Doctor team- Austin, TX

MEET OUR TEAM - Austin, TX

Meet our experienced team

CLINICAL TEAM

Brenda Reed – Health Relationship Coordinator

Brenda is a native Austinite and has been with our practice for over 30 years. Her passion has always been helping people with their dental needs. Brenda is the first person to welcome most new patients that join our practice. She helps patients to make healthy choices and understand their treatment options. Brenda is an instructor at the Center for Dental Professionals, which is a dental assisting school started by Dr. Tana Busch. She has been with her high school sweetheart, Joe, for over 35 years; they have two children who live in Austin, and Brenda spends lots of time with her three grandchildren. Two rescue pups, Duke and Daisy, have recently joined the family.

Gaby Sturgis – Dental Assistant

Gaby has a passion for dentistry that spans over 20 years.  After practicing as a dentist in Peru starting in 2005, Gaby moved to Waco,Texas with her husband Trey in 2009.  She worked as a dental assistant there until she moved to Austin, TX in 2017 to work at 8118 Dental Professionals. Gaby has been working hard and has passed her national boards and hopes to attend 2 clinical years in dental school in the near future to obtain her dentist license in Texas.

She is known at 8118 Dental not only for her excellent skills as a dental assistant but her compassionate and calming nature with the patients that she works with, especially on more complex cases. Gaby enjoys cooking, soccer, traveling, especially to Peru to visit her family and spending time with her Boykin Spaniel Beau and her husband Trey.

HYGIENE TEAM

Crystal TuriRegistered Dental Hygienist

Crystal has been a hygienist since 2010. After graduating from University of New Haven, in her home state of Connecticut, she moved to Texas where she worked alongside Dr. Deutsch in San Antonio. Aside from helping her patients achieve the highest level of whole body health, she really enjoys getting to know her patients. Crystal believes in helping her patients overcome their fears, taking the time to listen, and making dental visits comfortable, so patients can have a dental experience unlike any they’ve had before! Crystal, her partner Rob, and their german shepherd “Clyde” have been living in Austin for 3 years. When not vacationing in the Colorado mountains, she enjoys working out, paddle boarding, snowboarding, watching football and spending time with friends and family. 

Welcome Nicole Brule Registered Dental Hygienist

Nicole joined us December 2020 and has been a dental hygienist and helping people achieve their happiest and healthiest smiles since 2014. She especially enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible in the dental office. She’s excited to work with Dr. Busch, Dr. Deutsch and Dr. Elward to provide the highest quality of dental care to every one of their patients!

If she’s not at the office, she and her husband are with their rescue pack; their dogs Belle, Remi, and Charlie and their horse, Kaia! They foster often for Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue and have loved helping so many animals. They love to travel in their camper and enjoy the getting away to the mountains whenever they can.

Angela Clement-Groves – Registered Dental Hygienist

Angela has been enjoying her career in dentistry since 1995. As a hygienist, she feels she can help people realize health from a whole body perspective. It’s not just about the teeth! Working with doctors like Tana Busch and Kevin Deutsch and an amazing team that is like-minded makes it even more rewarding. They are all conscious of caring for people as individuals and as a whole person. In her spare time, Angela and her husband Keith can be found spending time with friends and family or staying active, always ready for adventures outdoors or underwater. 

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Welcome Penny Biehle – Front Office Manager

Penny Biehle joins 8118 Dental as an Office Administrator.  Penny is an Austin, TX native and graduated from St. Edwards University in 2003.  She has been in dental office administration for 20 years and we were very fortunate to find her and have her make the move to our team.  Penny likes to read, do yoga and pilates, eat good food and misses going out to her favorite restaurants!  Penny’s skills in front office administration will make your experience with our office smooth and easy.

Rhonda Balling – Office Administrator

Rhonda has been working in dentistry for 28 years. She enjoys getting to know our patients and making a difference in their lives. Rhonda was born in Austin into a large Lebanese-Italian family. She has three brothers and is the oldest of 26 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She has a son and daughter who are both married. She loves traveling in her motor home with her husband, Richard, and their dogs. She volunteers for dog rescue efforts in her spare time.

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