Lauren Digioia, DDS - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Lauren Digioia was born in Gainesville Florida. Growing up in a military family, she has traveled and lived in many places around the world such as Germany and Japan. For college, she attended the University of The Incarnate Word where she received a bachelors degree in Biology. She received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While in Dental School, Dr. Digioia remained very active in many pediatric extracurriculars and published an article in The American Journal of Dentistry. Following Dental School, she then continued her education at the University of Florida, specializing and receiving her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Digioia has many exciting events in the near future, including marrying her fiancé Domenic who is attending an oral surgery residency at UTHSCSA in addition to becoming a parent to her new fur baby (a goldendoodle named Honey).
When Dr. Digioia isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family, baking and enjoying the outdoors.
Michelle Freeze, DMD - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Freeze is an award-winning, highly experienced, board-certified pediatric dental specialist who provides state-of-the-art dental treatment in a warm and nurturing environment. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University. After her undergraduate studies were complete, she decided to pursue her love of working with children, adolescents and special needs patients by becoming a pediatric dentist, attending the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Freeze then completed a 2 year-residency to become a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, where she received extensive training in treating patients with special health care needs. Dr. Freeze is able to meet the needs of most of her patients in-office by using specialized modalities to help patients feel comfortable. This may include treatment with nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation in the dental office. However, she also has abundant experience with dentistry in hospital settings for those patients where dental care with general anesthesia may be needed.
For 15 years, Dr. Freeze owned and led a successful pediatric dental practice in the Austin area. During that time she was voted by her peers as one of the Top Ten Pediatric Dentists in Austin by Austin Monthly Magazine. For many years she was on the Texas Super Dentists List by Texas Monthly Magazine. She also was on America’s Best Dentists List, and in 2016 she was interviewed on KVUE local news with a segment titled, “Fighting Cavities with Lasers.” As a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, she has developed special techniques to provide a higher standard of care in providing cosmetic dentistry, laser dentistry, and the use of sedation dentistry when needed.
Dr. Freeze has a passion for participating in dental charity work. She has participated in dental missions in Guatemala and Peru as well as donated time in providing free dental care through local charity organizations. Her greatest joy has been as a mother and her family joining her on her dental mission trips. She understands that every child requires an individualized approach and has unique needs and will provide care that is customized for each family.
Nikoleta Konstantoni DDS, MSD - Board Certified Orthodontist
Dr. Nikoleta was born and raised in Athens, Greece. Her passion for orthodontics started at a young age while watching her father work. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Athens. After graduating from dental school, she practiced as a general dentist in private practice in Athens and this was when she realised how much value there is in creating healthy, highly aesthetic smiles for her patients. She moved to the United States to pursue her dream to become an Orthodontist. After completing a three year residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Saint Louis University, she received her Master of Science in Dentistry degree.
In her spare time she enjoys outdoor activities with her husband Ross and their dog, Bear. When their schedule allows it, they travel back home to enjoy time with her family in the blue waters of Greece.