Northwest Austin Family Dentistry in AUSTIN, TEXAS
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Meet Our Team!

Dr Rajashree Prasad

Dr Rajashree Prasad

General Dentist

Dr. Rajashree Prasad completed her advanced dental training in 2017 from the University of Pennsylvania. She is an experienced international dentist who practiced for six years in India before moving to the US in 2010.

Dr. Prasad treats her patients comprehensively, helping them establish a good state of oral health. She loves working with patients of all ages, especially children.

She practices general dentistry, which includes composite restorations, root canal treatments, crown and fixed partial dentures/ bridges, dental implants, extractions, etc. She is Invisalign certified.

Dr. Prasad believes in continuing education and keeps up-to-date with the latest technologies and advancements in dentistry.

She is married and is the mother of two boys. She enjoys traveling, singing and dancing as well as spending time with her family.

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Sarah Torkelson

Sarah Torkelson

Registered Dental Assistant

Sarah Torkelson is a Registered Dental Assistant in the state of Texas. She graduated from Austin Dental Assistant School in 2020. She has an amazing personality, is charismatic and friendly. She is caring and kind and makes our patients feel at ease. She has experience in customer service and has been a manager at a retail store, before being a Dental Assistant.

Sarah is originally from Spokane, Washington state, but moved to Texas when she was 9 years old and considers herself a true Texan now. Sarah loves cooking and baking and makes some amazing cookies and cakes for us. Amongst her many artistic talents, she also enjoys painting and tie dying clothes.

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Jennifer Tcharikova

Jennifer Tcharikova

Office Manager

Jennifer Tcharikova is our Office Manager here at North West Austin Family Dentistry.  Jennifer became interested in the dental field in May of 2020 in the middle of Covid when deciding to change careers due to the effects of Covid-19 on the job market.  She has always had a passion for delivering the highest standard of customer service and helping people in need of finding the best oral health.  Having an understanding of the dental field was such an important factor to Jenifer that she even went to dental assistant school after the lockdown lifted and earned her Registered Dental Assistant license before finally deciding on accepting the role as office manager.  She is thrilled to be apart of a team that gives a personal touch and truly cares for their patients.

Jennifer is a native Austinite and truly loves the outdoors and activities that Austin has to offer.  She is the mother of two lovely, teenage daughters and when she is not spending time with them, you will find her golfing or practicing on the range.

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Marwa Najem

Marwa Najem

Registered Dental Assistant

Marwa Najem is a Registered Dental Assistant . Marwa is passionate about her work and believes in learning and growing every single day. She graduated from UT Austin in Health and Society in May 2020 and there after went ahead to also graduate from Pure Dental Academy as a registered Dental Assistant in November 2020 . She loves being a dental assistant and enjoys working with people and helping them improve their smiles. Her strongest characteristics are that she is very patient, determined and hard working. She has a future goal to be a Dental Hygienist or a Dentist and is working towards that.
Originally from Iraq, she has lived in the United States since a very young age. In her free time , Marwa enjoys working out and hiking . She also does photography and enjoys shopping and traveling as well.

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