Meet the Team at Choice Austin Dental


Meet the amazing staff at our Austin dentistry! Our dental team strives to make each patient’s experience a pleasant one and your smile is our main concern. At Choice Austin Dental, we want you to feel at home and comfortable heading down the road to a brighter smile! You will find our team at your service, making your dream smile a priority and a reality. Whether maintaining your smile or creating a treatment plan to improve your teeth, our team will endlessly work to help you achieve your dental goals.

Dr. Hafernik - Dentist in Austin at Choice Austin Dental

Maury Hafernik, DDS

Dr. Maury Hafernik was born in San Antonio and raised in Houston. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and received a B.A. in biology. Dr. Hafernik then attended the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and received his D.D.S. He is perpetually attending high level continuing education and constantly striving to excel in all areas of dentistry.

He and his wife Debbie have 4 children.

Christi - Staff at Choice Austin Dental

Christi – Office Administrator

Christi has been a Registered Dental Assistant for 23 years, and has been the Office Administrator for the past 3 years. She is married to the love of her life Richard and they have 2 children – Maggie and Billy – who keep her busy with all their extracurricular activities. In her free time Christi loves to cook, spend time with family and loves the outdoors!

Becky – Hygienist

My entire working career has been in dentistry, the last 19 years as a dental hygienist. I lived in and was trained in California and have spent the last 9 years in Central Texas. My family and I have found our home!

Kathy – Hygienist

Kathy has enjoyed practicing dental hygiene for the past 23 years. She graduated with a BS from USC. Originally from San Diego, she moved to Texas in 2005 and is happy to call Austin her home! In her spare time, Kathy enjoys spending time with her husband John and their 2 boys Jared, a sophomore at UT and Ryder, a sophomore at Cedar Park High School. They are a big sports family and enjoy watching the Longhorns and Timberwolves!

Mindy – Front Office

Mindy was born and raised in Texas. She has been a registered dental assistant for over 5 years and our receptionist since September 2019. In Mindy’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, and cooking!

Johanna - Dental Assistant at Choice Austin Dental

Johanna – Dental Assistant

Johanna has spent the last year working as a dental assistant with the Choice Austin Dental team! Originally from San Antonio, she graduated with a BA in health and sociology. She then went to Austin Dental Assisting Academy for her new dental assisting license. Outside the office, she enjoys taking care of her pets and finding new and exciting places to eat!

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