About Smiles Dr. Hoover

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Dr. Gretchen Hoover loves being a dentist and gets the most joy out of having her patients go from being afraid of the dentist to looking forward to their next dental appointment.

Pain-free dentistry is something she is always working to achieve, and her patients would definitely agree. Dr. Hoover holds herself to a high standard of excellence and believes in surrounding herself with a wonderful, well-trained team that helps her be the best Dentist possible for her patients. Creating a positive energy when you walk through the doors is paramount with Dr. Hoover. Being the Best Dentist in Austin and providing the best care available to everyone she sees is Dr. Hoover’s goal, and one all of her patients would say she has already achieved.

About Smiles Family Dentistry

Personally, Dr. Hoover and her husband Dale have two beautiful daughters, Brodie and Tatum. They love spending time together with their two dogs, and love staying active and traveling.

Dr. Hoover attended the University of Texas in Austin, where she received her bachelor’s degree. She then returned to Houston where she completed her master’s degree at the University of Houston Clear Lake. She completed her Dental school training at the University of Texas Dental Branch in the Houston Medical Center. Dr. Hoover graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, where she was President of her class. She received the coveted Student of the Year Award and Senior Dental Student Award.

We want our Dental practice to be one that we would want to go to. So we all work very hard together every day to make sure that it truly is.

“I look forward to taking great care of you and your family, now and for many years to come!” 

Certifications and Special Training:

  • Nitrous oxide conscious sedation
  • Enteral(oral) conscious sedation
  • Lumineers training
  • CAD/CAM CEREC training
  • Advanced training in implant dentistry


  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Capital Area Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology

Keeping Austin Smiling