The dental office wouldn’t be where it is today without the passionate, hard-working, and highly experienced team members that work alongside Dr. Long every single day. Their dedication to giving the people of Austin exceptional dental care is no secret and they can’t wait to get to know you and your dental needs. To learn more about them, take a look at their detailed bios below ahead of your next appointment!
Although Kathy is relatively new to our team, she has an impressive 30+ years of experience in the world of dentistry! In addition to having her CPR certification, she has studied with Roger Levin Practice Management Consulting. When asked, she shared that the best thing about her job is learning about each patient, building a relationship that will last for years to come, and providing exceptional dental care. Connecting with patients in a positive way and helping them through any situation is extremely rewarding for her.
Kathy and her husband share two grown children and three kitties together. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, exercising, and traveling. She is also a Disney enthusiast and thrill-seeker. In fact, she has skydived and walked around the CN Tower in Canada!
Ryan completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds various certifications from his prior career as an implantable medical device representative. Today, as our dedicated business manager, he goes the extra mile to improve the patient experience in various ways, such as bringing in new technologies and services, improving workflow, and creating a positive environment for team members and patients alike. He loves that he can help make his wife’s dream of owning a dental office come true!
Ryan has a huge family that spreads from Hawaii to Arizona to Chicago to Florida, with the majority currently living in southwest Michigan. As for hobbies, he spends his free time running, traveling, hanging out with his animals, scuba diving, golfing, going to breweries, and getting to know Austin better and better.
Born and raised in Texas, Madison attended Concorde Career College in San Antonio after graduating from high school. Developing genuine relationships with her patients and helping them achieve better oral health are her two favorite aspects of her job, and she looks forward to doing so for many more years to come!
Away from the office, Madison loves spending time with her fiancé, their two cats, Ava and Kelby, and their one dog, Bella. She also volunteers at church, collects vinyl, and enjoys watching the movie Almost Famous!
Vicki has been with our dental office for five years and brings almost 30 years of dental experience to our team. She was drawn to the dental field because she truly loves helping people. In addition to her dental assistant training, she is also certified in nitrous oxide sedation and radiology. Vicki comes to us from Dublin, California, and she just celebrated her 32nd anniversary with her husband, Ron. They have three children and will be welcoming their first grandchild in the near future. On the weekends, she likes to go see live music and often works events at the Circuit of the Americas racetrack. A car-enthusiast, she has even rebuilt her own car engine!
Cindee has been a part of the dental world for well over 15 years, having studied at Southwest Texas State University and the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. Today, she loves being a part of the Westlake Hill Dental Arts team because of the elevated level of dental care provided, the personal relationships she’s built with patients, and the fun team environment.
Cindee is happily married and has one grown son. While they don’t currently have pets, she’s always available for fostering and puppy-sitting! As for personal hobbies, she’s addicted to arts and crafts and loves designing/decorating home interiors, as well as teaming up on DIY projects with her husband. She also likes reading (especially scary stories/rock star biographies), listening to 80’s rock/heavy metal music, and watching movies. She’s been a HUGE Pittsburgh Steelers fan since 1978 too – in fact, she had a Steelers-themed wedding!