Dr. Jaclyn N. Smith, DDS
Born and raised in Hallettsville, Texas, Dr. Jaclyn N. Smith received her Doctor of Dental surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. After joining The Dentists as an associate in 2004, Dr. Smith’s noteworthy skill- particulary in endodontics (root canals) and oral surgery (extractions)- quickly helped her advance to full partnership status in the practice. A mother of two, Dr. Smith especially enjoys her work with our younger patients and provides a gentle, caring presence when performing pediatric dentistry. Her love of working with children also extends to her community outreach activities, where she devotes time and resources to education youngsters on the importance of good oral hygiene through school and daycare programs. Dr. Smith is active in several professional organizations including:
- The American Dental Association
- The Texas Dental Association
- The Academy of General Dentistry
DR. KELSI LEWIS
Dr. Lewis was born in Texas City, TX where she decided she was going to be a Dentist at the age of six. Every visit to the dentist she was able to watch everything that was going on. Starting in high school she began shadowing her Dentist and that’s when she fell in love! Every summer in high school she was able to shadow her Dentist, another Orthodontist and an Oral Surgeon.
Dr. Lewis obtained her Associates Degree in High School, then she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Business Administration at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX. From there she attended University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and graduated with her DDS Degree.
Dr. Lewis became a Dentist because she loves being a problem solver for her patients and loves being able to make people more comfortable in the chair. Her favorite part of being a dentist is getting to know her patients on a more personal level and learning more about them at each appointment.
Outside of the office Dr. Lewis enjoys spending time with her husband, Preston and their two Golden Retrievers, Chloe and Zoe! They like to take them on walks by the Colorado River, swimming at Barking Springs and kayaking on the lake!
Dr. Koppuzha was born in India and migrated to the US at a young age. Since then, she has lived all over the place, including Minnesota, Kentucky, New York, Florida, and now Texas! She is in love with the weather and food here but most of all, the southern hospitality.
Dr. Koppuzha grew her interest in dentistry in college when watching a dentist work on her brother. She found dentistry to be a form of art as it took great hand skills and a good eye for detail that she knew she possessed due to her background in fine arts. Her passion for dentistry further developed as she learned the impact she had on patients when getting them out of pain or giving them a brand new smile they are proud of. She especially enjoys treating patients with the love and care needed to lessen the fear of dentists many people have.
Dr. Koppuzha completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), followed by a Masters in Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida. Afterwards, she made a big move to Utah and completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) at Roseman University of Health Sciences. She furthered her training in dentistry and completed a surgery and endodontics intensive residency program at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York.
In her spare time, Dr. Koppuzha loves to travel, try new foods, practice her new hobby of pyrography, and spend time with family and friends. She is happy to be serving the people of Bastrop and surrounding areas and is excited to get to know everyone through dedicated patient care.