Dr. Kristin Saunders
Dr. Kristin Saunders grew up in beautiful San Diego, California, where her interest in orthodontics began while she worked part time for an orthodontist.
She attended Mississippi State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering. Dr. Saunders then completed her dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She finally made her way down to Texas where she completed her orthodontic residency at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. During her orthodontic training, she also received her master’s degree along with serving as chief resident and acquiring a list of outstanding educational achievements.
Upon completing her professional training, she became board certified in the specialty of orthodontics along with accepting a part-time faculty position at the UT Health San Antonio Orthodontic Residency program. Dr. Saunders is eager to continue learning even after her training in order to stay up-to-date with new technologies and treatment modalities to better treat her patients. She serves as a board member to her Alumni Association and stays involved with numerous organizations and study clubs including the American Association of Orthodontics, Southwest Society of Orthodontics, American Dental Association and Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Saunders has been involved in numerous outreach activities in the community, including screenings for athletes at the Special Olympics, oral health care to homeless veterans, cooking and serving food to the homeless, and even travelling to Ghana, Africa, where she volunteered at a school for the deaf and an orphanage.
She met her husband while attending college in Mississippi, and they have been enjoying their life together with their daughter, Leila. Outside of her professional life, you can find her enjoying the company of her family, out on the golf course, traveling, and experiencing new places.