As a pediatric dentist, Dr. Austin Nunez’s goal is to provide your children with the best dental care possible. He hopes each child has a positive experience, building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy dental habits. Dr. Austin strives to create a fun, safe environment that makes parents and children feel comfortable and welcomed at each visit. His greatest joy is getting to know families, and seeing the children grow with each visit.
Dr. Austin grew up in Reno, NV, and attended college at the University of Nevada, Reno. There, he studied organic chemistry and joined the pre-dental club, volunteering at a local dental clinic in his spare time. After college, Dr. Austin headed to Omaha, Nebraska where he attended Creighton University School of Dentistry for four years, graduating near the top of his class.
After dental school, Dr. Austin moved to Austin, TX, where he accepted the National Health Service Corps Scholarship to practice at an underserved community clinic. It was here that he fell in love with caring for children. Once he decided to specialize in children’s dentistry, Dr. Austin applied to and matched with the UCLA Pediatric Dental Residency Program. During this time, he also received a grant to study at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, earning his Master’s Degree in Public Health. Dr. Austin is a diplomate and Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentists, and is a member of the American Dental Association. He is also a member of the Redwood Empire Dental Society and the California Dental Association.
After completing his time at UCLA, Dr. Austin and his wife (also a dentist!) decided to move to Petaluma to be closer to their families, and instantly fell in love with its small town charm and friendly people. Dr. Austin has a 2 year old daughter, Olivia, and he and his wife are also active resource foster parents. When not in the office, you can find Dr. Austin and family at McNear Park throwing the ball for their dog Zoey, volunteering at The Miracle League of Petaluma, or hiking through Helen Putnam Park.
Dr. Gupta was born in Los Angeles and raised in Augusta, Georgia. She attended The University of Georgia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude Highest Honors with a degree in Microbiology. While at the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, Dr. Gupta served as social chair, sat on the admissions committee, and was one of the founding members of a service organization dedicated to raising funding for patients in financial need. Because of her active role in service while in dental school, Dr. Gupta was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award and was inducted into the service fraternity Alpha Upsilon Phi. Dr. Gupta received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2009 and was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, an honors fraternity for graduating at the top of her class.
After dental school, Dr. Gupta completed a two year residency in Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Illinois at Chicago. Additionally, Dr. Gupta obtained a Masters in Oral Sciences where her research focused on addressing dental health during infant well-child visits. Dr. Gupta completed her Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Gupta is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, and Redwood Empire Dental Society.
In her spare time, Dr. Gupta enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughters, reading, running, cooking, traveling, and being outdoors.
Dr. Gupta is excited to be a part of Petaluma Kids Dental Care and looks forward to helping treat children of all ages!
Our hardworking team is committed to helping kids develop healthy habits in a comfortable and friendly environment. From the front desk staff to our registered dental assistants and doctors, each member of our team is passionate about working with kids and helping them feel safe and positive about going to the dentist!