Dr. Bryan Hsu, DDS, MS

I became an orthodontist because of the impact that orthodontics had on my life. Growing up I was an awkward teenager and did not like my smile. That changed when my braces came off because I was proud and confident about my smile. I want to share that life-changing experience with all of my patients. Witnessing what a difference my work, effort, and sincerity have on the lives of those I care for makes my days fulfilling.

After studying Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, I trained in dentistry at UCLA and completed my orthodontic training at the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. In order to ensure that my patients benefit from the best, most efficient, and proven treatment methods, I pursue continuing education through professional meetings, conferences, lectures, and literature. Committed to the highest level of excellence, I have subjected myself to additional testing and peer review to become board certified by the American Board of Orthodontists.

Outside the office, my wife and I enjoy cooking together, watching movies, and spending time with our three young nieces, Sophia, Monica, and Olivia, and our dog, Starfox. We also attend the Watermark Community church. I am also a loyal fan of the Cowboys and Mavericks.

What does it mean to be Board Certified?

After completing a college degree, 3-4 years of dental school, and 2-3 years of orthodontic residency, board certified orthodontists voluntarily test their clinical judgement, skills, and knowledge through additional written and oral exams and peer review by other members of the American Board of Orthodontists. Roughly 1 in 20 dentists are trained to specialize in orthodontics by an accredited orthodontic program. Among these specialty-trained orthodontists, only 1 in 3 pursue board certification.

Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

Lauren Gelista //  Treatment and Financial Coordinator

Lauren is your first point of contact to introduce you to our office and schedule your first appointment.  She assists the doctor with your consultation and works with you afterwards, answering any questions you might have and setting you up on your journey toward your new smile.  She will also coordinate your insurance and treatment costs, working diligently to create a payment plan that will fit your budget.  Lauren also assists with marketing and is a team player who can be seen throughout the office helping wherever she is needed.

Lauren is happily married with two boys.  Her hobbies are traveling, going to the movies with her family, and attending both her sons’ baseball games with her husband.  She proudly owns 3 dogs: a Doberman, Bulldog, and Collie, and 2 cats: a Siamese and Tabby.

Mildred Chacon // Registered Dental Assistant

Mildred is a registered dental assistant with 18 years of combined experience in dentistry and orthodontics.  She moved to Rockwall a few years ago from southern California.  Mildred loves working with kids.  She always makes sure our patients feel comfortable and enjoys helping them through their journey to getting a new smile.

Mildred is married and has 3 energetic boys.  She enjoys going to her kids’ games.  While not at the office, her hobbies are going to the movies and spending time with her family.

Claudia Flores // Patient Coordinator

Claudia is excited to be a part of this team and brings with her 16 years of experience in the orthodontic field.  She was born and raised in Dallas, TX and is bilingual in English and Spanish.  Claudia is the first smile you will see when you walk in the door.  She is also part of our marketing team where she enjoys getting to know the other amazing people at the dental offices we work with.  Outside of the office, she loves entertaining her friends and family, traveling, and reading books by Nicholas Sparks.

Francesca Romano //  Registered Dental Assistant

Francesca earned her certification as a registered dental assistant from Careers in Dental Assisting School and has been with our office since January 2019. She works alongside Dr. Hsu, happily assisting him with all procedures, taking x-rays, and changing wires and ties. She’s very personable and considerate, and will always be as gentle as possible. Francesca loves getting to know our patients while helping them improve their smiles, one adjustment at a time!

Outside of work, Francesca loves spending time with her English bulldog, Tucker. She also enjoys gardening, baking and catching up on all her favorite TV shows.