MEET THE TEAM
Tonya, Front Office Manager
Tonya was raised in Canton, GA and graduated from Sequoyah High school in 2008. She received her Dental Assisting certificate from the Dental Careers Institute. Tonya was welcomed to our office in 2014 and brings 6 years of dental experience with her, both in assisting and front desk administration. She began her career in pediatric dentistry and loves continuing to work with children as she manages our Front Office. Tonya now resides in Acworth with her husband Dan and their two children, Alexis and Daniel. She enjoys reading and spending time at the lake, as well as with family and friends.
Laura is a lifetime resident of Canton, GA and is a graduate of Cherokee High School. She attended Floyd College where she earned her Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2001. With over ten years of experience, Laura enjoys working with children and helping make dental cleaning a fun experience. Laure and her husband Chad have three children: Caroline, Jackson and Hudson. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, watching Atlanta Braves baseball and camping with family and friends.
Chereé was born and raised in southern California and attended Hygiene School at San Joaquin Valley College. She worked in General Dentistry for three years on the west coast. In 2006, she relocated to Canton and began working in Pediatric Dentistry, realizing this was where she truly wanted to be – working with children and making their dental visit an exciting and fun experience. Chereé is married and has two beautiful boys, Brayden, and Landen. In her spare time, she enjoys DIY projects and spending time with family.
Natalie is a true Georgia girl, born at Northside Hospital. She attended Reinhardt University and finished her dental hygiene degree at Georgia State University at Perimeter in 1994. Natalie has extensive experience in dental hygiene but pediatrics is her passion! She joined the practice in 2015 as a temp and became a permanent member of our team in 2016. Natalie lives in Atlanta with her husband, Scott. On her days off, you can find her at the YMCA, costuming or enjoying live music.
Josie, Clinical Coordinator & Lead Assistant
Originally from the Dominican Republic, Josie started her career in pediatric dentistry in 1995 at Jamaica Hospital in Queens, New York. She relocated to Georgia in 2005. Josie has spent her entire dental assistant career specializing in pediatrics, and is recognized as an expanded duties assistant by the Georgia Board of Dentistry. She is married and is the proud mother of her son, Alan. In her spare time, Josie enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Autumn, Dental Assistant
Autumn was born in Michigan and moved to Canton just after she turned 1. She is a graduate of Cherokee High School and attended the Dental Careers Institute specializing in Dental Assisting. Autumn joined our practice in 2014, beginning her Dental career. She was also married this year and currently lives in Ball Ground with her husband, Nathan and two dogs, Bella and Rock. In her free time, she likes to run, go fishing, play basketball and baseball and cook.
Stephanie, Dental Assistant
Originally a west coast girl, Stephanie was born in California, lived in Mexico for several years, then moved to Canton when she was 5. She graduated from Cherokee High School in 2013 and completed the Dental Assisting program at the Georgia School of Dental Assisting in Roswell in 2015. Stephanie joined our team in 2016 and continues to develop her knowledge and passion for dentistry at Georgia Highlands College, where she is working towards her Registered Dental Hygiene degree. Her love of children is evident and she hopes to continue practicing in Pediatric Dentistry. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys serving at church and spending time with family and friends.
Julianne, Front Office
Julianne is a Georgia native. Originally from Marietta, she moved to Cherokee county in 1992. She brings 6 years of dental administrative experience to our office. Julianne received a Business Management degree from North Georgia and one day hopes to continue her education with a focus on creative writing. She currently resides in Ball Ground with her husband Matt, their 5 year old son Van, and yellow lab Homer. In their spare time they enjoy spending time with family and friends by the pool, hiking, and watching football. GO DAWGS!
Kelli, Front Office
Kelli is from Warner Robins and moved to North Georgia in 1995. She graduated from Chattahoochee Technical College and has a background in Early Childhood Education. Kelli’s boys have been patients of the practice since 2008 and Kelli joined our team in 2016 after graduating from Future Dental Assistants of Atlanta. She was cross-trained and now works as part of our Front Office Staff. Kelli resides in Canton with her husband, Rodney, and her boys, Griffin, Chance, Ethan and Brent. In her free time, she breeds Labradors and enjoys reading and spending time outside with her friends and family.
Moira, Front Office
Moira was born in Austin, Texas and moved to Marietta, GA at the age of 3. She is a graduate of Lassiter High School and attended the Pediatric Dental Assistant School for pediatric dental assisting after attending Kennesaw State University for Spanish Education. Moira joined our team in early 2018 and is a member of the front office. She currently resides in Marietta with her family and her pets, Jack and Alice. In her free time she likes to travel, bake, and craft.