About Dr. David J. Tasch
Dr. David J. Tasch has a long attachment to the city of Austin, TX, that goes back to his childhood.
He has proudly offered safe and effective dentistry to the city for more than two decades.
Meet Dr. Tasch and learn more about his professional career and what he values about dental care.
Meet Dr. David Tasch
Dr. David Tasch in His Own Words
My Long Love for Austin
My love affair with Austin began early in my life. Back when Lamar Boulevard was the main north-south thoroughfare in Austin, I would spend a portion of my summer vacations visiting my grandparents. I am very fortunate to have childhood memories of Zephyr train rides in Zilker Park followed by refreshing swims in the enchanting emerald-blue waters of Barton Springs. In 1982, I was elated to learn that my family was relocating to Austin. My high school years passed quickly here in Austin, and soon, I was attending the University of Texas. In addition to earning a BA in Biology, I also had the wonderful fortune of meeting Sara, my wife, during my stay at UT.
My Career in Dentistry
My professional career began in 1992 at the number one ranked dental school in the nation: The University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 1997, I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery and quickly returned to Austin where Dr. Meek, a friend and dental school colleague, and I began 38th Street Dental.
Am I a "Cosmetic Dentist"?
I really love all aspects of dentistry. People will often ask me if I am a "cosmetic dentist." My response is that the bulk of my practice is not centered around placing porcelain laminate veneers on people's front teeth. Instead, my focus tends to be on preserving and restoring function. Sometimes it is simply a single tooth, while at other times, it may involve reconstructing an entire dental arch. But in each and every case, I feel that all dentistry should be regarded as "cosmetic dentistry." So, I guess in that regard, I consider myself a "cosmetic dentist."
Seeing Positive Changes in the Field of Dentistry
Over the past 23-plus years, I have been fortunate enough to witness and be a part of several revolutions in dentistry. Digital X-rays have resulted in faster and higher quality images used in diagnosing dental disease. Digital dental impressions are faster and more accurate and completely eliminate any possibility of the patient drooling and/or gagging that was so often seen with traditional putty impressions. Zirconia crowns and bridges have finally provided tooth-colored restorative options that have the strength and longevity that could only formerly be attained with gold dental restorations. Additionally, dental implants have become a routine treatment modality, often replacing bridges and partials/dentures with restorations that better resemble the function and appearance of natural teeth.
More About Me
I am a member of the Capital Area Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association, regularly attending continuing education courses to allow for the best patient care possible.
My passion for helping people achieve beautiful smiles is only surpassed by my love of spending time with my wife, Sara, and two children, Carsten and Kelsey. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring nature, creating landscape architecture, taking astrophotos, and exercising.
Patients Share Their Experiences at 38th Street Dental Dr. David Tasch Looks Forward to Your Visit
Have been seeing Dr. Tasch for several years now, and it has always been a positive patient experience. This is a professional and well-run practice, and I have nothing but good things to say about the team, from the Dr. Tasch to the hygienists to the front desk. I appreciate that I always get helpful advice on dental care during my cleanings and receive honest answers to my various questions. I never feel pressured into unnecessary dental work, and I truly appreciate the safety measures they have taken during the covid-19 pandemic. My dental health has been stellar under the care of 38th Street Dental, so I greatly appreciate all the work that goes into that result.View on Google
Once again 38th Street Dental came through with flying colors. The plan was to get a temporary after tooth extraction in a few days but when Dr. Tasch found out that I was to attend a memorial service shortly he spent an hour putting a shorter term temporary then and there, without extra charge. That's above and beyond!View on Google