Meet Our Austin, TX, Dentists

Meet Our Dentists in Austin, TX

Dennis P. Goehring, DDS

Dr. Goehring graduated from Ohio State University in 1992 and was then selected for a 2-year post-graduate residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

GPR Residency

The GPR program is divided into two programs: Advanced Education in General Dentistry and General Practice Residency (Hospital Dentistry and Sedation Dentistry). These programs are the best of their kind and the wealth of knowledge gained from them continually assists Dr. Goehring every day in serving his patients.

About Dr. Goehring

In addition to his passion for advanced dentistry, Dr. Goehring also has a passion for implant placement. He graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute (Temple University in Philadelphia), completing both the Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Course Curriculum. Misch is the most comprehensive dental implant institute and is taught by the best implant educator in the world.

Continuing Education

Dr. Goehring continually updates his courses to ensure that his practice is on the cutting edge of scientifically-based implant dentistry. He served as President of the Data Base Study Club for 10 years, a very dedicated group of individuals who review research articles in all topics of dentistry. Furthermore, Dr. Goehring is also a member of numerous local and national organizations related to dentistry and medicine.

Personal Note

In his personal life, Dr. Goehring is an avid motocross rider who also loves surfing at the lake and the ocean, as well as snowboarding. He’s been known to say “I like to work hard and play hard”. Dr. Goehring has 3 wonderful children: Leah, Alexa, and Ian. Dr. Goehring also loves the live music scene in Austin, especially on the local level.

Meet Dr. JoElla

JoElla Guagliardo, DDS

Dr. JoElla Guagliardo, DDS, is a compassionate clinician and on a daily basis demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities. As an undergrad and grad student, she earned multiple honors for her work as a top scholar. Today, she’s a member of the team at Goehring Dental in South Austin.

Born and raised in Illinois, Dr. JoElla’s interest in the dental profession was realized early on. During her junior year of high school, a family friend who just happened to be a dentist asked what she wanted to do when she was older. Even back then, she was thinking of going into medicine or pharmaceutical science. He then asked if she’d ever thought about studying dentistry, a path, he said, that would be a perfect fit for JoElla’s unique talents. It wasn’t just her penchant for academics that caught his attention. Seeing her ceramics and sculpture artwork at local art shows convinced the hometown practitioner that she had a future in his chosen profession. Her aptitude for learning and working with her hands also made her a great candidate for pursuing a Doctor of Dental Surgery. 

After careful consideration, JoElla came to the conclusion that spending her days creating beautiful smiles and building relationships with patients were admirable goals. No one was surprised when the honor-roll student and talented athlete won a field hockey scholarship to the University of Iowa. She went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. 

After earning an Oral Health Scholarship Program award to the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, JoElla became an inductee of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society. She also won the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student of Merit Award for her outstanding achievement and pursuit of excellence in the study of esthetic dentistry. Becoming an International College of Dentists Leadership award recipient provided even more validation of JoElla’s promising future. Dr. JoElla is currently a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and is active in Austin’s Capital Area Dental Society.

In her clinical work, Dr. JoElla devotes much of her time to developing a close connection and mutual trust with her patients and colleagues. Her passion for improving lives — and smiles — have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers. 

Outside of the office, Dr. JoElla’s hobbies include spending time with friends, cooking, reading, painting, and pickleball. A recent Austin transplant, Dr. JoElla is currently making the most out of exploring all the great restaurants, shops, trails, and parks the Texas capital city has to offer.

Dr. JoElla is here for all your dental needs specializing in all General Dentistry (Dental Crowns, Implant Crowns, Bridges, Composite Fillings) and all other restorative. Dr. JoElla is very passionate about her Cosmetic Dentistry such as Veneers, Bioclear Veneers, Invisalign and much more.

Dr. Goehring can deliver the stunning results you expect.

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