Meet the Team

Fun photo of the River Place Dental team

Meet Dr. Zatopek

Austin is Home

A longtime resident of Austin, Dr. Jennifer Zatopek earned her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Capital Area Dental Society.

Dr. Jennifer Zatopek

Transforming Smiles

With a focus on cosmetic solutions and implant dentistry, Dr. Zatopek is Invisalign® certified, Kois trained, and also provides Crowns In A Day with advanced CEREC technology. A graduate of the Clinical Mastery Series, she invests heavily in continuing education to learn the latest techniques, technologies, and solutions to help her patients experience smile transformation.

Family Life

She has been happily married to her college sweetheart, Todd, for over 20 years. They have four amazing kids – Jacob, Lucas, Sam and Kate – and three rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, running, weight training, and spending time with family.

Dr. Priour DDS

Meet Dr. Priour

Hill Country

Born and raised in Kerrville, Texas, Dr. Priour enjoyed all things hill country—like showing sheep through the local 4-H club and hunting deer with her grandfather. She went on to earn her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from Texas A&M University and her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry.

Healthy Mouth and Healthy Life

Because of her unique combination of training in dentistry and nutrition, Dr. Priour’s treatment philosophy encompasses the whole body and strongly encourages a healthy mouth for a healthy life. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, Northwest Austin Seattle Study Club, SPEAR Education, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dietetic Association, and a graduate of the Clinical Mastery Series.

At Home

She and her husband Joseph love spending time with their two young children. They are also foodies, love to cook, and enjoy sampling the many flavors of Austin restaurants.

Meet Dr. Hawthorne

Musical Dentist

Dr. Julia Hawthorne earned her undergraduate degree in Music (Trumpet Performance) from Southern Methodist University. She then went on to complete her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry.

Dr. Julia Hawthorne, DDS

Beautifully Straight Smiles

She is a Preferred Invisalign provider and a member of the American Orthodontic Society, the Travis County Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Family Life

She and her husband love spending time with their two daughters, Brooklynn and Presley. They enjoy traveling to exotic locations several times a year, being involved with Austin Christian Fellowship ministries, entertaining in their northwest Austin home, staying healthy, and sharing the message of hope and healing through the power of wholefood nutrition. And, of course, they cheer on their beloved Texas Longhorns. Hook ‘Em Horns!

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We look forward to meeting you. Call (512) 795-2800 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.