Meet Our Radiant Team at A Summer Smile

Our team shines bright at A Summer Smile. While providing state-of-the-art dental care is important, the people aspect matters to us, too. Our friendly, enthusiastic team goes above and beyond to make sure you feel at home. We talk to you like a friend or family member instead of just another patient. Our team takes the time to get to know you and understand your dental concerns and goals in order to help you achieve a healthy, attractive smile you love.

Dr. Summer Rydel

Say Hello to Dr. Summer Rydel

Dr. Summer Rydel graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. During her time in Lubbock, she was actively involved in her sorority and a member of Golden Key National Honors Society. After graduating, Dr. Summer Rydel served as a dental assistant in Austin while preparing for dental school. She moved to New York to pursue her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from New York University Collge of Dentistry and returned to set up her own practice, A Summer Smile. To remain current in her field, she is a member of the Capital Area Dental Society, the Texas Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

When she is not in the office, Dr. Rydel gives back to the community through outreach programs and volunteer work. In her spare time, she enjoys running, cycling, and playing sports.

Dr. Zeh


Dr. Zeh grew up in Morgantown, West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University School of Dentistry. She made the move to Austin two years ago following her husband as he completes his PhD at University of Texas in Acoustics.

Dr. Zeh was first drawn to the field of dentistry at the age of fourteen through her own smile transformation. She was so impressed at how her once crooked smile could be made healthy, beautiful, and balanced giving her a new confidence and zest for life. This internal change she experienced is what she desires to bring to every patient she has the opportunity to work with.

Dr. Zeh seeks to be a lifelong learner, always growing and improving. Since graduating she has continued her dental education in the fields of cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, dental lasers, and dental implants. She is also passionate about comprehensively treating the head and neck expanding her certifications to include Botox and dermal fillers. Of course, Dr. Zeh keeps up to date on all required dental certifications, including her Texas State Dental License, Basic Cardiac Life Support, and Nitrous Oxide Sedation.

During her undergraduate at WVU, Dr. Zeh had the opportunity to compete in both Cross Country and Track and Field, earning All American honors in the steeplechase. Though not quite as fast as she once was, Dr. Zeh still loves to stay fit through a long yoga session, a refreshing run, or a solid weight workout. When not in the office, Dr. Zeh enjoys traveling, exploring the great outdoors, leading Sunday School classes at Austin Ridge Bible Church, eating awesome food at one of Austin’s many great restaurants, and spending quality time with friends, family, and her adorable Dachsund-Beagle pup, Watson.

You can learn more about Dr. Zeh by following her instagram account @TheDaintyDentist, where she enjoys providing dental and oral health tips.

The Shining Faces Of A Summer Smile

Amber - Front Office Manager

Amber – Office Manager

Shelby - Account Manager

Shelby – Account Manager

Kassandra Patient Coordinator

Kassandra – Patient Coordinator

Lea - Lead Dental Hygienist

Lea – Lead Dental Hygienist

Amy - Dental Hygienist

Amy – Dental Hygienist

Ashleigh - Dental Hygienist

Ashleigh – Dental Hygienist

Lauren Lead Dental Assistant

Lauren – Lead Dental Assistant

Danielle - Dental Assistant

Danielle – Dental Assistant

Keionna - Dental Assistant

Keionna – Dental Assistant

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