Dr. Austin Haught was born and raised in Encinitas, CA. He obtained his undergraduate education at UCLA, majoring in chemical engineering with an emphasis in biomedical engineering. He then went on to obtain his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. Prior to returning to his hometown of Encinitas and joining Smiles by Design, Dr. Austin practiced for several years as an associate in a group practice in San Diego.
Dr. Austin believes in giving back, and has volunteered his time with Give Kids a Smile and a mission trip to Tonga, providing dental care to underserved patients, many of whom had never had access to a dentist. Dr. Austin has also worked as a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and volunteered at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Pennsylvania.
When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys fishing, scuba diving, surfing and spending time with his wife and their two dogs. Dr. Austin is committed to continuing education including being an Invisalign® provider, extensive CEREC® training and is an active member of: