Mia Townsend, RDH, Office Director
Mia has been actively practicing in dentistry for many years and is licensed in both Texas and Florida. She received her licensure from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, where she graduated first in her class. Mia thrives on continually building her knowledge of dentistry through advanced continuing education in periodontal, neuromuscular, orthodontic and systemic therapy. Her passion for dentistry and genuine regard for her patients drive her to implement the absolute best of care. Mia truly enjoys being active in all aspects of what makes Authentic Smiles one of the most highly regarded dental offices in Austin. Outside of dentistry, Mia enjoys tennis, softball, horseback riding, snow skiing, scuba diving and traveling. Most importantly, she is raising a beautiful young daughter who is the center of her life.
Krystal Sisson, Dental Hygienist
Krystal brings many assets to our team, but what stands out the most is her passion for patient care and her knowledge of the important relationship between oral health and overall body health. Her passion and ambition has led her to become a wealth of knowledge on the newest information and research in dental hygiene therapy and treatment of periodontal disease. Krystal has been practicing in the dental field since 2007 so her expertise comes from experience and additional post graduate certifications such as Periodontal Laser Therapy. Her knowledge in Oral DNA bacterial testing and advanced periodontal treatments such as Laser therapy allows for your experience at Authentic Smiles to be comfortable, customized, and effective.
Joni Blom, Dental Hygienist
Joni has been a registered dental hygienist since 2007. Authentic Smiles is very fortunate to have found another addition to our team who understands the importance of quality care, and is passionate about the overall well-being of others. Joni is kind, trusting, and knowledgeable. Her hygiene experience and extensive education in the field of periodontal therapy is a perfect complement to our team’s collective knowledge in dentistry. She is passionate about educating and coaching others on how to prevent dental diseases. Joni’s devotion is apparent and she truly transpires applicable and individualized information to all of her patients.
M’Lissa O’Neil, Dental Assistant
M’Lissa is our lead dental assistant at Authentic Smiles. She has an abundance of knowledge and a passion for dentistry that harmonizes perfectly with our office. M’Lissa is attuned to the latest in dental technology and excels at assisting in all general and advanced dental procedures. M’Lissa works closely with our patients, doctors, lab technicians and referring health care professionals to ensure that we are providing you with personalized care that fits your wants and needs. Her dedication and compassion for the overall well-being of all of our patients is evident in all that she does. She understands the importance of maintaining a healthy life-style and serves as a source of education on all aspects of full-body health.