Gardner Springs Dentistry
At Gardner Springs Dentistry, you are never just a number on a chart. We take the time to get to know you and your family personally so we can provide the precise type of care you need. We would love the opportunity to meet you in person and welcome you to our friendly dental practice. Until then, please take a moment to learn about our team of awesome professionals!
Meet Our Team
Dr. Brandon Gardner, DDS
Dr. Gardner grew up in Utah and spent many winter days snowboarding the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” Before college, he spent two years in Ecuador as a missionary and became fluent in Spanish. After his missionary service he attended Utah Valley University where he completed his pre-dental requirements and graduated Cum Laude with his BA in Spanish.
Dr. Gardner received a scholarship to attend dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and moved his young family to Texas in 2007. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011 and then completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) program to further his education in sedation dentistry, implant dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Gardner continues to update his knowledge to ensure his patients receive the highest quality of care possible. He is especially passionate about sedation dentistry and dental implants. He is certified to administer nitrous oxide, oral sedation, and IV conscious sedation. He has extensive dental implant experience and received one-on-one surgical training from specialists in the field. To ensure his patients’ complete safety, he is certified in both Basic and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He is an active member in the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Dr. Gardner is married to his all-time favorite person, Denise, and together they have four great kids: two daughters and two sons. In his free time Dr. Gardner enjoys taking his wife out on dates, catching a movie with his kids, or working with his family in the yard.
Since moving to Texas, both Dr. and Mrs. Gardner have grown to love the warm-hearted people of South Texas and the beauty of the Texas Hill Country. They both feel grateful to be here in Boerne and are excited to be part of the community!
Awards and Honors
AEGD Resident of the Year Award 2011-2012
American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Merit Award
Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics
American Equilibration Society Table Clinic Presenter
Academy of Operative Dentistry Table Clinic Presenter
Stacey Wendell Clapp Scholarship Recipient
Honors Program Graduate, Cum Laude, UVU
Dean’s Merit Scholarship Recipient, Spanish Language Department, UVU
Denise Gardner, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist
Denise was born and raised in the Chicago, IL. During high school and college she excelled in dance and was selected to a team that toured internationally. She was also the co-captain of a professional dance cast she performed with each summer in Nauvoo, IL. She moved to Utah to attend college where she graduated from the highly competitive Dental Hygiene program at Utah Valley University (UVU). After graduation she came to San Antonio with her husband and is now proud to call Texas home!
Denise first became interested in dentistry at a very young age. Having grown up with a father and grandfather who were both dentists, she was taught early on the importance of serving people and helping them regain and maintain their healthy smiles. She enjoys the opportunity to help her patients understand how complete oral care benefits their overall health.
When not caring for her patients, Denise's favorite place to be is at home with her family. She and Dr. Gardner have four adorable children that grow bigger and brighter each day. Denise loves to decorate and designed our beautiful dental office. She also loves to organize and exercise.
Sheri Coats, RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hello, my name is Sheri Coats and I am thrilled to be part of the dental team at Gardner Springs Dentistry here in Boerne! I have learned so much over the years practicing as a dental hygienist and I feel blessed to be able to share that knowledge with each one of my patients.
I graduated with honors from the dental hygiene program at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and have worked for many years in and around the San Antonio and Austin areas. I have attended many continuing education courses to keep up with the exciting advancements in our profession so as to provide our patients with the highest quality dental care. One of the things I enjoy most about my profession is that I get to interact with many different people throughout the day. I love hearing my patients' stories and learning about their families, their interests, and where their lives have taken them.
I am from a military family and with seven siblings our family get togethers are loud...but fun! I really enjoy watching my three grown children mature and gain life experiences; they have shared so many fun and interesting things with me. I also enjoy going to the movies with my husband, cooking healthy foods at home and working in my vegetable garden.
Violet Bates, RDA - Dental Assistant
Violet is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She is our friendly and knowledgable dental assistant here at Gardner Springs Dentistry. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two Pomeranian dogs, Mocha and Churro. Violet also loves to hike, travel, garden and dance hula. One of her favorite places to spend time outdoors is Yosemite National Park in California. Violet loves dentistry for the opportunity it gives her to meet new faces, help others, and have a positive impact on their lives. She feels good knowing that she's made a difference for our patients, even in small ways. Violet recently completed continuing education courses for nitrous oxide sedation and Invisalign.