Steve is a native of the Texas Hill Country and has watched Austin grow into an amazing global city with a strong commitment to healthcare. Steve is a board–certified pediatric dentist and owner of Central Texas Pediatric Dentistry, P.A. along with his wife, Angie Hernandez, D.D.S. He is also the Texas Dental Director for Pure Dental Brands. The father of Paige, Ashleigh, Georgia, Zach and Josh, Steve is an advocate for children and has served as a Major in the U.S. Air Force Reserves at Lackland Air Force Base with the 433 Aerospace Medicine Squadron.
Steve has a passion for philanthropy. He was the co-director of the Texas Mission of Mercy Burnet County, a large–scale dental philanthropic event affiliated with the Texas Dental Association, bringing dental services to underserved communities where over 800 patients were treated in one day by dental and community volunteers. He has also been a dentist volunteer with Christina Smiles. Steve recognized that some of the parents of the children he treats in the hill country were in need of dental care and in association with Rotary International, formed the Rotary Dental Suites. In addition, Steve serves as the Southwest District Member on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry where he plans the continuing education for pediatric dentists all over the world.
Steve is honored to dance in this year’s Dancing with the Stars Austin and is excited for the opportunity to lend support for an amazing and important organization. This will be Steve’s first foray into the world of dance and a true opportunity to embarrass his teenage daughters and most of his patients with his sheer dance determination. Being a primary healthcare provider for children puts Steve in a front row seat to see the effects of child abuse and the need for advocacy, education and support for these affected children.