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. Ryan Davis Portrait

    Ryan Davis, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Davis spent his early childhood in Kentucky and moved to Texas at the age of eight. At 16 years old, he discovered his love for dentistry and was determined to achieve his dream. From high school on, he spent as much time as he could shadowing at the local dental office. Dr. Davis attended the University of Texas at Tyler, where he was part of their conference winning Cross Country and Track and Field teams. He received multiple academic honors while earning a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  

    Continuing his dental career path, Dr. Davis completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Illinois. Here he expanded his skills as a leader by teaching his fellow students new dental technology and serving as a class representative to the school Administration. After being in the Midwest, Dr. Davis decided it was time to come back to Texas. Dr. Davis looks forward to providing quality dental care to the community and building long-term patient relationships.  

    He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentists, and Academy of General Dentists-Texas. 

    In his spare time, Dr. Davis enjoys running, reading, spending time with his close friends and family, and cheering on the Houston Texans! He loves exploring his new home in Austin. 

  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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