Dr. Kristin Saunders grew up in beautiful San Diego, California. Her interest in orthodontics began there as she worked part time for an orthodontist.

She attended Mississippi State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering. Dr. Saunders then completed her dental training at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She finally made her way down to Texas, where she completed her orthodontic residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

During her orthodontic training, she also received her master’s degree along with serving as chief resident and acquiring a list of outstanding educational achievements. Upon completing her professional training, she became board certified in the specialty of orthodontics along with accepting a part-time faculty position at the UT Health San Antonio orthodontic residency program.

Dr. Saunders has been involved in numerous outreach activities in the community, including screenings for athletes at the Special Olympics, oral health care to homeless veterans, cooking and serving food to the homeless, and even traveling to Ghana, Africa, where she volunteered at a school for the deaf and an orphanage.

Dr. Saunders is eager to continue learning even after her training in order to stay up to date with new technologies and treatment modalities to better treat her patients. She serves as a board member to her alumni association as well as being involved with numerous organizations and study clubs, including the American Association of Orthodontists®, Southwestern Society of Orthodontists, American Dental Association® and Texas Dental Association.

She met her husband while attending college in Mississippi, and they have been enjoying their life together with their daughter, Leila, and son, Leo. Outside of her professional life, you can find her out on the golf course, traveling and experiencing new places, and enjoying the company of her family, friends and two sweet Maltipoos.

Meet our experienced and knowledgeable orthodontists. Dr. Bradley Pierson and Dr. Kristin Saunders truly care about our patients and will provide you with a customized plan that will most efficiently achieve your smile goals. Call Pierson & Saunders Orthodontics today to learn more about our orthodontic care in Alamo Ranch and San Antonio, Texas, and schedule your next visit with us.