MEET THE TEAM
Tonya, Front Office Manager
Tonya was raised in Canton, GA, and graduated from Sequoyah High school. She attended Dental Careers Institute in 2008 where she earned her Dental Assisting Certificate. Tonya has over 12 years of dental experience 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 office. Tonya and her husband, Dan, have two children: Alexis and Daniel. She enjoys reading, exercising, 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 nineteen years of experience, Laura enjoys working with children and helping make dental cleaning a fun experience. Laura and her husband Chad have three children: Caroline, Jackson and Hudson, and a golden doodle named Murphy. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her children’s sports, reading, and spending time 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.
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.
Madison, Dental Assistant
Madison was born and raised in Canton, Ga. She attended the Dental Assisting School of Georgia and graduated in September of 2019. She began her career in dentistry here at Cherokee Children’s Dentistry in March of 2020. Madison loves working with children and teaching them new things along the way. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, going to the lake, and playing with her dog, Sadie.
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.
Tazeh, Dental Assistant
Tazeh has lived in Georgia her entire life. She attended Woodstock High School and graduated from Atlanta Academy of Dental Assisting. She loves working with children and teaching them every day dental techniques. She has two sweet puppies named Kooper and Kaia. She loves to travel and hang out with friends and family.
Emma, Front Office
Emma grew up in Waleska, Georgia. She currently resides in Woodstock, Georgia. She graduated from Etowah High School. Her career in dentistry started in Orthodontics and her love for working with children brought here to Cherokee Children’s Dentistry. She works with our front office team and enjoys interacting with the patients and their families as they arrive. In her spare time, you can find her with friends and family enjoying the outdoors.
Carly, Dental Assistant
Carly grew up in Waleska, Ga. She attended Cherokee High School and graduated from the Georgia school of Dental Assisting. Carly loves working with children and teaching them the importance of dental hygiene. She is currently enrolled at Georgia Highlands College so that she can pursue her dreams of becoming a Dental Hygienist. Carly has two dogs, Lady and Bonnie, which she adores so much. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going on road trips to explore new places.