Get to Know Our Providers
Dr. Aanchal Chandra
I graduated from Houston Baptist University for my undergraduate studies and attended UT- Dental school in San Antonio thereafter. In Dental school, not only did I have the chance to surround myself with some of the best faculty and students in Texas, but also met my husband, Manvir. After graduating from dental school, Manvir and I moved to the beautiful city of Austin and have never looked back. In Austin, I found an amazing food scene and the great outdoors, which I love to explore. I first fell in love with Austin during a run around Town-lake, followed by a swim at Barton Springs. What a great way to cool off and escape the sweltering summer heat!
I love my job as a dentist; not only do I get to connect with patients on a personal level, but I get to be their partner in a journey towards optimum oral health, and a beautiful smile. I believe in educating my patients and showing them how oral health relates to overall wellbeing. Since graduating from Dental School, I have participated multiple CE courses and study groups. As a clinician, it is my goal to provide patients with comprehensive, up to date dental services. I am thrilled by the opportunity to serve my local Belterra and Austin Community.
Dr. Manvir Anand
While in college at the University of Texas at Austin, I discovered my passion for the dental profession. Through volunteering activities at dental offices, I realized how much I enjoyed the dentist-patient relationship and the care given to every patient who walks through the door. My favorite moment was seeing a patient, who was embarrassed to smile her whole life, light up with joy after seeing her smile makeover. From then on, I knew I wanted to be a dentist.
I attended UT Health Science San Antonio for dental school. After four challenging but ultimately rewarding years, I graduated and became a licensed dentist. Since graduating, I have seen thousands of patients and spent 100+ hours of continuing education to stay up to date with the latest dental technology and research. I am very passionate about delivering high quality care with the most current and scientifically proven procedures.
Outside of dentistry, I love the great outdoors, especially biking, kayaking and swimming. In my down time, I also enjoy reading science fiction and fantasy novels as well as watching the occasional TV show, in particular Game of Thrones. Let’s not forget college football; my heart still bleeds burnt orange, Hookem!
Dr. Jorden Mortensen
I love the outdoors and I love Texas! Having grown up on a cattle ranch in my youth, being here in Texas makes me feel at home. I graduated from BYU for my undergraduate studies and continued on to dental school at Roseman University of Health Sciences.
Dentistry has made a huge impact on my life personally. As a teenager I had extensive work done in my mouth in order to correct my bite and smile. It was ultimately the example of my dentist that led me to choose a career in dentistry. One of the most rewarding things I do on a daily basis is meeting and getting to know my patients. I understand that we all come from different walks of life, and I love meeting each and every one of you. I love being a dentist! I have studied with some of the most skilled clinicians in the country in order to be here and provide y’all with the highest standard of care possible.
I’m married to the love of my life! We met in college and decided to get married. Since then we have had two little girls that we love more than life itself. They are so fun, and we are grateful for their sweet spirits and the light they bring into our lives. As a family, we love to play sports, swim at the pool, and spend time with family and friends. I am thrilled to be here and serve the local community here at Belterra Dental!
RDH Samantha Barta
My love for dental hygiene began in my teens, when I started working at a dental office. Not only did I love working in the health care field, I loved being able to see a patient’s demeaner change when they went through both restorative and cosmetic dental procedures. I love educating patients, because it is imperative to help improve and maintain their oral health; also, that education helps with understanding the connection of oral health and overall health. I focus on creating achievable goals with my patients and I really enjoy being able to meet new people, have fun conversations, and listen to their personal stories.
I was raised in a small town in Utah and received my Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from Dixie State University. My husband and I moved to Texas in 2018 and love it here. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and traveling.
RDH Sunena Gagneja
After raising my two beautiful children, and having a previous career as a respiratory therapist, I always wanted to go back in the healthcare field. I decided to go to dental hygiene school where I found my true passion in being a dental hygienist. During my training and now in practice, one of the most rewarding experiences for me has been the close interaction with my patients. The joy on their faces at the completion of their treatment has always given me a great sense of satisfaction. With constant emphasis on prevention, value of good home care, importance of keeping their appointments, and setting small reachable goals with my patients, I have been very successful in motivating my patients about their oral health. My proudest moments are when my patients can’t wait to show me how their oral health has improved since the last time they saw me. I consider my work not just a job, but a service to my patients. Patient education is of utmost importance to me as it helps me better serve my patients. My belief is that learning never stops; I take several continuing educational courses through out the year and love to learn new advances in dentistry.
Outside of work, I love travelling and exploring the world with my amazing husband and beautiful children. In my free time, I exercise, take voice lessons, and love watching T.V.