Austin Braun, DDS
Dr. Braun graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Ohio State University. Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Russian from Brigham Young University. Dr. Braun is committed to excellence and strives to provide the latest that science and dentistry has to offer. In addition, Dr. Braun is a member of the American Dental Association®, the Nevada Dental Association and the Northern Nevada Dental Society.
When he is not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Braun enjoys spending time with his wife, family and friends. He also enjoys going to the lake, hiking, paddle boarding, playing pickleball and all things outdoors.
I feel blessed to wake up each day and go to work doing what I love. Each year in dentistry gets better and more enjoyable. The people and their lives and families are what make it so very rewarding. We laugh and cry together. We overcome challenges together and grow closer every year. My patients are an extension of my personal family and I try to treat them as I would want to be treated and how I would treat my own family. It is most rewarding to help someone who has been self-conscious about their smile for many years finally feel good about their smile. It changes their whole outlook on life.
Education and Continuing Education
I completed my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University before continuing on to Northwestern University Dental School, where I graduated with my Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1988. Since then, I have continued to update my education, taking courses on the latest techniques, advances, and materials used in dentistry. My classes range from cosmetic restorations, endodontics, dentures, and implants to all-ceramic veneers and crowns, as well as the latest in digital radiograph techniques, equipment, and diagnosis. This commitment to staying on the cutting edge of dentistry directly benefits my patients, the level of care I am able to provide, and the results we achieve together.
- American Dental Association
- Nevada Dental Association
- Northern Nevada Dental Society
Outside the Office
I was born and raised in Reno, leaving to attend college and dental school, and was happy to return to this wonderful area to raise my family. My wife, Kerri, and I have five children. Much of my free time is devoted to family time outdoors. We all enjoy biking, hiking, and water and snow sports. The Reno/Tahoe area offers one of the best recreational outdoor varieties in the world and we enjoy most all of them as a family.
My community is very important to me, and I am committed to giving back. I have worked with the Boy Scouts of America my entire life. I still actively work with youth through the Boy Scouts and through many related church callings and activities. Prior to opening my private practice, I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in South America.
Meet Our Team
Our friendly dental team works well together. We are like family and we would like to add your family to ours. We invite you to contact Hansen Cosmetic Family Dentistry today to learn more about us and to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Reno, Nevada, Dr. Gerald Hansen.
Carla – Office Manager
I started working for Dr. Hansen in 1990 and have far too many responsibilities to list. Basically, I make sure that our office runs as smoothly as possible and all our patients leave with healthy and happy smiles. Being able to assist patients get the most out of their insurance benefits and getting claims paid for them also gives me a great sense of satisfaction. Dr. Hansen is a caring, compassionate man and is one of my best friends. He takes care of his staff and it shows in how happy our office is. He is an outstanding dentist who takes pride in his work and it shows in our patients’ smiles.
I have been married since 1990. I have two beagles whom I love as if they were my children. I definitely have a purse-fetish problem! I look forward to weekends when I can spend time with my dogs, husband, and my friends who I consider my family.
Kelly – Scheduling Coordinator/Receptionist
I have the great pleasure of greeting all our patients when they come into the office and assisting them with all their appointment needs, insurance benefits, and treatment plans. I absolutely love putting patients at ease and making people smile. Working here has been a wonderful experience. The staff members are not only my coworkers, but they are also my family! Dr. Hansen appreciates all the hard work the staff does for the office and he always strives to provide the best care for each and every patient.
I am married, have two grown children, an English bulldog, and an American bulldog mix. I enjoy running 5ks, crafts, and baseball. Go Yankees!
Pam – Registered Dental Hygienist
My career in dentistry began in 1987 and I was happy to join Dr. Hansen’s team in 1991. I am responsible for all aspects of maintaining our patients’ health and educating them on effective home care. I love our patients and enjoy seeing them walk out of the office with a clean, bright smile. Dr. Hansen is a skilled dentist who is very gentle and kind. He enjoys his work and provides a wonderful work atmosphere for our team.
I have been married for 23 years to Ron. We have two children: our daughter, CJ, and our son, Pierce. We love spending time with our family and great friends, whether we are skiing, boating, or just having fun.