Meet the Team 2017-02-21T22:46:46+00:00

Meet The Team

Dr. Benjamin Nemec

I am thrilled to offer a whole new experience in dentistry in Austin, Texas!  I make it a point to allow our patients to voice their opinions on their mouth and smile, as well as their long-term goals and objectives. My desire is to help you facilitate what you wish to achieve and provide you the information and options to accomplish those wishes!

I was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. Through the help and encouragement of my father, I participated in football, basketball, baseball and track throughout childhood and into high school. Graduating at the top of my senior class, I received an academic scholarship to attend The University of Texas at Austin.  I believe that my mother’s lifelong service as a registered nurse led me to pursue a career in the field of healthcare.

After just three years of undergraduate studies, I was accepted to the nation’s top ranked dental program, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
It was here I received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, and, no less important, began a relationship with Amie, whom I married in February 2000.

Dr. Benjamin Nemec - The Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

The Hills Dental Spa – Dr. Nemec Bio

Since 1998, I have enjoyed serving as an Austin area dentist.  While practicing in the Austin Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, I began to visualize a dental office that would provide a comfortable environment for clients, as well as a focus on listening to and achieving their individual needs.  In September of 2002, we opened The Hills Dental Spa in West Austin, which has been featured on numerous local television news programs and in many articles published both by local, state and national magazines.

By maintaining membership in the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association, the Capital Area Dental Society and the Central Texas Implant Studies Program, I am able to keep up to date on all the latest advancements in dentistry.  I thrive on learning and gaining knowledge of the latest techniques and technologies.  This includes postgraduate studies in cosmetic and implant dentistry, CAD/CAM 3-D dentistry, and special training on TMJ and occlusion through the world-renowned Dawson Center.   I am also proud to have received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, as well as the Dentsply International Award for Prosthodontics, which includes crowns, bridges, cosmetic dentistry and implants.  I have also been honored with being a Preferred Provider through Invisalign, the leading technology company for wireless, invisible orthodontic treatment.

Now, as my career has advanced, I am excited to share my experience with other dentists by lecturing on the use of CEREC CAD/CAM 3-D dentistry.  This technology allows me to provide our clients with conservative treatments by creating custom made solid porcelain crowns or onlays that are created using CEREC in our office.  What this means for you, the client, is less appointments, fewer shots, a high standard of quality control, and no worrying about the stability of a temporary restoration.  Our patients love walking out of their appointment with their final crown or onlay in place.  And they enjoy the benefit of knowing I have saved as much of their natural enamel as possibly, thereby leaving their mouth healthier and stronger than before treatment began.  By teaching these techniques to other dentists, I feel I am able to expand the use of better dentistry for more patients.   I’ve found that I enjoy teaching and am excited to add another layer to my lectures by coaching on customer service strategies as well.

When not in the office or teaching, I am an avid golfer, a cyclist, and love spending time with my wife and our two dogs.  Ivan and Iggy love a good car ride, so we spend some weekends traveling to other parts of Texas to enjoy golf and hiking, or to visit family and friends.  We particularly enjoy the Texas Hill Country for hiking, wine tasting, art and shopping.  As a UT alumnus and an avid Longhorn sports fan I attend as many UT sporting events as can be fit into my schedule.

And, while it’s not necessarily a hobby, I attend many dental seminars and trainings each year to stay up to date with the dental technologies and services that can benefit our clients.

Read Dr. Nemec’s Dental Health Guide on ATXdoctors.com »

Dr. Graham Reed

Dr. Graham Reed is excited to return to the Austin area and to join the team at The Hills Dental Spa.  He is following in his grandfather’s footsteps as a fourth generation dentist.  “Grandpa Art” taught him that dentistry isn’t just about the health of your mouth, but it is about the health of your body as a whole.  Dr. Reed continues to live by these words and strives to make a positive impact on his patients’ daily health and wellness.

Graham was born and raised in Austin and graduated from Westlake High School in 2005.  He went on to attend Texas A&M University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010.  After graduating from Texas A&M, Graham moved to Houston, where he met his wife, Lauren, and worked for Baylor College of Medicine, researching Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. He was then accepted to UT School of Dentistry at Houston, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, and concentrated his studies on digital dentistry and the benefits it offers patients. He has continued to learn CEREC and is proud to provide the convenience and esthetics this technology affords our patients.

Dr. Graham Reed

Dr. Reed is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental Association and the Capital Area Dental Society. He believes that dentistry is a lifelong learning endeavor that does not end when you receive your degree. He continues to learn from his mentor, Dr. Nemec, and take various continuing education courses to stay updated with all current treatment methods.

Dr. Reed & Dr. NemecOutside of the office, Dr. Reed spends his time with his wife and their lovable dog, a Standard Poodle named Elvis.  He enjoys the great outdoors, fishing on the Texas coast, relaxing on the Frio River or practicing his swing on the golf course.  In the fall, Dr. Reed, ’09, and Lauren, ’07, head to College Station every Saturday to cheer on their Aggies.  Of course, with Dr. Nemec having attended UT and Dr. Reed a graduate of A&M, this clash of alma maters makes for lively discussions around our office when it comes to college sports!

The Hills Dental Spa Team

The Hills Dental Spa is proud to employ staff members with extensive experience in dentistry and customer service. Each staff member continually undergoes training to maintain the highest level of service for all of our clients. We partake in advanced education to stay in tune with modern dentistry and the latest technologies. Every member of our team is dedicated to making you comfortable while at our office, listening to your needs, and providing you with the support you need to decide what your best treatment will be.  We are here to help!

Dr. Nemec prides himself on providing an unparalleled workplace for our staff.  He puts great efforts into making the environment one where we genuinely care about each other and enjoy a family atmosphere.  We believe in taking time off to spend with our families and friends so that we stay fresh and focused when we are working.  All staff members enjoy ample training and encouragement to achieve their personal and professional goals.  These efforts give our clients the most commitment and caring service available.

Lynne

Lynne is Dr. Nemec’s dental assistant and has worked with him for 14 years. And boy do they work well together! With over 30 years of experience as a dental assistant, she excels at making our patients comfortable. She truly enjoys making our clients feel at ease and assisting with providing you with the best dentistry available.

“There are three things I like about my job: I work for the best dentist in Austin, Texas; we have wonderful patients; and I get to be a nurturing influence in our office. After working in dentistry for 30 years, I have come to realize there are many nice dentists that practice in Austin, but that doesn’t mean they are on the cutting edge when it comes to their profession. Dr. Nemec not only incorporates state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, but demands high standards of himself and his office staff to provide quality dental care with an emphasis on caring for each individual patient’s needs and comfort. Our office has clients that come from all around the world and some of these patients have dental practices of their own. This speaks volumes of the quality of work that Dr. Nemec provides. Dr. Nemec is mindful that his client’s time is valuable, and strives to keep their visits to the office as efficient, thorough and comfortable as possible, providing services that would not be seen in most other dental establishments. Dr. Nemec strives to provide the services that the patient needs and wants. In my opinion, I work for a man that endeavors to provide care for his patients with integrity and confidence, to provide an exciting place of employment for this staff, and in his own way, make a contribution to the community with healthy, bright, beautiful smiles.” – Lynne

Lynne - The Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

Kristi

Kristi is Dr. Reed’s dental assistant and is a valuable asset to our team as she keeps things ultra-organized in the back office.  She is a true team player and loves her career in dentistry.

“I’ve been a dental assistant for 5 years and what I love most about my job is being able to connect with the patients and helping them get the Smile of their dreams.  Strangely enough, I’ve always been intrigued by teeth and dentistry, so when I had the opportunity to go to school to be a dental assistant, I jumped on it! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of The Hills Dental Spa family. I love working in an environment where everyone shares the same values on patient care, and truly want the best for each patient.” – Kristi

Kristi - The Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

Our Dental Hygenists

Our dedicated Dental Hygienists, Leo & Nicole, use the latest products and equipment for cleaning your teeth and helping keep your mouth healthy.  With a commitment to your health and comfort, your team is here to provide the highest quality of care.

“I love my job as a hygienist at The Hills Dental Spa.  I’ve worked as a temp in many offices and I can honestly say this is, by far, the best dental office I’ve worked in.  I love the privacy, professionalism, comfort, and excellent care that our office gives to our patients and to each other.  So if you’re looking for a dental office that offers these attributes, we are the place for you!” – Leo

Leo - Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to be joining the team at The Hills Dental Spa! I have a passion for the well-being of my patients and take pride in working for a practice that shares my commitment to our patients.  I take pleasure in ensuring the patients’ dental experience is as enjoyable, stress-free and comfortable as possible. I strive to make my patients feel at ease and confident in not only my abilities, but the abilities of my doctors as well.” – Nicole

Nicole - Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

Spa Concept

One of the ways The Hills Dental Spa sets ourselves apart is by the spa environment we offer to our clients.  This includes the help of Concierge, who are here to ensure you a comfortable visit.

Amie

Amie has been with The Hills Dental Spa since it’s opening in 2000. While she’s here to answer your questions regarding appointments, dental treatments, insurance and spa treatments, she also enjoys connecting people. So, whether you are in need of a dog trainer or a recommendation for a restaurant for dinner tonight, don’t hesitate to ask.

I truly enjoy helping people. I like getting to know our clients and making them comfortable. It’s exciting to be able to help someone to get the healthy smile they’ve always wanted. On the business side of things, I enjoy planning our team meetings and education by ensuring our office is completely up-to-date with our training, equipment, treatments and services. I love keeping our website updated and managing our social media presence. My job is challenging because of the variety, and fun! Plus the beautiful office and relaxed setting makes a day at the office pretty relaxing. After 11 years at The Hills Dental Spa, I can’t image any better place to work.” – Amie

Amie - Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

Nancy

Nancy joined The Hills Dental Spa in 2012 to assist our patients with insurance claims and payment options. She brings with her over 15 years of dental experience and a very professional demeanor. Whether you have concerns about utilizing your insurance benefits or want advise on the best payment plan available for completing your desired treatments, Nancy is happy to help.

“From my early years as a dental assistant to the present as an insurance administrator, I have loved being in the dental world. I have always loved to see someone who is not happy with their smile changing into someone who glows from the inside out with a new smile! The practice model in our office is so unique. It doesn’t look or smell like a dental office, and patients are made to feel at home from the minute they walk in the door. From the relaxing massages to the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, your entire experience is top notch. We spend special time with you, making sure you get what you want. My goal is to make sure your insurance benefits are maximized. And even if you don’t have dental insurance, I’m thrilled to help you stage your treatment so that it is comfortable for you.” – Nancy

Nancy - The Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX

Annie

Our in-house massage therapist, Annie, provides our valued patients with comprehensive spa treatments that meet the needs of the busy lifestyles we lead today.

“I am so happy to be part of the Hills Dental Spa Team! I love the family atmosphere, dedication and team work! As a therapist my goal is to promote health and wholeness. I am excited to offer treatments before, during or after your appointment as well as on the days in between. Massage helps us to relax, reduces stress, relieves emotional and physical pain, increases circulation and is beneficial to overall well being. It’s important for me to give and receive massage on a regular basis.” – Annie

Annie - Hills Dental Spa - Austin TX