Meet The Team

Our Office

You work hard every day to keep your family smiling and we want to be a part of that mission! As your local Austin dentist office, our team is proud to offer comprehensive dental services that are convenient, comfortable and cost-effective. Our goal is to help your child maintain a happy, healthy smile for years to come.

Traci Simons, DDS, MS

Traci T. Simons, DDS, MS, was born in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but has lived most of her life as a Texan. She spent most of her childhood in El Paso and stayed there to attend the University of Texas at El Paso, majoring in biology. After receiving a Bachelor’s of Science from UTEP, she continued her education and accepted admission at Baylor College of Dentistry where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. During her time in dental school, Dr. Traci held leadership roles and was an active participant in outreach projects. She knew early on that she had a passion for children and wanted to specialize in pediatric dentistry. She went on to complete her two-year pediatric residency through Baylor College of Dentistry/Texas A&M University System in Dallas. The program included training at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, where she focused on the needs of special needs patients and those medically compromised. She completed her Masters of Science in Pediatric Dentistry in 1999 and moved to Austin. After a few years in private practice, she was able to volunteer with Faith in Practice to Guatemala to treat underserved children in their community. She has continued to volunteer throughout her 20 year career in various ways to help those in need and less fortunate. She remains active in her church and community, and serves on the board of Young Men Service League. Dr Traci looks forward to building relationships and trust with both her patients and their families. She believes a positive dental experience is an important part of childhood and she is intentional in making this a reality for her patients. When she is not helping make healthy smiles, Dr. Traci is spending time with her own five children. She absolutely loves being a mom! She enjoys running on the beautiful trails Austin has to offer, and has completed four marathons. She likes to travel with her friends and family, spend time at the lake, snow ski, shop and try new restaurants. She is excited to join Pediatric Dentistry of Steiner Ranch community.
Dr. Traci Simons

Brenda Olalbe

Brenda is one of our friendly dental assistants. Her sweet and gentle demeanor will make your child feel right at ease. She was born and raised right here in Austin and is fluent in Spanish. Brenda has one amazing kid that keeps her busy. She enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family. She strives everyday to give kids the best experience possible at Pediatric Dentistry of Steiner Ranch. Brenda loves what she does and is a true team player!

Hannah Smith

Hannah is one of our bubbly dental assistants. She has been in the dental field for 4 years; with experience in General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Orthodontics, and Pediatric Dentistry. When Hannah first got a job offer for a Pediatric Dental Office in 2018, she knew this was her calling. She makes sure each and every Patient/Parent leaves with a smile on their face. She was raised in Burnet, Texas but has resided in Austin since 2017. In October of 2018, she gave birth to a daughter who is her "miracle baby". For fun, she enjoys being with family, friends, and is always up for an adventure!

Heather Gabriel

Heather is our patient care representative. She is always ready to greet you with a cheerful smile. It is her goal to make sure that every patient is well taken care of in any given situation. In addition, she will discuss and review all payment and treatment options with parents as necessary. She enjoys working at Pediatric Dentistry of Steiner Ranch and admires Dr. Traci Simons’ genuine concern to provide exceptional care for each patient. Heather has been in Austin most of her life but originally is from New Jersey. She came from a very large family and enjoys spending all the time she can with them. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dogs and cat! She also likes to spend the day inside watching Netflix, snaking, and hanging out with friends and family. She has been in the dental field for over 5 years and loves helping people understand their benefits and overall health. She's very happy to have joined the Pediatric Dentistry of Steiner Ranch team in November 2019.


Ally is a Office/Hygiene Assistant. You will see Ally both welcoming you in and helping in the back at our office- a jack of all trades! She works efficiently to make sure the patient’s time is respected by bouncing around behind the scenes. Born and raised in Austin, TX, Ally is one of 5 kids and excels in making patients feel happy and comfortable through the whole appointment. When she’s not at the office, she loves playing with her beagles at home and is passionate about all things music and singing.


Janessa is a Registered Dental Assistant. She was born and raised in Amarillo, TX. She is Chilean and is still learning Spanish, and is also learning Arabic. In her spare time, she likes to cook and be outdoors or on the couch watching Netflix. She loves to be around her family and friends. She's been in pediatric dentistry since November 2020 and absolutely loves it because kids bring out the best in you!
Janessa, RDA
4308 N Quinlan Park Rd Ste 201
Austin, TX 78732
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