Our South Lamar 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 South Lamar neighbors. Think of Ideal Dental South Lamar as your home for quality dental care.

  1. Kindra Dietrich Portrait

    Kindra Dietrich, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Kindra Dietrich grew up in Wenatchee, WA, the apple capital of the world. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at West Texas A&M University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Dental Medicine.

    To Dr. Dietrich, dentistry is not simply drilling and filling, but the perfect blend of art, science, and patient connection. Although she loves many areas of dentistry, Dr. Dietrich enjoys getting to know her patients the most. To her, the heart of patient care is taking a personalized approach because each patient and their smile is entirely unique. Whether a patient’s concern is cosmetic, restorative, or a dental emergency, Dr. Dietrich creates a genuine connection with each patient and provides them with excellent, individualized, compassionate care.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Dietrich enjoys horseback riding, growing her plant collection, and taking many adventures with her golden retriever.

    Dr. Dietrich is very excited to be back in the Lone Star state and looks forward to meeting you!

  2. Patricia Ortiz-Diaz Portrait

    Patricia Ortiz-Diaz, DMD


    Dr. Patricia Ortiz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She attended University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Cell Biology and graduated Magna Cun Laude. She continued her education at University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus where she graduated at the top of her class and obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.  

    Dr. Ortiz furthered her education at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in New York where she completed a General Practice Residency. She then completed her post-doctoral training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Bronx Care Health System. 

    Dr. Ortiz is very passionate and dedicated to Orthodontics. She is committed to provide the highest level of care tailored to the needs of each patient. She has great satisfaction helping her patients achieve better oral health and beautiful smiles. Dr. Ortiz is current with all the latest techniques and theories in the practice of orthodontics and strongly believes in attending continuing education courses. She is a Board-Certified orthodontist. She is an active member of the Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists.

    Dr. Ortiz enjoys working out, baking, traveling and spending quality time with friends and family. 

  3. Varun Kulkarni Portrait

    Varun Kulkarni, DDS, MS


    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 South Lamar

2330 S Lamar Blvd Ste 300
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 337-8226

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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