Meet the Team

We recognize that all our patients are unique and deserve to receive orthodontic care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding orthodontic experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.




Scheduling Coordinator / Clinical Orthodontic Assistant-RDA

Maranda joined our team in 2001 and has been in the dental field since 1993. She started as a clinical assistant and has recently transitioned into the role of scheduling coordinator. She is available to take care of all our patients’ scheduling needs, in addition to being the contact person for advertisements and assisting with technical support and the office website. Maranda continues to assist and help in the clinic when needed.

Maranda is married with two wonderful children who keep her busy with dance and sports. When she is not at home in Buda, you will find Maranda with her family or out on their family ranch in Lexington. She will greet you with a smile!


Patient Coordinator / Clinical Orthodontic Assistant-RDA

Tracy joined our office in the spring of 1994 and is a clinical assistant, treatment coordinator, and one of our event coordinators. Tracy may be one of the first team members you’ll meet in the consultation or when you are in the dental chair. Her favorite part of working at Buda Orthodontics is the relationships that she builds with patients and their families.

Tracy and her husband live in Buda, and have three amazing children and one precious daughter-in-law. Outside of orthodontics, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and being creative. Tracy adds a little sparkle to everything she touches!


Treatment Coordinator

Julie has been a part of this practice since 2010, and has been in the dental industry since 2001. She is the team member who assists Dr. Despot with all new patient visits and with patients who are ready for orthodontic treatment. She loves to see the transformation that happens with a patient’s confidence during orthodontic treatment. Her goal is to keep in touch with our new patients to answer their questions and get them scheduled.

Julie is married to Wade and they have two daughters, Avery and Skye, whom they joyfully adopted in 2008. They live in Dripping Springs and enjoy spending time outdoors and poolside. They stay busy with the girls and all of their fun extracurricular activities.

Kim M.

Financial Coordinator

Kim M. joined our practice in 2004. She has more than 20 years of combined dental and orthodontic experience. As our financial coordinator, she will assist you with any questions you have regarding your insurance or account with us. 

Kim is married and the mother of two boys, Carson and Grant. They live in the Manchaca area of South Austin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is usually involved in some facet of music, whether it’s singing, writing, or listening!


Clinical Orthodontic Assistant

Sarah joined Buda Orthodontics in the fall of 2019. Sarah has been an orthodontic assistant for nearly five years. Sarah is one of the nine girls in her family.

She enjoys spending time with friends and family. In her spare time, you might find her out shopping. One of Sarah’s favorite things about working in an orthodontic practice is building relationships and getting to know the patients and parents. Sarah moved to the Austin area in 2018 and is proud to call Dripping Springs her home. 


(512) 523-8680
3310 B FM 967 Suite A-110
Buda, TX 78610