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 has become a diplomate with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and will soon receive the same recognition from 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. Michelle Hedgecock was born in Houston and grew up in the very small town of Danbury, Texas. She attended Texas A&M University, where she studied biomedical science and minored in business. During her junior year at A&M, Dr. Michelle was accepted early into dental school, where she graduated magna cum laude. She received the Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Award of Merit.
Dr. Michelle’s dedication to continuing education led her to the Kois Center®, where she completed over 200 hours of coursework. The curriculum covered in nine comprehensive courses included aesthetic, occlusion, and restorative dentistry, and was taught through hands-on simulated clinical methods as well as over the shoulder learning. Graduating from the Kois Center® was an accomplishment that Dr. Michelle feels will exponentially increase the quality dental care she provides.
Dr. Michelle has a passion for helping patients achieve the straight and confident smiles they’ve always wanted with Six Month Smiles® adult cosmetic braces and Invisalign®.
Having completed more cases than any other Six Month Smiles® dentist in Central Texas, Dr. Michelle is Austin’s premier Six Month Smiles® provider. She is a clinical instructor who travels across the country to train other dentists on the 6 Month Smiles® system. She even gave an interview about Six Month Smiles® with The Wellness Hour, a health-focused TV and web series that has featured some of the nation’s leading healthcare specialists. Check it out on our Austin dental blog.
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?).
Amy is a Texas native, and was born and raised in Lake Jackson. She attended Wharton County Junior College for Dental Hygiene, and graduated #1 in her hygiene class in 2010. The best part of this job for Amy is getting to help and educate her patients, and getting to work with such awesome coworkers! When she’s not in the office, Amy loves live music, and spending time outdoors hiking and swimming. Amy has been married to her amazing husband for 10 years, and together they have two dogs, Brodie and Willow.
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!
Ashley was born and raised in Buda, Texas, and attended Hays High School. She received her Dental Assisting education from Allied Health Centers in 2006. Ashley has received additional training and certifications for headache and migraine therapy with TruDenta®, cosmetic orthodontics with Six Month Smiles®, as well as sleep apnea treatment. The best part of this job for Ashley is seeing the transformations in people’s lives before and after dental treatment. She loves orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, and easing patients’ minds when they have anxiety, getting them to a point where they feel at home in our office. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys spending time with her children, watching them play sports, and hanging out with family and friends. She is married to her husband Terry, and together they have three kids – DeSean, Janae, and Darius. She also loves watching football…Go Cowboys!