we’re proud to have some of the best doctors in Cedar Park, and one of the most caring, compassionate dental teams in Williamson County. Our team is highly skilled and experienced, and is here to answer any and all of your questions to help you on your oral health journey. We look forward to smiling with you!
After breaking his tooth during a football game, Dr. Kerr’s childhood dentist met him at 11 o’clock that evening to fix his tooth so that he wouldn’t be in pain and could “still smile at the girls.” That extraordinary dental experience led him to attend the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio — and to become a dentist who provides superior care for Cedar Park families today.
Dr. Kerr received his General Dentistry degree in 2007 and spent five years providing dental care for underserved children in San Antonio and Roswell, New Mexico. In May 2013, he decided to take a break from working in the corporate dental world, where he felt patients were treated more like numbers than people. He opened Vista Ridge Family Dentistry with the goal of creating strong relationships with his patients and the community.
Dr. Kerr is an active member of the American Dental Association and is passionate about continuing education. Through his ongoing coursework, he has acquired a strong knowledge base in Level II Conscious Sedation, Six Month Smiles® and comprehensive orthodontics. Outside of work, Dr. Kerr is passionate about personal growth through reading and exercise, but what he enjoys most of all is spending time with his supportive wife, Jeannie, and his adored daughter, Kiran.
As his mother tells it, Dr. Brandon Hedgecock’s passion for dentistry began when he was barely 3 years old and would declare he wanted to be a dentist when he grew up. By high school, Dr. Hedgecock says he was sure, and he went on to obtain his degree in Biology from the University of Texas and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio.
After graduating, Dr. Hedgecock spent four years in Joplin, Missouri, working with a federally qualified community health center providing dental care to the underserved. In 2011 he entered private practice, where he has enjoyed building better, long-lasting relationships with his patients and staff.
Dr. Hedgecock is a member of ADA, ADSA (American Dental Society of Anesthesiology), and the AADSM (American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine). He is passionate about ongoing education and has taken extensive coursework in intravenous sedation, as well as extractions, including wisdom teeth. His passion for learning extends outside of work, where he constantly strives to learn more and expand his skill set. In his free time, Dr. Hedgecock enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle (who is also a dentist), son Jax, and daughter Charlotte.
After her first orthodontic visit at 12 years old, Dr. Patel discovered a new world that combined both her love for art and health care. She continued to volunteer at dental offices and community service events and developed a growing passion for dentistry. Dr. Patel went on to pursue a degree in Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and continued on to receive her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
In June of 2015, immediately after dental school, Dr. Patel completed a one year residency at the Olin E. Teague Veterans Center to pursue an Advanced Education in General Dentistry. Her experience provided her with the skills to treat more medically complex patients, perform conscious sedation and complete dental surgeries including extractions, place implants and perform minor periodontal surgeries.
Dr. Patel is an active member of the ADA and AGD. She is passionate about community service and continuing education in fields including sleep medicine, sedation, and the treatment of periodontal disease. Outside of work, Dr. Patel enjoys spending time running, traveling and spending time with friends and family.
Sarah was born and raised in Texas and has been working with Vista Ridge Family Dentistry since 2013. She loves everything about her job, especially interacting with patients, caring for people, working with a great team, and learning new things every day! Sarah is married and has two amazing kids, Gracie and Alex.
Sam, an Army veteran, earned his bachelor’s degrees in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Science University and Human Anatomy from Western State University. He loves seeing the joy in patient’s lives when they are able to smile and eat their favorite foods again. Sam loves the environment Drs. Kerr and Hedgecock have fostered, being challenged, and making a difference every day. He has been married for 24 years, and is the father of two boys. When he isn’t working, he likes to read, fish, and go on weekend excursions with his family.
Cheyanne attended Austin Dental Assistant School and has been a registered dental assistant for two years. She started as an intern at Vista Ridge Family Dentistry, and she did such a great job she joined the team full time. Cheyanne loves being a part of a dental practice where patients can send their family and friends and trust that they are in good hands. She is married with two beautiful daughters. As a family they love to spend time enjoying the great outdoors and visiting to the indoor trampoline park.
Brittany started out her dental career in 2010 as a certified Dental Assistant, and graduated from Texas State Technical College as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She finds her greatest joy educating patients on oral health and helping give them the confidence to smile. Being the newest member at Vista Ridge Family Dental, Brittany loves the genuine passion this practice has for each of its patients. In her spare time, she enjoys everything involving water, especially at the beach.
Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Nicole considers herself a true “Austinite”. Nicole graduated from a small charter school where she walked with only 24 other people! From there she took a few college courses at ACC including psychology and math. She ended up at Austin Dental Assistant School and graduated in July 2016. Her favorite part of her job is seeing the patients who come in and are completely silent, hesitant and anxious, and eventually begin to smile, laugh, relax and start cutting their own jokes. She loves being a part of that break through transformation and building that trust and relationship. In her free time, Nicole considers herself an outdoor person. She loves being at the lake with her family and seeing her boys enjoy the hobbies she used to, like dirt bike riding and sports. Nicole cherishes family time and building memories as a family (with a little “me time” in between). Nicole is currently engaged, and her and her fiancé have three boys – one is 5 and two are 4. They also have a nutty Chihuahua mix named Milo.