Dr. Rad is an experienced Ivy-League educated Prosthodontist with a demonstrated history of working in the health industry. She has been serving patients for over 20 years and is specialized in advanced reconstructive dental esthetics with a full spectrum of cosmetic and complex implant reconstructive treatments, and treatment of temporomandibular disorders.
She is also skilled in clinical and basic science research, medical and dental education, and she was published in multiple publications during her time at UCLA, Harvard, and MIT. She received a Master of Medical Sciences focused in Oral Biology from Harvard University. During her time at Harvard, she conducted research at Harvard-MIT Biotechnology and bioengineering lab focused on Bone Regeneration and Bioengineering. Her research received the student research award at Harvard University.
Dr. Rad truly believes that a healthy beautiful smile enhances self-confidence and quality of life and she strives to provide the highest quality of care to help people to improve the quality of their lives.
She moved to the amazing city of Austin after completing her education at Harvard. When not serving patients, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, outdoor activities with Romeo, her golden doodle, walking, hiking in beautiful Austin. Her other passions are traveling, photography and cooking.
It has been my privilege to serve patients in this wonderful community over the last ﬁfty years. After much deliberation, I have decided it is time for me to hand over the reins and transition gradually from serving patients. I would like to thank you for the privilege of working with you and your families over the years. This honor has been deeply rewarding for me.
I am pleased to announce that I have found a Harvard-trained clinician in Dr. Afsaneh Rad to lead the Smile Boutique Implant Center into the future. I have complete conﬁdence that Dr. Rad will continue to provide the exceptional treatment you’ve come to expect. I’ll be assisting Dr. Rad and our wonderful staff during this transition.
Rest assured you are in exceptionally gifted and caring hands. Dr. Rad will provide you with the same philosophy of excellent care that you deserve. She graduated from the prestigious Harvard Prosthodontic post-graduate program. She holds multiple graduate degrees in addition to her dental degree, including a Master of Medical Sciences degree in oral biology from Harvard University, which included research focused on Bioengineering in bone regeneration at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to her years of private practice, Dr. Rad worked as a dental research fellow at the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology at UCLA. She has been practicing in Austin since 2017 and loves hiking, biking, photography, cooking, and traveling.
Dr. Richard Hlista, D.M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.