Matthew Dekow, DMD, ABGD, FAGD
Dr. Matthew Dekow was born in Massachusetts and grew up just north of Boston. Growing up, his family was all about spending time outdoors, which he still loves to do. Before becoming a dentist, Dr. Dekow was a biomedical engineer for GE Healthcare. Although he enjoyed his job, he missed regularly interacting with people and felt he wasn’t contributing to his community as much as he wanted.
Dr. Dekow completed his undergraduate degree in engineering at Duke University in Durham, NC, and his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University. In addition, he completed his residency at Fort Hood and earned his master’s degree in oral biology from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. Dr. Dekow also has experience with forensic dentistry from serving in the U.S. Army.
Dr. Dekow loves teaching others about dentistry, and he spent a year as a mentor and Assistant Director of a general dentistry residency program, which allowed him to teach residents. As a Cedar Park, TX dentist, he enjoys teaching patients about their oral health. He also teaches different tips and tricks to other providers. Helping others is what he loves to do and what motivates him every single day.
In his free time, Dr. Dekow loves hiking, biking, and exploring different parks in the Austin area. He also loves to ski whenever he can travel up north, and skiing in the Alps is high on his bucket list. Dr. Dekow’s wife, Amanda, grew up near a lake in Michigan, and they enjoy bringing their two children, Parker and Kate, to Lake Travis and other local lakes and rivers. The Dekow family also has a Wheaton Terrier named Gracie, who always enjoys joining their adventures whenever she can.