A B O U T . . U S

Dr. Sengbusch
Dr. Gary L. Sengbusch was born in 1948 in Algona, Iowa. During his childhood, his family settled in Milaca, Minnesota, and he grew up on a dairy farm. He left Milaca in 1966, after high school.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1970. Upon graduation, he served two years in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.

Upon return to civilian life, Gary followed his original dream to be a schoolteacher. He taught 7th and 8th grades for four years in Winnetka, Illinois. During that period an earlier desire to study dentistry resurfaced.

Gary earned his DDS degree from the University of Illinois Medical College at Chicago in 1982. Upon graduation, he took a public service position with the Indian Health Service on the Crow Indian reservation in Montana. He served as the sole dentist supporting Lodge Grass Montana for 2 ½ years.

Dr. Sengbusch then moved to north Arkansas and started a private practice in Cotter, Arkansas. He maintained that practice for five years. Gary wished to return to the mountains, and so moved to Billings, Montana in 1987. He built a general practice that was primarily an adult restorative practice.

Dr. Sengbusch has attended many hours of continuing education that includes studies at the L. D. Pankey Institute, and numerous other advanced programs. His priority is to build a practice based on comprehensive dentistry and long-term relationships with his patients.

Dr. Sengbusch has recently remarried and moved to the Lake Travis area outside of Austin, Texas. He and his wife, Sharon, live on Lake Travis. His hobbies include fishing, boating, traveling, and riding snowmobiles, motorcycles, and ATVs.

Dr. Sengbusch has a twenty one year old son who is attending Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

Michelle Leigh Parker

Michelle was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1973 and lived there until age 11. Her family then moved to Lubbock. She feels that she really grew up there. In 1991, her parents and younger sister moved back to Memphis after Michelle finished high school. She misses them terribly but cannot imagine living anywhere but Texas! She visits her family several times a year and is still trying to convince them to move to Austin.

Michelle attended Howard Junior College on an athletic training scholarship. These years stimulated her interest in the medical/dental field. In 1997 she moved to Austin to work for a retail clothing chain as a buyer. In that role, she enjoyed traveling and working with people. When that business decided to close in 2002, Michelle decided that she would make a career change. She wanted the stability of an office position, but one where she could still have a lot of interaction with people.

Michelle attended Allied Health Technology Institute in Austin, taking the program for dental assisting. She completed her externship at a cosmetic dentist office in Westlake. At that office, she worked chair-side as well as in the front office. This position gave her lots of experience dealing with insurance. She also worked with medical insurance for a local chain pharmacy while she was taking her courses in assisting. So Michelle brings lots of experience with insurance companies – which she uses to make the patients’ experience better.

She feels really excited about the opportunity to work with such an experienced dentist as Dr. Sengbusch. She says she is learning something new every day, and always has that big smile she shares with all of us!

She now lives off of Bee Caves Road in Senna Hills with her dog, Roxi, and her roommate Hallie. Hallie is a dental assistant and is also a massage therapist. In her free time Michelle likes to swim and snow ski. She still enjoys traveling and does so whenever she gets a chance.

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