Our Round Rock Dentists

Meet our Dentists

Everyone at our comfortable, inviting practice works hard to make you smile. In addition, our friendly staff speaks both English and Spanish to better serve our Round Rock neighbors. Think of Ideal Dental Round Rock as your home for quality dental care.

  1. Dharti Shyani Portrait

    Dharti Shyani, DDS

    General Dentist

    Dr. Dharti Shyani grew up in India and then relocated to Edison, New Jersey when she was 15 years old. After graduating from high school, she headed to Montclair State University in NJ, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Go, Red Hawks! From there, she went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from The New York University College of Dentistry. Following graduation, she worked as an Associate Dentist in Midland, TX, and later relocated to Austin, TX. 

    Dr. Shyani believes that dentistry is a mixture of art, science, and engineering. That is why she loves being in the field. She enjoys being a Dentist for multiple reasons, but her favorite part is the ability to put an instant smile on someone’s face. Whether she provided immediate pain relief, or created a new esthetic smile, bringing her patients joy is the most rewarding part of what she does. Dentistry has also fulfilled her dream of being in healthcare while utilizing technology. 

    She embraces the Austin culture with her partner and enjoys all the outdoor activities the city has to offer. 

  2. Kevin Kim Portrait

    Kevin Kim, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Hyun Joong (Kevin) Kim grew up in Seoul, Korea.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Northeastern University, and his DMD at Tufts University of Dental Medicine. 
     
    Dr. Kim entered the dental field because of his passion in serving communities and patients in need.  He has traveled to Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Guatemala to provide dental services to those who usually do not have access to dental cares and continue to do so every year.  His favorite aspect of dentistry is cosmetic dentistry. 
     
    Outside of the office, Dr. Kim enjoys outdoor running, cooking BBQ and spend time with his wife and dog at Georgetown, Texas. 

  3. Jerry Chiu Portrait

    Jerry Chiu, DDS

    Oral Surgeon

    Dr. Jerry Chiu was born and raised in New Jersey, but is proud to call himself an Austinite. As a child, he dreaded going to the dentist, but the saving grace was the comfort and compassion he felt in the chair by his dental professional. Years later, as a practicing oral surgeon, Dr. Chiu continues to emphasize the importance of providing compassionate care, yet maintaining professionalism and delivering safe and outstanding surgical expertise. Dr. Chiu obtained his doctor of dental surgery degree at Columbia University, where he was involved in international mission trips to Cambodia. He completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the competitive Medstar Washington Hospital Center, serving as chief resident in the final year. His training also included working at esteemed affiliated hospitals, such as the John Hopkins Hospital, DC Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Children’s National Hospital, and the National Institute of Health.

    Dr. Chiu practices the full scope of oral surgery with special emphasis on outpatient sedation and anesthesia, dentoalveolar surgery, implantology, oral pathology, and soft and hard tissue reconstruction.

    Outside of work, Dr. Chiu is an avid tennis player, scuba diver, foodie, and cyclist. You can find him cruising along Lady Bird Lake or eating his way through Austin in his spare time. He is also the proud father of a French bulldog named Cooper. Dr. Chiu enjoys traveling internationally and has backpacked in over 18 countries with even more trips in mind.

  4. Dip Desai Portrait

    Dip Desai, DDS

    Orthodontist

    Dr. Dip Desai graduated from Birmingham University where he then transferred to New York University to complete dental school. Dr. Desai’s love for dentistry stemmed from the desire to help people by changing their smiles because that is the first thing others notice. The relationships that he builds with patients over the course of their orthodontic treatment is very important to him.

    In Dr. Desai’s spare time, his hobbies are exercising, swimming, biking and cooking. His main goal is to spend time with his family and their dog, Hazel.

  5. Varun Kulkarni Portrait

    Varun Kulkarni, DDS, MS

    Periodontist

    Dr. Varun Kulkarni has served as a Faculty for Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Midwestern University.

    Currently a full-time private practitioner, Dr. Kulkarni combines his teaching abilities and clinical skills to deliver exceptional patient care. Additionally, Dr. Kulkarni has published over 50 articles in Immunology, Periodontology, Implant surgery, Oral Surgery, Esthetic, and Plastics surgery and has presented numerous lectures and surgical demonstrations. He has also lectured nationally and internationally on dental implants and periodontal procedures. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of many peer-reviewed journals.

    Dr. Kulkarni is the recipient of the Distinguished Nobel Biocare Fellowship and Straumann Implant Fellowship. 

Our Location

Ideal Dental Round Rock

110 N Interstate Hwy 35 Ste 380
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 238-1035

Office Hours

Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun Closed
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