Meet the Team
Dr. Debora L. Ayres
Debora Ayres completed her second Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Sciences Center with high honors and received an award for consistently superior performance and extraordinary dedication. Recognized for her talents, she was nominated by the dean to teach clinical skills to sophomore dental students. Dr. Ayres went on to complete a post-graduate degree in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio Health Sciences Center, a nationally respected, very competitive program. There, she dedicated her training in root canals, dental implants, wisdom teeth removal and is Texas State Board certified to provide I.V. sedation. She has accumulated over 350 hours of continued education, much more than the minimum 12 hours required annually. During her 12 years of practicing dentistry, she made sure to give back to the community by providing free dental care to the homeless and underserved children populations. Dr. Ayres is a member of the Texas Dental Association, American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Association of Women Dentists.
Dr. Ayres is a native of Brazil, naturalized American and speaks fluent English, Portuguese, and French. In her free time, Dr. Debora Ayres enjoys practicing yoga and being outdoors with her husband, their two sons and their new puppy, Oreo.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Coming from the West Coast to the Lone Star State, I’m proud to call Austin my home for the greater part of my life. Growing up I always knew helping others is what makes me happy, and once I found dental hygiene and its major impact on our health, I knew I had to make it my career. I graduated from a humble class of 16 amazing hygienists and was privileged to receive the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award for that year. I feel very proud to be part of Dr. Ayres’s office knowing that patient care and preventative care are highly regarded, which is exactly the kind of dental office I would want to take care of my family. While sitting in my chair, you will definitely find me talking about my fur babies, Bobo and Niko, and I would love to hear about yours! Outside of the office, I love to spend time with my husband watching new movies or shows and finding interesting new restaurants, especially if sushi is on the menu.
I moved to Austin from Cleveland, Ohio, in 2007. My husband and I live in the Dripping Springs area and love the Hill Country and all that Austin has to offer. We have two sons who are both married, as well as three beautiful granddaughters. I have held a dental office manager position since 2002. I enjoy all aspects of helping patients with their dental care and making them feel comfortable as soon as they walk through the door. In my spare time, I enjoy getting outside and walking and working my part-time job at Board and Brush Art Studio where I am an assistant/instructor. I am very excited to be a part of Dr. Ayres’s team and share her philosophy of a healthy lifestyle.