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 (AADSM) and a Diplomate of American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has also achieved Diplomate Status with the American Sleep and Breathing Academy.
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. Dr. Kerr is also board certified in dental sleep medicine with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. 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.
Dr. Andrew Edmonds
Dr. Andrew Edmonds has been with our practice since 2016, and he brings with him valuable experience and insight for making a visit to Sleep Better Austin a great experience for all our patients! He especially enjoys giving people a better and healthier life by providing them with techniques and treatments to improve their sleep at night. He is committed to staying current with research, techniques and advancements in the sleep dental field so that he can better help and educate our patients to make the best decisions for their health.
Dr. Supriya Patel
Dr. Patel received her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, also in San Antonio.
Immediately after graduation from dental school in 2015, Dr. Patel completed a one-year residency at the Olin Teague Veterans Center to pursue her Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Her experience provided her with the skills to treat more medically complex cases, perform conscious sedation and also perform different types of dental surgery including extractions, implant placement and minor periodontal surgery.
Dr. Patel is an active member of the ADA®and the AGD. She is passionate about community service and continuing education in fields such as sleep medicine, sedation and the treatment of periodontal disease. She joined our practice in 2016.
She likes the family aspect of our office and the way we treat our team members like family and have fun doing it! She tries to be a part of keeping our office fun and lively! She is a lead for the general dentists and works on protocols and systems to help our team succeed and navigate any issues that they may encounter.
Dr. Patel and her husband Janil have a dog named Peppa. In her spare time she enjoys art, trail hiking and traveling.
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!
Jessica – Director of Operations
Jessica has been with the team at Sleep Better Austin for seven years and loves working in an environment where the health of our patients always comes first! She creates systems to ensure that our patients are taken care of from the moment they schedule their appointment to when they’re walking out our door with happy smiles.
Jessica has been married to her husband for 16 years and has three children, Kristen, Marcus and Noah, two of whom are in college. In her free time, Jessica loves crafting, being creative, spending time with her family and friends, and enjoying life.
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.
Nancy – Financial Coordinator
Nancy has an associate degree in healthcare administration. She is a great team player and goes above and beyond to help others. She enjoys the closeness of our team along with the ability of working as a team to accomplish goals. She feels that choosing Sleep Better Austin has been a great career choice and looks forward to many more years.
She has two children and two grandchildren, and she enjoys photography and crafts.
Cassi – Billing Coordinator
Cassie joined our team in June of 2019. She has an associate degree in health information technology from Tarrant County College and is a registered health information technologist. She enjoys being able to build a new system and to make things more efficient for Sleep Better Austin. She enjoys getting to help. She ensures correct coding documentation and correct billing procedures.
Cassi is originally from the Dallas Fort Worth and relocated to Austin in 2017. She loves being in Austin. She loves movies and video games and hanging out with her cat, Daenerys.
Tyler – Dental Sleep Clinical Assistant
Tyler joined our team in December of 2019 and is also educated as a registered dental assistant. Tyler enjoys making a difference in patients’ lives and their quality of life. Tyler helps Sleep Better Austin by relating to our patients and giving them all of the resources, they need to know about sleep apnea. She has a mini-aussie name Marley and she enjoys cycling and fitness.