Meet Dr. Shane Matt, a dentist with a different groove.
Photography by: Robin Jerstad

Walking into Authentic Smiles Dental Studio would be like walking into Antone’s if Antone’s took out its bar and classed itself up a bit. Copies of the Austin Chronicle and Texas Music Magazine lay on waiting room tables; guitars hang on walls; and vintage concert posters of Austin music legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughn line the hallways.

Sitting on plush coffee-colored leather chairs, staring out the windows that reach from the floor to the second story ceiling and listening to the latest in modern rock, it is easy to forget you are in a dentist’s office. Until, of course, there is a pause in the music, and the old familiar sounds of powered toothbrushes and water suction tools can be heard.

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