Dr. Brandon Gardner, DDS
A Great Dentist

Meet the Team at 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! 

Dr. Brandon Gardner, DDS

Doctor of Dental Surgery

Dr. Gardner grew up in Utah and spent many 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 (UVU) to complete his pre-dental requirements and graduated Cum Laude with his BA in Spanish.

Dr. Gardner relocated to Texas in 2007 to attend dental school at UT Health San Antonio on scholarship. He graduated with his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2011 and completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency to further his education.

Dr. Gardner is especially passionate about sedation dentistry and dental implants. He is certified to administer various levels of sedation for the comfort of his patients and has received extensive surgical training for dental implants. 

Dr. Gardner is married to his all-time favorite person, Denise, and together they have four great kids. When not in the office, Dr. Gardner enjoys spending time with his wife, playing with his kids, or working on a project at home. 

Both Dr. and Mrs. Gardner love the warm-hearted people of South Texas, the beauty of the Texas Hill Country and they feel blessed to be a part of the Boerne community. 

Achivements and Certifications:

  • Explore Magazine "Best of Boerne" Dentist 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Level III Sedation Certification
  • ACLS and BLS Certification
  • AEGD Resident of the Year Award 2011-2012 
  • American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Student Merit Award
  • Stacey Wendell Clapp Dental School 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 Chicago, IL and first became interested in dentistry at a very young age. Her father and grandfather were both dentists and she was taught early on the importance of serving others and helping them achieve optimal oral health. She attended the competitive dental hygiene program at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, UT where she earned her RDH degree. She enjoys the opportunity to help her patients understand how oral health benefits their overall health. 

Denise is passionate about health overall and can often be found working out, advancing her knowledge of wellness or trying new recipes in the kitchen. Denise enjoys organizing and interior design and gets all the credit for the look and feel of our beautiful dental office. Denise's favorite place to be is at home with her family. She and Dr. Gardner have four beautiful, energetic children.  

Connie Polson, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Connie was born and raised in Mississippi. She attended dental hygiene school in Corpus Christi, Texas where she graduated with honors. She and her husband both love Texas and are glad to call it home along with their two grown sons.

Connie has over twenty years of dental hygiene experience and has worked in pediatric, periodontal and general dentistry offices. She has a passion for excellent dental care and patient comfort and works diligently to give our patients the very best. She joined Gardner Springs Dentistry in 2017 and is grateful to be a part of a team where those principles of excellence and patient comfort are always a top priority.

Outside of the dental office, Connie enjoys traveling, water activities, staying active and volunteering in the community.

Becky Wiest, RDH

Registered Dental Hygienist

Becky is one of our part-time dental hygienists. She was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon but relocated to Texas a few years ago along with her husband, Colin, their two young children, and a Pyrenees / German Shepard rescue puppy. Being new to Texas, she and her family enjoy exploring state parks, new restaurants and the little towns through the Hill Country. 

Becky brings over 19 years of dental clinical experience. She had her start in dentistry as a pediatric dental assistant, which she greatly enjoyed for 5 years. She went back to school in 2007 to become a registered dental hygienist. Becky enjoys the independence and autonomy of dental hygiene and the opportunity to care for each of her patients individually. 


Beni Macias, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant

Beni has been in the dental field for over 25 years and feels fortunate to have worked with so many caring and skilled professionals throughout her career. She loves her job as a dental assistant and takes great pride in her work; providing the best patient care is extremely important to Beni. The most rewarding part of her career has been to see the positive change that comes to the lives of her patients through their dental experiences.  

Beni was born and raised in McAllen, TX but has lived with her family in San Antonio since 1994. She has been happily married to her husband, Angel, for over 30 years and together they are the proud parents of two wonderful children: Valerie and Andrew. They are a proud military family. Beni also has an adorable dog named "Oreo" who selflessly gives them love and joy every day.  

Alyssa Munns, RDA

Registered Dental Assistant


Alyssa started her dental assisting journey in Germany working with US military troops and their families.  She was selected for a Red Cross volunteer training program and spent 900 hours assisting military dentists.  After leaving Germany, she arrived here in San Antonio and received her Registered Dental Assistant Certification through PIMA Medical Institute and has been at Gardner Springs Dentistry since June 2022.  Prior to working in the dental field, Alyssa spent almost ten years in special education and brings the same love she provided her students to her dental patients.

Alyssa has lived in six different countries and nine US states.  She has spent the last 24 years as an Air Force spouse supporting her husband and raising their three children.  Her oldest son is currently attending Utah State University, her daughter lives here in Boerne and is working full time, and her youngest son just started high school.  Alyssa loves camping, shopping, traveling and spending time with family and friends or going to the beach when possible.

Raquel Brosseau

Front Office Manager

Raquel brings over 25 years of dental experience with her to our Gardner Springs Dentistry team, having worked in both large and small practices over the years. She is happily married to Mike, a systems engineer, and has two grown children and two grandchildren who are her pride and joy. Her favorite food is Pizza, her favorite season is Fall, and she has a beloved fur baby, Kona, who was named after a family trip to Hawaii. Raquel is excited to be at Gardner Springs Dentistry and looks forward to being a part of our great team for many years to come. 

Liz Leon

Treatment Coordinator

Liz joined Gardner Springs Dentistry in 2020 and has over 25 years experience in the dental field. Liz enjoys spending time with her family and has been married for 27 years. She has two adult daughters, Julia and Lauren, and has two grandchildren. She enjoys reading, listening to 70's music and podcasts as well as watching Netflix. Liz is a cancer survivor and has learned in this season of her life to be grateful for all things, knowing that the days are long but the years are short. Liz is thankful to be a part of the team at Gardner Springs Dentistry. 

A Healthy smile is just a click away.
If you are considering dental care or a new provider, I highly recommend Gardner Springs Dentistry

"Dr. Gardner and his staff are wonderful. My wife and I were looking for a new dentist and found Gardner Springs. Everyone is pleasant, smiling and genuinely interested in taking care of our dental health. Dr. Gardner explains procedures, listens to our concerns, and uses a gentle touch when it matters. The office is peaceful, modern, and easily accessible. If you are considering dental care or a new provider, I highly recommend Gardner Springs Dentistry." 

- Douglas B.

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