Steven Van Wicklen Dentistry
Steven Wicklen, DDS:
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Steven Van Wicklen Dentistry
Steven Wicklen, DDS
Austin, TX













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Susan G. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Van Wicklen for years, but recently I took off from work to drive my elderly dad to their office. He needed to have his teeth cleaned, plus a crown had recently fallen off. They didn’t try to sell him on a new crown. Instead Dr. Wicklen and staff stayed a little late and glued his original crown back on – saving my dad money, and saving all of us time. Caring for aging parents is a lot of work, so small gestures like this mean a lot!  Thanks so much!

Summer S. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


On a Sunday afternoon in March, I cracked a molar while eating some tortilla chips and went through the dreaded task of finding a dentist. We had just moved to Austin the previous month, and on top of not really knowing anyone, I also don’t have dental insurance. I was afraid I would need a crown, but had such a terrible experience getting a crown with a previous dentist, I wanted to find someone well-rated for that work. I was happy to find a couple of dentists in the area who create same-day crowns using CEREC technology (3-D imaging and no impressions!) so I decided to visit Dr. Van Wicklen in case I needed a crown. I called Monday morning and was able to get in at 10am the same day, and I was able to fill out the necessary forms online prior to my appointment. To my surprise and great relief, he said he felt he could save the tooth with a filling and promptly, skillfully, and painlessly went about getting that done. It was done very quickly and expertly, and I nearly cried with gratitude that Dr. Van Wicklen repaired my tooth in the least expensive manner when he could have insisted on selling me a crown. The receptionist and assistants in his office were very pleasant, and I felt I’d made an excellent choice. I will go to Dr. Van Wicklen for future dental visits and recommend him highly!

Kathy Marko Alley (Source: Facebook)


In addition to being very knowledgeable and experienced, he is very caring. He always makes sure the patient is comfortable and that they’re not feeling pain. I have been a patient for about 10 years. He’s the best dentist I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to many over the years.

Shawn D. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


After having the same dentist for 23 years, I switched to Dr. Van Wicklen upon moving to Austin. I have had a great experience in my two visits, and my dental work was very well done. They took the time to lay out what my out-of-pocket costs would be, and even gave me a competitive rate with other in-network dentists. Overall, a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.

Erin & David Mettelman (Source: Google)


I cannot say enough great things about South Austin Dentist and their friendly, caring staff. They make me feel very comfortable and I honestly don’t dread going to the dentist anymore. They’ve helped with fillings and give great, gentle cleanings. I was referred to them by a coworker after being unhappy with other dentists around town. I highly recommend Dr. Van Wicklen & team!

Delma L. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Van Wicklen is a thoughtful and a supremely professional dentist who has NEVER approached my dental treatment like a sales person. I have consistently received optimal dental treatment by Dr. Van Wicklen and his sincere and relational staff. I highly recommend this practice for all ages. I have lived in many cities in Texas, and never hesitated to drive more than four hours to see Dr. Van Wicklen (esp after encountering many money hungry dentists in Houston). This review is written by a person who was traumatized by dental treatment because I didn’t know that I was hard to numb until I started seeing Dr. Van Wicklen over ten years ago. -Hope this review was helpful!!!

Daniel S. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


My name is Danny Stapleton, so you know this review is real (not some troll). Dr. Van Halen (Wicklen) is the best. Head and shoulders above the other dentists I have used in my 38 years. Rhonda, my dental hygienist is also stellar. I have had my teeth drilled on w/no local anesthetic and I never felt a thing. I hate needles too…so this was amazing. I have been a client for years. If you need a great dentist, go see Dr. Van Halen. That person below w/the bad review, ignore that. Not true at all. If you want to email me personally, I will stand behind what I say. You can contact me through my website at danny stapleton dot com. I grew up in Austin, and this guy is the best there is. I hate to see people give a bad review to such an upstanding, good guy. Not fair or true. PS…I have only had one cavity in my life!

Destinie Miller (Source: Google)


I had a terrible tooth ache that has lasted for 2 weeks…I finally couldn’t take the pain anymore. I found this office and gave them a call. The receptionists are so sweet they got me in immediately for an emergency. The dental aid and dentist were both very kind as well. They gave me a quick dental over look to fix the problem, got me a script and even gave me two complimentary numbing shots to help with my pain immediately. I felt very warm and welcomed with no judgments in this office and that is hard to find. Not to mention I have no insurance and they were able to help me set up payment arrangement for extraction. I was in and out in less than an hour and I feel much better.

Grecia Bejarano (Source: Google)


I’m a rather new patient here, established in August & I’m only upset I didn’t have South Austin Dentist as my primary sooner! Ive been in office a few times for different procedures but its been a great experience each time. Everyone is super friendly, they make you feel like you’ve known them for years. I highly recommend.

Heather O. from Fort Walton Beach, FL (Source: Yelp)


I’m a new patient of Van Wicklen and I’m already amazed by the service of he and his staff. I had complications from my wisdom teeth removal months ago and, because I moved to Austin just last month, he and his staff agreed to see me the same day I called for an emergency appointment. I had used up all of my yearly services through my insurance, so Van Wicklen gave me a much needed 360 degree X-ray free of charge. Highly recommend this office!

Sidney B. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I couldn’t recommend them more! The entire staff is lovely, kind, and so so sweet. Dr. Van Wicklen is a prince!  I feel like this a group of my friends and family, not just a dentist office with office staff. You can tell that everyone is truly happy and love their jobs. Service is impeccable. I used to be fearful of the dentist. Now I look forward to going so I can see these guys!

Bethany Davis (Source: Google)


Dr. Wicklen and his dental hygienists and staff are so kind and personable! I’ve only been in for a couple visits but already feel like a regular. Their bedside manner is great – I always feel comfortable and that my smile is in good hands. I never feel pressured to do any cosmetic work. Today, I had to get a tiny filling and was in and out in half an hour (without feeling rushed or anything like that). I recommend Dr. Wicklen to anyone new to Austin or anyone that wants an A+ experience!!

Tom B. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I am a recent transplant from Seattle to Austin. Finding good services, etc., in these circumstances, often amounts to a ‘hit’ or ‘miss’; Dr. Van Wicklen and every single one of his staff have proven to be a massive hit! I’ve had a couple cleanings, a root canal and crown and several composites – In one case, i was accommodated immediately. I presume the costs are comparable, but then again you can’t put a price on excellence!

Samantha P. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Van Wicklen and his team made me so happy today. I had an emergency situation where my crown broke and they fit me in within 20 minutes of me calling. Dr. Van Wicklen was so sweet and made going to the dentist a much more pleasant experience than normal. I found out about the same day crowns which is a real game changer for me as my temporaries always fell off before I got the permanents in the past. Best dentist in ATX without a a doubt.

Amy S. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going here for years now. Absolutely love how friendly the staff is and how they always take the time to talk to me and remember little things about my life. Makes me feel taken care of and valued as a customer. Dr. Van Wicklen is super knowledgeable, works quickly, and is actually affordable. I highly recommend this place for the atmosphere, friendliness, and quality of work.

Brenda Cole (Source: Facebook)


If anybody is looking for a dental home…this office is the place to be. They treat you like family. I’ve never had such a greay cleaning ever! Seriously, you get your money’s worth in excellant care & spend their time doing it ALL! Most offices will spend 30 min to a hour on you but this office will spend as much time as needed. I appreciate Dr. Van Wicklen & also Dr. J. Glenn who fills in for Dr Van Wicklen when needed. Both are very good as well as all the employees of this office. Thanks for taking care of not only myself but my husband & my 96 yr old mother.

Carrie C. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Best dental experience of my entire life! I needed a crown and a friend told me that there were dentists who had the technology to do it in one day. I was sold, because 1) I want to minimize the amount of time I spend at the dentist so if I could do it in one appointment vs. two I wanted in! And 2) because I didn’t want to walk around with a temporary for 2 weeks. I searched “same day crown” and Dr. Van Wicklen came up with great reviews. I called the office and the friendliest receptionist said they could fit me in the next day. I told her I was nervous and she said, “You’re going to love it here.” And she was 100% right! The appointment was not just bearable but pleasant. Dr. Van Wicklen made the appointment almost completely painless and Emma, his assistant was so kind and caring. Needless to say, they’ve got a new client for as long as I’m in Austin. Thanks everyone at South Austin Dentist for making my afternoon as delightful as getting a crown put on your tooth can possibly be!

Mike B. from Henderson, NV (Source: Yelp)


Dr Van Wicklen and his staff were great during a recent emergency visit to their office on South Lamar. I was in severe pain from a fractured tooth. They got me in quickly and addressed the issue immediately. The office is pleasant and modern with a nice view out the windows. Dr Van Wicklen does a great job of setting you at ease and providing top notch dentistry. I will recommend this office to all my friends and family.

Mel Bell Oracle (Source: Google)


Just had my first experience with Dr. Van Wicklen and his team, and everything went great! Everyone works together really harmoniously as a team and they communicate with each other well. I had an exam, cleaning and cavity filled. The Dr. even filed down a sharp broken tooth while he was in there. Very nice guy! Everyone was interested in my comfort and were kind. The office itself is very clean with lots of light! I would definitely recommend!

Tom S. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


Was in Austin from Houston to get away from Hurricane and broke a crown. Dr. Van Wicklen’s office arranged for me to come in the following morning at 8 am to work me in. I arrived the next morning, filled out some paperwork, and was seen promptly. They took a quick X-Ray and Dr. Van Wicklen came right in. He was very friendly and professional, reviewed my broken crown, applied a fix, and didn’t even charge me. I cannot recommend him highly enough and he would be my first choice if I ever moved to Austin.

Shannon B. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Van Wicklen has been my dentist for 25 years and I am always very satisfied with all the work he has done. His team is friendly and professional and make me feel like family.  He replaced my two front teeth caps today and I couldn’t be more happy about how they turned out! They were 25 years old and he put in the first ones.  He really pays attention to detail and strives for perfection. Thank you!!

Susie Bryant (Source: Facebook)


This is the kindest, friendliest, funniest, most compassionate practice around. I always leave an appointment smiling and feeling like I’ve just had a visit with great friends. Can’t recommend them highly enough.

Paula B. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


You really don’t get any better than Dr. Van Wicklin and his staff. I have been a lifelong dentalphobe. I used to require gas to even tolerate a routine cleaning. Now, I have even been able to complete a root canal with no gas. They are a truly wonderful team. They have always gone out of their way to accommodate my needs. My hygienist, Rhonda is fabulous! I

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Matt B. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Van Wicklen is a great guy and by far the best dentist I have ever been to see. I began seeing him back in 1991 when I was seven, I had to go to a few different dentists during my college years and the experiences with those other dentists were horrible compared to Dr. Van Wicklen. He’s a really genuine guy who does a great job and is really careful with his patients. I have no clue what the lady below with the bad review is talking about. Her review is far from the experiences I have had when visiting Dr. Van Wicklen. Matt Butler

Angela C. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I have been seeing Dr. Van Wicklen for about two years now. Dr. Van Wicklen is such a cool guy. There are a lot of dentists that tend to be overly aggressive in their treatment plans. Dr. V.W. does quality dentistry and just what is necessary–not doing crowns, etc when not needed. I have been to both the hygienists (Rhonda & Kirsten) and they are awesome as well. They front office staff is very friendly and professional. You can tell it is a good place to work by the attitude of the staff. I recently had a crown done and the best thing is that he has CEREC so the crown can be done same day! That means not having to deal with a temporary crown or having two appts. They are also always on schedule. I highly recommend this office, you won’t be disappointed!

E S. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


It had been years since I had visited a dentist, when I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Van Wicklen. I was nervous, but the experience couldn’t have been better. Both professional and gentle, he put me at ease while being totally thorough. The office is modern and comfortable. His staff is friendly, upbeat, helpful, and efficient. They really seem to work as a team. I went in for a regular cleaning and then to have some fillings done, but I know that they offer all kinds of other services – family dentistry, orthodontic services, oral surgery, prosthetics, cosmetic services, whitening services (I’m saving up). I would recommend the South Austin Dentist, Dr. Van Wicklen to everyone in the Austin area. When I make an appointment they always ask if I have a preference as to the hygienist, but I am normally booking my appointment at the last minute and am happy to just get in for a cleaning. I have had great experiences with each and every hygienist (I have been seeing Dr. Van Wicklen for years now) who has cleaned my teeth. They all seem really thorough and professional while being sweet and conversational. And they always remember me!

Kimberly H. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


Getting a crown done now. I sat in my seat only to realize I forgot my earbuds. I mentioned it and Dr. Van Wicklen said “let me see if I have some in my briefcase” He came back with a small case containing a new set of Apple earbuds! Wow. Talk about going the extra mile. Incredibly generous. Excellent, friendly and caring staff too! Thank you!!

Delma Loviat (Source: Google)


I’ve been seeing doc VW since the late 90’s; he is simply the best dentist around. There was a time when I was anxious about seeing the dentist, and now I feel so safe and comfortable in his dentist chair. I actually feel sorry for anyone who doesn’t know and get treated by Doc VW. The cherry on top is his excellent staff who’ve been with him since I’ve been a patient. If I had to single out the best part of my experience with this practice, it would be that I know I won’t be sold services that I don’t need.

Lisa Hill (Source: Google)


I moved out of town and had to change dentists for awhile. I moved back to Austin recently and just returned to see Dr. Van Wicklen today for a small problem I was having. His staff were all just lovely. It felt great to return to a dentist I can trust, especially in this year of the pandemic. He assured me that his office was sterile and safe. Thank you!

Austin T. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


I’ve gone to the offices of Dr. Van Wicklen for 3 years now, and I’ll keep going to them for as long as I am able. I’m told it is becoming exceedingly more rare to find a dentist office that is truly great from the Front Office to the head Dentist. They are courteous, professional, and all-around skilled at what they do. I always leave knowing my exact dental situation, and all of my questions are answered with ease. I could not recommend them enough, as I have referred family and friends already.

James T. from Houston, TX (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Van Wicken since 1987. I’ve lived in Houston for the last 22 years, and I still go to Dr. VW which should tell you something. Rhonda, the dental hygienist, has cleaned my teeth for nearly twenty years, and she shames every other hygienist I’ve ever seen. I used to require gas to get me through other dental office visits, but at Dr. VW’s office, I don’t find gas necessary. In addition, the ladies who run the office and support the doctors are friendly as well as professional. They make your visit as pleasant as possible, and I confess that I always look forward to seeing Dr. Van Wicklen’s staff.

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Claire D. from Austin, TX (Source: Google)


I cannot say enough good things about this practice. My former roommate used to work for Dr. Van Wicklen and I know that he is as good to his employees as he is to his patients; which speaks volumes as far as I’m concerned. I am now a patient of Dr. Van Wicklen after entirely too many years of not seeing a dentist. I know I need a lot of work done, but Dr. V was so honest with me about what was necessary immediately and what I could get away with waiting on. This was so refreshing after having seen another dentist just three weeks prior who told me that if I didn’t spend $4000 getting everything done that he recommended, I would likely have to have teeth pulled. I also have a crown on my front tooth which for 12 years has caused major gum inflammation and unsightly discoloration, I have always mentioned this to dentists and they have never acknowledged that it was a problem. They have told me to keep flossing and it should clear up but it has only gotten worse. I think that no one until now has known what the problem was so basically just blew it off. Dr. Van Wicklen was the first dentist to acknowledge the severity of the problem, and set me up for a consultation with his periodontist in order to start the process of fixing it, this was such a relief. The support staff is excellent as well, friendly and knowledgeable every step of the way. The hygienist pretty much knew exactly what the doctor was going to recommend even before he had done his exam, and the girls at the front were super personable and helpful. Great experience all around, cannot recommend them highly enough!

Yanira L. from Austin, TX (Source: Yelp)


My boss recommended Dr. Van Wicklen when I was looking for a new dentist. His office made scheduling and filling paper work easy so that when I showed up I was seen immediately. My last two visits I haven’t had to wait more than 10 minutes. The staff is very friendly and personable. Kristen who was assisting me on my first visit was very funny and made me feel comfortable. I’ve gotten two fillings and my annual check up. Dr. Van Wicklen has made it a pleasant and painless experience.