Meet Our Team
Ryan Pendleton, DDS
Dr. Ryan Pendleton grew up in Southern California and wanted to be an orthodontist since the early age of ten. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine with high honors at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He then went on to UCLA to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, graduating in 2004. He immediately entered a residency program to earn his certificate in Advanced Orthodontics from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Having practiced for almost ten years, Dr. Pendleton enjoys the entire process of creating confident smiles, especially getting to know each patient and their families over the course of treatment. In his free time, Dr. Ryan can be found with his fiancé, Keri, and two Labrador retrievers, Penny and Ruby. He also enjoys playing the drums, disc golf, tennis, seeing live music, and watching NFL football.
Erin Saucier, DMD
Dr. Erin Saucier loves her career. What could be better than working with children all day and helping them discover that oral health can be fun? Dr. Erin studied Biology at the University of Maine and earned her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She graduated cum laude was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. Dr. Erin completed her pediatric dental training at the NYU Lutheran Pediatric Dental Residency program in Tampa, Florida where she learned so much from the kiddos she worked with, including a little bit of Spanish!
Dr. Erin believes that oral health is an essential component for a child’s health and overall wellness. While helping children achieve oral health, Dr. Erin creates a safe, fun-filled, and stress free environment.
Outside the office, Dr. Erin appreciates participating in events providing dental care for those in need and even had the privilege of volunteering as a pediatric dental instructor at the University of the West Indies Dental School in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Erin also enjoys hiking, tennis, and trying the many amazing restaurants in Austin. She’s always looking for recommendations, please tell her all about your favorite spots at your next visit!
Nieku Manshadi, DDS
Dr. Nieku Manshadi is a pediatric dentist who views treating children as a privilege and an opportunity to make dental visits fun and enjoyable for patients and their families. He believes in building trust from the first visit to ensure a comfortable experience for his patients. Dr. Manshadi graduated with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at Boston University. He is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Capital Area Dental Society. He is licensed to provide oral conscious sedation and to provide safe, gentle treatment to patients with special behavior management needs.
A firm believer in expanding access to care to those in need, his travels have taken him as far as Ecuador and the Philippines to provide treatment to areas with limited health care. He is also an avid traveler who loves to explore the food and culture of various countries. In his spare time, Dr. Manshadi enjoys alpine skiing and spending time with close friends and family.
Corey Shook, DDS
Dr. Corey Shook is an orthodontist who received his certificate and MDS degree from the University of Pittsburgh Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics program. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate and dental education at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and a one-year fellowship in Advanced General Dentistry at Boston University School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists. He is also board eligible by the American Board of Orthodontics. His favorite part of being an orthodontist is getting to be part of such a huge milestone in his patients’ lives. Outside of life as an orthodontist, Dr. Shook enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and meeting new people. He is also proud to call Texas his new home!
Ana Tijerna, DDS
Dr. Ana Tijerina grew up spending most of her time at her family’s dental clinic and from a young age she decided that she wanted to be a dentist. She studied dentistry at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Mexico where she was always among the top ranked in her class. After graduating from dental school Dr. Ana did a one-year fellowship where she discovered her desire to work with children. After which she completed her two-year pediatric residency at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey; were she received extensive training in oral conscious sedation and behavior management.
She believes in providing quality care while making the experience fun and relaxing for children and their parents; Dr. Ana is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association.
On her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs; she loves hiking, cycling and exploring everything that Austin has to offer.