5700 W. Slaughter Ln., Ste. 200
Austin, TX 78749
Fax: (512) 637-7336
Dr. Lakshmi Chittajallu
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About Southwest Smiles Dentistry in South Austin

If you’re looking for a dentist in South Austin, you’ve come to the right place! At Southwest Smiles, we offer state-of-the-art family dentistry that’s centered around you. Your oral and overall health are our primary priorities, but we also focus on respecting your time and on making sure you’re comfortable in our office and in our care.

Meet Dr. Lakshmi Chittajallu

Dr. Lakshmi Chittajallu - Southwest Smiles of South Austin

When Dr. Lakshmi Chittajallu moved to the United States, she had already attained her dental degree and practiced general dentistry in India. Though she had the option to renew her certification at a number of American dental schools, she decided to start from scratch so she could master dentistry the way it is taught and practiced in the U.S. In 1995, she earned her DDS degree from The Ohio State University, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class and received the Prestigious Carl M. Boucher Award for Prosthodontics.

Dr. Chittajallu ran a very successful family-oriented dental practice in Columbus, Ohio, where she earned the respect of her peers and the trust of her patients. She was one of the first dentists in Columbus to start using digital dental X-rays and CEREC® technology.

Dr. Chittajallu moved to Austin in 2008 and opened her state-of-the-art Southwest Smiles dental office in the Circle C area in 2009. She understands that people have different needs for treatment and communication. She also knows that to provide her patients with the best possible dental care, she must first earn their trust.

Dr. Chittajallu lives in Driftwood with her husband, Shyam. When she’s not busy working, she likes to travel and entertain her friends and family with her excellent cooking. She also volunteers her time to various social services and strongly believes in giving back to the community where she practices and lives.

Dr. Lakshmi Chittajallu Family

Dr. Chittajallu looks forward to getting to know you and your family, too!

A Photo Tour of Southwest Smiles

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Schedule a convenient appointment at our South Austin dental office today.

An Emphasis on Education

Southwest Smiles of Austin Ongoing Dental Education

At Southwest Smiles, we’re committed to two types of education — our own ongoing professional education, and patient education.

The dental industry is constantly evolving, and we owe it to our patients and to ourselves to keep up! Each member of our team is expected to stay up-to-date on the latest developments and techniques in dentistry. We annually attend dental conventions, seminars, lectures, and clinical courses to stay informed about new products and equipment.

We also believe that our patients should have as much information as possible so they can make informed decisions and feel confident in their ability to maintain great oral health! We empower our patients by clearly explaining the status of their oral health, and making sure they understand all of their treatment options. We take the time to listen, and to answer every question our patients ask.

We’re not in business to “sell” you treatments you don’t need. We focus on conservative treatment plans because we truly have your best interest at heart. We strive to develop a long-lasting relationship of trust with each and every one of our patients. We also take the time to become fully informed about your medical history, current medications, and other factors that might affect your dental health and treatment possibilities.

We’re Great With Kids!

Children Gentle Dentist - Southwest Smiles of South Austin

Whether you are 9 years old, 99 years old, or any age in between, you are welcome at Southwest Smiles. We take an extra gentle and friendly approach to caring for the oral health needs of pediatric patients. We know that children’s dental habits, such as teeth brushing and finger sucking, are of primary concern because of the way they can seriously affect smile development and appearance. We also understand that these habits must be treated with sensitivity and patience, especially for children who feel uneasy and even scared about dental visits. Our calming and compassionate manner will help your child (and you too!) feel more at ease. Please call us to schedule a convenient appointment for your child.

We look forward to seeing you and your child soon!

What Patients Are Saying About Us…

It’s rare that I provide feedback for anything to be honest; however, since I do read the feedback of others and had such a good experience, I thought I should contribute. The technician is very friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I had the best cleaning in the shortest amount of time ever. Today I had a crown and filling; a 3 hour appointment. For some reason my nerve in the back molar took a lot of “numbing” shots for me to not feel pain when drilling. Dr. Lakshmi was very nice and patient with me, stopping each time it hurt to further numb the tooth. Each time giving it about 10 minutes to do its work. She was very gentle, and genuinely concerned with my comfort despite me taking nearly an extra hour. The text message appointment reminders, flatscreens for every chair, imaging equipment — all cool things. The device that milled my ceramic tooth in 5 minutes — awesome. All in all, great experience, great dentist, staff, and price.

~ Dennis L.

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