Dr. Nunez, DDS, MPH
Austin G. Nunez
As a Pediatric dentist, Dr. Nunez’s goal is to provide your children with the best dental care possible. He hopes each child has a positive experience, building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy dental habits. Dr. Nunez strives to create a fun, safe environment that makes parents and children feel comfortable and welcomed at each visit. His greatest joy is getting to know families, and seeing the children grow with each visit.
Dr. Nunez grew up in Reno, NV and attended college at the University of Nevada, Reno. There he studied organic chemistry and joined the pre-dental club, volunteering at a local dental clinic in his spare time. After college, Dr. Austin headed to Omaha, Nebraska where he attended Creighton University School of Dentistry for four years, graduating near the top of his class.
After dental school, Dr. Nunez moved to Austin, TX where he accepted the National Health Service Corps scholarship to practice at an underserved community clinic. It was here that he fell in love with caring for children. Once he decided to specialize in children’s dentistry, Dr. Austin applied to and matched with the UCLA Pediatric Dental Residency Program. During this time, he also received a grant to study at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health, earning his Master’s Degree in Public Health.
After completing his time at UCLA, Dr. Nunez and his wife (also a dentist!) decided to move to Petaluma to be closer to their families, and instantly fell in love with its small town charm and friendly people. They are now Sonoma County resource “foster” parents, and when not in the office, you can find Dr. Austin and family at McNear Park throwing the ball for their dog Zoey, volunteering at the The Miracle League of Petaluma, or hiking through Helen Putnam Park.