Kristen Hendricks, D.D.S.
Dr. Kristen Hendricks received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Prior to attending dental school, she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree 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.
Dr. Hendricks loves working with children sharing her passion for dentistry with her community. Kristen is an active member of the Texas Dental Association, Capital Area Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Hendricks is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance her skills to better serve the dental care needs of her patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience.
In her free time, Kristen loves to spend time with her husband, Robert, her daughters and dogs.
John Schneider, D.D.S.
Dr. Schneider is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where he simultaneously completed his dental studies and 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 truly enjoys getting to know his patients on an individual level so he can understand and meet each patient's unique oral health needs. 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.
Dr. Kash Maddali D.D.S.
Dr. Kash Maddali is an Illinois native and received a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then went on to receive his DDS at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. Kash is committed to continuing education and believes it is vital to remain current in dental procedures and health care. He is strongly committed to providing quality dentistry for patients of all ages. He strives to achieve the best work possible. Above all, he believes that building trust with patients is the foundation of great oral healthcare.
Kash has just recently moved to the Austin area and is very excited to explore everything Austin has to offer.
In his spare time, Dr. Maddali enjoys quality time with his wife, playing guitar and singing, attending concerts, playing tennis, and grilling.
Dr. Erin Saucier
Dr. Erin Saucier loves her career in pediatric dentistry. What could be better than working with children all day and helping them discover that oral health can be fun? Dr. Erin studied Biology at the University of Maine and earned her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. She graduated cum laude was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. Dr. Erin completed her pediatric dental training at the NYU Lutheran Pediatric Dental Residency program in Tampa, Florida where she learned so much from the kiddos she worked with, including a little bit of Spanish!
Dr. Erin believes that oral health is an essential component for a child’s health and overall wellness. While helping children achieve oral health, Dr. Erin creates a safe, fun-filled, and stress free environment.
Outside the office, Dr. Erin appreciates participating in events providing dental care for those in need and even had the privilege of volunteering as a pediatric dental instructor at the University of the West Indies Dental School in Kingston, Jamaica. Dr. Erin also enjoys hiking, tennis, and trying the many amazing restaurants in Austin. She’s always looking for recommendations, please tell her all about your favorite spots at your next visit!
Matthew Largent, M.D., D.D.S.
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 Bachelor of Science and Doctor 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 and 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. Dr. Largent is committed to continuing education and takes many advanced courses each year to enhance his skills to better serve the dental care needs of his patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable dental experience.
In his spare time, he enjoys distance running, college athletics, and music.
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 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 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 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.
Laura joined the Bright Smiles team in 2016 and has been practicing hygiene for over 14 years now. She is originally from North Texas but relocated to the Austin area after granduating hygiene school in 2003. She has 3 children and 2 beautiful grandbabies. She enjoys crafting, traveling and spending time with her family.
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.
Alicia joined the team at Bright Smiles Family Dentistry in 2015. She loves working with such a great team! Alicia's highlight of the day is to keep her patients comfortable during their visit and to help ensure they have a positive experience. Alicia grew up in Austin, but moved out to Burnet in 2013. She loves her new home in the Texas Hill Country! When not seeing patients, Alicia prefers to spend time creating wonderful new memories with her husband and family.
Ann was raised in Pflugerville and is a graduate of Pflugerville High School. She completed her license for Registered Dental Assistant in 2012 but currently works at the front desk. She has 4 beautiful children. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children play sports and traveling.