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
Impact Austin Study Club
Spear 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 lived 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.
Garrie is a dental hygienist who joined the team in 2020. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2002. She enjoys developing a connection with patients and creating smiles in a comfortable environment. She was born and raised in Palacios, Texas, a small town on the Texas Coast, and has lived in the Austin area since 2002. Garrie lives in Hutto with her husband Al, daughter Madison, and English Bulldog Winston. In her free time, she enjoys exploring scenic Texas Hill Country rides with her husband on his Harley Davidson, cheering on her daughter in volleyball, basketball, and soccer, and traveling to Hawaii yearly. Garrie is also an avid football, basketball, and baseball fan!
C.J. has been a member of this practice since 1995! She graduated from the TSTI Waco in 1990. Following school, she moved to Austin and embarked on a career in the dental field. 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 creates an easy atmosphere while working with patients. Outside the office, C.J. enjoys reading for relaxation, hiking, fishing, camping and spending time on the beach with her partner, David. They enjoy living in central Austin and spending time in the hill country where they keep several honeybee hives as a hobby.
Lori is a registered dental assistant who joined our office in 2018. She has been working in dentistry since 2007. She started with pediatric dentistry then moved into general dentistry. She is awesome at taking Invisalign impressions and doing our in office zoom whitening. Lori loves making her patients feel comfortable and welcome. During her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Lori is originally from Fort Stockton, Texas, she moved to Austin in 2004. She loves to eat, shop and be crafty!
OUR FRONT OFFICE
Teresa is the office coordinator and has worked in our practice since 2001. She enjoys meeting new families and helping them feel welcome and cared for in our office. She appreciates this office for the quality of care and enjoys the camaraderie and atmosphere of the practice. When not in the office she enjoys spending time around Austin with her three children and grandson.
Cyndi is the office patient coordinator. She started in the dental field in 2004 as a Registered Dental Assistant. She enjoys helping patients and making them feel comfortable in the dental office. When she is not working, Cyndi like to try new restaurants, camping, hiking, taking trips to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.
Michele is the office hygiene coordinator, and always has a smile. She joined the team in 2019 and primarily schedules the hygiene appointments. She enjoys talking with patients and is very accommodating to their busy schedules and needs. Michele considers herself a foodie and wants to be on Food Network’s Chopped Kitchen. When she is not working, Michele loves cooking, taking trips with her three children, spending quality time with her family and friends, hosting events, and relaxing on the couch watching movies.
Dr. Samuelson began this practice in 1980. He sold the practice to Dr. Etheredge in 2013 and continued working part time until the beginning of 2020. He made wonderful and lasting friendships with his patients over the years. He is now traveling to new places with his wife to experience the local food and cultures. When not traveling he enjoys his latest hobbies photography and cycling. Keep an eye out and you just might see him cycling around Austin with his camera.