Our team is committed to working together to ensure that every Austin Dental Spa experience exceeds our patients’ expectations. We invite you to learn more about the members of our exceptional team who have been hand-selected by our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sweeney.
Jen – Administrative Team
Jen Crider joins the Austin Dental Spa team with 25 years of experience working in General Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Periodontics, Pedodontics, and Cosmetic Dentistry. She began her dental career as a chairside assistant. When her dentist retired she remained in the dental field as a Dental Assisting Instructor. After teaching approximately 200 new Dental Assistants over five years in a 1200-hour certificate program, she moved her focus to assisting dentists in their front office. She is one of the happy voices you’ll hear when you phone our office and is our insurance/financial contact.
Jen’s father was career Military and she lived at 19 different addresses by the time she was 19 years old. She chose to raise her family in Austin, believing that her children would be able to find anything they wanted to do somewhere within this great state. Her daughter is married and living in the Dallas area. Her son did not “follow the rules” and is raising his family in Washington, DC.
Jen leads a full and diverse life away from dentistry. She is a grandmother to two boys who live in Washington, DC (and whom she visits as much as she can), she teaches formal dinner service and gives full formal dinner parties (think tux and ball gowns) once a quarter, she writes books and presents at weekend conferences on communications and relationship topics, she doesn’t own a TV and spends her evenings reading, learning, and connecting with her partner, she plays the flute for weddings and funerals, and she owns and rides a Harley.
Brandi – Assistant
Brandi was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. She began her dental career in 1993. She joined Austin Dental Spa in 2000. Sadly, she moved back to Oklahoma 2005 to be closer to her family and new nephew. She met her husband in OK, and he promised her that they would eventually move back to Austin. We are happy to FINALLY have her back! Her true passion is helping people get the smile of their dreams. Outside of the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and their furry babies, Emily, Lily, and Lucia. In her spare time she is quite the gardener, chef, traveler, and Oklahoma football fan. Boomer!
Ashley – Assistant
Ashley was born and raised in the wonderfully weird city of Austin. Before becoming a dental assistant she worked as an esthetician for 5 years. She has been a member of the Austin Dental Spa team since February, and is loving it! A few of Ashley’s interests include attending dance classes, running, cheering on the Longhorns, and volunteering at her neighborhood animal rescue.
Brittany – Assistant
Brittany is the newest assistant to join the Austin Dental Spa team! She was born and raised in Georgia, where she has been assisting since early 2013. She recently relocated to Austin with her fiancé Brian and their lab Jack. When Brittany isn’t exploring her new city, she likes yoga, traveling with her fiancé, cooking, attempting to garden, and planning her wedding! Her favorite part of Assisting is being able to connect with her patients. She wants to make sure they have the best dental experience possible. Brittany is so excited to join the Austin Dental Spa team!
Alisha – Dental Assistant
Alisha was born and raised in Granbury, Texas. She moved to Austin in 2014 and could not be happier to call it her home! Alisha has been in the dental field since 2010. When she is not hard at work, she enjoys hiking, traveling, going to concerts, and spending time with her friends and family!
Her true passion is helping people get the smile of their dreams!
Steve – Dental Assistant
Steve was born and raised in Louisiana. He’s lived in several
different states, but finally got to Texas in 1998. He is happy to call Austin his home. He began his career in the dental field in 1995. He joined Austin Dental Spa in 2011, and we are so happy to have him! In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and coaching basketball.
Dani – Hygienist
Dani was born and raised in Massachusetts. Being an East Coast girl, she is loud, fun and upbeat! She moved to Austin Texas about four years ago and could not be happier to call it her home! Dani graduated from Mount Ida College in Newton Massachusetts, where she played basketball and ran cross country. She has been a practicing dental hygienist since 2006 and thrives on helping patients achieve a healthy smile! When she is not hard at work, she enjoys playing rugby for the Austin’s Women’s Rugby Team, doing CrossFit and drinking smoothies! Dani has a passion for improving overall health and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially with floss!
Candice – Hygienist
Candice has been with Austin Dental Spa since Aug 2001. She was born in Southern California and moved to Houston when she was 12. Candice and her family now call Pflugerville home! After graduating from Coastal Bend College in 1999 with a degree in Dental Hygiene she moved to Pflugerville and married her college sweet heart, Chuck. They have a 14 yr old son, Kyle, who keeps them busy with all of his sports activities. Candice spent 6 years working as a dental assistant before pursuing her real love which is dental hygiene. She enjoys taking care of her patients and helps educate them on the importance of good dental hygiene and how it affects the overall body health not just the teeth. Candice enjoys all outdoor activities and spending time with her family and their chocolate Labrador Bailey.
Emily – Hygienist
Emily is our newest member to the hygiene team. She was born and raised on a dairy farm in Vermont and is a country girl at heart! She graduated Cum Laude from Mount Ida College in 2009 and has loved being a hygienist ever since. Emily moved to Austin with her boyfriend Dave (who’s actually a dentist!) and their two labs, Miller and Baxter. They love the warm Austin winters which helps support their active lifestyle. Emily loves hiking, crossfit and volunteering with Austin Pets Alive! Emily believes the best part of being a hygienist is getting to know each of her patients while promoting overall health and wellness.
Lotus – Massage Therapist
Lotus started out as a patient in our practice, but quickly seized the opportunity to join our Team as a massage therapist when an opening came available. Born in Amarillo and raised throughout West Texas, Lotus is a Registered Nurse with ICU and surgical experience, but liked the autonomy provided by a career in massage therapy. Her healing hands are further guided by her spiritual journey as she is heavily involved in Avitar, working to achieve Master Status. “Our clients are so diverse. I really like people, and being able to introduce them to a whole new dental experience.” She also enjoys Xeroscape gardening, biking, and walking.
Misti – Hygiene Coordinator
“Bio Coming Soon!”
Suzanne – Doctor Coordinator
Sue has been with Austin Dental Spa since June 2017 and brought with her not only an infectious smile and fun personality, but also over 3 years of experience in dentistry. Sue enjoys anything outdoors including hiking, swimming & fishing as well as spending time with her fur family, her dog Kash and cat, Puppet.
Contact Our Team Today
Isn’t it time you did something nice for yourself? Haven’t you waited long enough to treat yourself to a relaxing day at the spa, let alone the smile of your dreams? If you aren’t completely satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, there is no better way to make a change than with the Austin Dental Spa smile makeover with cosmetic dentist Mark Sweeney, D.D.S. You will enjoy a relaxing mini-vacation right here at our dental spa in Central Texas while achieving a long-awaited dream. There’s no better combination out there! Contact us today to schedule your consultation, and begin the journey to the smile you desire in the luxury you deserve.