Learn More About Brawley Dental Clinic
Turn to the efficient dentist at Brawley Dental Clinic for complete dental care for you and your family. You will be pleased to know that we are a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Texas Dental Association (TDA). We accept insurance plans and can file your claim on your behalf. Get in touch with us today.
Dr. Kari Brawley
On June 1, 2015, Dr. Kari Brawley bought the clinic from Dr. Larry Hatfield. Hatfield Dental Clinic then became Brawley Dental Clinic. Dr. Brawley had worked at the office for 9 years prior to the purchase.
Dr. Brawley was born and raised in Smithville, Texas. She graduated from Smithville High School in 1998. She then went to Southwest Texas State University, now known as Texas State University, where she received the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2002.
Dr. Brawley entered dental school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in May 2005.
Dr. Brawley currently resides in La Grange with her husband Curtis and their daughters Kylin and Kyndal. Curtis is currently the office manager, while Kylin attends LGISD Elementary and Kyndal attends Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool.
Dr. Brawley is an active member of the community. She currently resides on the La Grange ISD School Board of Trustees. She is also a member of several other organizations, including the Texas Women's League, Texas Dental Association, and American Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Brawley enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also likes reading, hiking, and playing with her labrador retriever, Lybi.
Dr. Brawley is very dedicated to creating outstanding smiles and good oral health for her patients, with a gentle touch.
Dr. Kalimuddin graduated from Stony Brook University with a dual degree in Biology and Business. After attending dental school at the University at Buffalo he did a General Practice Residency at Staten Island University Hospital, a trauma one center with a focus on medically complex patients and an emphasis on helping the underserved community. Dr. Kalimuddin has served as the director of Lifelong community clinic in Berkeley, California and joins us with over 5 years of private practice experience. Dr. Kalimuddin enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife.
Dr. Ali Arastu
Dr. Ali Arastu was raised in San Antonio, Texas from the age of 2 after his parents transferred there due to his mother’s work as a United States Air Force Officer. He attended Boston University for his undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Civilizations and Religion. He attended dental school at Boston University School of Dental Medicine and graduated in 2011. He received the American Academy of Periodontology Award for his work as a student in the field of Periodontology. He also received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Award for his work as a student in the field of Pediatric Dentistry. He completed his specialty training in the field of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in 2014 at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he also received a Master’s degree, studying the use of Lasers in periodontal therapy.
Dr. Arastu moved to Philadelphia in 2014 while his wife completed her training in the medical field. While there, he worked in private practice as a periodontist for the next 6 years. He also taught as a part-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dentistry, Department of Periodontics. He taught both clinical periodontics and didactic classes in classic and current periodontal literature. In 2018 he received the J George Coslet Distinguished Teaching Award from UPENN Department of Periodontics. In 2019, he received the American Academy of Periodontics Educator Award for his work at UPENN. Teaching has always been, and will always be his passion.
He is blessed with a wife, who is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in the greater Austin area, and two daughters. Dr. Arastu loves outdoor adventures with the family, and studying film and the history of cinema. Let him know what your favorite movie is when you meet him! In 2021, Dr. Arastu made an exclusive agreement with FDA-approved robotic dental assistance technology, Yomi by Neocis. Yomi is the first and only FDA-approved system for robotic dental guidance in the United States that is designed to assist surgeons while placing dental implants precisely. Dr. Arastu’s skills combined with the benefits of Yomi’s robotic assistance are sure to provide dental implants with a natural look and feel in no time.
Curtis - Office Manager
Curtis graduated from Tarleton State University in 2002 with a Bachelor degree in Animal Science with an emphasis in Wildlife Management. He joined the team at Brawley Dental in July of 2015, working mostly behind the scenes, after his wife, Dr. Kari Brawley purchased the practice. They have two daughters Kylin and Kyndal. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys coaching his daughters softball teams during the fall and spring.
Andrea - Receptionist
Andrea was born in Kingsville, Texas, and has lived all over the world due to her father being career military in the United States Army. She graduated from Blinn Junior College in 1991 with an Associates in Business.
Andrea and her husband, Raymond have been married since 1992 and live in La Grange. They have three daughters, Kelsey, Raeley, and Nataley.
Andrea enjoys spending time with her family and running with her kids to their extra-curricular activities. She also loves watching softball, fishing/ camping, and traveling.
Dawn - Registered Dental Assistant
Dawn lives in Shiner, Texas with her husband Robbie and two children Jake and Brooke. Dawn has been working in the dental field for 11 years now and loves what she does. Dawn and her family enjoy being outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and boating. Dawn and her husband love taking their children to different places and showing them the outdoors and all the world has to offer.
Cindy - Registered Dental Assistant
Cindy has been working at our office since 1991 as a registered dental assistant. She is certified in radiology, infection control, jurisprudence, and patient monitoring. Cindy and her husband Ray have been married for 30 years.
They have two sons, Brady, who lives and works in the Sugarland area with his wife Jennifer. Cody, who is currently in the process of moving to Boston, Mass to pursue a master's degree in international business.
In her spare time, Cindy spends most of her time at their family farm in Ledbetter, where they are in the beginning process of building a new home.
Crystal - Registered Dental Hygienist
Crystal graduated from the Wharton County Junior College Dental Hygiene Program in 2002 and has been practicing with Dr. Brawley since her graduation. Crystal is from Chappell Hill where she lives on a small farm with her husband Kelvin and has three children, Chesley, Keely, and Kord.
Chesley is a 2017 graduate of Texas A&M and is an Agriculture Teacher in Clearlake ISD. She is currently pursuing her master's in AG Education at Texas Tech Univerisity. Keely and Kord are both active in 4-H and FFA and attend Brenham High School.
She enjoys spending time with her family and her kids are active with showing market steers all over Texas. She has a love for the Texas 4-H Program and is a club leader in Washington County. She strives to make all of her patients feel secure and appreciated in the dental office.
Kayla - Registered Dental Hygienist
Kayla currently resides in Fayetteville, Texas with her husband David, who is a Houston Firefighter, and her daughters Ava and Lilly. Kayla Grew up in the Dallas area and went to dental hygiene school at Tarrant County College and graduated in 2004. Kayla and her family love their life in the country and all the simple things it has to offer. They just completed the remodel of their 100 year-old farmhouse. She loves spending time with her family, going camping, playing outdoors and just sitting on the porch swing.
Dental hygiene has been Kayla’s passion for 17 years. She enjoys meeting different people and helping them accomplish their oral health goals.
Jamie - Registered Dental Hygienist
Jamie Murphy was born and raised in La Grange, TX and is the daughter of Pat and Mary Janca. Jamie graduated La Grange High School in 2005 and went on to earn her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene from Wharton County Junior College in 2008. Jamie joined our practice in 2019, but prior to that she commuted and worked in Bastrop for the last 11 years.
Jamie and her husband, Shane Murphy of La Grange, were married in 2012. They reside here in La Grange along with their two children. Their daughter Langley is 6 and their son Landry is 3 ½. Jamie and her family delight in spending as much time outdoors as possible, enjoying their newly built home and working on their land. She also enjoys watching football, baseball and spending time at deer camp.
ASHLEY - DENTAL ASSISTANT
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LINDSEY - BUSINESS ASSISTANT
Lindsey moved to La Grange in 2020 with her husband Justin and their two kids Penelope and McCoy to get back to "small town living." This is Lindsey's first time working in the dental field and has a 15+ year background working in accounting and bookkeeping. In Lindsey's spare time, her and her family spend their days at their deer lease in Fredericksburg or in Houston visiting family.
MICHELLE - INSURANCE COORDINATOR
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AUTUMN - INSURANCE COORDINATOR
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