Our Team

From dental hygienists and dental assistants to our office staff, we believe the best customer experience comes from a genuine care and concern for for our patients. Our goal is to ensure every appointment is comfortable, relieves any pain or discomfort and meets all of your expectations. You are our priority!

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Dr. Taran Bhatia, DDS

Dr. Bhatia grew up in Toledo, Ohio. Upon graduating high school she attended the University of Toledo, where she graduated cum laude.

She then went on to receive a partial scholarship to attend Ohio State University. She completed her degree and graduated in 2001. In 2001 Dr. Bhatia traveled to Texas and later completed her residency at the VA hospital in Temple, TX. She decided to open her first dental practice in 2005. She has made the Austin area of Texas her home, partially, because of her love for live music and festivals. Dr. Bhatia is also very passionate about volunteer services, especially, organizations that feed the homeless and aid victims of domestic violence. Kids Against Hunger, Safeplace and Asian Family Support Services, just to name a few. Dr. Bhatia is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Central Texas Dental Society and Hispanic Dental Association. In her spare time she loves spending time with her three children, twin boys and a daughter. She also has a passion for traveling and dancing. She has traveled all over including a Safari in Kenya, Italy, Greece, India and Mexico. "Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. As a dental professional, I stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for my patients. As a doctor, I recognize that my patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in me and my team. That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship." "I appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, my team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.

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Dr. Vyna Nguyen, DMD

Dr. Vyna Nguyen grew up in Upstate Rochester, New York. Coming from a big family, she knew how important it was to take care of your loved ones. That is why at Temple Dental Arts, she is committed to provide highest quality of care with the most current knowledge and technology available.

Dr. Nguyen obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2011. She then went on to complete a one year General Practice Residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The experience obtained while at Sacred Heart was one of the most rewarding of her early dental career. She got to work alongside with many dental specialists as well as treating patients in the dental clinic and in the operating rooms.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Nguyen enjoys time with her husband, their new baby, and her family who lives throughout the Texas area. She looks forward to serving you and your family for years to come.

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Dr. Mathue Faulkner

Dr. Mathue Faulkner was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah with a degree in Medical Biology.  During his undergraduate education, he took a two-year hiatus to volunteer as a missionary in Japan where he developed a love of service and community.  Upon returning to the U.S., he began working as an orthodontic assistant, and grew to appreciate how both service and community are intertwined with the orthodontic profession. 

During dental school at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, Dr. Mathue was an active volunteer in many of the dental community outreach programs while also devoting time to genetic research for cleft lip and palate.  After graduating near the top of his class, he continued his education by studying for an additional three years at the University of Nevada Las Vegas where he received his orthodontic certificate in 2011.  While there, he also earned a Master’s of Science (M.S.) degree for his thesis on cytokine production in the gingival crevicular fluid of orthodontic patients.  Dr. Mathue understands the importance of continuing his orthodontic education by staying abreast of the latest developments and trends in the field.  As such, he devotes a significant portion of his free time to continuing education courses and seminars in order to provide the best and latest treatment to his patients.  Dr. Mathue is driven by creating beautiful and healthy smiles that change the lives of his patients. 

While Dr. Mathue is very passionate about orthodontics and the change it can make in a person’s life, he does have an exciting life outside of the office.  In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife, Sarah; their two daughters, Olivia and Nora; as well as their two dogs, Henry and Enzo.  Growing up in Utah, he loves skiing, hiking, and cheering for the University of Utah most Saturdays in the fall (Go Utes!).  A bit of a self-proclaimed geek, one of his favorite hobbies is playing relatively obscure board games with his friends and family.