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J. L. Nantz, DDS

Dr. Nantz’s interest in dentistry began in high school while observing in a family friend’s office.  Here, he learned how significant an impact a beautiful smile can have, not only on a person’s self-esteem but in how others view them.  Each patient is his number-one priority, and they will have his undivided attention at every appointment. Dr. Nantz received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his General Practice Residency at the University of Texas, Houston, before earning his Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Before entering his orthodontic residency, he practiced general dentistry for three years.

Because orthodontics and the ways to move teeth are changing every year with new techniques, Dr. Nantz participates in the Invisalign® study club, the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting, and many other continuing education courses. He is also involved with the Texas Dental Association and the Capital Area Dental Society.

Dr. Nantz gives back to the community by working with the VA, Indian Health Services, and the UNLV faculty practice. He has served as a dentist on international mission trips to Nicaragua and India and currently volunteers with Keep Austin Beautiful, Austin Pet Alive, and Soles for Souls providing shoes for the needy around the globe.

In his spare time, he loves exploring the great outdoors of Austin. If he’s not on the river or lake, you will most likely find him trail running and biking at Lady Bird Lake, playing tennis, or listening to live music. He thoroughly enjoys living in Austin and being a part of this great community.