Roni is our Practice Manager and brings over 24 years in the dental field to our practice. She considers dentistry her calling. While Roni was born in Massachusetts, her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was 10 years old. The oldest of 4 children, Roni found her passion for dentistry as a teenager while wearing braces. Roni grew in skill and expertise to manage the Orthodontist office that treated her and inspired her passion! Graduating from dental assisting school, she worked both chairside and in the front office for many years. In 2006 Roni made her way to Texas and joined Dr. Alayan’s team in June 2013 as the Office Manager. She loves to volunteer and has supported several non-profit organizations including Christina Smiles, an organization that follows the PGA Golf tour and delivers dental care to disadvantaged children. In her free time, she works with her brother-in-law creating wedding albums for his Napa Valley Photography business and enjoys cooking, arts & crafts and gardening. Roni has 2 children, Ryan & Samantha; 1 grandson, Brayden; and her dog, Gadget.
Karen is our Patient Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant and brings over 17 years of experience to her gentle care for our patients. Her passion for helping people is reflected in the special rapport she shows on a daily basis to all. In addition to caring for all New Patients, Karen also assists Dr. Hooty when needed and provides special care for all that visit our practice. Karen loves what she does and spreads that happiness to all. Her pride and joy is her backyard Oasis called the Mermaid Lounge. You will find her enjoying her pool, sun and mermaid collection, every chance she gets. She also loves RVing in her camper named Captain Morgan.Karen is a mom to two grown sons and her beloved Maltese, Kayla.
Kayce, our Dental Hygienist, is originally from Kerrville, Tx. She has been in the Austin area since 1997. Kayce has been in the dental field since 1990 and practicing Dental Hygiene since 1997. Her passion for what she does shows through daily in how she cares for her patients. Kayce married her High School sweetheart, Ray, and they have a daughter and a son. Outside of work, you will find Kayce spending time with her family, traveling to her daughter’s soccer games, going to her son’s sporting events and taking family vacations.
Abigail is our Registered Dental Assistant Abi always enjoyed going to the dentist as a child and when she got braces, found them to be fascinating. Abi attended Austin dental assisting school in 2015 and enjoyed every moment. When not assisting Dr. Hooty with patients, Abi likes to go rock climbing, hiking, hanging out with her dog, and getting together with friends and having little jam sessions.
Dr. Chad Orlich, D.D.S.
Periodontist in Round Rock, TXGreat Oaks Dentistry
Dr. Chad Orlich was born in Houston, Texas. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences at The University of Washington in Seattle. While in Seattle he helped organize the first nationally recognized pre-dental club for the university. He earned his doctorate in dental medicine from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Orlich’s National Board scores placed him in the top 4% of all dentists and earned him a spot in one of the most sought after periodontal programs in the country. Dr. Orlich dedicated the next three years of his life studying periodontics and dental implants. He was trained by some of the countries best periodontist and dental implant experts. Dr. Orlich’s expertise and clinical skill earned him the position of chief resident. He also served as a clinical adjunct teacher for dental students at Nova Southeastern University, and he has performed multiple lectures and seminars for both graduate and post-graduate dental students. After his specialty training in periodontics and advanced dental implant placement, Dr. Orlich returned to Texas to practice in the Austin area.
After working for two years at the Dental Fears Research Clinic at the University of Washington, Dr. Orlich learned the importance of dental psychology and how to manage fearful patients. After listening to his patients’ concerns about having to travel between multiple dental offices for specialty and surgical procedures, Dr. Orlich decided to build a practice that focuses instead on himself traveling between multiple dental offices in order to accommodate patients. This arrangement has allowed him to bring specialty care to patients in an environment in which they feel comfortable. Dr. Orlich plans to expand the mobility of dental specialists creating “Super Dental Practices” that can provide advanced dental treatment to patients in a single location.
While not working, Dr. Orlich is an avid scuba diver and enjoys hiking, spending time outdoors, and listening to live music.
Dr. David Burden, D.D.S.
Dentist in Round Rock, TXGreat Oaks Dentistry
Dr. David Burden graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University in 2001, where he received a B.S. in Genetics. Additionally, Dr. Burden also completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency at UTHSCSA, where he received training in Intravenous Conscious Sedation, complicated oral surgery procedures, and implant dentistry procedures. Dr. Burden is a member of the Texas Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the local District Dental Society. www.davidburdendds.com