Our friendly, personable dental team is here to assist Drs. Neeley, Nemeth, Hayashi, Grimm, and Bradley in serving you. We will make sure that you feel comfortable and that you understand all of your treatment options. We welcome you to contact Barton Oaks Dental Group today to learn more about us and to schedule a visit with our dentists in Austin, Texas.

Cindy Blanks – Dental Hygienist

cindy_blanksI have been a dental hygienist for approximately 30 years. My husband and I have two grown children and three grandchildren. I am a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association, along with the Texas and Austin associations. I enjoy traveling, gardening, needlework, and am active in my church and neighborhood association. I feel very fortunate that I am in a profession that allows me to work and help people on a daily basis.


Lori Holt – Dental Hygienist

lori_holtI have been with Barton Oaks Dental Group since 1996. I have developed many special relationships with my patients through the years and blessed to call them my friends. My primary goal is to provide the best care and health for our patients. My husband and I have one daughter, Lindsey, who is a speech language pathologist here in Austin. I enjoy cooking, volunteering in the community, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to seeing you at the office!

Nicole Villarreal – Dental Hygienist

I am so happy to be a part of the Barton Oaks Dental team! I have been practicing dental hygiene here in Austin for the last 16 years. I love Austin and all the things that this growing city has to offer, from outdoor activities like hiking, farmers markets, or the endless local festivals, to the indoor variety of things to do such as theaters, restaurants, and shopping. I’m a native Texan, originally from Corpus Christi and having also lived in Houston for 7 years, I’m no stranger to big cities. That doesn’t keep me from going out to the family ranch and getting my hands dirty. I love being outdoors, so when I’m there I cut trees, drag and burn brush, fix fences, and whatever else I can get myself into. I am dedicated to a healthy lifestyle and believe eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise. I also enjoy reading, gardening, spending time with family, relaxing, and just hanging out with my boyfriend and our four pets.

Kim Pigg – Dental Assistant

kim_farmerI am originally from Fort Worth, Texas, but made the smart move to Austin. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Doyle, my three wonderful step-kids, Cheyenne, Chloe, and Jerrain, and my beautiful daughter, Malina. If you ever hear someone singing or humming a song, it’s me, and if you see someone dancing down the hall, that’s me too! Bring dark chocolate with sea salt and I’ll be your B.F.F.!

Maribel Escalante – Dental Assistant

maribel_escalanteI was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and have been assisting for two years. I am new to Barton Oaks Dental Group and loving every minute of it. I love waking up in the morning knowing that I will be spending my day with a great and caring team and am so glad that I am now a part of the team. I love spending my free time with my handsome baby boy, Jesse, and my two dogs, and I can’t leave out shopping! I am very happy with life and what I have achieved, and I look forward to seeing you at Barton Oaks Dental Group!

Flor De Leon – Dental Assistant

flor_deleonMy name is Flor and I am Dr. Hayashi’s primary assistant. I have been married for 15 years and I have two teenage boys. I am very happy to be back in Austin after being away for ten years. Don’t forget to visit me here at Barton Oaks Dental Group!

Brooke Lindenfelser – Dental Assistant

brooke_lindfelserI was born and raised in Wyandotte, MI. I recently moved to Austin from the Metro Detroit area and I’m so happy to have found Barton Oaks Dental Group. I thoroughly enjoy working with all of the doctors and staff at Barton Oaks Dental Group and I couldn’t have asked for a better, more welcoming group of people to begin this new journey with! I have been assisting since 2008 and I love that it gives me an opportunity to build new relationships with patients every day. It’s exciting to help someone love their smile again! When I’m not working, I enjoy spending my time with my boyfriend, Eran, and our Golden Retriever, Oliver. We love exploring the many wonderful places and things Texas has to offer: live music, new restaurants, and staying active outdoors.

Nathan Gutierrez – Dental Assistant

Hi there! My name is Nathan and I was born and raised in this awesome city named Austin. I have been assisting for two years and I am excited to be at Barton Oaks. I cannot wait to help the team move forward with the technology we have to better educate and serve our patients. To become a dentist is my main goal and working with this team is just practice, experience, and a bonus for me to have under my belt. When I’m not assisting, I love to go exploring anywhere and everywhere this little/big city has to offer; from its awesome live music all around to its chilled Barton springs pool. Can’t wait to see y’all here at Barton Oaks!

Jennifer McMahon-Dental Assistant

Jen can be found assisting with all dental procedures, in addition to keeping the doctor and patients happy. While she genuinely enjoys all aspects of her job, she likes getting to know her patients on a personal level the best. She goes above and beyond to make sure their experience is the best it can be! Jen and her husband Juston moved to the Austin area five years ago from Rhode Island, with their two dogs, a Pomeranian named Bella, and a Labradoodle named Mia. For the past 17 years they have been living a life full of adventure. In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, live music, and anything outdoors.

LaQuisha Young–Operations Manager

laquishaHello, everyone! I am super excited to say I have been a part of the team here at Barton Oaks Dental Group for a while now. I have enjoyed getting to know all of the patients and love seeing their familiar faces. I’m sure you have seen my smiling face as well. I have been in the dental field for an extensive period of time and I love what I do. I am originally from New Mexico and have been in the great state of Texas since 2004. I have two boys, a Japanese Akita (my little girl), and an adoring spouse. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Don’t be shy when you come in the office -say hi and start up a conversation- I love getting to know you all!

Brandi Higginbotham – Financial and Insurance Coordinator

brandi_higginbothamHowdy ya’ll! My name is Brandi and I’m thrilled to be back at Barton Oaks Dental Group. I have moved back to the amazing city of Austin and I’m so happy to be here for good, also I’m thrilled to be back working with some of the best people I know! For those of you that might not remember me, I’m from the small, yet growing town of Lufkin, TX. I went to Tyler Junior College for the Dental Assistant Program and when I got my first job it was for the front office and just decided to stay! I’ve been in the dental field for over 8 years and I love making patients smile and feel at ease. I absolutely love spending time with my family, friends and two precious babies, Sophie and Harley! Usually you can find me up front making all the girls in the office laugh by singing or dancing (ha-ha).

Yvonne Moncivais – Patient Coordinator

yvonne_moncivaisHi, I’m here to meet, greet and help you with all your front desk needs—with a smile of course. I’ve been happily working for Barton Oaks Dental Group for over 10 years. When my days are over, zoom, I’m off to the gym staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. I have two kitties named Chloe and Merlin; they’re my cuddle buddies when I’m at home watching my favorite shows or just reading a good book. So stop on by, chat, and if you have an Austin Java chai latte in your hand, we’ll be best friends forever.

Breanna Banuelos – Patient Coordinator

Hi everyone, my name is Breanna and I’m a new friendly smile here at Barton Oaks Dental Group. I have been in the dental field for about 6 years and love everything we stand for when it comes to your health. I’ve been in Austin Texas since I was 12 years old, originally from South Florida. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, camping, shopping, listening to live music and swimming like a fish.