Kristie has been a member of the Austin Dental Care team from Day 1 (and happily married to Dr. Wainwright for even longer!)
As the Office Coordinator (& resident mama bear), she loves taking care of our team and interacting with our patients on a daily basis. Although Kristie is a native Texan, she attended the University of Kansas and has been an avid Jayhawk fan ever since. However, with a daughter (& hopefully soon to be son) at the University of Oklahoma, the Sooners have become a new favorite, especially during football season! She and Dr. Wainwright have enjoyed all that Austin has to offer for over 25 years, including raising two awesome kids in the Eanes school district, and faithfully cheering for the Chaps on Friday nights!
Kristi was born in Texas but moved around her whole life. She has been back in Texas for the last 26 years and has called Austin, and Austin Dental Care, home for the last 10 years.
She and her husband are expecting their first baby and couldn’t be more excited! They also have 2 dogs: Raido, a blue heeler who is 4, and a senior Shuh Tzu, Izzy, who is 16.
Kristi enjoys motorcycles, art, and anything outdoors. Kristi has been a hygienist for the past 21 years and loves all her patients, old and new! She enjoys working at an office with cohesive professionals that deliver state of the art dental care and takes pride in providing superior oral health.
Joan grew up in the small town of Yoakum, Texas and moved to Austin in 2001 to pursue her career in dentistry. She has been in dentistry over 23 years and has loved being able to help people over the years with all of their dental needs and achieve their goals of changing their smiles.
Nineteen years ago, she married her High School Sweetheart, Robert. They have three beautiful children: Katelyn, who is a sophomore at the University of Texas; Robert, who is a Senior in High School; and Jack, who is in second grade. They also love spending time with their golden retriever, Ben!
Joan and her family are always on the go with their children’s activities and in their free time you can find them on the baseball field!
Mel grew up in Lockhart, TX, and graduated from the Dental Assisting School of Kyle. She finds working in the dental field extremely rewarding as she gets to care for patients and make a difference in their lives through their smiles.
In her free time, Mel enjoys going to the movies and spending time with her daughter and puppy.
Lauren was born and raised right here in Austin. When she’s not spending time with her 4 kids and their very busy schedules, she enjoys true crime podcasts and documentaries. She has been in the dental field for the better part of a decade.
Lauren loves getting to know her patients and prides herself on remarkable customer service.
Kelly moved to Austin about two years ago and absolutely loves it here. She is originally from Chicago and much prefers the heat to the cold. In her free time, you can find her on Town Lake on a paddleboard, hiking, adventuring with friends, and spending time with her two fur (cat) babies.
What she loves most about working in this profession is the long-lasting relationships she builds with patients and being able to serve her wonderful community.