Meet Dr. Traci Simons

Dr. Traci SimonsAbout me:

Dr. Traci Simons was born in Rapid City, South Dakota and moved to El Paso, Texas in elementary school. She has been practicing dentistry for more than 25 years and owned a pediatric dental practice in South Austin for 20 years before joining the SMILES family. Her extensive experience has provided her the opportunity to care for a variety of pediatric patients, their families, and even staff members!

When she’s not busy saving teeth, she enjoys the great outdoors through activities such as skiing and running marathons, of which she has already completed four! She loves combining her love for the outdoors with her other love – food, by trying out new restaurants especially ones with beautiful outdoor patios.

Patient care:

As a mother of five, she understands how to relate to children of all ages. She has experience working with children of all ages with a variety of special abilities & has a passion for making dentistry fun & informative for patients & their families. She wants everyone to feel like family when they come to SMILES.


Dr. Traci Simons with her familyDr. Simons has five children – Ashleigh (27), Ally (25), Addison (23), Mason (20), and Mia (18) & 2 beagles – Chogie & Rocco! Her oldest daughter, Ashleigh, who graduated from Cal Baptist, made her a “Mimi” with 2 grandbabies. Ally graduated from CalTech L.A. as a conductor. Addison is a UT graduate – hook ’em horns! Mason is a graduate from American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Last but not least, her youngest Mia will be starting her freshman year at Clemson.

If Dr. Simons could have any superpower, she would teleport so she could visit her kids in California anytime & avoid sitting in traffic on Mopac! 😄 She loves to travel the world with her big family and spend the day at the lake with a good book in her hand.


In her free time, Dr. Traci volunteers with her church and the Saint Louise House, an organization dedicated to helping those experiencing homelessness. She has a passion for serving and has participated in a dentistry mission trip to Guatemala.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1992
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Baylor College of Dentistry at Dallas in 1997
  • Masters of Science in Pediatric Dentistry from the Texas A&M University at Dallas at in 1999

Professional Recognition & Memberships

  • American Association of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification
  • Laser Treatment Certification

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