“It would be hard to overstate how far every aspect of cosmetic dentistry has come since I performed my first case more than 20 years ago. Thanks to the tremendous progress in the quality of the material we use, the results we can achieve today are truly incredible.”
– John Christian Schiro
I’m often asked what made me want to become a dentist. It probably had a great deal to do with the fact that for more than half of my life, I was embarrassed by my own teeth. Recently, my wife and I were looking through old photographs that go all the way back to our high school days (yes, I married my high school sweetheart). We began to notice that there was not one picture of me smiling where my teeth could be seen. Sadly, this was even true of our wedding photographs. After dental school, I was finally able to have my own smile corrected with porcelain veneers. What a truly life changing event. From then on I was hooked on cosmetic dentistry. I wanted to help everyone know the feeling of freedom and confidence that comes from being able to laugh and smile without hesitation. I feel particularly fortunate to have been in the field of dentistry during a period of enormous progress. Today, porcelain veneers are so lifelike that even I have a hard time telling them from the real thing. Unlike the bulky, flat white ‘piano keys’ of old, these veneers allow light to pass through and have all the tiny, subtle characteristics that you expect to see in a beautiful natural tooth.
– John Christian Schiro, DDS
John Christian Schiro, DDS married to his grade school sweetheart, Judy. They have three children Carl, Ashley, and Sydney. John Christian Schiro enjoys attending his children’s athletic competitions and other events. The family also enjoys snow skiing and traveling together. John Christian Schiro remains devoted to physical fitness with a regular routine of weight and aerobic training.
John M. Hay was raised in south Florida and graduated from the University of North Carolina in Asheville with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Not long thereafter, he moved to Texas and attended dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas, receiving his DDS. Following graduation, John M. Hay worked in a private dental practice in Houston until his love for the Texas hill country brought him to Austin in 2008.
Since 2008, John M. Hay has been a dentist in Austin, Texas and surrounding communities by providing top cosmetic dentistry and general dentistry services. John M. Hay believes that cosmetic dentistry is about more than just replacing and restoring damaged teeth. Rather, he believes that cosmetic dentistry, if done correctly, has the ability to not only transform your smile, but also your overall health and outlook on life.
In support of this belief, and the goal to provide the most patient-centered and comprehensive care, John M. Hay has continued his education at the well-acclaimed and prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). There, he has sharpened his skills as a neuromuscular and cosmetic dentist by completing a rigorous core curriculum consisting of the following courses: Advanced Functional Dentistry; Essential Aesthetic Reconstruction; Mastering Adhesive Dentistry; Principles, Stabilization and Bite Transfer in Neuromuscular Practice; Comprehensive Aesthetic Occlusal Reconstruction; Coronoplasty and Case Finishing; and Full Mouth Reconstruction. In March of 2014, John M. Hay was awarded his Fellowship from LVI. Despite having received his Fellowship, he continues to remain passionate about and committed to continuing his education so that he can provide his patients with the most cutting-edge technology and top of the line cosmetic smile transformations.
John M. Hay is married to his wife, Jennifer, and has three wonderful children Channing, Evan, and Ellis who all attend school in the Westlake area. When not transforming smiles, you may find John M. Hay enjoying his children’s extracurricular activities or live music at one of the many charming venues Austin has to offer. John M. Hay is also an avid runner and enjoys golf, stand-up paddle boarding and traveling.
John D. Barras grew up in Orange, a small town in Southeast, Texas. From an early age he was scholastic, and on the day of his high school graduation, John D. Barras was recognized and received a standing ovation from peers for maintaining perfect attendance throughout his grade school years, K through 12th. All while maintaining his position as one of the top students in his class it was at an early age John D. Barras realized his hard work and dedication would be the catalyst for several earned scholarships paving his way into college.
John D. Barras received his undergraduate degree from Southwest Texas State with a bachelor’s degree in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry. Soon after, he was accepted into dental school at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas, receiving his DDS in 2002. Post graduation, Dr. Barras served for various dental opportunities including: A mobile dental clinic serving the assisted living and medically compromised patients and dental clinics in underprivileged areas serving patients with general and cosmetic dentistry needs. It was after volunteering for a dental program in Nicaragua, he realized his enthusiasm for dentistry was unparalleled and with the love and support from family and friends, he was able to open his first private practice in the prestigious Upper Kirby District in Houston, Texas in 2004.
For Dr. Barras, the cosmetic aspect of serving his patients with smile makeovers is a bonus. However, it is his zeal for helping those suffering with TMJ and TMD symptoms, and studying the comprehension of each patient’s unique bite to aesthetically ensure the cosmetic aspect lasts a lifetime, while getting his patients out of pain is not only gratifying but also a privilege.
To expand his capacity to help those in need, Dr. Barras is now living in Austin, TX. and seeing patients both here in Austin as well as in Houston. He is happily married to his wife Gina, and they have two children, son Hudson (age 5) and daughter Sloane (age 3).
Chad Orlich was born in Houston, TX. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of Washington in Seattle. While in Seattle, he helped organize the first nationally recognized pre-dental club for the university. Chad Orlich’ s dental and specialty training were completed at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Chad 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. After his training, Chad Orlich returned to Texas to practicein the Austin area.
Chad Orlich is a Dental Implant specialist, conveniently bringing specialty care in the comfort of our office. This allows maximum continuity of care by improving communication between the general dentist, the patient, and the specialist. Chad Orlich provides cosmetic gum procedures, advanced implant placement (including immediate implant tooth replacement), bone regeneration, and surgical/non-surgical treatment of periodontal disease.
As a periodontist, Chad Orlich holds memberships in several professional organizations and carries several certificates and accreditations. Chad Orlich is a board-certified periodontist whose memberships include the American Academy of Periodontology, the International Team for Implantology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the Capital Area Dental Society and the American Dental Society. His specialties and certificates include Periodontal Oral Surgery, Grafting, Nitrous Oxide Sedation, and Conscious Sedation. Chad Orlich is passionate in providing his patients with the utmost care and does so by taking numerous continuous education courses.
Chad Orlich participates in “Give Kids a Smile” events and has done mission work providing dental and medical relief in Kingston and St. Mary’s, Jamaica. Chad Orlich is a serious advocate of education and periodontal health. Chad Orlich will put you at ease, as he provides the very best personalized dental and periodontal care at The Cosmetic Dentists of Austin. Whatever your needs are, Chad Orlich will develop an individualized plan to restore your smile and keep it bright and healthy for a lifetime.