Dr. Steven Austin, DDS

Dr. Steven Austin, DDS

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Orthodontics  ·  
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49 y/o
(237)

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Dr. Steven Austin, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Lincolnton, NC and has been practicing for 19 years. He practices orthodontics, orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics, and more.Read his story

Austin Orthodontics

701 S Laurel St Ste 1

Lincolnton, NC 28092
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost

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Dr. Austin's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Austin "Dr. Steven M. Austin is a 1990 honor graduate of Appalachian State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and chemistry. He received his dental and orthodontic degrees from the University of North Carolina's School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill in 1994 and 1999, respectively. Dr. Austin is board certified from the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Austin has been practicing orthodontics exclusively since 1999. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, The American Dental Association, The American Association of Orthodontics, The Southern Association of Orthodontics, The NC Association of Orthodontics, The Gaston Dental Society, and The Occlusal Concepts Study Club. Dr. Austin was the Lincolnton Rotary Club Auction chair for the 2010 Rotary Auction of Education where they raised over $100,000 for student loans. The Rotary Auction for Education has provided millions of dollars to educate the students of Lincoln County. Dr. Austin along with Sherry Reinhardt of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse began the NC chapter of the PANDA project which stands for Preventing Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness. They were able to receive Grant Money from the Rotary Foundation in order to fund the project. He was president of the Gaston Dental Society from 2013-2014. He was named Rotarian of the Year for the Rotary Club of Lincolnton for 2010-2011 He was president of the Lincoln County Coalition Against Child Abuse from 2012-2013. Dr. Austin resides in Lincoln County with his wife Shannon. He enjoys hunting and fishing and he, Shannon and daughter Halle-Grace enjoy being on the water whenever possible."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Austin "Taking care of my patients as though they were a part of my family.  Creating beautiful smiles and self esteem"

7  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

16  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Underbite

16  Procedures

  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Orthotic Treatment
  • Panoramic and Cephalometric Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University of North Carolina / School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University of North Carolina / School of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Occlusal Concepts Study Club
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Austin has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Austin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Member
  • The American Association of Orthodontics, Member
  • The American Dental Association, Member
  • The Gaston Dental Society, Member
  • The NC Association of Orthodontics, Member
  • The Occlusal Concepts Study Club, Member
  • The Southern Association of Orthodontics, Member

Dr. Austin's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Austin to family and friends
237 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (238)

  • 5
    (226)
  • 4
    (9)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Austin's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

Friendly staff. Doctor was easy to understand.
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I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS OFFICE TO ANYONE THAT I KNEW LOOKING INTO ORTHODONTICS.... THE STAFF AND THE DOCTOR ARE SO FRIENDLY AND KIND, THE WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE! MY DAUGHTER HAS STATED "I LOVE THE WAY AMY EXPLAINS EVERY SINGLE THING THAT SHE IS DOING!"
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The doctor and his staff were extremely kind and pleasant. They made me feel comfortable and explained everything thoroughly. I would definitely recommend him and will.
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Dr. Austin is very knowledgeable and works hard to give you not only a pretty smile but a functional mouth. He has high tech equipment to make sure your teeth are where they need to be. His staff are all so sweet and make you feel at ease while you are there. I'm so glad that I chose Dr. Austin for...more
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Dr. A and the staff are absolutely the best there is! We would not have gone to anyone else for our Orthodontic Treatments!
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