outdoors, cook and hang out with friends and family. In the fall, one of her favorite pastimes is watching football.
Dr. Litza Lefebre, DMD was born in Cuba and raised in Miami, Florida. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida International University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her favorite part of dentistry is patient interaction, as she strives to provide excellent service while making patients feel at home. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys traveling, exploring Austin with her dog Haley, cuddling on the couch with her kindle, camping, and painting with watercolor.
Born and raised in Texas, Dr. Chelsea Martin comes from a large dental family. Her parents met in dental school, and her sister and brother-in-law followed in their footsteps as well. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas A&M University and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.
Dr. Martin is passionate about maintaining overall systemic health and the impact oral health has on achieving this goal. She is a general dentist and enjoys giving patients the confidence to smile with optimal esthetics through a gentle touch. She understands the phobia that many people face when going to the dentist and aims to eliminate any fears or anxiety during each visit.
When Dr. Martin is not practicing dentistry she enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Dustin, and two-year-old son, Jett. They are expecting another son in October of 2019. They love organic gardening, exercising, cooking, sports, and traveling. She enjoys giving back to people in need through Christian mission work and dentistry.
Dr. Martin feels blessed to be a part of the Rose Dental Family and looks forward to welcoming you to the practice!
Dr. Geoff Mateo, DMD, completed his undergraduate studies with a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mateo also completed additional training in advanced dental techniques and procedures through the NYU Langone Dental Residency program at Winslow Indian Health Care Center. Dr. Mateo is an avid lifelong learner and continually strives to deliver the highest quality, state-of-the-art dentistry for his patients. He is a board director of the Central Texas Academy of General Dentistry, a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Capital Area Dental Society. In addition to dentistry, Dr. Mateo is passionate about fitness and is a black belt in Shotokan Karate. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family, and is a big fan of comic book superheroes, especially Batman.
Dr. Farnosh Mojtabaee, DDS was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Austin and is an avid fan of the Longhorns. Dr. Mojtabaee attended dental school at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. Her approach to dentistry is conservative and practical with the patient's best interest in mind. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with her Pomeranian, Ruby.
Dr. Rachel Morren is a native of Austin, TX. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a major in Nutritional Sciences and a minor in English. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. She is a member of the Capital Area Dental Society, Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Morren prides herself on her attention to detail and commitment to providing the best possible experience for her patients. She enjoys developing meaningful relationships with patients, earning their trust and providing quality comprehensive care. She appreciates the many learning opportunities dentistry affords through continuing education. Dr. Morren and her husband, also a dentist, enjoy the great outdoors and exploring all that Austin has to offer. She loves being a dog mom to their yellow lab, Gus. In her spare time, Dr. Morren enjoys Pilates, the live music scene, cooking and nutrition, and traveling.
Dr. Kenneth Mueller, DDS was born and raised in Houston, TX. He received his D.D.S. 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 bridgework and simple restorative work. He is married to Mary E. Foxworthy DDS. Dr. Mueller has been involved with the Austin Table Tennis Organization since 1994 serving on the board and committees associated with the club including many terms as President. His other special interests are in all things automotive including racing.
Dr. Mueller practices at our North Austin (Parmer Lane) location.
Dr. Kenneth Rick Mueller, DDS
Dr. Munis graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelors of Science and then moved on to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry to carry out her Dental degree. She grew up in Houston, TX and now resides in the beautiful city of Austin. Her fascination with the science of the human body and also the artistry involved in creating a healthy smile are the reasons she is now a dentist. What makes her job worth doing, is the interactions she gets to have with patients and the satisfaction of helping them achieve a brighter smile. Outside of the office, she loves experiencing fun in its most natural form. Hiking and camping are just a couple of the outdoor activities that help her feel relaxed. Having her husband to share in these experiences is icing on the cake for her! Aside from being outdoors, she is also no stranger to a compelling book or binge watching Netflix.
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. 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. Brian Ross, DDS was born, raised and educated in central Texas all the way from elementary school to finishing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the nearby University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School. He was president of his class all 4 years. He is a current member of the Texas Academy of General Dentistry, Capital Area Dental Society, Texas Dental Association and American Dental Association. Community outreach was an important theme during his education and coming from a community without a dentist he appreciates the impact a healthcare provider can make. He plans to remain involved in community service for the remainder of his career by attending local and international dental aid trips.
Experienced in many facets of dentistry, Dr. Ross enjoys expanding his clinical skillset and is committed to giving his best to his patients. Making patients feel welcome, comfortable and understood are his priorities Personally, Dr. Ross enjoys traveling and experiencing other cultures, photography, cars, playing sports and watching the occasional big game.
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, DDS
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. Jeffrey Tjan, DDS was born Cleveland but was raised in Indiana. He decided to become a dentist because his childhood dentist made an early impact on his life, and later served as his mentor and helped foster an interest in providing lifetime dental care to patients. Dr. Tjan completed his undergraduate degree at Indiana University, where he also received his DDS degree. After completing dental school, Dr. Tjan decided to move to Austin to escape the midwest winters and to be a little closer to his family. Dr.Tjan 's hobbies include traveling, exercising, building computers, working on his golf game, exploring the many food options in Austin, and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.
Dr. Tjan practices at our North Austin (Parmer Lane) location.
Dr. Jeffrey Tjan, DDS
Dr. Sarah Workman comes to us from Arizona, where she received her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Arizona State University, and her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Midwestern University. She is committed to providing high quality, patient-focused care and enjoys working with her patients to make their experience a positive and successful one. Dr. Workman is an active member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and believes that ongoing education in dentistry allows her to provide the best treatment for her patients. Dr. Workman knew she wanted to relocate to Texas after she visited Austin and fell in love with the people, the culture and the city. During her spare time, she loves traveling, painting, experiencing new food, and spending time with her fiancé and their dog, Sadie.
Dr. Aleka Zimmer, DDS completed her undergraduate studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her DDS degree from University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) Dental School. Dr. Zimmer became a dentist because she wanted to make an impact on her community. Her favorite part of her job is being able to communicate with her patients and change the way they view dentists. In her free time, Dr. Zimmer enjoys running, exercising, watching Netflix, and playing with her dogs.
Dr. Aleka Zimmer practices at ourRound Rock location.