Dr. Dekow was born in Massachusetts and grew up just north of Boston. Before he decided to become a dentist, Dr. Dekow worked as a biomedical engineer for GE Healthcare. Although he enjoyed his job, he missed regularly interacting with people and felt like he wasn’t contributing to his community as much as he wanted to. Dr. Dekow completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Duke University in Durham, NC, and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University. He completed his residency at Fort Hood, TX and earned his master’s degree in oral biology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He also has experience with forensic dentistry from serving in the U.S. Army. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Board of General Dentistry, and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also published in Dental Sleep Medicine in the Journal of Military Medicine.
Dr. Dekow loves teaching others about dentistry, and he spent a year as a mentor and Assistant Director of a general dentistry residency program, where he taught residents. He enjoys teaching patients about their own oral health so they can have a healthy, happy smile. Helping others is what he loves to do and what motivates him every day.
In his free time, Dr. Dekow loves hiking, biking, and exploring different parks in the Kyle and Austin areas. He also loves to ski whenever he has a chance to travel up north, skiing in the Alps is high up on his bucket list! Dr. Dekow’s wife, Amanda, grew up near a lake in Michigan and they enjoy bringing their two children, Parker and Kate, to Lake Travis to explore nature. The Dekow family has a Wheaten Terrier named Gracie, who always enjoys joining their adventures whenever she can!
Dr. Dekow looks forward to meeting you and being a part of the awesome Kyle community!
At Bravo Family Dentistry, our team shares the desire to improve patients’ lives and to offer a top-tier experience at the dentist. It’s not just about keeping your mouth healthy and clean for us; we are invested in getting to know you as a patient and a person. You deserve individualized care that addresses your unique concerns, which is what we enjoy the most. You will always receive friendly, educational service with our team — we take pride in being a bright spot in your day!
At your first appointment, we will gather some medical history and demographic information in order to create a patient profile. From there, we will provide a tour of our office and ensure you have everything you need before you’re brought back to a treatment room. We have beverages, televisions, and warm pillows for your comfort. Our team will perform X-Rays, a cleaning, and Dr. Dekow will come and chat with you about your teeth, get to know you and your goals and provide a comprehensive exam. From there we can set up future appointments and help submit insurance claims or get you enrolled in our membership plan! We look forward to meeting you!
Our office is proud to partner with Hope and Love 4 Kids, a local nonprofit organization. Hope and Love 4 Kids offers help and support to families in need. Whether resources are needed for school supplies, groceries, or holidays, Hope and Love 4 Kids is a way for community members to give back directly. During the holidays, Hope and Love 4 Kids has an adopt-a-family program where community members can raise funds and purchase gifts and decor for families! Bravo Family Dentistry is proud to support this organization and the wonderful work they do for families and children alike.