After graduating from NYU and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Viraj Desai wanted to establish an Austin dental practice that focused as much on quality care as patient comfort. She made the move from NYC to Austin, and SWISH Dental came to be. When she’s not in the office, Dr. Desai loves to explore Austin’s outdoors and thriving music scene. She is also a practicing yogi, fashion connoisseur, & avid traveler.
Dr. Desai is also Invisalign Certified and is currently working towards her fellowship with the AGD. She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, & Capital Area Dental Society.
As a SWISH Smile Artist, Dr. Audrey Lawson is committed to putting patient care and comfort first. Dr. Lawson graduated from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry before moving to Austin to join SWISH Dental. Dr. Lawson devotes much of her time to developing a connection with her patients and has a passion for improving their lives and smiles.
Prior to dental school, Dr. Lawson devoted much of her time to athletics so outside of work, you’ll often find her running on Lady Bird Lake!
Dr. William Brooks is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and recent Austin transplant. He is a University of Arizona, Tucson alumnus and graduated with his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Brooks is a lifelong learner and has taken additional courses in implant dentistry, oral surgery, and Invisalign orthodontics among many others. He is committed to providing quality, patient-centered dental care to all of his patients.
During his time in dental school, he traveled to Cartagena, Colombia and the Kingdom of Tonga to provide free dental care to their underserved citizens so he is excited about the opportunity to give back to the Austin community. Dr. Brooks is thrilled to be here and enjoys exploring what all the city has to offer. He especially loves how dog friendly the city is—and so does his shiba inu, Maya.
Upon graduating from Boston University, Dr. Shari Claros served as an active-duty officer in the U.S. Air Force and a reservist in the National Guard. Driven by her desire to serve, she decided to pursue dentistry as a hands-on way to help others. Dr. Claros joined the SWISH family after moving from Glendale, AZ where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University.
She is an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Dental Association, Academy of Laser Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, and Capital Area Dental Society. When Dr. Claros isn’t working to make people smile, she enjoys volunteering, traveling (30 countries and counting), golfing, and exploring Austin with her two pups, Carl & Grizzly.
After growing up in North Carolina and Virginia and attending dental school in Boston, Dr. Brendan Loehr made the move to Austin to find the perfect work/life balance. He is committed to providing the highest quality dental care in a patient-centered environment. He loves connecting with his patients on a personal level and helping them achieve their dental goals. Dr. Loehr has extensive experience with full mouth cosmetic procedures, as well as Invisalign and family dentistry.
When not working you can find him training around the Austin area for his next big race. He has completed the Boston Marathon and competed in The Kona Ironman Championships twice.
After graduating from the dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University, Houston native Dr. Simrat Sehmi practiced in Virginia for a while before Texas called her back home. She believes in treating patients as she would family, the perfect fit for SWISH’s patient-centered approach. Dr. Sehmi is an active member of ADA, TDA, and VDA and has taken continuing education courses in laser dentistry.
In her free time, Dr. Sehmi loves to hike, try new restaurants, swim, catch the latest thriller, or hang out with her cat, Ziggy.