Dr. Brandon Hedgecock
Dr. Brandon Hedgecock received his dental degree from UTHSC San Antonio after graduating from the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and has achieved Diplomate Status with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy. Currently he is working towards becoming a Diplomate of ABDSM, which he will achieve at the beginning of 2018.
From its very beginning, Dr. Hedgecock has been with Sleep Better Austin and has watched our dental team work and grow to ensure the success of our practice. Both he and Dr. Kerr have had family members diagnosed with sleep apnea, inspiring them to become sleep dentists. Together, they hope to use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to give their patients a better night’s rest.
Dr. Hedgecock loves living in Austin, and enjoys the live music and concerts in the area. He has two children at home—one boy and one girl. Both keep him busy playing Legos, Harry Potter, Barbies, and letting them have their pick of movies. At the University of Texas, Dr. Hedgecock was a 4-year member of Longhorn Football team. Today he keeps active playing golf and snowboarding when he gets the chance.
Dr. Max Kerr
Dr. Max Kerr is from Amarillo, Texas. After receiving his undergraduate degree at Texas Tech University, Dr. Kerr received his General Dentistry Degree in 2007. He then spent five years providing dental care for underserved children in San Antonio and Roswell, New Mexico. In May 2013, he took a break from working in the corporate dental world, where he felt patients were treated more like numbers than people. He opened Vista Ridge Family Dentistry with the goal of creating strong relationships with his patients and the community.
Dr. Kerr is an active member of the American Dental Association and is passionate about continuing education. Through his studies, Dr. Kerr learned the correlation between tooth damage and sleep apnea. In his own life, sleep apnea has hit very close to home as both his mother-in-law and grandfather suffered severe strokes caused by their sleep apnea. To prevent this from occurring in his own patients, Dr. Kerr began his extensive training with dental sleep medicine. Dr. Kerr is a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and the Academy of Clinical Sleep Disorders Disciplines. He is committed to treating his patients with the highest standard to help them live a long and fruitful life.
Outside of work, Dr. Kerr is passionate about personal growth through reading and exercise. What he enjoys most of all is spending time with his supportive wife, Jeannie, and his daughters, Kiran and Korey whom he adores.
Meet Our Team
Here at Sleep Better Austin we provide our customers with knowledgeable and friendly dental sleep care in Austin and Cedar Park, Texas, thanks to our great team. Our team members provide friendly and knowledgeable service to all our patients. Call 512-215-4350 to schedule an appointment and to meet some of our wonderful employees!
Sarah – Director of Marketing and Physician Services
After graduating high school, Sarah Morris immediately jumped into the work force and has been with us since August of 2016. Her marketing and networking efforts develop effective and engaging relationships between Sleep Better Austin, our patients, and their physicians. She enjoys coming to a caring work environment that works to educate patients and help treat their sleep apnea.
Sarah’s family are long-time Texans, tracing their roots back to the 1800’s. Married in 2000, she and her husband have 3 wonderful girls—7-year-old twins and a 12-year-old almost-teenager. In her off hours, she spends time with her family and keeping herself busy at the gym.
Laci – Lead Clinical Sleep Assistant
Laci Jones has been with Sleep Better Austin for one year. She educates our patients about their Obstructive Sleep Apnea and treatment options, and daily ensures all our patients get the care they need. She loves making a difference in patients’ quality of life and working with a great team to do it!
Laci received her Bachelor’s degree from UTA and currently has her RDA. At home, she has a new puppy named Penelope that keeps her busy. On the weekends, you can be sure to find her playing volleyball or enjoying the outdoors.
Amy – Dental Sleep Coordinator
As our dental sleep coordinator, Amy Schaffner works with our patients daily to get them the care they need. Amy received her Associate of Science from Lonestar College-Montgomery and constantly works to broaden her knowledge of the medical insurance field to better serve our patients. She has been with Sleep Better Austin for a year and a half.
When not at work, Amy reads, hikes, and watches her favorite shows on Netflix. She loves being with her family and spoiling her two nephews. At home, she spoils her lovely dog, Marley.
Rachel – Referral Coordinator
Our Referral Coordinator, Rachel Varner, helps to ensure the organization and efficiency of our patient scheduling and incoming medical referrals. She loves giving our patients back their quality of life and changing their lives. Every day she’s able to work with her “Dream Team” to ensure Sleep Better Austin gives our patients the dental care they need.
At home, Rachel has two terrific kids, Bailey and Colton, and chocolate and yellow Labs named Whiskey and Shooter. Her wanderlust encourages her to travel, which she does on her motorbike or Jeep. She loves getting lost in the outdoors, going hiking, camping, or fishing and gar spearing on the water.
Rebekah – Dental Sleep Clinical Assistant
Rebekah Gibson has been with Sleep Better Austin since July of 2017. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s in Biology and Chemistry in Spring of 2017; and she is currently applying to dental school. Meanwhile, she absorbs all she can about dentistry and dental sleep medicine, and assists our dentists with oral appliance fittings, appliance instructions, and impressions. She makes sure our patients know everything they need to know throughout the sleep apnea treatment process.
Rebekah grew up in a large family, and now she’s enjoying her new marriage. She and her husband, Taylor spend their time outdoors and love playing tennis. They also explore the outer Austin area through hiking, biking, and kayaking.