Bright Smiles Family Dentistry - Pflugerville
Bright Smiles Family Dentistry is a family-focused practice. We believe visits to the dentist should be a comfortable, positive experience, and our cheerful, friendly staff will do whatever we can to make you more comfortable during your treatment. We love giving our patients plenty to smile about!
Meet Our Team
Kristen Hendricks, D.D.S. - General Dentist
Dr. Kristen Hendricks also received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the renowned University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior to attending dental school, she received her bachelor's of arts in chemistry from Southern Methodist University. Upon graduating from dental school, Kristen moved to Austin with her husband Robert and began practicing dentistry in Austin.
Kristen loves working with children and providing the community with the best dental care she can offer. Kristen is an active member of the Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. In her free time, Kristen loves to spend time with her family and her dogs.
John Schneider, D.D.S. - General Dentist
Dr. John Schneider DDS is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where in addition to his dental studies, he completed an advanced pre-doctoral curriculum in dental implantology. Prior to his dental education, Dr. Schneider graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
John enjoys seeing patients of all ages and emphasizes providing his patients with an inviting, comfortable environment. John truly enjoys getting to know his patients on an individual level so he can understand and meet each patient's unique oral health needs. In order to stay up to date on the latest treatments and dental technologies, John actively pursues continuing education through his membership with the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Capitol Area Dental Association.
Outside of the office, John enjoys spending time with his wife and pup, being outdoors, cooking, traveling when he can, and cheering on his favorite Chicago sports teams.
Andrew Gentile, D.D.S. - General Dentist
Dr. Andrew Gentile is originally from New York, where he graduated from New York University’s College of Dentistry. Prior to attending dental school, he earned his Bachelor of Science in bio-chemistry and molecular biology at the University of Albany. Andrew moved to Austin with his wife in the summer of 2015 to practice dentistry.
Andrew enjoys working with patients of all ages. It is his goal to make all patients feel comfortable, receive the best possible treatment, and leave the office feeling satisfied. Andrew is also interested in oral pathology and completed honors courses in the identification and treatment of oral diseases while attending NYU.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, two cats, fishing, eating and making Texas style BBQ, and camping.
Matthew Largent, M.D., D.D.S. - Oral Surgeon
Dr. Matthew Largent hails from the San Francisco Bay Area where he attended Bellarmine College Preparatory, an all-boys, Jesuit institution. He earned both his Bachelors of Science and Doctoral of Dental Surgery from the University of Washington in Seattle. Educational pursuits took Dr. Largent to Texas in 2003, where he pursued a certificate in oral & maxillofacial surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
As a dual degreed oral & maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Largent was conferred his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas in 2006. He was attracted to the field of oral & maxillofacial surgery due to the scope of practice and the opportunity to make significant changes in the lives of patients with regards to pathology, function and esthetics. In his spare time, he enjoys distance running, college athletics, and music.
Nancy - General Office Manager
Nancy has been with Bright Smiles Family Dentistry since 2013. She has been active in the dental field since 1991. She is originally from Southern California and relocated to Cedar Park in 2006. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and 2 four-legged furry children and finding new things to do and places to eat in Austin.
Cynthia - Account Manager
Cynthia has been with Bright Smiles Family Dentistry since 2013. She graduated from Dental Essentials in 2007. It's very important to Cynthia that patients leave with a great experience and a smile. For her, it's about having a connection, and she likes getting to know each and every one of our patients. When she's not at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and two children. She also loves to read and go shopping in her free time.
Heidi - Insurance Coordinator
Heidi was born in El Paso, TX and has been in the dental field for over 11 years. She is the proud mother of two daughters, Kelsey and Kristal. Kelsey lives in California with Heidi's two grandsons, and Kristal is in the Army and currently stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Heidi will be marrying her fiance' Keith on April 1st (no fools). When not helping her patients, Heidi likes visiting museums, watching old movies and just spending time with her family, friends and 2 cats.
Amanda - Dental Hygienist
Amanda was born in Round Rock and is one of our few natives in the office! She attended Schreiner University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology. She then received her Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene from Blinn College. She loves to cook, and can easily get lost in a good fictional book. When she's not playing with her beagle Willie, you can find her at the movies or antique shopping.
Danny - Dental Assistant
Danny was born in Austin, Texas and has been a registered dental assistant since 2009. He loves working with patients of all ages. Danny enjoys helping patients have a positive experience while visiting the office. When Danny is not working he loves spending time with his wife and learning new tips on barbecuing.
Ronnica - Dental Assistant
Ronnica was born in New Orleans, and relocated to Austin in early 2015. She is the proud mother of two sons, Darville and Harlem. Ronnica is a graduate of Everest Institute and has been a dental assistant for about 8 years. One of Ronnica's favorite things about her profession is educating patients. When not caring for her patients, Ronnica loves to explore Austin with her kids, shop and go out on Town Lake.