Ollie, Welcome to the Team!

We would like to introduce the newest member of our dental team, Ollie!


Ollie is Dr. Ross and Katty’s new addition to the family. He is an 12 week old Bernedoodle!

Patient’s will sometimes find him at the reception desk with Dani on Mondays as he is still too little to be left at home. Our patients have been happy to see Ollie behind the desk and find him to be a calming presence for our anxious patients. Our staff are trying to convince Dr. Ross to have him in the office as a therapy dog, as everyone who meets him falls in love!

A little about Bernedoodles:

A Bernedoodle is a mixed breed dog comprised of mother and father breeds of Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle. They are also called “Bernese Mountain Poos”. Bernedoodles are characterized by their cleverness, goofy disposition, loyalty, and gentleness. They are companion dogs through and through. We are expecting Ollie to be a mid-sized dog, weighing between 30-40 lbs.

Bernedoodles are hypoallergenic and even Beth, our receptionist (who is highly allergic to dogs) can hang out with Ollie no problem!

So far this little pup has made a lasting impression in our office. We can’t wait for you to meet him!


More about Bernedoodles: https://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/bernedoodle#/slide/1

Book a visit to meet Ollie today! https://austindentalgroups.com/contact/

TikTok Veneer Trend Ain’t Bussin.

In a recent TikTok trend influencers are doing “veneer checks” to show off their shaved down teeth. The problem is – these influencers aren’t getting veneers! Their teeth are prepped in a way that suggests they’re getting full mouth crowns. Although it doesn’t seem like a big deal,  crowns compromise a great deal of your tooth structure leaving them weak and vulnerable.

Preparing a tooth for a veneer involves removing a small layer of your enamel. We then cement a thin, shell-like porcelain piece (the veneer) to the outside of your tooth. This can improve the shape, colour, length, and overall uniformity of the tooth.

Preparing a tooth for a crown involves cutting down your tooth to a peg-like shape and covering the whole prepared tooth with a porcelain or zirconia cap. It also improves shape, colour, and uniformity. Crowns are typically reserved for teeth that are already compromised due to a crack, root canal, or large area of decay.

On average, veneers and crowns need to be replaced every 10-15 years. As a result, the people in the TikTok videos will likely need to replace their restorations 5 or more times in their lifetime. They may find this is costly and detrimental to their oral health.

If you’re not satisfied with your smile, book a consultation with our office and we can discuss ways to improve your aesthetics. Lets achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming about!

Our office offers whitening, Invisalign, night guards, and other services that can help your teeth look their best without shaving them down to pegs.

Call today for your consultation! https://austindentalgroups.com/contact/