Our Team

We are committed to serving our clients with the highest level of professionalism and care. From the moment you step into the LIV Dentistry office you will be greeted warmly and treated like family. Here is our LIV family, we look forward to meeting and serving yours!


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Dr. Clark Steffens DDS

Dr. Clark Steffens is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. After spending his first seven years practicing in Uptown Dallas, Dr. Clark (as he is known to his patients) moved to the Frisco area to start LIV General and Cosmetic Dentistry and start a family with his wife.

Dr. Clark is a constant student of dentistry and enjoys learning about the newest techniques and technology in the field. He is Invisalign certified and enjoys all areas of cosmetic dentistry including crown and bridge restorations, implant dentistry, and porcelain veneers. He loves the way his patients glow after they see the beautiful results of a smile makeover. “A beautiful smile can change a person’s whole outlook,” says Dr. Clark, “and everyone deserves to smile with confidence.”

Being a member of the American Dental Association and the Dallas County Dental Society allows Dr. Clark to stay active in the dental community. Through this network of colleagues, he is able to stay abreast of the latest methods being used in dentistry as well as participate in continuing education programs, volunteer opportunities, and mission trips to other countries.

When he’s not thinking about teeth, Dr. Clark loves to play with his dog, spend time with his wife, catch a ballgame on television, and practice his favorite hobby, cooking. When his time as a dentist is over, he hopes to open a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant where he can continue serving people in a new way.

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Stephanie Steffens

Stephanie grew up in Binghamton, New York, and moved to Texas back in 2010 to pursue a new career in dental office management.  It was during this time that she and Dr. Clark met at a dental conference and both immediately knew that they were a match made in heaven.  They were married about three years later and have continued their shared passion for the dental field by creating LIV Dentistry in 2014.  Dr. Clark often refers to Stephanie as “the boss” as she makes our office GO.  From managing the financials to presenting treatment plans to planning our marketing, Stephanie has her hand on everything at LIV.  When not busy with work, Stephanie enjoys hitting the pool, personal fitness, and playing with her lovable dog, Reagan!

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Dr. Max Cook DDS

Dr. Cook is a proud lifelong Dallas-Ft. Worth resident and is ecstatic to be serving the area he has always called home. After receiving his Bachelors of Science in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry, Dr. Cook attended the renowned Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas on way to graduating with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery. During his tenure at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Dr. Cook participated in several programs geared specifically towards aesthetic, restorative, and implant dentistry and further hones his craft with ongoing enrollment in continuing education seminars.

For Dr. Cook, education is a lifelong endeavor he fervently pursues. With a passion for teaching and learning, he regularly tries to incorporate this in the way he explains treatments recommended for his patients. Staying at the forefront of the latest trends, technologies, and materials in dentistry is something Dr. Cook considers of paramount importance. He keeps informed with the latest research and evidence being discussed in the field.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Cook is an avid sports fan. Being a native of DFW, he is naturally a fan of the Cowboys, Mavericks, Rangers, and Stars. In his spare time, Dr. Cook, enjoys watching television series, getting outdoors to ride his bicycle, and spending time with his fiancée, who is also a dentist. Dr. Cook is passionate about people and looks forward to getting to know you!

Dr. Matthew Saxon DDS

Dr. Saxon graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.  He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. After completion of his dental training, Dr. Saxon completed his specialty training in Periodontics, and earned a Masters Degree in Oral Biology at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry. He is certified to provide IV conscious sedation by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners and is trained in advanced cardiac life support.

Board Certification:

Dr. Saxon is a Board Certified Periodontist with the American Board of Periodontology.

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April Hurtado

April was born in Central Florida and moved to North Texas in 2016 to explore new opportunities with her husband, Julian.  April earned her Associate’s Degree from Daytona State College and has over 10 years of experience in customer service.  She enjoys working in the dental field because she loves to be a part of helping our patients achieve a more confident smile!  Outside of the office, April loves all things Disney, watching movies, and is a coffee fanatic.

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Stephanie Acosta

Stephanie was born in Queens, New York, and moved to Texas in the summer of 1987. She started part-time at LIV in 2015 and moved to full-time shortly thereafter.  She enjoys helping patients and working with amazing staff in a welcoming and cutting-edge environment.  Away from the office, Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, hanging out with friends, and going on trips with her husband and three kids.

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Sonia Ortega

Sonia was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. She fell in love with dentistry when she was a teenager and got braces. When she is not assisting, she’s hanging out with her 2 girls that keep her on her toes! She is currently a student at Collin College where she is pursuing her dental career to become a hygienist.

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Meredith Wilde

Meredith grew up in a small, central Texas town called Rosebud. After high school, she moved to College Station to attend Blinn College and began her career in dental assisting in 2005. In 2010, she moved to Dallas and started working with Dr Clark as a dental assistant in Uptown. She continued her education and graduated in 2015 with an Associates in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. Meredith enjoys getting to know her patients and developing their trust while educating them on the importance of their oral health and prevention of gum disease. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with friends and family (especially her 3 nephews), traveling, shopping, concerts, attending sporting events, and anything outdoors!

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Kamryn Trahan

Kamryn is from the small east Texas town of Henderson. Kamryn went to school at Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene. She has been a member of our team since June 2019. Kamryn’s favorite thing about being a dental hygienist is getting to know each of her patients individually and educating them on oral health to help prevent gum disease. Outside of work, Kamryn enjoys spending time with friends, family, her two dogs, going to the lake, and traveling.