Meet Our Team

Meet Melissa

Financial Administrator

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.

Meet Tammy

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.

Meet Laurie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Laurie was raised in PTC and graduated from West GA Technical College.  She lives a very active life in Brooks with her husband and son enjoying gardening, weightlifting, fishing, and playing with their dog Hank.

Laurie is passionate about treating her patients as a whole–not just their mouths.  She loves to educate her patients, but loves to learn new things from them too.  Please help us welcome Laurie to our dental practice!

Meet Debbie

Registered Dental Hygienist

Debbie is originally from New Hampshire and earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1987. She has a special interest in caring for patients with periodontal disease and formulating patient-centered hygiene care.

Debbie enjoys the outdoors, especially at the beach. She, also, spends her spare time reading, traveling with her husband and daughter, and cheering on the New England Patriots!

Debbie looks forward to getting to know you, listen to your concerns and empowering each of you with the knowledge to prepare for a healthy future.

Meet Linnea

Registered Dental Hygienist

Linnea was born and raised in Fayetteville GA.  She has 3 sisters who all decided to do graphic design and she is the third born. In her spare time she loves to cycle, travel, read, hike, paint and a major hobby is learning languages. Right now Linnea is trying to learn Spanish.

Linnea knew she wanted to be a dental hygienist since she was 8. She attended Clayton State University for her hygiene degree and took a gap year to do biblical studies in Sweden.

Linnea absolutely loves being a hygienist. She loves the relationships she gets to build with everyone who comes in and love getting to meet so many amazing people. Linnea hopes you are all doing well and being safe. 

Meet Terry

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.

Meet Kim

Dental Assistant

Kim has been a dental assistant for over 20 years and has taken courses to further her education at The Pankey Institute. She has always believed she could help change the world one smile at a time.

When she is not working, she keeps busy watching her two boys play baseball & basketball and enjoys spending time with her family at the lake.

Meet Cheryl

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.