Meet The Team

At the core of our dental practice is a friendly team of professionals that are dedicated to your utmost comfort and optimal oral health. We view each patient as a unique individual, and tailor each treatment to your specific needs. As part of our commitment to providing close, personalized attention to every patient, we want to encourage patient communication. Please know that we are here to provide outstanding patient care, and that we value the trust you have placed in us.

Kim Freidell

Office Administrator

Kim was born and raised in Houston, TX and has lived in Austin for over 30 years. She has worked with Dr. Freidell for about the same amount of time!

Her true gratification comes from the relationships she's formed with our patients and continues to cultivate through the years. Her hobbies and her passions are one in the same ... spending time with her handsome boys and her wonderful husband who she also calls, Boss!

Madelyn Basnett

Office Administrator

Madelyn joined our fabulous team in 2016 having moved from Illinois in 2013. She has fallen in love with Austin, through the culture, it’s people, and everything the city has to offer.

She started working in the field of dentistry in 1985 and has enjoyed it ever since. Her gratification is helping patients understand their insurance questions and helping them to meet their expectations.

Madelyn enjoys spending family time with her husband, son and their dog, Millie. She also loves to shop, watch sports, and spend time outdoors. Go Cubs!!

Linda Strickland

Dental Hygienist

Linda has been with us for 30 years and still feels real joy getting to know her patients and treating them through the years.

She grew up in Irving, TX and has lived in the Texas Panhandle and the Rio Grande Valley. She’s married with two children and two grandsons and loves spending time with them all.

Linda and her husband enjoy vacationing and spending time in the great outdoors, especially hiking in the mountains.


Heidi Bender

Dental Hygienist

Heidi was born and raised in Indiana before moving to Texas with her husband in 2015. They quickly called Austin their new home.

They live in downtown Austin with their Boston Terrier, Taz, and enjoy spending their free time on the lake, running the trails, and rock climbing on the Green Belt.

Heidi loves getting to know her patients and enjoys discussing ways for them to achieve a healthier smile.

Meliza Watkins

Dental Assistant

Following Meliza’s big move from El Paso 7 years ago, we were blessed to have her join the Freidell team. She feels the move is easier when you find an office that makes you feel like it’s your second home. Meliza not only loves dentistry, but she truly loves getting to know her patients.

During her spare time, she loves to spend it with her family and friends. With two teenagers and a border collie, named Caia, she and her husband are super busy but still love to find fun things to do around Austin (except Sundays during football season) – Go Eagles!

Logan Garcia

Dental Assistant

Logan is our true Austinite who has been a part of our dental family for over 6 years.

Ever since she was a little girl, she has always had a love for dentistry. Her Mom is her great influence, having been in the dental field for over 20 years and counting. Logan thoroughly enjoys getting to know each and every one of her patients.

Logan’s free time is spent with her two bulldogs and her boyfriend. She loves to cook up lots of delicious meals for her little family.