After graduating from dental school at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2004, Dr. Etheredge continued her dental education with an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. She then worked as a dentist in the U.S. Army in Savannah, Georgia until 2007.
In 2008, her husband and native Texan, Will, convinced her that Texas was a great place to call home, and they moved the family to Austin! Carrie and Will have three wonderful children – Lucy, Jett and Lane. They really enjoy being outdoors, whether that means kayaking with the kids on Town Lake or hiking one of Austin’s many trails. It’s their time outdoors with friends and family that brings them the most pleasure.
Dr. Etheredge’s favorite thing about being a dentist is caring for and getting to know her patients. “I love the people I work with every day, from staff to patients. I truly love coming to work and being a dentist!”
Organizations in which Carrie Participates:
American Dental Association
Texas Dental Association
Capital Area Dental Society
Academy of General Dentistry
Seattle Study Club
Trina is a dental hygienist and has been with our office since 2005. She graduated in 1999 from Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville Florida. She is originally from Florida and has live in Texas since 2002. She lives in Northwest Austin with her husband Beau.
Trina enjoys getting to know her patients, building relationships with them and helping them feel comfortable about dental work. She supports and appreciates the doctor’s compassion and concerns to the patient’s wants and needs.
When not in the office her interests include physical fitness, outdoor activities, traveling, and reading.
Natalie is a hygienist that joined our practice in 2015 after she and her husband moved to Austin, Texas. She graduated from Concorde Dental Hygiene school in San Diego. Natalie is a native Californian growing up on the beaches of San Diego. She decided on a career in Dental hygiene because she is passionate about educating patients and helping them meet their dental needs while making their experience comfortable and enjoyable at the same time. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Craig, exploring Texas, trying new restaurants and seeing the latest movie.
C.J. is one of Dr. Samuelson’s assistants and has worked with Dr. Samuelson since 1995. She went to school at TSTI in Waco. She started assisting in 1990. She really enjoys getting to know her patients and making their office experience as fun as possible. She is an expert at helping patients feel comfortable during their dental procedures.She likes the easy atmosphere while working with patients.Outside the office, C.J. enjoys reading for relaxation and also likes hiking, fishing camping and spending time on the beach with her partner of 5 years, David. They live in central Austin with his daughter, 2 chickens, 2 cats,numerous fish and 2 dogs (Peanuts and Coco). C.J. is a native Texan.
Jackie is your local Austinite born and raised; she has been assisting chair side for 6 years now, and truly cares about every individual patients’ oral needs. She has done a little of everything in the dental field from Pediatric, General, Orthodontics, Endodontics, and Cosmetic dentistry. When Jackie is not in the office she is in one of two places, at school in hopes of furthering her career in the dental field or at the softball fields cheering at her daughter’s T-ball games.
Teresa is the office coordinator and has worked with Dr. Samuelson since 2001. She has been in the dental field since 1976 and began working with Dr. Samuelson in 2001. She enjoys meeting new families and helping them feel welcome and cared for in our office. She has worked in other offices, but she appreciates this office the most because of the quality of care. She also enjoys the camaraderie and atmosphere of the practice. Her hobbies are reading, going to movies, and spending time with her three children.
Originally from Austin, Dr. Samuelson attended Tulane University and the University of Texas Dental Branch. Dr. Samuelson is a specialist in esthetic dentistry and treating jaw pain (tempomandibular disorders). His skills as a sculptor combined with professional training gives him an edge in designing solutions that create a perfect smile – one that blends with each person’s appearance. He enjoys talking with patients to identify their concerns, evaluating the possibilities for intervention and previewing the plan of action. His greatest reward is seeing patients smile at their new smiles!!! In his time away from the office, Dr. Samuelson enjoys traveling to new places with his wife to experience the local culture and foods.
Cyndi is the office patient coordinator. She has been in the dental field for 14 years. Six of those years were as an RDA. She enjoys helping patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental office. When she is not working, Cyndi enjoys trying new restaurants, camping, taking trips to the beach, and spending time with her family and friends.