Brilliant Smiles

 

Meet Our Doctors & Staff

Dr. Glenda Smith

Dr. Smith, the founder of Brilliant Smiles, and a native Texan from Uvalde says, “I am proud to have served patients in our community for nearly 40 years. The combination of continuing education and state-of-the-art equipment allows us to offer you and your family the high level of care you’re looking for. My team and I will give you a warm welcome and our ongoing commitment to your dental health.”

Dr. Smith, a University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston graduate has decades of experience and honors in dentistry. She has been a pioneer in every aspect of dentistry, including advanced restorative, periodontic, cosmetic, implant, and airway/sleep dentistry. In 2014, she received the coveted and prestigious Austin’s Capital Area University of Texas School of Dentistry’s Alumna of the Year.

Brilliant Smiles is currently an active member of Smile Source, a network of private practice dentists throughout the United States.

Her ongoing listing of community service includes St. David’s Community Health Foundation, Theo Van, Health Alliance of Austin Musicians, Lanier Challenge,including  Texas Dental Association Smiles Foundation, Texas State Dental Board, and Coordinator and participant in American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Give Back a Smile, and Founding member of Jack Sansing Dental Clinic.

Dr. Smith loves being “Gigi” to her three grandchildren and traveling with her family, grown children, and grandchildren.

Dr. Grant Glauser

Dr. Glauser is thrilled to join Brilliant Smiles and offer a whole new experience in dentistry in Austin, Texas! His friendly, laid-back attitude helps patients feel comfortable talking about their mouth and smile. He provides the information and options to help each patient accomplish his or her goals.

Dr. Glauser developed a passion for dentistry at 10 years old, when he began helping at his grandfather’s dental office in Houston, TX. There, he observed what it means to go above and beyond patients’ expectations and make them feel like a part of a family. He has built his approach and career on these two defining qualities and will do whatever it takes to make your experience at Brilliant Smiles the best you have ever had.

Dr. Glauser attained a degree in Biology at St. Edward’s University, where he also competed on the collegiate tennis team, ran cross-country, and worked as a dental assistant. His best experience was attending the University of Adelaide in Australia as an exchange student during his sophomore year.  He earned his Doctorate at The University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston.

A former professional triathlete, Dr. Glauser has competed in several Ironman events, including the legendary Hawaiian Ironman. He still enjoys being active and runs, bikes, or swims nearly every day. He also enjoys traveling, backpacking, reading, and spending time with his wife and his son.

Dr. Glauser is dedicated to staying current with the newest technologies and advancements in dentistry. He is an active member of these organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Austin Rotary Club
  • Spear Study Club
  • Capitol Area Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Dr. Katie McNeil

Dr. McNeil’s easy going demeanor makes patients feel comfortable in the Dental chair. She has a ‘no lecturing’ policy for new patients whether it has been one year or twenty years since he or she has been to the Dentist. Her goal is to have even the most phobic patient smiling by the end of the appointment. Dr. McNeil enjoys all aspect of dentistry including Invisalign, which she has performed since 2009.

Dr. McNeil was born and raised in Corpus Christi. She attended the University of Texas for her undergraduate degree and then proceeded to San Antonio for Dental school. Having fallen in love with Austin, she returned after graduation in 2006 to settle down and practice dentistry. She was thrilled to join Brilliant Smiles in 2008 and has been making patients smile here ever since. Dr. McNeil and her husband, Kevin, enjoy spending time with their energetic little boy, Ryan.

Dr. Gayanne DeVry

Dr. Gayanne DeVry brings to the Brilliant Smiles over 40 years of comprehensive dentistry with an art and education background. She loves what she does. Dr. DeVry has hands-on expertise in advanced cosmetic smile enhancements, including periodontal health, implant restoration, and Invisalign. The artistically talented and personable Dr DeVry graduation from the highly esteemed Tufts School of Dental Medicine in Boston after working as a freelance medical illustrator for 6 continuous years, illustrating over 12 medical and dental textbooks in Boston following her graduation from Northwestern.

She obtained a Masters Degree in Education concurrently with her dental degree from Boston University specializing in Educational Media Design. While at Tufts, she won one of 55 national Public Health Scholarships which allowed her to serve in the Indian Health Service for three years at Zia Pueblo outside of Albuquerque. She describes this as “one of the happiest times of my life.” Dr. DeVry worked clinically on the reservation and was the national editor and designer of educational curricula for dentists in the Indian Health Service nationwide . She then moved to Seattle as an Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. DeVry is active in various professional dental organizations, spiritual programs, cancer outreach charities, and loves working with the team at Brilliant Smiles, spending time with her adult son, Dylan, and living serenely near nature, traveling, jumping on her trampoline, and swimming to stay fit and remain physically and mentally young.

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