Steve Hernandez, DDS, is a highly regarded professional in pediatric dentistry at Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry, with locations in Lakeway and Austin, Texas. He offers composite fillings, hospital dentistry, Invisalign®, white fillings, and conscious sedation, plus laser dentistry, state-of-the-art digital X-rays, and he specializes in treating patients with special needs.)
Dr. Steve received his Bachelor of Science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He completed two years of residency in pediatric dentistry, receiving certificates from Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, and Baylor College of Dentistry.
With deep roots in Texas, Dr. Steve is passionate about serving his community. Notable titles of service include southwest district member of the Scientific Planning Committee of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, rotarian, and Major in the United States Air Force Reserve. Along with his wife, Dr. Angie, Dr. Steve was formerly on the Board of Directors of the Lake Travis Education Foundation. Dr. Steve has also happily served for years as a Board member of the Highland Lakes Health Partnership.
His awards include 2008 Lake LBJ Citizen of the Year, and in 2009, the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Marble Falls/Highland Lakes Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the board of directors of the Highland Lakes Health Partnership, serving and overseeing the formation of a charity dental in the Highland Lakes area. In 2011, he was honored as Officer of the Quarter for Lackland AFB 433AW. In addition, he has been a part of many community organizations and missions, treating hundreds of patients at no cost to them while recruiting multiple Texas dentists.
To maintain his cutting edge knowledge in the industry, Dr. Steve maintains his affiliations with many organizations that include the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Texas Association of Pediatric Dentistry. Also, a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Steve served as President of the Southwestern Society of Pediatric Dentistry in 2014, after holding nearly every office prior to his appointment. Dr. Steve is proud supporter of the Center for Child Protection, and performed in their "Dancing with the Stars Austin" 2018 fundraiser.
Dr. Steve began attending the AAPD Leadership institute at the Kellogg School of Management in Chicago in 2019. This Institute is a place where Pediatric Dentists hone their philosophical and operational approaches, to maximize their leadership potential and performance. He anticipates completion in 2021.
Dr. Steve welcomes new and existing patients to Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry.