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Dr. Hooty (Houtan) Alayan is a dentist and dental pain specialist treating patients in Round Rock, Texas, and the surrounding communities. His goal as a practitioner is to deliver exceptional, modern dentistry and care to each of his patients. Dr. Alayan is a member of professional organizations including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. Originally from Vancouver, Dr. Alayan attended the University of Washington in order to pursue his doctoral dental degree. He keeps his practice up-to-date with seminars through the Academy of General Dentistry and numerous continuing dental education initiatives. Patients visiting Dr. Alayan can receive a full range of cosmetic and general dental services. He provides root canals, fillings, crowns, bridges, extractions, implants, and sedation dentistry. Specialized dental pain services and care for dental emergencies are also available. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Alayan enjoys fishing, soccer, and other outdoor activities.
Verified Patient Reviews
Wonderful. If you have to go to the dentist, which I avoided for years, I would highly recommend Dr. Hooty and his whole staff! Friendly, professional, and kind.
Dr. Hoody sat down took a look at my teeth and pointed out 5 problems in 2 minutes. All answers I've never received from recent visits w other dentists in my home town of NYC. He's very knowledgeable and trust worthy with his diagnosis and answers to solve your tooth problems! Everyone in the office was SUPER accommodating and made me feel at home. The office staff screened my insurance before arrival to be sure I was accommodated properly! Never had an office done this before! This was the best dental office I've ever visited (coming from someone's who's step mom and mother are both in the dental field). This office changed my dreadful feelings about going to the dentist!
I've been going to this practice since it opened and love it. All of the staff of great.
Best Dentist ever and great staff.
Hooky is great! I am always pleased once I am through with my appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Hooty!
Dr Alayan and his staff are amazing and extremely personable. Not only are they knowledgeable but they inform you every step of the way and involve you in your treatment. Ronnie was able to secure an appt the next day and went above and beyond to be sure I was happy. Karen was so sweet and Casey was gentle and thorough with my cleaning.
Very happy about my visit. They took the necessary to answer to all my questions. No stress at all, great doctor and great assistant (Karen). Thank you ! Patricia
I NEVER felt the drilling from my cavities, the doctor hit the nerve the first time and was amazing in his work. My bite feels great!!
From my initial call to set up my appointment until the time I walked out of their office, my experience was excellent. The staff is gracious and easy to talk to. I went in knowing that I needed a lot of work done, so asked for a comprehensive assessment. It was by far the most thorough exam I have ever had. The doctor answered all my questions, told me everything that should be done, but did not pressure me at all to have any of it done. I chose to start the treatment plan immediately, but that was entirely up to me. I was treated with respect and given all the information I wanted, including what each specific thing would cost. I would recommend them without reservation.
Great staff, they work fast and do a great job. They mill their own crowns right there so you don't have get a temp and wait a week. It takes just 10 minutes for their auto mill to carve your crown and you can watch it work. So cool.
My daughters, Emily and Amy, love going to the dentist!
Super friendly staff, great pricing even for people who pay out of pocket and the doctor was thorough and kind!!
It was a pleasant and very comforting dental visit. Dr. Alayan and his staff were all professional in anyway, you'll feel welcomed and everything was sincere. :)
Dr. Hooty's office was very accommodating for my wife and I. We have a 3 month old son and they worked with us to get us both seen at the same time. They did a great job cleaning my teeth and making sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend Dr. Hooty.
The whole staff were so courteous and welcoming. They helped me calm my nerves and did a great job on my face hole. Thanks!!!
Very high quality care. The office staff is friendly and make you feel comfortable.
I like how he pointed out the apparent puss in my cavity, but once I said I couldn't afford the crown he didn't even bother cleaning my teeth (which insurance pays) or prescribing me antibiotics.
Dr .Hooty Alayan is an excellent leader of the team. Everybody was so nice. They made me feel very comfortable and i immediately knew i came to the right place.
I was very satisfied with all of the staff at this dentist office. Everything I needed done was completed in a timely manner and to my satisfaction. Thanks for making it a great dentist visit!!
I called for an appointment and got one the next day and my procedure only took about thirty minutes and I was on my way. The photos of the before and after were very informative to be able to see the finish product.
I have never been good about going to the dentist because I am always afraid. I have had bad experiences and get very nervous to have to go. At my first appointment, I was immediately comfortable with Dr Hooty, which is not common for me. The staff are all amazing! Karen has been so good with me, so patient, and reassuring. Megan did a wonderful job with my procedure and took great care of me the whole time. I am beyond satisfied with the care I have received from everyone there! I will definitely be back regularly!! If you are looking for a new dentist's office, I highly recommend Great Oaks!!
I loved my visit. Would recommend him to anyone I know. Very extensive cleaning and comprehensive exam. Best exam I have had to date.
Dr. Hooty and staff are awesome. They were friendly, welcoming and fun. I felt I got the best of care and concern regarding my dental needs. I highly recommend Dr. Hooty !!!!!!
Professional staff. I've been coming here for 4 years now. I've had a lot of dental work done. Fillings, wisdom teeth removed. He always shows me my films and shows me where the cavities are, which is important for me.
I arrived on time and went into the office for treatment and the office said the treatment would last one and a half hours and that is the time it took.
Great Oaks Dentistry is the place to go! I needed to be seen fast and they were able to work me in, even though I wasn't an established patient. Dr. Hooty and his staff went above and beyond to take care of me. I would highly recommend this practice!
Once again a great experience with Dr. Hooty! I had quite a bit of work done today, and I'm happy to say it was painless. The office staff as always was super helpful and amazing! I'm so happy De. Hooty is my dentist!
What an amazing staff! From beginning to end nothing but top notch customer service. Dr. Hooty is amazing and super knowledgable. I can't believe I'm saying this but I can't wait for my next appointment!
This is the first dentist office to actually listen to me & my concerns & issues. They actually tried to make the procedures easier & less stressful for me. The staff definitely went above & beyond. Roni was super helpful & Karen was amazing & Megan was the best hygienist I've experienced! Dr. Hooty was pretty awesome too! I've been to several dentists that deal with TMJ/TMD, but Dr. Hooty was the first to do a thorough & comprehensive exam of my TMJ/TMD. Truly a great atmosphere all around! I'm so thankful to finally find a dentist office that exceeds my expectations!
Very thorough first visit. The staff and Dr. Hoots provided excellent customer service.
Dr Hooty and all the office staff were very professional and personable. I had a very thorough and extensive exam and everything was explained to me in detail. I think I choose the right dentist! I'm going to like this dentist and his staff( as much as you can like going to the dentist)!
Six words of wisdom: You need to see this dentist! For someone who has had huge lapses in dental visits throughout the years, I am always somewhat anxious and skeptical when scheduling a dental exam or procedure. Unfortunately a broken tooth with the old filling falling out could no longer be ignored, and it was past time to make the dreaded appointment once and for all... Lo and behold! I saw excellent ratings for Dr, Hooty with rave patient reviews, so I thought, what have I got to lose? More like what was I about to gain?! What an absolute superb example of what a dental team should be like. If I could design the perfect staff, it would be the ladies at Great Oaks Dentistry. Right from my arrival (as a new patient to boot!) I was warmly greeted by Karen and Jill. They were both kind, friendly, caring, and empathetic during the entire four hour visit I had today. Both explained in detail what I'd be experiencing, and made sure to take great care to make me feel comfortable and welcome. As for Dr. Hooty, he is a lifesaver! I made this appointment on Monday, and by Thursday I had not only my tooth fixed, and beautifully I might add, but also a very thorough oral exam and cleaning as well. I was shocked to be taken care of so quickly and efficiently for being a somewhat terrified new patient who had let years go by without getting proper dental care. I was not made to feel ashamed or uncomfortable one bit, which is a huge plus when you're already embarrassed about your oral health. The entire team at Great Oaks Dentistry took great patience and care with my extended four hour visit. I've never felt more comfortable, especially from a first impression standpoint at any medical office, and in such good hands as I felt today. I will definitely be back when more work is needed to be done. Don't hesitate to make an appointment with these guys, you will most certainly not be disappointed! (Um, also their logo is an owl! How cool is that?! ^_^) A HUGE thank you to Dr. Hooty, Karen, and Jill for making such a nerve wracking experience so unexpectedly wonderful!
This has been a great dentist this far! The service is great from when you make an appointment, up to checking out! I also really enjoy Dr. Hooty!!
I have a terrible fear of dentists. Great Oaks Dentistry knew this and did everything to make my visit as positive as possible. Dr. Alayan and his staff explained everything to me as I proceeded through my appointment. They were attentive and very, very patient. I felt comfortable and knew I was in good hands. I have complete trust in this practice and will be returning. (Which is saying a lot!) This is an amazing place.
I really enjoy my visits here. The staff is kind and very professional. The office is very nice and uses modern equipment.
Dr. Hooty and his staff are very professional and friendly. I've had nothing but good service there. Every time I've been in the office, there's hardly any wait time. The hygenist and/or the doctor see me right away. I'm in the middle of a long front tooth implant procedure and a couple of weeks before I was supposed to get the permanent cap, I busted my temp while on vacation. Dr. Hooty saw me shortly after I got back on very short notice (at 7:30am!) and fixed the temp, even though it was right around the holidays. I'd strongly recommend Dr. Hooty and his staff to anyone that's looking for a caring and dedicated dental practice.
Dr Alayan is wonderful. Have been going to him for years. The office staff and assistants are awesome!
That was probably the most informative dental visit I've ever had! Between their video and discussion after the exam and cleaning, I learned a lot more about my mouth than I ever have. In addition to the information, the staff is extremely friendly and just as helpful with any questions.
After looking at dozens of dentists online, I went to Dr Hooty Alayan, and I am so glad I did! I was greeted by Jill, the friendly and helpful receptionist, and met Karen, the dental assistant. Everyone was so nice! Karen got all my information and commiserated with my dental saga. Since the x-rays from my previous dentist were not high enough quality, she took more for free. Dr Alayan was so professional and knowledgeable, and very patient and understanding. He did a thorough exam, took time to discuss all my issues, answer my questions and explain the options. That same afternoon he painlessly filled four teeth, including making a ceramic on-lay in-house during the 2 hour session. Karen was there to assist and made sure I got a little break in the middle, and that I was doing okay throughout. The whole team was great. I went back today for one more small filling and my teeth feel better than ever. My husband is switching to Dr Hooty, as well. Definitely the best dentist and dentist office I have ever visited!
It was a very friendly comfortable warm experience. They work well as a team of happy friendly welcoming professionals.
Dr. Alayan was great! He took the time to review everything with me and I felt like a priority. The office staff is excellent and very thorough. I definitely recommend great oaks dentistry!
I have never had this good a relationship with a dentist. Hooty is competent and personable. His analysis of my dental health and necessary treatment plan have taken me by surprise - and shown me what a bad job my previous dentists had done. His office is equipped with computerized tools I never knew existed. He has a tool for taking 3D pictures of the inside of your mouth, then he does his work, takes a second 3D picture, and he has an onsite milling machine that makes an exactly shaped piece to fill the gap. His team is amazing. They work together quickly and expertly. And there's free Keurig. :)
In the last 4 years of coming here, I've had a total of 9 fillings and 2 widsom teeth extraction. I am very nervous when it comes to oral pain. The team kept me comfortable during my procedures. I really enjoy the blankets they give you to keep you warm and the neck and back pillows. They are kind and professional. I'm really glad my friend recommended him to me.
Visit went great
Dr. Alayan is the best dentist I have ever found! He has fixed problems with my teeth and now I have the best bite I have ever had. The office staff is very friendly and they do all they can to make the visit easy.
As always a great experience. Everyone is so friendly and always make sure your comfort is their #1 priority! Highly recommend if you are looking for a dentist!!
I was very pleased with my visit with Dr. Hooray. He was very thorough with the assessment of my situation, especially as it was my first visit. And I was very comfortable with every step of the procedure he did and comfortable with those he recommended I have him do at the time of the ensuing visit.
I could not have been more pleased with my first visit to the office of Hooty Alayan, DDS. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. I was seen almost immediately. The appointment did not feel rushed as all of my questions and concerns were addressed in a very genuine and thorough manner. I felt absolutely zero pressure to commit to any of the procedures which I was considering. Ultimately, I decided that this office was the right one for me and I actually look forward to future visits.
Always apprehensive when I visit a dentist but Dr Alayan and his staff are all so nice and accommodating that I would highly recommend this office!!!
Dr. Hooty and staff are great. They are very friendly and accommodating. I have finally found a dentist and dental office that I like.
Dr Alayan is professional and knowledgable and comfortable to talk too. He explained my options and was sincere about maintaining a healthy mouth for the rest of my life!
I confess I was a bit apprehensive about this stage of my treatment, but Dr. Hooty provided professional expertise in a curteous manner. I'm glad to say that the I expected much more pain, but it wasn't bad at all.
Very good doctor!
Very impressed with how great of a dentist he is and how fabulous and pain free my gum contouring went. The results look great and I literally have no pain whatsoever! Will be recommending him to all of my friends!
I'm one of those folks who fear the dentist, and I always have. So when my tooth began hurting intermittently, those feelings intensified tenfold. Needless to say, it had been several years since I'd sat in a dentist's chair. Even though I'm afraid of dentists and their scary little tools, I knew that if I didn't make an appointment soon, my situation would become dire. So, I gathered the courage to call for an appointment. I explained my whole situation over the phone and guess what? No shaming from the other end! Cool, right? It gets better. When I went to my appointment, there was no shaming either! Dr. Hooty and his entire staff are some of the warmest, nicest people on earth. In addition, everyone there has patience, knowledge and a sense of humor. (I mention the latter because folks like me count on it in tough situations). And on top of that, they are kind. Cool right? It gets better. Within a 10 day span, I had 2 root canals and a deep cleaning/scaling. The whole process was totally different than what I was expecting. If there's such a thing as a pleasant dental visit, this was it. Oh, and they have the softest and toastiest blankets. I'm so glad I made that initial call. So, if you're on the fence about choosing Dr. Hooty and staff for your dental needs, look no further. Do it. You'll be happy you did.
It was a great experience.
Awesome staff, great dentistry!
I had a crown procedure done and it was quick and easy. Everything is done same day in house. In the past I would have a temp put on and have to go back weeks later to have the permanent crown put on. I was in and out in just over an hour and I don't think it could have gone better. I've found my new dentist.
Always professional with great care.
Dr. Hooty and his team always great you with a smile. They're kind and always do a great job!
Pleasant experience for a very nervous patient - ME! Staff was warm and welcoming. Dr. Alayan was very patient, thorough and explained everything in a manner that I could understand. I am looking forward to future visits!
Dr. Hooty was very professional and has a very gentle demeanor. He is very thorough with his explanations of what needs to be done and takes the time to show you before and after pictures once the work is completed. He made sure I felt no pain which was very important to me! Karen was very attentive to my every need before, during and after the procedure. She has a very kind heart and is very caring. Ronnie verified my benefits, explained the costs in great detail and made sure to schedule my appointments to accommodate me, all with a very pleasant attitude.
Always a pleasure to see Dr Alayan and his staff. Treatment of patient and bedside manner is second to none! Love going to my dentist!
Great Dentist who takes his time to explain things to patients. The office staff is exceptional too!
Dr Hooty and his office always take great care of myself and my son.
Very informative and helpful. Understood everything happening. Felt very comfortable and welcome. Will definitely return in the future.
All of the staff are so friendly and really made me feel at home. Dr. Alayan was professional, thorough and had a wonderful bedside manner. We are so happy to have found Dr. Alayan and his amazing team!
I think Dr. Hooty is fantastic! He put me at ease and I felt comfortable the entire time, especially considering the amount of work I was having done. I'm forever thankful to him for restoring my pearly whites back to their original(ish) glory - after I neglected them so long!
Had an awsome visit and tooth extraction was quick and pretty painless. Staff was polite and interested in getting to know me. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is in need of help.
Professional, informative, quick but not hurried, friendly, and pleasant.
My dental anxiety was erased by the professionalism and kindness I received at my first appointment. I was very impressed, relieved, and now am very willing to go back again. Thank you, Stephen E. Davis
Easy going, friendly, but direct and to the point - very informative :)
Totally courteous, friendly & professional, as always. Even worked me in, so that I could leave on my trip, after my veneers came in later than expected from the lab due to the awful weather. As usual, I highly recommend them.
Dr.alayan is one of the best dentist out there the waiting time is really short an you'll be greeted like family, also they give a list of what you need an how much an the staff is really excellent explaining it to you. Rate would be 10 stars if they had 10 stars lol.
Dr. Alayan & everyone who works in his office are the greatest!! Friendly, courteous & professional, they actually make a trip to the dentist a pleasure. And Dr. Alayan does wonderful work. I've had 2 crowns, veneers & a bridge done since I started going to him over a year ago & have been completely satisfied with everything. I'd highly recommend him.
Dentist and associates were very good to me and informative. Diagnosis, treatment and counseling is just what I needed to get my dental health back on track.
Filling out the forms was annoying with redundant information requirements.
Everyone seems very professional, on time, and extremely courteous in every way. Insurance was explained thoroughly, leading me to have no questions to ask!
It was amazing. Great friendly staff. A dentist office you feel comfortable in. Can't wait to go again!
I have been a patient for about 2 years now and came to him after a 10 year void in dental care and many issues to resolve. I now have a healthy mouth on a reasonable maintenance plan:) My latest visit was due to some pain I was having and he was very careful not to jump to conclusions and start fixing things that didn't need to be fixed. The issue is still not 100% determined but we have an attack plan in place to figure it out and do it with the most reasonable and necessary approach. I would recommend him and his staff for sure.
He was very patient with my seven year old who is anti doctors. Great bedside manner and very sweet staff. Everyone went out of their way to keep my son calm.
While I don't look forward to dentist visits Dr. Alayan is always pleasant and patient explaining about my dental health. I've always been impressed by his quality of care and work ethics.
Dr. Hooty is very professional and caring.
I had forgotten about the appointment and his office called me immediately to check on me. I was 20 minutes late but Dr. Hooty and his staff were still very professional, understanding, and kind. As always, his work was excellent. I am very pleased.
Dr. Alayan is always great. I had a dental emergency and popped a crown off the night before. I called them up and they worked me right in. I was back on my way to work in 30 minutes. His staff is always friendly and helpful. Great place to go for all your dental needs.
My favorite dentist ever! Dr Alayan and his entire staff are so nice and welcoming. Every 6 months when I go in for my check up and cleaning I feel like I am visiting old friends!
Always acts in a professional manner. Staff is great and very responsive to your needs. Great you by name each and every time and make your experience great each visit. Excellent experience.
very professsional and friendly staff and comfy place dr hooty is the best.
Excellent customer service from every professional in the office, to the front office manager to both Dr. Hooty and Dr. Orlich. Thanks also for working with my work schedule!
Dr Hooty and his staff are incredible! I hadn't seen a dentist in over 13 years and had been seriously frightened of any dental checkup- I expected chastisement and admonishment and I was WRONG- I voiced my fears and they immediately comforted me and the doc himself promised to be as gentle as possible. I came in for a regular cleaning but stayed and let him take care of everything- I felt foolish for being such a chicken when there are wonderful, caring dentists like Dr Hooty out there. I would recommend him to anyone, whether they have big fears and complicated dental work or easy breezy annual checkups. This guy is the BEST!
His staff is excellent. The dental assistant held my daughter's hand while she was getting her shots. So sweet! Thank you!
He is very professional and at the same time sensitive. I'm going to recommend him to mt sis and any that needs a good dentist. The office was great also. Thanks
Office staff was friendly. The dentist was professional and kind. I will go back!