As his mother tells it, Dr. Brandon Hedgecock’s passion for dentistry began when he was barely 3 years old and would declare he wanted to be a dentist when he grew up. By high school, Dr. Hedgecock says he was sure, and he went on to obtain his degree in Biology from the University of Texas (Hook ‘Em Horns!) and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.
After graduating, Dr. Hedgecock spent four years in Joplin, Missouri, working with a federally qualified community health center providing dental care to the underserved. He entered private practice in 2011, where he has enjoyed building better, long-lasting relationships with his patients and team.
Like some Austin dentists today, Dr. Hedgecock offers oral conscious sedation, an easy and effective way to calm your nerves before your dental appointment. Unlike many other general dentists in Austin, Dr. Brandon Hedgecock has also completed extensive training and certification in intravenous (IV) conscious sedation at Georgia Health Sciences University.
If you snore or have sleep apnea, Dr. Hedgecock can also help you get a better night’s sleep with oral appliance therapy. He is a diplomate with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. H is a member of ADA (American Dental Association), ADSA (American Dental Society of Anesthesiology), and the AADSM (American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine). He is passionate about ongoing education and participates in Study Clubs and takes hundreds of continuing education hours per year. His passion for learning extends outside of work, where he constantly strives to learn more and expand his skill set.
Dr. Hany Ahmed was born in Egypt and grew up in Alexandria on the coast of the Mediterranean. He received his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from Alexandria University, Egypt in 2007, and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Southern California in 2014. He’s completed additional training in implant dentistry and bone grafting, and he is certified in Invisalign® treatment and conscious sedation.
Dr. Hany takes pride in being able to comfort his patients and provide them with top-notch dentistry that produces satisfying results. He is particularly fond of improving esthetics through dentistry because he believes smiles are the key to the heart.
Outside of the office, Dr. Hany enjoys being outdoors and is passionate about traveling and experiencing different cultures. He likes to swim and play tennis, squash, and soccer. When he’s relaxing at home, he likes to read and watch television series. His wife, Heidi, is an MD Radiologist who also grew up in Egypt. He has two brothers, one is a Pharmacist that lives in Victoria, TX, and the other is a Civil Engineer who lives in Kuwait. He is the uncle of two nieces and two nephews.
Dr. Hany has been on a couple of dental mission trips to treat underserved populations in Mexico, and he aspires to go on many more mission trips in the future.
Jessica was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, and is currently living and raising her children in Buda, Texas. Jessica is a proud member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers. The best part of this job for Jessica is daily problem solving – she loves helping people accomplish the smiles they deserve. When she’s not in the office, Jessica loves crafting and creating custom clothing for people which motivated her to start her own small business doing custom shirt designs. She and her husband have been together for more than half of their lives, and together they have three amazing kids – Kristen, Marcus, and Noah – with whom she is “borderline obsessed with.” Jessica loves working for Hedgecock Dental and offering our patients complete, comprehensive care. She considers it a blessing to be part of this amazing team.
Haley grew up in a small town in Louisiana called DeRidder. She originally attended Louisiana Tech, but ended up receiving her dental education from the Academy of Acadian for dental assisting. For Haley, the best part of this job is being able to help people. When she’s not in the office, Haley enjoys getting outside with her family, hiking or taking walks in the park. She also loves to draw, play video games, and read a good book. Haley has a wonderful husband, Lee, and they have two beagles, Arya and Sansa, and a cat named Khaleesi (any Game of Thrones fans out there?).
Jessie was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, and graduated from Travis High School before achieving her degree from the Everest Institute with a focus on dental assisting. In addition to being a Registered Dental Assistant, Jessie is also trained in nitrous oxide administration and monitoring, as well as CPR. The best part of this job for Jessie is being a team player, and helping our patients reach their goals for a beautiful and healthy smile. When she’s not in the office, Jessie enjoys spending time with her son Joseph, being crafty and watching football, of course! She and her family are three peas in a pod. Family is everything!
Heather grew up in South Alabama where most of her family still lives, but recently moved to Austin from Alaska. After she graduated from high school in 2004, she started learning on the job with a dentist, then became a certified Dental Assistant in 2015. She’s worked with specialists in periodontics, orthodontics, and endodontics, and her favorite part of dental assisting is meeting and getting to know new people, as well as helping ease their anxiety about visiting the dentist.
Heather and her family love the outdoors, especially the mountains, and she hikes whenever she has the chance. She also enjoys movies and crafts. Her amazing girlfriend, Erin, is serving in the US Coast Guard Reserves and attending nursing school. Her daughter, Ellie, is loving middle school and the weather in Texas. Heather, Erin, and Ellie have two dogs: Gertrude and Hartley.
Zoie was born and raised in a small town called Big Spring. She moved to Austin with her husband because they fell in love with the hill country. Zoie graduated with honors and attained her Dental Hygiene license in 2014. Her mother, who’s also a dental hygienist, was her inspiration. Zoie enjoys taking many continuing education courses and is CPR and nitrous oxide certified; she’s also had sedation training with Dr. Brandon. She loves building rapport with patients and working with the amazing team at Hedgecock Dental. She takes pride in being efficient and finds educating and helping patients with dental anxiety and concerns very rewarding.
Zoie’s hobbies outside of the office include camping, hiking, and exploring. She is happily married to John, and they have a pet cat named Mimsy. She loves her family, music, coffee, and Texas. Zoie volunteers at Texas Missions of Mercy and Dentistry from the Heart and looks forward to continuing to serve her community.