Melissa firmly believes that the dental field chose her, rather than the reverse. Her dentist offered her a position in his office just after her high school graduation in 1974. Melissa trained on-the-job as a dental assistant, and later became an office manager.
With more than 40 years in dentistry, Melissa loves helping patients have happy, healthy smiles. Her philosophy for work and life is to practice the golden rule as defined in Luke 6:31 – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Melissa has 1 daughter, who is pursuing a teaching career. When not working, Melissa volunteers at Spivey Hall and with homeless ministry. She is active in her church and teaches adult learners there. Melissa loves classical music, good books, cooking, and walking.
Registered Dental Hygienist & Director of Patient Relations
Tammy graduated from Tyler Junior College School of Dental Hygiene in 1986. With more than 30 years of dental hygiene experience, she has worked in all aspects of the dental office since she was only 16.
Tammy loves to make people smile. She looks forward each day to greeting our patients as they arrive. Tammy loves to make each patient’s visit a pleasant experience.
When not working, Tammy loves to travel, especially to the beach. She also volunteers within the community and spends time reading, decorating, cooking, and socializing with family and friends.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Macy graduated from Central GA Technical College in 2015 and has more than 2 years of experience in dental hygiene. She makes it a point to listen carefully to each patient’s needs, concerns, and questions during every visit.
Macy enjoys getting to know our patients and prides herself on providing a gentle, customized cleaning based on each patient’s individual needs.
Macy lives in Pike County with her husband and their golden retriever, Benji. Her favorite activities include spending time with friends and family, working out at Boot Camp, camping, and deep sea fishing.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Victoria graduated from Pike County High School before earning her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene. She holds CPA certification and has more than 2 years of experience in dentistry.
Victoria says she has always had a passion for oral health and wanted to use that drive to help others. She loves seeing smiles transformed and watching how patients receive a boost to self-esteem. Victoria loves building relationships with patients and cares for them like family.
Outside the office, Victoria has one brother, who is a student at the University of Georgia. She is engaged and planning her September, 2017 wedding. Victoria sings in church choir and enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking, and spending time with family.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Katlyn earned her Associates degrees in Health Science and Dental Hygiene from West GA Tech. She has more than a year of dentistry experience and is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association.
Katlyn loves to spend time with patients and to educate them about healthy habits and the systemic benefits of oral health care. She brings her passion for helping others into everything she does. To Katlyn, our patients are family.
Outside of work, Katlyn is a mom who enjoys spending time as a makeup artist, certified in airbrushing.
Certified Dental Assistant
Terry attended Sacramento State University and Clayton State University. She has more than 39 years in dentistry and loves providing personalized care to each patient.
Terry says that dentistry has always interested her. She loves to see patients leave the office happy with their beautiful smiles.
Terry has been married for more than 37 years. She has 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren she adores. Terry is a member of Locust Grove UMC, where she leads a Beth Moore bible Study, and of the Andrew McBridge Chapter of the DAR in McDonough, GA. She enjoys spending time with her family and caring for her 3 dogs and horse. Terry loves outdoor activities, including fishing, camping, and vacationing.
Emily graduated at the top of her class from the Colorado School of Dental Assisting in 2008 with a 4.0 GPA. She became interested in dentistry after spending 6 years in orthodontic treatment. Emily says her dentist completely transformed her smile and gave her a new level of self-confidence.
With more than 4 years of experience, Emily feels that her patients are the heart and soul of the practice. She treats every patient as if they were part of her own family. Emily makes listening and truly caring for patient needs her highest priorities.
Emily has been married to the love of her life for over 2 years. She moved to GA from CO to be with her husband. In her free time, she is a beach body and fitness coach. She loves everything outdoors – hiking, camping, fishing, snowboarding, and more. Emily also enjoys spending time with family and friends, including her 5 nieces.
Office Manager & Pharmacist
Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the University of GA. She has since invested much of her time in Continuing Education courses in dentistry. Cheryl has more than 30 years of experience enjoying excellent dentistry alongside her husband, Dr. Dave Lee.
To Cheryl, the best part of working in dentistry is helping people have healthy smiles and better total health each day. She believes in patient-centered ethical care with total health-focused treatment.
Outside of work, Cheryl is blessed with 3 wonderful children. Her oldest, Lauren, is a dentist in New Mexico, where she practices with her dentist husand, Yoann. Jennifer is a Clinical Pediatric Psychologist at Children Healthcare in Atlanta. Taylor is currently in the Viticulture & Enology Master’s program at the University of CA. Cheryl loves flowers and enjoys gardening, fishing, and traveling to visit her children.