Meet Our Dentists

Gary Solomon, DDS

Dr. Solomon received his D.D.S. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. He brings passion, education and the desire to positively impact people’s lives to his practice. His dedication began early as a Dean’s Honor List undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin and Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Dr. Solomon’s dedication to his patients and his field prompted him to pursue advanced continuing education including graduating from the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute, the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry, The Texas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies and The Jameson Leadership Forum.

Dr. Solomon feels it is important to give back to the community; he coordinates a panel of dentists that provides dentistry to the less fortunate and for victims of abuse and domestic violence for over 20 years.

Since then he has received many honors including:

  • Was featured in Texas Monthly Magazine as “Top Dentists in Texas” in 2006, 2007, and 2008
  • Received both a Fellowship and Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry, one of less than 7% of dentists nationwide to have accomplished this
  • Multiple appearances on ABC’s Dental Health News Program
  • Lectures to medical residents at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Served as a Clinical Instructor at Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Currently serves as a clinical instructor at Texas A&M, College of Dentistry
  • Popular speaker providing continuing education seminars to other dental professionals on the aesthetic appearance of dentures.

Dr. Solomon was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas and married his high school sweetheart, Rossi. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Julie.

Allison Kumata, DMD

Dr. Allison Kumata earned her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience and Biological Sciences from Wellesley College and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Tufts University in Boston. Dr. Kumata went on to complete an additional residency in advanced general dentistry at Bellevue Hospital and Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital in New York. While in residency, she received extensive training in the management of medically compromised patients, implant placement and restoration, and esthetic dentistry. After graduating, she practiced in San Francisco and Palo Alto before making Austin her home. She has always had a passion for continuing education and brings knowledge of the latest studies and treatments to her practice. Her goal is to create a lasting connection with her patients and to offer an experience that is customized and exceeds their expectations.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Kumata is actively involved in the local community and loves volunteering, cooking, trying new restaurants, running, and rooting for the Longhorns.

Vincent Ho, DDS

Dr. Vincent Ho received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco, where he was inducted into the Honors society Omicron Kappa Upsilon and received scholarships for Implant Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Dr. Ho received his Fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Ho has volunteered his time and travelled the world providing much needed dental care. He has worked in Barrow, Alaska with the Indian Health Services and served on the USNS Mercy, a Naval hospital ship, and volunteered with Thousand Smiles in Mexico with orphan and cleft lip children. He loves to spend time with his wife and his two year old son. They are expecting a daughter as well.

John Schmid, DDS

Dr. John Schmid received his Bachelor of Science degree from Angelo State University in 1989. Remaining in the Lone Star State, Dr. Schmidcontinued his education, receiving his Doctorate in Dental Science (DDS) from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. From there, he went on to study Advanced Anterior Aesthetics, Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction, Neuromuscular Occlusion, Full Mouth Reconstruction, and Neuromuscular Coronoplasty at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. In 2012 Dr. Schmid was awarded the distinction of Fellow by the institute. The Fellow distinction is only awarded to dentists who have successfully completed a comprehensive exam covering all of the skills and techniques taught in the LVI Core Series (Core I – Core VII), which includes a minimum of 278 continuing education hours of training in advanced dental aesthetics and neuromuscular science. Dr. Schmid has lived in Austin for over 20 years and is proud to be raising his children Molly, Lola, and Joaquin in our lovely city.

Dr. Schmid strongly believes in community involvement and, in the spirit of Austin, has volunteered at the Manos de Cristo Dental Clinic, a full-service dental clinic that serves the needs of the underprivileged members of our city. Along with maintaining a private cosmetic practice for the last 20 years, Dr. Schmid has also focused on Geriatric and memory care dentistry in the Austin area. Dr. Schmid has 10 years of Geriatric and memory care dental experience. Keeping these patients comfortable and functioning by delivering care in a conscientious, compassionate way is his primary goal.

Alice Liu, DMD

Dr. Alice Liu is an experienced preventative-focused dentist with an emphasis on patient education. Dr. Liu received a Bachelor of Science at USC. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Arizona School of Dentistry with a certificate in Public Health. Dr. Liu is passionate about serving those who lack access to traditionally delivered dental care. She is committed to staying up to date with current evidence-based dentistry to further develop and expand her clinical skills. Dr. Liu enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding and scuba diving. She travels every chance she gets and loves to explore different cultures and cuisines. In her spare time, you can catch her binging on TV documentaries.

Dr. Alice Liu is an experienced preventative-focused dentist with an emphasis on patient education. Dr. Liu received a Bachelor of Science at USC. She then completed her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Arizona School of Dentistry with a certificate in Public Health. Dr. Liu is passionate about serving those who lack access to traditionally delivered dental care. She is committed to staying up to date with current evidence-based dentistry to further develop and expand her clinical skills. Dr. Liu enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, snowboarding and scuba diving. She travels every chance she gets and loves to explore different cultures and cuisines. In her spare time, you can catch her binging on TV documentaries.

Stephen Hayes, DDS

Dr. Stephen Hayes earned a Bachelors in Biology from Southern University and a Masters in Biochemistry from Texas Southern University. He obtained his Dental education from Howard University in Washington D.C. in 2014. Then he further trained at University of Texas Health Science Center Houston branch completing a General Practice Residency. Post graduate residency allowed him to focus on hospital based dentistry as well as medically compromised patients. While practicing dentistry, Dr. Hayes completed a Masters in Business Administration from E.J. Ourso College of Business at Louisiana State University.

He enjoys traveling the world and has visited 15 different countries. Every year he partners with International Esperanza Project to travel to Guatemala providing dental care, building schools, stoves and water filtration systems for the locals. He believes in treating people well not only their teeth.

Brandon Pester, DDS

Dr. Brandon Pester earned his undergraduate degree in Biology from Texas A&M University at College Station and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. He believes in providing personable dental care to patients. He dedicated to leading his dental team by encouraging and inspiring them to work together to provide patients with a great experience.

Outside of work, he enjoys biking, hiking, and spending time with his family.

Leeza Stein, DDS

Dr. Stein completed both her undergraduate Masters degrees at Texas A&M, and her doctorate at Baylor College of Dentistry/Texas A&M College of Dentistry – in fact, she’s a first-generation college student! During dental school, she took as many courses as possible to expand her clinical knowledge, studying iTero, Invisalign, athletic mouthguards, interdisciplinary treatment planning, and much more. To this day, she attends advanced trainings in pharmacology and endodontic treatment to further build on her expertise. She is also certified in Invisalign and nitrous oxide.

What she enjoys most about her work is being able to have such a positive impact on people’s lives while also helping them feel much more confident about their smiles.