Meet the Doctors

Dr. Van Wicklen Welcomes You

“My staff and I pride ourselves on quality dentistry with an emphasis on patient comfort and rapport. We strive to provide the most up-to-date services and utilize the most modern sterilization techniques. We pride ourselves on maintaining a very professional and friendly office atmosphere.”

–Dr. Steven Van Wicklen

Steven Van Wicklen, DDS

South Austin Dentist

Dr. Van Wicklen graduated from UT Austin in 1981, obtaining a degree in Biology. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. Since 1985, Dr. Van Wicklen has been providing quality dental care for the Austin area and was voted “Best in Austin” by the Austin Chronicle.

Married to his childhood sweetheart Jeanette, and together they enjoy spending time with their family & pets, bicycling, tennis, traveling, motorcycle riding, snow skiing, hiking, gardening & renovating houses. They also spend alot of time in Buena Vista, Colorado where they have a vacation home. Dr. VW enjoys riding many of the Enduro motorcycle trails of Colorado & participates in riding events while there.

Evan John, DDS

South Austin Dentist

Dr. John grew up in Norman, Oklahoma, living there 17 years before becoming a Texas resident. He attended the University of Oklahoma for undergrad, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology prior to beginning his graduate studies. Dr. John went on to earn a Master of Health Administration from the OU College of Public Health and a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the OU College of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. John wanted to advance his multidisciplinary dental knowledge and clinical skills, so he attended a 12-month residency program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, earning a certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD).

In his free time, Dr. John enjoys playing competitive indoor volleyball with the Volleyball Austin organization, but also plays sand and grass volleyball at Zilker Park. Additionally he grows orchids, succulents, and other tropical plants, and spends time gardening at his home.

Family is important to Dr. John, as well. His parents, sister and her husband, niece and nephew all live in the Lake Travis area and enjoy spending time together. Dr. John is looking forward to serving his community and providing quality dental care here at South Austin Dentist!

Dr. Chad Orlich, Periodontist

DrOrlich3Born in Houston, Dr. Chad Orlich received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then went on to obtain his doctorate and specialty training from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. While there, he was the chief resident of Periodontology and received training in the placement of dental implants, cosmetic gum procedures, and both the surgical and non surgical treatment of periodontal disease.

Dr. Orlich then moved back to Texas and started practicing in the Austin area. In addition to his work with Dr. Van Wicklen, Dr. Orlich provides community service and volunteer work with Give Kids a Smile and Dental and Medical Mission Relief. When he’s not providing periodontal treatment, Dr. Orlich enjoys spending time with his family.  Dr. Orlich also enjoys scuba diving, hiking, spending time outdoors, remodeling houses, and enjoying live music.

We’re transforming lives in Austin, one smile at a time. Contact our dental office today at 512-448-3131 to reserve your appointment with Dr. Van Wicklen, and experience customized care for a truly fantastic smile.