Our Staff

Several of our team members have been with us for over 15 years. The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our team's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Professional Team with a Personal Touch

Dr. David A. Slaughter

Cosmetic Dentist in Austin, TX

David A. Slaughter, DDS

Dr. Slaughter has been passionate about dentistry for a long time, in part due to much dental and orthodontic work as a child.  Since graduating dental school, Dr. Slaughter has been dedicated to providing the highest quality dentistry available.  In a typical year he will take over 100 hours of continuing education.  The focus is on restorative dentistry, occlusion, functional esthetics, and temporomandibular disorders.  Dr. Slaughter believes in utilizing all specialties in dentistry and works with the finest specialists in central Texas.  Interdisciplinary care provides patients with the highest quality and longest lasting dental treatment.  Being a member of the faculty club at Spear Education and a study club leader in Austin allows Dr. Slaughter to stay at the forefront of modern dental materials and techniques.


  • B.A. Biology WTSU 1997
  • DDS UTDB 2001
  • School Representative AADS
  • Co-Chair New Dentist Committee 2003-05
  • New Dentist of the Year 2004
  • Advanced Implant training with Nobel Biocare
  • Completion of CORE curriculum
  • Advanced studies in occlusion and restorative dentistry at both the Kois Center in Seattle and Spear Education in Scottsdale
  • Named as top dentist in Texas 5 consecutive years
  • Chairman of peer review committee
  • Named by Consumer Research Council as one of Americas Best Dentists 7 years


Dr. Slaughter lives in GeorgeTown with his wife Kim.  She is an optometrist in NorthWest Austin and also helps with administrative duties in our office. They have 2 very spoiled Golden Retrievers to occupy their free time.

Our Team

In dentistry, it's important to have a team full of friendly, helpful people. In fact, that should be a given. But in our practice, we go a step further. Over the years, we've worked hard to build and develop a dynamic team of self-motivated, confident, competent professionals who are experts not only in technical skills, but in people skills as well. In fact, from the time you first call our office, you'll find yourself being treated with a rare level of kindness, respect, and concern. We look forward to getting to know you!

Amanda Thomas, Financial Coordinator/Registered Dental Assistant

Amanda has been in dentistry since 1999, and has been with Dr. Slaughter since January 2006.  Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Amanda moved here in 2006, and considers Texas home.  She met her husband Kolby, here in Austin and together, they have 3 children, Wesley, Hayley, Taylor.  And of course Reece, their boxer!  In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending quality time with her family, going to Longhorn football games with her husband, as well as, gardening, cooking and entertaining family & friends.

Patty Knaus, Front Office

Patty's dental career began in 1973 and has been a part of our team since 1991. We all appreciate her obvious enjoyment in working with our patients and her supportive attitude towards our efforts to provide Quality Dentistry. She and her husband, Rick, have lived in Austin since 1988 and together have two married sons and four beautiful grandchildren, 3 girls and 1 boy. In Patty's spare time she loves going to movies  and spending time with her family.


Ellie Hall, Registered Dental Hygienist

Ellie has been with our practice for over thirty-five years. She grew up in the small town of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and graduated dental hygiene school from West Liberty State College in West Virginia 1974. Ellie then worked in Columbus, Ohio five years before moving to Texas. Ellie has two sons and loves to spend time with her family & friends, traveling, doing Yoga and staying physically fit. 

LexAnne High, Registered Dental Hygienist

Lexanne has been a hygienist since 1982. Graduating from Lamar University, she lived in Galveston for 12 years. She has been with the practice since 1996.  She has three amazing children. Her son, Travis, is a student at Baylor University and her twin girls, Shawna and Alexis, are seniors at Georgetown High School. In Lexanne's spare time, she enjoys being active outside, going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends.

Stephanie Isaacson, Registered Dental Assistant

Shayla Licata, Registered Dental Assistant

Shayla has been in dentistry since 1990 and joined our team in 2000. One of the great things about working in dentistry is being involved in improving people's smiles and their confidence. And that's exactly what Shayla enjoys about working with our practice. Plus, she's always quick to establish a good rapport with each patient, putting people at ease and building friendships at the same time. Shayla and her husband Rodney are very proud of their oldest son, PFC Adam Licata and their younger son Vincent.