Meet David J. Tasch, DDS Founding Dentist at 38th Street Dental
Since he became a dentist in 1997, Dr. David Tasch has been fortunate enough to witness and be a part of several revolutions in dentistry — advancements that have allowed him and his team to provide safe, effective dentistry to the city. With a passion for innovative dentistry, commitment to unparalleled patient care, and love for his community, he's a prime choice for your dental care.
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A Closer Look Into His Career in Dentistry
Dr. Tasch's professional career began in 1992 at the #1 ranked dental school in the nation: The University of Texas Health and Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. In 1997, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and quickly returned to Austin, where he and Dr. Meek — a friend and dental school colleague — began 38th Street Dental.
While Dr. Tasch has received advanced training in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, and advanced restorative care, the majority of the practice revolves around preventative care. His entire team abides by the Hippocratic Oath: "Do no harm." They practice ethical standards and always recommend preventative measures over restorative methods. This approach saves patients both time and money.
Is Dr. Tasch a “Cosmetic Dentist”?
In His Own Words
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."
Dr. Tasch’s Long-Standing Love for Austin
Dr. Tasch has a long attachment to the city of Austin, TX, that goes back to his childhood. Back when Lamar Boulevard was the main north-south thoroughfare in Austin, he would spend a portion of his summer vacations visiting his grandparents. He is 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, he was elated to learn that his 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.”
Life Outside of the Practice
Dr. Tasch's Personal Life and Hobbies
Dr. Tasch's passion for helping people achieve beautiful smiles is only surpassed by his love of spending time with his wife and two children, Carsten and Kelsey. In his spare time, he also enjoys exploring nature, creating landscape architecture, exercising, making BBQ, and sharing pints with friends and family at a local pub or basement bar jazz room.
Dr. Tasch also has a deep love for space and considers himself an amateur astronomer. He spends many hours under starry night skies taking long-exposure photographs of distant galaxies and nebulae.
Active in the Austin Community
To Dr. David Tasch, nature is not just a place to visit — it is home. Because of this belief, he is involved with the restoration and preservation of the local natural habitat. He feels strongly about promoting the planting of native plant species to support native animals, and spends much of his free time aiding in local efforts to accomplish this.
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I love Dr. Tasch and this practice. Dr. Tasch truly listens, and I'm so lucky to have found him. Everyone at 38th Street is so professional and kind. They always listen to my concerns, and give me the BEST treatment plan, that I can afford.View on Google
Dr. Tasch and Courtney his assistant were very thorough, gentle, and kind. In communication with them I totally understood everything we talked about and felt like they gave me plenty of time to discuss my needs and I didn’t feel like I was being rushed out.View on Google