Meet The Staff At Goehring Dental

dr goehringDr. Dennis Goehring

Dr. Dennis Goehring obtained his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in 1992. He then went on to complete for a 2 year post graduate residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center, in San Antonio. Dr. Goehring also graduated from the prestigious Misch International Implant Institute (Temple University in Philadelphia) under both the Surgical and Prosthetic Implant Course Curriculum.

Dr. Goehring continually updates his continued learning courses to ensure that his practice is on the cutting edge of sound, scientifically based implant dentistry. He also served as the President of the Data Base Study Club for 10 years, which was comprised of a very dedicated group of individuals who reviewed research articles in all topics of Dentistry. Dr. Goehring is also a member of numerous local and national organizations related to Dentistry and Medicine.

In his time outside of the office Dr. Goehring owns the Austin-Del Valle Motocross Park and is an avid motocross rider. He loves surfing at the lake, and the ocean, as well as snowboarding. His children are involved in sports and he enjoys any sport that involves a ball. Most nights his family ends up in the yard, driveway or street playing some type of game, etc. Dr. Goehring also enjoys the Live Music scene in Austin, especially on the local level. His wife is a physical therapist and they have 3 wonderful children together.

Erin Kennedy-Turner, RDH

Erin has been in the dental field since 1997. She started working as an office assistant and was later trained as a chair side assistant. Erin really enjoys working in a dental office and decided to use this passion to attend Dental Hygiene school. In 2001, she graduated from Coastal Bend College with a major in Dental Hygiene.
Erin has enjoyed working in all aspects of the dental field including the 7 years she spent working in pediatrics. She has worked for Dr. Goehring since 2008 and loves her job!

In 2004, she got married and became a mom to a wonderful son.

jessbio-pic-150x150Jessica, RDH

Jessica grew up in west Texas and moved to Austin after receiving her degree in dental hygiene in 1999. Jessica joined Dr. Goehring in January of 2003 because of his conservative and honest approach to dentistry. Developing a relationship with patients is the best part of what she does and over the years they have become like family! She takes great pride in providing quality, comfortable care for each individual patient.

When she not caring for our patients at the office, she is chasing and being chased by three spunky children ages 5, 4, and 2 with her husband of 10 years.

Lali, RDA

Lali has been a registered dental assistant since 1998. In 2006, she joined Goehring Dental and has been a part of the family ever since. Lali has a vast knowledge of dentistry and its many procedures that makes her a great asset to the Goehring Dental family. Lali attends annual continuing education courses throughout the year to keep her skills up-to-date.

When she isn’t on the job, she is an exceptionally committed mother, wife, sister and aunt. Originally from Eagle Pass, Texas, she came from a family of 8. She and her husband of 5 years reside in South Austin and enjoy spending time with their 2-year-old son. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Hartnett, RDA

Laura started in the dental profession as a dental assistant when she was 17 years old. She has been in the dental profession for almost 10 years. Laura has been working with Dr. Goehring since September of 2010 and she plans on staying until she retires because she respects Dr. Goehring’s honesty and loyalty to his patients and staff.

Her favorite past time is salt water fishing with her husband of almost 4 years. She also loves spending time with family and friends bbqing and playing at the lake.

Nisha, RDA

Nisha has been with the practice since 2004, working as a clinical assistant. She loves working in the dental field and getting to know all the patients, and is proud to work for the best dentist in Austin. Nisha is currently in her last semester at Texas State studying microbiology.

She lives in Dripping Springs with her Husband and their small zoo (3 of the world’s best dogs and 2 grumpy cats).

Yvonne, Front Desk Coordinator

Yvonne has been working with Dr. Goehring since 2009 and has over 18 years experience in the dental field. Her start in the dental field was as a dental assistant for many years before transitioning to administrative work. The highlight of her career was serving in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for 6 years, where she was able to travel and serve sailors with excellent dental and medical care. Moving to Austin and becoming part of Dr. Goehring’s staff has also been a very rewarding journey. Yvonne feels very fortunate to work for such a great dentist and is proud of the service provided to patients.  As the practice scheduling coordinator, Yvonne can assist patients with any questions they may have regarding treatment, insurance, or financial options.

In my free time I love to run, exercise, read, travel and shop. I also enjoy watching my daughter do competitive gymnastics.

Stephanie, Special Needs Coordinator

I bring over 20 years of experience in the dental field and I am excited to learn more. I love that Goehring Dental not only offers all forms of general dentistry, but also offers care for our special needs population. Dr. Goehring’s genuine kindness for all of his patients is just one of the reasons I appreciate working here. I live in Buda with my husband Travis, our daughter Maxie and our chiweenie Rocky.

Stephanie lives in Buda with her husband, a daughter and their dog. In her free time she loves to run, exercise, read, travel and shop. She also enjoys watching her daughter do competitive gymnastics.

I got my start as a dental assistant in 1987, as the years progressed, I learned many facets of dentistry and found my niche in helping patients with interpreting their insurance benefits.

Rhonda, Insurance Specialist

After almost 15 years with Dr. Frazer, she decided to retire to Longview, TX and I couldn’t have asked for a better dentist to take her place, Dr. Goehring is a compassionate, experienced dentist.

I have been married to my husband, John for 26 years and we have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. When we’re not spending time with family, we enjoy scuba diving, fishing, and traveling when possible. I look forward to spending my remaining dental years with the new friends I’ve made at Goehring Dental.