Shane E. Matt, DDS
As a highly accomplished doctor of dental surgery with more than sixteen years of experience, Dr. Shane Matt thrives on providing his clients with comfortable, comprehensive dental care with the latest treatments and most effective technology in reconstructive and aesthetic dentistry.
Austin, Texas has been Dr. Matt’s home since 1999 and he opened Authentic Smiles Dental Studio in the 2nd street district downtown, in 2008. Continuing the family tradition with three generations in dentistry, Dr. Matt is a leading area provider of neuromuscular, cosmetic and general dentistry, offering same-day crowns and veneers, jaw tracking and EMG Analysis and treatment for patients suffering from sleep apnea.
Continuing education, experience and his involvement with numerous foundations and associations keep Dr. Matt ahead of the curve in all aspects of dentistry. He is a member of the International Association of Comprehensive Aesthetics (IACA), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has received his neuromuscular dentistry training from the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies Continuum (LVI), the leading postgraduate program in neuromuscular dentistry. He is a volunteer for the Capital Area Dental Foundation and a leader in fundraising for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM). Dr. Matt’s credentials and training include a Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Louisiana State University Health Science Center School of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Science from University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Today, Dr. Matt continues to lead one of the most progressive comprehensive dental practice in downtown Austin, and relentlessly pursues the best options for providing his patients with authentic, award-winning smiles.
John Barras, DDS, LVIF
Dr. John Barras DDS, LVIF is a highly-skilled dentist with advanced training in TMJ and TMD care. Dr. Barras currently assists Dr. Matt and Authentic Smiles diagnosing and treating TMJ and TMD.
Dr. Barras is a graduate of the University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry with an undergraduate degree from Southwest Texas State. An alumni of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Dr. Barras has a unique and skilled approach to TMJ and TMD care. An active member of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), Greater Houston Dental Association (GHDA), Texas Dental Association (TDA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and Neuromuscular Dentistry Dr. John Barras DDS, LVIF has the right training and skills to diagnose and treat your TMJ and TMD symptoms.
Dr. Barras believes in permanent fixes, not temporary solutions. With Dr. Barras you have access to unique and advanced options for treating your TMJ and TMD symptoms right here in Austin.
Real Patient Testimonials
“I have been a patient at Authentic Smiles for about 3 years and thought it was time to write a review for this really wonderful office. I had a complete bite reconstruction because of bone loss in my jaw. Before undergoing this incredibly costly and time-consuming procedure, I did a lot a research and decided that Dr Matt’s specialized education and experience made him the right dentist for the job. The process took nearly a year to complete because every tooth was fitted with a crown or veneer, and I had several 6-hour visits, as well as loads of shorter ones. I can’t say enough great things about how Dr Matt and his staff handled this complex procedure, and all of my regular cleanings and a couple of root planings. I have always felt extremely well taken care of here, and the front desk staff, the hygienists, and Dr Matt have been conscientious about following up with me and filing my insurance claims.
At the beginning of 2013 the office began requesting payments upon completion of services, but they always file the insurance claims immediately and I get a check from my insurance company within 2-3 weeks. This has been a smooth and transparent process for me — the front desk staff are very efficient and friendly. I can highly recommend this practice whether you need extensive work or just regular cleanings.”