Meet Our Team
As a patient at Riverbend Family Dentistry, we’ll consider you part of the family!
We are a team of fun, friendly, and dedicated dental professionals who truly love what we do. Patients’ needs are our priority, and we pride ourselves on developing personal relationships with people. Values like this mean that we are constantly trying to improve in every aspect of what we do to better serve you.
We’d love to take a moment to introduce ourselves so you can know more about us!
Dr. Austin L Mautner,
DMD, FAGD: General Dentist
Dr. Austin Mautner grew up in Pembroke Pines, FL where he chose to follow in his father’s footsteps as a general dentist. After graduating with honors in Human Nutrition from the University of Florida he went on to receive his doctorate from UF College of Dentistry. While there, he received the award for Clinical Excellence and Professionalism as well as organized and attended annual mission trips to the Dominican Republic to perform pro bono dental surgery.
Dr. Mautner is a recipient of the Fellowship of the Academy of General Dentistry Award. He was one of only 10 recipients in the state of Florida in 2013. This award is given to a select few general dentist who have displayed a dedication to continued education, are in good standing with the board of dentistry, and have passed a rigorous multi-specialty exam. He is now working on his Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry.
He has received extensive training in implant dentistry, root canal therapy, periodontal surgery, aesthetic/reconstructive dentistry, orthodontics (both traditional and Invisalign™), and snoring and sleep apnea.
His passion for comprehensive knowledge and superior treatment is backed by a warm and personable nature. Dr. Mautner’s mission is to help his patients build confidence in themselves and become as happy and healthy as possible. When not focused on dentistry he maintains a healthy mix of hobbies including woodworking, dirt biking, fishing, traveling, canoeing, paddle boarding, freediving, and most passionately, surfing.
Dr. Richard Heinl,
DDS: General Dentist
Having grown up in Wellington, Dr. Richard Heinl learned and loved the equestrian, rural and South Florida lifestyle. Finding a passion for hands on work, he found general dentistry as a possible option to serve his talents. Graduating from Florida Atlantic University with his Bachelors in Biology and his Masters in Biomedical Sciences, he was accepted to the School of Dental Medicine at SUNY at Buffalo. While attending, he received multiple awards for clinical and scholastic excellence. He also traveled across the United States and to Senegal in Africa to provide dentistry to those in need. Desiring to further establish and advance his skills in dentistry, he completed a general residency program at the Montefiore Medical Center Centennial site where he focused on advanced reconstructive cases and aesthetic dentistry.
Recognizing the rapidly changing nature of dentistry and medicine, Dr. Heinl is involved in multiple professional organizations. He is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Academy of Laser Dentistry. He is currently seeking to earn his fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.
One of Dr. Heinl’s top priorities is making sure that his patients enjoy their experiences with him. He leverages his extensive training and knowledge to allow his patients to achieve the health and aesthetics that they desire. When not working with patients, Dr. Heinl enjoys a variety of pursuits including traveling, cooking, line dancing, and in general enjoying all opportunities life is generous in providing.
Melina is the Practice Manager at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She is a Certified Dental Anesthesia Assistant 2 and has over 8 years of dental experience working in and managing all aspects of the office. Melina loves interacting with patients, and making sure each and every patient has an amazing experience at Riverbend. She’s bilingual in English and Spanish. As a mother of two boys ages 9 & 12 and two fur babies, a Standard Poodle and English Bulldog, she stays busy enjoying the outdoors.
Brie is a dental hygienist at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist and recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Palm Beach State College with an Associates in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Brie is an advocate for oral health starting with prevention of oral infections by teaching patients proper techniques specific to their individual needs. She is passionate about helping others and believes it is the best part of her job. Brie is a Florida native, born and raised in Palm Beach Gardens. Family is very important to her and she is a proud mom of two sons. Photography is one of her favorite things and she can’t live without music or the beach.
Hilary is a dental hygienist at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She is a Certified Registered Dental Hygienist and graduated from Palm Beach State College with an Associates in Science Degree in Dental Hygiene. Hilary was born and raised here in Jupiter. In her free time, you will find her somewhere outdoors hunting and fishing.
Sara is a dental assistant at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She is a graduate of the Dental Academy of the Palm Beaches and has been an assistant for over a year. Dentistry is her passion, which is why she is currently working towards her bachelors in biology to ultimately become a dentist. She loves to educate patients on proper oral hygiene in order to keep their smiles beautiful and healthy. Sara has lived in Florida all her life and loves the tropical weather. Her favorite thing in the world is her hyper active kitty, Bruce. When she’s not working, studying or in school, she enjoys watching movies, going to the gym and relaxing at the beach.
Rose is a dental assistant at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She graduated from the New England Technology dental assistant program and has been an assistant for 15 years. Rose always has a smile on her face, and it’s clear she is passionate about the dental field and helping patients. She says “It’s not considered work if you love what you do.” Rose is originally from Turkey and is often bringing in delicious treats to the office. Besides her kids and family, her favorite things include running, working out, going to the beach, and playing poker.
Erin is a Dental Assistant at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She attended the Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches. She was homeschooled her whole life and recently completed her Associate of Arts degree at Palm Beach State College. She is a Florida native and was raised in Loxahatchee, FL. She has enjoyed going to the dentist ever since she was a little girl. Working in the dental field doesn’t feel like work to her since it is something she is very passionate about. She loves helping others feel more confident in themselves and their smiles. She hopes to continue to further her education in the dental field. When not working, Erin enjoys weight lifting, baking, spending time with family, and reading.
Front Desk Administrator
Shannon is a front desk administrator at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She has been a part of the dental world since 2007. She has had many different positions within a dental office including: check-in, treatment coordinator, dental assistant, and insurance coordinator. She studied at Monroe County Community College and Eastern Michigan University. Shannon is originally from Michigan and relocated to south Florida in 2013 to be closer to her sister. In her spare time she enjoys: working out, reading, anything outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Taylor is a scheduling coordinator at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She is a graduate of the Dental Assisting Academy of the Palm Beaches and enjoys learning more about the dental field everyday. Taylor is originally from Long Island, New York but has spent half her life living in Palm Beach Gardens. She enjoys spending her time off working out, traveling, hanging out with her family, dog, and friends.
Tonya is the marketing coordinator at Riverbend Family Dentistry. She has 10 years of experience in online marketing and communications. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire. Tonya is born and raised in a small town in New Hampshire, and moved to South Florida in 2013. She is happiest doing anything outdoors (especially camping and hiking), traveling, fitness, and collecting sea glass.